I think everyone has a favorite room and not-so-favorite room in their house. A couple of weeks ago, I did a Room Reveal on my favorite room in my house. Today’s post is on my least favorite room.
We made an offer on this house before I even saw it in real life. The Mister fell in love with this house on line the first day that we found out we were being transferred. I was not quite as smitten, to say the least. The house was pretty but it was really old and needed a lot of work and denero.
When the Mister arrived in Boston, our realtor showed him the house the first weekend in town. He called and told me he was more in love than ever. I asked him to look at some other houses -preferably ones that were built in the past 50 years. He took my advice but his heart still belonged to this house.
I flew out from Texas a couple of weeks after our offer was accepted. It was finally time to see my new home.
We met the seller’s realtor, Betsy, at the house. As we pulled up to the house, I, too, fell in love. I could finally understand the Mister’s passion.
We walked in the front door and Betsy closed it. She began her tour opening the door to the left of the front door in the vestibule. I assumed it was the coat closet. Silly me. To my surprise, it was the powder room. I think Betsy saw my shock and said that in the old days it was customary for the powder room to be located right next to the front door, so the ladies could make a stop in there to check their make up and hair before entering a party. Not so sure I believe this one, but I smiled, nodded, and proceeded to give the Mister my customary dirty look.
Not only does the location of the room bother me, the size is a challenge as well. I subconsciously find I hold my stomach in when I’m in there so I can close the door.
There it is. 5 steps away from being an out-house.
Before pics… torn wallpaper and icky tile.
The bane of my existence.
On to the Room Reveal…
I had this Thibaut wallpaper installed in my powder room in Texas six months before we were transferred. I loved it so much I used it again. We replaced the tile with beadboard.
New potty and …
I am still waiting for shutters that I ordered for the window. The floor is eventually going to be replaced. The Mister just doesn’t know it yet.
The powder room may not be my favorite room in the house, but it’s getting there.
No more potty posts for awhile. I promise.
Hope your week is filled with sunshine!