The main floor bathroom remodeling was a slow train coming. From the floor to the ceiling, I hated almost everything about the bathroom when we bought it. It was dark and dated (not vintage). I liked that there was a bathtub but hated the wainscoting. The sink was rusted out and the hot water didn't work. It literally had a taped sign over the hot water faucet saying "no". The only light fixture came from a large, metal medicine cabinet with a unflattering light attached. And the floor was ugly vinyl that never felt clean. One day I decided I had to rip up the bathtub wainscoting to see what was underneath. It was a clawfoot bathtub! Unfortunately, it took us another two years to replace the floor and pluming to actually have a functioning bathtub and sink. It was the one thing I really wanted fixed before baby was born. We literally had the bathroom complete two days before I went into labor. But I was so happy to have it completed. Beyond being glad there was a sink in our bathroom, it was so wonderful to be able to soak in a beautiful tub after giving birth. It felt like heaven.
I painted my parents passport pictures from the 1970s. My dad hates that his picture is above the toilet. But I figured if you can't have a sense of humor with your art in the bathroom, where can you have a sense of humor?