"To remodel a building or room in a way that obscures or destroys key aspects of the original design."
The last link is from a blog, on a website, called The Old House Guy and is written by someone after my own heart. So much so that I've actually shed tears when he's describing what has happened to the old houses he features.
I don't know him, I just
stalk read his blog, because I'm a little intimidated by someone with that much knowledge on my favorite subject.
Today, I have just a little un-remuddling project, that's been a pretty easy fix.
The last owners thought it would be a fabulous idea to paint part of, what I think is, the original 1930s pink tile in my downstairs bathroom green along with the walls.
Within the first few months I was here, I painted the walls white and the window trim yellow, because it looked like a dark green hole in there and it was a quick fix.
My mom almost changed her mind about me buying the house when she saw the downstairs and this was one of the reasons.
I'm not kidding.
It was that bad.
I'm not as easily thrown though ;)
Eventually, I'll get to the rest of the scary part, but for now here's the tile that I had already started scraping today, before I grabbed the camera.
I'd been neglecting this room, until today when I got a bug up my butt to actually do something about it.
This is what I do when I'm bored and sick.
Anyway, I'm actually happy about two things...
That they didn't tear out the vintage tile
that they were dumb enough to use latex paint to cover it up.
Had they used something else, this would have been a much messier job.
I finished the top part today and I plan on finishing the bottom tomorrow.
Looks pretty good, huh?
I feel sooooooo much better knowing that I'm finally turning this bathroom around and I won't have to cringe every time I go into it.
I have a few other plans for it too and as soon as it's done, I'll be sharing it with all of you :)