The "brown paint lovers" that used to own this house also liked painting tile and apparently the sides of bathtubs.
The other day I decided to take care of the bathtub in the main upstairs bathroom, which also serves as the powder room.
This is after I already started scraping the paint off:
Thank goodness I remembered to take this picture or you wouldn't have seen the ridiculousness.
This is what it looked like after:
I was seriously worried that in the middle of scrapping the paint off that there was something really wrong with the tub.
Obviously there wasn't.
These people need their head examined for covering up a perfectly good vintage tub.
Anyway, it looks soooooo much better now.
I thought I'd show you the rest of the bathroom while we're in here.
Before I show it to you, let me just say that the lighting is horrible and it's small so the pictures won't be that great.
Also, the idiots drywalled over the lath and plaster instead of taking off the original wallpaper. I hope to take it off one day and am hoping the wallpaper is still intact, because it's really cute. I found a sample when I took off the plug cover on the wall, because I'm nosey like that ;)
The other thing that irritates me is that the base of the sink that matches the tub is out in the yard, where they used it as a planter. God knows what happened to the sink portion. Ugh.
Here's the view when you walk in:
Original tile, towel rack and soap dishes.
The sink area:
And well that's it.
The walls when I moved in were painted a gross green color, so I painted it white with yellow trim. I'm not sure if the yellow will stay, but it's definitely a lot better than the green.
Hopefully one day I'll find that matching sink and maybe even the matching potty.
Wish me luck, because I think I'll need it ;)