How I Took on the World’s Ugliest Bathroom and Won!


I recently remodeled the world’s ugliest Bathroom (see before and after pix here). I wish I could say that I did it single-handedly. Unfortunately, my home improvement expertise does not extend to foundational issues and rewiring plumbing. The tub and toilet were both sinking and I had no choice but to call in reinforcements (a big shout-out to my beloved BF, darling twinnie, killer contractor and adorable plumber!).

Still, deciding upon the aesthetics was no small feat for a woman who can barely dress herself. All I knew was that I have always wanted a clawfoot bathtub, and that I was dealing with a windowless room of 45 square feet. Ikea took care of the rest, but I am still flabbergasted that it turned out the way that it did.

The whole process made me much more sympathetic towards people with remodeling woes, so please share your stories and your input.

3 Responses to “How I Took on the World’s Ugliest Bathroom and Won!”

  1. annelise says:

    I just discovered your blog and LOVE your bathroom makeover! The tub, especially, looks fantastic.

    Once upon a time, I also had a pink and blue bathroom (, but I was a renter and there wasn’t a ton I could do other than move ASAP!

  2. amy says:

    Hi Annelise,

    Thanks for the positive feedback. The resemblance between our bathrooms is almost uncanny! Do you think the respective owners worked with the same interior designer? or was that considered hip once upon a time?

  3. Jessica says:

    Fantastic!! I have small spaces in my apartment too, it’s such a challenge to re-do them…I love what you’ve done with this bathroom!

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