Exposing my shame

This post is really really difficult to write. I have hidden this dirty little secret from so many people. I’ve even hidden it from myself but to be honest it’s not my only dirty little secret.  Below is my downstairs loo. It’s a disgusting cold space and I avoid it as much as possible. Really honestly I do. I will run upstairs to use the loo rather than go in there. Behind the mirror is window, which we inherited with the purchase of the house. Well a mirror is needed and so I just left it there. The fan doesn’t work. The pipes were boxed in to the floor but when we had the water company in to fit a meter they tore the bottom half off. I had left it exposed because I didn’t know what to do with it. Also I never use this loo and what you don’t see you often forget.  When my mom came to help me recover from surgery she sewed up a little “skirt” for it. I should have had her make one for the sink as the pipes under the sink are pretty gross too.  So this is what it looks like…

totsdiy comp

Here is what I dream it will look like! With the help of ratedpeople.com and the Tots100 I’m hoping my dream might come true. They’re running a competition and I’m sooo hoping I win!  The winning entry gets £2500 towards redoing a room of your choice.  The website connects you with quality local tradespeople- like the old fashioned yellow pages but better… and not on paper… and in colour.

totsdiy comp ratedpeople.com

I love the idea of a room w/ all white walls, sink and loo w/ a bit of colour on the floor. Then I think oooh I love the blue stripes on the wall and everything else white and crisp.  I think I’m leaning toward the white wall because I’m hoping that won’t date the room too quickly.  One of the things I worry about during this entire home remodel is trying to get the most bang for my buck. I don’t want to do a room in a style that is too now only to hate it in 5 yrs time. I’m hoping to go for more classic  and timeless looks. Which would you choose?

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  1. October 16, 2012 /

    Oh to have a downstairs loo *she dreams* lol! I think your loo truly deserves a make over! Love the blue striped wallpaper! Good luck with the competition! x

    • Lindy
      October 18, 2012 /

      Hahaha I am thankful that we have a downstairs loo but god it’s grotty!!!

  2. Joy
    October 23, 2012 /

    wow, if you want to boost your readership, just have an opening para that says ‘this post is really difficult to write. I have hidden this dirty little secret…’ Yep. That bathroom is pretty foul. But at least you *have* a second bathroom. I think you should just refer to it as the ‘outhouse’ for now, though:-)

    • Lindy
      October 23, 2012 /

      LOL Joy you’ve discovered my devious plan to boost my stats. I’ll be exposing another dirty little secret next week!