Imagine my husband’s reaction when I told him, “Honey, I want to make a home video. Tonight. In the bathtub.”
Then came the kicker. “I’m trying to win a decorating makeover contest!”
Decorating. Makeover. Words every husband hates to hear. Total mood killer.
But if I win the Epic Room Makeover from Mandi at Vintage Revivals, he’ll be Mister Happy Pants because he won’t have to pay to make over our master bathroom. And it needs it.
I’ll admit, my bathroom has great bones. It’s big with tall ceilings and great light. But did you see that mural?
I’m looking for something a little more glam than gladiator. More serene, less Spartacus.
I’m sure someone paid dearly for this paint job. But it needs to go. My neighbors have told me that we’re the third set of homeowners to complain about the Ben Hur bathroom. But no one has ever tackled the makeover job. I guess it’s just been too daunting. But it wouldn’t be for Mandi and her team of sponsors.
Actually, I bet the other homeowners were a lot like me. They focused first on finishing those rooms that others would see, leaving the master bathroom last. Because after all, who sees it?
And that’s why it’s never been redone. Because guests rarely venture into the master bathroom. And that’s sad. Because at the end of a long day, don’t we all deserve a little sanctuary?
As I mentioned in the video, my bathroom needs a lot more than a paint job. But it sure would look good with a fresh coat and some stenciling from Royal Design Studio. These walls are going to take a lot of prep, too. The mural is textured, so there will be lots of sanding required. Are you listening, 3M?
In addition to the bad paint job, there are several DIY jobs that could be completed in my bathroom. I showed you those massive peepholes in the potty room. Here’s a closeup:
That must have been some big towel rack!
The top of the toilet is cracked, too, and it could use a new wax seal. If only I could get an assist from Lowe’s.
And speaking of Lowe’s, I hear they have great shower surrounds — no more soap scum, please!
And the shower grout and tile floor grout could use some freshening up. I think the official color now is “dirty,” even after I’ve mopped. Lowe’s, you have that covered, too, right?
Now, I’m not asking for Mandi to completely gut my bathroom, but it could definitely use some sprucing, updating and freshening up. Just imagine what Mandi could do in this room with some accessories from HomeGoods and Krylon spray paint.
And paint, don’t forget paint!
Let me sear this image into your eyeballs one more time.
Et tu, Mandi?
I know I’m confusing the Romans and the Greeks. It’s hard to concentrate in this hot mess of a master bathroom!
I really want this makeover. Isn’t that obvious? I put a compromising video of myself on the Internet. Isn’t that worth something?