The house we live in was build in 1963, which apparently was some nadir in contractor’s taste.
The upstairs bathroom is pink. Bazooka bubble gum pink. As in:
The walls are covered in Bazooka bubble gum pink tile to about shoulder height.
The floors are covered in Bazooka bubble gum pink tile with gray grout.
The sink is Bazooka bubble gum pink.
The surrounding cabinet the sink is set into is formica in a hideous freeform swirling of about six shades of pink, the most prominent of which is, yes, Bazooka bubble gum pink.
The bath tub is Bazooka bubble gum pink.
All three wall mounted towel bars are Bazooka bubble gum pink.
The wall mounted soap dish above the tub is Bazooka bubble gum pink.
The wall mounted glass/toothbrushholder AND the wall mounted soap dish above the sink are Bazooka bubble gum pink.
The mirrored medicine cabinet has an enameled Bazooka bubble gum pink surface.
The toilet paper holder is pink.
The freakin’ toilet is Bazooka bubble gum pink.
The only surfaces that are not pink are the ceiling and the top four feet or so of the walls.
I truly cannot stand this any more. I never liked pink, but after a few years of facing this bathroom that dislike has turned to genuine hatred.
Mr. Strong says that redoing tiled walls, floors, and fixtures that are in perfect working condition and near-mink condition is an insane waste of money. He says that ‘someone with a real decorator’s touch’ could offset the horrible pink through wallpaper and towels and such in another color, overpowering, as it were, the Bazooka bubble gum pink with lashings of tasteful slate gray or moss green or something.
I say it would take Godzilla, Mothra, AND Rodan working in combo to overpower the massive PINKNESS of it all.
Is there any way to paint the wall and/or floor tile and get a reasonably good-looking and wearing result? Can something be laid over the tile? Like, oh, linoleum or vinyl or Pergo or whatever? (Not carpet, carpet in bathrooms is nasty.)
I’m afraid the pattern of the tiles (a mosaic of 1X1 and 1X2 inch tiles) will quickly ghost through any new flooring.
I’ve heard of bathtub refinishing – can they change the color? If so, would it work on the toilet and sink, too?
I’m willing to try just about anything. Right now my fall back plan involves a lot of “accidents” while performing calisthenics with a sledge hammer.