17 years of dirt gets washed away in an afternoon..

My mom came to visit today. I had expected the usual shopping/lunch/mani-pedi type of afternoon. This, however, was not to be.

Mom came in the house, went to the bathroom, and then sat down with a very serious look on her face. “Is there a reason your bathroom looks like that?” EEEEEEP!! I knew it would happen sooner or later!

Now, my mom just finished re-doing all 3 bathrooms in her house, and she was still in the bathroom fixing mood. This woman on a mission was not going to rest until I had a clean (and somewhat redecorated) bathroom.

So here is the before:

Yeah. Gross. I know. So we got to work.

In case you were wondering, this is what 17 years worth of dirt looks like. Feel free to judge me for not taking care of this earlier (Thank you, again, Mom, for the intervention!!)

So we spent all afternoon cleaning. We cleaned walls, the toilet, the shower, the floor, the sink, the windows, you name it, we cleaned it! I even cleaned all the grout between the tiles in the shower. Who knew the tiles were pink? I thought they were a weird shade of grey.

Then we got ambitious. I painted the window frame white, and Mom and I started to pull down that hideous wallpaper!

Then we went shopping (a special thanks to my dad for driving us in bad traffic, through a monsoon to get everything we needed!) We got new curtains, new towels and some “decorative elements”. Its looking much better!

I still have my work cut out for me. I want to pull down the rest of the wallpaper, and paint the door. I also want to get the walls painted as well. I’ll probably just paint them white for now so that we can change the color later if needed.

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