The beginning of our DIY guest bathroom renovation {my bathroom as a kid!}

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Do you share a bathroom with your spouse? I did until recently. Neither one of us share very well and between you and I, he is worse then any 16 year old girl getting ready for a date. So he agreed to move out. That is, into the “pink” bathroom. He said, “how am I suppose to take a shower in that pink thing?”. Well honey, I don’t know.

1970's old pink outdated bathroom

This bathroom is the original bathroom from 1970 and it has yet to be updated.In fact, this use to be my bathroom 24 years ago when I was 16 getting ready for dates! Yes, I had the counters in this bathroom lined with cans of Aqua Net and curling irons.  Would you believe me if I told you I had really big hair?

Big hair photo multigenerations living under one roof

No wonder why my dad was always looking at me funny when I was in high school! I look like a crazy person who stuck my finger in a light socket! Do you know how many cans of Aqua Net I would use on a daily basis to get my hair to stick up this high? I remember like it was yesterday, teasing my hair in this bathroom. Now my husband spends the same amount of time doing his hair…….in the pink bathroom! 🙂

After a little convincing, he agreed to move in if I managed to get rid of the pink tub. So I took a sledge hammer and thought I would see just how “solid” the pink tub was. That didn’t go so well as I didn’t even make a dent. I took a crow bar and a hammer and removed most of the pink tiles and thankfully, my dad called in some big guys to demolish the rest.

1970's old pink outdated bathroom

Here is the picture after everything was removed.

DIY 1970's old pink outdated bathroom

Pictures of the closet and shower to come soon!


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  1. How funny the big hair photo is . I have some of myself with the same hairstyle, it made me smile. Yes, I agree why our parents looked at us funny. What a lot of work it was styling our hair everyday. Can’t wait to see what you do with the pink bathroom.

    1. Glad my big hair made you smile 🙂 Everytime I see that picture I laugh !

  2. only one thing to say:
    HOLY COW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    my mom used to call that the “Jersey Fuzz Monster” hahaha! And believe it or not, I did not have one. I had spiral curls down to my butt in high school! No aqua net 🙂
    But oh, those were the days.

    Bet your pink tile had an aqua net glaze all over it, petrified over the years

  3. I didn’t grow up in the U.S and had no clue that this was the style back then, That is some crazy voluminous hair – too funny. Love your site!

  4. Uncle Son sure is a good sport about all these updates!

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