Thursday, July 5, 2012

1 bathroom. 11 people.













This was the finished product when my husband remodeled our bathroom four years ago. Clean and practical with a little bit of cute.

Since that time, our family has grown to 11-- and this is still our only bathroom. {We're praying and planning on adding another in the near future...}

You can imagine the amount of use and abuse it's been put through, which is why hubby will once again be freshening up the latrine this summer.

New coats of paint, refinishing the hardwood floor, new fixtures, and new blinds.

The paint, stain, and hardware have already been bought and are in the closet. This project will be underway on Monday of next week. I can't wait.

My favorite part of the bathroom?

Of course, it's the "Wash Your Hands" sign.

Unfortunately, the ones who need to see it the most are the ones who can't read yet...

8 comments:

Susan said...

When we had only 1 bathroom, my kids were hitting adolescence. I set up 'stations' for them with wall mirrors, their toiletries, brushes, etc. The bathroom was only for business!
I would recommend putting a sink in your garage, if it's plumbed. That's really handy, too!

AKA Jane Random said...

Whoa! Susan's idea is really good.

Mrs. Reverend Doctor said...

I feel guilty for complaining about 5 of us with 1 bathroom! After finding out the price for a new septic, permitts etc. we came to the conclusion that buying another house was cheaper : (

Piece-of-Cake Parent said...

LOL! The ones who need to wash can't read. I have a pump of hand sanitizer for quick bathroom trips for my kidlets.

A Lil Story said...

I love the sign! I ask the "did you wash your hands?" question about 30 times a day- and I only have 3 so far :)

csmith said...

We have a family of 9, 6 of them girls. We have one, very tiny, bathroom. We are about to close on a house with FOUR bathrooms. I am so excited! My mom was asking me about the new house, what color is the paint?, what are the floors like?, what about the trim? All I could say was, "I don't quite remember, but it has four bathrooms." LOL!

Nikki said...

We are a family of 11 with ONE very tiny bathroom as well. I would LOVE to have a second bathroom or at least an outhouse. :)

Natasha said...

We are a family of four with one bathroom and I will stop complaining now. Thank you!

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