This is what the bathroom looked like when I first bought the cottage.
Note the lovely wallboard on the lower half of the room. I've said it before and I'll say it again: WALLBOARD MEANS SOMEBODY'S HIDING SOMETHING!
Indeed, such was the case here.
Also note that miscellaneous crap strewen about the room was there from the start, abandoned by the previous owner. Some of the more interesting items include a paint sprayer (in the tub) and a faux-radiator-looking space heater.
Beautiful pipes there, aye?
I suppose one could say they add character.
I sure hope they do, cuz I'm NOT removing them. There's no room in the wall behind. (It's a "short" wall.)
The plaster which I removed from the lower section of these walls filled AN ENTIRE truck bed, which I subsequently hauled to the dump.
(I heart the dump!)
Gotta love that old cast-iron sink.
Maybe I should put it in the garden and plant flowers in it?
(The toilet's already outside, and it might be lonely.)
Aaaaaaaaaaaaaand, we have drywall!
Those silly pipes are such camera-hogs... I think the window is getting jealous.
In the next episode of the bathroom chronicles, we shall have paint, a new light fixture, a re-painted clawfoot tub, and a tile floor!
Postscript: Can you guess why I need The Bean Scene? It's elementary, my dear Watson. I have no place to pee. (Of course the obligatory coffee that I buy with every visit is a cunning reinforcement of the cycle... but what to do?)