Gerta and I are coming to an understanding- she can keep her tom-boyish ways, and I can spiff things up, within reason.
Dan and I decided to update our bathroom, since it's a room we both visit several times a day. :)
Here's a photo of what it looked like:
It was typical 1970's decor- dark, dark wood and trim, beige floral wallpaper, off-white linoleum floor covering that never looked clean no matter how much you cleaned it, etc.
At this point, we had already installed a larger medicine cabinet and the shelf unit over the toilet (seems we must have 'bathroom stuff' issues, and didn't have enough room to store all the stuff).
Thanks to all of Dan's talents with paint, wallpapering, installing flooring, new trim and accessories, etc., this is our 'new' bathroom:
Yay! Bright, white, clean, and cottage-y. Beadboard on the walls and the new cabinet doors Dan made. And I love the new floor... the new stick-em' tiles of today are awesome! 'We' even used them to cover the shelves.
Alas, my only contribution was choosing the wallpaper that was uber-cheap on sale. (Price was great, but Dan said it was a bitch to work with.) Oh, and giving Dan lots of moral support.
Gerta seems to approve of the new look- so far, no home disasters or dramas. Just goes to show you that even old-timers can like a new change.....