Embarrassingly True Story: A Bathroom Break of Trust

Embarrassingly True Story: A Bathroom Break of Trust
Better After reader Virginie’s bathroom was a tad bit awkward, with the corner sink and such, but that’s nothing compared to the most awkward bathroom I’ve ever been in.  That honor belongs to the restroom at the Taco Bell in Globe, AZ.
I made a much needed pit-stop there a couple weeks ago, and discovered to my horror that none of the stall doors had locks.  Not broken locks. No locks. Whatsoever.  And I happened to be in the handicapped stall, so there was no way of holding the door closed whilst taking care of business.  I got walked in on twice!  Just total strangers swinging the door wide open, charging halfway into the stall before discovering me in my shame, hands over my face, profusely apologizing.  “I’m sorry!  I’m sorry! There’s no lock!”  I exclaimed.  “No lock!”
Stupid Taco Bell.
Anyway, enjoy Virginie’s awesome bathroom makeover.  I’m going to go die of embarrassment again.

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  1. October 2, 2012 / 2:38 PM

    Looks great.I just don’t understand why so many bathroom redo before pic’s have the seat UP?! WHAT IS UP WITH THAT? PLEASE PEEP’S PUT THE SEAT DOWN!!!!!!!!!

  2. October 2, 2012 / 2:39 PM

    Very clever way to handle an awkwardly shaped room! I’ve made a note to self to avoid Taco Bell in that area. ~ Maureen

  3. Anonymous
    October 2, 2012 / 3:08 PM

    Seriously, no locks on any of the stalls????!!!! Hope you expressed your displeasure to the management.

    Bathroom reno is fantastic!!


    PS six3design has it right – if you are going to show your toilet, put the seat down. In fact, ALWAYS have it down if not in use!

  4. christie
    October 2, 2012 / 3:12 PM

    have fun dusting that!! i dont care if the seat is up or down… looks great!

  5. Anonymous
    October 2, 2012 / 3:13 PM


  6. Anonymous
    October 2, 2012 / 3:15 PM

    Weeellll “Before” you don’t much care about the seat being up because you hate the space. AFTER you see it and think oh that doesn’t match the new pretty room so you put the lid down haha.

  7. October 2, 2012 / 3:20 PM

    Oh I love it. I hope she considers continuing it on the wall on the other side of the sink. Seriously, though, what an oddly shaped room.

  8. October 2, 2012 / 3:45 PM

    ha! i know that globe bathroom. too funny.

  9. October 2, 2012 / 3:52 PM

    I love that you share so many personal stories. They are always funny which brightens my day though I’m sorry they are at your expense!

  10. October 2, 2012 / 4:27 PM

    Ha! I know exactly what that feels like….shudder….
    And what a lovely bathroom makeover. I have a small half bath downstairs with a strange shape (under the stairs) and think this may be the perfect way to redecorate. Thanks for the inspiration!

  11. October 2, 2012 / 5:19 PM

    Ooh, pretty. I want to know more about the capiz looking frame around the mirror. I need to frame out a mirror myself. I could care less about the lid up before pics. As long as they’ve been flushed, so what? I think we’ve all seen the inside of a toilet before.

  12. October 2, 2012 / 6:50 PM

    As I read and scrolled down my reaction was: OMG! It’s fabulous.

  13. October 3, 2012 / 1:08 AM

    Ahhhh! Globe Taco Bell! I walked in on one of the workers then came out and got kiley and she guarded the door for me. LOVE the makeover bathroom!!

  14. stephbo93
    October 3, 2012 / 4:13 AM

    That’s a gorgeous re-do. Love the whatchamacallit stuff on the walls! I beg to differ about the most awkward bathroom, however. That honor belongs to a public bathroom on the north shore of Oahu, HI. It had five stalls but not one single bathroom door. Not. One. It was my recurring nightmare come to life.

  15. October 3, 2012 / 9:34 AM

    😀 Those stories of embarrassing moments are so funny 😀 You made mi morning better! and redo is great, white is always the best color for small spaces.

  16. October 3, 2012 / 10:53 PM

    There’s nothing like a full out bathroom barge in. I like to remind myself that guys seem to have no problem with using urinals right out there in the open…

  17. October 4, 2012 / 6:32 PM

    i love the new bathroom look! How did she do it? I dont see a link to her blog.

  18. October 4, 2012 / 9:05 PM

    What an awkward shaped room. Love the reading material in the before shot, lol.

  19. October 6, 2012 / 5:37 PM

    That’s what you get for eating at Taco Bell. haha (Sorry, but I hate that place.)

    Sometimes I “need to use” the one-holer bathroom at work instead of the big one with all the stalls, and I’m always afraid the door lock will fail and a coworker will walk in on me. ::shudder::

  20. Anonymous
    October 23, 2012 / 9:13 PM

    OMG, I know exactly which bathroom you’re talking about! I used to live there (there, I said it!) But I’ve moved on to bigger and better things now…I love this makeover and it just gave me great ideas for our remodel. Love your blog, keep it up!

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