I thought this was pretty funny...or maybe sad. I couldn't help but laugh. (And, thankfully my customer was laughing too).
I have a nice customer in Ardsley NY who just moved into their new home the day before. They want to redo their bathroom (as well as several other places) because they just couldn't live with this. I warned them that redoing bathrooms can be expensive, especially when the walls are plaster (as they are in this house).
So I walked in to see it and I couldn't stop laughing. It was clear that the original work was not wonderful, but OMG on the repair work. They couldn't believe it either. I told them, I had to take some pictures and blog about this.
This looks like the previous homeowner took the tile off and then reaffixed it on top. It's so bad that all you can do is laugh. Oh, and check out all that caulk on the bathtub. I've never seen anything quite that bad either. I'm not even sure if that is repairable at this point. We'll see.
They want to turn the bathtub into a bath/shower, but as you can see the plumbing is not set up correctly (or even on the right wall) so this may also be expensive to correct.
We found some nice neutral and larger tiles for them along with a fun border so I can't wait to see the end result on this one. But, this will be a while since they first need to take care of the kitchen. I should have taken pictures of that as well.
Lesson: When it comes to repair work, if you don't know what you are doing it's best to call in the professionals.