We started the New Year with a little bathroom rennovation project. It’s actually been finished for a couple months… except for an odd sized outlet cover, that just got cut and painted yesterday. The devil is in the details, you know.
Here’s another look before:
Here’s my dream bathroom Pinterest inspiration:
And here is our very own AFTER…
Now, for the tour.
To your left, you will find one of our sinks. It was a freebie from a plumber friend. We had to spend about $110 on antique hardware, paint, plumbing parts and a craigslist cabinet
Here are some before shots:
Next on the tour is my faviorite thing… the tub closet. This was the biggest challenge for us- what to do with the original clawfoot tub. My 6’3″ husband did not want to live with a free-standing tub surrounded by a shower curtain, and I did not blame him. But… BUT… what kind of person would I be if I got rid of the original clawfoot tub??? I just couldn’t do it. After much huffing, pacing, gnashing of teeth, etc, it dawned on us (Lance): put the tub in the closet. It actually fit and the plumbing from toilet and sink was so nearby that tieing in plumbing for the tub was no big deal!
Up next is our second sink (having two is convienient when 3 females and 2 males share 1 bathroom). We found it on Craigslist for about $50, I think. Fixtures included.
Other bathroom notes:
-Another splurge was updating the lighting. I will not put can lights in any other room of this house, but in the bathroom, it really made such a nice difference.
-Paint color is “Cabbage” by Valspar. I love it.
-Trim and celing color is “Decorator White” by Benjamin Moore
-Tile is from Lowes online. I think it was around $3/ sq foot
-Towel hooks and rods are from IKEA
– We did all of the work ourselves (except for electrical)
Final Thoughts: This was quite a project. Our first complete bathroom renovation, I’d say, was a complete success. The space is 100% usuable and not wasted, like before. It is bright and cheery. I think I pulled off a vintage look that hopefully will be timeless, helping us to avoid another remodel. New materials: wall tile, floor tile, shower, lighting, towel hooks and rods. Old materials: sinks, tub, sink cabinets, storage cabinets, medicine cabinets, lighting, accessories and decor.
Thanks for follwing my bathroom saga.. for us, it was worth the wait.