I know I know. . . I’ve been a bad blogger. It has been a crazy busy summer. Thanks to all of you that poked me to let me know I was missed.
The last few weeks I have been working on my *UGLY* bathroom. It’s the last room to get a face lift. I knew exactly what I wanted to do, I just put off tackling the project. When I started there was heavily textured vinyl wall board on all the walls, impossible to clean. The floor was gray linoleum that I took up with a heat gun. I found hardwood underneath, but it was going to entail much more work than I was willing to do.
It’s such a small, space, better for remodeling, taking photos, not so much. I have seen larger walk-in closets.
The tiled shower, tongue and groove walls and window trim are all new.(Oops, I still need to get a plate for the electric box under the cupboard)
I took out the vanity, which as way to bulky for the small space but that left me with nowhere to put *stuff*. I have an awesome leaded glass cupboard I really wanted to use here. But after I got it hung (which wasn’t easy) it became obvious it was too big, bummed me out. So I had to resort to this lil cutie. I gave it a fresh coat of paint (Bone Folder by Martha Stewart). It used to have drawers but they were hard to open and I was afraid the cupboard would get pulled out of the wall. So I did what any crafty gal would do. . . I took out the drawers and used the open space for *stuff*.
The French soap and ironstone soap dish are from Christine Kuus (1871 farmhouse).
I love to use antique pieces to hide otherwise ugly things we use everyday.
I really wanted a wall sink, from the beginning. When I went to buy the new sink, I was afraid the walls wouldn’t hold the weight. So, I bought a pedestal sink. Lucky for me it didn’t work either because of the drain. There was a medicine cabinet, not a cool one, above the sink. It had to go. When I took it out I was able to check out the walls and discovered they were concrete and there is evidence there used to be a wall sink there at one point. So I got my wish. Just meant the plumber had to come back for the 3rd time. . .
I used to keep the shower curtain closed because this was such an eye sore. Now I love what I see. Did you know painters canvas drop cloths make good shower curtains? My mother in law has the original (I think) claw foot tub. I fully intended on using it in here. But when I got the old flooring up I realized they had cut the floor out under the tub because it sets lower than the floor. It could have been done, but it was way too much for me to do alone. I may still do it one day. Just not now.
There used to be. . . 3, yes 3 grab bars in the shower. Until the reno I used them to hold shampoo and other necessities. Now that they're gone I needed somewhere to set the *stuff*. So I hung the antique, homemade shelf that I added the schoolhouse hooks to for holding towels.
I found the sweet lil shaving mirror at a second hand store for a buck! The old coat rack came from an antique store in my home town.
Don’t you just love the old toilet tissue holder? I bought it a long time ago knowing I would want it someday.
I love my wall grate. There's a heater there. I replaced the louvered vent cover. As you can see it doesn’t fit exact. That’s a job for hubby. (The only thing he will have to do in the entire room). He hasn’t seen the new room yet. He’ll be home tomorrow. Hope he approves. And you can see the floor tile I chose. I remember these sort of tiles in the girls bathroom at my grade school. Brings back memories.
I’m so glad it’s done.
Hopefully there won’t be such a long gap in between blog posts. Hope everyone had a good summer. I’m lovin the fall weather. Not lookin forward to a cold winter. Welcome to all my new followers. Thanks to all for hangin out until I came back. ~d