Oh yes, I bet you have all forgotten by now. It may have taken forever (the reveal, not the actual reno), but I am proud to say that I am finally ready to share the newly remodeled bathroom with you!
I posted about our bathroom here, but the general details are: it is very small (I literally have to take pictures from the hallway), it is the only bathroom on the 1st floor, and it is a full bath.
We started with a 1933, lavender & black tiled bathroom.
The contractors completed gutted the place, right down to the wood lathes.
Everything was plaster--at least 3 inch thick plaster. As a matter of fact, the contractors swore they would never take on a job like this again. The demo was back-breaking. (Believe me, I'm not knocking plaster. I like plaster. My husband loves plaster. He hates our new "sheet rock crap walls" as he calls them.
Are you ready?
I'm telling you for hours...days...hell...even weeks afterward, I would stand in the bathroom, look around & smile.
Honestly, I have to say my husband was wonderful about this whole project (less the sheet rock, of course). I have a tendency to get out of hand & act as though money is no object. He usually has to reign me in. This time however, he let me run. Oh a girl could get used to that!
I had a hard time deciding on what I wanted, but I knew I wanted beadboard. I also knew I didn't want a modern shower with glass surround (although the contractor tried to talk me into it), I knew it would never work in this old house.
I knew I wanted this shower curtain. It's Sophia, by Laura Ashley.
From the curtain, I picked a wall color. It seemed a no brainer to go with a Laura Ashley paint...Summer Nightfall.
Lots of back & forth about whether to go with a pedestal sink or vanity. Because the bathroom is so small, a pedestal sink seemed the logical choice. However, since this is the main bath on the 1st floor (where the master bedroom is located), we really needed the storage of the vanity. We ordered this KraftMaid baby.
Our biggest problem was the radiator. We thought we would remove the old radiator. Hubby went with measurements to the heating store and the salesman ordered us a new, smaller model. Of course, when it came in, it didn't fit. We wanted to scream.
It was too late at that point to do anything (like put a baseboard heater or put the heat in the floor). So we had to take the old, original, million-ton radiator (affectionately called, Old Ironsides) have it sandblasted & then powder coated. Needless to say, it went from ugly to somewhat attractive. (I wish I had a picture of its original state.)
I spent weeks trying to find something for this wall, with no luck. I kept thinking a painting or print was what I wanted. When I found this shelf on Etsy, I loved it & knew this would work perfectly. (I still need to play around with the shelf display though).
There she is. Before & After.
Our Cottage Bathroom.
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