Saturday, July 19, 2014

Bathroom Before and After

The main floor bathroom remodeling was a slow train coming.  From the floor to the ceiling, I hated almost everything about the bathroom when we bought it.  It was dark and dated (not vintage).  I liked that there was a bathtub but hated the wainscoting.  The sink was rusted out and the hot water didn't work.  It literally had a taped sign over the hot water faucet saying "no".  The only light fixture came from a large, metal medicine cabinet with a unflattering light attached.  And the floor was ugly vinyl that never felt clean.  One day I decided I had to rip up the bathtub wainscoting to see what was underneath.  It was a clawfoot bathtub!  Unfortunately, it took us another two years to replace the floor and pluming to actually have a functioning bathtub and sink. It was the one thing I really wanted fixed before baby was born.  We literally had the bathroom complete two days before I went into labor.   But I was so happy to have it completed.  Beyond being glad there was a sink in our bathroom, it was so wonderful to be able to soak in a beautiful tub after giving birth.  It felt like heaven.

I painted my parents passport pictures from the 1970s.  My dad hates that his picture is above the toilet.  But I figured if you can't have a sense of humor with your art in the bathroom, where can you have a sense of humor?

We tried to go as cheap as possible while still having it match the rest of our house. We got the pedestal sink from the Habitat for Humanity restore for $30.  The mirror is an antique my dad found at a garage sale for $5.   The rug is from a flea market for $20. Thanks for looking!

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