when i look at the before and after, i sometimes wonder what all the fuss was about, as they aren't dramatically different - if you exclude the peeling plaster, bulging moisture-ridden walls, cracked tile, exposed lathing, and jury-rigged garden-spigot-as-shower of the original 1925 bathroom:
|but oh, i loved that deep wonderful cast iron tub|
after living with this arrangement on and off for 30 years, it was time for a change. we basically kept the period style (read: subway tile and mosaic floors) with a few marine-inspired touches, like shiplap-style wainscotting and a salvaged overhead light. we also incorporated storage where ever we could, which sadly meant doing away with the pedestal sink. we have very few, very small closets, so anywhere we can add storage, we do.
even if that doesn't appear to be the case
our contractor, d's cousin, custom built
and finished the shelving
|trim tile from ebay|
home depot marble 12X12 tile
cut down to 6X12 subways
|light fixture salvaged from second chance|
while the budget for this bathroom was necessarily higher than that for our portland bathrooms because we had to hire a contractor, we tried to keep costs in check by bargain shopping. yes, this meant lots of made-in-china, big box purchases. sigh. home depot and ikea have me in their pockets.
|rainshower head not shown, because nobody |
needs to see our heinous shampoo caddy
|home depot mosaic and subway tile. |
stock - who knew?
|h checking out the craftmanship|