When we bought our bungalow over six years ago, the bathroom looked like this
At the time, we had so many rooms to tackle that we did a half renovation of the bath, putting in a new shower, toilet, and wallboard. We laid new floor tile, but never finished cutting or laying the perimeter pieces. We never finished the floor molding, and we repurposed the old sink (I painted it turquoise) with the intention of someday putting in something nicer. Below is the point it was at as we entered 2010.
One of my New Year's resolutions was to finish this bathroom, and with my Dad's help I did it while Tyler was out of town eariler this month
The first thing I did was to rip out the old sink and finish the long overdue tile job and floor molding. With the help of my Dad, we moved the electrical plug lower down on the wall, so that I could house plug-in items inside of a cabinet.
I purchased components from the Lillangen cabinet system from Ikea to use as my sink base, and then I cut a piece of birch plywood from Home Depot for the top.
Again with my Dad's help (and a jigsaw), I shaped the top of the sink and cut a hole in it for the plumbing to fit through. I bought the marble sink on discount over five years ago, and the faucet is from Lowe's.
I wanted my new bath to be modern and uncluttered, but I also wanted it to be spa-like and pretty. I got inspired by this page from House Beautiful, march 2010
....and here is my finished bath
other notes about the bathroom....
- the wall cabinets above the toilet are modified versions of the Bjorken from Ikea
- the cabinet fronts are painted in enamel with Boucle from Pratt and Lambert
- the ring pulls are these
- the square abstract painting is inspired by this artist
- the birch sink top is finished with tung oil
- the light fixture is here
- the shower curtain is made from 6 yards of Calico Corners fabric (it was a splurge)
- the crab and fish ceramic tiles in the shower were painted, fired and installed during phase1 six years ago