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One bath down, one to go -- Vintage inspired guest bath remodel

posted by: kjo_tx on 12.14.2013 at 03:40 pm in Bathrooms Forum

Hey y'all! I'm a long-time lurker on GardenWeb and finally decided to get my act together and start posting. Me and my folks (God bless them!) are renovating and adding on to my Queen Anne Bungalow which was in really sorry shape when I bought it. I'll post some pictures of the exterior changes over at the Old House forum and link them together.

We've been working on the project for just under 11 months now which included a basically back to "studs" remodel where we've done all new plumbing, electrical, floors (unfort the original hardwoods were too far gone to refinish with nail head and the tongues all exposed) etc, but the first fully complete project was the guest bath! The house was an original 2/1 which we're adding on to to make a 3/2. The bath was in such miserable shape (indicative of the whole house) that the only thing holding the toilet up was the sewer pipe! Budget was around 3.5-5K and we kept right at budget.

Worst part of this project: Running to Home Depot every time we needed to pee! (One bath house)

So here's some reveal pictures...

Before and Progress:

Best way to remove the tub? Sawzall!

The room is already starting to look bigger!

That's not an optical illusion, yet the toilet is slanted... why?

Oh that's why! Who needs a subfloor or floor when the sewer pipe can hold the toilet up? We repaired all rot and damage and installed subfloor properly

Priming tongue and groove wainscotting

Starting to come together

Kerdi and Ditra oh my!

Floor in, shower wall tile going up

Salvaged dentil crown from another 100+ yr home that was demolished, love the detail in each piece

I enjoy tiling, especially the final details

Installing the glass



Looking into the bathroom


Vanity Wall

Toe and Groove 1x6 Pine Wainscotting

Towel Hooks - Restoration Hardware (Total Splurge but they bring together the glass knobs we have scattered around the rest of the house so well!)

Original 100+ yr window and casing. The crown at the top of the room came from a salvage yard in town and each dentil is an individual piece. Pain to paint, love the detail.

Original casing, new solid core MDF doors -- Every door in the house was completely destroyed and un-salvageable.

Salvaged crown moulding - it's got great character!

Porcelain floors - great marble look-alike, at 1/4th of the price and easier maintenance!

Frameless shower with glass tile floor

Glass tile floor - Tile was stock tile from Lowe's

Bathroom in relation to the rest of the house

Pottery barn swivel mirror... we needed something to go above the wainscot top rail.

Depth of the wainscot top rail... led to some issues finding the light and mirror, but looks so wonderful in the end!

Shower walls - Porcelain marble-look-a-like 12"x24" tiles, carrera marble border and white glass subway. Floor tiles and wall tiles all from Floor and Decor and under $3/sq ft.

(Preview of Kitchen to come.... still a work in progress on half of the kitchen in the new addition...)

Vanity: 45" Allen + Roth vanity from Lowe's with pre-installed sink and marble top
Faucet: $100 faucet from Overstock... can't remember which one
Mirror: Pottery Barn Kensington Wide Pivot Mirror
Light: Seagull light - don't remember the specific - ~$120 and chosen because it had a longer reach from the wall.
Floor Tile: Floor and Decor Carrara look-a-like, I think similar to this:
Wall Tile: Floor and Decor, similar to this:
Shower Floor: Lowes GLSEASHELLMOS mosaic

I'm looking forward to start the master bath and will keep everyone update was it progresses!


clipped on: 01.06.2014 at 02:25 pm    last updated on: 01.06.2014 at 02:25 pm