Yes! Finally! I know. It’s been a long time coming. The bathroom has actually been finished for quite a while but I was struggling with some silly perfectionism about finding just the right thing to put on the last wall and then I was struggling with getting the final photos to look the way I wanted them to. The truth of the matter is that I just don’t have the skills or the equipment to photograph this small and weirdly shaped little room and make it come out looking like it was done by a pro. But you know what? I’m over it. I want to show you the bathroom already! I absolutely LOVE it. I am so happy with the way it came out and there is just no reason for me to continue on in this ridiculous manner. . .
Here we GO!
Let’s go through the room one category at a time. . .
The Floor: I’ve already told you that we decided to keep the original flooring in this bathroom. I don’t love having a wooden floor in the bathroom but we fixed this one up in the least expensive way. We painted it. I do really love a painted wooden floor! If my husband weren’t here to stop me. . . there’s no telling what might happen to the floors in this house! It’s Benjamin Moore, Floor and Patio paint.
Color: Rich Brown. I had originally decided on a white floor – and then I
sobered up realized that a darker color makes more sense.
The Walls: If you saw the “before” and “during” posts about this bathroom, you already know that we removed the walls. Okay, we didn’t actually take the entire wall structure down – but we took out all of the old sheetrock and the plaster and lath that was underneath. We went right down to the studs. The new walls, starting from the floor and moving up, are 10″ custom baseboard molding made to match the moldings in the hallway outside the bathroom. Going up from there is real tongue and groove bead board and that is topped with more molding and a little shelf-y bit at the top. Altogether the treatment is 5 feet. All of that wood is painted white (it’s actually slightly off white). Sorry, I don’t know the name of that color. If you really needed to know, I could give you the paint formula though. . . Above the woodwork the walls are painted with Benjamin Moore’s Ocean Air. I’m not sure how it’s coming across on your computer screens but it is not just a plain light blue – it’s a tiny bit. . . aqua-ish? Sorry, I’m not good at that. I love the color though.
The Window: Ah, yes. The window. We have been so hesitant about replacing the windows in this house. I love the old wavy glass. But I also love energy efficiency. . . We have also known for a long time that any windows that we are going to be happy with – are going to cost an arm and a leg. Since this room only has one window we decided to go for it and use it for a test case for the rest of the house. I have to say, I would very much miss the old world feeling that we get with the wavy glass – but this new Marvin window is GORGEOUS. It really does fit in with our historic house. The window sill was handmade and copied from other windows in the house.
The Fixtures: Oh, how very exciting! Bathroom fixtures! The toilet and sink are both from Kohler. They are both white! They match each other! Yay!!
The Accessories: I decided to go with oil rubbed bronze as a finish in this bathroom. I have lusted after items (below) from a certain (very popular) catalog for years – and when this project came up, I decided that I would just go ahead and order them. They do look pretty in the pictures – but they could (and should) be SO MUCH sturdier. There were problems with pieces arriving broken and with missing pieces as well as some pieces just being kind of. . . crappy. They are okay for now but they won’t last. It was disappointing to say the least. The faucet (above) is Delta and it’s lovely.
The Decorations: You are aware of my love of the Red Cross symbol? You have seen this other project that I made? The collection that I have displayed here on the walls actually started with this piece that I bought on eBay last year. Then a friend found the blue box (next to the window) at a yard sale and bought it for me. The blue box and the green box (on the left) are actually still full of medical “stuff”. They are drop dead awesome. I think, of all of my collections, this is my favorite. I’m SO happy to actually have it displayed where I can see it!! I made the Red Cross sign that you see on the wall above the towels the same way that I made my Red Cross Box. I had to make a smaller version of the stencil – but it was the same procedure. The wood base for the sign is/was actually a salvaged shelf from a defunct wardrobe that we got rid of years ago. The big red plastic B was a Christmas gift from Mr. Social Media. . .
That’s what’s on the walls. If you’ve made it this far with me, I’ll show you a few before & after shots. You know, this bathroom has been basically finished for almost a year but I did not finish putting these decorations on the wall until this afternoon. This B has been leaning on the mantle in my living room since December. . . I love this blog!
You can see that things (the things involving plumbing) are generally in the same places that they were in before.
A little better, right?
I’m so happy that I’ve finally been able to share this room with you! This bathroom is currently my favorite room in the house. So pretty and clean! I’d LOVE to hear what you think! Please, leave a comment below and tell me how you feel about my first full room reveal!