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Bath Remodel, During, Suggestions/Advice?

by on Jan 23, 2007

Hi There!  Some of you know I have a whole house to remodel, affectionately named “Former Carnie Crackhead Foreclosed” house.  (I hope no one thought I was the crackhead….ha!)  2nd floor bath is the first room I am concentrating on.  I think I now have a fairly clear image of the expected results.  I am not a designer, but a handicapped-like DIY’er.  (Handicapped cause I seem to have to screw up alot before I finally get it good….plan J or K just gotta work!).

I posted a few pics but left links to more in case you want to see them.   (If anyone has suggestions on how to post better or posting pics, please share).  Nearly most in pics is either simulated,temporary or still untouched.  Most in this house is original to 1934.  House really was neglected for about 50 years and in some ways that was good…preserved under 98 coats of paint, etc.

I am restoring house to 1930’s country urban beachy cottage…Is that too complex or ecelectric?  Bath is really small, like 4.5′ X 5.5′.  Wall behind toilet curves to make headroom for a man 6′ standing in front of toilet.


Entrance to 2nd flr bath atop stairway:  Curved plaster wall but may not be in shot,  unstripped door/frame (strip to distressed finish w/ some bare wood & restore hardware), only tinted primer but thinking pale blue-green like tuquoise tint.  (DIY Maven Rosie..I’ll go to the paint preview program now) 😉

 Bathroom with cabinets removed and wall exposed.

“Vanity” Area:  Simulated vanity 24″ W X 12″ D X 30″ H, Simul. recessed medicine cabinet (country look), adding 2 gang electrical wall box, new recessed wall cavity shelving (grren tinted glass shelves?), sink? (vessel or above counter or wall mount on/recessed into a “vanity top”?, temporary light fixture, black hole in wall is heat supply duct which I restored & painted black.  Having original grills sandblasted to bare metal & I’ll clear finish for a brushed metal look.


 "A Small room with Cupboard"

 New beadboard wainscoting in white but I dislike white so will tint off white/almond, add shallow wall plate shelf to top of beadboard, toilet will replace w/ almond/bisque, trashed oak floor I plan to give a wash of paint to give extra water protection since bath (color?). baseboard match to existing house.



Inspirational Piece, my grnadma’s as is…wood/glass serving tray:  Colored illustration of street scene in Miami, 1950’s w/ Cuba influence?  Lots of blue-greens and terra cotta colored roof toles which I love.

A painted tray of a city street sitting atop the lid of a toilet in a bathroom.

More pics:  (having a difficult time making clickable links so only one now.)

Tub & exterior window:


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