Capree K

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Capree Kimball is a design nerd and a dog-loving optimist with a penchant for collecting tin robots and gobbling up gravy-smothered biscuits. You… read more

Comments - 29th Avenue: A Dark and Dramatic Bathroom Makeover -- The BIG Reveal!

Michael on Mar 11, 2017:

I really like the look you came up with for your bathroom, great job. How high from the ceiling did you stop the tile and start the black paint? It looks like 4" to 6" if I can tell from the photo? Thanks!

ginger on Aug 19, 2015:

omg. just seeing this bathroom. going to copy it! you did an amazing job!!!!! thanks for posting this!

Malerie on Jul 25, 2015:

LOVE all of this! Question: do you like the cement tiles for your floor? I'm considering the same company but I can't decide if cement will have the look that I want. Is it good with moisture?

Amy on Jun 27, 2015:

Where did you get your shower curtain rings to match the rod? P.S. LOVE this design—great job!!

CapreeK on Apr 08, 2015:

Ooh, Dana!! I want to see pics!

CapreeK on Apr 08, 2015:

Hi Lynn! I am still very much in love with these cement tiles! One piece of advice: make sure you seal them super super well BEFORE installing. They will hold up much better that way and be easier to clean. Also, they need to be re-sealed about once a year after that. Hope that helps!

Lynn on Apr 08, 2015:

Hi! I love your bathroom design and am just wondering how you're liking the concrete tiles after living with them for awhile.  How are they holding up? Would you recommend cement tiles?

Your bathroom has been a big inspiration for me and I've chosen a similiar tile from the Cement Tile Shop, but am a little nervous to pull the trigger since I don't have experience with this kind of tile!

Dana L. on Mar 10, 2015:

I loved it so much I copied it! Same floor and wall tile, and I went with the alternate style of the gold Purist fixtures. I have a built-in tub so I opted for a new shower door with gold trim and installed a vanity for storage. I'm so pleased with it. Thank you for the inspiration and for provdiing such a detailed item list--that really helped.

Laurie on Feb 04, 2015:

I love the re-do especially the floor tiles. The one thing I would change is the shower curtain. The upper part of the room is too bare. You know how great the black and white striped towel looks in there, as you moved it to be in most of the pictures. That's the shower curtain this room cries out for. Black and white stripes.

Cheryl on Jan 28, 2015:

Especially love the shot showing your rich hallway wood floor as you enter the bathroom...your colours, patterns and of course the brass make it feel like a world unto itself.  Curious to know your thinking behind bringing the black ceiling paint slightly down to wall to meet the tile.  It's a small detail that really adds subtle interest.  Just discovering your blog through another favourite one...Smitten Studio.

CapreeK on Dec 15, 2014:

Thanks for all the comments, everyone!!

Tamara -- I love the tile we used on the walls and haven't had any issues with scratching!

Anonymous on Dec 15, 2014:

So beautiful! I love the floor tile and the Purist faucet from Kohler is one of my favourites, especially in that finish. Great work.

Stephanie on Sep 20, 2014:

Those floor tiles are jaw dropping. The original tub is wonderful. Glad you kept it.

Anonymous on Sep 19, 2014:

I love love love the black white and brass combo, but I absolutely hate that toilet and would be worried this design will be dated fairly quickly.  Overall though, great job, MAJOR improvement!

Anonymous on Sep 19, 2014:

I think this is the sexiest bathroom I've ever seen. 

Tamara on Sep 17, 2014:

I love how it turned out! I am doing a bathroom and about to buy those same wall tiles, were you happy with them? I saw a comment somewhere that they scratched easily, did you notice that? Thanks so much!

Desert Domicile on Jul 23, 2014:

Gorgeous! Stunning! Amazing! I can't think of any other ways to describe your bathroom makeover. I'm blown away and may or may not have pinned almost every image. So inspiring! Great job! :)

JGottlieb on Jul 02, 2014:

This bathroom is fabulous ...well done! Love the brass..just when one thinks brass is dated you single handedly bring it back in style.. way to go! 

CapreeK on Jul 02, 2014:

Thanks everyone!!

Megan M Gordon on Jun 20, 2014:

Thank you so much for sharing!  This is such an interesting product  combination!  Love the contmeporary lines of Kohler's Reve line matched with your vintage bath.  Love the personality, well done and thank you for the list of resources!!!

Mrs.McGuire on Jun 09, 2014:

WOW, that flooring and brass jewelry definately pop. I would't have thought to go that way. Your bath has an atmosphere that evokes an emotional response, I like that. I also like the mix of sleek modern fixtures with the clawfoot tub combined with the B&W scheme plus I like the unexpected black on the ceiling.

Jan on Jun 07, 2014:

Hi, I'm researching easy, inexpensive ways to refinish my small bathroom and love how it's mostly white but the black on the ceilings what a great idea! Makes the room look so much bigger. Getting rid of the huge vanity will help but don't know if it's tiled or not, probably not which means having to tile that space. I've been thinking about putting up silver or white tin tiles but may go for the black or pewter because the upstairs unit leaks so just patch up with drywall and cover the ugly texture and go for the darker wall color, gray or black. I wish I could paint my bathroom tiles a white and use a black grout pen to fill it in. Is it possible to paint over bathroom wall/floor tiles? Any suggestions for this single, 50yo woman condo owner? Love this blog!

dabney on Jun 01, 2014:

Capree - Nice job! It looks absolutely fantastic...

CapreeK on May 31, 2014:

Thanks for the comments, everyone! And, please, there is no need for personal attacks or snark here. Thoughtful, constructive comments are always appreciated, though! :)

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