I will show you some before pictures so you can see the transform....
|The tub looks pretty good, so we are keeping it, but the plastic tiles gotta go!|
|Very small area for a sink, and I want to keep the cute side closet!|
|The floor has black paper and glue stuck on it, yuck! Hope the mortar will stick to it ???|
|Hudson & Mom helping out|
|Hardy panel getting installed|
|Starting to lay tile floor....|
|Uh-oooooo, this is where something went terribly wrong.....What brings up glued floor paper? Mortar does!!!!|
|Let's try again after the great Scrape and clean up!|
|This is going to be our sink, an antique sewing machine cabinet. Wait for it, wait for it......|
|The sink hole is cut, tiling the top to match the shower stall.|
I will spare you all the details of the trial and errors that I faced. Unlike the rest of the house, there was no immediate need to have the bath finished, so it took some time to complete, worked on it when I had time and or supplies. I still have some tweaking to do. The faucet is too short and I need to touch up some paint, but for the most part, it is DREAMY....
I used reclaimed wood from this house to color match the glass tiles. I placed them in random order and wanted a distressed look. The tiles start just above the wood for a visual effect. It might be too much for some, but I like it.
Here is the sink in place.It had to be tiny and I wanted to keep the closet. I used an antique light that looked very nautical. I still need some more light in the room, so I may as something else. I kind of like the softness in there.
Subway tiles are not easy to install......but they looked great paired with the glass tiles.
Here is my little port hole with a fish trying to swim in!
I adore this reclaimed lumber look, and it isn't hard to do. Just don't try to figure it out too much, it is like a creative puzzle.
The shower curtain is very cute, but it hides the pretty tile.
For the threshold I used some hand made tiles by my good friend Fran Newquist, a fabulous Potter. I want more of these Fran!!! They are so fun to work with. Thank you!
Toilet paper trouble...no where to put a toilet holder, but wait, when you shut the door, it is right there and easy to grab. Perfect!
|Closer view of the sink.|
I always love the learning process involved in these DIY projects. I am not a pro, but I take pride in what I can accomplish. Thanks to Mom for motivating me when things weren't going as planned. Whewww, now onto other projects.