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(Mostly) Finished: The Smallest Room in the House

June 22, 2013

It’s that time! Time for the final update on our bathroom redo.  It was actually finished quite some time ago, but there were little things here and there that needed to be done (and still aren’t, but more on that later).  And then I had to make sure my camera battery was charged and working on a day when the bathroom was sparkling clean.  I took some pictures this morning and I am ready to share, imperfections and all, because, really, I think it looks quite wonderful and I am very proud of the space and thankful to my Dad for all of the hard work he put into (and my Mom and John too) the project.

Let’s dive right into the photos!

bathroom after shot

bathroom after 2

Key words: vintage, chrome, white porcelain, glossy black, hexagon, subway, plants, cleanliness.

plant in the bathroom after

vintage sink bathroom after

vintage sink chrome

chrome sink pipes

My dad found this wonderful vintage sink at Restore for just over $30.  We fell for it instantly; it just seemed to fit perfectly in our new bathroom.  And, AND, the sink just happens to have the same detailing as our existing toilet.  We were originally going to replace the toilet because it seemed too large for the space, but after discovering how perfectly it matched the sink, we decided we must keep it! The space was really opened up by using a wall-mounted sink and the toilet no longer feels cumbersome.

sink detail porcelain

vintage toilet detail

shelves above toilets

floral shower curtain

shower subway tile

subway tile bathroom

As you can see in several of the photos, we painted the trim in glossy black, we also painted the back of the door and I love the way it turned out.

glossy black bathroom door

As with all things in life, as much as I love the way the bathroom looks, it isn’t quite done.  I would like to get a new doorknob, perhaps porcelain or porcelain and chrome.

porcelain and chrome

At some point I would also like new pot light fixtures in the ceiling.

ceiling light

We also installed a porcelain light fixture above the mirror, but have not found a shade yet.  I have been looking for a turtle style glass shade, of which there are many, but it has to be the right size.

bathroom light

We also still need to find something to put our toilet roll on.  For now it sits here and there, anywhere within reach.

And there you have it.  Our new bathroom and our first renovation in our new house.  The window in the bathroom faces north and always creates a nice calming mood and I am very happy that the smallest room in the house is looking so lovely.


6 Comments leave one →
  1. Pete & Mom permalink
    June 23, 2013 7:07 am

    It looks beautiful!! You all did a great job. Love, Mom & Pete

    • June 23, 2013 7:35 am

      Thank you! I can’t wait for you both to visit some day and see the rest of the house 🙂 Love you!

  2. sue domis permalink
    June 24, 2013 9:51 am

    Beautiful job Joanie, John & Dale!

  3. September 22, 2013 1:27 pm

    Your bathroom is providing great inspiration for our remodel! Can you let me know where you purchased your shower curtain? thanks!

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