Ta-Daaa! It took long enough, am I right? Seeing these photos, the before & after, I can't get over how much larger the room appears. If you missed Part 1 - the demolition and process, you may enjoy a look back.
I would love to share some of the details of the final product. We wanted to give a nod to the original period of the home, built in 1950, and so we went with chrome fixtures, white wood/trim and subway tile. However we did those things with a modern twist. For example we used a 16"x4" subway tile, and added the arabesque tile at the top. The granite top on the vanity also gave a more updated look to a vintage style.
You may remember we decided to eliminate the tub and install an over sized walk in shower with a bench and rain head fixture.
We saved space for a cupboard and spent months trying to find an affordable vintage metal medical cabinet or apothecary cabinet. Affordable was not going to happen, as these are very hot trends right now. We did manage to find a wooden kitchen cupboard, complete with built in cutting board. A little paint work, cutting out the door centers to add glass, and adding vintage porcelain wheels all managed to give us the look we wanted,
at a fraction of the price.
My favorite project piece in the room is by far the wall light I made for above the vanity.. When we decided to do this project this was the first thing I saw in my head. I had pieces of the tin in storage and just had to figure out how to make it work. After mounting the tin to a wood
back, routing it out for wiring and adding the industrial style
sconces, I held my breath as Chris connected it to the wiring in
the wall. Thank God it worked because we love it!
One other large piece of the puzzle was the bead board ceiling. It served two
purposes: another bit of vintage style, and also helped us blend the old ceiling with the area where we took out a wall and had no ceiling.
It felt good to finally add some little decorative touches to the room
once we were finished. A glass vintage towel bar that had no brackets worked perfectly with some doorplates, and I was happy to find the perfect sized little chrome laundry hamper to fit at the end of the vanity. Those little things that are forgotten until the end make it finally complete.
Who Am I?
I've tried it all..hair stylist/faux painter/stay at home mom/jewelry artist/late in life college student. Through all of those former "careers" I have had one constant passion.. a love of junk, flea markets and creating! It took me 30 years to find the courage do this full time and I have finally settled on what I'm going to be when I grow up!