When we moved into Magnolia Cottage this earlier July, I realized that the downstairs bathroom was going to want a facelift sooner fairly than afterwards. While I completely beloved the vintage touches, like the clawfoot tub, the cast-iron apron front sink, and the beadboard, the room appeared slightly dated, primarily the discolored vinyl flooring.
Due to the fact we’re a navy spouse and children and we transfer normally, we’re leasing this residence, but fortuitously the home-owner is 100% supportive of all of my updates and assignments. Given that we’ve partnered with The Residence Depot in the earlier, I realized this could be a different fantastic collaboration if they noticed the same potential for this space that I did, and I was thrilled when I received the green gentle to go in advance with the challenge.
My initially stage when I’m planning a space redo is to build a record of jobs and prioritize what needs to happen to start with. The very first period of my strategy for this room bundled new paint on the walls and ceiling, updated lighting, a new mirror, and updated shelves for storage.
Period two consisted of new taps for the sink and clawfoot tub, a new shower curtain ring, a sink skirt, and peel and stick vinyl flooring.
As I picked out colors and finishes, I made a style board to make certain that all of my options would operate effectively with each other in this smaller space. I wanted to be confident to maintain the classic factors that reflected the age and character of the residence when updating the finishes and purpose for present day living. Considering the fact that the cast iron tub was previously black and white, I elected to use those colours along with a pretty pale blue (that reads white) on the walls and convey heat in by applying brass fixtures for the sink and tub.
First, I removed the moon cabinets, patched the nail and screw holes, and painted.
Future, I developed new shelves employing these excellent wooden corbels and stair treads painted white. I also extra hooks underneath for towels.
I acquired decades ago how to do straightforward electrical operate like setting up light-weight fixtures and changing switches. That knowledge has been invaluable. The new lighting and large, circular mirror created a enormous difference in the feel of the room, as did the Edison light bulbs that I employed in the brass mild fixture.
When the plumber arrived to install the brand new attractive, classic taps in the sink and tub, matters obtained even extra interesting. I definitely adore the brass fixtures we chose!
Just after dialogue with the homeowner, we resolved to employ the service of a skilled for this part of the job. Whilst my partner and I can adjust out a “normal” faucet, there is very little regular about the plumbing in a 100-12 months-previous house! The plumber even ran into some unanticipated worries, mainly because we all know which is how house enhancement tasks perform. At the finish of the working day we realized that almost everything had been accomplished competently and extensively, and would final for several years to appear.
I experienced begun to install the peel and stick vinyl flooring tiles just before the plumber came, but waited to finish the work about the pipes till he’d finished with the faucets just in case anything at all had to go. The tiles were so effortless to operate with. I could easily trim them with utility scissors to ensure a fantastic suit.
The flooring was the perfect finishing touch to tie every little thing jointly properly, in my feeling.
We’re all thrilled with the new glance of this small toilet and how it is now the two useful and beautiful. I can say with no a doubt that it is just one of my very favored space renovations ever. Quite a few many thanks to The Home Depot, my individual spouse, and Albert, our wonderful plumber, for serving to to make this room so attractive!