Monday, October 31, 2011

The Carriage House Bathroom Reveal...At Long Last

I won't lie.  There are still a few touch-ups, but nothing that you can tell from the pictures.  It's just me being super anal about things that probably no one else would notice.  Maybe my mother did rub off on me.  Hmm.  Anyway, here it is (drum roll please)...

You might be thinking that it looks a tad stark.  It does.  Originally I was going to paint it BM Woodlawn Blue which is what I painted the main room.  But, different light equals different look, and in the bathroom that color looked like a pastel Eastery color.  It also made the Travertine look pink.  No bueno.  I couldn't decide on a color and we had to move in so I just went with good old white.  We were going to use the original cast iron tub but it had a crack so we bought a new one.  We added (new plumbing/electrical/plaster) bead board, new vanity, toilet, fixtures, light and voila.  I would have liked to have switched the vanity to sit on the wall across from the toilet but there wasn't a lot of room and it would have cost a lot more to move the plumbing around.  We bought the little white cabinet off of Craigslist.  It's a little cramped there but we needed storage so it's functional.  It still needs a pop of color other than the shower curtain.  I'm taking an oil painting class right now and am working on something that may (or may not) work.  Either way it's probably going up just so that I don't have to look at a blank white wall.  

Just in case you forgot what it looked like before...enjoy!


  1. well it certainly looks a thousand times better than the before, doesn't it? :-) Great job!