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Saturday, April 21, 2012

Kids' Bathroom Renovation


Well, our 4 kids are older now and prefer to shower.  So, we made a decision to remove their bathtub and install a walk-in shower.  
The bathtub is out and the dam is built.
The toilet is out and the floor tiles are in.
Down comes the old wallpaper that covered the walls for over a decade.  It's difficult to believe I chose that wallpaper!
 New plumbing is installed.
Former pedestal sinks are out and the new double vanity is in.  The vanity is actually a Home Goods purchase, perhaps a couch table or an island?  My husband cut holes in the top for the two sinks.  He was able to shorten the depth of the first and last drawers to preserve partial storage in those drawers.

 Now comes the FUN part....finishing touches.

 Drawer handles are convenient for hand towels.  There's plenty of storage on the bottom shelves.  I store extra white towels, bars of soap, toothpaste, first aid items and cleaning supplies.  Our former pedestal sinks provided no storage space, so I'm loving this new unit.
 We purchased the glass sinks and stainless steel fixtures from Lowe's.  
 We hung bead board and an old window frame we had fitted with double mirrors.  
 My husband built a simple little shelf at the bottom of the mirror WHICH I LOVE!  The shelf is perfect for a candle or fresh flowers.
We installed the same marble tiles for the floor and for the shower walls.  We opted for a glass block shower wall instead of a sliding door.  It's modern, open, and easier to clean.
I purchased this hook/rack at an antique shop long ago.  I love the chippy paint and scroll detail.  I knew I would find the perfect place for it someday.  
The kids hang their bath towels on the hooks.  Much easier to use than a towel bar which requires constant towel folding.
A clock above the toilet.
A feather wreath on the door.

Fresh flowers!

My husband began "demolition" in January 2011.  He miraculously completed the project in a couple of months with plenty of time to spare for Fifi O' Neil's visit in July 2011.  You can find our home and this bathroom featured in the March 2011 issue of Cottage Style Magazine. (Photos by Mark Lohman) 
Here's a peek:
 Welcome to our journey....


ShabbyESP said...

Nice bathroom I love it!!!
Love the mirrors and the sink vanity.
I love the whole bathroom!!!
Suzann ~xoxo~

Roberta said...

Wow Cindy!!! Love the sinks, vanity and glass block shower. Gorgeous!! xoRoberta

Anonymous said...

Hi Cindy, I'm so happy to have found your blog and home! Someone posted pictures on Facebook, and had to come check it out! It's just beautiful, Marcia

Julie Ann said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!!

shabby chic og lavendel said...

Really lovely!!

Shannon said...

I love your bath! what kind of fabric did you use to skirt the vanity?

Cindy@Cutepinkstuff said...

Hi, Shannon. Your comment doesn't have a link, so I'm hoping you can see this reply: I used a natural muslin remnant for the vanity curtain.

Shower Doors Nassau County said...

Jealous! Your chipped away towel hanger gate thing is so cool. Its antique and has that classic feel. Great job overall, would LOVE to see more.

-Irwin Zinkin

TomKinley said...

Better info on your blog than what I have seen so far elsewhere. Thanks for sharing and... Keep up the good work. I know from experience it's not always easy! :-).

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Absolutely nice and beautiful!!!!

Tonita said...

Love your new bathroom and those sinks are awesome. At first they seemed so modern but with the vintage touches and your creative eye you pulled it off just beautifully. Love all the little touches, like the rusty can to hold flowers and the tiny shelf under the mirror. So sweet and adds big charm to your bathroom.

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