Before + After: Attic Bathroom

I am SO excited to share the bathroom addition with you, it’s been my favorite part of this entire process.

When Vito first came to me with the idea of squeezing a bathroom in the attic dormer, I was skeptical, but quickly jumped on board and never looked back. I immediately pictured myself bathing in an antique clawfoot tub. YES. LETS DEFINITELY PUT IN THAT BATHROOM.

The boys were able to open up the drywall to the collar ties, exposing the peaks that gave the space much more headroom, and a more open feeling overall. I decided to keep everything pretty neutral to give the black painted clawfoot tub it’s time to shine.

To refresh your memory, here are some preliminary photos of the space:

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The bathroom is just to the right there, where you see the opening

 

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Rough plumbing for the tub (left) and toilet (right)

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While the boys worked on framing, plumbing, and prepping the space, I took on the job of refinishing the tub. We scored this baby on craigslist for $100. It was in pretty good shape considering it’s age; the porcelain was a bit worn inside but it wasn’t anything that made me want to reconsider, especially at that price!

I got to work grinding down the exterior to prep a smooth surface for paint. This took a while, but it was so worth it once the paint went on, looking brand new.

DIY Attic Bathroom Renovation | HomeWork Design Co. This is what it looked like when I started. It originally was in better shape, but sitting in the garage made it prone to rust.

DIY Attic Bathroom Renovation | HomeWork Design Co.This was about an hour or so into grinding.

DIY Attic Bathroom Renovation | HomeWork Design Co.The main focus was to remove the rust and any obvious texture. I focused on the front area that would be in view, since the opposite side would be against the wall.

Next up was primer and paint

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A few DIYs later, some paint and another craigslist find with the vanity, and we had a bathroom. I’m moving my office upstairs mainly for an open, legitimate space to work, but being in close proximity to my purdy black tub is a very close runner up.

Without further adieu, our quaint but very new bathroom:

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As I mentioned earlier, the vanity and tub are from craigslist. The tile and light fixtures from home depot, the mirror from Tuesday Morning, and the towels are from Home Goods. I love me some turkish towels.

I’m thrilled that we were able to add some value to our house through such a fun project, however, I’m embarrassed to say I still have yet to take a bath in the tub. I know, I know. Weekend goals.

  6 Replies to “Before + After: Attic Bathroom”

  1. Nicole mershon
    August 8, 2015 at 2:48 PM

    Love the remodel!! Cannot wait to see it!where did you find those blinds?

    • August 9, 2015 at 7:28 PM

      They’re from Lowes but we had to cut down both the width and length. 🙂

  2. Liz Copeland
    August 8, 2015 at 4:01 PM

    Love love love! And the brass hardware on the vanity – perfect!

  3. Danielle
    August 12, 2015 at 6:11 PM

    A-MA-ZING!! Such a beautiful job, Malorie! I love it! You have such a beautiful grasp on design. You are #inspiring

  4. Meghan bodjanac
    October 12, 2015 at 3:50 PM

    Very beautiful 🙂 Where is the hardware on the vanity from?

    • October 13, 2015 at 8:18 AM

      Hi Meghan! Thanks so much for your kinds words. The hardware is from Ikea and is painted gold. All you need to do is buff the surface with fine sand pad, spray a few coats of the gold and add a clear coat to the finish to protect it.

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