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:
The bathroom is just to the right there, where you see the opening
Rough plumbing for the tub (left) and toilet (right)
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.
Next up was primer and paint
We went with a marble hex mosaic from home depot for the floors. In. Love.
My Boo in action.
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:
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.