Main Floor Bath Reno – Complete

It’s done! Weeeellllll there may be that last bit of trim that needs to be painted but I’m calling it anyway.  I’m so pleased with our renovated downstairs bathroom.  It’s better than I even planned it haha.  You plan for the big stuff – toilet, paint colour, sink, faucets, tub, tile.  I find, however, the things that make it special are the little things you find to decorate and really make it yours.

img_0654Bathroom overview

Towel hanger found in a secondhand shop in Queen West, Toronto, ON.  Hand towel – Style at Home Line, light pink – Sears.  Sink – Lowe’s.  Faucet – Ali Express.
Engineered hardwood.  Hickory.  Huston stain.  Home Depot.

American Standard.  Clean.  Tall seat. Short bowl.  Lowe’s.

Round marble tile.

The Extras 🙂

  Oil paintings that I have collected over the years at auctions, garage sales, antique malls.
I loved searching for a chandelier.  I had seen half a dozen that were okay but that moment you find “the one”, i just love it!  I found this at a local antique mall –Barrie Antiques Centre– $199

  A special gift made for Maeve by an old family friend

Mirror found at another local antique mall –Roadshow 400 Antique Mall– $125 .  Oh hey Ducky 😉

Cubby under the stairs.  Custom built by my husband.  IKEA hinges and press open mechanism.
 Antique wall sconce lights.  Found at an antique shop in Muskoka $20 each (rewired by us).

The paint colour is from Benjamin Moore – Aura Bath and Spa Paint – Opal.  $69.99 / Gal.  A beautiful, warm, creamy blush.  So fresh and feminine.
Candle wall sconce.  $20 for two. Only used one and put the other one in our master bedroom. Bow-chicka-wow-wow 😉

The “Golden Goose”!  LOVE this.  I didn’t really want a traditional, wall hanging toilet paper holder so when I found the goose I was so excited.  It is most likely a pot holder but now it has a new home and a new purpose.  Roadshow 400 Antique Mall. $65
The tub is original to the house.  I have always dreamed of having a gold tub so it was striped, grinded and spray painted by my husband. Gold Spray Paint – RONA – $7.49.

The little table and yellow glass goblet are also Roadshow 400 Antiques Mall finds.  As you can tell it is basically my second home.  Table – $45.  Glass goblet – $10.  The basket was a very thoughtful gift from my sister-in-law.  As was the glass candle holder (with lid).  She loves decorating just as much as me, and we really share a lot of similar tastes, so I was very excited when she picked out these gold accents to add in the room.
The cabinet above the toilet was an absolutely perfect mistake!  We did plan a cabinet above the toilet but we didn’t plan the width and depth.  We thought about just making a custom cabinet but with a little research we discovered that the space had the exact perfect dimensions to house a BOBDYN style cabinet from Ikea.  We opted to not put on a handle.

bathroom reno #1

we’re truckin’ away on bathroom number one.

chris is amazing in handling my OCD issues during renos.  he sealed himself in the upstairs bathroom and lowered buckets of debris down to me on the deck.  then i took that and dumped it in the trailer to go to the dump.  it was awesome!  we pretty much have to do it that way otherwise the whole house is coated in plaster dust.  if you don’t own an old home you will have no clue what it’s like working with plaster walls so i will tell you, IT’S FUCKING TERRIBLE!

we only have one full bathroom so he has to work around the existing tub while he puts in the shower but he planned everything so well, it’s working out perfectly.

last week we went to an area down south from us, Vaughan, and picked out all of our tile.  you wouldn’t believe how hard it is to choose tile. we looked all day and that’s even with a good idea of what we wanted to find. we found an incredible deal on marble and got it for $6.99 a sq/ft!  it’s not polished but since we’re using it in the bathroom and little feet will get it all wet, we like that for the non-slip factor. the last store was where we found everything else we needed.  we went with an unpolished dark grey marble for part of the border on the floor of the bathroom. we’re also using that tile for the floor of the shower.  it looks amazing when it gets wet and turns almost black.  we’ll be using 3×6 white, glossy subway tiles for the shower walls and also as the outer border on the floor.

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we found our vanity a while ago at an auction. this is where chris is going to install the sink and will alter the height and drawers a bit to customize it for the bathroom.  (the basin on it is not going to be the sink).

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this weekend at a local antique market we finally found “THE” mirror. it’s 4 feet long and will hang perfectly over the vanity 🙂

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