Thursday, October 21, 2010

My Bathroom Rehab

This has been an ongoing project for quite some time!  (A few years.)
I bought my grandmother's 1938 cape about 7 years ago.  
One of the first things I did was rip out the small downstairs bath. 
I have no before pics because it was started way before I knew what a blog was! 
The bones were great, but the dated floor (you know that orange-y brick-like linoleum?), 
vanity (pressed board oak) and toilet (almond) were not!
I tore out the floor and put in 12 x 12 gray tile 
(not my first pick, but I was on a budget).  
I really wanted that black and white honey comb tile, 
I would have fit nicely with the era of the house.

This is how the wall has looked for a few years, YUCK!!!
The wall was uneven from my patch job, 
so I decided to use embossed wallpaper to cover all the sins.

Big improvement already!

I only did half of the wall, for various reasons. 
I love the paint color, Smoked Oyster by Behr.
I added this small piece of trim where the paper met the wall.

I chose a pedestal sink because the bathroom is so tiny and I like the look!

This is how the mirror looked before I painted it. 
I picked this up years ago at an antique shop ($20), 
it was painted white and very shabby, I stripped it-- what was I thinking??!!

This vintage curtain was my inspiration for color! 
I found these at a flea market for $4!

Here is the mirror after it's paint job, I love the shabby look!
I love these light fixtures, they are original to the bath.

My cabinet over the toilet goes all the way to the ceiling, so I have plenty of storage!
I love the carved wood knobs! (I have yet to find the other one-- I know I have it somewhere!

These green bottles on the window sill match the mirror perfectly. 

This tray (which was my grandmother's) 
is displayed next to the mirror and above the towel rack. 
It has all the perfect colors!

I found this doily at a thrift store recently for .50!

This plate was picked up at a yard sale for $4.
I just love it's form! It hangs above the window.

An antique washboard hangs on the wall.

This little table sits in the corner and 
stores extra toilet paper on the shelf below.

Here's the bath as you walk in the main entrance.

All the doors in the house have these great glass knobs, 
all with skeleton keys for locking !

There is still some left to do...
hook up the sink and attach the baseboards, find the other knob for the cabinet.


  1. I LOVE your shabby bathroom! So vintage and adorable. Nice job Bridget~the best part is the wallpaper with the trim, it really is great.

  2. Hi Bridget~ Love how your bathroom came out! So sweet! I love the wallpaper with the trim- and I think the green paint on that mirror is perfect! Loving those glass doorknobs with keys- lucky you!!! :)

  3. Great bathroom redo-we need to update our so bad-lucky you!

  4. So Cute! I'll have to have you over for some decor advice!

  5. Such a beautiful space! Love all your touches. Great color scheme too. Vintage loveliness :)

  6. Very pretty! Love your scales with pitcher on top. Neat personal touches everywhere. Sweet...

    Partying with you tonight. stop by for a visit.

  7. Wat a beautiful renovation!

    This week is my blog anniversary and I'm hosting a week's worth of great giveaways. Feel free to stop by if you'd like!

  8. I love everything, and then felt wild with envy when I saw those beautiful door knobs :)
    Your blog is lovely - so glad I found it.
    Seriously in love with your door knobs and skeleton keys

  9. Hi Bridget, I love your new bathroom. The green finish on the mirror is gorgeous! I happen to LOVE that floor you put in, I'm DYING to rip out my bathroom, but ... sigh... anyway, I found you through Amy from Maison Decor and followed you. Stop by my blog and if you like it, maybe you'll follow me too!
    Michelle /

  10. I am featuring your amazing door knobs on my blog! Hope that is ok :)


  11. I love every.single.thing. What a perfect space! I'm featuring you!

    Glad you could Mi4M :)

  12. So pretty! And what is it about old keys that makes me smile?

  13. Love what you did. I like the floor and I love the color of the mirror. The curtains are too cute!

  14. It is all beautiful! I have to ask, does that paint color have a lavenderish tone to it? I am thinking of using this exact color in a small bathroom and you came up when I googled it. I want a touch of lavender though.

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