I can't believe I never took the first "before" picture of this bathroom. Somehow, it just
didn't speak to me and say "Hey, pull out that camera, girl, and get a load of this!".
It was pretty sad looking and didn't have one thing going for it except, maybe, it's size.
Not big, mind you, but bigger than you might expect for a house this age.
It had just enough room for two sinks.
It might have been a deal breaker (or marriage buster) if that had not been the case.
Some things just can't be overcome.
I wanted to save it but it wasn't cooperating. We gave in and gutted it -- ripping out
everything down to the studs and starting from scratch.
My favorite details....
His and Hers -- and he means business!
I put the mosaics together with bits and pieces from the border and tiny squares I cut from
left over granite that was used on the counter.
The vanity my uncle built for me with it's sweet little feet...
...and it's chunky knobs.
The mirror. I had our local glass shop cut all the pieces and we put them together, using antique looking buttons (I cut the shank off the back) in the four corners for a vintage look.
The light I found on ebay. I spray painted it silver to erase that 1970's Mediterranean look
and give it a little pop.
The blue ceiling.
The 1940's makeup ads I found on Ebay. They're simply sandwiched between two pieces of glass.
Oh, yes he did!
I wanted so much to keep the "feel" of a 1940's bathroom while making it modern
enough to work for us.
Right outside the door, en route to the master bedroom, is one of my favorite spots. For additional storage space, I added a vintage sewing cabinet to the corner.
It's been so much fun living here!
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