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My bathroom obsession

By on Jun 14, 2014 in Guest Bathroom, Second Floor | 0 comments

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So, apparently I am obsessed with bathroom fixtures.  It would only make sense as I’m an accessory hoar. I begged and pleaded to keep one of my clawfoot tubs.


And while I’m sick and tired of showering in one, I think they are beautiful and want to incorporate one in the guest hall bath. And what fun that this bath has caused.  (NOT!)


First we had to get the plumbing up that needed to get this bathroom.  A pipe next to our front door was not in the plans. Thankfully we have found a solution to deal with this by framing both sides of the window at an angle.


Funny thing is, when we look at our neighbors’ homes, they have that exact solution.  Phew!

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My inspiration with painting this tub started early on when I started using houzz.  I was obsessed with recreating this bathroom.  Problem was that this wall sink was discontinued.  I spent hours and hours trying to locate one, and it finally led me to Kara and this cool vintage sink. But that still didn’t quench my longing for my pretty clawfoot tub.  This was a non-negotiable in my book.


This is a compilation of examples of pretty painted clawfoot tubs in bathrooms that make me smile.

My closet (in use)

My closet (in use)

Our hall bath used to be my closet.  It was such a pretty room that nobody but I could enjoy.  And, I wouldn’t say that in the state above, it made me smile.


The room has some really beautiful features.  First is an original stained glass window.  This window is on the western side of our home and creates a beautiful cast rainbow of color in the late afternoon.


The front window has diagonal muntins.  I’m a window gal and literally stop and stare at windows on homes.  I have always loved these upper front windows on our house.


And finally our original heart pine flooring throughout the home.  We are keeping it on the floor in this bathroom and I know it is just going to be beautiful.


For this room, we are keeping it simple with a big pop of color.  We are using white subway tile from floor to ceiling in the shower.  We’ll also tile half of the walls with the same subway tile.


We have taken out the closet in the other room to give more room for the shower and toilet to be inset.


I think I’ve found the color to use for refinishing the tub. Not only is this green one of my all-time favorites, it really brings out the green in the stained glass.  Now I’m smiling again because I am dreaming about color and design – two things I love!

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