Thursday, November 18, 2010

Bath Remodel

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Several years ago, I remodeled this downstairs bath. The beautiful claw foot tub was wrapped with wood, so that was the first thing to go. I suppose an older person, found it hard to step into, so they removed the legs, and lowered it to the floor. And this part, you won’t believe, I found the feet in the basement! I completely removed everything from this bathroom and even opened up the wall (to the left) to include more than half of the back porch. m 006

I also removed the wall hung sink and placed bead board all around the lower half of the bathroom. A new pedestal sink and vintage accessories; finished it off. I laid new concrete subfloor backer board and tile. The advantage to this new addition to the bath was a new and complete laundry room! I just could not stand the washer and dryer in the kitchen, any longer! It looked like appliance row…fridge, stove, portable dishwasher, washer, dryer…..just too much! I have since remodeled the kitchen, as well.

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I lost back porch space but gained a lot more in the kitchen. I am ready for some new towels and a shower curtain in my bath. I plan to make the shower curtain, if I can find some chenille. I would like to do a patchwork and chenille one.

Doing all the work myself, saved me a ton of money (I didn’t have!) although, I did send the tub out to have it refinished. I couldn’t be happier with the results….. now to find just the right door with glass. The one I just put on my office would have been perfect!


  1. I am so proud of you. Love the bathroom and the fact that YOU did all the work yourself. Beautiful tub, great work!

  2. luv it,,,andyou have it all set up for me to take a relaxing soak, thanx : > )
    p.s., I noticed that "wringer washer top" that you have in by your sink,,,,did you buy that at an on-line auction?
    See ya tomorrow at coffee my junk store partner in crime! lol!

  3. It looks wonderful and you are a very talented and gutsy lady! Good Work!

  4. You did one heck of a job. Are you for hire? Glad you found the feet to the tub. I would so love to have another claw foot.

  5. You're so amazing, I can't believe you did all of this!!! Everything looks beautiful!!! How lucky for you that the claw legs were saved and you found them....
    You saved yourself a ton of money doing this yourself, but most people, like me, wouldn't have a clue how to do anything like you've done.
    Great work!!

  6. You are sooooo gifted where that remodeling comes in....I just love what you did. You are amazing!!


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