Thursday, July 29, 2010

Reader Re-do: Sandra's Beautiful New Loo


Hey friend!

Thought I'd mix things up and publish three posts today!

I know.
I'm a real wild woman.



Anywho...I receieved this letter from a friendly reader the other day, and I just had to show you her radical re-do!

Check it out...



Before...



AFTER!













Isn't it great?

Sandra said the white paint they used on the wainscotting and trim is called, "Ultra Pure White" by Behr (available at the Home Depot)- and the wall color is called "Rawhide", by Benjamin Moore.

I asked her about the shelf they made, and she had this to say:

"My hubby built it, and I painted it with simple, white craft paint. I let it dry, sanded the edges, and then I glazed it with a dark walnut coloured wood stain, and wiped it off."

She also gave me her handy-dandy resource list:

Flooring- Silent Step. Style: Antique Oak. Color: Butternut.
They purchased it at United Carpet (www.unitedcarpet.com,) but it can be found in most flooring stores.

Tub- Acrylic soaker tub with chrome feet. Purchased from Acri-Tec (www.acritec.com)

Floor mount tub faucet- Cheviot (www.cheviotproducts.com) Model #5100

Vanity- Euro-Rite Cabinets (www.eurorite.com)

Countertop- Formica. Color: Walnut Quarstone

Wreath- Michaels

Sign above door & wooden bird- Heritage House Interiors (www.heritagehouseinteriors.com)

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There are so many great things in this room, but I am especially in LOVE that incredible ladder, and the fact that they went with an inexpensive-yet-durable flooring material that coordinates so perfectly with the wall color above.
And don't even get me started on that TUB.
Hubba hubba!

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The only problem I have with Sandra's re-do is that it TOTALLY makes me want to work on our bathrooms now!

But, I'm serious about starting our master bedroom re-do this month, so I guess they'll just have to wait a little longer.

(Maybe.)

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44 comments:

Debby said...

I love the changes. I want to redo my aqua bathroom. It is small as well. I am surprised how well their tub fit. I have the same floor in two bathrooms and in my kitchen. I love it.

Stevie @ Home is Where My Heart is said...

I agree, that bathroom rocks! I'm so tempted to copy it now too. Haha. Thanks Layla :)

Tricia said...

Wow! Sandra and her husband should be very proud of themselves. The bathroom looks fantastic!

Rosemary said...

What a totally fantastic job they did and the ladder is perfect! Great ideas and a whole new awesome look. Bravo!!

Beach Mama said...

Wow! Nicely and tastfully done. We are in the process of remodeling our half-bath. I just hope it gets beyond the torn-apart-phase and into the at-least-nearly-finished-stage. Sigh...

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

What an amazing transformation! Great job!

Newlywed and Decorating said...

Beautiful makeover! I love their rugged yet sophisticated style!!

Ms. Bake-it said...

What a fantastic job they did! I love it, it looks great.

~ Tracy

Traci@ Beneath My Heart said...

That bathroom looks amazing! I love it! So refreshing. :0)

Anna See said...

Great job, Sandra! I love your claw foot tub! Perfection.

ChRiS said...

that is exactly what i want for my bathroom remodile.......hopefully early next year my hubby just finally got a job after a yr and 1/2 let no 1 tell you there are jobs out there...yes if you have to work 4 of them to pay your bills!!

Sjn said...

LOVE, LOVe, LOve, Love it!!! Thx for sharing. And me too, now I wan to do my master bath!

Cathy said...

Oh gosh I would stay in there all day! Love it! Thanks for sharing.

itsabaltimorelife said...

I LOVE that ladder! What a great inspiration :)

Kelly said...

We're considering buying a clawfoot tub like that, so I'd love to hear if she's been happy with the brand she purchased.

Kelly

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Oh, this is a beautiful transformation!

Birdie3008 said...

Wow! Absolutely gorgeous!

k.linn said...

oh wow! very neat! when I have a home of my own I definetly desire a tub like that! Looks so relaxing. The colors in the room are very complimentary :)

Narragansett No. 7 said...

Very nice! We're in the middle of a cosmetic re-do in our bathroom that came with a clawfoot tub. The coolest part? The tub was salvaged from Ann Morrow (Lindberg's) family home in Maine! I love the look of the shelf over the tub in the photos.

atmosphereid said...

What a great transformation. I am completely jealous. The only thing I love more in a bathroom than a clawfoot tub is a vintage inspired tubfill with a hand shower.

Pamela J.
www.atmosphereid.wordpress.com

atmosphereid said...

What a great transformation. I am completely jealous. The only thing I love more in a bathroom than a clawfoot tub is a vintage inspired tubfill with a hand shower.

Pamela J.
www.atmosphereid.wordpress.com

Mrs.B said...

Beautiful! I love the floor!

Boston Bee said...

I love the ladder and the colors are so calming too ;)bb

Shari Sunday said...

Charming!

Lili said...

Wowza! I like it. It make it a room that you want to be in, great job!

Teresa said...

Very lovely and charming love the colors...bathroom redo's are fun...I just finished ours in a 1920's cottage. {working with orgianl green tiles.} but it worked.
Thanks for sharing her makeover...love it

Brittney said...

So now I totally want to remodel a bathroom! Too bad we rent... ;)

Southern Hussy said...

How lovely! Perfect a gender neutral bathroom for both to enjoy-

- Brittany said...

Very calm. A huge jump from the pepto tub in the before. And I love the old ladder!

Brittany
http://www.prettyhandygirl.com

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

That bathtub is to die for. Love it!! And the makeover turned out so great. It is wonderful. I know they were thrilled with how well things turned out. I am enjoying chatting with you on FB. Love & blessings from NC!

Our Red House said...

I love the new bathroom, but I also actually quite like the old one too!

COCOCOZY said...

The white wainscotting really works in this bath!

xo
Coco
COCOCOZY

leslieandjacob said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!

My Cottage Charm said...

It's so funny you put up this post today because we were talking about starting our master bath re-do this morning. (ok, I was talkinga about and TJ was giving me a blank stare.) lol I was staring off into space a little later and he said, "what are you thinking about"? I smiled and said, "board and batten, new tile, backerboard, pedestal sinks and faucetts". He said, "wow that was a burst of thoughts, sorry I asked". LOL I'm ready to go...I wanted to tear out the vanity this morning, but I think i have some more convincing to do on his part. :) hee hee hee
Love ya much
Missy

Julie said...

Love her re-do! LOVE that tub! I've always wanted one too from when I was a little girl. My big sister had one in her house that I would love to use!

Thx for sharing!

Christine Peterson said...

Holy mega freakin' awesome! Great post!

Kathy's Red Door Welcome said...

The entire bathroom has such charm. I love the ladder too...it's fabulous!

Linda H. said...

What an incredible make-over. It is amazing... and beautiful. I was totally intrigued by the linoleum that looks like wood. what a great idea for an area that could get wet. I tried searching it out, but not able to find anything. Do you think it is laminate flooring?

Amy's The Painted House and More said...

Wow! What a wonderful transformation. I love the new look. The color of the walls are so warm...Great job!!

jennibell said...

Thanks for sharing -- what great inspiration!!!

tnkatk4 said...

Awesome! Love the earrings too!

Sandra said...

Hi there! It's Sandra. Thank you Layla for posting about our bathroom - it sure is a treat to see it so well displayed!

To answer a couple of questions - Kelly, yes, we are 100% satisfied with the acrylic tub. And Linda H., the flooring is not laminate, but a single sheet of linoleum (vinyl). The cool part about the floor is there are literally hundreds of patterns/textures and styles to choose from.

coolhomecreations said...

Love the transformation! My hubby and I are just about done finishing our basement that will host our master bedroom and bathroom... I can't wait to start decorating!

Ferrill said...

Beautiful transformation! For those that couldn't find the flooring, I think it is called CushionStep (made by Armstrong), not Silent Step.