This room might be my most favorite transformation. We did
the most structural work in this room. Basically, we gutted it.
I love looking at these pictures. Look at the picture of their
seven kids in that picture...(and I complain about space!)
This is a typical '70s ranch that you find in Atlanta. In this picture, you see the closet
the former owners shared. Now, this is just mama's closet and papa uses
an armoire. (This prompts a question good for another post...
why do we think we need so much more stuff than we had in the '70s?....)
The first thing we did was get rid of the light box, the wall that separates the vanity
area from the bathroom, and the cabinet and countertop.
You know...I wonder if these will come back in "vogue" one day? My mom
had one of these vanities with a cute stool and it was nicely carpeted
underfoot. Did your mom have this, too? I have so many memories of her
sitting there with tweezers and staring into one of those microscopic mirrors. Okay,
that memory is a little scary.
We also discarded the mirror and lights (actually, our contractor
owns many rental properies, so he saved as much as possible
to reuse there. We attempted to be green!)
I found this open cabinet at the Restoration Hardware outlet
north of Atlanta. You gotta love outlets. It is sturdy white
painted wood and came with great undermount sinks for a
song. Chris and I thought it worked perfectly in this room.
We also got this at RH. You can't mess with a man and
his toilet paper holder.
Chris is a hardware snob. I ordered budget-friendly hardware
for the sink, and Chris surprised me with the lovelies...
We found this marble (a remnant) at a stone place
in Atlanta our contractor uses. One benefit of hiring help....
if you hire someone good they will have relationships
built with vendors. If we came off the street to buy this we
would have paid much more. He got it at his builder's cost which
helped a ton (and also enabled us to get nice counters for the rest
of the house)
We kept the window as-is. We wanted to bump this out...but it just wasn't
We did steal a little of Wyatt's closet to make room for the tub.
But we gave him our old armoire...so we're not entirely cruel.
We also replaced the potty with one that uses
less water. I hate it, though. Do you have one of these?
One of my favorite parts of this renovation was
our addition of two french doors and the glass
I also love our additional of the vertical boards
This adds a lot, in our opinion, and was not a huge cost.
The guys just made the boards flush with the moulding.
I know I have posted about this light a lot, but it is so great
(and a fun find at a local antiques' store...$39!)
We did buy two curtains and three liners for showering purposes. So
far (and we have been here a year in December), so good. We
haven't missed a traditional shower.
I painted one of our old stools and it works as a razor and coffee holder.
Well, usually just coffee.
We used penny round tiles here with oyster grout. It was special
order...but worth the wait.
I am cleaning and packing today to get ready for my
(solo!) beach trip tomorrow to Rosemary Beach. I can't believe it.
I don't think I have ever driven to the beach by myself.
Any good pics here are from Crosby Twiss Photography
The not-so-good (and you know which ones those are) are mine
Also, remember Rita Konig of Domino glory? You can find an
amazing interview with her here at a beautiful and inspiring blog
A Lovely Being (just scroll a little to find it...I couldn't
link the specific post)