50s bath redo finally finished

sjharris53September 20, 2009

Just in time for my nephew and his wife's visit last weekend, we finally finished the remodel of our small original master bathroom (with the exception of painting the window.) This forum provided a lot of wonderful inspiration as well as practical advice. I'm so glad I listened to the advice in an earlier post and did sconces on both sides of the mirror!

View of original 50s shower

80s vanity

Tile: Imola Porcelain, "Excalibur Bianco"

Toilet: American Standard Triumph Cadet 3

American Standard "Colony" pedestal sink

Chrome faucet, fixtures: "Dazzle" by American Standard

Sconces: Quoizel "Hollister"

Paint: Flintrock by Behr

Shower niche with 1" tumbled marble trim

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karena_2009

Wow! You must be so pleased with the results. It looks great! It's so clean looking and crisp. Is the tile in the shower the same as the tile on the floor?

    Bookmark   September 20, 2009 at 10:06PM
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susan631

I love your beautiful antique mirror. My father in law has a square-shaped one that's otherwise very similar hanging in his living room and I have always loved that one also.

    Bookmark   September 21, 2009 at 11:43AM
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gsciencechick

Beautiful! Now it's retro in a GOOD way, LOL!

    Bookmark   September 21, 2009 at 1:41PM
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gbsim1

Wow! Great job! What a change from the bumblebee yellow and black shower!

    Bookmark   September 21, 2009 at 6:59PM
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pepperidge_farm

So nice- enjoy!

    Bookmark   September 21, 2009 at 9:03PM
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sjharris53

Thanks for all the nice comments. Karena, yes, I did use the same tile on the floor and in the shower, just different sizes. Susan, a friend who knew I was remodeling found the mirror in a second-hand shop. She has a good eye, and I think it looks awesome with the sconces. I waited 30 years to get rid of the "bumblebee" :) shower; good riddance! I'm no longer embarrassed to have overnight guests.

    Bookmark   September 21, 2009 at 9:10PM
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karena_2009

Congratulations on a beautiful job! The mirror is gorgeous, too. BTW, is the tile fairly easy to keep clean? It reminds me a bit of carrera marble. I love the greys and whites in the tile. Where did you find the tile?

    Bookmark   September 21, 2009 at 11:21PM
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trtsmb

Very nice!

    Bookmark   September 22, 2009 at 7:47AM
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brutuses

Love your choices, just my style. The sconces are perfect on the side of the mirror. Very pretty.

    Bookmark   September 23, 2009 at 1:41AM
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sjharris53

Karena, the tile is Italian, made by Imola Ceramica and the style is Excalibur Bianco. I found it at Floor and Decor. It is a porcelain ceramic, so the upkeep should be easy. I wanted something that had a marble look without the upkeep.

    Bookmark   September 23, 2009 at 7:30AM
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karena_2009

Thanks sjharris53! I do like the carrera marble look and so I was wondering, too. With the bigger tiles you also have less grout lines so that should help as well.

Enjoy your new bathroom!

    Bookmark   September 23, 2009 at 1:00PM
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raehelen

Love it!

Totally know that 'not embarrassed to have guests' feeling! We're just about done our basement/guest BR, and now it's the nicest one in the house! Our Master is still lovely Avocado Green, rivaling your bumblebee look for dare I say tacky and dated? :>) (though to be honest, I think your old BR looked nicer than ours does!)

    Bookmark   September 24, 2009 at 1:42PM
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Happyladi

Very nice! I like the paint color but couldn't find "flintrock" on the Behr site.

    Bookmark   September 24, 2009 at 3:29PM
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sjharris53

Happilady, I should be wearing my glasses all the time! The color is Flint Smoke, not Flint Rock.

    Bookmark   September 25, 2009 at 1:39PM
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dlh160

Lovely bathroom... I hope you still come on here and can answer this. I am planning on using beadboard(I think that's what it's called) paneling in our guest bath remodel and I really like the way yours looks. Can you tell me where you got it from? Thanks!

    Bookmark   March 10, 2010 at 4:18PM
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kimbroinmexico_hotmail_com

Hi sjharris53,
I was planning on using this tile for my bathroom too. Were you able to buy a bullnose for the edges? If not, what did you do instead?

    Bookmark   May 10, 2011 at 6:25PM
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kathywinch_msn_com

Beautiful job! We are using the same Excalibur Bianco tile in our new basement bathroom shower, but in a pattern which mixes all the size tiles (8x8, 8x16, 16x16, and 16x24). Sounds crazy but saw a display board at my local Floor & Decor Warehouse which did this pattern and it looks terrific.

Only question now is what kind of solid stone to use for the shower bench seat and the kneewall ledge. The ledge will be next to the vanity which has a China White Marble top. My tile guy wants to use a granite piece there but I haven't seen a granite that I think is really complimentary to the marble look of the Excalibur tiles.

Any suggestions?

    Bookmark   June 6, 2011 at 3:02PM
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