Embracing Vintage Bath Tile in Budget Makeover
Two years ago we downsized to a 60s brick ranch in a great area. We just finished a major remodel in the main living areas (kitchen/dr/lr/fr/foyer). We're planning a master bed/bathroom reno down the road, but right now I want to do a cosmetic update to the existing main bath. One of the things I really loved when we bought the house was the bathroom floor tile--I'd love to keep it and work around it. The vanity is ugly but in very good structural shape, so I'm going to have it painted and add some hardware. Here's what I'm thinking: remove all wall tile and replace with painted wood planks/beadboard (2/3 up wall), replace existing yellow/gold toilet with new white one, remove gold glass shower tub enclosure, have tub and surround glazed white, and add a warm wood (walnut?) countertop with white rectangular vessel sink. What do you think? The bathroom does not have a window so I want to keep it as bright as possible. I'm attaching pics of the floor (actual color is not as orangey as close up--full shot is more accurate). I've also attached a photo from Censational Girl blog to give you an idea of the wood countertop with white sink idea. Do you think I should paint everything white (new door and trim is BM Simply White), or should I try to pull a color from the tile (there is a charcoal grey in it that I considered). My budget is around $2-2.5K. I want something that will look presentable until we get the last child out of college (6 years) and then we'll probably do a full remodel. Thanks for any input!