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One bath down, one to go -- Vintage inspired guest bath remodel

Posted by kjo_tx (My Page) on
Sat, Dec 14, 13 at 15:40

Hey y'all! I'm a long-time lurker on GardenWeb and finally decided to get my act together and start posting. Me and my folks (God bless them!) are renovating and adding on to my Queen Anne Bungalow which was in really sorry shape when I bought it. I'll post some pictures of the exterior changes over at the Old House forum and link them together.

We've been working on the project for just under 11 months now which included a basically back to "studs" remodel where we've done all new plumbing, electrical, floors (unfort the original hardwoods were too far gone to refinish with nail head and the tongues all exposed) etc, but the first fully complete project was the guest bath! The house was an original 2/1 which we're adding on to to make a 3/2. The bath was in such miserable shape (indicative of the whole house) that the only thing holding the toilet up was the sewer pipe! Budget was around 3.5-5K and we kept right at budget.

Worst part of this project: Running to Home Depot every time we needed to pee! (One bath house)

So here's some reveal pictures...

Before and Progress:


Best way to remove the tub? Sawzall!


The room is already starting to look bigger!



That's not an optical illusion, yet the toilet is slanted... why?



Oh that's why! Who needs a subfloor or floor when the sewer pipe can hold the toilet up? We repaired all rot and damage and installed subfloor properly



Priming tongue and groove wainscotting



Starting to come together


Kerdi and Ditra oh my!


Floor in, shower wall tile going up


Salvaged dentil crown from another 100+ yr home that was demolished, love the detail in each piece


I enjoy tiling, especially the final details


Installing the glass

After:


Overall


Looking into the bathroom


Vanity


Vanity Wall


Toe and Groove 1x6 Pine Wainscotting


Towel Hooks - Restoration Hardware (Total Splurge but they bring together the glass knobs we have scattered around the rest of the house so well!)


Original 100+ yr window and casing. The crown at the top of the room came from a salvage yard in town and each dentil is an individual piece. Pain to paint, love the detail.


Original casing, new solid core MDF doors -- Every door in the house was completely destroyed and un-salvageable.


Salvaged crown moulding - it's got great character!


Porcelain floors - great marble look-alike, at 1/4th of the price and easier maintenance!


Frameless shower with glass tile floor


Glass tile floor - Tile was stock tile from Lowe's


Bathroom in relation to the rest of the house


Pottery barn swivel mirror... we needed something to go above the wainscot top rail.


Depth of the wainscot top rail... led to some issues finding the light and mirror, but looks so wonderful in the end!

Shower walls - Porcelain marble-look-a-like 12"x24" tiles, carrera marble border and white glass subway. Floor tiles and wall tiles all from Floor and Decor and under $3/sq ft.

(Preview of Kitchen to come.... still a work in progress on half of the kitchen in the new addition...)

Basics:
Vanity: 45" Allen + Roth vanity from Lowe's with pre-installed sink and marble top
Faucet: $100 faucet from Overstock... can't remember which one
Mirror: Pottery Barn Kensington Wide Pivot Mirror
Light: Seagull light - don't remember the specific - ~$120 and chosen because it had a longer reach from the wall.
Floor Tile: Floor and Decor Carrara look-a-like, I think similar to this: http://www.flooranddecor.com/statuary-carrara-porcelain-tile-20in-x-20in.html
Wall Tile: Floor and Decor, similar to this: http://www.flooranddecor.com/carrara-polished-porcelain-tile-12in-x-24in.html
Shower Floor: Lowes GLSEASHELLMOS mosaic

I'm looking forward to start the master bath and will keep everyone update was it progresses!


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RE: One bath down, one to go -- Vintage inspired guest bath remod

Absolutely stunning!...


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Here's the future master bath : Bathroom #2.... We've been running plumbing this weekend.

It's going to be 5 piece bath with :
- a frameless glass shower, subway tile walls
- antique cast iron clawfoot from a friend's bungalow (the original clawfoot from my house was pulled years ago) - Tub is currently with the refinisher, we had enough projects to do ourselves to tackle that one.
- 72" double vanity from Conestoga Cabinets with inset shaker door and drawers in maple wood and espresso stain (Just ordered it, so excited!!) Really maximizing the number of drawers in it.
- River White Granite top -- Marble is beautiful, but not realistic for my life, luckily I have remnants from my kitchen slabs and it's been bulletproof, so I'm thrilled about that

Flooring: Planning on doing the same porcelain carrara look alike floors as the guest bath right now, may change? Thoughts?

Shower Floor: Either 2"x2" white glass square mosaic or white porcelain penny rounds.

Walls: Instead of wainscotting, going to do a board and batten paneling

Fixtures: All chrome.
- Chrome tub mounted filler and hand shower for the clawfoot with exposed supply and drain lines.
- Hansgrohe Raindance 180 shower pipe (This fit the budget and looks gorgeous, couldn't splurge for the 240)
- Haven't picked out faucets or sinks yet

As it progresses, I'll update with pictures. Any input is appreciated!


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Unbelievable! You definitely have an eye for decorating. I love the placement and openness of the shower. I love all of the architectural details. You are very inspirational.

Tell us more about how you installed the shower pan and shower enclosure. I am about to embark on a DIY mud pan for my master. I am also looking at DIY shower glass in order to save money.

Awesome work. You must be very proud. This bathroom will still look great in 15 years. And it flows with the rest of your house. Can't wait to see your creativity with your master. Keep us posted.


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Yes, wonderful. Glad you posted. Always great to see new projects. You must be so happy you aren't running to HD to pee. What a lovely bathroom. Looking forward to more!


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Love your bathroom, your entire house. Your DIY work is an inspiration.

Where did you get your MDF solid-core doors?


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Thanks y'all! The moment we had the glass installed I finally moved into the house so finishing the bathroom made it feel like mine... of course at that time there was still no kitchen or refrigerator although now it's really coming along and is livable.

Anna, you're too sweet! My decor is just a mis-match of items I've sourced over the years, none of which are pricey and most of which originated from Home Goods and TJ Maxx. Towels are Pottery Barn just because I'm spoiled and I like really thick, heavy towels ;) There's also a couple of Ikea pieces in there (Candlesticks over toilet cabinet, white shelf with the towels) so I'd say my decorating style is "budget chic"

Linelle -- The doors are from Home Depot, they are Masonite Crown MDF Smooth 5-panels (http://www.homedepot.com/p/Masonite-Crown-MDF-Smooth-5-Panel-Equal-Solid-Core-Primed-Composite-Interior-Door-Slab-14100/202505915#) that we mortised and rehung in the jambs. They are a kind of "special order" item from the website and take about 3 weeks to come in, but I've been incredibly impressed with them and they are very sturdy and heavy duty feeling. We've got two hung right now and another three to hang when the addition is done. They have them pre-bored and pre-hung as well, but since we were putting them in old jambs and with mortised hardware due to the age of my house, we just went for the slabs.

Anna - For the shower pan we decided to take advantage of all the "new technology" in bathrooms. I pulled the paperwork for the purchase and we choose a kit similar to Kerdi from Pro Source (https://prosupplycenter.com/Products_Detail.php?PID=1749&CategoryID=175) that you can trim down to size and it comes with the waterproofing membrane liner along with the "pan" (Which is a styrofoam piece). My dad did most of the install on the pan and waterproofing and said it was the easiest one he's ever done and will never be building a mud pan again. Overall, it went down quick, waterproofed easily, and had all the pieces to connect when changing planes. We trimmed it down to approximately 48" x 42". We went "curb-less" and it's actually great, not a problem at all as long as the shower is large enough. We're doing curb-less as well on my master shower which is going to be approximately 38" x 46" although on that one we are putting an actual shower door.

For the glass - we just measured, drew up the dimensions and then I sent them over to 3 or 4 glass shops nearby to get quotes. We used standard glass, but for the master I'll quote low-Fe too. The brackets are just CR Laurence BCU4 brackets I ordered from glasswarepro.com since they seemed to be the cheapest at the time. We had a total of 10 brackets.

Glass size: the two pieces attached to the walls were 41" x 72" with 4 holes in each (Two on side, two on bottom) to accommodate the CR Laurence brackets. We drilled the wall ones into the wall, but for the floor brackets we actually just used them as risers for the glass from the shower floor (About 1/8"-1/4" above floor) and didn't drill through so as not to compromise the waterproofing, but I'm sure it's fine too if you do drill them in place. The glass is heavy enough and once siliconed down, isn't budging at all. We opted for no door to save on costs so there's a 24" x 72" piece that butts up to one of the large pieces to form a corner. That just had holes drilled on the bottom side and we set it with the brackets the same way and then siliconed it to the shower floor and the glass next to it. Siliconed all the gaps and ta-dah!

We did end up adding a support bar (CR Laurence SUP20BN) after the fact for the 41" piece that was sitting out by itself to give it a little more stability and it's tied in across the opening to the 24" piece. Now it's rock-solid. The glass is just 3/8" tempered and I think the three pieces ran under $1200 total delivered.

Thanks everyone! Y'all are way too nice, I've learned so much by lurking and am glad to be able to show off the finished product.


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Beautiful renovations!


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The molding is like the decorative frosting on a wedding cake. It's perfect. You've done such a nice job. We are using the same shower pan for our floor so we can go curbless. I hope it comes out as nice as yours. So nice!


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Budget chic? Maybe, but the budget partis certainly not obvious! What a beautiful job! It looks very "today," even though beautifully suited to an older home.


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Gorgeous new bath! And I'm very impressed that you took on such a renovation with only one bathroom in the house. Your new bath is so open and beautiful.


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Stunning bathroom! All the elements work well together.


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Beautiful bathroom! I do have a question on your kitchen island granite. What is the name of the granite? Looking at all grayish/white granites for an upcoming remodel ourselves. It's beautiful.


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The tub is here!

So the excitement of last week included the "how do we move the antique clawfoot tub into the addition without have any stairs or ramps into the patio doors?". Dad put together some beams for a ramp and picked up a helper to get the 250lb+ tub around the outside of the house and up into the addition so that we could place the tub in the new bathroom to determine rough-in locations for the plumbing.

More exciting however is that I've been dying to see how the refinishing turned out! This tub was acquired from my friend's backyard where it had been sitting since a builder had worked on her bungalow prior to her buying it. We had no idea if it came out of her house or another one nearby, let alone the age of the tub, just that it was massive. and old. and in poor shape... but it did hold water. So after getting recommendations from our local historic salvage yards, we collected the tub, (two girls and my dad looked crazy trying to move it into the trailer) and then sent it off to be reglazed. Reglazing is one of only couple projects we weren't doing ourselves during the renovation/remodel -- I figured it's best given the size of the tub to leave it to the pro - and I'm glad we did!

So here's a couple preview pictures of the tub:


There's the tub "placed" in the bathroom. It's a massive 5 1/2 ft tub (66") and definitely makes a statement. I can't wait to see it all installed.


One of the original clawfeet -- It's a lion's paw style and even has toenails.

And then for the real surprise, we started looking for a manufacturer name and instead found the date of manufacturer:

And it looks like the tub was cast in April 1913! This was surprising because we thought the tub likely came from my friend's house, however it wasn't built till after 1920 so the mystery has deepened. We weren't able to find a manufacturer name on the tub yet, but I'm still researching.

(I'm in Houston, TX so if anyone needs the information of the refinisher, shoot me an e-mail, he did a great job!)


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sleevepresto - My granite was "River White", but names don't seem consistent across everwhere. (Geologically, I think it's actually a schist given the amount of garnet, but it's been a number of years since petrology so I might be wrong.)

I found it the IGM slab yard in Houston - it was only the second yard I went to and was completely sold after I found it. We are going to using the remanants for the bathroom vanity counter and it's been bullet proof so far in the kitchen so I'm thrilled!


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Beautiful tub. My mind kept wanting to make the manufacture date 2013, and saying "wait, thats a new tub" :) Silly me.


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wow absolutely stunning! Great remodel and great pictures of the progress.


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End of March update: Bathroom has been delayed finishing up other thrilling projects around the house... Siding the addition, laying floors in the bedroom, trim, trim, and more trim.

But today we tied up a bunch of those projects and started tiling the bathroom floor!


Corner shower and bench before waterproofing


Floor tile going down -- Opted for 24"x24" marble look-a-like in the bathroom to minimize grout lines.


Tub wrapped up to protect it and pushed against the opposite wall from its home. We're tiling half of the room first, then will move the tub back into position and tile the rest. At this point, it's too big to fit out of the door and too heavy to move far anyway!


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Shut up! The first bathroom is fabulous and the second looks like it will be even better!!!

You are a sister from another mother - I'm trying to do the same vintage vibe with my bathrooms in my 1884 farmhouse (We even have the same door moulding!) - I've got the baby powder room done, the basement full bath in the works, then the main bedroom level bath is coming up (master bathroom is still but a dream for an addition.)

Definitely going to use these photos for inspiration!
Always ;-)
Hunzi


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Nailed it! The first bath is perfect. The second bath looks like it may even exceed that. Now, as soon as your done, could you please come to Indiana and do mine?


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Well done! I love seeing the in progress pictures and the attention to detail.


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These bathrooms are very special. Congratulations on a spectacular job! Can't wait to see the job in the finishing stages. Thank you so much for posting.


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You did a fabulous job!!! I love the colors of the shower tile and how your layout puts the toilet on the far side. So pretty!


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It was a busy weekend and I've got some new sneak peeks of the progress!


Beginning of the board and batten wainscotting. At this point, my mother called it "country" and I started to doubt the vision...


At this point, my faith has been restored. Good job Dad at building out my slightly crazy sketch and bringing it to awesome reality!


Board and Batten on Left wall painted and tub moved into place. To the right we have the unconquered wall left to do.


Preview of the "finished" board and batten, plus we unwrapped the tub -- it's all started to look like a bathroom!


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Love it! I'll take millwork over tile any day. You and your Dad are doing a fabulous job.


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Ohhh! Love it! I've done board & baton in my Slightly Imperfect Powder Room, and I'm going to do a different version in the Starting From Dirt Basement Bath and beadboard in the laundry. I have a joke with my husband that when we bought our house it had cheapo nasty 1970s paneling all over (I'm still trying to wipe out the memory of the cork wall tiles) and we ripped it all out - and now we're putting in millwork everywhere! But the quality and style is way better! ;-)

Always ;-)
Hunzi


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That looks amazing and it goes really well with the five-panel door.


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kjo, nice work!

There is a lot of detail included in a lot of ways, and it all just works.

Some people can assemble a puzzle but get lost or derailed if a piece is missing. Others can make the pieces if they are missing. You're in the latter group.

Funny, I saw the dentil and thought "great detail, but I wouldn't want to paint it". lol

Overall, excellent work. Nice colors too.

A small comment? And I apologize if I'm overstepping my bounds and offending here. However, your extension ladder in the first couple of photos? It might just be leaned up against the wall in those photos to get it out of the way, but if you're using it that way, "flip it around" before you climb it. When you are getting ready to climb the ladder, the "extendable" section of the ladder should be closer to you than the section of the ladder with the feet. That'll put the feet of the ladder more "under it" than "behind it" and will also cause gravity to hold the rung locks against the rung rather than possibly swiveling out away from the rung. Again, not trying to be a safety nanny.

You didn't need to run to Home Depot to use their rest rooms. That's what drywall buckets are for. lol

I missed this thread the first time around, I'm glad it got bumped.


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kjo, nice work!

There is a lot of detail included in a lot of ways, and it all just works.

Some people can assemble a puzzle but get lost or derailed if a piece is missing. Others can make the pieces if they are missing. You're in the latter group.

Funny, I saw the dentil and thought "great detail, but I wouldn't want to paint it". lol

Overall, excellent work. Nice colors too.

A small comment? And I apologize if I'm overstepping my bounds and offending here. However, your extension ladder in the first couple of photos? It might just be leaned up against the wall in those photos to get it out of the way, but if you're using it that way, "flip it around" before you climb it. When you are getting ready to climb the ladder, the "extendable" section of the ladder should be closer to you than the section of the ladder with the feet. That'll put the feet of the ladder more "under it" than "behind it" and will also cause gravity to hold the rung locks against the rung rather than possibly swiveling out away from the rung. Again, not trying to be a safety nanny.

You didn't need to run to Home Depot to use their rest rooms. That's what drywall buckets are for. lol

I missed this thread the first time around, I'm glad it got bumped.


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Mongo - No worries! I actually do HSE professionally, and I've given my father more "Do you really think that's the safest way to do it" lectures than he ever cared to hear in his lifetime. I'm going to blame this one on old dogs and new tricks, and "when the 'safety nanny' is away" mentality ;) -- (Safety nanny might be the nicest thing I've been called while doing HSE considering the alternatives.... It's funny that I can drive a culture of HSE at work but can't get my Dad to change sometimes...)

Here's what I came home to last night! YAY! (Excuse the picture please, the lights cast funny shadows on the subway tile that don't actually look that way in real life.)

Subway tile went up on Saturday and Sunday, Mom and I grouted. Bathoom floor is all in, toilet installed, fixtures and plumbing hooked up on the tub, and sinks delivered yesterday so it's all coming along.

This week is the "Does the shower pan hold water?" inspection for the city and after that we'll tile the shower floor and get ready for the granite for shower seat, curb, and vanity. Then glass! I can see the light at the end of the tunnel...


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Looking good! Can't wait to see the final product!


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I am so in love with this bathroom! It's like you are in my head and building me a preview of my bathroom. (Ok, mine will be different, but a lot of the elements are similar!)

Love. It. Love!

Always ;-)
Hunzi


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It's already looking great. Nice job!


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Such BEAUTIFUL work! Can't wait to see more pictures!!


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kjo_tx amazing job wish you lived near me to help me out with our bathroom!! I have a question can you give me information on your shower head.. If you posted the information I'm sorry I missed it!!

Thank you


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Thanks y'all for the sweet comments!

Hunzi - I can't wait to see how yours turns out!

Kyshine -- Which shower head?

The master bath one we just installed is the Hansgrohe Raindance 180 S Showerpipe. I'm pretty psyched to use it, it seems amazing.

The ones in my hall bath/guest bath is a cheap Price Pfister or American Standard one from Home Depot We did add an longer shower arm to it - I bought the shower arm extension at Signature Hardware -- so that you wouldn't be so close to the wall when showering.

La Cocina -- I got your question regarding paint via e-mail but couldn't respond since you have your e-mail hidden. I wasn't sure which paint you were talking about so here's the basics:

The bathroom was SW's "Perfect Greige" which we had mixed up in Valspar Paint+Primer. The white on the trim everywhere is just standard Ultra Pure White in semi-gloss.
Living Dining room color is "The Loop" I believe which was a Behr Premium color.
Kitchen is a lighter Behr color but I don't remember off the top of my head.


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kjo, I love what you've done in your bathrooms! Which subway tile did you use in this bathroom?


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Linelle -- It's the cheap white 3x6 Daltile from Home Depot at 22 cents per tile ($22 per case of 100, $1.76 a sq/ft). We used approximately 6 cases total between the shower, bench, niche, etc and weren't conserving tiles either so about $130 total. Quality on them was fine, and went up quick and straight.

Shower floor will be white porcelain penny rounds at $3/sq ft -- Definitely wanting to keep on budget in this bathroom since overall the remodel is over budget ;)


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Oh thank you! I have been looking at the Daltile subways at HD, but I hadn't really gotten that far yet, so I hadn't totally narrowed down the tiles for the tub/shower alcove other than I wanted budget, and 3x6 white (plus I'm adding a little black for the whole art deco thing.)

I might even be able to get them cheaper at DH's workplace (they sell Daltile there & employee discounts rock!), I'll have to check - sometimes they're better, other times HD or Lowes is. But now I know how it could look! ;-)

Now knowing that won't be a huge budget killer and it looks that good? Golden!

Always ;-)
Hunzi


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kjo & hunzi, those are the exact tiles I'm considering, 22 cents each from HD. How can you beat that? I suddenly shifted gears from 4" gray to white subways and it's been like a weight lifted from my shoulders. They are beautiful tiles. I want to put quarter-round along the edges.

So awesome to find at least one thing that looks great and isn't a budget buster.


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Hunzi and Linelle - Oh I know that "finally, one thing that will cost less than budgeted" wonderful feeling! They're definitely at a good price point.

They also have the bullnose pieces, but we opted to skip them and instead of just turn the exterior cuts inwards so the edges still look finished. I think they could really look great paired with a pencil liner as edging or a cap piece, so tons of different looks can be achieved.

I'll get a better picture of them with less funny shadows and post it later.


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kjo said: "finally, one thing that will cost less than budgeted..."

Ain't that the truth. When I started I made a bathroom budget spreadsheet and plugged in wishful thinking numbers for all the elements, based in large part on online shopping. But I just had to take a wild stab for stuff like a semi-custom vanity and marble slab. So yes, $1.76/sq.ft. is a nice surprise. Plus, I really like the look of them and the slightly soft white color.

kjo, I'm not really sure what turning the exterior cuts inwards looks like. Why didn't you use bullnose?


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Hey kjo, how did the 3x6s cut?

I need both 1x6 in black pencils and 2x6 black tiles, so if I could just cut 3x6s blacks and not have problems with chips etc, I'd save a bunch of money! (and I can't even find some of the tiles I need - 2x6 in black without a bullnose seems to be a problem size.) Did you use a wet saw or score & snap?

Always ;-)
Hunzi


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Thanks the shower head the one in your hall bath.. Each posting you make is making my house look awful LOL.. Love what you're doing to your home!


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Hunzi: They cut fine with a wet saw however I'd be hesitant to cut them down to use in a smaller size consistently since it won't have the smooth, slightly rounded factory edge that the opposite side would have.

I think in your case, I'd probably order the pre-made 2x6" bull nose since it looks like Daltile black semi-gloss or gloss runs around $1 a piece, well worth it for the pro-look in my opinion.


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Thanks! So do you think a bullnose tile would look ok in the middle of a field? That's where I need them - as an interior accent line inside the field of white 3x6s not as the final finished edge on the field (where I will use a bullnose!)

I'll keep hunting too! If anyone knows where I can find 2x6 and 1x6 tiles with just a regular rectangular or rectified edge in black, let me know!

Always ;-)
Hunzi


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Wowee Kazowee.


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I love your taste! I'm about to start a kitchen and bath remodel and was wondering if you would mind posting the dimensions of both your bathrooms? It is hard to think about what will fit well in a space.

I can't wait to see more photos of your place. You're giving me hope that we won't have to spend too much to have a great look - although we probably will have to hire a contractor!


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Your projects are so impressive. I'm in awe that you have tackled these on your own! What talent!


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Absolutely gorgeous!


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Ok - Granite got put in yesterday so I have a few more previews. I'm in love with my faucets - they are the Delta "Cassidy" Bar Prep faucet rather than the standard bathroom or vessel one b/c with the semi-recessed sinks, I was worried std. bathroom one would be too short and the vessel one "too tall". Luckily, just like goldilocks, this one fits "Just Perfect".

Sink, faucet, and granite -- Best part, faucet handle doesn't touch the sink (I was way too worried about this)

Vanite and sink preview (While installing sinks). From this side it's easier to see the height and weight of the faucets:

Preview of the shower seat, and curb (Shower floor may have to be ripped up... we're still hassling with the tile turning multiple shades of grey.) The shower seat and curb aren't "set" yet, but just placed for reference.

Oh, and then a non-bathroom picture just to round things out: Staining and sealing the new front doors. TRUE. LOVE.

We're reaching the final stretch.
Still to do list:
Glass for shower
Install shelf in niche
Finish Board and Batton on other wall
Install vanity hardware, hang mirrors, towel hooks, etc.
Decorate and done!

Oh - I'm not sure the size of either room, I'll measure this weekend and let ya know.


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Fabulous! I love your choices and it is a special treat to get to watch the progress. Can't wait to see the final reveal!


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Looks fabulous! Can't wait to see the finale!


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So inspiring! And humbling ... why can't I do that? I am really, well -- I don't even know you but I am proud of you! It is just so great to see someone tackling all this stuff and so well... thanks for sharing.

Can you please tell me the name or kind of stone you have in the master bath and also the kitchen? Thanks!


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Wow!! Gorgeous! Everything. Both bathrooms, the glimpses of the kitchen and living room. Excellent!

You and your folks are doing a fantastic job!


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You know, I really liked that teal green shade that was in the bathroom to start with, and I was asking myself, "Why would they remove that great color?" But then the brown was so much better! I am so strong on shape and layout, but I totally suck at color -- I know what I like when I see it, but I can't pick it out myself.

What brings it all home for me, however, is the paneling-wainscoting. Beautiful, and the little shelf along the top is the cherry on top.

And the only thing I like better than those mosaic tiles you used in this shower . . . are the penny round tiles you're using in your other shower. Really, those mosaics are just the right touch of color in just the right place.

Love vintage.

A question: Do I understand you don't have a door on this moderate-sized shower? Just three pieces of glass and an opening? I thought that was a possibility ONLY for large showers? And your shower head seems to be centered in the shower? Not tucked over away from the opening? Is it working out well for you? No spillage problems? I'd love to do something similar.

Also, what's the bathroom's overall size?

Again, loved it!

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Thank you for your posts. I am just starting a overhaul on a 1840's schoolhouse. I have to take it to its original four walls and want to make it a one bath studio with Murphy bed. You are a inspiration for design. As busy as you are with the remodel please keep up the posts. I also appreciate your detail information.


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FANTASTIC job! I love everything about it..

Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us..It almost looks doable for my ugly nbathroom..

I was wondering if you could share the exact color paint and brand name? I love it and my bathroom would look awesome..

Thanks again...

MIke


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wow, what an inspiration you are! Both bathrooms look amazing! Can't wait to see photos of the exterior and rest of house. Great job!!


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Mike: Both bathrooms are Sherwin Williams's "Perfect Greige" which we had mixed up in Valspar Paint+Primer (Flat). The white on the trim everywhere is just standard Ultra Pure White in semi-gloss.

MrsPete -- On the guest bath, the showerhead isn't actually centered in the space, it's offset more to the right where the fixed glass panel is. You are right though that there is no door on the shower, and it's worked fine for us so far since we've been using it as the primary bath until the master is complete.

Happy news: Other than the glass for the shower (Which is on order and delivery maybe Friday?), the bathroom is complete (Along with the majority of the house!). I'll get some updated pictures of the bathroom, house, etc and post them for all to see this weekend hopefully!

Thanks for all the encouragement - glad that everyone has been so positive about the designs!


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Your front door - is that a new door or are you just refinishing an existing one? We are debating if we should refinishing ours. Do you have a storm door that goes in front of that pretty door?
Great work - lots of inspiration here. Thank you!


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Beautiful bathroom remodel! Fabulous job and design sense! I like almost all of the little details. But, when I'm at someone else's house, seeing a bucket next to a toilet is a little scary to me . It might be better if instead you were to make a small, old-style, box-lid laundry hamper, painted white of course, maybe with some cute little cut-outs on the side :) Nice work!


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I love love everything! I am in the North Houston area not sure what area you are? I absolutely am drooling over the counter tops color. I had basically decided to go with one of the soapstones with movement and similar coloring. Is your stone granite? I don't know where the yard is your stone came from can you tell me the name and location?
Your father is an amazing craftsman! And you certainly inherited talent from him. You are so fortune. My husband is pretty handy too Thankfully.
I so appreciate your budget sense! But it looks top shelf all the way.
The details are spot on for the house.
I am bookmarking this because I know I will have questions!
My first is does your father work for hire? I need him lol.
I am currently wanting some cabinetry built in the master bedroom and need a good woodworking person.

Please keep posting pictures and updates.


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I love what you've done. We remodeled a place we bought in the country. I would make one tiny recommendation: use the stainless steel fixtures...our water is hard and krud builds up on the faucets...with chrome, i have to worry about hurting the finish...SS is not much more and almost all faucets can be bought in it. Where I used SS, they clean up like new. Also..question? Are your doorknobs original? I have boxes of old doorlnob sets but no one to put the proper holes in the doors....bummer


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I agree, I really like your style! I am considering the same tile for my shower floor as you did in your master bath. I love it, but when I see it in some showrooms at the Tile Shop it is pretty slippery. I am hesitant to use it. Have you had any problems? Is it slippery? How about the beautiful glass tile in your guest bath?

I really appreciate your help!


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Amazing bathrooms! Looking forward to more photos!


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Gorgeous! You now have a bathroom worth of the beautiful door frame. :)


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Ok - first, apologies! I didn't get pictures taken this weekend. Life got busy, so soon: I promise.

Second: This will be kind of a long post so I can reply to everyone.

My folks are definitely glad to be finishing up. We tied up the last final inspections yesterday and are just wrapping up some minor things on the “to do” list before they move to Nashville, TN. They’ve agreed to do a 1914 house for my younger sister in Nashville’s hot East End. I can’t believe they signed up to do another full reno before they build their retirement house in New Mexico.

Raven: I live in the Heights so not too far away from you! My stone is a “granite” (to the stone yard, really a schist or gneiss) and I got it from the IGM slab yard off of Hempstead. My fabricator was fantastic so if you need a name, shoot me a message.

The slabs are 3cm River White. For the kitchen and bathroom together, I think the total granite cost with fabrication was about $5500 which was well worth it considering some of the tough obstacles they fit it around in the kitchen.

My cabinetry wasn’t actually custom but was from Conestoga cabinets and then we put it together. It actually was a bit of a pain since the two sink basins also had drawers in it so we had to have bracing to attach the drawer glides too -- This wouldn’t have been an issue if I’d skipped the inset and done full overlay.

Makepeace: the bucket you noticed is actually my trash bucket and it’s cute in real life, it looks almost identical to this: Trash Bucket

Smoochas: They are actually new front doors, two of them. I sourced them with our local lumber yard who had a local guy make them, and they are really freaking heavy, although gorgeous.

They’re mahogany and we used Sikkens Cetol 1/23 on them in the Natural color which brought out a really pretty honey red. Normally I’m against reddish stains, but they contrast beautifully with the house. I’ll be sure to get new pictures of the front of the house showing them off.

No, I don’t have a storm door over them, in my neighborhood it’s rare to see storm doors and about 50% of the doors are stained wood and the others painted wood. It’s a historic district so solid wood is required, no fiberglass which would have been easier for upkeep but since we had to fit them in existing casings, wood worked just fine.

Puppycat: We don’t have hard water in my area and I’ve had chrome in the kitchen for the last year with it cleaning up beautifully, so I had no concerns doing chrome in the master bath. I love the glitz that the sparkle of chrome brings.

Regarding door knobs: Actually, no, most of them aren’t original, although the entire house does have mortised door sets now. There are instructions about how to mortise a door online, its not the easiest thing to do, but its not especially hard either (well, at least my Dad says so, he mortised the doors). There are one or two original knobs in the house, and I wish there were more... So if you’re looking to get rid of those old sets, just let me know ;) Being that the house had been reno-ed a couple of times throughout its history, the original knobs disappeared along the way.

Erika: Nope, neither has been slippery primarily because with the small format mosaic there is a large amount of grout that your feet grip onto. It’d say most any small mosaic is probably fine if both chiny porcelain and glass haven’t been slippery.


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Holy deer antlers!!! This is all beyond fabulous...and you are a doll to share it with us. Thanks so much!

Blessings to you and your family,
pup

P.S. I haven't been on this forum in forever. You can bet this thread has certainly shown me what I've been missing!


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"They’re mahogany and we used Sikkens Cetol 1/23 on them in the Natural color which brought out a really pretty honey red."

It's stuff like this that I love.

When I saw your door I was going to post and recommend Cetol, but it looked like it was already in the finishing stage so I kept quiet.

The beauty of Cetol is that while it is indeed a great product, it's so easy to maintain. With most finishes, when they show signs of wear it's a full sanding to bare wood then a multi-coat refinish. With Cetol, all that is required is a cleaning and light scrubbing, then another coat of Cetol for rejuvenation.

I built a 7-0 x 3-6 mahogany front door for my house a couple of years ago and Cetol was it for me.

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I am so inspired, and also, can your parents come help me in Nashville once they're done with your sister? ;) I'm about to begin major renovations on my 1930 cottage and could use such awesome expertise!


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Your slabs are gorgeous! I just had River White installed in my kitchen and it's a totally different look. Interesting. Nice progress :)


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would love to see finished photos of the master and any other rooms you care to share
looks lovely--
did you use a styrofoam pan for the master as for the guest?

what material for the board/batten siding? and could you give dimensions for the room overall, and the sections of the board/batten w/the top chair rail?

Redoing master bath in FL vacation house and we are trying to decide if the room will work with a board/batten type wall on one side--
we will have white Mid-Continent cabinetry with some doors in Shaker fronts and two with a beadboard inset...


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Loves2read, isn't this a great thread :) glad you revived it. Would love to see finished pics.


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Ok ok, I'm sorry! Here are final pictures I *just* took so sorry that the quality isn't great!

I haven't finished putting artwork in all the frames yet in the bathroom and kitchen - so just overlook that, please ;)

For all those interested, my folks are solidly into the "Nashville Project" and my Dad writes a kind of building journal. It's not glamorous and he's likely to not know even what type of paint or color they're using but for the adventurous it's located here. My sister also keeps an infrequently updated blog about their project which is a lot more fun to read but less current located here.

Master bath first:

Kitchen


(I love my "custom" 15" pantry- from Conestoga Cabinets)


Actual pantry and vacuum storage space

Other random spaces:


Our first attempt at chalk paint and distressing - my dining room buffet.


Guest Room


Master Bedroom - I swear this room always looks "busy" in pictures, but it's awesome in real life.


Laundry Room - As odd as it sounds, this might be my favorite room in the whole house because it's just loaded full with shelving and storage!


(Excuse the mess on the shelves right now!)

So there ya go! I'll take some outdoor pictures when the sun is shinning.

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Sorry a lot of the pictures are showing up in an off-white, I promise it's all crisp ultra-white everywhere. This is what I get for taking pictures on a rainy day at night!

As far as to the questions since I last updated:

Loves2read: Yes, we used the exact same prosource kit for the master bath as the guest bathroom.

The board and batten wainscoting is constructed out of pre-finished mdf trim boards - primarily because (1) they have nice, slightly rounded edges and (2) we didn't have to prime them - which after all the trim that went in this house was a god send. The horizontal top rail is a 1x4 on top of a 1x3 and then has small crown under it. This is stacked on top of a vertical 1x4.

Here's it close-up:

The rails and stiles are 1x3s I believe. The base of the wainscoting is 7" baseboard on top of a 1x3 that sticks up just past it. Example:

(This picture actually shows the color of the tile, vanity, and walls as in real life).

I don't have my tape measure handy right now, but rough dimension is 12' x 10' for the entire room.

The vanity is 6' long, the shower is about 42-46" including the bench if I remember correctly.

On the tub wall - the tub is 5-1/2', and then there are about 30" for the toilet space, and the door is a 28" wide plus the trim.

Any other questions, let me know. One of these days I'll actually take better pictures when the sun is shining and the light is better!


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Love your baths, kjo. Would you mind sharing your shower enclosure source? And your front door lumber yard?

I'm doing a reno in Houston and am in the market for both...


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bkmc - Sure! What part of town are you renovating in?

The front doors are from Grogan's which is a lumber yard in the Heights. Shoot me an e-mail and I'll give you Charles phone number and e-mail - he does all the custom order items and we also got all of my Jeldwen wood patio doors and windows from Grogans at over 50% off what the box store wanted!

Montabalano Lumber on Houston Ave is also a great resource - we used them for my 116 siding on the addition and t&g beadboard in the first bath.

For the shower enclosures - the first one we did through Heights Glass and were happy with it - it was ~$1150 I think.

For the second one, we actually went with "Shower Doors of Houston" because they do their own tempering, and it was even cheaper even though there was more glass to cut and drill!

I ordered the CRLaurence hardware online.

For both showers, we did the install ourselves.

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kjo, I hope you never tire of hearing about how beautiful your home is! I love your bathrooms. I have been planning a white and black and marble bath for a while - with a pale yellow for the splash of color for painted cabinetry. I love your porcelain tile. I refuse to use tile in my shower because I don't live up to the demands of grout, though. You have used the polished tile on your floors, too. I see that you do have large, plush rugs for when you exit the shower, but I imagine that by now you must have stepped onto the floor tile with wet feet, though. How does it do for slip resistance? Has anyone left a puddle on the tile for anyone to step into with shoes on? Any slipping, falls, or near falls with the glossy tiles on the floor? I really love the marble-like tile you have chosen. Your two bathrooms are gorgeous, and thank you for sharing all of the details with us.


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