OK – now we have almost reached our destination! Well, for one room that is. We’ll finish this one off and march right on into the next – and believe me, there is lots more to do.
Also, I added a lot of links in these posts. They aren’t monetized or have any hidden links. (mainly because I don’t have a clue how to do that) I try to show exactly what I purchased the good or bad – and I’ll tell you if I had problems with any product or company.
A place for the tranquilizers
Here the Keller Sconces from Restoration Hardware are fitted. The beveled mirror from Dulles Glass & Mirror in the Medicine Cabinet door is in place. I used a 1 1/4″ bevel on the mirror to give it an antique feel. To the right is the Honeywell in-floor heat thermostat. The cabinet knobs are from Home Depot.
Let there be sink.
My challenge in this bathroom was how to keep a little of the vintage feel in the space, yet make it fresh enough to feel current. I went with a Porcher L’Expression Pedestal sink. Sounds fancy, don’t it? I like the towel bar in the front and it’s wide enough of a sink to be useful. This was important, because I couldn’t use a really wide sink due to shower door issues.
For the faucet I decided to go with this Rohl Cisal Classic do-dad. Why is this stuff so expensive? It has those cross handles with Hot & Cold but with a more modern shape. It’s a really nice faucet – for a faucet.
The crazy over produced shower.
OK, this is stupid, I know. This little shower has two 3/4″ water supplies that go to 2 Hansgrohe I Box fixtures. Who needs that? The shower controls are Hansgrohe Metris C Thermo balance. The top for the rainhead and the lower one for the Raindance Wall bar set. Because of the way I made the shower (with that little jog) I had to use a support rod to hold the glass at the top. There is a 12″ panel to the left and the door is hinged off of that – to clear that fancy L’e whatever you call it sink.
Finally a tub – or two
This is bathtub #2 from Signature Hardware. This is a long story, so I’ll keep it brief. That fancy thing at the end of the tub is called a tower drain. I’m not certain why I liked this so much – I thought it was pretty fancy. The problem was that it didn’t play nicely with the tub I got from Signature Hardware. The drain area was too thick on the tub, so the drain wouldn’t fit. So I called Signature Hardware and no problem – we’ll ship you another 285 pound cast iron tub. This company is really great to work with.
More noodling with that drain
So the drain comes with all kinds of hardware. But it just didn’t seem to fit my tub that great. This is the support bracket that has multiple holes to allow for different spacing of the drain. The clamp on the tower could be raised or lowered to tighten the support. It was always wobbly.
Would I do this again? Nope – no tower drain for me – but all is well and it works – so we’ll just leave it at that. Oh, and the stuff on top – that telephone looking thing is from Vintage Tub – A Deck Mount High Spout Clawfoot Tub Faucet with Handshower and Porcelain Lever Handles. That’s what they call it. I call it a lot of chrome.
These little gems are from Jado – called a new classic robe hook. They seem to complement the other round elements in the room.
Hiding the toilet
Boldly sitting where no toilet has sat before…
The only thing I reused in this bathroom was the toilet paper holder.
Gotta save money when you can. I gave all the other fixtures away (except for the alcove tub – who had an accident with a sledgehammer.)
So originally this house had glass knobs and small oval plates. These are from Rejuvenation. The fluted door knob and the Colonial Revival door plate in polished Chrome. This is a classic thumb turn lock – they have a kit that you can use on a modern door to have this original feature. I didn’t want to put a push button lock after all this… Obsessed? Keep your thoughts to yourself.
Almost ready to go…
So there you have it.
One room down and several rooms to go. While I was building this room I had a great Idea! Lets add a new entrance to the back of the house! Sure – right after I get the basement waterproofed and move the driveway.
Stay tuned fearless warriors – I’ll need your good Karma.