Some fun facts:
- The bathtub was a craigslist score for $125. (Thanks for picking it up for us, dad!) It was originally painted bright yellow.
- The swing arm light above the tub is from Restoration Hardware.
- The mirror was a free hand-me-down from Ez's aunt. I had looked high and low for a mirror for that oddly shaped space, and nothing seemed to fit right. Then I yanked this one out of the guest room a whim. Perfect!
- The marble countertop is a remnant from the bar at the new Petit Louis restaurant in Columbia, Maryland. Ez's dad did the plumbing for the restaurant and bought the leftover piece from the tile guys.
- All the rustic wood trim was salvaged from various parts of our house.
If we were staying in this house, I'd hang a pretty piece of art in an antique frame above the tub and get an interesting rug for the floor, because I recognize that it's seriously lacking in color and personality at the moment. And I'd continue asking for the skylight I had really wanted in here. (We couldn't add any new windows because our log guy said it would compromise the house's structural integrity.)
I really love getting ready in here every morning! Our new home's bathroom is cute and retro with original black and white tile, but it's a tiny space. This is one room I'll definitely miss when we move, and one we're really proud of. It's been a very long time coming, and I'm thrilled to share it with you!
And, as a reminder of how far we've come, here are the few pictures I have from "before":
There used to be a staircase going from what is currently the dining room up to this room. We took out the stairs and closed up the hole, and that area is now the bathroom sink and shelving.
This is my mother-in-law, and the wall behind her is where the bathtub is now. The 6' ceilings had to go.
Not the best angles for comparison, but then again there's no comparison!