This Old House, Glaser Edition

Sunday, October 01, 2006

One Can in the Can

The master bathroom is nearly finished! All we are waiting for is a switch plate to arrive in the mail and a toilet seat. We kept the old shower, but replaced everything else. Because Steve works for a plumbing company, we bought the sink and toilet suite for a decent price. Tammy's brother and coworker tiled the floor and walls halfway up and, to save a bit on the tile topping, bought decorative molding to finish the tile (thank you Mom for the awesome idea). To go with a Victorian theme, we settled upon an Heirloom pedestal sink and faucets made by Steve's company and Victorian style fixtures purchased at Lowes: a double towel bar, toilet paper holder, hand towel ring, double robe hook, glass shelf, oval tilting mirror, and light fixture. We did not have many choices for the light fixture because we both prefer "bulbs-up" look. Throughout the house, including the bathroom, we chose pewter beaded switch plates, but special special ordered a few ones without beading for odd needs. The only plastic switch plates are covering the cable connectors.

Because the bathroom lacks a closet, we plan to purchase an armoire for the corner near the toilet for storage. Tammy likes her mother's idea of having a large basket for holding decorative towels. The other end of the bathroom has a window and we plan to have a pretty bench for dressing, as that area is long and narrow. The wall colors are Lowes American Tradition Desert Sand and the trim is Mark Twain Brown, while the tile is American Olean tile in the color Walnut. Below are three "before" shots and three "after" shots.

Before Master BathroomAfter Master Bathroom

Before Master BathroomAfter Master Bathroom

Before Master Bathroom WindowAfter Master Bathroom Window


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