Monday, July 11, 2016


Dear Olive, 

I'm going to be real with you.  The state of our bathroom pre-demo is not pretty.  Here is where we are at present:

There is no door on the bathroom.  We have been using this black and white curtain and tension rod for many years.

The floor is 80s vinyl and the trim is cheap tile glued on top of the period tile.

The fiberglass shower is our greatest shame.  It too was added in the 80s and no amount of Magic Eraser can keep it maintained.  Note the rusty bottom edges.

I do love the 50s sink, but it is corroded beyond repair.  I'll be sad to see it go.

We are actually going to keep the space heater and clean it up.  The tag on the bottom says 1948.  It still works!  Though it is a total fire hazard, I turn it on everyday I shower in the winter.

When you walk in the room, there is a wall on the immediate left.  It is the backside of the shower and cuts the room in half, making the footprint seem very small.

The window treatments are inexcusable. 

So here is the plan:  We are going to blow through the master closet, (this bedroom has two closets).  The closet will become our walk-in shower, which will have an arched entry.
The closet is pretty large, which means that we will have space for a bench and two shower heads.

We will add hex penny tile to the floors of the bath and shower.  The Shower walls will be white subway tile striped with black penny hex.  We will keep the sink and toilet location and recess the antique cupboard I found.

I can't wait to begin!


  1. When I first saw your "bathroom door," the old white curtain rod with the curtain on it, it brought the memories back. I don't know why now, but it took me 2 years before I got around to getting a door for one of my bathrooms, and it took a remodel to finally get me to do it. I hope your design will be as lovely as it looks.

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