Thursday, July 2, 2009


The guys have been working long and hard at getting the vintage inspired bathroom done.

The only thing left I have to purchase is a light that will go on the ceiling. I'm having a hard time picking out a vintage looking light that will work in here.

Here is the floor tile I picked out. I love how it looks. However, it took them forever to cut all the little tiles to fit in for the boarder area.

The big bright white spot is just the sun shinning in through the window in the door.

They still need to grout it but I think it looks good and love how it meets up with the bead board.

The black is also brought up onto the bath/shower area.

The black tiles in the floor is not the same shape as the black tiles in the bath/shower area. However, the black tile in the floor is the same shape as the white tiles in the bath/shower area.

It's hard to tell in these photos but the bath/shower area has white subway tiles. They were very popular back in the 1920's and 1930's, which is the style I'm going for here.

They also have the built in medicine cabinet installed.

I saw a medicine cabinet very close to this one when I used to watch Sex In The City. It was in Carrie's bathroom. Ever since then I've dreamed of having a bathroom with one.

Silly what things catch our eyes as we watch TV, isn't it.

It seems the normal height for bead board is 3 feet but I went with 4 feet high as I like the higher look.

I also had them move the plug down lower. It used to be right next to the light switch. They also put a 2nd plug on the right side of where the sink will go.

I wanted to have more then one plug as it seems like I always need one where there isn't one in the bathroom.

So there you have it. So far, so good. I'm really happy with the work they are doing.

I have the sink, toilet, light fixtures that are going on the side of the medicine cabinet, light switch, vent cover for heater/ac unit and light switch covers all sitting in boxes out in the living room.

It is starting to drive me nuts. I will be so happy to have both bathrooms finished. Though, it is fun to have a vision in my head of what I want and then to see it come alive.

Anyone care to guess what color the upper part of the walls will be?


Catherine said...

You did great. The bathroom is beautiful. I love everything about it!

Good job.


Joyce said...

It is looking super and will be amazing when finished. Those little tiles remind me of our bathroom when I was a kid and honey that was almost 60 years ago:) Time flies when life is fun. Happy 4th of July.

Glenda said...

Why not try Restoration Hardware to see if they carry any vintage lighting fixtures that meet your needs. Or why not try that place we went to, were is was loaded with everything, were the old man was. You know that antique store.....

I like the floor.....


Unknown said...

Very cool! This is nice to see the progress. :)

Aunt Jo said...

Love it! We put 4 ft beadboard in our bathroom and I'm so glad we did.

It's gorgeous and you're going to love it when it's done.

Harbor Hon said...

I'd have to say the walls will either remain white, maybe a nice light pink, or a pretty aqua blue in keeping with that cottage look. Everything so far looks fabulous. Can't wait to see it all finished. You're gonna love it! xxoo

Cottage Rose said...

Wow so far it is all looking so beautiful, I can't wait to see the finished room, as much as you are.... Love the tile and I love the subway tile, so vintage looking. I could not even begin to guess what color you are painting the upper part of the wall,so don't keep us waiting too long.....

Happy 4th July

Michelle said...

The bathroom looks beautiful! Love those black tiles. :)

Allidink said...

I love the tile! Very cute! I can't really guess what color the walls will be LOL. I would paint them pink because I love pink haha! I will or blue LOL!

All the best,

Jen @ said...

Oh my goodness Joanne! I am loving everything in that bathroom. The tile, the wainscoting, the shower. So cute! I wish I could rip all of bathrooms up and do that!


Tara said...

Love the floor! This would have been how I would have done it too! The shower looks great as well and that medicine cabinet is a perfect fit for your new bathroom. I can't wait to see it finished. I bet you just can't wait to HAVE it finished!

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Hi Joanne!

Your bathroom is looking FABULOUS! I can hardly wait to see the final outcome. I would have to guess the top of the walls will be.... hmmmm... maybe... PINK??? LOL

The cruise ship looks so beautiful Joanne. You and Trinity are going to have a wonderful time on it! It looks perfect for young folks and young at hearts!!

Have a Happy 4th! Big Hugs, Sherry

Lindsay-ann said...

Hi Joanne
Your bathromm is looking great. I am excited to see it finished. I love the tiles and the medicine cabinet.
Your cruise looks like it will be amazing. Trinity is going to have the best time ever.
Happy 4th July for tomorrow.

Brenda Pruitt said...

It looks wonderful! Yes, when mine were done last summer/fall, I just couldn't wait to have men out of there working all day and decorate my spaces and clean them up!