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Feb022012

Bathroom Addition: After

A couple of years ago around this time, we knocked out a wall between adjacent closets and added a bathroom to our one-bathroom house. The renovation was a major project, but one that was worth all the annoyance/dollars/tears, and changed our lives. Here is a quick refresher on the before:

Real pretty.

I have been promising to show y'all the after since that time. I guess two years is long enough, so please accept these pictures I have taken for your enjoyment: 

Facing the sink.

 From just outside the bathroom door.

Stripes! Jars! Colored Pencils! Fun times.

A look inside the shower.

Various Polaroids/Japanese tape/blogger cliches.

From the shower looking out.

I don't know if you can tell from these angles, but the bathroom is kind of tiny. For instance, in the above photo I am standing inside the shower having a relationship with my tripod.

So there it is. I hope you enjoyed it. I sure did, except for the part where I had to crawl under and THROUGH the tripod legs to get to the shutter button.

Sources:

Floor: Generic black penny tile/charcoal grout
Mirror: PB Teen
Sconces: Hudson Valley Lighting
Glass shelf: IKEA
Sink: IKEA
Toilet: Toto
Fixtures: Kohler
Shower curtain: IKEA, then custom sewn and monogrammed
Rug:eBay
Stool: Vintage
Hooks: The Hook Lady
Art: Lot 9 Press, Lisa Congdon, various Chaos

PS. Those of you waiting on rate sheets will have one in your hot little hands in the next day or so. Thank you for your patience!

PPS. Thank you for the nice knee notes. Not only was it neighborly, I guess you could say it was KNEE-ded. (I'll show myself out.)

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    They had vertical chutes, through which waste fell into street drains or cesspits. Sir Mortimer Wheeler, the director general of archaeology in India from 1944 to 1948, wrote, "The high quality of the sanitary arrangements could well be envied in many parts of the world today."

Reader Comments (27)

and black penny tile. don't leave that awesome part out too.
February 2, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterha\
love how light and fresh it feels...and really love the black penny tiles - fabulous!
February 2, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterkay*
oh, everything I like. black + white. simple and elegant with a touch of "keeping it real" :)
glad you're back to blogging! love your sense of humour
February 2, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterNK @ StyleINGwChildren
Looks good! Where did you get those blk + wht striped things on the back of the toilet? I think I need some! Thanks!
February 2, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterjuliet
What are the black and white things on the back of the toilet?
February 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAnne At Large
Oh my God. Can I come to your house and live in your bathroom? PLEASE?!? I SO need you to come to Upstate NY and redesign MY house. LOVE!
February 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterVeronica B.
I have a question.

I never hang arty stuff in the bathroom because I am afraid it will deliquesce in the steamy environment. Are those polaroids going to melt, or have you had them up for some time?
February 3, 2012 | Unregistered Commentergeorge
Love it! You wouldn't be able to tell me the dimensions of the room could you? We are doing a renovation on our house and our architect doesn't seem to think we have room for another full bathroom and I'm out to prove him wrong. Thanks!
February 4, 2012 | Unregistered Commentermrsbrennan07
soooo great. fyi, people: pretty sure the black and white striped things are candles from ikea...
February 5, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterkristen f davis
Man, I have been wondering about this bathroom and how it turned out. Talk about suspense. No, really. It sounds like I am being facetious, but I am totally not. The bathroom looks awesome.
February 6, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterElizabeth
it looks absolutely fantastic!!
February 7, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterjodi
it looks absolutely fantastic!!
February 7, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterjodi
ABSOLUTELY love what you did! My bathroom is roughly the same size and I can testify that is no easy space to work with. Incredible job!
That is the cutest bathroom I have ever seen. I love it.
February 7, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAnissa
what a fantastic bathroom, i love it, i've been going back and forth about using an ikea sink, thanks, excellent use of a small space, chich and glam
February 8, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterkiki
I love it,
I just have one bathroom in my home and i keep looking at that closets.... and now i know its possible.
Great job!!
February 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMarias
looks fantastic...bvery inviting and hip!
:)
February 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJEN RAMOS
amazing transformation! so creative, love it!
February 13, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterthe zhush
love the bathroom. lots of great ideas that have push me to make some cosmetic changes to my t-tiny bathroom. was curious what you did with shower curtain besides monogram....great work and sooooo creative
February 20, 2012 | Unregistered Commentermeredith
Hi--clicked through from Curbly. Beautiful job!
February 27, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAidel.K
Fabulous! I love the floor, shower curtain and grid of Polaroids. What a pretty space.

http://theautumnissue.com
February 27, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKarissa
We have only 1 bathroom in our house and it is this size! So tiny!
Your bathroom redo is just perfect!
March 27, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterChristy
thanks for posting this.. I had been waiting so long, and it's worth the wait. congratulations, on top of everything else you do!
April 30, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSara
this is so amazing! I wish my bathroom looked as amazing as yours - one day!
June 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAlex
stumbled across these photos on pinterest, such a gorgeous redo! I love what you did behind the toilet (usually such a dead and ugly space!)
What a fun renovation I love it. Especially the colours ... fabulous !

Love Chrissi xo

www.christianaholt.blogspot.com
October 20, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterChrissi Holt
What are the dimensions of the closet and the final dimensions of the bathroom?
December 30, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAnna

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