Holy Smokes! How does one week pass by so quickly?! Week one of the One Room Challenge has been less productive than I hoped. My plan was for demo to be complete this week, but life has been extra busy. On top of my usual crazy routine, we’re hosting a foreign exchange student from Austria. The exchange program was arranged through my son’s piano teacher at school and the intention is for the students to see what it’s like to live like an American student. So, they’re shadowing the students through their school day and any other activities they may have after school. It’s been sooooo fun but I put off the bathroom demo a few days to accommodate our guest. So this week I mostly planned, shopped and sourced all my products. I went Tampa Salvage to scope out the vintage tubs and sinks. I haven’t seen this many clawfoot tubs in one place before. I think they had ten tubs! Usually salvage shops may have one or two very beat up tubs, but this place had an abundance and they all look decent. I want one that has the spigot holes in the tub so I don’t need to install a freestanding faucet. It’ll save money and plumbing time. This is the type of tub faucet I want. I’d love a brass model of this but it depends upon all the other fixtures in the bathroom. I know I can mix metals but I prefer to keep the metals the same on the shower, tub and sink, and I haven’t found the right affordable brass shower fixtures yet.
After seeing these 1920’s peg-leg pedestal sinks I’m 99% sure I’ll use these. See the “standard” stamped on the bottom? The salvage shop owner told me that the company was called Standard before the name was changed to American Standard we now know. I thought that was interesting.
I’m generally very committed to function and I know if I have a double vanity I’ll have much more storage but…the vanity creates a large space for stuff to accumulate. Both on top and inside the vanity. The current vanity is covered with junk most of the time. I feel like the pedestal sinks may solve the clutter problem. I plan to use these recessed medicine cabinets above each sink for toothbrushes, toothpaste, etc.. And I’ll have some sort of basket or something for toilet paper. I plan to make something special for hanging and placing the hairdryer and flat iron while in use…that’ll be a post on it’s own.
I think I may need to refinish the sinks, but I won’t be sure until I get them home and clean them up. I’ve done my kitchen sink(here) and it’s pretty simple. I think the bathroom sinks will hold up better since there’s no pots and pans banging around inside.
These simple faucets for the pedestal sinks are appropriate I think.
This is a close up of the wall tile I plan to use. I love the wavy edges of it!
Today I went to Interiors trading(a huge “to the trade” fabric and wallpaper wholesaler) to look for fabric for the shower curtain and also possible wallpaper options for above the tile in the bathroom. It was totally overwhelming and I didn’t come away with anything for the bathroom. I did, however, find a wallpaper for my girls bedroom.
I really want pale pink linen or linen blend for the shower curtains, so I’ll probably end up ordering online. I’m off to Denver this weekend to visit with friends. Then next week will be hardcore demo and hopefully big progress toward my goal. If you missed my original design plan check out last weeks One room challenge post here.
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Have a great weekend!