House Update – Chronicles of a Nightmare – Upstairs Bathroom ~ Part 7


This is what it looked like when we purchased the house. There was a funky chunk of carpeting on the floor as well as a homemade vanity and very strange facade around the claw foot tub. I was sure it would have no feet when we finished tearing out the facade, but it was in excellent condition. Since this ‘remodel’ was not planned we had to do all the work ourselves and it has been a long, hard road to tow.


We have started to see the light at the end of the tunnel. Considering we had to take this bathroom down to the studs when we had to rip out the mold infested drywall, this room has come a long way. We were going to save the tub so we painted it bronze over that horrid sea green, but changed our minds mid way and decided cabinet space was more important so we add a shower.

Hubby has finished the trim molding and the door for the attic since I took this next picture. We’re in the process of the final coat of paint as we speak. Other than removing the old claw foot tub and changing it to the corner shower we tried to keep it in character for the age of the house by using the bead board, decorative ceiling tiles and old fashioned rounded sink.

We used Laura Ashley laminate flooring in “oiled teakwood” and on sale it worked out to be less expensive and better quality, made in the USA, than the other options – most of a lesser quality and made in China.


I am so in love with the triple pane window that replaced the “ORIGINAL” single pane window. This room is now a warm little haven – just needs a TV & Frig! LOL

Hubby wanted a little extra color in here so I did this altered decoupage plaque for above the sink.

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