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Old 02-07-2009, 11:01 AM   #1
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This was a pretty rewarding project.
Had to do massive structural work in the floor around the tub and toilet. A joist had been totally cut out for the toilet drain.

Then crazy patching plywood around many exposed pipes, then durock, then tile.

I decided to use the 5/8" squared Spanish tumbled marble. Found this stuff on eBay for very cheap and couldn't be happier with it.

New sink is the "Whitehaus" from Vintage Tub and Bath. Was the closest I could find to the style of the old one. Was sorry to see it go, but had a huge crack down the middle and was rusted out.
Toilet was also cracked and innards were totally shot. Went with the Toto Eco Promenade. Has an awesome powerful flush, is super quiet, and only uses 1.28 gals per flush. Purchased this locally for cheaper than Vintage Tub's price.
Had to go with the round because the elongated would leave literally no room betwee toilet and sink.
As it is you can do your business on the toilet, whilst simultaneously puking in the sink! (If you so desire...)

Decided to expose the copper pipes. Took a full day. Had to replace the sink trap.

Replaced the hot and cold water lines in the chase below, as the hot was totally corroded and had no pressure. Also replaced a section in the bathroom. See if you can tell which one.

Shower is the Strom "English Telephone" from Vintage Tub. Saved some money by getting it in the supercoated brass finish. The thing is awesome.
Sink Faucet is the Strom "Thames," meant to match the shower faucet.

The medicine cabinet I built myself, using some oak and mahogany I found in my mom's barn. Has a nice matching beadboard interior.
Mortised and tenoned the door. Was my first time building a cabinet and I'm happy with it.

I wish I had a better "before" picture. THe walls were in terrible shape.
Did a lot of skimming and patching. Ripped out a bunch for new electrical.
Installed a Panasonic fan and new overhead light (old liught was a huge flaurescent tube in the middle with a pull chain), and new GFI. ALso a nice sconce. Waiting on the backordered shade. Wanted to line up the OH light and fan in the center of the doorway/hallway. Came out nice. Sconce was arbitrarily placed. At that point, was still shopping for a med cab. The decided to build one. Didn't want to make it so big as to center the sconce between the window trim and the cab, so there it sits.
Where I had gutted, the 3/8" drywall went perfectly over the lathe and lined up flush with the plaster.

Paint colors (all Benjamin Moore):
Beadboard and Trim: Wyndham Cream
Walls: Bryant Gold
Ceiling: White Dove

Learned a lot of plumbing on this job. Dealing with the tub drain and supply lines were the hardest, given the nonstandard size of both.

Enjoy the two photos! Going to try to upload some more plumbing shots behind the toilet.








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looks beautiful... i'm personally a little more partial to the chrome fixtures though.

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One heck of an improvement. Nice work!
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thanks guys.
yeah, strangely it never really occured to mme to go chrome fixtures.
i was first thinking satin nickle, but then saw the deal on the brass, liked it well enough.

next time... soon i'll be redoing the downstairs bath.
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That is a beautiful bathroom! Quite an amazing transformation. The vintage look you've preserved and added to makes yours stand out from your typical remodel. I'd have to say the exposed pipes are my favorite part. Good work!
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Great Job Schmolze I was wondering if you put any kind of protective coating on your exposed pipes to keep them looking as good as they do now?
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Great Job Schmolze I was wondering if you put any kind of protective coating on your exposed pipes to keep them looking as good as they do now?
thanks mate.
no, i haven't put anything on them. i was thinking i should, though.
any suggestions?

they're still pretty gleaming after a few months.

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you might want to try and give them a coat of lacquer to protect them.

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thats is really nice bro/sis

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