3.10.2012

Bathtub Face {Makeover}

I thought we had the tiniest bathroom ever! I have seen smaller since, but mine is still pretty small, and the dimensions are weird. 
I REALLY wanted a claw-foot, but we just couldn't find one that would work. The story about the WHOLE bathroom remodel and cost breakdown is HERE. I also have a Subway Tile Tutorial split into 2 posts found HERE and HERE.
This is my sweetie installing the new hardwood floors. This has nothing to do with the post, but I thought it was a great picture to show how little the bathroom is.

Normally you would put the tub in first, then sheetrock, but like I said, I thought I was getting a claw-foot. So we had to cut out the sheetrock and redo a little bit of the plumbing for a normal tub.
When installing a tub, you want to make sure it is braced well on  2X4's on the wall and underneath the tub
The arrow by the wall is pointing at the 2X4 you screw into your wall to rest the tub on for extra support. You do this on all four sides! {You will build a small pony wall for the front side} AND MAKE SURE IT IS LEVEL!!!
Not all floors are totally even so we had to throw in some shims. 

Now for the Face of the Tub
I didn't want the typical tiled tub face, so I convinced my hubs to put up bead board and have it mimic our ceiling. To see the ceiling go HERE.
I didn't get a chance to take a picture of what it looked like under the bead board so I will explain what we did...
My hubs built a small pony wall, which is basically a 2X4 on the floor with vertical 2X4's nailed to it holding up the front side of the tub.
1. We sheet-rocked over the 2X4's and nailed the bead board onto the sheet rock. 

2. Added base trim {8in wide} all around the room and front of tub, added top border {5in wide}.

3. Placed vertical boards to hide seams and add a decorative element.

*NOTE: I use PPG Porter Paint and the wall color is Martha Stewart SeaGlass
Again, here is the before and after
I am in LOVE with my fully functioning small bathroom! We have been living in this house since December 1st, and just last night we were able to take our first shower here! 
Almost 4 months of showering at my moms or my in-laws... 

We didn't get to the glory without a few set backs of course! 

So last night as I was draining my daughters bath water I started to smell something sewer-ish. I yelled at my hubs to run downstairs and check it out.. of course he grumbled.. but then all of the sudden I hear "OH $#*@!" And I knew it couldn't be good.
Well our drain pipes hadn't had that much water pressure run through them since Jan of LAST year! SO basically all that pressure pushed out a clog, {SO NASTY} and it all came gushing out my laundry drain, and ALL over the basement. UGH!!! We were up till 2am or so shop-vacing and cleaning out the basement. And of course I had my bottle of bleach, spraying it EVERYWHERE! Everything seems to be working fine now, but I am going to keep a close eye!
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50 comments:

Tammy said...

Wow! It looks fantastic. I wish I knew how to do all that! thanks for sharing.I am your newest follower. Visiting from SNS linky. Hope you can visit me sometime.

Pine Tree Home said...

Great idea to add a little more cottage charm to your bathroom.

mwimp said...

omw!! that's all i can say - it looks better than amazing.

Elena said...

That is beautiful! The tub, the tiles, even the toilet! (Never thought I'd compliment someone's toilet.) Nice job!!
~Elena
http://acasarella.blogspot.com/

Lori Stokes Wright said...

Your bathroom looks fantastic!!! I'm so glad I found you at Sunday's Best Party, our bath is in need a face lift desperately, and yours is great inspiration.

Fox Hollow Cottage said...

Super, super cute! Found via 1929 Charmer link party. Will be sharing on fb page. Shannon

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scrapfancy said...

So pretty and love the tile behind the tub. Good job.

Jana said...

You did a nice job, looks cozy. Hey, I like the toilet also. Was the 2nd thing I noticed. Love the design of it.

Cathy @ My 1929 Charmer said...

Love your small bathroom, there's hope, my bath is small also. Would you mind sharing the dimensions of your bathroom? Love how you finished the tub and love the toilet also. It really turned into a beautiful room, great job. Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration over at Sunday's Best.

LoriU said...

Love it!! What color is that paint?

Anna said...

It looks amazing! Oh and I love that toilet, it's FABULOUS!

Anna
www.askannamoseley.com

P.S. Saw your other bathroom post at Lil Luna, you did a great job on the tile! :)

Kimberly @ See Sew and Seedlings said...

That's great!! I love the tub!

Our Pinteresting Family said...

Simple and gorgeous!! I love it.

Megan

Serendipity and Spice said...

Ooooh- I love the beadboard!! Thanks for sharing at Manic Monday!
-Melissa

Cristy @ menemini said...

Your Bath turned out beautifully! The tile job turned out perfect!
I can appreciate your hardwork 110%
I just posted our before and after of our first home that we gutted, completely!

The Rooster and The Hen said...

Who needs a clawfoot when you have a bathroom that looks like that! This project would be perfect for our linky party featuring "Transformations" called Repurpose-Remodel-Reveal, I know our readers would love to see it too! (It starts tomorrow- Friday, March 16th 2012 at 7:00 am and reoccures every 1st and 3rd Friday)

-Whitney @ TheRoosterAndTheHen

Beverly {Flamingo Toes} said...

Your bathroom looks so pretty and bright! I love the face on the bathtub - it is just beautiful! I featured you today!
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Serendipity and Spice said...

You're being featured tomorrow! :)

Linda @ it all started with paint said...

I feel your teeny tiny bathroom pain!

Love this idea and am pinning. Also, coming thru Rooster & Hen ...

:)

Linda

Angela @ The Not So Functional Housewife said...

Absolutely beautiful! I love the floor, paint color and the beadboard on the tub! Very nice!

Amy@eatsleepdecorate said...

Looks amazing! I would love to do something like that to my tub!

Katherines Corner said...

It looks amazing! Hugs and happy weekend wishes. P.S> Happy St Patty's Day

BEACH BUNGALOW said...

Looks beautiful; nice touch!

S
xo

Mique (as in Mickey) said...

I love this!! Want to come do mine? Thanks for linking it up to my Pity Party. I'll be featuring you tomorrow. ;)

The Rooster and The Hen said...

You already know we're crushing on your bathroom, but now we're featuring you as part of the RRR party favs tomorrow morning. Congrats!

Christine said...

LOVE IT!!!!!!!!! You have a the prettiest bathroom EVER!!! I just ADORE the casing around your bathtub!! WOW!

I sure would LOVE IT if you shared this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream to Reality! PLEASE :)
http://thediydreamer.blogspot.ca/2012/03/from-dream-to-reality-linky-party-8.html

Tara @ Tales of a Trophy Wife said...

I love the bathtub-gorgeous!

Rasonda @ Lake Cottage Dreams said...

Love this!! I considered something similar in the kids' bathroom but was worried the wood would be ruined with how much they splash around. Did you did something to protect from warping? New follower- found you though The Roster and the Hen! Cant wait to see whats next.

LeAnne said...

What a great remodel, love it! I love your rug/bath mat. Would you mind sharing where you go it? It looks great!

Debbiedoo's said...

What a fabulous makeover. thanks so much for sharing and linking up to the newbie party.

Roxanne Reinhart said...

Wow, wow and double wow. Love that creative bath tub front. So pretty and unique. Fab job

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

gorgeous bathroom makeover! Love the color, can't wait to do this to our upstairs tub.
thanks for linking up
XO
Kristin

Carolyn@Sweet Chaos said...

Your bathroom is adorable! I love the tub surround and the color. Never thought I'd say this, but your toilet is pretty, too :) Great job! And, I hope that's the last of your plumbing issues... yuck!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Great job on the transformation and the paneling on the tub is wonderful! Your bathroom may be small but it is totally cute.
Now following you.
xo, Sherry

michele said...

bravo! this is sooooo lovely.

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smiles.

michele

Miss Charming said...

Such a gorgeous remodel! I love all the beautiful details. You did such a wonderful job on this. (I think the wall color is similar to what I have in my kitchen.). It's hard to say what my favorite thing is but the tub really looks fantastic.

Anne said...

Just gorgeous! You give me hope for my bathroom reno that is dragging and costing more than I hoped...

Great job, xox

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Infarrantly Creative said...

What a beautiful makeover! Love the final result!

Diane | An Extraordinary Day said...

Fabulous!!! Your creativity never ceases!!!

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Jackie Toye said...

I love this every time I see it. Great job.

aliciaking said...

looks good! yay...so last year i thought i was the only one having to go to my m.i.l's to shower for 4 months!! ugh! i was so sick of packing "the shower bag" lol!

PSOM said...

It's absolutely beautiful and I'd love to do this in my kids bathroom... question... is it water resistant...? My kids tend to get water EVERYWHERE...

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litebrite said...

Did you run into any plumbing problems when remodeling, such as leaks? I know it is common for people to run into these types of problems.

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