Arts and Crafts Bathroom

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Project by ncrumet posted 02-12-2010 07:14 AM 4508 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I really wish I had taken before and after pictures of this bathroom. This was my parents’ horrible little master bath, with a tub-less shower, double sink, and freezing floors. The rest of the house is gorgeous—a 1910 Sears and Roebuck house with hardwood floors, wonderful beams, and the best fireplace that I’ve ever seen. Sadly the bathroom was in need of a re-do. I stripped the whole room down to studs and joists, took out a non-structural wall, re-plumbed it for a bathtub and single sink vanity, re-wired parts of it for different lighting and under-floor heating, laid down tile, installed the tub, new drywall, the custom vanity that I had built over the winter, a white oak and walnut tub surround, new qs white oak trim around the skylight with walnut doweling pins, milled solid mouldings to match the rest of the house, re-faced the built in cabinet drawers in qs white oak and walnut, and built a new mirror in an a&c style. Sadly I have not had the time to complete the cabinet (it is still in need of drawers and doors), but I plan to get to that soon. I do realize that building a wooden tub surround may seem like a horrible idea, but I figured I’d give it a shot anyway—I can always re-do the work. The surround is hinged to pull up to grant access to the tub’s whirlpool machinery.

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#1 posted 02-12-2010 07:16 AM

A great job it all looks wonderful

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#2 posted 02-12-2010 07:17 AM

Great lookin bath and as for the tub surround, I do that all the time. Really looks great. Repost when you finish the vanity.

-- ~Just A Guy With A Hammer~

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#3 posted 02-12-2010 07:46 AM

Nice job. I love “Arts and Crafts” style furtiture and built ins. Especially Greene and Greene. One day I plan tomake it down to Pasadena for a tour of the Gamle House. Keep up the good work. Can’t wait to see it with the vanity doors.

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#4 posted 02-12-2010 08:58 AM

coming together well… post the finished picks when your done for us… I like the drawer unit built into the wall studs.. good use of otherwise wasted wall space…

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#5 posted 02-12-2010 02:20 PM

Very nice, very nice…I like it.

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#6 posted 02-12-2010 04:30 PM

Nice Bathroom!

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#7 posted 02-12-2010 05:22 PM

Great looking bathroom.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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