July 30, 2012
It’s hard to believe that we’re halfway through summer vacation already! While we’ve had plenty of fun and a whole lot of R&R going on around here, we have yet to complete the lagging renovation of our master bath. Now, “master” bath sounds quite grand but ours is more of a cubby hole! The shower was the guilty source of the nasty leak that inspired the demolition, but the vanity is a builder basic that really just needs to go. I think I’ve finally convinced Brad to rip it out but will have to get really creative when finding the budget-friendly replacement. And when I say budget, I mean as cheap as possible because this reno was definitely not on our radar for this summer! I love the idea of a vintage cast iron wall mounted sink and have seen several at the Bellingham Habitat for Humanity store for around $50 apiece. It would take some reinforcing for the supporting wall, as I’d imagine they weigh a tonne, so I’m open to re-jigging a vintage dresser or table instead…if I can find the perfect piece! Here are some lovely examples…
Photo by William Waldrun for Elle Decor
Photo by Laurey W. Glenn for Southern Living
I know that there are a few new vanities in this mix but I do love their simplicity, especially when paired with rustic and reclaimed wood elements. Isn’t that wood-slatted shower floor above fantastic? As I cruelly hinted at on Thursday, I’ve got a certain big project in the works (will just have to keep you hanging a wee bit longer!) so we’ll have to hustle and get our ensuite finished. The novelty of sharing one bathroom between all 5 of us has definitely gotten old too! Off to the beach now but have a wonderful Monday!