This large 1980's garden tub with pine tongue and groove surround is pretty ... right !!!
So happy to say ...
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Big area and lots of room to display things.
I will miss my chandelier ... but that is okay.
It also had pine tongue and groove surround on the front where the blue/gray foam-core insulation pieces are. They were put there to seal off the area they had to access when we had the plumbing problem in 2013. We did not make good use of this tub in the twenty-eight years we have lived in this house. I think I was in it one time and had trouble getting out of it then because of a bad back. I really hated the tub, the tiny shower and the whole bathroom. The tub took up so much room and I thought we should put that space to a better use.
I had talked about it several times ... and finally convinced Mr.Z and our contractor/cabinet maker son, that we needed to remodel the bathroom now and make it accessible for the elderly and handicap.
The entire room is about 7' x 10' and this unused tub with surround took up almost half of that space.
(look at the picture on the right) .... the new shower wall to the right of the window and behind the bench is were the edge of the tub was.
The old shower measured 41"x 41" on the outside.
About 36" inside ... (too small for a handicap bath chair)
There was thirty-two inches between the tub and shower.
The metal garden bench was taken from the back porch. All I did was remove the fabric, wash it, add thicker padding and put it back on, leaving the chippy, rusty frame as it was. The pedestal and the cement fountain piece were taken from the entry and the white floor vase was a 25¢ thrift buy.
I replaced the metal mini blind with faux wood one from Lowe's.
See the big white plaster place on the shower wall ?
That is where the wall was repaired when they changed the plumbing. Yes, shameful, I know ... it sat like that for over a year. I just did not have the heart to redecorate when I hated the bathroom. I wanted that big cabinet hanging over the toilet GONE from the year we bought the house. That got voted down, so I lived with it.
... installed a new Kohler toilet and moved the old one to the main bath. Both are comfort or handicap height.
Love this new one. It has a unique flushing system.
We installed wood planks on the wall behind the toilet and to the corner where the shower was.
(more about that later) ...
Glass shower door is gone and no more glass doors to clean ... in fact, no shower door at all right now.
See all that open space ... room to move around and even dress in here if we want to. The fabric on the garden bench had the perfect jade colored flower to match the old kitchen cabinet that I painted with Behr aged jade.
I will explain the different color floor tile in another blog.
Love this vintage kitchen cabinet in here. It had been in storage for many years and needed to be restored. We put it back together and modified it to meet our needs. The roomy deep drawers provide space for underwear and the bottom one for extra toilet tissue ... Can you guess where the dirty clothes hamper is?
(Check out my blog on this coming soon).
I shopped the house, storage and yard for almost everything in here except the metal shorting shelf above the toilet.
Just a few other things were bought especially for this room.
Watch for more blogs coming soon on ...
... gutting the bathroom and putting it back together
... vintage kitchen cabinet
... the decorations
... DIY toilet tissue holder
... Kohler chrome shower fixtures ...
... wood planked wall
... hanging a barn door
Thanks for staying with me on this long post ... part 2 will follow soon.
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