When we bought the house it had four bedrooms upstairs (master + 3 guest bedrooms) and two baths (master + guest). The original guest bathroom to the house was…well I thought it was adorable, but it was a little peculiar with two tone tile and a wee arched shower. Though I thought it had a lot of potential, I knew 1 bathroom for three guest bedrooms that we plan to fill with many children was not going to work. So we added a third jack-and-jill style bathroom carved out of some space in an awkwardly long and narrow bedroom linking it and what would be Grace’s wee nursery.
My best guess is that the darker yellow/beige tile is original because of the line detail going through. And someone tried to match it with the other yellow and either suffered from acute color-blindness, or the tile faded?
I think the new wallpaper situation totally makes it werk.
The guys who installed the paper were complete artists. It was not easy with the coved ceilings but they made it work, cutting out the hot air balloons and decoupage-ing them on there to make it come together.
And this is why:
No mirror. Whoopsies. It’s on order. But keepin’ it real. We did get a lot done in a short period of renovations, but it is still very much a work-in-progress.
You couldn’t place a bed because of all of the windows, and it was just an awkward space.
It shared a wall with Gracie’s little room and was REALLY far from the existing guest bath, so we decided to carve 6 feet off this end of it to create a bathroom for the room to share with Gracie’s.
The same view during construction. We closed up the back window and made the side one smaller.
And same view now- again, keeping it real, that is my great-grandmothers headboard to the right there that we were trying to make work in the space but just won’t fit. Still need to take it back to storage.
Same view pulled back again so you can see more of what we have going on.
See how important good photography is??
We did double sinks with vintage medicine cabinets/light fixtures.
I wanted the bathroom to have the same quirky feel the other guest bathroom had and to look like it could have been here originally.
Sources: Wallpaper in original bath. Light fixture in original bath. Wallpaper in new bath. Sinks in new bath- ish ours are slightly different. I think I like those better though. Tub in new bath. Shower curtain in new bath.
What do you think? I love the original details of the house. Both of our previous houses were old and traditional, but both had been stripped of all/most of their original quirks and nooks by the time we got to them. It was fun to be able to maintain some of that character here. As always if you have any questions let me know in the comments and I will try to answer them!