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Welcome to Liz
, the first reader to heed our call for bathroom month show-and-tell.
She says: This was possibly the ugliest bathroom in the universe. Think leaning, sagging, rusty fixtures. Mold in the flooring. Peeling wallpaper in the tub. And most frightening of all, mirrored tiles across from the toilet. [before pictures after the jump]
This isn't my most current bathroom, but I was so proud of this remodel, I wanted to share it. We had to rip out all our rotting iron sewage pipes and so I decided we might as well gut the bathroom while we were at it.
We couldn't expand the bathroom, which was only about 5 by 8 feet. I really wanted a clawfoot tub but I couldn't afford a reproduction and I couldn't fit a standard tub in the space. But I found a 4-and-a-half-foot vintage tub in the antique store around the corner! The shower conversion kit came from an online store; it turned out great but the riser pipe was a little thin and so the water flow was somewhat restricted. All of the other fixtures came straight off the shelves of Home Depot. The floor tiles were commercial-grade linoleum squares from the local hardware store, which was having a sale.
P.S. In case you were wondering, I did relocate the toilet to the right of the door, so it cannot be seen in the picture.