I am so happy to report that the contractor is finally making progress on our basement! Plumbing, electrical and heating are finished, and the drywall is being hung this week!
Fortunately for me (and everyone around me), this means that I’ve been able to chill out a bit and turn my attention to the FUN stuff like choosing paint colors, fixtures and furniture. I’ve spent the past couple of days planning our new bathroom and have had such a great time doing it. (Well, unless you factor in picking up thirteen boxes of heavy tile from Home Depot in the pouring rain, deciding that it was all wrong upon bringing it home, and then promptly returning it.)
Although our basement bathroom will be completely new, I want it to have a vintage feel like the rest of the bathrooms in our 1928 home. In order to accomplish that, I went with basketweave tile for the flooring, subway tile for the shower (with a decorative listello that mimics one in our first floor powder room), chrome fixtures, and a period light fixture. Rounding it all out is a soothing paint color.
All of the components of my new “vintage” bathroom were purchased from mainstream retailers with a strict budget in mind. Even though there’s nothing high end here, when it all comes together, I think it will look fantastic! I can’t wait to show you everything once installed.
If you’re curious about the products, you can find them here (please note that some of these are affiliate links, which means I earn a small commission at no added cost to you, should you purchase through them. To read my full disclosure policy, please click here.):
- Vanity – purchased at Lowe’s
- Mirror – purchased at Lowe’s
- Shower Fixture
- Basketweave Tile
- Subway Tile
- Light Fixture
What do you think of my vintage bathroom? Let me know – I love your comments.