- Exposed a swath of brick wall
- Retiled the tub surround and added a shampoo shelf (tile is American Olean's biscuit, found as overstock at BMRC),
- Installed fixtures...a new (but used) Toto toilet, a 1950's Crane co. medicine cabinet + matching wall-mount sink. also TP holder, towel ring, etc.
- Poured a concrete slab for behind-the-sink storage (this time we used high-density Quikrete, not as happy with results)
- Sheet rocked the ceiling adding an exhaust fan and new recessed lights,
- Installed a cork tile floor
- Installed vertical wainscoting (partially to hide the uneven walls, but also because it looks nice)
- Added a 3x3 glass block interior window to let afternoon light into the kitchen.
^the Crane Co. used to make beautifully shaped things! ... and anyone who lives in the area should go to Crane's Beach, also beautifully shaped
^cork... somewhat sustainably harvested, fairly durable, looks great, and very easy to install.
^The only thing remaining from day 1 is this aqua cast-iron bath tub, which is a shade of blue i don't think they make anymore. It was somewhat of a challenge to find a color pallette that wouldnt turn the room into a carnival, so we kept it simple. White on the wainscotting, and greyblue on the walls. the cork does it's own thing, and the brick ties in the concrete. its a very bright room, i sort of wish i spent more time in there.
what do you think?