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BATHTIME BLUES

06 Nov BATHTIME BLUES

“The blue we bathe in is the blue we breathe.  The blue we breathe, I fear, is what we want from life and only find in fiction.  For the voyeur, fiction is what’s called going all the way.” – William Gass

A young boy's bathroom in need of a facelift. Read our post to see how we did it. #tile #makeover #bathroom | @D.L. Rhein

BEFORE | WOOD CABINETS, CERAMIC FLOOR, FORMICA COUNTERTOP

 A dear friend of mine was desperate to update her teenage boys’ bathroom from the 1980’s to the new millenium.  She wanted it to be modern with a little edge so we opted for some industrial fixtures, still keeping with a clean aesthetic.  Out with the lineloeum and formica, in with the marble.  The results were tremendous!

New fixtures, sinks, tile, + Mirrors. Read our post to see how we did it. #tile #makeover #bathroom | @D.L. Rhein

AFTER | BOYS BATHROOM REMODEL

 A new white vanity with a marble slab and raised porcelain sinks replaced old wooden cabinets at an economical price.  The faucets were replaced with tall spouts from Ferguson, the perfect match for the chrome hardware.  Lineoleum floors were ripped out to make way for veined marble tiles.  Kensington Recessed Medicine Cabinets from Pottery Barn are sleek and sly with their hidden storage.  Edison Glass Sconces from Restoration Hardware are a beautiful touch of soft lighting.

Out with the old, in with the new. Read our post to see how we did it. #tile #makeover #bathroom | @D.L. Rhein

BEFORE | SHOWER AND TUB

Blue tile and taupe walls - just what this teenager needed to update his bathroom. Read our post to see how we did it. #tile #makeover #bathroom | @D.L. Rhein

The tub and shower had to go!  Navy Subway tiles from Discount Tile, an excellent local resource Angelenos, are a dramatic backdrop for clear glass doors and a modern square tub.

A double sink…Yes, Please!  Read our post to see how we did it. #tile #makeover #bathroom | @D.L. Rhein

The walls were transformed with Benjamin Moore’s Whale Gray mixed with Hollandlac from Fine Paints of Europe to create a lacquered effect.   A brand new bathroom with dramatic results while keeping on a tight budget.   Now when the boys cry the blues about their bathroom, it will be with good reason.

XO,

D.L.

 

2 Comments
  • Linda
    Posted at 22:45h, 06 November

    You did it again, what a terrific job-I love it and the lacquered walls really do their magic

  • meredith
    Posted at 00:03h, 21 January

    Hi,
    Where is the tub from? I like that it looks like it has a lot of room.
    Thanks,
    Meredith