Goodbye 1970'scomments (3) April 1st, 2009 in Project Gallery
The bathroom was one of the first major projects we tackled on our own. Contractors would not call us back. Finally one took pity on us. "You can't get the project you want for the money you have to spend," he said.... and gave us a list of his subcontractors and told us the order to proceed.
We salvaged the wood and the medicine cabinet and handled all of the woodwork and painting along with some of the hardware installation. Miracle Method saved our tub through refinishing. All fixtures are chrome plated. A plumber helped with the installation of the tub hardware and I worked with the plasterer. Any wood that could not be salvaged was replaced with douglas fir, so that some future owner would not be dissapointed when stripping the room.
We designed the tile to give the bathroom a 1920's feel though our house is a 1910 Craftsman Bungalow. This project sucked up one summer. Luckily the neighborhood park has a bathroom.
Design or Plan used: My own design - John Andrews
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Fine Homebuilding editors are a finicky bunch, and opinionated too. So the task of narrowing down the nearly 150 entries from our “Before and After: What’s Old is New Again,” kitchen and bath contest to just five winners wasn’t easy.
After the field was narrowed down to a group of fifteen, the editors convened with coffee and notebooks into a conference room equipped with a projector (for easier viewing). After going back and forth, and sometimes cringing, a few entries kept rising above the others, and viola, we found our winners.
Thanks to all who entered, and congratulations to the winning participants who will be mailed a new, DeWalt 18V 1/2" XRP LiIon Hammerdrill/Drill/Driver kit.
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