Daily Archives: November 4, 2009

1950s bathroom and fireplace progress

Moving along!  The glass tile in the shower is a 3×12 pale green we are orienting vertically.  A shampoo niche is carved in to the wall opposite the showerhead, to be lined with rectangular glass mosaic tile in a blue/green/brown mix.

shower tile

We’re using the same mosaic tile on the entire wall behind the new vanity, around the window, mirror and sconces.

mosaic tile

The floor tile is 12×12 ceramic in a tan/green which blends in to the scheme of the room.  The makore vanity cabinet from City Cabinetmakers picks up the brown in the wall tile.

floor tile

The fireplace has been tiled.  The new hearth stone – a limestone slab from Ann Sacks called Topo Azul – is put in place, and the new simple mantle built – to be painted.   Finish details to follow.

fireplace tiles

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1950s bathroom – and fireplace

We are also tackling the fireplace which the owners want to revamp.  The white painted brick, the brass and glass doors (yikes), and the overall height don’t go with the low-slung mid-century feel of their living room.

fireplace before

We’ve removed the mantle, a few rows of brick, the pinkish stone hearth, and the doors.

fireplace during

The tile we’ve selected is Luxor Grey by Ann Sacks.  It’s a long thin tile that will accentuate the horizontal lines in the room.  I laid it out to get a good mix because the natural stone is slightly varied in color.

luxorgrey

Now back to the bathroom:  We’re down to the studs to install the new window, frosted glass for privacy.  We’re going from horizontal to vertical with the window.  Everything has been removed; the tile, the entire shower, the vanity.

windowstuds

We put insulation in where there was none before.  More to come!

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