step up bathroom in our log home we are building

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Project by woodchic posted 08-04-2009 06:26 PM 5856 views 3 times favorited 37 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the bathroom on the upstairs floor. We made a step up, because, we wanted the downstairs ceilings to be open with the beams and wood showing. So a step up to cover the pipes to the bathroom seemed fitting for this bathroom. It still isn’t finished, I have black 16inch tile to lay. I wanted to use stone, but everything I brought home looked so blah. I picked the black so it would give it more life, right now you just see the pine boards, but as soon as my husband is staisfied that he did a great job with the plumbing and nothing leaks, I will put the tile down on the floor. We still have to put the perma chink into the beveled edges on the log walls. The railing that is holding the door I will put a finish on it that will match the color of the lights , and 1 peice of trim goes behiind the comode when I lay the tile. My Mom and Dad gave us a new vanity that they had bought and didn’t use. I wasn’ going to use it because the color was all wrong. So I took the doors and the sides of the vanity apart and replaced them with some that I made for it. I cut all of the pieces of the sides and doors on the table saw. I also carved the carving that is on the door for it.

The tub surround my husband built…........he had me carve a carving to go on his surround…......I felt it was too small after I got it done and used it on my vanity instead. So now I owe him a carving to go on his tub surround….......shhewwwwww, a womans work is never done!

I was hesitant about putting this on and it not done, but I thought everybody still may enjoy seeing it unfinished and when it is done I will put more photo’s of it on lj’s.

-- Robin Renee'

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#1 posted 08-04-2009 06:38 PM

Very Nice. Not sure I would have gone with a glass door…but my kids don’t knock anyway!

-- Chris N, Westford, MA - "If you won't eat something from your fridge that turned green...why would you eat something that started out that way?"

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#2 posted 08-04-2009 06:57 PM

Haha yea, mine has a problem with that also…..........we are going to sand blast the glass, We took paint stencels and taped them about 3 times with masking tape I recut the holes in the design and my husband sand blasted the design on one side, and sand blasted it solid on the otherside. You can see the design on both sides of the door but you cannot see through the glass…........pretty cool trick. we have a glass pocket door in the down stairs bathroom and that is what we did with it. It looks pretty good.

-- Robin Renee'

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#3 posted 08-04-2009 08:17 PM

Beautiful, Robin!

Really like the sliding door idea. You end up with much more usable space!


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#4 posted 08-04-2009 08:24 PM

Robin; Another nice addition to the house! I really elements where you can see the functioning hardware as in your rolling hanging door.
Question: is the carving instralled a tad low on the vanity or is it the angle of the photo?

Anyway, nice work and thanks for sharing.

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#5 posted 08-04-2009 08:32 PM

Looks great. I really like the sliding door being out like that instead of just a pocket door.

-- "At its best, life is completely unpredictable." - Christopher Walken

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#6 posted 08-04-2009 08:48 PM

Hi Lew….....thank you!

Hi…..ratchet….......thanks, it is the angle of the photo, I put the carving evenly on the door. I have a problem when something is not even…....drives me crazy. I used a wide angle lens and in such a small space it distorts just a tad.

Hi Chris! Yes the sliding door is very cool, my husband wasn’t wanting to put another pocket door in, and I told him why don’t you do it like you did the barn doors at the barn, and he did. It worked out very well. I think it added to the bathroom. The bathroom is the shed dormer on the back of the house, it is about a 9×9 space.

-- Robin Renee'

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#7 posted 08-04-2009 09:30 PM

I need to come up with other words for your work besides, Fantastic,Awesome and Spectacular! But I can’t think of any more right now. LOL! You are soooo talented. I just love the work you are doing

-- Allison, Northeastern Ca. Remember, Amateurs built the Ark. Professionals built the Titanic!

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#8 posted 08-04-2009 09:40 PM

Hi Allison…....Thanks so much. Girl your making me blush!

Robin Renee’

-- Robin Renee'

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#9 posted 08-04-2009 09:50 PM

How about Stupendous!

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#10 posted 08-04-2009 10:25 PM

Beautiful Craftsmanship & Design!!! Thanks for posting Robin.

-- Dennis Zongker

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#11 posted 08-04-2009 11:20 PM

Wow so comfeee can we come and stay LOL well done beautiful job .Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#12 posted 08-05-2009 12:37 AM

Very nice, I love those floors myself, but I guess tile might work too. Might I suggest a wood face over the door rail rather than trying to match the light?

-- You know.... I think that old wood needs to be furniture.

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#13 posted 08-05-2009 12:53 AM

Great job on the bathroom, and the house.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#14 posted 08-05-2009 01:20 AM

love the floor


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#15 posted 08-05-2009 01:30 AM

you are right , dorothy .

there’s no place like home !

and you just proved it again .

thanks for sharing .

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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