Arts & Craftsman Bathroom remodel

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Project by Tony1212 posted 09-16-2020 02:23 PM 1022 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It all started with a broken shower tile. A broken PINK shower tile. Then like most home improvement stories, it just cascaded. But now I have a bathroom that I’m not embarrassed to show internet strangers.

I call it “Arts & Craftsman” style because it’s a amalgamation of arts and crafts and craftsman styles.

The vanity doors have a decal of a Frank Lloyd Wright prairie design that I printed on clear sticker paper with my inkjet printer. Sticking it to a frosted Lexan panel makes that area of the panel clear.

You can see in the reflection of the mirror how I re-did the door trim.

The new vanity and medicine cabinet are all solid cherry for the visible portions and stained plywood for the secondary woods. All of it is finished with 5 coats of Minwax Wipe-On Poly.

Here’s the before pics (the broken tile is in the first pick in the lower right):

And here is the after:

-- Tony, SW Chicago Suburbs

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#1 posted 09-16-2020 02:51 PM

Came out fantastic. Lots of little details really make it stand out.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#2 posted 09-16-2020 05:06 PM

looks good the one thing i would have done different is reverse the rail and styles,that way you wouldn’t see the end grain on the sides of the doors and cabinet.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#3 posted 09-16-2020 08:50 PM

Sweet addition for a small space! Glad you decided to not “restore” the vintage pink tile 8^)

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#4 posted 09-17-2020 01:18 AM

Very nice work. Nice way to re-style the bathroom.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#5 posted 09-17-2020 01:07 PM

Thanks for the kind words, everyone!

looks good the one thing i would have done different is reverse the rail and styles,that way you wouldn t see the end grain on the sides of the doors and cabinet.

- pottz

Looking online, there was a large mix of ways that these were put together. I was mainly trying to use only the scraps in my shop. :D

-- Tony, SW Chicago Suburbs

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#6 posted 09-17-2020 02:15 PM

Looks great, especially just getting rid of the flamingo tiles! Maybe running the tin tiles up to the ceiling might give the look a bit more continuity around the vanity, but nice job indeed. Is that also textured laminate on the countertop?

-- Most of my tools are older than I am

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