Before Haynes got her hands on the space for this final incarnation, though, she said it was a dark and dreary space she and her husband tried to make work by changing things here and there.
"First makeover included painting upper tiles dark maroon and the ceiling panels and grids white, added green floor tile, plus mirror and light fixtures, and took out the shower doors," she posted on her Prodigal Pieces blog. "Second makeover, yanked out the tub and toilet for new fiberglass tub with surround, and put in new floor tile."
After living with her decorating band-aids for a few years, Haynes finally took the bathtub by the horns and pulled the bathroom apart with a plan to make it light, airy and completely functional for her large family.
We first got in touch with Haynes when she tagged eFaucets on Twitter asking for our advice about a matching shower head for a lavatory faucet she purchased. After speaking with her and learning more about her remodel, eFaucets was happy to help.
Haynes and her husband worked hard to infuse the right amount of vintage-farmhouse charm in their bathroom:
Painted beadboard ceiling with trim to make it appear coffered;
Re-purposed chest-of-drawers with lots of storage for the new vanity;
Re-finished light fixture Haynes found at a sale for $1;
Classic, white subway tile with grey grout;
Two-handle lavatory and tub faucets in brushed nickel finish; and
White hexagon tiled floor with grey grout to match the tub/shower.
To make sure we stayed true to Haynes' vintage-farmhouse theme we shopped together and found the perfect match: a Danze shower arm mount handshower. Despite being a modern piece of engineering, the design retains a hint of vintage charm and the finish matched Haynes’ new faucets perfectly.
“Not only does this new shower head and accessories look better, but I’m happy to say that it does a wonderful job – this coming from someone who has returned several shower heads in previous years because their spray was weak,” she wrote on her blog about the bathroom project.
In the end, it may have taken a few months, but Haynes and her husband spent only $1,100 on their remodel, and their attention to detail is certainly evident. We were happy to help and look forward to following Haynes as she moves onto her kitchen.