Thursday, August 15, 2013

The conclusion! (Again)

If you remember  (I know---it's been more than a year and we all have short attention spans, so maybe you don't)--we had a few problems that we had to fix in the world's smallest bathroom.
And by 'fix'?  I mean totally replace.
The whole problem started when I fell through the bathroom floor.  (Okay, if I'm being honest?  The whole problem started when we bought this house.)


One of the problems was just deciding what to do--it was a real dilemma.

We didn't want to spend a ton of money putting this room together,  because of the return on investment per square foot.  (When you flip houses, this is what you think about, even if you live in your flip.)

Replacing the floor and toilet were crucial,



and DL found marble on sale.
My response?
Are you SERIOUS?  MARBLE?  Who puts marble floors in a knotty pine, cowboy bar-style bathroom that is decorated in a style that one can describe only as Early Oklahoma Roadhouse?



It turns out that we do.  Especially once some of that pine is painted taupe, while the ceiling is given a whitewash treatment.




Colors were chosen based on adjoining rooms.  (Okay, let's be honest.  The adjoining room has no climate control, so it's cold as heck in there in the winter and hot as Hades in the summer.  The adjoining room has not been decorated.  The adjoining room is awaiting about $30,000 worth of work, which we will get around to when we either win the lottery or sell 'slightly used' internal organs.)  So I used the colors in the living room (because I already had leftover paint on hand) and a painting that I found that was done by the original designer/owner of the house.  (Yes, the woman in the painting has one bubbala out.   That is the hallmark of the Joe King/Vinciata style.  Plus, it has something for gentlemen to look at while they tinkle.)








DL added an electrical outlet, as there was no outlet in the bathroom,





And I painted and stained an old sewing machine cabinet. (The plastic cup isn't there now...it was there while we tested for leaks.)





DL found the sink and faucet online and I found the soap dispenser at the Tar-jhay.  The curtain is made of fabric I had laying among the roughly thirty-thousand yards of fabric I now own.  (Because as everyone knows, nothing says 'love' like another yard of unnecessary fabric.)



So there you have it.  This bathroom is ready for use!  If you come visit, you can do your business in the world's smallest bathroom!
 
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27 comments:

Suzan Sweatman said...

Well it doesn't look like an Early Oklahoma road house anymore Kirby lol.
I love the marble - and I love your sewing table repurposed as a vanity.
Beautiful job!!!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

It looks amazing, wow, what a transformation. Love the marble and the vessel sink is great. Hugs, Marty

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

it looks perfect! love that paneling and the piece for the vanity!

Julie Hutchinson said...

Great Job. Cool painting. Size doesn't matter and big bathrooms are grossly overrated.

miss flibbertigibbet said...

No man can tinkle while he looks at that picture....his aim will be seriously off. However, the BATHROOM looks great! What's a little pee on the walls.....you'll never notice it on the taupe anyway.....

laura@imnotatrophywife.com said...

Love the sink! Love anything from Target! First day of high school and 7th grade here today. Should probably make lunches for first day!

LittleMyoo said...

The sink vanity is awesome. I'm wanting to do something similar in our guest bath. Phil is not quite so enthused. And I was wondering about the ta-ta shot...

-andi

Eclectically Vintage said...

You got me beat - I do believe yours is the world's smallest bathroom! Do you have room in there for a blue ribbon?
K

Deneen@dreaming-n-color said...

Small is cute when it is a bathroom as long as there is good ventilation! lol Love seeing makeovers. Looks like you are making headway! Love the marble!

Jean @ www.thebackyardbungalow.com said...

Haha! I agree with Lorraine's comment! It's looking good in there now!

Atta Girl Amy said...

Pretty, pretty, pretty.

And you'll be thankful for those marble floors if you ever go on a bender. They will be a cool place to lay your head. (Or is it lie? I still struggle with that bit of grammar).

karen@somewhatquirky said...

You're right. That is a very small bathroom. Don't go in there if you are pregnant. You might get stuck. The marble looks pretty good on the floor. I'm trying to put the room together in my mind - knowing that it is impossible to get the room in a photograph.... Bet you are glad to have it done!

Janet said...

You had me at marble! It is FANTASTIC and VERY well done!

xo

Debbie Borthwick said...

I love the repurposed sewing table for your vanity! I think you've done a fabulous job on the bathroom, tiny or not, it's lovely!
Debbie :)

Good Time Charlie said...

Wow, that truly is the world's smallest bathroom, and I think, even smaller than some of those bathroom in the basement portion of London pubs, where it is dark, and smelly, and maybe there is a water closet in there somewhere. Not that I would know this.

Sherry @ Thrift My House said...

Really pretty vanity! Small bathroom but what a big impact. A great transformation!

Heidi @ Decor & More said...

Looking good -- climate control or not! Very eclectic and how nice to not fall through the floor now. ;-)
xo Heidi

Danni Baird @ Silo Hill Farm said...

Early Oklahoma Roadhouse! LMAO!! I'm crushing on that very cool sink and faucet! Nice job Kirby!

Lynn@FernAvenueBlog said...

And, look at that!! I'd enjoy doing my business in there...it's lovely.

Mel@Mellywood's Mansion said...

I totally missed the nipple, had to go back and check (not sure what that says about me) Who finds Marble on sale well done DL, it looks lovely. We have a tiny en-suite that has been ripped out for three years, two unexpected kids put a strain on the finances and well it never got finished so I'm very jealous of your working tiny bathroom! Thanks for linking with me :)

BarbaraAnn said...

Wow I thought I had a small bathroom! We live in a small condo, less than 1,000st. So we are in the middle of 're-doing our small guest bathroom. But I think saying "in the middle" would be generous. I ordered the same sink & faucet on line. We even found a savage granite piece for the top. So small no one would cut us a piece. But I guess I was thinking BIG. The sink came and I opened the box so I could take the template to the guy to cut the granite. Wow too big. I ordered a 17" sink. it wouldn't even fit on the vanity! So sent it back. I am about to order the 14" size. But I see yours. Can you tell me what size yours is? My husband aka Hunny Bunny, would appreciate it.
Thanks Barbara Ann

Kirby Dunton Carespodi said...

Barbara Ann-- First: I love your song! How cool that the Beach Boys would sing about you! The sink is 14" in diameter, and the vanity (an old sewing table) is just slightly larger. (14 1/2 by 17) Thanks for stopping by!

fiona anderson said...

I think your bathroom is lovely, especially the sink on the old sewing machine cabinet, it's perfect. I need to post a picture of mine, there's no sink and if you're tall, your knees literally touch the door !

Miss Kitty said...

Great makeover, Kirby! I just love painted paneling and yours looks so good. That was a great idea in order to tie the wood in there with the new marble floor. Very creative and interesting sink also.

SwedishCorner ~ DownUnder...Pernilla said...

Great transformation! It looks great :)
Greetings from Australia♥ ~Pernilla

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Love it! Who would have thought a sewing machine cabinet would be so perfect! Thanks for sharing at The Scoop!...hugs...Debbie

Dear Emmeline said...

your bathroom looks even tinier than ours! The paneling looks great painted. Lightens up the space and I'm guessing makes it feel larger!

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