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the farm: bathroom renovation episode 1. – tile experts?

I’ll start off by saying that my husband has strictly forbidden my use of power tools. I’ve had too many accidents with staple guns in my past – I’m working on that. I’m trying to display exemplary tool-belt diva behavior on the off chance that maybe someday I’ll get to use a nail gun. I…

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  • UPDATE: I received a very speedy response from the ever-helpful staff at Recycling The Past.

    “Look like they’re from the 60’s or 70’s…don’t think they have much value. Careful may be Asbestos under those almost guaranteed! I’d look in the phone book for a good asbestos abatement firm that can properly remove them. Wear a mask if you do it yourself!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”

    Recycling The Past


    Pfft. Just like that, my excitement is gone! I do NOT care if these are from the 60’s. They will be gone gone gone. ReplyCancel

  • Did I fail to mention that this is the only bathroom with a working shower?ReplyCancel

  • I was going to suggest calling Recycling the Past since they are the tile experts. But I would have assumed 60s porcelain tile too. Older tile tends to be smaller and have smaller grout lines too.ReplyCancel

  • I don’t know, they’re kind of fun! Somehow the idea of the bathroom all in white with the tiles… Maybe I’m just nuts from a day trip halfway cross country and back. I’ll toddle off to bed!ReplyCancel

  • laura

    Thanks Kate. They are fun!ReplyCancel

  • Barbara

    I don’t know much about the tiles. They were there when we moved in, and I didn’t like them.

    Have fun! LOLReplyCancel

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  • I think the tile was made around 60’s.ReplyCancel

  • They don’t really look like valuable tiles and even if they were, simply because they belong in the past doesn’t make them good to look at. Get ’em out of there and put something worth stepping on!ReplyCancel

the farm: the downstairs bathroom, numero uno.

Refer to lower level floorplan for location. If you don’t have access to that, you’ll have to request it. Behold the current state of one of the downstairs bathrooms. You know it’s time for a bathroom update when my 2 year old starts tearing off the wallpaper. I think she is giving us a HUGE…

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  • See – this is why I don’t want to permanently affix any wallpaper in my house. Im sure whoever put that up thought it was the cat’s pajamas!

    Can you get rid of the wallper and leave the rest until you have more time/resources for a reno? There really is nothing wrong with it that the wallpaper remover and some white paint can’t solve. Its got a lot of charm and space so thats more than most bathrooms have.

    Have you tired that spray window insulation? It can help a lot if the window is not leaking warm air.ReplyCancel

  • Yes. I can certainly remove the wallpaper – I intend to either do that myself or have Gwen, the 2 year old finish up the job she started!

    Seriously though – the floor is buckling because vinyl was installed OVER tile – so I may just go ONCE MORE over and then wait a year or two – then gut.

    I’m sure that spray window insulation would work wonders – but not in the CLOSET where it appears to have the leak. The window is fine. The closet is freezing. I hate getting my towels out when it’s cold.ReplyCancel

  • […] photos of my husband’s discovery in the downstairs bathroom for the next home renovation post. This will presumably be pushed for tomorrow’s list, which […]ReplyCancel

our farm:the upstairs bathroom

I’m going to jump upstairs to give a view of the upstairs bathroom. For those that have Full Access, you can refer to it’s location on the Second Level Floorplan. Nothing has changed in this room since we purchased it. Original tin ceilings and walls!  psst…now, I’m going to pretend I don’t see those orbs…

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  • Joe

    What is that circular spot in the open doorway? Would that be your friendly neighborhood ghost?ReplyCancel

  • Totally saw those orbs and gasped before I even read your note! tee hee! Also, didn’t your momma tell you to never stand on the toilet!???????? You could fall in! The things we do for photos! I lurv the tub!!!! That bathroom needs a chandelier!ReplyCancel

  • Oh, I totally agree Dawn, no doubt!ReplyCancel

  • I think the silver sage paint would look great in there. If you have it already, might be worth a try. We have it in our kitchen and depending upon the time of day it goes from a blueish green to a grey so its very versatile.

    Love the ceiling in there – its totally gorgeous. Not sure if you were planning on painting that too but that would look amazing in silver leaf.

    On your clawfoot tub – I hate to tell you this but they are not very shower friendly. They are simply not meant to contain the kind of water splatter you get in a shower. So you have to have this huge shower curtain around the whole thing which totally spoils the look and then even after all that, water still gets on the floor. Of course people use them for showers all the time but there are annoying.ReplyCancel

  • […] wants something new, and I have TONS of new stuff – a bathroom reno and a bathroom paint job (yeah, that bathroom). However – work and life these last few weeks has been rather hectic. I’ll tell you, working […]ReplyCancel