It’s very exciting when you don’t have to go upstairs to go to the bathroom anymore! We’ve got a functioning toilet and sink – and we’re starting work on the tub and shower! It’s taken so long to get to this point, that sometime we forget and start to head upstairs before remembering, “Hey, wait! We have a bathroom now!”
The sink was a Craigslist find from a house being gutted in downtown Indy, which of course makes me so sad that such a special piece was unwanted by someone else. It came without brackets, but we found some that really resemble a similar set in an antique bath fixture catalogue.
The brackets have a lot of marble to hold up! I think I need to do another round of stain lightening – some of the brown has come back since 6 months ago when I worked on it!
The toilet is modern from Lowe’s. I like the details on it, and we added the brass handle. I initially wanted a high-tank toilet, but Doug made the point that this is the main visitor bath, and we didn’t want anyone to feel confused, or like they had to ask for directions. He’s so dang practical, that one. And, that decision allows us to build a wall-to-wall apothecary cabinet above, so it’s a win.
And we found some door hardware at Preservation Station that also coordinates with the downstairs hallways. Doug was running a race in Nashville, so we went by – it’s a great place to find goodies!
Our friends Edgar and Veronica came over to help us move the tub in. Doug and Edgar moved it on a dolly, on its side.There was not enough light, we moved pretty quick, and I used my phone. So the pictures are TERRIBLE. I’m sorry.