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Bath Remodel Under $3000

Our 1917 bathroom had lost its character somewhere along the way and after the toilet and tub began leaking into the kitchen below we knew we had to start working on it. That meant tearing out the plaster and lath, the old (beautiful) tile underneath layers of linoleum and the builder grade fixtures. We re-created the tile pattern, added a subway tile shower where the closet used to be and re-finished an antique claw foot tub. The unusual sink was a craigslist find and the toilet came from our downstairs watercloset. The linen cabinet is a thrift store find - an old TV armoire with glass put in the doors and a coat or two of paint. Photos by Conan Y. Fugit
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britt88 wrote:
Another question: How labor intensive was refinishing the tub? Has the new finish held up well?
   Comment   August 16, 2012
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It was actually surprisingly easy. When we bought the tub, the inside was in pretty good shape and the outside didn't have any paint on it, just rust from years of sitting outside. I bought an orbital sander attachment for my power drill (a small one for getting down in the lip), tipped the tub upside down and started sanding it as smooth as I could. That only took a few hours and then I applied two coats of Rust-Oleum rust proof primer (it's kind of a rust color) and finally, I applied two coats of that black paint. It's actually a latex paint instead of enamel. I was worried about that initially since enamel is stronger but it's doing great and it looks amazing.
August 20, 2012 at 11:28AM     
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Ok great! Thank-you so much for all of the helpful information! Of all of the bathrooms I've browsed through, yours is my favorite! It's the inspiration for my bathroom! :)
August 24, 2012 at 6:45AM   
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I LOVE your bathroom! Where did you get the floor tile? Was it very pricey?
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Hi - What color grout did you with?
October 30, 2012 at 11:36AM   
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To answer the shower door question, yes it was a Maax door and yes, we are really happy with it. It's simple to install and easy to clean! The grout question, we used Charcoal Gray grout and matching caulking for the shower but to be honest with you, it basically looks black.
November 1, 2012 at 9:07AM   
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She purchased the claw-foot tub for $100 and refinished it with black paint. "If you're creative and patient and willing to do a little slow decorating instead of running out and buying a fixed set, you can do amazing things on a tiny budget," she says. Wainscoting paint: Montpelier Madison White, Valspar; wall paint: White Knight, ACE Hardware; tub paint: Black Magic, Olympic; floor tile: Merola, Home Depot

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fostermerrill78 added this to Bathroom Ideas
August 22, 2014
tiles, tub, and beadboard
joanballardbruce added this to bath ideas
August 10, 2014
configuration, tiles and beadboard
srichards75 added this to srichards75's Ideas
August 3, 2014
Tile
Anne Czernek added this to Anne Czernek's Ideas
July 10, 2014
Paint your own claw foot tub
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June 18, 2014
Area
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April 13, 2014
floor tile
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April 12, 2014
Lookig at floors
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March 23, 2014
hex tile floor with border
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March 6, 2014
bathroom floor grout
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February 18, 2014
Tile…pleasant…easy? But substitute grey for black.
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February 5, 2014
bathroom ideas
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January 22, 2014
Wood door and sink
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December 29, 2013
dark grout
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December 9, 2013
hexagon tile pattern along edge of room
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December 3, 2013
Nude in the bathroom
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November 22, 2013
clawfoot tub , wall colors
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November 15, 2013
floor
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November 8, 2013
high beadboad - hope it's waterproof
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October 14, 2013
bathroom remake
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July 24, 2013
hex tile border idea- not continuous
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June 23, 2013
Nice!
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June 18, 2013
Floor tile pattern
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June 12, 2013
Love everything except for wood color and shower curtain color.
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May 29, 2013
painted tub
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May 28, 2013
Tub paint
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May 27, 2013
Naked pic
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May 22, 2013
nice beadboard and penny tile!
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floor
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color and floor
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tub color
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Tub
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March 31, 2013
Tiles
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March 16, 2013
hexagon flooring, clawfoot tub
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March 7, 2013
hexaganol floor, ribbed wainscotting walls
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Floor, setup
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Door
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February 21, 2013
tub
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tile
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February 9, 2013
floor and breadboard
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January 30, 2013
classic and pretty
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January 12, 2013
refinished door
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Tub tile
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Bathn Tile floor
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double dot border
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November 23, 2012
Love that mirror.
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November 14, 2012
black tub
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floor
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Floor
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October 22, 2012
Black paint on the tub?
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October 7, 2012
I like the whole bathrooom
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Sansies are perfect for bathrooms
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floor
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Clawfoot tub
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Like the picture
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black clawfoot tub
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hex tile
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Great tile bathroom floor and tub
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August 25, 2012
vintage look
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August 25, 2012
Simple sketch art in the bathroom
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August 13, 2012
drawing
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July 31, 2012
i like the clawfoot tub, i would like to know where the tub was purchased for $100.00, as i've been wanting one....
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July 31, 2012
Floor & old fashioned bath - love this!
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July 30, 2012
Add a Claw Foot Tub to the nook that the old tub is now leaking in.
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July 29, 2012
see how cut it is..worth the time
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Bathroom
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Floor
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tub paint: Black Magic, Olympic; floor tile: Merola, Home Depot
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joshua tree bathroom
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Black-and-white for the upstairs?
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July 29, 2012
Gold towel for a curtain
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July 29, 2012
tile floor, pedestal sink; black tub?
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July 29, 2012
She purchased the claw-foot tub for $100 and refinished it with black paint. "If you're creative and patient and willing to do a little slow decorating instead of running out and buying a fixed set, you can do amazing things on a tiny budget," she says. Wainscoting paint: Montpelier Madison White, Valspar; wall paint: White Knight, ACE Hardware; tub paint: Black Magic, Olympic; floor tile: Merola, Home Depot
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Simple, looks original, uses small space well
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Bathtub
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B/W bathroom with wainscoting and hex floor tile
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love the border on the tile floor
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floors
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Our Craigslist sink and restored clawfoot.
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