Demolition on the second floor bathroom begins on Monday, October 25th!
Tile for this bathroom has been ordered from Ann Sacks - it's so beautiful! Here's a picture of the samples they gave us:
The flooring will be in the woven dogbone-style white and charcoal gray with a gray grout. One wall will have white subway tile up to chair rail height. The opposite wall (with the sink and toilet) and the wall with the hall door will have dark brown stained wood wainscoting up to chair rail height. Inside the shower stall, the flooring will be the ming green marble bricks. This will also cover the custom bench that will sit under the window in the shower stall. The green glass tile will line the entire shower stall, and also be used to create built-in cubbies in the shower walls (to hold shampoo, etc.). I think that the combination of dark wood, white tile, chrome and white porcelein fixtures, and a light green glass will meld together perfectly to create a vintage look with modern ammenities.
We still need to make a decision on the fixtures this week. Here are pictures of what we are leaning toward. Both are from Vintage Tub & Bath.
St. Thomas Creations Nouveau Console Sink with Chrome Legs:
St. Thomas Creations Richmond Round Front Toilet:
I'm having a heck of a time figuring out how to use the frame (rechrome? replace?) 2nd floor shower door so we can reincorporate it into the new bathroom. Here's a detail of the top chromed part of the shower door (click photo for larger pic and more details):
Dave is leaning toward only salvaging the glass out of the shower door and going to an all-new frame that will match up with the glass over the half wall portion of the shower stall. I think the current frame is beautiful, but agree with him that our planned configuration for the shower stallmakes reusing the frame a little difficult. We'll see. I'm on my way now to visit a glass artist to see what she thinks.