“I am not a cabinet maker.” Is what Paul said to me months ago, when I showed him my ideas for a giant, recessed, extra-tall, medicine cabinet. He explained that he is not a woodworker, or a finish carpenter, or an elderly Amish man.
The bathroom is almost done… we’re still waiting on a few things. Like a second sconce, and towel bars… in the meantime, here are some details we’re using that I’m excited about…
- The cove molding at the base of the subway tile.
Incase I was deluding myself that my blog resembled a luxe-lifestyle design site, this photo should set me straight.
This is the concealed trapway, skirted, one-piece toilet we chose…
If you’d told me I would start a blog, and write a post about a toilet. I would not have thought that could be correct. But? This is a renovation blog, so not only am I writing about it. I am excited. About a toilet. This seems vaguely sad, but there you have it.
I wanted a medicine cabinet that was completely recessed—which is easy enough. But I also wanted something tall… very tall. To be specific, four feet tall.
I love this. I love how it’s flush with the wall. I love the white trim.
And as always, I love a tall mirror.
I suggested to Paul, that he could make this… How hard can it be?
Designing our bath storage was a challenge. I wanted an extremely tall, oversized medicine cabinet. I wanted something recessed, with a huge mirror and glass shelves. Something that would reflect lots of light and compliment a vintage-style bath.
Clearly, they made this just for me: Roburn, Fairhaven:
I would clarify why I love it—but I assume its appeal is self-explanatory.
Surprisingly? I love this tile. It’s not magic, or made of fairy dust, which is what I really wanted. But for something I can scrub and disinfect and never think about? I love it.
It’s not grouted yet—so the lines are darker than they will be.
Update May 9th- With Grout: