Small Bathroom Makeover: A Traditional Transformation

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Joetta Moulden of on Jul 1, 2003 at 2:55AM

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Small Bathroom Makeover: A Traditional Transformation


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Choosing Color Schemes

To begin the process, designer Margaret Mohr and I came up with a bathroom design and color scheme that would blend well with the soft sea-foam color that was being used in the adjoining bedroom. Waverly's classic "Boxer" wallpaper was used for the walls. Wallpaper border formed the charming rickrack effect around the room. Companion fabrics were used to add softness to the shower curtain, drapery valances and skirted sinks. Attractive, matching, period light fixtures softened the room, replacing the bare light bulbs above the medicine cabinets. The excited owners found a matching pair of period wall-hung sinks. The damaged sinks and the interior of the original claw-foot bathtub were re-porcelained to restore their shiny white coats. The exterior of the tub was painted with a dark sage hue (Benjamin Moore alkyd eggshell enamel in PH 97-HC/97), and the sinks were outfitted with reproduction brass lever sink spouts (Renovator's Supply Catalog).

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