THE HOUSE ON COTTAGE GROVE MASTER BATHROOM

Greetings from Lake Arrowhead, California. Today I bring you The House On Cottage Grove Master Bathroom renovation.

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Let me start by showing you what it looked like the day we closed escrow on our latest fixer upper.  There was a vintage clawfoot tub on one side and a very funky shower adjacent to it.

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The bathroom decor was part feminine, part cowboy, to compliment the cowboy style of the original master bedroom that I showed you in this prior post.

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The checkerboard white and mint tiles were downright unattractive and an old wooden door, fixed in place, was used as a shower enclosure. While a creative idea, the door certainly needed to be removed, as the glass was not tempered and was a safety hazard. And the adjacent little pony wall was so close to the door that one would have to squeeze into the shower.

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So the pony wall had to go. Because it was constructed of cinder blocks filled with cement we had to take a jackhammer to it.

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In removing the shower tile we discovered that the walls had not been insulated. So we fixed that and then added new greenboard.

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All of the old plumbing was replaced…

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and the walls were then mudded, baseboard was added, and tile was installed on the floor. It’s the same ceramic tile made to look like distressed wood that we used in the Basement Bonus Room.

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I loved the original clawfoot tub, which I assume was leftover from the time the cottage was built in 1922. So I relocated the tub into the corner where the funky shower had been.

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We removed the cheap old brass faucet, painted the body of the tub green, and the feet silver to match the new, polished chrome fixtures we would install.

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We used a Shower Conversion Kit from Signature Hardware to turn this bathtub into a shower as well.

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The little stool shown below had once lived in the old Sunflower Bedroom upstairs. I painted it green along with an old basket, filled the basket with bath products, and placed them conveniently by the tub.

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Located to the left of the old shower was the less-than-attractive toilet with its vinyl, padded toilet seat. Seriously…

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This is the new toilet.

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Now let’s turn our attention to the other side of The House On Cottage Grove Master Bathroom.  Here we replaced ugly large recessed lights with small accent lights. I framed some pretty cutwork (left behind by the previous owners) and added a towel hook and bath sheets to a corner at the foot of the tub.

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The previous owners had placed an unattractive red sink in an old chest of drawers. Not sure why they chose red to go with the mint tile but, oh well. The chest was now rickety, missing a drawer front, and was water stained.

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We remedied that by sending it to the dump and instead built our own new, vanity area. We veneered a support post and part of a ceiling soffit with wood and added plumbing for a new washer/dryer combo unit to be installed here as well. If you recall, I turned the previously very unattractive laundry room into an attractive Mud Room.  By adding a washer/dryer unit to this large bathroom I solved the need for a place to do laundry. This would not necessarily be a good solution if this home were used fulltime. But it is a mountain getaway retreat where it is assumed, not a lot of laundry will be done.

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Next we tiled the countertop in the beautiful hexagon shaped onyx tile I had used in the kitchen and upstairs bathroom as well.

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I found a beautiful old mirror at Bella’s that looked like it was made for the space. A large oval porcelain vessel sink and single-hole modern polished chrome vessel faucet (both purchased from Signature Hardware) were added, and this is what the space looks like today.

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This may sound crazy but when we first looked at The House On Cottage Grove I noticed the old, rusted iron pedestal bird dish abandoned outside. I said to myself, “If I buy this house I HOPE the sellers leave that behind'” because it just spoke to me. Sure enough, when we closed escrow and went to inspect the house, there it was! I knew I’d find a way to use it in the decor and it now makes the perfect soap dish and looks like it was made for the beautiful, old, weathered mirror. I believe it is relics like these that give this home a soul.

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The 3 little jars had previously lived in the kitchen but I thought they’d be more useful in the bathroom. So, the wooden lids got a coat of green paint, I filled them with bath products and they now make great accessories here as well.

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I also took glass canisters purchased here and filled them with laundry detergent and vintage clothes pins.  I purchased the space-saving Haier all-in-one, Washer/Dryer here.

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So here’s a final look at The House On Cottage Grove Master Bathroom. The home is now on the market just waiting for a new owner to love her. If you or someone you know is looking for a home in beautiful Lake Arrowhead, California, you can view the real estate listing here. You can also click the “Renovate” tab to see much more of The House On Cottage Grove.

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So there you have it: THE HOUSE ON COTTAGE GROVE MASTER BATHROOM

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  • The “before” is definitely a case of “what were they thinking”. You’ve done a marvelous job. And I couldn’t agree more with your comment about the bird dish in that old relics do give a place a soul. Now that you’re done are you eyeing your next fixer?!

  • The whole house was rather questionable but hey, that’s why I bought it. And yes, I sure am looking for my next project. Fingers crossed this one sells quickly and a new gem in the rough shows up soon.