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Philadelphia Interior Design: 1/2 Bath

26 Nov

One of the things that keeps me up at night is the state of our environment.  I find myself in a constant internal battle over what products to use, am I recycling enough, could I do more?  I’ve learned that I may not be able to change it on my own but the little steps I take to improve myself can help in a big way, especially if those around me take notice and (quite frankly) give a damn.

So it is with great pride that I present one of my recent interior design projects which incorporates up-cycled items and low voc paint.  The great thing about this project is we turned an unused mudroom into a 1/2 bath, no old bathroom demo.  And my heart is glad 🙂

If you live in Philadelphia you must get over to Philadelphia Salvage located in Mt Airy. Need an extra push to get over there?  Thursday nights are ‘Thirsty Thursdays’ whiskey and beer while you shop.  What more could you ask for?!

We cut the wood for the shelving from a 4ft piece of wood reclaimed from a 150 yr old barn (purchased at Philadelphia Salvage).  We did the math, the tree probably started growing in the 1600’s.  Like whoa.  We created the brackets using some plumbing pipe, floor flange and cap.  Vintage bottles and milk glass vase purchased at Phantastic Phinds (great home consignment store in Flourtown).

I also found these metal baskets at Philly Salvage and they fit perfectly in the reused sink cabinet’s side shelves.  There’s not much space in this bath so instead of a hand towel bar we used one of the metal baskets to hold fabric napkins for drying hands.  Bonus, wash them and use them over and over!

We left the exposed brick on one wall to add to the industrial/reclaimed feel.  The bathroom door was salvaged from previous renovations in the house.  A few coats of paint and some genius DIY barn door hardware and it works great.

We finished it off with a coat of low voc paint in a soft gray and some homemade curtains.  I thought the black and white vertical pattern would help draw the eye up, hence making the small room feel larger.

All hardware is oil rubbed bronze.  Flooring is a Dal Tile porcelain tile in a concrete gray.

I’m so excited this project is completed and that it came together so well!


The Staging Chick

“Be the change you want to see in the world” -Gandhi

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