Before & After: Historic Bathroom with Clawfoot Tub

This 1908 Craftsman is absolutely stunning, yet the bathrooms had seen better days. Likely, this upstairs hallway bathroom that is central to all of the bedrooms was the only upstairs bath, and had been poorly remodeled prior to the current homeowners. Original charm? Clawfoot tub, overhead light, hardwoods, pedestal sink. Less than charming? The sign of the removed wall tank for an old toilet, great damage to the wood floors, the tub had been stripped of paint, and the giant sink blocked the walkway. Further, it serves as a daily bathroom for two buys under 10, and any guests, yet there was very little storage or counterspace, and no shower. Visiting grownups prefer showers, we've learned.

To pay homage to the home's age, I chose options that reflected a nod to styles of that era (penny tile, shaker cabinetry, edison bulbs, gooseneck faucets with porcelain inset) and kept everything possible that was original (door, overhead light fixture, clawfoot tub). The result was intended to be brightened, livable and clean.

After Micah had completed the remodeling part, I snuck in one day to style the open shelving over the toilet. All items on the shelves are from Target, except the artwork from DNA Galleries. As you can see here, we opted to put the original door on a slider to alleviate the crowding when entering the small room.

Tile, vanity, faucets, mirror, sconces, toilet, shower conversion kit, sliding door hardware, and towel bars from Overstock. Floating shelves from West Elm. Towels from Target.


See the Master Bathroom in this same house here