HOUSE: Newburgh

Peeking in on the bathroom…

The plumbers are on a lunch break, so I snuck in to take a few photos of the progress. So far things are going smoothly, with the exception of the sink faucet, naturally. Apparently the old holes for the handles are square and small, and all new new fixtures need a hole that larger. And round. Uh oh! But maybe they can enlarge the holes with a drill. We’ll see. More finger-crossing is necessary!

The bathroom looks so much smaller now that a huge tub in in there! Imagine it with a sink and toilet, too.

My, what nice claws you have!

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  • Reply mandoo July 17, 2008 at 12:31 pm

    LOVE the claws!

  • Reply Ludivine July 17, 2008 at 1:00 pm

    To get your bathroom is a real adventure with a big suspense!!! 😉

  • Reply aftermath July 17, 2008 at 1:09 pm

    I have been following your bathroom reno closely (and those beautiful marble hex tiles). The tub is definitely reminding me of the one in my former home in Poughkeepsie. Hope all goes well with the fixtures.

  • Reply Kathleen July 17, 2008 at 2:39 pm

    Did you rule out painting the tub magenta?

  • Reply Anna at D16 July 17, 2008 at 3:12 pm

    I did decide not to go with the magenta, Kathleen. The bathroom is just SO small and cramped, and I didn’t want to introduce any unecessary elements.

    I know, white isn’t as fun, but it’s going to be great anyway. 🙂

  • Reply heather July 17, 2008 at 3:21 pm

    I like the white tub – very fresh and relaxing. Exactly what you want in a bathroom. It’s really coming along great!

  • Reply Jenny July 17, 2008 at 4:14 pm

    Hi Anna,

    I think I found a link to your blog on SFGIRLBYBAY, and I have been following it for a few months now. You have great taste and your house is shaping up so nicely. A few years ago we renovated our tiny dumpy flat in San Francisco… I feel your pain when things don’t turn out how you planned. Anyway, thanks for sharing your home and ideas, I think your bathroom looks great and I can’t wait to see it with the wallpaper.

  • Reply michelle July 17, 2008 at 4:30 pm

    great point about unnecessary elements. way to edit your bathroom design! i think i tend to over edit & end up not making a commitment to anything… which is why our bathroom looks very much like your “before” photo. i am, however, however totally inspired by your tiles 🙂

  • Reply michelle July 17, 2008 at 4:33 pm

    oops! scratch one of those howevers above!
    i also meant to ask if your bathroom has a fan.
    only one of our bathrooms has one…but the full baths with showers don’t & they get pretty humid & mucky fast. gotta love an old victorian.

  • Reply kay* July 17, 2008 at 4:40 pm

    bathroom is gorgeous! love the detailing on the tub, love the floors….love it all

  • Reply Anne (in Reno) July 17, 2008 at 4:42 pm

    I can’t wait to see this all done, that floor is beyond gorgeous!

  • Reply Anna at D16 July 17, 2008 at 4:45 pm

    Thanks, guys! I’m feeling pretty happy that things are moving right along. 🙂

    Michelle, our bathroom doesn’t have a fan (the logistics of venting to the outside without damaging the building weren’t worth working out), but we do have a HUGE window, so I’m not too worried about the humidity factor. All my life I’ve lived in old houses, and I just open the window as soon as I start running the water.

  • Reply Belinda July 17, 2008 at 6:40 pm

    gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous!

  • Reply jennifer in sf July 17, 2008 at 9:22 pm

    That claw is awesome!
    I think you’re going to have a really fantastic bathroom when it’s all done, which you guys clearly deserve. Can’t wait to see it.

  • Reply cassie July 17, 2008 at 9:45 pm

    i love those tiles!

  • Reply verhext July 17, 2008 at 10:05 pm

    dreamy bathtub retreat!

  • Reply Adam July 17, 2008 at 11:57 pm

    That tub is to die for!!! It looks so awesome Anna, I can’t wait to see it all put together!

  • Reply maya July 18, 2008 at 10:00 am

    this is amazing, really! the tub is a dream come true!

  • Reply read me... July 18, 2008 at 1:57 pm

    my fingers & toes are crossed… but looking at these photos I can see it’s going to be FANTASTIC!!!

  • Reply Jessica July 18, 2008 at 4:40 pm

    I love that claw foot tub. It is amazing and i am insanely jealous.

  • Reply jen July 19, 2008 at 8:41 am

    lovely! might have to get one for my bathroom reno.

  • Reply At Home Redesigns July 19, 2008 at 10:21 am

    Hang in there! It’s starting to come together…!

  • Reply megan July 19, 2008 at 1:24 pm

    it looks SO GREAT so far, anna! can’t wait to see the finished product. 🙂

  • Reply frannie July 20, 2008 at 10:04 pm

    6 layers of powder-coated claw-foot tub

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  • Reply karina July 24, 2008 at 3:07 pm

    These is the bathtube I want for my bathroom!
    Grat work

  • Reply teresa sotomayor December 10, 2013 at 7:50 pm

    what did you use to repaint your claw foot tub? I have an old one that came with the house that I really want to repaint white.

    • Anna @ D16 December 10, 2013 at 8:53 pm

      We had our tub sandblasted and powder coated.

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