HERE IT IS- Our DIY, 1897 Victorian Bathroom Renovation Reveal!! We promised you a six week complete Victorian Bathroom Renovation Before and After and we made that happen!! We are proud to have made our deadline, but what we are most proud of is the fact that we’ve started the road to redemption for this beautiful Victorian home. Neglected and abandoned for over 60 years this beautiful Victorian home had been crying for someone to see her faded beauty and bring her back from the brink; cue Laine and Kevin and their mobile restoration service! We see the beauty in the forgotten and strive to not just save homes, but to save the the stories of the every day men and women who lived their lives there.
We decided that we were going to tackle this rehabilitation in a slightly different way than most that we take on: one room at a time. What better room in which to begin than the bathroom? We wanted to create the Victorian Bathroom of dreams, but we also wanted to give you a picture of what an actual bathroom of the period would have looked like, and how to use that as inspiration for creating your own period appropriate bath that will never go out of style.
A period room should look like it has evolved over time; it’s okay if your metals don’t match, your wood shades are different, and your fixtures don’t have to come in matched sets.A period room should feel like it’s been there forever, be timeless, and trendless. Luckily there is a ton of source material available to study when trying to create a period bath, and study we did! We hope this video will show you what’s possible with planning and determination.
We have SO MANY people to thank, but there are a few that helped us over the hump and who helped us source some of these amazing materials. NOTE: NONE of these are sponsored or discounted-these are just people who make great products or who have fabulous customer service who deserve a shout out.
-www.heritagetile.com made my Victorian Mosaic Tile dreams come true, and at half the price and half the time of “the other guys” We CANNOT SAY ENOUGH about this dream team of tile geniuses
-Tyler of Griffin Heating and Air of Monticello AR stepped in and stepped up when our electrician yeeted out on us
-a TRUE HERO, Pete of staglaneprimitives on eBay saved the day by over-nighting us another sink bracket when one lost it’s nerve and cracked under pressure. He sent it THE DAY BEFORE THANKSGIVING and got it there the day after so filming could proceed for you. Pete, you are an angel!
-our brother in law @mmiddleton80 who took time out of his crazy busy season to help us film this project and edit it together in the coolest way
-Brian & Mike at Lucey Plumbing (facebook https://www.facebook.com/Lucey-plumbing-service-160735454632643/) for going WAY out of their way to solve our plumbing challenges.
-@madisonstreetsalvage from whence the amazing sinks came at an amazing price.
-@jenifers_antiques for all things apothecary
-@themarketonmill for being friends and always having the THING we are looking for
-vintagetub.com for your cast iron tub needs
-renovatorssupply.com for the best high tank toilet
-And to the lovely people of Monticello, AR-THANK YOU for being so excited about this project and about seeing us bring Miss Melly back to life. We love being part of your community
NEVER FEAR tackling a fixer-upper. If someone built it, you can build it back. There is nothing better than an old home, and don’t forget that when you save the houses you save the history.