Sunday, February 22, 2009

the outhouse

The loft bathroom is finished except for some door trim. The toilet paper holder is an old animal research cage where it looks like the rat busted out thru the metal mesh door. The tub was stored in the old barn and I put it up on some timbers, as it had no legs. It's dated 1936 on the bottom and in excellent shape. I salvaged the sink from an old neighbors house which my parents bought and tore down. I had always coveted it growing up and stored it for years waiting for the right spot to use it. The toilet is the cheapest one I could find at Home Depot (about 50 or 60 bucks). It also happened to be my favorite. I didn't want an elongated bowl due to the small size of the bathroom, and I am not a fan of the newer "comfort height" higher ones. This one went the best with the other fixtures, is a low volume flush and works great. However, it could use a better looking flush lever, I've been hunting one down. With the tub and sink faucets and fittings, the whole bathroom cost under $200.00.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I just found your site via one of the blogs I read. A really lovely journey to watch unfold.

I wanted to mention that we had a lead issue with our cast iron tub; it is not uncommon for the enamel to leach lead into bath water. If it matters to you, it might be worth a lead swab. We have young kids, so it was a big deal.

I look forward to more of your house!

Nora in Ithaca NY