craftsman bathroom & laundry design

Our laundry and downstairs bath are in demo stage as I write! House covered in dust, we are almost through the five layers of flooring on top of the original hardwoods. We are adding french doors opening out to the back yard and doing this diy board and batten for that craftsman feel in both rooms & eventually our stairway.

Having a craftsman I’ve been looking at lots of stained glass just to add back into the house a little color here and there while keeping to the era of the home. And I’ve fallen in love with it, it’s detail, each piece colored and cut to create a design and cast beautiful light. There are some really pretty pieces. This one above is from wayfair. I love white and neutral colors, natural textures, so adding in color with these is really fun. Each room will also have some kind of dark stained wood piece to have the whole house feel cohesive. The only original molding when we moved in was the two picture windows in the living room and some door casings. We want to carry that dark wood through out the house with the bathroom vanity, the french doors in the laundry room, re-sanding the stair treads and staining them the dark Kona color from Home Depot.

A couple other projects we are doing is refinishing an old clawfoot tub from craigslist and trying to fit in a standup shower next to it. I found this really pretty grey green paint color in the swatch above and it’s going to be added throughout the house. To me, craftsman is a really masculine style house with heavy dark molding. Ours doesn’t have a lot of the dark and is mostly light and bright, so I wanted to add this warmer, but still neutral color throughout to give it something special. Im painting the fireplace mantle, some of the board and batten and perhaps the kitchen cupboards all this color. Im kind of crazy about it!

Other images are from pinterest if you want to try and track down the sources…

 

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