The “The Happy Accident” Bathroom Makeover

updated Dec 19, 2019
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(Image credit: Submitted by Sarah & Chad)

Project by: Sarah & Chad
Location: Montreal, Canada

We thought we were going to take a break from renovating our 1950s attached house in Montreal after completely gutting the kitchen and updating the whole main level but a leaky toilet derailed our plans.

I had originally wanted to wait and save up to completely re-do the bathroom but since we had to rip up the floor down to the studs due to a long-time unknown leaking toilet, it seemed like a good time to replace the layers of peel and stick tile and linoleum with actual tile.

Over the course of two weekends (work time) we removed and tiled the floor, repaired the wall tiles and installed a new toilet and sink.

(Image credit: Submitted by Sarah & Chad)
(Image credit: Submitted by Sarah & Chad)

We replaced the oversized vanity with a pedestal sink since we have a huge storage closet or ‘hobbit hole’ already in the bathroom. While doing this we uncovered broken wall tiles covered by the old vanity that had been painted and/or filled in with paper. I managed to source tiles from DalTile in an almost exact match to the vintage ones.

In the end I think it was a happy accident-I really love that we kept the charm of the vintage bathroom and did it all for around $1000.

Floor Tile-American Olean
Wall Tile-DalTile

See more about the project on Sarah’s blog: Brownie

Thanks, Sarah & Chad!

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