Bathrooms The Victorian House

Finishing the Third Floor Bathroom

I was all set to finish this space up last summer. And then I thought, well, if I just install a new toilet, maybe some tile, a new sink… you know, gut the whole thing…

Dangerous thinking! This is a tiny bathroom in the dormered space of a finished attic. It does not need to be a little jewel box — it just needs some freshening up. As a reminder, here’s where we started.

Third Floor Bathroom (Before)

I removed the medicine cabinet above the toilet and styled it up a bit, and last year, the bathroom looked like this.

Third Floor Bathroom with Pink

I’ve made some changes since then.

  • Installed new sconces

  • Swapped out the toggle light switch for a push-button

  • Changed the toilet handle and toilet seat

  • Replaced the centerset faucet

A fine layer of dirt covered all of the surfaces when we had the third floor rewired from all of the holes being cut into the walls, so the room is in need of a new paint job. Here’s what I have left to do before calling this room done.

  • Replace the right roller catch on the top drawer

  • Replace the door knob

  • Shorten the shower curtain

  • Clean the walls and ceiling, prep for painting

  • Repaint the walls, ceiling, and floor

  • Prime the window trim, door trim, and door

  • Paint the window trim, door trim, and door

Here we go!

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  • Emily
    June 15, 2016 at 1:21 am

    You’re going to tease us with what you’ve since done and then not show any photos. Damn Daniel!
    Regarding your snap about knobs. (I lovingly watched the whole thing) If the doors black, I think the black and white one makes the most sense.. For what is worth

    • Making it Lovely
      June 16, 2016 at 2:04 pm

      Ha! Did you see the follow-up Snap with the black and white door knob? Dang thing broke. I’ve glued it, so hopefully it will hold, but I’m not sure if it’s the one I’m going with.

      • Emily
        June 17, 2016 at 2:24 am

        I did see that and had a chuckle (sorry haha).

  • Melanie
    June 16, 2016 at 11:03 am

    I would just love a video tour of your house since it’s one of the coolest ever- I love this little attic bath!- and I’d like to see how it all works together, but I understand you might not want to do that (safety etc)! We’re in process of gussying up our (boring builder) house to sell and your energy and creativity with way more work done/to do than us is inspiring!

    • Making it Lovely
      June 16, 2016 at 2:07 pm

      Thank you! I don’t publish full floor plans or video tours, but I’m always happy to share room by room as I go. I feel like I should step back and take photos of everything as it is now — it’s not done, but we’re at a good place with it all.

  • Karla
    June 18, 2016 at 6:01 am

    It would be very nice if you show an after picture, not only post a description. If you not show it for purpose it feels like an inappropriate teaser!