A Perfectionist’s $1,000 Lavatory Overhaul in Brooklyn

Athena Calderone Bathroom Remodelista .jpg
Athena Calderone Bathroom Remodelista .jpg

For the previous few months, Athena Calderone, an inside designer, stylist, chef, and creator of Eye Swoon, has been tenting out in a small condo in her Brooklyn brownstone whereas it’s underneath renovation. “Once I quickly moved right into a vacant condo in my just-purchased brownstone, the present rest room was in unhealthy form, with a scuzzy, powder-blue stained tub,” she says. “I do know I sound like a prima donna, however I couldn’t think about utilizing the area every day.”

“Enter the obsessive, problem-solving aspect of my persona. I knew that you could possibly reglaze a worn bathtub, however I didn’t realized you could possibly reglaze ceramic tiles and flooring as properly. I took a shot at nighttime and Googled ‘bathtub refinishing’ and got here up with Supreme Bathtub in Brooklyn, who got here to my home and reglazed the whole rest room in sooner or later—tub, flooring, and wall tiles—all for $800.”

How does tub and tile reglazing (often known as resurfacing work)? First, the tile is cleaned to take away dirts, oils, grease, and cleaning soap residue. Then, any chips or cracks are repaired and the surfaces are prepped with an acid etching, which creates a porous floor. After the prep work is full, a floor primer is utilized, adopted by a prime coat.

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The Refreshed Lavatory

Athena replaced the original sink with a Lillangen Talleviken Sink Cabinet with two doors ($159 from Ikea); the chrome-plated Olskär Bath Faucet from Ikea is $24.99.

Above: Athena changed the unique sink with a Lillangen Talleviken Sink Cupboard with two doorways ($159 from Ikea); the chrome-plated Olskär Bathtub Faucet from Ikea is $24.99.

“The reglazing plus a fresh coat of Super White paint from Benjamin Moore completely transforms the space,” Athena says. “I wanted the brightest white because it’s a narrow and dark space.” The Sterling Windham Toilet is $138 from the Home Depot.
Above: “The reglazing plus a contemporary coat of Tremendous White paint from Benjamin Moore fully transforms the area,” Athena says. “I needed the brightest white as a result of it’s a slim and darkish area.” The Sterling Windham Rest room is $138 from the Residence Depot.
The white Lillången Mirror is $49.99 from Ikea. The vintage Danish spatter-painted vase is an eBay find.
Above: The white Lillången Mirror is $49.99 from Ikea. The classic Danish spatter-painted vase is an eBay discover.
A budget hand towel option: The Linen Kitchen Towel in natural from Linen & Gifts is $6.25 via Amazon.
Above: A finances hand towel choice: The Linen Kitchen Towel in pure from Linen & Items is $6.25 by way of Amazon.
Athena’s gray linen shower curtain from H&M (shown reflected in the mirror) is no longer available; for something similar, consider the Vintage-Washed Belgian Linen Shower Curtain in pewter, currently on offer for $99 at Restoration Hardware.
Above: Athena’s grey linen bathe curtain from H&M (proven mirrored within the mirror) is not obtainable; for one thing related, take into account the Classic-Washed Belgian Linen Bathe Curtain in pewter, at present on supply for $99 at Restoration .

Earlier than

The bathroom before.
Above: The toilet earlier than.

 

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