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.
Pictures by Sarah Elliott;
The Refreshed Lavatory
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.