The bathroom in Potic Cottage is up and running. Lighting fixtures, tub, toilet, and sink are in, as is a portion of the white pine paneling we plan on using for the entire room. As for the chandelier, I bought it in the children's decor section of Target for under $40. James was skeptical about the fixture, thinking it was out of place, so months later I was tickled to find this collage on Style Files, an eclectic blog with some lovely decor ideas, which featured a chandelier over a claw foot tub. Although our space is far more rustic than the white ones in the top photos, I like the mix of the wood and the porcelain, with the chandelier providing feminine element. The flooring, which James designed and built, is a mix of reclaimed wide cedar planks and concrete, and the sink reuses a slab of walnut James had stored since he made furniture over ten years ago. Each inch of wood was calculated into the construction with little waste which we will burn in the winter. From his years of furniture making, James finished the wood with a thin layer of water-based polyurethane and then a coat of wax which he proceeded to rub in throughout the day.
I am thinking of painting the underside of the tub-- a color perhaps. I am also in search of a vintage mirror for over the sink, hoping the right one for the room calls out to me. Recently I drove past a medicine chest on the side of the road but was moving too quickly to stop and take a look. It may be for the best since I'm thinking a mirror alone might work better. I'm very open to suggestions on the tub and/or the sink's mirror.