Historic Bathroom Revitalization - Painting and Remodeling Project

by Dustin W. K. Van Fleet
(Adel, Georgia)

Example of colors, antique sinks, custom mirrors and pine wide plank flooring

Example of colors, antique sinks, custom mirrors and pine wide plank flooring

Example of colors, antique sinks, custom mirrors and pine wide plank flooring Custom mosiac tile floor and subway tiled shower pre grouting Custom crystal lighting Custom glass block window




This bathroom project has been a labor of love and a lot of hard work.

The space I was dealing with is located in a 1912 Arts and Crafts style home, but this bathroom itself was added onto the rear porch in 1952.

The space was a pink nightmare: pink toilet, sink, tile floor, vanity, shower tile, wall paint, ceiling paint and wall tiles.

I have used four colors in this space: the trim is a color called Rib Tips, the darker blue color is called Spanish Sky, the light blue is called Icy Morning and the ceiling is a shade called Wasabi. All paints are Valspar brand accented with traditional ivory subway tiles and a custom black glass mosaic tile shower floor.

The flooring in the room is custom historic wide plank barn board pine. All of this was topped off with a pair of authentic historic 1925 pedestal sinks, custom mirrors, custom crystal lighting, a rain head shower and a stunning glass block window.



Van der Fleet Restoration and Design
Dustin W. K. Van Fleet (Owner)
309 East Fourth Street
Adel, Georgia 31620
813 545-1698 (Cell)

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One word: gorgeous
by: Yelena

Wow Dustin, what an unusual and *stunning* color combination! How did you come up with it? LOVE. IT.

Color Combo
by: Dustin

I selected the colors based upon my usual method, first select a main focal point color of choice which was the Icy Morning (light blue), then it was a natural for me to select the darker (Spanish Sky) blue as a compliment. The Wasabi or (green) color was the tricky color, I knew I wanted my typical pop on the ceiling but I also knew I wanted it to be funky, fresh and fierce. So I went with my gut and selected the Wasabi after much thought. Last but not least, I just knew that a traditional white would not work in this space so I was looking for more of a bone neutral type color. I went to my local paint store and found some paint that I call oops paint meaning it was a mistake another customer had ordered so I got it half price and it was perfect for my space. The oops paint is the trim color that is called (Rib Tips). All in all I just see the color schemes in my head and create them as I go, I have no tried and true method of selection/

Great selections
by: Tony

There are so many interesting elements here. Your light fixtures are always beautifully restored. But, I particularly like this crystal cube-like fixture. The twin vintage pedestal sinks are a great choice for a bathroom in this house, as are the subway tiles. The color combination really bring the space to life!

Thanks for explaining your process
by: Yelena

...and funky, fresh and fierce it is! Sooo cool.


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