This red bathroom says “whoa baby!”


Both bathrooms at Lydia Street were functional but boring. We decided they could use makeovers.

We love using bold colors and the main bathroom just BEGGED for something dramatic. First we painted the walls dark, dark red (yes, it took many, many coats of paint) and the woodwork a warm yellow.

We added new lighting and a magnifying mirror along with some interesting artwork to take an ordinary bathroom from ho-hum to whoa-baby!

But the most fun of all was replacing the standard vanity with this wonderful old washstand that we found at the Goss Avenue Antique Mall for about $100.

It’s  just the right size for this fabulous square porcelain sink we found online. The designer sink and the antique washstand didn’t cause any problems with the plumbers — they were all like “This is cool and we can totally do it.”

I just love the result, don’t you?

The sink sits on top of the washstand and all of the plumbing and pipes are totally hidden in the cabinet. Best of all,  there’s still storage available in the drawers.

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About Dianna Ott

Lydia Street is about an old house, a new garden and the adventures of the lovely and talented occupants, Dianna and Christe. We love our dogs; we love to cook; we love to garden; and we have too many house projects going on at the same time. We also have plenty of stories to tell. Visit us at www.lydiastreet.com.
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