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Downstairs Powder Room

This is the original bathroom of the home.  It had a window which faced the street, and a tub/shower.  By the time we had bought the cabin, the tub had been removed, the logs had been covered with paneling, and over the paneling drywall and wall paper had been installed.

This is the powder room the day we looked at the cabin for the first time.

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I just couldn’t stand the wallpaper, so when we moved in, I painted over it as at temporary fix until we could get started on the construction of this room.

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When we began to rip out the drywall and paneling, we also realized because of the way they married the walls to the bedroom and kitchen addition, it was best to add half-logs, rather than expose the original logs, as we had first planned.

Half logs were put on walls, and stained to match the original logs.

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The toilet was too close to the wall now that the half logs were installed, so we had to move the toilet slightly.

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…and repair the flooring…

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Brian had the idea to make a vanity from a large cedar stump:

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Brian hollowed out the stump using a chainsaw to make room for the pipes.

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An in-set hole had to be made for the sink, and a hole for the faucet had to be cut.  This was all very time-consuming, as we only had one shot at making this vanity right, or we’d have to search for another cedar stump! powder room 12

Testing out the sink:

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After all holes were cut, I applied a finish to the wood.

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Moving the log into the powder room: powder room 7

Installed! powder room 14

Vanity and sink in place, floor re-finished, and new toilet.  We uncovered the original window of the bathroom and decided to have a piece of stained glass made to hang in its frame, since the window opening now backs up to the kitchen addition:

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Stained glass installed!

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Faux tin ceiling to replace the paneled ceiling:unnamed (26)

This powder room is the FIRST officially completed room in our cabin!

10 thoughts on “Downstairs Powder Room

  1. Wow…I love it! It looks great!!! Love the stump vanity, sink and faucet!!! The stained glass is awesome too!

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