“Love is particular: we name this person and love them. We invest in this place, in this soil and watch things grow.” – Leonard Hjalmarson
As we get ready to move and start our new adventure I wanted to take some time to record some of the projects and events missed here on the blog. This blog has been around so long and has already borne witness to so many changes in our lives, that it seems a shame to just leave Preservation Acres without properly documenting things. I want to make sure that years from now, when we are telling the story of how we got from point A to point T (or wherever we are), that the journey of this place and how it changed us and how we changed is not forgotten.
So, let’s begin filling in some gaps. First up, our primary bathroom remodel:
When we moved into this house in 2014 this is what our bathroom looked like. Full-on 1971. But even though I didn’t love most of the features, I did love those floors.
Unfortunately, fate had other plans. Due to two toilets that were not installed properly (one in each of the back-to-back bathrooms), the subfloor and sub-subfloor (don’t ask) were destroyed. So when it came time to renovate, we had to take things back to the studs – and replace some of them too!
I looked high and low for a tile that gives me the same happy vibe as the original one and finally found this one from Floor & Decor in Memphis. It isn’t as blue in person as in the picture, but I love it all the same. I feel like it suits this mid-century farmhouse so perfectly.
Another absolute for this remodel was a soaking tub. Since we needed to stay with the existing bathroom footprint, I needed to find one that could do double duty as a shower, but I also wanted something that had a timeless feel and wasn’t too modern or builder-boxy. I was so excited to find this one with the curved front apron. It reminds me of an old cast iron tub from the 1950′.s
For all the other finishes, we kept things white and bright with some pops of happy color and natural wood. The sink cabinet base is Ikea, but I switched out the knobs for a more custom look.
This house doesn’t really like fine finishes, so we stuck with a butcher block countertop and lined the nooks with bead board. I adore how it all came together, and I am so grateful that I have been able to enjoy it for a few months!
Sources: Bathtub (my spurge item), Surround, Bath Faucets, Sinks, Sink Faucets, Floor Tile, Cabinet Base, Cabinet Top, Medicine Cabinets (I bought one online and one from FB Marketplace,) Shelf over the toilet, Towels, Lights over sink (discontinued), Cabinet knobs, Light near tub (I painted the base), Peg racks (Target Dollar Spot two years ago), Shower Curtain.