27.7.13

Revamped restroom / Paranneltu pikkula

We've finished renovating our teenytiny restroom.
Olemme saaneet pikkiriikkisen vessamme remontin valmiiksi.
I don't have any BEFORE - pictures, but if I just say that it was an original from 1989, you get the picture.
En ottanut ENNEN - kuvia, mutta riittänee jos sanon että vessa oli alkuperäiskunnossa vuodelta 1989.

We now created a black and white space with a slight retro vibe. I love the subway tile on the walls.
Loimme nyt mustavalkoisen, hiukan retrohenkisen tilan. Tiililadottu kaakeli seinillä on minusta aivan ihana.
Vanity drawer is an IKEA Hemnes and we topped it with a pine board which we painted black using a sauna wax. Basic furniture paints are not water resistant so we decided on this, a little unusual, solution.
Allaslaatikosto on IKEAn Hemnes, ja tasoksi laitoimme mäntylevyn, jonka maalasimme mustaksi saunavahalla. Perushuonekalumaalit eivät kestä kosteutta, joten päädyimme tähän, vähän epätavalliseen ratkaisuun.
We also wanted a bowl sink which was not available in the IKEA options.
Halusimme myös malja-altaan, jollaista ei ollut saatavilla IKEAn vaihtoehdoissa.
Kolja mirror and Lillholmen lamps and hooks are also from IKEA. "Keep it simple" sign is an old find and I DON'T KNOW WHY, but I've always thought it perfect for a restroom.
Kolja-peili ja Lillholmen-valaisimet ja koukut ovat myös IKEAsta. "Keep it simple" - kyltti on vanha löytö, ja EN TIEDÄ MIKSI, mutta minusta se on aina sopinut vessaan.
In the corner we placed a high IKEA Hemnes shelf for extra storage. Baskets on the shelfs hold toilet paper, make-up, brushes and such.
Nurkkaan sijoitimme korkean IKEAn Hemnes-hyllyn säilytystilan lisäämiseksi. Koreissa hyllyillä säilötään vessapaperit, meikit, harjat, sun muut.
An old glass vase, a flea market find, holds the cotton pads. Next to it my absolutely favourite cosmetic products: Clinique All About Eyes gel, Body Shop cleansing foam and Clean Perfumes scent Fresh Laundry. Rattan basket on the background used to be brown and got spraypainted black to suit this space better.
Vanhassa kirpparilta löydetyssä lasikulhossa säilötään vanulaput. Kulhon vieressä ehdottomat kosmetiikkasuosikkini: Cliniquen All About Eyes - geeli, Body Shopin puhdistusvaahto, sekä Clean Perfume:n tuoksu Fresh Laundry. Rottinkikori taustalla oli ennen ruskea ja maalattiin spraymaalilla mustaksi, jotta se sopii tähän tilaan paremmin.
Our changing table for the baby is also stuffed here. It's a Brio wall mounted model and so, so handy & practical for a small space, as it also holds all the stuff you need for the baby.
Hoitopöytä vauvalle on myös sullottu tänne. Hoitopöytä on Brion seinämalli ja todella kätevä ja käytännöllinen pieneen tilaan, sillä se myös varastoi kaikki vauvalle tarvittavat tarvikkeet.
Behing the toilet seat there's a short wall (I can't comprehend the idea behind the angle in the wall...). There I placed a decorative mirror that used to hang in the foyer of our old home.
Itse pöntön takana on lyhyt seinänpätkä (enkä voi käsittää miksi seinään on tehty tuo kulma...). Ripustin tälle seinälle koristepeilin, joka roikkui vanhan kodin tuulikaapissa.
It may be a small space, but it fits all that we need and is functional. And, pretty!
Tila voi olla pieni, mutta sinne mahtuu kaikki mitä tarvitaan, ja se on toimiva. Ja, nätti!

on August 9th 2013

6 comments:

  1. Nerokkaasti ootte saanut tavaraa sinne mahtumaan! Hieno vessa!

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    1. Mun oli pakko saada hoitopöytä vessaan kun en voinut kuvitella juoksevani "kuraisen" lapsen kanssa pitkin asuntoa pesulle :D

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  2. It looks like cute and nice! Just a question is the sauna wax difficult to use? Is it better than waterproof oil or paint? We are refurbishing our bathroom and...we are thinking to use Hemnes just like you! Many thanks!

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    1. Hello Chiara, and thank you for your comment!
      Sauna wax was very easy to apply, we used a foam brush as recommended and did two coats. Spreading the wax on a raw wooden surface was easy, it spread evenly and dried quite quickly. It has also endured water splashes and cleaning really well. I don't use any detergents on it, however.
      We looked into all kinds of water resistant oils, but all of them said that the surface wouldn't endure direct water splashes well. As it is custom here to throw water on the sauna seats, we thought that this at least would endure :) And it has, I can recommend it.

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  3. I also wanted to find an alternative to the Ikea sinks to put on my Hemnes vanity100cm but I thought that a vessel sink on a marble counter might be too high. I'm only 5'4"! How did you find the comfort of the sink height that you installed? Also, did you have problems with the plumbing interfering with the drawers? I really like the look of yours.

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    1. Hi Lauren,
      I'm only an inch taller than you are! :)
      Our sink is about 8 inches high and it's at a very comfortable height for me. We went through a lot of options to find a sink with the right height, and for me this "just above my waist" height is perfect.
      The Hemnes vanity comes with a flexible water trap and tube designed for the drawers, so no problem there!

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