This is what we started with. So beautiful really, as it was. But the bathtub, sink and toilet all needed to be replaced, as did the flooring.
Here is the vintage sink and bathtub, from the art deco era.
There was also a lovely little linen closet which seemed about twenty years old judging by the materials used to construct it.
The wallpaper was removed first, which came off quite easily.
Here's the room with just the wallpaper removed. This alone 'updated' the room tremendously - in making it look older and less vintage.
The toilet, linen closet, sink and flooring followed.
The bathtub was last due to its weight.
The linen closet was removed because we are having the original wide plank floors refinished along with the rest of the house. Once those are done, we can begin building the bathroom back up again.
The bathtub, toilet and sink will all stay in the same places, just replaced with updated fixtures.
Quite the contrast today. I've found that things often get worse before they get better with renovations, and that is certainly the case here.
We are in that phase of the renovation where most of the time we have a heap of things on the lawn that are ready to be disposed of.