With the bathroom project in the final stretch, I’ve had lots of inquiries about colors, stores, and type of materials used. Since I love to share my sources, below is the entire list of haunts for our bathroom project. Some hardware and tools were purchased over the years and not just for this project but I wanted to share the resource. I’ve listed colors and companies.
I like to buy used if possible and I like to shop at local stores first and then hit big box retailers, if necessary. These are listed in no particular order.
Marmoleum flooring tiles (not the click type), 20” x 20” squares, glue
- blue = fresco blue T3055
- green = chartreuse T3224
- source: Linoleum City
- 1/4” x 4’ x 8’ underlayment for sub-flooring with nail grid markings (we didn’t use the marking side)
- shoe moulding: H936 ogee stop (This is my preferred trim, not the quarter round)
- wood dowel and 1’ x 2’ mounting wood for Roman shade
- source: Mr. Plywood
- Two claw feet I found 20 years ago in a junk pile that I traded for one that fits my tub.
- source: Hippo Hardware
- plumbing supplies, assorted
- source: George Morlan (their restroom has a heated toilet seat. I’m just saying that when your house is cold in the winter, and your bathroom is out of commission, a heated toilet seat can be very nice)
- source: Home Depot
- wall patching supplies, Fix-It-All, other supplies
- source: Division Hardware
- wall paint is Evolution line, color number: 00M3156 (first 2 are zeroes) cross-reference T/M HC 24. (Upper color, above moulding; is this color, mixed with white ceiling paint. I like using a slightly lighter shade up top and I was running low on paint so I “custom” mixed it at home.)
- source: Miller Paint
- reclaimed building products and many other items (You never know what you’ll find!)
- donate your used building items here and don’t forget to get a tax donation receipt
- source: ReBuilding Center
- window covering fabric
- shower curtain fabric
- Roman shade ring tape and cord
- iron on fuser fabric for covering mounting wood, Roman shade
- source: Fabric Depot
Drawer pulls, hardware
- less expensive than another Portland store (that shall remain nameless) but same products
- mounting brackets and screw eyes for Roman shade
- grommet kit used for shower curtain
- source: Winks Hardware (The sales people are great, extremely knowledgeable, and will let you know the best lunch spot around, but grab a number because there’s usually a line, but it moves quickly.)
- wood scraps can be recycled. (Once a month garbage collection continued even during our project.)
- source: McFarlane’s Wood Recycling
- For larger projects, order a wood recycling bin.
- 100lb floor roller to adhere Marmoleum to sub-flooring
- source: Lewis Rents
Estate sales/garage sales/dumpsters
- Don’t overlook second-hand sales, dumpsters, and free piles for fixtures, pulls, and tools. The vintage sink we installed in our bathroom was in a free pile at an estate sale. It was a great find and sat in our basement for several years just waiting to be used.
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