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Published on September 19th, 2007 | by Jules Yap


a pronomen bath tub surround

update! a few readers commented that the photos were gone. no idea how that happened – could have been hijacked or hotlinked. anyways, i’ve uploaded them again. and sorry, if this appears as a repeat post on your rss feed.


i like bathroom makeovers and here is a fantastic one from philip, featuring the ikea kitchen countertop, pronomen.

“here are some pictures showing how a tired 70′s bathroom went wow with help from ikea’s pronomen countertops and the numerar edging. finish was behandla wood oil.

for slightly more than the price of a good sheet of plywood the pronomen is a wonderful product to base a design on. total investment with 2 countertops and the bath surround was 4 pieces, around $300.

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the bath surround and supports were constructed with a frame of pressure treated 2x4s. the pronomen was then cut and mounted to this frame which simplified things somewhat. the man breaking out the old tub is jose, a salvadorian. he did all the construction work including the very confusing angle and corner cuts! he got very excited about the project and added some very nice, slightly turned edges.

the tub and bidet are from duravit while the sinks are kohler. and the faucets are american standard. tiles are “in-stock” lowes travertine.”

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14 Responses to a pronomen bath tub surround

  1. Anonymous says:

    any idea how much the tub costs? They have no pricing on their website. Very cool!

  2. Jules says:

    hey thanks for letting me know about the photos. i have no idea how they disappeared. anyways, i’ve uploaded them again. enjoy!

  3. Tatjana says:

    Are the project photos still somewhere on the Web?

  4. Anonymous says:

    yes – where are the photos? it sounds great and i really want to see the project!

  5. Rowan says:

    What happened to all the pictars? I just wanted to show em to someone and I can’t see em!

  6. dep says:

    omg twin sinks! i’m jealous! I had those at my last apartment and LOVED them. So nice if you live with someone.

  7. barbex says:

    I don’t really get the wallpaper too (I think the old one looked much nicer) but apart from that the room is wonderful. Excellent work and craftsmanship.

  8. Jose was mentioned because he was such an integral part of this project & many others at our home. He is an excellent craftsman and very proud to be from El Salvador, hence the reference to his country of birth.

  9. Casey says:

    I am it really necessary to address the fact that the gentleman, Jose, in the picture is a Salvadorian? I mean if he was black would you say, “The man in the picture is Jose, a black man?”. Why I am not saying that this is racist or anything I just don’t really see how it adds anything to the article?

  10. David Glover says:

    You have probably already done your knobs. Target has great aluminum cylinders with little divits under scalloped, they are called whistle stop style. Would fit your look.

  11. Anonymous says:

    What’s with that awful wallpaper though?

  12. mark reda says:

    The end product looks great!
    Very creative use of materials.

    I’m not a big fan of wallpaper but it really works in the small space. I’m not a designer by any means.

    If you haven’t already, seal the wood with a flat or satin water-based varnish. It will prevent the wood from absorbing water (from wet feet).

  13. e says:

    I’m feeling the whole look except for the wallpaper. I dunno, I’m not a fan of green. But everything else is amazing. Love you included the pic of Jose, shout out for laborers!

  14. barbex says:

    Those sinks!
    I never thought I could fall in love with a sink. Those are gorgeous!

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