Kristin Thompson, an interior designer and owner of an e-design firm, already had some forward-thinking ideas on design and how to make that design accessible for everyday people. When she entered the Mess Maker contest, she was already enchanted with the Delta Cassidy™ faucet and knew the vintage vibe was right for the transformation she had planned for her kids’ bathroom.
To be considered for Mess Maker design extraordinaire, participants were asked to send in before and after photos of spaces they’d transformed. The only caveat was the remodel had to incorporate Delta faucet products.
Kristin’s remodel stood out among the scores of entrants because it was so inspiring. She transformed a sponge-painted Southwest-style bathroom into a sleek, modern space. More notably, however, she stuck to a strict budget and overhauled the entire bath herself for $2,225. Seriously? That is pretty amazing.
“We may have had the ugliest bathroom in town,” Kristin says. “I knew we had to turn this disaster into a beautiful, functional bath for our kids. Our three lovely children are supremely cute Mess Makers. We love to encourage their creativity, even if it means making a mess.”
So, what else could she do but enter this contest? And did she ever.
“I took an outdated Santa Fe-style bathroom complete with rust-colored, sponge-painted walls, an Aztec wallpaper border and hideous clay tiles and transformed it into a vintage-inspired gentleman’s bath,” she said.
Kristin tells us her design inspiration was a photograph of a vintage faucet. She knew she wanted a faucet that had the same vibe. After finding expensive versions that did not fit into her financial constraints, she came across the Delta Cassidy™ two-handle widespread faucet.
“Right away I knew I had a keeper. It was the first thing I bought, and I literally designed the bath around my new faucet,” she said. In fact, the vintage photograph that inspired her now hangs in the revamped bath.
To us, Kristin’s a keeper herself, and we congratulate her on a design well done. Just look at those before and after pictures. It’s a beautiful space to make a mess if we ever did see one!