After being royally sick with the flu for 3 days I am beyond thrilled to have the energy to take a descent shower and share with you our master bathroom reveal. This bathroom has not made it’s way to this blog as of yet because we have been “renovating” it for about 1.5 years. It was just one of those projects that we started and stopped for some unknown reason and then came back to a year later. It happens to the best of us.
When we toured the home over 4 years ago before we bought it, this is what it looked like. As you can see, bubble bath’s were the only good thing that came out of that bathroom. What you cannot see are the cracked hunter green tiles on the floor. These are the only 2 photos I have of this bathroom because I despised it sooo much!
We ripped everything out of the bathroom, down to the studs and built it up again from scratch. The bathtub was actually in great condition but it was too big for this small master. So, we ripped it out and sold it to buy our new shower stall. We went with a pre fab 3 piece shower. WHY? Because I HATE cleaning tile and grout!! We thought about doing a stand up tile shower and then I thought about how much scrubbing that involves.
You can see having a single stand up shower instead of a full tub gave us the extra room to the left of the shower for built in storage shelves. We desperately needed some sort storage in here.
Here is a better look at the storage shelves which are actually one big piece that hubby made and then inserted into this nook.
As seen in last weeks post, the vanity was also made from scratch. We couldn’t find anything that fit in this space well that was in our price range. So we just made a tall vanity that had an open bottom with a shelf to give the illusion of more space. If we had chosen to put doors on the bottom I think it would have made the space look smaller. (The countertop is Formica and was found at Habit Re-Store. Score!! The sink and faucet were bought on Ebay and the mirror was bought at Home Depot. The baskets are from Kohl’s.)
I stained the bottom shelf with Weatherwood Stain. (Which you can read about in my last contributor post here.) I decided to put a natural colored woven basket and a wooden basket on the shelf, both from AC Moore, for more storage. I also put a clear protective coat of poly on the wooden basket to protect it from moisture.
For the flooring, we chose a wood laminate from Home Depot. It was on clearance which made our decision very easy! Super easy to install and it made a world of difference.
The shower curtain is actually a set of window panels from Home Goods. I hemmed the bottoms to make them shorter and I debated about sewing the panels together but they laid really nicely together once overlapped the rings at the top. (Ignore the vats of wine in the shower. Hubby makes homemade wine and this is where he was keeping it while fermenting until we were ready to use the shower. Odd to the normal person- yes, but not in this household.)
We chose a simple faux wood plantation blind for the window. Nothing to fancy to keep with simple lines of the bathroom.
The wainscoting was not really a choice but more of a necessity. Remember I mentioned that huge hole we had to cut in the wall to replace some water damaged drywall. Well we didn’t feel like making a huge mess with sanding new drywall, so wainscoting was a great option to cover that part of the wall and have to say I am quite pleased that we did it. I love how it looks. We used it only on this wall as an accent.
I am showing you this picture to show you that you can easily cover unsightly outlets by resting a picture frame over it. The outlet was already here from the existing bathroom so we just left it there. Just move the picture from side to side when you want to use the outlet. This is more for my own piece of OCD mind!
Now you see it ………………………………………………………..Now you don’t!
Floating shelves with abstract photos, neutral décor and few splashes of green to keep it natural and bright.
A simple towel bar with plush white towels and a photo from one our favorite places on earth. Hatteras Island.
So that’s all ladies and gents. I hope you like our new bathroom as much as we do. It was well worth the wait!! And remember if you can’t afford to do a whole bathroom renovation like this, take you time and do it in stages and try to make things yourself. We saved so much money by doing this ourselves.
Have a wonderful week!!
XO – Amy
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