Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Master Bath Reveal

Of all the remodeling we've done in this house over the past 12 years, the Master Bathroom has perhaps been the most highly anticipated and long overdue in my opinion.  When we had this house built I was in my green phase.  Everything was green.  The kitchen countertops, the bathroom countertops, the shutters, the front door, the walls, even the kitchen floor (gasp!).  Looking back, what the heck was I thinkin??  Green is still my favorite color, it's just a lot less prevalent in my home these days.

For this remodel, I chose colors and materials that would compliment the master bedroom that I just posted about yesterday.  I'm a firm believer that a house should flow from room to room, especially in the master bedroom and bath.  Since my master has a coastal/cottage feel to it, I wanted the bathroom to reflect that as well.

Here is what it looked like during the remodel process.


Actually, in these photos, I had already switched out the light fixture.  The old one was one of those long pieces with the bulbs that look like they belong in a dressing room.



Also before, there was a huge sliding mirror that expanded the length of the vanity.  When we took it out there was a gaping hole in the wall exposing the studs and insulation.  We had that patched professionally and I got the new smaller medicine cabinet to the right put in that I got at a yardsale for $7.  Perfect!


You see how the builder just stuck two separate vanities and left a big open space?  Well, my initial choice was to get one long vanity, but because of the location of the sinks, this would entail moving the plumbing - way more money than we wanted to spend.  The only other option was to have a vanity custom made.

Soooo, my wheels started turning and the ideas started flowing - at about 3 a.m. - and I decided to paint the existing cabinets white and have Mr. Bliss add shelves in the middle, making it look like one long vanity.


He added beadboard to the sides and back and molding along the bottom to make it look built-in.

I ordered new doors from cabinetdoordepot.com in a paint-grade maple that were better quality than the original doors.


The countertops were ordered from Denise's husband who sells granite.  These aren't granite, but an engineered stone.  I absolutely love them!!!


I have these decorative boxes everywhere - I just love them.  And I added my growing perfume bottle collection too.


When we started the remodel, the first thing we did was paint the walls a fleshy color.  I lived with it for a while, but just couldn't stand it anymore, so last weekend I repainted the walls a pale blue that is so much better and compliments the room.


Just ignore the ugly window unit.  I'm almost 42 and I sweat.  A lot.  So the only way I can get ready without my makeup melting off is to have this air conditioner on high.  But it really is an eyesore.  Anyhowie, the color is Better Homes and Gardens in Spring Spritz.  Believe it or not, it covered better than any paint I've ever used and was probably one of the cleanest paint jobs I've ever done.  I'm usually covered in paint after doing a room.

The floors are 20x20 porcelain tile in a creamy beige.


We kept all of the original fixtures, including the spa bathtub and shower.  This was for all intents and purposes a cosmetic remodel.


Bamboo roman shades ordered from J.C. Penney.  I love the texture these add to the space.






I'm so happy with the results.  The only thing left is some artwork for the blank walls, but I'm waiting until I find exactly what I want.  I hope you enjoyed this before/after.

Have a Summerlicious week!
xoxo,
Kim







39 comments:

Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

What a wonderful change. So bright and light. I just read your profile and am cracking up. You are me! At 41 I too found myself pregnant and had three older daughters. My littlest one is now 3 and my older ones are 20, 17 and 13. Crazy isn't it? How life surprises us.

Stickhorsecowgirls said...

Very cool, clean and classic--I love it. The crystal blue is perfect!
V

Teresa@oursoutherncountryhomeandfarm said...

I love what you have done with the vanity/cabinetry area. Love the bead board. We just put it in our kitchen for the back splash instead of tile. Love the bamboo shades too, we also are using them. Everything looks beautiful.

Kim@My Fairytale Cottage said...

Love the redo..it looks great!!

-Kim

Nancy said...

Wow, what a change from dreary to so light, airy and soothing. I love the beadboard and shelves you added in the center...that is amazing. It really does look like one large vanity. Really wonderful makeover!

Also, I just used some Better Homes & Gardens paint too...loved it. I was surprised honestly but I think it's definitely at the top of the list for me to.

Nancy

Lee said...

Very nice!
I find it frustrating that the remodel we did is so out of date...but my husband will never agree to doing anything about it. {insert big sigh}
Thanks for sharing and letting me blow off steam!

Brandi said...

This is great! Your bathroom is beautiful.

Traci said...

It looks great! I absolutely love the tile!

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Your bathroom is stunning. I can't get over that your porcelain tile looks so much like limestone. *nice*

Glam Fairies *everywhere* appreciate your new, updated bath! ;P

~Ricki Jill

Country Dreaming said...

Looking good. Very refreshing.

Melinda

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

That turned out so good, Kim! I have to say that I think your vanity and your customization of it is my favorite thing. I'm really liking that roman shade as a nice addition to the windows. I'm thinking of going with that type of shade when we downsize.

Sharlotte said...

WOW! What a beautiful bathroom! I love the blue and white...
everything looks so crisp and clean. Great finds too with the medicine cabinet, counter, and the doors. Everything looks fantastic!Now you can just relax in that beautiful tub! Enjoy!
Sharlotte

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

It looks great! Great idea with the cabinet. Your bathroom looks like it is laid out a lot like ours.

classic • casual • home said...

FABULOUS....we are getting really to just do cosmetic changes to our mountain condo. A bit hard as I have to live with somethings that I would like to tear out. I love the bead board detail...really pretty. Following you!

Blondie's Journal said...

Your bathroom is wonderful! I love the pale blue shade with the creamy color of the counters, floor and tile! it all looks really lovely!

XO,
Jane

Paula said...

It looks wonderful! I especially love the built in look of your vanity with the beadboard and shelves. You must be so pleased with how this turned out!

At The Picket Fence said...

Kim, it all looks absolutely gorgeous! You did a fantastic job and the vanity looks amazing. That was genius to put the shelves in and add the beadboard and it looks so custom now. I love it! :-)
Vanessa

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Wow, Kim it is gorgeous. I was in the green phase too when we built our house. My bedroom and master bath were covered in green carpet. There was green walls in the bedroom and green/black faux marble on the counter and bath surround. The counter has been replaced with granite, but we could not afford to change the tub surround so I just live with it. Love the colors you chose. Bright and airy.

Tracy's Trinkets and Treasures said...

I think your bathroom looks so pretty. I really like the cabinet and counter top. The wall color is pretty and relaxing with just the right amount of brightness. :)

Karrie said...

You are amazing!! Looks excellent!

GARAGE SALE GAL ~ Deb's Earthly Delights said...

Very nice and I do love Blue!
Deb

Tracy said...

Kim, that is spectacular! I LOVE what you did to your vanity, it looks like a brand new custom piece! I know what you mean about the fleshy color, I have that now in my bathroom and I am really ready to change it for something with a cooler tone. Great job on the makeover, it looks amazing!

Beth in NC said...

Wow, it looks great!

Donna~One Simple Country Girl said...

Looks great! Love the new vanity with the beadboard. And that blue wall color is so soothing. Looks like a nice place to take a long, hot bubble bath!

Jemsmom said...

That is brilliant!! I love the shelving under the vanity. So clever! What a light and bright change. It looks wonderful!

Sarah, Three Boys said...

Gorgeous! I love the open shelves on the bottom and it feel so light and airy. I would sit in that tub and read, read, read!

Jeanne Selep said...

What a beautiful redo! I would love to have your finished result in my house ;)

http://jeanneselep.blogspot.com/2011/07/schumann-bavaria-china.html

A Sense of Design said...

WOW, what a difference paint makes, I did a makeover on my bathroom too with a lot of paint but I love yours!

CAS said...

It all looks so good, Kim. I really like the touches of blue you have added, both in the bathroom and the bedroom. Your "new" vanity looks fantastic. I also really like the dresser redo and that mirror is gorgeous!

Pamela said...

Kim it looks amazing!! I love how bright and airy it feels.

Sandra said...

Kim, what a great change! I love the blue you have added and the bamboo shade is awesome! On my way to view your master bedroom.

Debra said...

That looks beautiful. I love that you added the shelves between the cabinets-such a great idea. I also had a 'green phase'! :)

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

this is fabulous and I love how you made the vanity look like a custom piece!
Thanks for linking!
Kristin

Shelley said...

I'm very impressed! We have those ugly light fixtures too but I am not the DIY type of person so they will probably remain an eyesore :-/

Emily said...

Wow, your were very clever with adding the shelves. It gives you the long one piece vanity. Fabulous idea and it looks great. Great color and I love the counter top. It sure looks like granite, and if its not you sure saved a bundle. I love, love, love the painted white cabinets. I would love to do that........thanks for sharing.

~Emily
The FrenchHutch

All That Glitters said...

Looks gawgous! My bathroom is long overdue girl!

Kim from Savvy Southern style calls me Pippa! lol! She said I reminded her of Kelly Rippa but I told her I'm a big girl so I guess I'm the PHAT Rippa! So therefore Pippa I guess?! I dunno? I like it though! Now other people call me that! lol!

Kaitlin Saenz said...

I really like your bathroom transformation! It turned out so nicely!! I'd love for you to share it at my first weekly blog party. It is all about things that have been repurposed, reinvented, revamped, recycle, reused, reorganized, and redone. http://notsosimplehousewife.blogspot.com/2011/07/recreate-into-something-new-blog-party.html

Hope to see you over at my place soon!
Kaitlin--The Not So Simple Housewife
http://notsosimplehousewife.blogspot.com

Kaitlin Saenz said...

Thanks so much for linking this up to my {re}create into something new blog party! It looks so great! I hope to see you next week for some more {re}creations!

Kaitlin--The Not So Simple Housewife
http://notsosimplehousewife.blogspot.com

Brandy said...

Gorgeous and bright. Funny how we all go thru color changes. It's like we fall in love and then look back and can't believe our choices. You did a great job!