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!