how is your week going?
Today I wanted to share our master bathroom redo. I had intended on sharing it quite some time ago.
Anyway, we are beyond thrilled with the end result!
While it was many months in the making, it was well worth the wait.
The great thing is that my handy hubby did 99% of the work!
From the demo to the drywall, plumbing and electrical work, the beadboard installation, to the tile work, he did it all!
The only thing he didn't do was install the frameless glass shower enclosure.
For some strange reason, the walls look yellow in my photos. They are not yellow!
They are a soft and creamy color which I love (Behr).
We chose white cabinets by Merillat, and a gorgeous sand colored quartz counter.
For the hardware and faucets we went with brushed nickle, and I am so glad we did. Initially I wanted oil rubbed bronze, but the only hardware we could find had lots of copper tones in it, which I did not like.
This is a small room, with very high ceilings, so we had to make the most of every square inch!
I'll give you a reminder in a bit of what our bathroom used to look like.
One of the best parts of the transformation (well, they are all good!) is now we each have our own sink!
Yeah! Prior to that, we just had one, and it drove me nuts having to share.
Ok, here is what it used to look like! This photo actually made the room look better than it really did, as it was taken with a wide angle lens (by hubby's son for our then real estate listing).
I can honestly say there wasn't a thing I liked about thus room!
Ok, there was one, the light fixture! And that was only because it wasn't that old.
Everything else was very 1980's, and not in a good way!!
I cringe just looking at this mirrored sliding shower door. Ugh!
And as much as I love blue (it is my favorite color), I don't want a blue bath tub or fiberglass shower enclosure. Or a blue toilet! Notice the "lovely" wooden toilet seat in the mirror?
I was more than ready years ago for this room to be transformed.
Now we couldn't be happier with the end result!
Ok, remember those upper walls are light cream, not yellow as they are showing!
I am loving the beadboard, and also our double towel rack.
Hubby did an amazing job with the ceramic tile floors and shower.
I picked out most everything for the bath, including what I call my "fancy tile", the pretty glass mosaic tile used as an accent in the shower, as well as back splash above the vanity. They are made in Italy, are iridescent, and change colors with the light. They remind me of the inside of a seashell. I just love them!
They were not cheap, but I am so glad that I decided to splurge.
The rainshower head and hand held are made in Germany, and come with a lifetime warranty.
You don't find that much these days! Nothing like German engineering!
We both feel like we're staying at a fancy spa hotel!
Ok, what do you do when you have huge and unsightly shampoo and conditioner bottles?
Well, I just wasn't happy with the way the looked in our niche, they hid my fancy tiles!
So, I found some clear acrylic soap and lotion dispensers at Bed Bath and Beyond, then created labels for them. The pretty graphics are from the Graphics Fairy, and I just added the writing on PicMonkey.
I then used outdoor ModPodge (which I happened to have on hand) to attach the labels. Then I gave them a few more coats. So far, over a month later, the labels are holding up beautifully. And the pump dispensers look so much nicer, I think!
At Home Goods (love that store!) I found the most gorgeous mercury glass soap dispensers, tooth brush holder, and soap dish. I like corralling all of our things in these ceramic trays, which I purchased years ago at Home Goods. We each have our own.
We just love the frameless glass shower enclosure. The door swings both in and out.
It is a huge improvement from our tub with sliding mirrored doors!
I was always stubbing my toes or bumping my shins when I climbed in and out of that thing.
I may or may not have yelled a few choice words over the years!
Up above our vanity, I've hung this pretty cream colored iron piece, found at Hobby Lobby.
I think it's a perfect fit for the space.
Oh, who do we have here??
Well it's little Miss Molly!
We've had Molly for a little over 2 weeks, and she has already made herself at home.
She won our hearts, and came to us at a time when we were totally heartbroken over the sudden loss of our Katie. We still miss Katie terribly and always will. But having Molly in our lives has been a big help.
Plus, she keeps us more than busy!
Hey! Just look what happened at the end of my little photo shoot today!
Someone decided that the toilet paper is just way too fun to unroll!
"Hey, it wasn't me!"
Thought I'd share a few more pics of Molly.
We just love her.
She is almost 3 months old, and is full of energy and mischief, like most puppies are!
I can't get over how quickly she is growing. I snapped the photo below (which is one of my favorites) a week ago. She already has grown by leaps and bounds.
Thanks so much for stopping by. I really do appreciate your visits and comments.
And all of the support you've shown me, it has meant more than you know.
Have a great rest of the week!