Monday, April 30, 2012

The "New" Bathroom

     I decided to take a day off of posting about the trip, to share with you the finished bathroom redo. Our home has 3 full baths, all average size. Our master bedroom doesn't have a huge master bathroom. I wish it did because I think they are beautiful, but in truth, I'm not the type to lounge in a tub watching my flatscreen television anyway. The bath off the master bedroom is mine and my husband has his bathroom in the basement, it works for us! So, my bathroom has been the last room we updated since no one really saw it anyway.

     I took these before pictures as my husband was starting to empty the bathroom. You are really seeing the before. I had a few goals for this room. I wanted to get rid of the white tile floor. There was nothing wrong with the tile, it was simply very slick and I'd fallen once and almost fallen several times. I also wanted to get rid of the "spec" house look. Our home was built in the late 90's and they used very generic things. I wanted to add a "pop" of color to our mostly deep taupe house and I wanted it to be a bit more upscale looking. There is no window in this room, so the lighting for all the pictures is lacking.

     A white vanity and cabinet above the toilet, as well as an extra piece for storage had to go. The faucets, chrome with the fake glass balls...were out of here. A solution for having to keep my makeup and hairdryer/curling iron on my counter had to be found.

     I actually still liked my shower curtain. I bought it from Marriott Hotels a few years ago. It is the most expensive one I've ever owned...but, down it came.

Cheap looking white cabinet will find a new home in the garage.

    The new look started with a paint chip (Cottage Green) and a square of tile. I love not only the rough texture of the tile, but the combination of gray and brown in it. I opted to pull out the gray in the small rug. When the paint first went on the walls, it was a bit shocking...but as we brought in the other elements I really like it.

     The new vanity, mirror and cabinet are cherry. The granite top is a combination of black and brown (hard to tell in this lighting) and the faucets have been replaced here and in the shower with brushed nickel.

     It is impossible to get a good look at the light fixture. I actually wanted sconces, but that was not only going to require some wiring changes, my old eyes need the added wattage that came with the fixture over the mirror. It is simply a branch of brushed nickel with 3 shades.

     I wanted a chest or cabinet for the end of the room. It is not only extra storage, the space needed something. I wasn't sure what I wanted and then I saw this mirrored cabinet at HomeGoods on our recent trip. It is mirrored on both sides, both shelves and the doors. You can only imagine how thrilled my husband was to empty out our luggage and all the other things we had purchased in the parking lot at HomeGoods to make room for it in the SUV. It fit, and it is perfect in this spot. The lidded basket on the second shelf, holds the makeup I use daily. Easy to reach and yet hidden from sight.

     I found this handmade basket at one of the art studios we visited. I thought it would be perfect for keeping the curling iron and hair dryer in easy reach, yet not cluttering my counter.

     I also found soft green shell towels at HomeGoods (they liked us that day)! The cabinet above the toilet is now taller and holds so much more. You can never have too much storage in a bathroom.

     The soft color in the shower curtain was a perfect match for the wall color and it was the first thing I found. I really hadn't planned on a shell theme for the room, but once I saw that shower all came together. I am very pleased that we were able to change the look so much in a space that isn't large

     This is how we spent our weekend!
I hope you had a good one too!

I am joining Susan @ Between Naps on the Porch for Met Monday
Please stop by and say hello to her!


Serendipity. said...

Hi, I'm visiting from Between Naps on the Porch! Well done, LOVE the color and the accessories that you chose! Kimberly

Flo @ Butterfly Quilting said...

the new bathroom looks great! And I bet you love walking in there now!

Dorothy said...

Nice bathroom, like the new floor!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Wow! Very Nice! I like the colors you chose. Great Job!

Blondie's Journal said...

Everything pulled together so perfectly. I love your storage ideas...baskets are perfect. Love the new tile and your counter and fixtures. We have a bath that needs updating and I really do like the faucet fixtures you found. Do you remember where? Love the shower curtain and the beach theme! Great job, Sue!


NanaDiana said...

You did a great job pulling it all together. It certainly does't look like a builder's model anymore. Love the tile and the shower curtain and all the cabinetry. Good job!!! xo Diana

Patrice said...

Beautiful redo!

koralee said...

I love it...beautiful colours. Happy week to you.

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

What a wonderful redo. My husband and I have different bathrooms as well....makes for a very happy marriage! :)

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Good Morning my dear friend..Girl you out did yourself on that bathroom..I really love the mirror cabinet and had to laugh about repacking the SUV to get it in..Len and I had to buy another suitcase last year when we were in Co. and packed it with all the things we bought to bring home and we did it in wal-marts parking lot..looked like a bunch of rednecks ha ha!!
I also have that same mirror that you have on your vanity..I couldn't do my make up without it..very scary to see your face up that close ha ha!!
Hope all is well in your world my friend..Have a GREAT week..Hugs and smiles Gloria

dee dee said...

Your master bath came out fantastic! Love the new finishes.... the floor, sink, counter, mirror, lights and all stuff!Looks great!
dee dee

PAT said...

Your new bathroom is beautiful, Sue. I smiled when you said your husband's bathroom is in the basement. Jim's bathroom is in the basement,too.

xinex said...

Love the new look, Sue. Love the color and all the accessories, looks very fresh and clean.Your grandkids are so handsome and so precious!...Christine

Nellie's Cozy place said...

Hi Sue,
Your bathroom came out beautifully.
Really looks so nice and soft.
That is a beautiful shower curtain and really great ideas. I hide my makeup in a basket under the sink,
but sometimes my curling wand is out
on the counter, I do sometimes just stick it in the drawer underneath where it sits....ah discipline! lol

Love your new cabinets and counter tops, and faucets all lend an updated look. Very nice, and I bet you are really enjoying it too.

Blessings, Nellie

Poppy said...

Such a pretty bath re-do, love all the beachy touches and the wall color is so lovely:) Very nicely done! Thanks for sharing with us. Have a wonderful weekend!~Poppy

JRFrugalMom and Family said...

I love everything about it Sue! The cottage green, the beach theme, and the it! I'm pinning that mirrored cabinet:)

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Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

Oh my..., so perfectly beachy!! Love it.