Thursday, August 23, 2012

Master Bath Reno Update

(a recent flea market purchase for the new bathroom)

It's been my dirty little secret for five years. 
Our plan was to update the dank master bath right after we finished the very grim kitchen 
Well, A/C units blew out, furnaces and water heaters needed replacing, guests needed a room for lodging...

Five years later we finally got around to dealing with this
Peeling wall paper, moldy ceiling, awkward doors where we didn't really want one. No door where really needed one.  No surface area or storage, and an inefficient closet within the bathroom.
Designed like a 70's motel.

View from doorway

After - View from doorway

view of door and "water closet" 

 Same view after removing doorway and wall with new shower 

Another before shot 

Another after shot of same

A close up of my dirty little secret



Same view. Now with vanity

I used an old buffet I've had for years as my vanity. 
It has lots of storage and plenty of surface on top.

I found this shelf at Ikea and it's the perfect size for this space. 
Now I have room for clean towels, a laundry basket, and a fern :)

We used to avoid going upstairs at all costs because it was just gross. 
Now, it's nice and light and bright and open. 

Of course my photography doesn't do it justice. 
I bet you'll agree though, it's hard to believe it's the same space.


pve design said...


The Magical Christmas Wreath Company said...

Fabulous, what an amazing transformation!
Paul X

Bonnie said...

Will you come over and help me figure out what to do with my bathrooms? Okay after all my water issues are settled. It is all so lovely....I am green with envy. Bonnie

webb said...

Love the glass showwer enclosure - excellent change. Also the new color!

Kerry Steele- Design du Monde said...

Perfect! The best bath reno I've seen in awhile! You have superb taste.

Eleanor said...

Absolutely gorgeous!
I love it!

the gardener's cottage said...

wow julie! omg, i love it. what a transformation. i so want to do that with a small chest in my bathroom. i have no storage! anywhere and i think that would be perfect. you are amazing!!!!

Nancy said...

JUlie, this makeover is fantastic! I love it, and what a huge difference it makes. Way to go on your good taste!

My Crafty Home Life said...

WHOA, way to go! This is an incredible bathroom. I love all of your choices. That mirror is calling me...I love it. The painting is the perfect touch. You got a lot done this summer...even with the young ones around. Great job.

About Last Weekend said...

It looks so so elegant now and fresh and that painting will look perfect with the hint of black and green. What a transformation! You have been so busy!

The Pink Pagoda said...

WOW! What an amazing job you've done! Gorgeous!

Kimberly said...

Julie, I'm late to comment but so glad I got to see your bathroom update. I love each and every element you chose! You have amazing style!

jeanette from everton terrace said...

I love it!
We just used grey in the condo revamp and I'm wishing I had thought of it for my house.
Art is my favorite thing to find when I'm treasure hunting, almost none of it finds its way into my shops because I can't part with it - great find!

sarah sands said...

It looks great! I love it, so happy it is done so you can enjoy it.

Tommy Hopkins said...

Looking at the picture of your old bathroom, renovation is certainly the best solution for it. Not only to incorporate the style and design you wanted, but also to address all the problems you had, such as moldy ceiling, replacing the furnace and A/C unit, and more. Anyway, the results look amazing. Your bathroom’s dirty secret is definitely gone. And I hope it's still in great shape until now.

Tommy Hopkins @ AccuTemp