Wednesday, February 5, 2014

our master bathroom


If you've been following my blog for awhile you may have realized that I have never showed you our master bathroom. Well there was a reason...it was a boring, neglected space that I never had the energy or money to tackle. Until last week!

I still didn't have a huge budget to work with, but being stuck indoors with all this snow I finally had the free time to work on it!

I spent three days just painting. Day one I painted all the trim, day two I painted the vanity and door, day three I painted the walls! It is amazing what a can of paint can do!

Here are some BEFORE pics of our master bathroom.







I loved the size of our master bathroom just not the finishes. The yellow and baby blue walls weren't terrible just not for me, and the oak {sigh} well it's oak.  Finally the vanity lacked storage with that wasted space underneath.

Here are some DURING photos. Once I get started on project I have a hard time stopping and taking photos so there aren't very many.


Our bathroom and master bedroom have an opening that SOMEDAY I would like to have drywalled. Yes, that is me on the very top of the ladder painting the bathroom.



Here are the AFTER photos.











As I mentioned earlier the biggest change in the room is just paint. The trim is nice and bright now. I painted the door and vanity black. The walls are painted in Behr graceful gray.

My husband framed the existing builders mirror for me and added a new light fixture. We added some floating shelves from Ikea above the toilet for more storage and some new towels brighten up the space.

I would still like to do something with the windows above the tub...maybe frame them out...not sure yet {open to suggestions}. In the future I would love to replace the flooring as well! 

For now I am enjoying our relaxing and peaceful new space!

Have a great day!

Amy


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35 comments:

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    1. Thanks Selene! I don't know why I waited so long to paint those darn walls!

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  2. I love your master bath makeover! The cabinet painted black looks so nice and I love how you added shelves to the open area under the sink. It looks like a totally different room now!

    I have a corner tub and 2 windows also and just framed out the windows instead of adding fabric window treatments. We had fabric blinds a few years ago and had to replace them because of the moisture.

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  3. Thanks Lori! Those corner windows are tricky. I'm leaning towards just framing them out as well. Thanks for the advise.

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  4. Beautiful job! I just love the difference paint can make.

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  5. Found you on Creativity Unleashed! We have a really similar vanity situation that I am getting ready to tackle in our Master Bathroom. I hope mine comes out as good as yours. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Good luck on your project! I'm sure it will turn out beautifully! Thanks for coming by!

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  6. I love how this turned out! My master bathroom has very similar cabinets and this is really inspiring me to paint them black! I would drywall that opening too--it really makes me wonder why homes are built like that! Thanks so much for sharing your makeover!

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    1. Hi Carrie! I love the cabinets painted black I think you should go for it!

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  7. Love the transformation on the cabinents! You are brave for painting the door too. I love it!

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    1. Thanks Tiffany! The doors on our main floor are all black and I love them so I knew the bathroom door would look great. Debating about painting the rest of our upstairs doors black as well. Thank you for coming by!

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  8. Amy, I love, love, love the changes. I was hoping you'd be willing to let me know where you got those great gray/white patterned towels. I have looked everywhere for some to match my existing fabric. These are EXACTLY what I've been wanting. Congrats on your new bathroom. If I were you I'd be taking a long soak in that great tub and taking in all the beauty of your new room. Enjoy!

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    1. Thank you so much! I found the patterned towels at Meijers, they are Waverly brand. Hope this helps you out!

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  9. Looks great! I love the contrast of the black and white with the gray walls.

    Emily @ elizabethjoandesigns.com

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  10. Wow, what a beautiful transformation! Your hard work definitely paid off. Thanks for linking up to The Makers!

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  11. Wow! I would never have guessed that you made that much of a transformation with paint! That vanity looks so modern! Awesome job! Thanks so much for partying with us at The Makers!
    Corey @ TinySidekick.com

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  12. Paint really does transform the entire look of a room and your refreshed bath is just amazing. Love the colors you chose and the shelf addition to the vanity was such a smart idea.
    Thanks for sharing,
    Suzanne
    Pieced Pastimes

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  13. It doesn't even look like the same room!
    Love the dark cabinets..great job!

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    1. I'm so happy with the black cabinets, the oak was so depressing! Thanks so much for coming by!

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  14. Wow, what a beautiful transformation! You did a fantastic job.

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  15. Your bathroom makeover is amazing! I love the greys and blacks. Would love for you to share at Fridays Unfolded!

    Alison
    Nancherrow

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  16. Great transformation...your bathroom looks great and so inviting! Love the new towels too. Thank you for sharing it at What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Have a happy Valentines Day! ~Deborah

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  17. That is the power of paint. It is an amazing transformation.

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  18. Wow! I love the changes you made. Paint makes all the difference in the world.

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  19. Wow! What a change! Very classy :-) ~Kelly @ Eyes On The Source

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  20. What a beautiful new look! The color is gorgeous!

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  21. Love this so much, you're being featured on The DIY'ers today! http://homecomingmn.blogspot.com/2014/02/the-diyers-50.html

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  22. Love what you did here! Our master bath had the same "opening" at the wall/ceiling next to our bedroom. It was the first thing we did after we moved in...we had someone come in and drywall it! Best decision we ever made:)
    xoKathleen

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  23. This looks Awesome! Love all the details you added and am shocked you were able to get this accomplished during snowdays!
    Thanks for linking up to Hit Me With Your Best Shot...Can't wait to see what you've been up to this week!

    ~Ariean

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  24. Your updated master bath looks great, I love the color scheme!! Great job!

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  25. What a huge difference paint can make! I love the black and gray, with turquoise touches. Would love for you to share at Fridays Unfolded!

    Alison
    Nancherrow

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  26. It looks so great. Love the shelves under the vanity!

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