Saturday, May 26, 2012

Master Bathroom Progress!

As tired as I am and as ready as I am for the school year to come to a close, I am glad to be working so that I can finance this project!

As many of you know, our master bathroom was stuck in the 1970s, complete with harvest gold tile and several leaks.  It had desperately needed updating, but I avoided dealing with it for years.  To save money, I did not alter the basic configuration, left the vanities, sinks and existing countertop even though it is very old, and did all of the design of this awkward space myself (including a cabinet).  We have one contractor working on this project (a female!) and her attention to detail and work ethic is amazing.  Here is our progress (no, it is not finished yet!):

Below is the shower minus it's door.  The tile is pure white subway, with carrera marble accents for the insert and bench and floor.  The flooring is a beautiful hardwood-looking tile:


Below is our tub area (the tub is not yet installed, but will go where the wet dry vac is sitting).  I chose beadboard and better mouldings for interest.  The still-unpainted wood cabinet is the one I sketched out on Mother's Day.  The Contractor is a skilled carpenter and had to deal with our crazy uneven walls.

Below shows the paint colors fairly well, but it's not finished.  The existing counter will be re-straightened and re-grouted and new faucets will be installed as well as mirrors with dark frames to tie into the floor (we removed the "wall of 1970's builder's grade mirrors!!!)...The wall paint is Old Prairie by Ben Moore, and the trim is Whisper by Dunn Edwards.

I am excited to post the final reveal but it will be a while before all the details, including the window treatments, have been completed.  However, I am very happy with how this bathroom is turning out.  The contractor has been so patient with me since I am extremely visual and the design has progressed with each change.  It has been my most challenging project so far and I am proud of myself this go-around (not bad for a school psychologist, I guess I should say).  :)



  1. Wow, it is looking good. Great progress. Hugs, Marty

  2. It looks sooo nice! I can't wait to see the finished room!

  3. It is looking fabulous already! Can't wait to see it finished :)

  4. Appreciate the recommendation. Let me try it out.

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