So here's the before, this is what our master bath looked like a month after we moved in. But slowly we've been chipping away and doing little things, here and there, to change it up in there.
And here's where we are now! I'm not sure why this picture is so misty and foggy, but we'll surely post some new ones soon as we have some big changes coming up! We still have a long, long way to go but we just wanted to share the process and how we got from the before to the after, with you!
The first thing we did was paint and add hardware on our double vanity cabinets. You can read more about that process HERE. The we scraped off the popcorn, removed all the broadway light fixtures and took that massively huge and hideously out of date mirror off the wall. You can see all of that info HERE.
Next up, we shared with you some great inspirational images that really tickled our fancy HERE. And are pretty sure we'll ultimately go with some sort of floating shelf under the mirrors, which we chatted about HERE. So now that you're up to speed, let's show you what's new in the CC master bath!
We kept trying to decide on the perfect paint color for our bathroom since our master suite is open (there's no door on the suite going from the bedroom section to the bathroom) and we just couldn't settle on a color. When we found that perfect light white bluish hue HERE, we knew we wanted to paint the entire suite in that shade. You can also see what I mean about no door and open floor plan HERE too.
So the paint master mack daddy got to work and started on the ceiling first...I love all our scraped popcorn, crisp white ceilings. It makes such a huge difference.
Look closely, you can just faintly see the blue hue all trimmed out before we got down to business rolling the entire walls.
One thing I'm not thrilled with, all the creamy yellow hues that are now glaringly apparent. We're going to paint the window sill and plan to get a new tub or find out about resurfacing. We like crisp white so to have all these yellowy hues in addition to our whites (cabinets, blinds, etc) really just irks me. It'll be one of the first things we hash out in our bathroom makeover.
So here's out little potty room before...
Hubby got a wild hair and said he wanted to do something a little different and daring in there...
Yep, that's daring all right, ha!
So now we have a seriously electric blue potty den. We're thinking about two options to tone it down a bit a) do stripes with the leftover bluish/grey paint from the dining room makeover HERE or b) stencil/paint something really awesome in a wallpaper-like pattern. So stay tuned for a big change in that tiny room of the house in the next few weeks/months. That blue is just too much!
So now, when you enter our master suite, it's clean, bright, the light floods in and it just makes me smile.
I also have to chat up our new lighting fixtures and mirrors. The mirrors were only $19.99 a piece from TJ Maxx. I'd really suggest shopping around for mirrors if you're switching out a large wall mirror. I know your first instinct is to purchase from the selection at Lowe's/Home Depot but I don't think those are the best deals. A mirror is a mirror, people...so pop into TJ, Ross, Home Goods and check out their selection before you buy. I found a steal on these dark brown beauts!
Ugh, my camera settings were whack, obviously. I'll try to snap some better pictures and replace these soon. So these lighting fixtures are industrial and contemporary looking, totally our style. We watched these at Lowe's for about a month until they finally went on sale. We had our eyes on a few different options but the chrome pieces went down to $17.99 a piece and the glass bubble infused pendants went down to $4.99 a piece. So $30 on the glass and less than $40 on the fixtures...cha-ching! Shopping and waiting for sales really paid off on these babies!
Here's the view from the front. So what do you think? So much more contemporary and on trend, right? We're toying with the idea of keeping the cabinetry and just redoing the top with new sinks and faucets. If we do opt for stripping out the cabinetry, we'll probably re-use it out in Hubby's man cave HERE for extra storage.
CC Hubby also worked his DIY magic again and added some reclaimed wooden shelving in place of the boring white version that was in there before. He did the same thing in our TV room HERE and in our laundry room HERE. So where did we get all that wood? Click HERE for that answer, it's half way down the post!
So we still have so much to do in this bathroom but we're proud of how far it's come on such a small/tight budget. We're thinking lots of white and some huge art above the tub. Floating shelves below the sinks and some fresh new sinks/faucets that'll update the space even more. We can't wait to tackle the rest of our master suite and cross that room off our 2011 resolution list HERE. Enjoy!