If I was doing this blogging thing religiously, I should’ve had about two hundred posts in between where we started and now. A lot has been happening. Decisions were made. And remade. And rethought. And made again. In the end, I had a whole Pinterest board dedicated to my Master Bath Reno to guide me.
I can’t bring myself to start with the befores. So let’s start wtih the afters:
You can see that the wall color went white and I removed the horizontal blinds. Even on a dreary day, it’s 100% lighter and brighter in here.
The mirrors got a $4 change with the help of some Antique Gold Rub ‘n Buff. The vanity got a wash of matte black paint and new hardware from Hobby Lobby.
The shower glass is being measured today and should take about two weeks to install. You can see the footprint of the stall on the ground with the marble curbing.
I added some trim to the window and sprayed some Valspar Frosting Spray to the window glass for privacy. I taped off areas to allow me to still see the beautiful trees outside.
The tub is obviously the centerpiece. It’s an antique cast iron from 1912. This tub was a project in and of itself. I went back and forth many times debating about cast iron vs. acrylic. I even had an acrylic on order and paid for and then changed my mind. I’ll elaborate in a future post but for now I can say that I’m not regretting my decision. I love the authenticity of the real deal and my first bath two nights ago was a blissful success.
Now is the point were I show you the ‘before’ pictures. I cringe. I hesitate. I stall. Above all, I can’t help but think of this Jimmy Fallon skit.
Say it with me…..EEEEWWWWWW!!!
So, these ‘before’ pics pretty much speak for themselves. It was a builder basic bathroom. A leaky one at that. When we moved in, the room was carpeted (double ew!). The linoleum was a step above carpeting, but not much. The room was D.A.R.K. thanks to my unfortunate paint choice about five years back. The horizontal blinds in the window made it so dreary on top of the poor choice in paint color.
Ok, ok. In the grand scheme of things, the bathroom wasn’t horrible. It had a case of ‘never get it clean’ though. No matter what we did, and how often, the shower pan was perpetually dingy as well as the enclosure framing.
So, the only things that remained afterward were: the double vanity base, the mirrors and the lighting. The lighting may change at some point. I’d love to put some funky arm sconces in between each mirror. For the time being, these will do.
If there’s anyone out there and you have any questions, let me know. I’ll do my best to update on individual components here as I have time.