Tuesday, April 13, 2010

St. Marys Master Bath

We did it! We finally finished the master bath in our home on St. Marys Ct! Our project took a lot longer than expected (I should have expected this...), we were without a master bath & closet for about 6 months! But, we finished it and love it! Take a look at the before photos. Before....Ugly cabinets, ugly floors, ugly wallpaper
(a "good try" goes to my husband in his bachelor days.)
Ummmm, needs work....
and what is up with that mirror over the tub?

And the shower.....ewwww! I wanted a shower more like this......

But first, demolition! My husband and his dad did most of the work, although we hired out the labor to build the shower and make sure it was done right (no leaks please and thank you).

Here are the demolition photos....
What lovely layers and layers and layers......of wallpaper we found.....we ended up taking out all the walls and re-drywalled the entire room (FYI, this is MESSY!). Its hard to tell from the before photos, but our closet was tiny...so we took a wall out, deleted the shower, and put the new shower in the tub location......and now my closet is big! (see after photos). By the way, To my father-in-law, this one's for you....Nice knee pads.... We decided to keep the vanity cabinet, but it needed some work. So we relocated it to the garage where I refinished it myself (see after photos).

Our closet was also relocated....to the middle of our bedroom. It was made by using 2x4's, pvc piping, rope, and a lotta love...(so glad to get rid of this contraption)...

So , after all that, 6 months later, here it is.... Finished product.....well almost, close enough..... We are installing a stained frame around the mirror. And we'll put in crown molding as well.....

Same cabinet, better color (Minwax mixture of Dark Walnut & Red Mahogany)..... The walls are a calm grey/blue.

Diagonal floor tile inlaid with brown glass mosaics....

Glass mosaics in a row on the shower walls....just like I imagined & designed.....2 tile shelves for shampoos & a bench....I have a bench in my shower!

I highly recommend a handshower in addition to your main shower head....this shower is a breeze to clean!

Look, now my closet is .....IN my closet.....and its sooooooo big!

The colors (brown & grey/blue) were chosen in the bathroom....

1) because they are neutral tones perfect for re-sale.....

and 2) because they compliment our master bedroom.....

Next project....the powder room....or the upstairs guest room, or my office.....the kitchen, too......it never ends!


  1. WOW! The transformation is amazing. Although the pics just don't do it justice once you see it in person.

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