Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Modernizing our Master Bath

Welcome to our first Master Bath renovation(we were 8 years younger and a bit more aggressive with this one).  It was a much bigger deal than our little mini master bath revamp that I mentioned here.  This baby needed everything! Well almost everything..the only thing we didn't have to rip out was the tile in the bath/shower area.  With a really good scrub down she was just fine.  Oh but the rest of her..well

Look at that pretty vanity, the gorgeous shell sinks, the 80's wall paper, "wood look" toilet seat, peel and stick wood floors(now don't get me wrong there are actually some pretty nice wood look floors out there these days, as a matter of fact we have some in our current casa that we love) get the picture.  There was also a closet located in the bath that we had to paint and recarpet.

So we started with demo!  I didn't take  many "in the process pictures" but you can see below we obviously tiled the floor with "slate like" ceramic, Made all of the trim out of MDF, replaced all of the doors( I actually spray painted all the door knobs and hinges because those puppies can really add to the a bad way) and we got another free toilet from the city of Austin like I posted about in our first bath reno.  We removed the wallpaper,  retextured and once again tried a yellow color that I just couldn't make myself like.  Then the hubby built these cabinets out of MDF.  After lots of paint and poly they looked really good and were so inexpensive!
See those lights?  They are super cheap outdoor lights from home depot, the tower cabinet in the middle was from target but it was white so that got repainted and with my makeup mirror on it and all the white goodies inside I think it turned out pretty nice.

The color in these pics looks a bit purple but it was a taupey grayish tone.

In this pic below the door on the right is the little toilet room shown in the first picture and the one on the left was our closet.  Doesn't fresh white trim and new doors make all the difference in the world?
I was never good at keeping up with receipts but this was a very inexpensive yet huge makeover for our first master bathroom and we LOVED how it turned out.
Oh and see that crown molding..we found it at a home materials salvage store and it was made out of styrofoam so it was really easy to work with and affordable too.  Have you guys taken full advantage of MDF in your homes?  It really saved us $$ and allowed us to be able to afford a certain look without the hefty price of wood!..
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Your mater bath turned out so pretty! You guys are very creative. I am now following you thanks to Wandering Wednesday and it would be so nice if you could share the love back on my blog:)
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Christy said... Best Blogger Tips

I had forgotten how great this master looked! It's so much fun to read how you two did these projects on a budget. How did the spray painted doorknobs and hinges hold up? I hate the brassy ones at our house but don't care to spend hundreds of dollars to change them right now. Hmmmmm...

Pryncss Briana said... Best Blogger Tips

I LOVE your decorating style. What is that called when it's classic, but updated? Transitional? Whatever, it's gorgeous!

abeachcottage said... Best Blogger Tips

Very gorgeous master bath. You did a great job with it, well done! Love the new colors. It is very modern and elegant at the same time.

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Emily said... Best Blogger Tips

Love what you have done! You have a great blog with great ideas!
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Teresa said... Best Blogger Tips

Came from Remodelaholic... So gorgeous! You did such an awesome job!

Lucy Designs said... Best Blogger Tips

wow! that is gorgeous! I love everything about it

Tausha said... Best Blogger Tips

fabulous! I love it! So, you picked up the cabinet at target? How long ago was that? I nEEd one!!
Great redo! Thanks so much for the inspiration! Please, stop by sometime and say hello! Love meeting new people! Happy Weekend!

Jessica said... Best Blogger Tips

Thanks Girls! You made me blush a little;)
Tausha: we bought the cabinet at Target probably 7 or 8 years ago...not sure if they still have something like it or not but I am sure ypu can find something similar.

Ellie said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks great!

Meg said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow! It looks terrific! I love the separated sinks. Such a great style.

Kim @ Cheap Chic Home said... Best Blogger Tips

Your new bathroom is so gorgeous, it's hard to tell it's the same space. Your husband did a wonderful job on the builds. I really like that you laid your flooring on the diagonal.

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Oh wow! How exciting is this?! Thanks so much!!

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Joy @ Thrifty Parsonage Living said... Best Blogger Tips

Beautiful! What a great transformation!

At The Picket Fence said... Best Blogger Tips

Absolutely stunningly beautiful! You guys did an amazing job and should be super proud! Thanks for linking this up last week to Inspiration Friday! :-)

Judy said... Best Blogger Tips

Your bathroom is absolutely gorgeous. Thanks for sharing at my Swing into Spring party.

alison said... Best Blogger Tips

what a the black and taupe...very chic...would love for you to link this to fridays unfolded tomorrow.


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Chelsea {twotwentyone} said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow! What a transformation! Absolutely beautiful! I love the tower cabinet! said... Best Blogger Tips

I LOVE this entry!!! Loks Go-Jus!
Thank you for linking this up to WHASSUP WEDNESDAY!

Hope to see you next Wednesday:)


Sommer said... Best Blogger Tips

WOW! That bathroom is SMOKING HOT! I love it! You definitely have an eye for it. I would love to have you share this at my VIP party today =)

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

I love your bathroom. Do you know the name of the paint color? Great job!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said... Best Blogger Tips

Wonderful transformation. Thanks for joining WUW last week.

Angie @ Thrifty Like Me said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow! Your bathroom turned out beautifully! We are just about finished with our master bath as well. Thanks for sharing!

Rachelle @ Adventures in Creating said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow this is an amazing makeover! Great work; love it! Thanks for sharing!

Style Chic....360 said... Best Blogger Tips

Great job, looks amazing!

Chris said... Best Blogger Tips

What a transformation! I love how sleek it looks and the colors are spot on. Nicely done!

radn said... Best Blogger Tips

That is a major transformation! Your master bath looks great!

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Ashley said... Best Blogger Tips

HUGE transformation! LOVE the modern, classic vibe!


Melissa at HOUSEography said... Best Blogger Tips

That is a REALLY great transformation. The double vanity with storage between is genius! Thanks for linking up to my house party!

Steph @ somewhatsimple said... Best Blogger Tips

Love this transformation!!!

SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime said... Best Blogger Tips

Absolutely lovely! Really appreciate you linking up this great bath post at the Roomspiration blog party and Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop.