I've had some very flattering people tell me I should do some posts on all the work that has been going on around my own home this past year and half. Some of you know that we have built a few houses in the past, but this time around, after selling our home, thought it would be a good idea financially and "fun" to renovate again...I was wrong! Instead of diving in, taking out loans and blowing the place up, we decided to go room by room, pay as we go. Which is probably a good idea. I guess.
I kind of compare each project/room to having a baby...your so excited to have it happen (find out your prego), picking out all the fun stuff for the room and deciding what direction you want to go in and all the things your going to buy and do (painting baby's room and picking out strollers, choosing names), then your hot and heavy in the middle of it with your house a mess, running back and forth to the garage 8 million times to cut one piece of tile for the 5th time, ignoring your kids for an entire weekend and you just want to get it over with ( delivery)! But then it's done and all over with and you forget about the pain and the hours spent and your in love! Then before you know it, your ready to do it all over again.
So here are few pics of the lovely master bathroom before we touched it. I was so bad! I tore the carpet up before we even signed papers, my sister MADE me! We did all the work in this bathroom ourselves. The ONLY things we hired out was the shower glass install and to mud the walls after we hung the drywall. We are total DIY'er, but draw the line at finishing drywall!
After a few long weeks and a couple new tile saw blades...Here is the finished product!
I searched forEVER for just the right dresser to use as my vanity. Could not find a one piece unit. When you have to tuck it into a VERY specific space, flanking 2 walls, it's not easy. So I went against every bone in my body and had to order up some standard cabinets from Homey D ( that's slang for Home Depot) that would fit and still give me the look I wanted. I love drawers. I use doors for very few things...maybe just the trash can and taller items that will not go into drawers. I knew my hutch had a set so wanted all drawers on my vanity.
I ordered them unfinished and sprayed them. Marc actually had to cut them down about 2 inches to accommodate for the extra tall bowls that I fell in love with.
These next pictures of the top drawers cracks me up . This is my husbands side and the next picture is mine. Guys are so simple!
But I wanted to show this picture to let you see how my husband cut out and boxed the space in the top drawer for the plumbing. I am not sure exactly how he did the plumbing. I don't ask too many questions sometimes. I just tell him what I want and run. But he had a plan and his plan worked:)
We can still use over 50% of the top drawers.
Here is my drawer. How do you like my inspirational "butt" picture? It's not working:(
And See! I don't paint EVERYTHING!! I never intended on painting it either. I love to mix new with old and painted pieces with wood.
I just love this fabric and had a little extra from the bench to add to this frame.
We used very simple, inexpensive marble for the main part of the shower and payed 1 million dollars for my 5" accent tile. But I love it! Very vintage crackle oval tiles with the prettiest blue/grey hue.
TIP...when it comes to grout (carpet too for that matter) I say go as DARK as you can stand! That pretty white grout does not stay pretty and white for long.
My pretty lights.
I love the colors in these pictures!
If you do not have one of these...find a wall and put one up! LOVE IT!
I added a pocket door here. I am not a huge fan of pocket doors, but when necessary, they are great. This way it allowed me space for the linen inside and a wall to hang a t.v. across from the bed.