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Master Bathroom Reveal

18 Dec carrera marble shower

Our master bathroom has been done for months, but I finally got around to taking finished photos and now it’s time to share! This is the last of the four bathrooms we have remodeled/built in this house. As a reminder, this is a completely new room that was part of our small addition we put in on the back of our house.

The last time I blogged about the master bathroom, it was looking like this.

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And here it is now all complete:

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We installed white wainscoting on the bottom half of the walls and the top half is Lazy Gray by Sherwin Williams.

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The gray vanity and top is the Cranberry from Home Depot and the recessed medicine cabinet is this one from Amazon. We added a little backsplash to the vanity ourselves using plain white subway tile.

The shower is a combination of three types of Carrera marble tile: subway tile on the walls (from Floor & Decor), a small herringbone pattern in the niche, and an octagon pattern on the floor, both from the Tile Shop. And black granite on the bench seat and threshold.

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Here is the other side of the room, which we hung 3 robe hooks from Target, and you can see the glass french door leading to our bedroom.

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And here is the toilet “nook” area.

My very favorite part of the room is the Carrera marble herringbone floor (also from Tile Shop). It’s so so pretty. And the floors are heated!

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We are very happy with the space and after 3+ years, are glad to FINALLY be done renovating bathrooms in our home.

Here is a full source list for anyone who is wondering where to get anything.

Wall paint: Benjamin Moore’s Lazy Gray; floor tile: Large Herringbone carrera marble from Tile Shop; shower tile: Carrera marble from Tile Shop & Floor and Decorvanity: Cranbury from Home Depotfaucet: Delta from Home Depot; can lights and hidden exhaust fan: Home Depottoilet: Glacier Bay from Home Depot; recessed medicine cabinet: this one from Amazon; floor mat: Bed, Bath & Beyondroman shade: this one from Pottery Barn Kids; shower fixtures: Delta from Faucet Directgrout: Polyblend bright white; soap pump/toothbrush holder: Bed, Bath & Beyond; trashcan: Bed, Bath & Beyondwall art: Target; vanity light: this one from Lighting Direct; hand towel: Targetglass canister set: Crate & Barreltoilet paper holderTarget; shower door: custom from a local glass company; french door: Home Depot.

Guest Bath Makeover

10 Sep

While we were renovating our new master bathroom, we decided to do the guest bathroom (our former master bathroom) at the same time. This has been mostly done since May, but we finally got around to hanging the shelves and putting the finishing touches on it.

Here’s what it looked like when we moved in:

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Shortly after moving in, we gave it a little facelift with paint, a new vanity and some shelves. The shower stopped working though, so it wasn’t even functional.

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And here it is now:

IMG_5533We did white subway tiles in the shower, and marble hex tile in the niche and on the shower floor.
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We installed beadboard wainscoting across the lower half of the wall and painted the rest of the walls Lazy Gray by Sherwin Williams. The vanity is from Home Depot, lighting from Lighting Direct, and the Starburst mirror, shelves and most accessories are from Target.

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The floor tile is a vintage-looking white octagon tile with dark gray grout.

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Here’s the other side of the room. The chrome towel hook is from Home Depot which matches the faucet, hand towel holder and toilet paper holder. The shower doors were off the shelf from Home DepotIMG_5530

That concludes the tour. We hope our guests enjoy having their own “en suite” bathroom!

Coming up I’ll be sharing our new master bathroom/bedroom/closet and the finished rental property.

Powder Room Reveal & Addition Update

5 Jun

Finishing off the four rooms of our new addition has been slowly coming along, and I can finally call the powder room part of it complete!

The last time I showed you the powder room it was in the early stages looking like this:

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And here it is now:

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Starting at the bottom, we used a ceramic tile from Lowes called Leonia Silver. It was very reasonable at $2.50/square foot.

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We had a hard time finding a vanity since the room is so narrow at only four feet wide. We found a small black one at Menards that I gave a makeover with new knobs and a coat of Benjamin Moore Fieldstone paint. The candle, hand towel and mercury glass soap dispenser are all from Target.

New Zealand 1031On the walls, you can see we did white beadboard on the bottom and the top half is Arctic Shadows by Benjamin Moore.

In such a small space, I didn’t have to much decorating to do, but I placed a large glass vase that we already had from Home Goods in the corner and purchased some tall, faux flowers from Pottery Barn.

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On the wall opposite the vanity I added some art from Garden Ridge that used to live in the bathroom at our old house.

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Moving next door to the new laundry room, last time it looked like this:

IMG_4193It is far from complete, but now it looks like this:

New Zealand 1032We used the same flooring as the power room in here (but ran it the opposite direction) and painted the walls Sea Salt by Sherwin Williams. The washer and dryer are new to us that we actually got used for $100/pair! This is the first time we’ve had front loaders and so far, so good.

We hung a cabinet over the washer/dryer that Ben had left over from one of his jobsites. I will probably end up painting it. Inside the cabinet Ben built a laundry chute that starts up in our future master bedroom closet.

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You can hardly see it in the photo but we made the front of the chute out of clear plexiglass so you can see what’s in there.

We plan to add a countertop (maybe butcher block?) and some shelving in here.

There has been much less progress on the addition rooms upstairs, but that isn’t a huge priority for us right now. Our main focus while the weather is nice is outside.

So here is the future master bathroom right now, which has drywall, framing, plumbing and electrical.

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And next to that is the master closet which is painted and carpeted.

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They aren’t finished yet but we hung french doors to these two rooms which we plan to frost.

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We plan to focus on these rooms after the summer and then move into our new master by the end of the year.

Next up on the blog… chickens! Yep, we had our chickens arrive in the mail yesterday and we built a beautiful coop for them to live in.

Operation New Bathroom: The Reveal

3 Mar

Our new guest bathroom is finally complete! Its been a labor of love and we did every single thing in this room ourselves except for the electrical rldrk, so we are especially proud.

Before we show all the after pictures, let’s reminiscence about how it looked when we moved in.

Pink bathroom beforeWe demo’d it completely soon after and started from a clean slate.

And now here is our brand new guest bathroom!

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IMG_2647Since the last bathroom update, we added our DIY towel ladder (step-by-step here) and decorated the vanity with baskets, towels, etc. We also added pulls to the top to look like a drawer.

IMG_2672We hung a couple large wooden keys above the toilet and added a little tray over the toilet which holds a blue Ball jar full of cotton swabs, a candle and some shells. We brought in a little bit of Ben’s homeland with the kina shells from New Zealand.

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Ben installed a beautiful new window and we hung an inside mount bamboo shade from Home Depot.

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Just for fun, I put together this little collage of all of the little details of the room.

Bathroom collageWe’re so happy with the way everything turned out, and are even happier to call the first space at 12 Oaks D-O-N-E!

If you want to see how we got to the big bathroom reveal, check out Part I (drywall, tile backer, lights), Part II (tile, grout, wood wall planks) and Part III (vanity, trim, sconces, fixtures).

Finally, I wanted to share a big ole source list, including paint and grout colors, for anyone who is wondering where to get anything.

Wall paint: Benjamin Moore’s Palladian Blue; floor tile: white marble from Home Depot, tub/shower tile: white subway tile from Home Depot, vanity (including marble top): Home Decorators (also available on Amazon here); faucet: Delta from plumbingdepot.com; shower curtain: Kohls; light fixtures and “hidden” fan: Home Depot; towel ladder: DIYed for $16 (here’s how); toilet: Glacier Bay from Home Depot; mirror: Home Decorators; floor mat: World Market; bamboo blinds: Home Depot; bathtub/shower fixtures: Delta from Home Depot; grout: Mapei’s Frost color; baskets and over toilet tray: World Market; faux flowers: World Market; soap pump: Target; Ball jar: Antique find from Lake Geneva, WI; flower vase: TJ Maxx (similar one from World Market); tissue holder: Home Goods; clam shell: Fiji from our honeymoon; starfish: Michaels; wooden keys: Grandinroad; sconces (including vintage light bulbs and glass shades): Lowe’s; striped towels: Pottery Barn; white and gray towels: Target; glass canister set: Crate & Barrel; white pot and faux plant: Ikea; toilet paper holder: Moen from Plumbing Depot; kina shells: New Zealand; window: Studio 41; curved shower rod: Home Depot.

I think that covers about everything. Now on to the next million projects which include the last spare bedroom which was being used as a work zone for the bathroom, new windows, taking out the main wall in the living room and an addition. Yup, big plans.

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