Monday, February 16, 2009

Master bath: before and after

If you are visiting from Metamorphasis Monday- Welcome! You can see more before and afters at Between Naps on the Porch.

Imagine... everytime you potty or bathe having millions of these looking at you. Do you see it? It is bugs ready to fly on you... very happy smiling bugs. My husband sees monkies with a headdress on but I have to really squinch my eyes for that one. Can you see both images? Whatever! It all just looks like a paper towel print on your wall. Glad the 90's are over. The people left us all their window treatments. I know I am making you all so jealous. I don't have a clue why they put the shutters only 3/4 of the way up the window. Every piece of hardware in the house looked like Medieval swords and stuff and then they had lacy and fancy curtains. The styles just don't go together.


Seashell shaped light fixture anyone?


And, the best feature of all- green carpet in the bathroom! It should be against the law to put carpet in a bathroom- that is just gross!









Now, I am so excited to show you the almost finished, but needs to be accessorized bath. We painted, took down the wall mirror and added two framed mirrors, tiled the floor, new fixtures, and I am working on curtains and getting towel bars and toilet paper holders.



















Still to do- fill in the phone jack. Another weird feature.... I need a phone in the toilet room. Anyone?
We are adding this tile border in the doorway to the master bedroom and then the doorway to the closet. It is not grouted yet and the carpet is not put down.

















29 comments:

It's Always Something Around Here said...

I love love love what you have done!!

I bet you love going in there now.

Lisa (aka) French said...

WOWZA!!1 I'd say that's a huge transformation and looks wonderful! I love the green and black just did my son't room in it a little while back;) French

Anonymous said...

Wow! This is fabulous. I didn't see it mentioned, but surely that is a new vanity. Do you mind sharing its source?

susan said...

Wow! I love what you have done. I don't know why anyone ever thought carpet in a bathroom was a good idea. I didn't see it mentioned, but surely that is a new vanity. Do you mind sharing its source?

Southerner said...

Anon- we bought the vanity at Costco. I never saw it online. I kept looking at it when we went in and was just planning on painting the cabinets we had black- then we were in there and they had $150 off and it was only $650 so I did puppy dog eyes at my husband. I LOVE it!

santamaker said...

This is amazing. Just beautiful. Great job!

Linda said...

Love it all, great redo!
I am glad to see I am not the only one who has that old green carpet?! What were they thinking?!
Wonderful to have it redone I bet, really like it!
Linda Q

Christy said...

VERY NICE!

kahlanne said...

This must be the season for masterbath redos. I am working on mine too. I love what you have done and only hope mine turns out so nice. Great job!

Julie @ blessedwithfive said...

Total GORGEOUS!!! You need your own tv show on HGTV . . . you would be a HUGE HIT!

Love it!

janet said...

oh my gosh you have done one amazing job in this room, absolutely stunning.
thanks for sharing
hugs
janet

Jennifer said...

Your bathroom redo is gorgeous. I am in the planning stages of a bathroom redo, too. Love the vanity!

Linda said...

That is a fantastic redo...wow! You made great choices. I must confess that I have removed wallpaper from 3 baths and the kitchen and I NEVER want wallpaper again! Linda

Cottage Rose said...

I really love the whole bath redo. That green sage color is so pretty.

Hugs
Alaura

30dollarweeklygrocerychallenge@blogspot.com said...

The change is amazing! I love the dark wood! looks great!

Cass said...

Awww... you mean you won't miss the bugs/monkeys staring at you while you are in a vulnerable position?

GORGEOUS makeover. It's elegant and classic. Nice, very nice!

Cass

Tamara Jansen said...

Very beautiful re-do!

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

It looks great! I really like the color scheme.
Diane

Anonymous said...

Did you paint over the wallpaper? And if so how did you prep it? It looks to die for, and is an inspiration to get started on mine....Molly

Southerner said...

Molly- We did take down the paper. I fill a spray bottle with HOT water and spray a section. I let it sit a minute and then it will come off easier. Our paper is thick on the outside so we would pull the top layer off and it would leave the backing. I sprayed the backing again and it will come right off in large sheets. My walls were still covered with glue so I took a washcloth and wet it with hot water and sprayed the wall and used the washcloth to wipe the wall. I kept rinsing the rag out and rewiping. We painted right onto the sheetrock- it doesn't have the orange peel on the wall. I did use a more textured roller instead of a flat roller- just one with more nap. If it is super flat(the orange peel gives walls a texture) all of the imperfections show a lot more, so you want to create a little texture.

Thank you all for the sweet comments. I find myself going to stare at it.

redsoxmom said...

Excellent job! Love it all. Is the vanity new or did you rework the old one and paint it? I don't think you mentioned it (or did I miss it?). Anyway, fabu!!

Blessings,
Linda

Southerner said...

redsoxmom- yes, the vanity is new- sorry, when I was posting it I was tired by the time all the photos loaded:) We bought it at Costco. It was not online because I was looking for a stock photo at the time. It was origionally $800 but they offered a $150 coupon in their coupon booklet that they mail to customers. I thought it was worth the investment to upgrade our bath.

Marva said...

Oh my goodness! That is gorgeous! Are you hiring out? The top came from Cato's last week. Thanks, I like it a lot too!

Blessings!

Butterfly 211 said...

You are very talented it looks wonderful.

Anonymous said...

Wow, what an incredible transformation. That wallpaper must have been hard to take. You are awesome! Annette, Louisiana

Carole B. said...

I just stumbled onto your blog tonight and looked at your bathroom redo. Strange, but it almost has the same shape as my bathroom!!!

Like how you redecorated.

Lady Katherine said...

Wow! What a difference! It so pretty! Love the vanity!

Michelle said...

Wow...the transformation is amazing...I love it. We are re-doing a small 1/2 bath now and the color I'm thinking about is so similiar. Love the new vanity...you did a wonderful job!

Shop Without Money Sisters said...

I love the new bathroom! By the way, I could see both the bugs and Monkeys - and I spotted the monkeys first! Congrats on a beautiful new bathroom!!
heather