Monday, April 5, 2010

Master Bath Makeover

After what seems like FOREVER, we’re finally finished with our master bath makeover!!!  I still need to add a few details…window treatment, chandelier, new towels…but for the most part, it’s DONE!!!! 

Here are some before pics so you can see how NOT cute it was…

My vanity.  Wah-wah.  Stark white.  Burnt out light in the crappy commercial light fixture.  YUCK cabinets. Bad decor.  Don’t know if you can see it, but there’s my “30” wine glass on the counter…I needed to drink just to be in the bathroom.

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Like I said, YUCK cabinets. 

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Mr. Spouse’s vanity.  Boo.masterbath4

 

After many, MANY hours…lots of days…several late nights…a few drinks…and some mishaps, here’s the new…and VERY improved, master bath…

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I LOVES.

Okay, so this is totally not a color I would normally go with, but I’m tryin’ new things…and I’m SO glad I did!!!  I was trying to pull out the blue in my new bedding and the bathroom seemed like the PERFECT place to incorporate it.  I couldn’t be happier!!!!  The color is called “Emperor”.  I found the Ralph Lauren paint chip at Home Depot, but had the guys at Lowe’s mix me the Valspar version.  I LOVE Valspar paint!!!!!  My favorite!!!!

Here’s how we made it all happen…

It just wasn’t in our budget to replace the cabinets and I’m SO not about spending lots of money anyway.  Plus, I LOVE the satisfaction of doing things myself!  SO…I picked out this Napoleon Brown from Ralph Lauren to paint the cabinets.  I’m SO not a paint snob, but the paint was on sale and the total cost to paint the cabinets was a whopping $7!!!!!!  Can’t beat it!!!!

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I wanted a vintage-y feel in the bathroom, so I picked out these crystal knobs from Hobby Lobby.  They were half-off & I think I paid $3 for each.  The total cost for knobs was $36.  Not too shabby!

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To keep with the feel, I had it set in my mind to display a white/cream plate collection above the tub.  So, I scoured the aisles of TJ Maxx & found all these plates {plus a few that we didn’t hang} on the same day!!!  The most expensive plate I think was $3!!!  Total cost for plates: $24.  Don’t you LOVE?!?!?!   {Still need to add a window treatment}

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Here’s my little vanity.  At  you can see, the mirrors got a makeover, too.  Those suckers were NOT coming off no matter how hard we tried to pull them loose, so we got creative.  We found some pre-primed crown molding at Lowe’s & spray painted it {using Rustoleum Satin Espresso} to match the cabinets.  Mr. Spouse measured and cut everything because it would’ve seriously taken me a gajillion tries & LOTS of money to get it right ;)  Then he attached it all with nail glue.  I LOVE the way it looks and I definitely think it finishes everything off pretty nicely!!  Total cost to frame the mirrors:  $16.

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As you can see {kind of} we also upgraded light fixtures.  We found these little beauties at Lowe’s.  You can’t tell in the pics, but the glass is frosted and antiqued in certain areas, so they look really vintage!  LOVE THEM!!!  Mr. Spouse spotted these & picked them up for a total of a little over $100.  Not too bad for light fixtures, but definitely our most expensive bathroom purchase.  I personally think the Spongebob hand soap adds a nice touch ;)

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We also painted inside the cave and added a fun little distressed towel rack.

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I LOVE this little detail!!!  A total random find at Ross for a whopping $6!!!!!!!

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Here’s another little look at my vanity.  {I still need to add a couple of plates to Mr. Spouse’s vanity area on the right.}   On my vanity, I added a fun little birdcage that opens from the top to hold all my hand towels, q-tips, and cotton balls.  I LOVE IT!!  I found it at Hobby Lobby for $20, brought it home & gave it a coat of Rustoleum Heirloom White spray paint. 

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So there ya have it!  One of my favorite rooms in the house for sure!!!!  It’s so calming & peaceful!  I still want to add a chandelier above the bathtub, so that’s my current project. 

 

Let’s take another look, shall we?!

                        BEFORE                              AFTER

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IN.LOVE.

46 comments:

  1. Your new bathroom is beautiful!! Great job with the renovation.

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  2. i LOVE your new bathroom.....so amazing how little things can make such a HUGE change!!! love the cabinets, and i would have plate collections on every wall in my house if my husband didn't stop me...LOVE this!

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  3. I love it so much. That color is almost the exact same color as my master bedroom. I love turquoise and chocolate brown. Love the white plates and birdcage, too! Great job!

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  4. This looks amazing! I literally gasp when I saw the after! great job!

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  5. absolutely delightful! I love the colors together! I hopped over from Twice Remembered and am so happy that I did. Please accept my invitation and drop in at my place one day this week when you get a moment. I have become a follower and I hope that you will do the same. until later...

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  6. would have never in a million years picked that color but oh.my.goodness. is to die for. LOVE.
    oh, and i'm rockin the same spongebob soap.

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  7. You did a beautiful job... your bathroom looks amazing. Love the brown.

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  8. This is the color of our master bed/bath and I'm too lazy to repaint (my hubby painted before we were married)--this is an excellent use of the wall color and everything looks so nice! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  9. your bathroom makeover is amazing! i love that color!!!

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  10. I love those colors! Its amazing what a little paint can do for a room.

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  11. Im not even sure how I found your blog but I wanted to let you know its one of my favorites. Your so crafty and Ive tried a number of your recipes and they have been so simple and so good! I enjoy your blog so much ... Thanks for sharing!!!

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  12. It looks amazing! I love that birdcage!!

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  13. Adore it! Great job. Love your blog design too. :)

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  14. That is a GREAT color! And I love your little added pieces like the birdcage and plates on the wall. Very beautiful.
    Great job!

    Alyssa
    lifeoflyssie.com

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  15. Wow that looks great!!! It looks like you put many hours into it! I love the colors!

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  16. oh my goodness. i LOVES it too :) such a great color choice for a bathroom, not what a lot of people might expect, but obviously it turned out amazing!

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  17. It looks drool worthy and amazing! I'm going to show my husband your mirror! Can't wait to frame out mine now!

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  18. Holy cow! Your bathroom makeover turned out fabulous! I honestly thought the cabinets were new! That paint rocks!

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  19. I have the EXACT same 'blah' cabinets in my master and I never thought of just painting them! Duh! How ingenious! And the knobs are a great touch! I also like how you did the runner style rug. I may have to copy that one. :)

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  20. Wow, what a beautiful transformation. I love the paint color ... the "new" cabs look wonderful, and the knobs are perfect !! Love it.

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  21. Hi! I am a friend of Sarah McKittrick's and I love your blogs... and this bathroom makeover!! It's beautiful!

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  22. What a difference!!! Looks fantastic! That paint color is FAB!!! Great job!

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  23. The makeover turned out just fantastic! That's similar to the color our master bath is, but it came with the house, and will be leaving somewhat soon. (it's all streaky and gross!)

    Thank you for linking up to Talented Tuesday!

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  24. Such a beautiful bathroom! I love the paint color, the plates and the new cabinet color! We're framing out one of our bathroom mirrors this weekend.

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  25. amazing, i love it, you are very talented, the color is beautiful!!!
    tabitha @alywydesigns.blogspot.com

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  26. OH MY, I would never have picked such a bold color for the walls but I'm SO IN LOVE! You had a great vision and did a fantastic job. Thanks so much for sharing with us! Now, what do I have I can paint Emperor blue?! ;>
    God's blessings,
    Sarah :D

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  27. Nearly Speechless. Everything is wonderful, and the rice point is amazing! You should be soooo proud of yourself.

    XO*Tricia

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  28. you should be very proud! it looks great and i love that you made such a big change by spending so little. i've been doing many projects like this around my house. come take a peek: bethkruse.bogspot.com

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  29. Hooray for turquoise shades! I just added similar colored strips to my laundry room. It's completely out of character for me...and I LOVE it. Thanks for some fun and inexpensive ideas!

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  30. Ha ha. I just noticed that whoever took the before photo is waving.

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  31. Jealous and hating right now... love the color! You know you can always re-paint; so going bold was a great choice. The color just adds so much to the room!

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  32. What a great job!! I love it! I know what you mean about the mishaps and *finally* getting it done! We just did our office & laundry room - and are moving on to other rooms in the house. Fun... NOT! LOL But the results are worth it, huh? Your master bath looks amazing!! Great job!

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  33. Found you from your post on BCD. Love the colors you used and a bug THANKS for posting the name of your paint. I love the Napoleon Brown and plan on keeping that on the list for our bathroom makeover.
    Thanks for sharing!

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  34. I love it! We are in desperate need to redue both of our bathrooms. The cabinets are the originals and we like them they are just cruddy looking color wise. Can you email me the steps that you took to redue your cabinets. Sanding, priming etc. I want to do this and suprise my husband. You can email me at scarter67@comcast.net.

    Looking forward to hearing from you.

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  35. Wow looks amazing, I love that color! :)

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  36. This is to die for! I'd love for you to come link up over here http://iheartnaptime.blogspot.com/2010/04/sundae-scoop-link-party.html

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  37. What a beautiful redo! Very jealous. :)

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  38. LOVE it! A brave choice of wall colour - it definitely works - beautiful with the brown. When installing the frame molding around the mirror, how did you work around the little plastic clips that hold the mirror to the wall? I must know! (You know, so I can copy it ... whistle ...)

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  39. Found your blog through New Friend Friday. :) I love your bathroom redo. That color is fantastic and I love the plates and white accessories. Nice job!

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  40. Great job! Love how you went with a bold color. It's great.

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  41. i love the color combo. robin's egg blue and chocolate brown were our wedding colors. they look awesome in your new bathroom!

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  42. Gorgeous Bathroom, I am your newest follower, Happy FF
    I hope you come visit me at
    novicemommie.blogspot.com
    I will definitely be stealing some DIY ideas from you

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  43. Your bathroom is gorgeous!!

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  44. I have a question for you, how did you prep your cabinets... I have the white on white basic cabinets in my bathroom and would love to paint them but I'm afraid it will peel off. Any advice/ help you can give?

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