Monday, August 17, 2015


We decided it was time to do something to one of the places in our house that has been forgotten...the Master Bathroom.  It's easy to not care about it, since no one ever sees it except us.  But we started thinking about it and decided the floral wallpaper had done it's duty.  The brass needed to go and the wooden cabinets needed paint.  We had wallpapered when we moved in 15 years ago, and my BIL redid the tile.  The tile still looks good. So this was really all just cosmetic. That doesn't mean it was easy, though!  We started in February and worked little bits here and there when we had the time.
The tub - before
Shelves by the tub - before

The Hub's side - before
After - grey paint on the cabinets, walls, new brushed nickel faucets and knobs, and spray-painted light fixture.  
My side - before
My side - after
Toilet room - before

Toilet room after

Some of the fun stuff...

This is one of my favorite improvements - hidden hinges!  It wasn't easy but he did it for me!
In process - we really liked the grey tones and decided to leave the crown molding as-is because it wasn't water damaged and I like the contrast.

Our lovely brass...before

New brushed nickel
New towel warmer
New toilet paper holder - and yes, we kept the phone in was there when we moved in and we thought it was funny, but occasionally the Hubs has to check the weather when he gets up in the morning...AHEM.

New switch plates and electrical covers

Finally, some fresh rugs!  

We are about 90% done  - still trying to figure out what to do with the brass in the shower and on that door.  But it feels nice to have something up-to-date in there!  Of course the color scheme is catching so I ended up getting a new comforter for the bed this summer, too!


Michelle said...

Our bathroom is a lighter grey blue-ish color, and I love it!! Yours looks great!Good job!

Lori said...

I love the gray!!! It looks great! The phone is hilarious! :)

Chellie said...

I really like the grey cabinets -- the whole thing looks great! I love a makeover that doesn't involve tearing out tile or walls.

Essie Reed said...

I really like the brushed nickel look. It always surprises me what simple changes in metal color can do to update a room.

I have been thinking about what to do in my bathroom and like the colors that you used on the wall and for the shelves. Those little cosmetic fixes really made a big difference!

The whole room looks great. Well done.

Essie Reed @ Valley Home Improvement

Nathaniel Norman said...

Bathroom looks good. I want to surprise my wife soon by having a bathroom redo. It's something that we too, just keep postponing. We make comments here and there about updating the look but never really get around to it. Seeing the pictures has motivated me to do something that she will love. Wish me luck on pulling this idea off.