Friday, June 21, 2019

Master Bathroom Makeover Reveal

I am so thrilled to have the

Master Bathroom Mini Makeover

done.  It looks so much better.  I should have done this when we moved in.  Now to preface this makeover a little, this is not a gut job, just a few updates and some paint and stain to give this room a facelift.  With that being said, it still looks so much better than before.

If you saw my post with my tutorial on how I stained the vanity - then you know I had a hard time finding hardware.  Third try was the charm, this is such a pretty brushed brass, not yellow or shocking gold, just a soft pretty brass color.

I am really happy with how the vanity turned out, the color is just what I wanted and the hardware is going to be the finishing touch.  I used General Finishes Antique Walnut Gel Stain.  (I had some leftover from our previous house, so it was free and the perfect color.)

When the hardware came in I made a couple of templates out of brown paper so we could put them on.  You can buy templates at the hardware store, but I just made some really easy.

Dots to know where to drill the holes so all the drawers would be even.

Same thing with the doors.

I love how they look on the vanity.  Just enough glam without being over the top.

This is one of the smallest bathrooms we have ever had and is a galley type bathroom.  It is really hard to photograph because it is so long and narrow.  This is a view from the "shower/toilet" room.

From the tub you can look back to see the shower.

I kept the decor really simple.

A pretty orchid, a tray for perfume, then my soap, kleenex and cup on the other end.

When you see the bedroom reflection in the mirror, the bathroom finally looks like it belongs to the rest of the house.

This large gold framed painting adds a touch of glam to the bathtub area. 

Here is what the bathroom looked like when we bought the house 2 years ago. Nothing bad, just dated and totally builder basic.

It's come a long way.  The granite counters, faucet and floors were the first free makeover.  (leftovers from the kitchen remodel and a free faucet from Pfister)

How it looked when we moved in 2 years ago. 

I would have loved to do a complete gut job of the bathroom and totally rework the space and add in beautiful marble tile, a freestanding tub and a gorgeous walk-in shower, however that is not in the budget, so for now, this updates the space enough to bring it into this decade.

I think this is a great upgrade for now and especially since it was all pretty much free.    What do you think?

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  1. hi Marty, I love those brass handles. Where did you find those? They really tie the space together! great job! It has been fun to see your house evolve! xo laura in CO

    1. These came from Amazon. Really inexpensive, but I really like them too.

  2. What a difference - the handles are really the jewels of this space, and the templates are such a good idea! I love those towels, just the right amount of pattern, where did you find them?

    1. Thanks so much. I found the towels at Home Goods last year. They really are fun aren't they.

  3. This turned out fantastic! Amazing what some stain can do. Love the brass handles- it really modernizes the space.

  4. You did an amazing job, Marty. The vanity is gorgeous, and I LOVE the brass hardware!

  5. The brass handles really look elegant on the cabinet. I am going to do my new bathroom in vintage black and white decor and I love that rug you found. Everything looks beautiful. Bathrooms are the hardest rooms to get pictures in!!!! Happy Wednesday.

  6. Your bath looks amazing, Marty!

  7. Your bath is beautiful and such a nice flow from your bedroom now! The rug really pulls it all together. I don't think you need to change a single thing.

  8. --- Marty what a great change and such a good idea. Love those pulls! Now, perhaps when you get ready, maybe a very simple gold or champagne frame for the mirror. Mirrormates are great. I have used them in the past. Just sticks on ….

  9. Beautifully done, Marti! What an amazing transformation!

  10. Such a lovely update! I especially liked the vanity accessories, perfect style and very pretty. The orchid is the something extra!

  11. Amazing transformation! I always love your projects!


  12. This bathroom is perfect!!! I wouldn't change a thing now--so tasteful and glam at the same time. Kudos!

  13. I like how the cabinets turned out! Very nice! Will you make your light and faucet fixtures to match the brushed brass (which I do like better than regular brass)? And..... here's an idea.... have you thought about adding a frame to the mirror, like this? It would look amazing in the same stain as your cabinets-- or brushed brass either way!

    Liberty @