Monday, February 11, 2013

Before & After: Eclectic Master Bath Renovation/Makeover

Pin It

It's Time. As I indicated in the last post, this master bath makeover was a necessity! :) The room is now functional (the heat duct is actually connected, the drains actually work, and there are no nails through the electrical wiring) and much more aesthetically pleasing (at least to me).  It captures my eclectic style, which appreciates quality, history, mixed woods and metals, and the ability to nurture the soul. The "after" may still not be your taste, but I hope you will agree that it is better than the "before." 



The Door. I found this door several years ago at the garage sale of my friend, Sue. It was a project in Sue's house that inspired me to do this in my own house. It turns out that Sue had gotten the door from my other friend, Cammie, a few years back. Cammie had rescued it from a building remodel on the Wayne State College campus in Wayne, NE. How cool is that?! I have a matching barn-style door on my master bedroom closet.


The Barn Flat Track. When Ron mentioned to his dad that we were looking for some flat track to hang some doors we had found, he said, "What about the tracks from Amy's parents?" I didn't know what he was talking about. My parents had torn down a dilapidated barn (circa late 1800s) several years ago. During that process, Ron's dad came to take the wood so that he can make mirrors and frames, etc. Turns out that he had also grabbed the flat track and rollers. They ended up in Ron's parents' shed...awaiting someone like me to put them to use! It was meant to be!


Welcome. Are you ready for the tour? Come on in and check it out. I included before and after photos so that you can get an idea of how truly icky it was. My approach was to incorporate old with new. Neutral with bold. Mixes of wood and metal finishes. Balance of light and dark. Historical with contemporary. You know the drill! :)


______________________________________________________________________________

BEFORE & AFTER VERTICAL MAIN VIEW



______________________________________________________________________________

BEFORE & AFTER HORIZONTAL MAIN VIEW



______________________________________________________________________________

BEFORE & AFTER VANITY WALL



______________________________________________________________________________

BEFORE & AFTER VANITY



______________________________________________________________________________

BEFORE & AFTER COMMODE



______________________________________________________________________________

BEFORE & AFTER DOOR VIEW



______________________________________________________________________________

BEFORE & AFTER TUB & SHOWER WALL



______________________________________________________________________________

BEFORE & AFTER CORNER



______________________________________________________________________________

More to Do. As you can see, there is still some work to do. I need some kind of art and/or mirror above the claw foot tub. Instead of just throwing something on the wall, I'm waiting for just the right piece(s). I have ideas of what I like, but I haven't come across it yet. I have a few more close-up photos of some of the more decorative details. If you are interested, I'll be including them in the next post.


Do you have any 1st Projects of the Year to share? 


I've teamed up with Cottages & Bungalows Magazine again this year for another "1st Project of the Year Party" at WhisperWood Cottage. We are searching for projects in these two themes:

Before & After Rooms
Before & After Items

The linky will be open Feb. 1-28, and you will be able to link up your projects completed and posted in 2013. At least one person will win in a multi-page feature in an upcoming issue of Cottages & Bungalows Magazine!


12 comments:

  1. wow! i am in love with your bathroom! i had to show the boyfriend the pics!

    ReplyDelete
  2. I Love,love,love this! Your bath turned out so beautifully! I love huge storage piece and doctor's office scale, the claw foot tub, the new vanity - everything! Cook railroad sign too! Another fabulous re-do, my friend! Hugs, Leena

    ReplyDelete
  3. amy - that is amazing...it was worth the wait! you tied it all together, getting that perfect balance. and I have no doubt that you will find the perfect piece for over the tub - all in all-bravo!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Your bathroom is so cool. I am in love with the door!!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Beautiful makeover, a great job! Will you be painting the oak wood door to the storage cabinet? Wouldn't white be a great choice? That way I would blend right into the wall and not take away from the beautiful cabinet wall.

    Donna Allgaier-Lamberti / White Oak Studio Designs / SW Michigan
    Hand-Painted Vintage Furniture Transformations
    Blog: http://smallhouseunderabigsky.wordpress.com
    Facebook: donnaallgaierlamberti@facebook.com (To see a portfolio of painted pieces for sale)


    S

    ReplyDelete
  6. What a wonderful update! I am so in love with that door! And the cabinet, the sink, the tub, the sign, the scale, the light, well ... you get the idea!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Love how you moved the shower door and swapped out to a MUCH nicer tub :)
    The door and the railway sign make me swoon.
    ~ Dana

    ReplyDelete
  8. Looks wonderful. I stopped in to peek so while I'm here I pinned the railroad sign and the door.

    Bliss

    ReplyDelete
  9. That looks so awesome. You kept it simple. Good choice on the tub. We have a big corner tub and it takes entirely too much water to fill. Super cool bathroom.
    Holly
    http://downtoearthstyle.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  10. Hola
    I love your bathroom re-do. The door + old cabinet + scale are all favorites. Meanwhile, I noticed Dachshund artwork on the wall. Do you have a Dachshund, and if so -- could you share a photo of said-same with the class, please? I have a B+T standard size girl named Chloe.
    Sincerely,
    K A Y
    RedBird Vintagehome
    http://redbirdv.wordpress.com/

    ReplyDelete

Life whispers...what is it saying today?