Welcome back to the home tour! The rest of the rooms can be found here!
Our master bathroom was one of my favorite spaces in our old house. Everyone kept telling me that it was amazing and wonderful- & while I realize that it could have been so so so much worse… it just wasn’t me. It was king of dark and heavy… and I wanted something light and bright. Plus, that purple paint was just…. woah. I showed some befores right when we moved in & right before we started the project.
Finally I started looking into some inspiration & getting some ideas into my head. Since the space was pretty nice on it’s own, I didn’t have to go overboard. I knew I needed to paint & update the storage, lights and mirrors. Then to add some lightness, I decided on a penny tile backsplash and my beloved shelf.
Ah, so much better. Most people really thought I was crazy when I wanted to take the storage cabinet out of the bathroom… but we didn’t really use it, it was visually very very heavy all the storage was on my side of the room. So we took it out- and I was so happy. We then removed the X shelf in the middle- I don’t get them. I can’t seem to store anything useful in them (except wine…) & my towels were always a hot mess folded in them. So we moved some of the other storage to the middle of the room and it worked perfectly!
Then we did a cheap and easy update on the lights! Such an easy project made such an impact!
Next we got to work on our back splash. This was the first thing I tiled in my own home and I was happy with how it turned out. I offered some tips & definitely got better with time!
Next came my shelf. Man I love this shelf. We bought wood from a local lumbar yard & while it was more expensive than I thought it would be and my husband had to ride the whole way home making sure it didn’t fall out of the car- it was worth it. Dad taught us a great tip of how to cut the board perfectly straight and then I sanded and sanded and sanded.
Finally we put it up and I was in love! It took a little trial and error, but after living with our solution for over a year, the thing never moved. We then chose new mirrors and I DIYed a little art (the most popular post on this blog by far).
We used some of the remaining wood from the shelf and made some shelves for over the toilet. I thought the wood was expensive but we made the long shelves, these shelves & we also made a console table later… and when we sold the house the buyers asked for it. I miss that little guy….
And just like that (with a lot of time, blood, sweat & tears) the makeover was over! Would I have liked to do something to the shower? Yes, beige tile is not my favorite and the doorless shower often needed a door. But overall I was so so happy to take a “nice space” and make it into something I loved! Just because others love it, don’t be afraid to turn it into something you love!
Were nearing the end of the Sterling House tours- just three more left! Any rooms in your house that you have changed even though everyone else thought they were the same? Anyone still reading the blog after finding us from our vinyl tip? It’s a good tip!