Hi there! Today, I am super excited to FINALLY share the full tour of our master bathroom. I’m embarrassed to admit that we just completed the final renovation element on this room, more than two years after it was pretty much gutted when we moved in. It wasn’t the quickest room, but it’s one I am very proud of!
Let’s jump in to a couple before and after photos, shall we?
As you can see here, this renovation was more involved than just paint and tile. We reconfigured the room a bit, opening up the vanity/closet area into the bathroom area. The original room felt kind of cool in person. It had fancy finishes, like chandeliers, but it also felt a bit worn. The layout was making it feel smaller, so we decided to open it up. We moved walls a bit, making room for a larger tub and a larger shower. We said goodbye to the fluorescent light soffit above the vanity and the double mirrors.
From this view it is completely different, from the opposite view of the closet it is still very much the same. We kept what we loved about the room and used it as a base for a new design.
Isn’t the difference insane?!
This isn’t the exact same angle, but it’s close enough to give you an idea. In the other bathrooms, we kept the tubs and worked around them, but in this bathroom we decided to go all in and add a dreamy clawfoot tub. The chandelier is a custom piece from Lucent Lightshop.
If you’ve done a bathroom renovation, you know the pure happiness I feel when I look at this photo. I finally have water that runs again (haha) AND it looks pretty.
Sources: Bathtub/Vintage Tub, Velvet Curtains/West Elm, Herringbone Tile/DIY, Bath Shelf/DIY, White Rug/Home Goods, Bath filler/Purchased a less expensive silver tub filler in a modern shape and had it metal plated.
In the other (more hidden) corner beside the tub, we added a hanging shelf (using this tutorial, except a clear acrylic circle is used in place of wood). I use it to store bath products on. I like that it’s high up (little hands), and doesn’t visually clutter our space like a side table could.
This view really makes my heart soar!
Sources: Vanity/Amazon (no longer available), Faucets/Rejuvenation, Mirrors/CB2, Knobs/Schoolhouse Electric, Sconces/Cedar & Moss, Vintage Rug/Apple & Oak (cutest home decor boutique in Nashville), African Baskets/Amazon (seen here is the medium size).
We just recently had the shower door installed, completing this project. The striped penny tile was a fun detail. I’m glad we added it. In the first photo here, it’s easiest to see the crosshatch tile pattern we chose for this bathroom. I love the texture it adds to our space.
Above the toilet we added two customized Ikea shelves. I use this for a place to store my face mask collection and perfumes (so, stuff I use more occasionally). Inside the vanity is storage for makeup and toiletries … anything we use daily.
Directly behind the vanity is an l-shaped closet area. It has three closets and a built in-dresser. We converted one of the closets to have a full length mirror and added more storage to one of the walls.
Here’s the DIY for the accessories wall we added.
One of the best “visual treats” in this space are my nail polish shelves (DIY here). I’ve always loved nail polish! These days I only collect Habit and Aila (because they contain less harmful ingredients).
Here’s a pulled-back shot where you can see the Ikea cart I use as well. It keeps some of my favorite skincare oils and mists, my essential oils (I add one drop of Frankincense or Rose Geranium to my face oil at night) and some towels.
Thank you so much for joining me on such a personal and special tour. I learned SO MUCH renovating this home … like, I am STILL processing all the lessons I learned. We hope to stay here and enjoy what we have created for a long time.
Let me know if you have any questions about a product, or renovating or anything in the comments! xx – Elsie