My husband’s DIY bathroom renovation is finally completed. When I tell you that this 8×10 space made me cry and almost jump out the tiny window in this room, I am not kidding. You will see why in a minute. I really enjoy DIY projects and love the idea of the finished product but this little o’l budget diy bathroom renovation put my patients to the test. The only thing that kept me going was that my husband and I were sharing a bathroom and I needed to get rid of him! Oh the mess and oh the noise in the morning. I was on a mission to complete the new bathroom. The original bathroom was a 1970′s pink color scheme which we demolished earlier this year.
Here is the bathroom before:
You can see I tried to paint the tile and that didn’t go so well. My dad agreed to help demolish and remove the pink tub. Thank goodness because 2 hours of taking off the tile was not fun. I posted a couple months ago about the newly framed closet and shower stall that we added in this space. Here is a picture of the original vanity minus the drawers. The quality of these pictures are not that great as these were taken with my old camera. It’s so strange to think that this was my bathroom when I was a kid.
The deal I had with my dad was he helped get rid of the existing tub and tile and I would help him add a closet and shower stall. Once we installed the closet and shower, I was on my own. That was when my anxiety set in. Like I said, I love a challenge and do it yourself projects but this was over my head and the old saying, “learn as you go” was now a reality. This project started earlier this year with the demolition and the addition of the shower and closet and then came to a halt once that was completed. I got busy doing our family room, dining and mudroom makeovers. However, I started back up again (that’s when my husband moved back into our master bath) about a month ago and finally it’s done!
Sherwin Williams provided me with complimentary paint for this makeover and I ‘m loving their new gray colors. I used their new line called Emerald. I painted the original vanity with Sherwin Williams gray clouds, the walls with rhinestone and the trim in extra white (semi gloss). The original walls are old and somewhat uneven so I added 3 1/2 inch boards to create texture and add character. The boards are painted the same as the walls in rhinestone. I chose a satin finish which I think offers the perfect sheen for the walls and vanity. I have always been a big fan of Sherwin Williams paint and I was so excited when they contacted me about this project.
Now for a look where the old pink tub was.
It’s quiet dramatic in my opinion and yes, this is the part that almost killed me. We installed an inexpensive fiber glass shower stall and once it was installed, it looked like it needed a little something to jazz it up. I did not have plans of adding tile but you know how that goes, once you get started, you can’t stop. Once I started tiling inside the shower, I decided to wrap it around the new closet. I love how it looks!
The glass mosaic tile is called Venetian and I purchased it at Lowes. The tile consists of a sand stone color, blue/green and gray glass. The door is painted in Sherwin Williams Cloud Gray to match the vanity. Instead of using a standard shower curtain, I used an 84″ white cotton panel from Target. I wanted the shower to appear as large as possible and I think that hanging the shower curtain higher creates that illusion. Don’t you? No worries, I will be hanging an extra long shower liner inside with drapery rings.
I installed bingo brackets that I purchased at Home Depot and added thick stand alone glass shelving. I think the tile and shelving are by far my favorites in this space. I was surprised at how easy the bingo brackets were to install. I will provide a tutorial soon on how to install them.
One of my goals, besides kicking my husband out of our shared master bathroom, was to provide him with a spa like feeling bath that he would love. When we go away on vacation, one of the things he loves most is the hotel baths that are newly renovated and spa like. I wanted the overall feel to be a modern cottage look with a spa feel. I think we accomplished that. This next picture shows the planks that I added to the wall. I purchased 1/4″ MDF and cut to 3 1/2 inch strips and created squares as a wall treatment. I’m sure there is a name for it, I just don’t know what it is!
I love the texture that the wood adds and this project was honestly, a pain in the butt. A close second behind the tile. If I had someone helping it would have been easier but most of this space was completed during the day when everyone was at work so I was on my own. I will also provide a tutorial soon on the wall treatment.
Target provided complimentary holiday towels and accessories for this makeover and the pops of red are absolutely perfect paired with the gray and white color scheme. You can imagine my excitement when I got an email from the PR department at Target last month wondering if I would like to have some complimentary holiday decor. It even came gift wrapped in a huge box!
I love the fresh holiday greens and berries paired with Target’s holiday candles. The soap pump and tray below are winter white featured in a cable knit pattern also from Target’s Threshold Holiday line.
The tray, tumbler and soap pump are the perfect coordinate against the silver mirror.
The additional closet space is perfect for my husband’s work attire. We have one small closet in our master bedroom (which we were sharing) and now, my husband has this closet all to himself. Now he just gets up in the morning and leaves the room! Yay! No noise from the adjoining master bathroom or rummaging through the closet.
My husband asked me if these were real gifts for him. Sorry honey, just an inexpensive way to add some character to the room.
I love how the glass shelves and nickel colored brackets look against the wall color. The rhinestone wall color is a very light gray, almost a silver tint.
You can see the colors of the tile a little better in this picture.
I got a new camera lens and attempted to use my custom white balance setting for these photos. I think I’m liking the clean crisp effect of using a preset white balance.
Last summer we added natural sand stone colored ceramic tile to the floor.
I hope you enjoyed my husbands new diy bathroom. I will provide tutorials of all the diy projects and a budget breakdown soon. Lets just say we saved thousands doing it ourselves. A big thank you to Target and Sherwin Williams for the complimentary products. I know you all know this but I have to say it, all opinions are mine!
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