When we built our house fifteen years ago and did a lot of the work ourselves my bathroom seemed huge and wonderful compared to the house we just moved from. Our first home of twenty years was a ranch style home with two itty bitty bathrooms. Now by the time we were nearing completion of our home we were so tired we could not think straight. Also due to not going too far past our budget for the house, we settled for just running the carpet from the master bedroom right on into the bathroom. That's right girls, I had lovely green carpet in my bathroom because Mr. Savvy was just too tired to tile the floor at that point. I just wanted to get through and move. Mr. Savvy did eventually hang the wallpaper I had picked out a few months after we moved in. Yep, I had bare dry wall until the wallpaper went up. We also at that time had all brass fixtures installed. That was the "in" thing then.
Let's move several years forward now to a mini bathroom renovation. The cabinets still need to be repainted and I will start on that soon. You can't see how beat up they are in the photos.
This is the way it looks walking in from the master bedroom. Yes, the wallpaper is gone.
saybrook sage by Benjamin Moore is on the walls.
I bought this little chest at HomeGoods a few years ago to hold towels and toiletries.
This is where my flea market find hangs. I just love it in my bathroom.
and my other flea market find.
New granite called Verde Butterfly installed a couple of years ago in place of faux dark green marble.
The door to the left is the potty room and the other door is my closet.
Yes, and here is my gigantic tub with the faux marble surround. It is a nice tub just not
a free standing one that I would love to switch, too. Then we could redo the shower, too.
Better shot of the marble surround and my new oil rubbed bronze faucet from one of the csn stores.
Couldn't afford to do a granite surround and the new counter. So for now this works fine.
Nice basket of towels ready to be used and a lantern for an added decorative touch. The clock is for
Mr. Savvy to look at so he want dilly dally and run late for work.
Gotta have monogrammed towels in the south. I love these Egyptian cotton towels from Williams Sonoma.
I bought these on sale at 40% off and free monogramming.
New chandy above the tub to replace a cheap white one I had before. This is from csn, too.
Calgon take me away! I do have jets in the tub for those tired achy muscles.
These two pictures hang on the wall in front of my tub. I found these at a local consignment
store for $15 each.
Ornate hook to hold towels right next to the shower.
Bought this little bench with ugly fabric on it at Marshall's and recovered it with this thick
cheetah fabric. Mr. Savvy sits here everyday to put his socks on.
Little tray holds colognes and this little bottle of mouthwash.
Little lamp by my sink. Repeats the cheetah fabric.
This is the travertine floor with glass insets that Mr. Savvy and I installed a few years ago.
New lights to replace the old brass ones. I wish I had before pics, but I don't.
Close up of my custom lead glass window that I helped design.
Linking to Centsational Girl for bathroom makeovers. 1/7/2011
Have a super weekend!