A Look Back


Happy first day of fall y'all even though it is still very summer like outside. Today we are going to skip the fall decor and talk about the master bath. Yes, the master bath renovation is finally finished and I'm trying to make time to take pictures to share the reveal with y'all. I am over the moon with how it turned out, but today we are going to take a look back at the way the master bath looked before to refresh some of your memories and to share it for those who are new here. This will give y'all the full impact for the reveal.  My daughter just saw it the other day and the first thing she said was wow, it is totally different and then my sister and mom came over for us to go out to lunch and my sister said it looks so much bigger! It does look and feel bigger, but actually the footprint of it was changed and it's smaller.

Again the before wasn't bad, but Mr. Savvy's deal was to makeover the kitchen and the master bath and we stay in this house instead of downsizing as I would like to do.

We had done a min makeover years ago and had the old counters replaced with granite.
I am so glad this odd shaped vanity is gone now.

Mr. Savvy installed the tile several years ago as we had carpet before. 

The room was accented with green as the stained glass window over the giant tub was green. The hutch served as storage for towels since we don't have a linen closet.

In 2013 we covered up the faux marble surround of the tub with beadboard wallpaper. I just couldn't stand all that faux green marble any longer. I still had it on top around the tub.

The only full sized photo of the stained glass window is from the start of the renovation. I had no clue how much light this blocked. 

This great big tub was so hard to clean and my new one which is smaller is so easy to just lean over and clean and rinse with the spray handle. The main thing that always bugged me about the window is it wasn't centered over the tub. After getting rid of this window we still used the same exact hole, but added the built ins on the right side and then centered the new tub under the new window.

Here is our old teeny tiny shower. The new one is so much bigger and we love it.

This was the inspiration photo for the vanity and my carpenters did a fabulous job.
There was no source for this photo on pinterest.

This bathroom from New England Home Mag was the inspiration for our tub area.

This is a mood board I created with some of the chosen items. The only thing that did not make the cut is the single sconce. We were going to have one beside each mirror, but there wasn't enough room so only the double sconce was hung in the center. The mister is still scratching his head to how that happened. I came up with the design and he drew the design on a piece of paper and our new bathroom is just like the drawing. We do make a good team.

Below are some posts to catch you up to date:

Have a great weekend!


  1. Looking forward to the reveal Kim.

  2. You're killing me with anticipation.
    It sounds like you made some very practical choices, in addition to pretty ones.

  3. The "full impact" - what a teaser! LOL It's funny looking back at what we built. I have never seen carpet in a bathroom - other than my grandmother!! She covered up the flooring in both her upstairs baths with carpet! And in her kitchen!! We now own that house and rent it - needless to say - the carpet is gone - ha! We put in 2 linen closets when we built - and are contractor shook his head. I knew it was the right thing to do. They should listen to the women!!

  4. Can't wait to see the reveal...yes you do make a great team!

  5. Oh Kim I cannot wait to see the reveal. I know it is going to be awesome. Have a great weekend.

  6. Looking forward to the reveal...have a great weekend!

  7. I'm so excited to see it complete, Kim. Everything looks amazing in your plans!