Friday, March 22, 2019

Bathroom before and after.......



I have wanted to redo our master bathroom for a long time.  The cream cabinets (with no drawers) were worn, the tile was very, very dated and well it was in need of a serious update.  I have no one to blame but myself for this bathroom, I turned it into this 19 years ago when I moved in this house.  This lovely green tile also surrounded my fireplace and at one point was on my kitchen counters.  It is funny because I am not really a green person, but this must have been the, "in" color all those years ago.

In October we went to Lowe's and found the sinks, cabinets and faucets.  But the contractor we were talking to was not working out so we went with someone new.  I found the sinks on sale at Home Depot and ordered them for a third of the price.  The faucets were bought at the store and the quartz counter tops were paid for in October.  We had picked out our new tiles for the front entry and the fireplace at the same time.  

At the end of December I went with our renovation guy, Reid, to Home Depot to pick out our cabinets.  They arrived a month later and were installed by the end of January.  Here comes the glitch, after they were in we were without sinks and counter tops until today.  The quartz counter tops we ordered and paid for were no longer available, of course we did not know this until two weeks after they came out to measure for them.  So off I went back to the store and found these which are a shade darker.  Then we had to wait for these to come in and be cut into shape, really it took forever!  Once they were in we had to schedule Reid to come back and frame out the mirrors and install the sinks and faucets.  As of today it is officially cleaned up and done.





What do you think?  I love it, I really do.  It is fresh and updated without having to change out tile, the tub, shower and the floor, which would have been crazy expensive.  Eventually we need to downsize so I am trying to get ready a little at a time.  Hooray, I can wash my hands and brush my teeth in my bathroom again!


And just for fun, even though a little boy I know did not like Dinosaur World he has been playing with his dinosaurs.  It must not have been that bad.  

Happy Weekend.

32 comments:

Araignee said...

Oh, wow!! It looks great!!!

Wanderingcatstudio said...

It's lovely!
I really love the sinks!

Teresa Kasner said...

I think it turned out fabulous and I'm so jealous how big your master bath is. Ours is tiny.. but I am glad we have a private bathroom. Our house when the kids were young only had one for the 5 of us to share.. now that was primitive!! I love all the finishes you chose and the glass sink is aMaYzInG!
((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Dee said...

Looks beautiful. Those sinks are gorgeous!

Our Orlando house had tile very similar to your green. Fireplace, kitchen and bathroom counters and tub were all green. It definitely made our house look dated, but rather than renovate ............we sold. LOL

Judy S. said...

Nice! I'll bet you will enjoy it a lot. The sinks are fun! Looks like the dinosaurs have won over LB!

bittenbyknittin said...

Nice bath! As for dinosaurs, toy ones are probably less intimidating than life-sized ones. Have a nice weekend!

Lisa Faules said...

Beautiful! I hope you are throughly enjoying your new space.

Vicki @ lifeinmyemptynest said...

Love those sinks! Great choice.

Joy@aVintageGreen said...

Beautiful - and such lovely glass sinks! Hugs for the dino player!
Joy

mamasmercantile said...

It is beautiful, love the sink. It is always a joy to see Little Buddy his smile lights up a room.

Hooks and Needles said...

Wow it looks amazing, such a difference. Our bathroom is desperate for attention and the kitchen floor but they will have to wait. One day when we have more money. Take care Cx

Between Me and You said...

Oh my! It's just like watching an episode of 'Buying and Selling' with the Property Brothers which I'm totally addicted to. I love the houses on it and the transformations. You get so much more bang for your buck in USA in terms of property prices and value and the size of your backyards!!!Anyway, your bathroom makeover is truly beautiful, Meredith and those sinks are divine! Good job all round. Drew and Scott would be proud of you!!

Nance said...

Look at all the counter space in your bathroom! I am jealous. So glad it was all worth the wait.

Karen said...

The bathroom is beautiful. Love the sinks!

Jeannie Gray Knits said...

Wow! I'm jealous of your bathroom. It looks fantastic!
Glad Little Buddy wasn't so traumatized by the dino's after all. :)

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful makeover Meredith. I keep thinking our bathrooms are new because we build the house in 2002 and they were brand new then! They really are dated, but it’s a project I’m not going to take on right now. I love your new countertops and sinks. They are so clean looking.
Just look at little buddy playing with his dinosaurs. I’m glad that the trip to dinosaur Park didn’t traumatize him forever! Ha!
Blessings, Betsy

Christina said...

Oh this looks very elegant, love it! We need our showroom done, there is a leak. We can't find builders that would take it on, which is annoying me. x

tammy j said...

you get an A+++ for patience!
I would get the proverbial F. is there an F---? oh my. no X rated intended!!!
seriously. that is the one thing that rings my bell.
or sets me off. or makes me cranky. a bathroom that is unworkable in any way.
well. it's the one thing I own up to anyway! but you did a beautiful job!
I love it. I'm rather a minimalist. I like the simplicity of it. Zen almost.
it's clean and serene. OH! that's a good line for a bathroom.
Clean and Serene! and the picture of that darling little Buddy.
Perfect ending to any post ALWAYS! XOXO

TheAwakenedSoul said...

It looks beautiful. Congratulations. The sink is really cool. Your before photos look more modern than my bathroom. I love the vintage look, though.

Jo said...

Oh yes, very plush. (I think you might use that word in the US to mean fluffy but for us it is luxurious) So I really want to say it is pure luxury. Jo xx

Toni said...

It looks wonderful!!!

Neighborhood Watch said...

Oh! How well I know the headache of bathrooms! Last year we ordered a tub from Kohler and found out their facility had BURNED and so the product we wanted was unavailable from them, etc., etc. But it all finally worked out in the end. Your bathroom looks great! And Little Buddy and his dinosaurs reminds me of my boy who famously said one morning as he got out of bed, "Ow! Ow! My foot! I stepped on a caveman!"

Lorrie said...

Renovations can drag on for a long time! Glad you finally have your bathroom again! It looks fresh and lovely.

CJ said...

Absolutely lovely, you've made a beautiful job of it. And that's a very good collection of dinosaurs too. Hope you're having a good weekend. CJ xx

DelightedHands said...

How pretty !!!
And what a difference-it is ALWAYS hard to do a renovation job!
But now you can enjoy it-yippee!
Lil Buddy looks pretty engaged-nice time for him.

Jodiebodie said...

Oooh! So modern, sleek and shiny, especially the basin. I bet you feel refreshed just looking at it in the morning! I did like your candle holder on the wall of your old bathroom. Where do bath-time candles live in your new bathroom?
I got a little bit excited to see LB with his toys. I thought "Look at 'dinosaur boy' who didn't want to go to the theme park but is happy playing dinosaurs now!" Do you think the park stimulated his imagination and motivation to play with his dinosaur toys especially, or are the dinosaurs always favourite playthings?
Congratulations on your latest renovations. Surviving renovations while still living in the home is a big test and you did it!

Jo said...

It looks fabulous, I love the sink. I bet you'll be taking lots of baths now just so that you can lie back and admire it.

Melanie said...

Your bathroom re-do is gorgeous! I love the new cabinets and those glass sinks are fabulous. As always, Little Buddy is adorable.
xoxo

Mac n' Janet said...

Looks fantastic. We are starting to paint our kitchen cupboards, my husband is doing it. The boys look great.

karen said...

I love it!!! makes the bathroom look bigger and have nice clean lines.

Una said...

Lovely transformation of your bathroom. I agree about downsizing; we need to do it as well and have slowly started to get the house presentable. That only makes it harder to leave!

Gracie Saylor said...

Lovely, and a design which will serve you well now and later when you decide to downsize, I think. xx