Tuesday, August 28, 2012

DIY Master Bath Remodel

Finally……..FINALLY finished.  Well, 95% anyway.
We have one of those oh so glamorous 1970’s style en suite master baths.  Which in this house means it’s about the size of a postage stamp. It needed a total remodel.  We even had to replace the subfloor under the potty.  Who knew a new toilet could be so exciting!
Sorry, blurry pic.  The shower curtain was a $3.00 Goodwill find.
I would have loved to replace this cabinet above the toilet with something vintage.  But painted it duck egg blue instead.
And here’s what I really LOVE!
My new vanity and sink!  I bought this buffet years ago for this very purpose.  Boy was it worth the wait! 
I choose this vessel sink because you could mount the faucet on the sink instead of having to mount it outside like many of them.   Still searching for something to use as a back splash.  Maybe some vintage tin from an old ceiling? 
Again, duck egg blue and then distressed.  I went ahead and waxed the top.  We’ll see how it holds up over time.
Oops!  Looks like I forgot to put on the other two knobs before I took pics.
This is the only thing we have left to do.  Hang the lights.  They’ll go on either side of the mirror. 
Still looking for the perfect accessories.  I just kinda threw these in until I find what I want.  One of those “I’ll know it when I see it” type things.

Above are the most recent updates as of 8/14/13.  The lighting is finished.  I REALLY love my DIY kitchen cart turned bathroom cart.  And the earring holder that I made and attached on one of the doors.  The chair is a vintage chair that my Hubby gave me one year for Valentines day!  Hope you enjoy my DIY bathroom!

So here’s the break down on our DIY project so far.
  • Lumber for new subfloor  $100.00
  • New toilet                             $135.00
  • New flooring                        $100.00
  • New baseboards                   $25.00
  • Paint                                       $ 35.00
  • Vessel Sink                           $125.00
  • Vintage Buffet                     $125.00
  • Sink Faucet                          $125.00
  • Lighting fixtures                    $60.00
  • Misc. Plumbing Supplies     $50.00
The total for one teeny tiny         $755.00
1970’s bathroom
I’m happy that it was only a small bathroom!
Now it’s time to go shopping for some fluffy white towels and other goodies!
Have a wonderful week!  Lots of barn news and pics. from our property coming after this weekend!
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  1. I just love what you did - especially that vanity - GORGEOUS -
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  2. Wow! I love love love that that piece of furniture used for the sink. Super cute bathroom. Your stuff is always fabulous.

  3. Love what you did with the buffet, it's gorgeous!
    Hugs~~~ Daphne

  4. Beautiful! Love the vanity and bowl!! Gorgeous.

    1. thank you SueAnn! You are always so kind. Yes, the vanity and the sink are something I would have used even if it had been a large remodel.

  5. Love the buffet as a vanity, Denise! I'll bet you were thrilled to be able to get that into place. Budget makeovers can be a challenge, but in a good way. I think it forces you to be a little more creative.

  6. Love, love, love the vanity sink area!

  7. I would love to gut my '70s bath and start over! Can you say popcorn ceilings to begin with?
    I'm crazy for the sink and buffet.

    1. Yep....I can say pop corn ceilings! I have them almost everywhere. My solution.....just don't look up. It hurts my poor old neck anyway! :)

  8. We just did a HUGE Remodel of our fairly large Master Bath & Closet... I WISH my total was $755!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OMG!!! We ripped out the shower(the grout was starting to crack) & the floor. Had carpet in the closet & out that came. Travertine tile..... $$$$$$$$$$$$$ but, the shower/floor turned out divine. Then there was over $1,000 just in new fixtures (shower,tub, 2 sinks, potty handle, towel rods...) You're getting the picture? I decided to keep the original cabinets (I LOVE YOUR IDEA OF THE BUFFET painted blue & your new sink ROCKS) but, we ordered granite for the top & under counter mounted sinks... $$$$$$$$$$$$ But, like you I LOVE IT. I forgot to get before photos but, I'm about to work on a post of AFTER shots. Thanks for sharing. Enjoy your new "Digs". Charlene

    1. Oh boy! I can't wait to see your remodel. It sounds beautiful. Our tiny little bath just wouldn't have been worthy of so many gorgeous changes.

  9. The color combination is awesome, you did a great work. This type of combination makes bathroom more comfortable and beautiful.
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  12. Where did you get the sink, I've been looking for one

  13. Thanks for always being the source that explains things instead of just putting an unjustified answer out there. I loved this post.
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