Back in July I shared that we wanted to update our master bathroom and I shared some examples of different types of bathrooms that I looked at. As usual, we are doing something a little different from what I’ve seen out there and I couldn’t be happier with the plans. I discussed in that post about how watching HGTV and reading blogs might be changing how we renovate our homes. Now there’s so much inspiration and so many beautiful pictures out there that make us all want to make our spaces better. I can’t help it either, I’m just as guilty of enjoying the updates when it comes to home improvement in our house.
Mark and I are very excited to take this one on. We are hiring a contractor to do most of the work and I think it’s going to be gorgeous. Mark is doing a little bit of the trim work and I’m going to paint the vanity and the walls, but other than that we’re hiring it out, which is a big load off us.
Here’s a look at the mood board I put together. It’s always so fun to look at a mood board. It sets the tone and really gives a snapshot of what a space will look like with all these elements put together. These are all the exact materials we’ve picked out and chosen for the bathroom, so it’s so nice to see them all together.
It’s an exciting day! The master bathroom project is officially starting today and I am so happy about that. It’s going to be messy, but so worth it when it’s all done and we can enjoy it all. I’ve been busy behind the scenes shopping, sourcing, and ordering all the extras that go along with a renovation like this, from paint for the vanity to paint for the walls, rug, faucets, hardware for the vanity and walls, lighting, wallpaper, free standing tub, toilet, and of course, the tile.
Here are the items I can link for you at the moment from my mood board. I can find links to the other things later, but I’ve gathered these so far, if you’re interested. That little brown stool will go beside the tub. The small black and gold fixture will go in the master closet. (all affiliate links)
Runner link is eSale rugs (affiliate links)
I’m so thrilled to be working with Walker Zanger on the tile and it’s really going to take our bathroom to the next level with these gorgeous tile products installed. I met them on a kitchen and bath tour I took here in Atlanta back in September and I reached out to see if they would work with me on this bathroom and they said YES! I’m so thrilled to have a tile company the caliber of Walker Zanger working with me on this. Their materials are top notch and definitely not just the average tile.
After a lot of deliberation, here is the tile we chose. This pretty gray/green ceramic subway tile above will go above the vanity all the way to the ceiling in a brick pattern. We will take down the big mirror and add 2 of those black mirrors on top of the tile along with the gold sconces you see on the board.
The marble looking tile above is a porcelain tile from Walker Zanger and it will be installed on the bathroom floor in a herringbone pattern. We love that look and can’t wait to execute it in our bath.
Here’s an example of a similar tile in a herringbone pattern above from The Shelley Showroom on Instagram. Gorgeous! I’m painting the vanity a beautiful navy from Fusion Mineral paints in Midnight Blue and that color is on the mood board too on that buffet. We’re using 4 sconces like the above pic, but I have to wait and see the placement with centering the mirror on the sinks and how much room we will have on the outside of the mirrors. If it’s too close to add the sconces on the outside of the mirrors, we’ll move one to each end wall and then two more on the inside of the mirrors as shown. I’ve seen them hung both ways and both look great. So that will be determined later.
This beautiful marble tile from Walker Zanger will go on the shower floor and in the niche on the shower wall. The shower walls will be the same marble look white porcelain above in a 12×24 rectangle tile. All the walls will be done in that large scale marble look.
The wallpaper from Spoonflower on the mood board will go only in the water closet, above the wainscot board and batten. We are adding that in a couple of areas of the bathroom to add some molding details.
I’m also working with Signature Hardware on our new tub and all the faucets for the bathroom renovation. So thrilled to be partnering with them on our plumbing needs. It’s going to be an amazing change in here.
Here’s the tub we’re getting, the Odenwald from Signature Hardware.
We deliberated on how much we wanted to change, but to get the look we want we definitely wanted to take out the old tub and shower and get a free standing tub and fully tiled shower with glass doors. We decided to keep the old vanity and paint it and add new doors and drawers. I’m also working with Fast Cabinet Doors on this project and they sent me new Shaker style drawers and doors that we will be adding.
I’m working with D Lawless for our vanity hardware and it’s gorgeous too!
So that’s a recap of the bathroom project that’s starting this week. I’m beyond excited to get this gorgeous bathroom done. I’ve ordered everything and it’s all here waiting to be installed. It was fun to shop and plan for all the details in the room. I have saved money and waited to do this until I felt comfortable with the budget and it’s the right timing. This will definitely be our big project of the year! We will be spending quite a bit on this project, but I think it will be worth it. Even though we aren’t doing a lot of the labor ourselves, we’ll do some to help keep the costs down. I found a great contractor through one of my blog friends and she gives him high ratings, so looking forward to the process.
This art print from Lindsay Letters is going in there too. I love it and it will go high up on the wall so I can see it when I walk in. Not sponsored, but love the print and bought it!
We are also going to add a planked tongue and groove ceiling painted white in the space and I think that’s going to add so much drama and interest to the room. The contractor is going to do that too. So I can’t wait to take you along for the ride on this one and really can’t wait to show it all off. I hope it turns out like I see it in my head. That’s the fun part, to see the finish! I’ll share a breakdown of costs too, since I know you all like to see that and not many people share that online. I like to be realistic. Even though I’m getting a lot of this sponsored, it’s still a chunk of money going out from us.
I’m very grateful to be working with all of these sponsors because without their help we wouldn’t be doing the whole scope of what we’re doing. We would have cut some corners and done something lesser than this to keep the costs down. We would have probably kept the old jetted tub and worked around it. Thank goodness for my sponsors! Bathroom renovations are not inexpensive and we are so excited and happy to be doing this one!
It will be stunning! I love the choices you have made and can’t wait to see your progress.
Looks like a beautiful bathroom soon! How fun! Can’t wait too see the progress.
Good Morning Rhoda,
I’ve been following you for awhile but think this is my first comment. I enjoy opening up your posts, you have such a pretty house. I really loved your pics from your trip to Cape Cod as I live on the Cape. I saw new beauty thru your eyes. 😊
Do you have a link to the ceiling fixture ? (Gold globe) . Such a pretty light.
Have a happy day!
Hi, Bernadine, thank you for following along! We loved the Cape, how nice that you live there. Can’t wait to go back. I just linked several of the light fixtures and a few other things that I’ve gathered links for, so look under the mood board for those links including the gold light.
How exciting! I’ve been waiting to see your choices and can’t wait to see your project get started. We have a similar MBR layout and will be updating ours this year. I don’t think we will be able make as many changes, but can’t wait for the inspiration. Did you consider changing out your jetted tub for a soaking tub and keeping the built- in around it?
HI, Susan, we thought the free standing would be a better choice. We aren’t really bath people anyway, so a free standing tub seemed to be the best choice and those are meant to stand alone.
We also will be remodeling our bathroom this Spring. Our house is a 1930’s Tudor and I believe in making things look period in our home, so we’ll be putting back what was no doubt there to start with. All of the work will be done by a contractor, and this is our first time working with one. Like you said, bathroom remodels are expensive! We too are looking forward to the final reveal. Looking forward to seeing yours as well.
Hi, Karen, good for you, a Tudor sounds beautiful and I know period look will be gorgeous. It’s amazing how much it cost to renovate a bathroom! And like I said, without my sponsors helping we wouldn’t have been able to do the scope we are doing.
Sue Davis says
Can’t wait to see the finished product. I am in love with the navy paint I saw on one of your fellow blogger’s post..it’s called Naval from Sherwin Williams. Check it out….it’s beautiful! Good luck on your new bathroom reno!
Thanks Sue, I know Naval too, but I’ve already got the Fusion Mineral navy paint and it’s made for furniture painting. It’s gorgeous too!
Rhoda, this will be stunning! I love your choices!! Would you consider a blog on painting the vanity? Last night we watched the new season of Grace and Frankie…there were beautiful antique gold fixtures in Martin Sheen’s kitchen. Gorgeous. Blue, brass, and gold never went out of style at my house, but now they are “in” and I feel strangely validated. Good luck living through the mess, but it will be so worth it!!
HI, Roxanne, that’s such a rich look, isn’t it? I love navy and gold too, such a great combo. And Yes, I’ll be doing a whole blog post on painting the vanity. We have new Shaker doors and drawers to add to our vanity and I’ll do a post about painting it and adding the new doors and drawers. Those were sponsored by Fast Cabinet Doors.com and it’s a cost effective way to change them out.
Vera Smyth says
I love all the rugs you have in your home the one you are using in your new bath room and the one in your kitchen, Where did you find them?
HI, Vera, they are all from different sources. I’ll have to round those up.
Here’s my kitchen rug:https://rstyle.me/+d93K6tt64l6aG2zgQOKQdw
Here’s the new bathroom rug:
Barbara Chapman says
I’m excited to see the ceiling when it all done. I love wood planking and it adds so much character to a room. I think if Cindy’s now former house (of Edith and Evelyn) and all their planked ceilings.
Enjoy and have fun peeking in on the progress at each day’s end,
HI, Barb, I agree, I love a planked ceiling. So glad we’re adding that in the project.
judy bains says
it’s so much fun to plan out a new master bath. i did mine two years ago, and am still glad i took my time in the planning, much to the humor of my friends. i noticed you have your hair appliances on the counter, as i did before the reno. my new vanity layout is like yours. what i did was install something very similar to this. https://www.amazon.com/Hair-Appliance-Organizer-dryer-curling/dp/B00CMBQ8XS. my electrician pulled the electrical from the
outlet above the counter and installed an outlet in the cabinet. now there are no appliances or cords resting on the counter. anyway, just something to think about.
HI, Judy, that’s a great idea, love it. That particular drawer won’t fit my space from looking at it quickly, but that’s a nice setup. I am lazy about putting them away sometimes, but when the bathroom is done I’m going to have to be better at that part. I did order another sliding drawer thing that I can keep my hair dryer in so hoping that helps. I do like the idea of adding a plugin though, I might see about that.
Adele LeChien says
Boy will it be fun to watch this progress. You sure have done the homework. I love to see the different tiles and how they make a space feel and look. The last time I had tile was in 79! My husband had installed orange subway tile behind the stove and sink. It was so unexpected back then, only seen in real subways, but it looked great. Our neighbor is in the middle of a remodel of the house next door. He surprised me by planning on using bead board on the ceiling. A plank ceiling lover, I know it will look beautiful. Very inventive too I thought. Thanks for sharing your artistic and expert decorating skills. Even if we can’t do our own, I still get the joy from seeing it go together. Have a great week.
Thanks Adele, it’s so exciting to finally get to do it. And I have definitely been planning for this, every little detail. So much goes into a bathroom renovation.
susan maclean says
Can’t wait to see it all! And by the way, I love that wallpaper.
Thank you, Susan!
Looking forward to seeing it come together!
Your plans are amazing & I cannot wait to see it when it’s all done. Bless you for answering all of these questions. Please tell me about the toilet you’ve chosen? I really like it and would like to know more about it.
HI, Janet, it’s a Kohler and this one you can find at Home Depot or online. I ordered this one from Home Depot and picked it up locally. We love the lines of it, so pretty and elegant and it’s supposed to flush really well, a must for us. All 3 of our current toilets we hate because they clog all the time! The other 2 will go eventually too.
Love all your choices and I can’t wait to see it come together. You and I are thinking alike and my master is going to be very similar. I think you’ve gone bolder … I especially adore your light fixture! xo
Thank you, Juliet, I have to have some color in my plans as usual. Can’t wait to see your house come together. You’ve got great taste!
Jane H. says
This is going to be beautiful! Can’t wait to see it.
I have loved you from the moment I said hello eleven years ago.
I love your heart, your style is very close to choices personally made,
and especially your ability to keep it real keeping some color going.
Happy 2020. God bless you real good.
Thank you, Patti! xoxo