The Master Bathroom Remodel–Final Reveal

DIY Wall Art Using a Pet Photo

Demo in the master bathroom started on August 3.  The plan was to have it finished in three weeks. HAHAHAHAHAHAHA.  I’m not an optimist….and of all the things I choose to be optimistic about, this was the most unrealistic outlook we could have possibly had.  Two and a half months later, I’m finally ready to show you the finished bathroom and tell you all the details.  That’s only three times as long as expected….oops.

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In case you are new and haven’t seen the bathroom progress updates, here are links to all the updates:

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My Bathroom is Cute, But I Hate It

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The Point of No Return–Demo

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The Best Plan is No Plan–Unexpected Bathroom Chaos

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If You Don’t Laugh, You’ll Cry–Never Ending Remodel

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This post contains affiliate links to products used during the remodel.  I only link to the products we used for your convenience.  I highly recommend each one.  Please see disclosure policy for more details.

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Now, let’s take a trip down memory lane and look at the before:

Master Bathroom Remodel Reveal--The Before The Master Bathroom Remodel Reveal--The Before The Master Bathroom Remodel Reveal--The Before

I explained how it was cute, but I hated it here.  In a nutshell, the subfloor was rotten from a previous leak, so whether we liked it or not (and I did not), we were going to have to remodel.

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We did all the work ourselves–with the help of Dad on occasion–and we budgeted about $3,000 for the entire remodel.  I lost track of the exact numbers after going to the store a MILLION times for more plumbing fittings, but I do know that we ended up slightly under budget.  Not bad for a complete bathroom gut job.

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Now, here is the after:

Gorgeous Master Bathroom Remodel Reveal

Gorgeous Master Bathroom Remodel Reveal

Gorgeous Master Bathroom Remodel Reveal

We ripped everything out down to the subfloor, then replaced a large section of the subfloor in the bathroom and a small section that extended under the wall into the closet.  The shower and toilet plumbing stayed in the same location, but we moved the vanity plumbing to the other wall.  We removed the wall beside the shower and installed a corner shower pan instead so the space would feel more open.

Gorgeous Master Bathroom Remodel Reveal

Gorgeous Master Bathroom Remodel Reveal

Originally, we had planned to tile the shower with large 12×24 marble look like tiles.  We had already purchased the tiles and everything, but last minute, Danny made me worry we were going to regret using that tile.  I returned the tile and we chose to use white subway tile with these oval accents.  I’m so glad we changed our mind.  Although it took forever to install, I’m really happy with the result and I think they are the perfect fit for the room.  It seems like everyone is using subway tile, and I really wanted to be “different,” but the truth is, they are classic and that’s what I was going for.

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By the way, the paint color in here is Eider White by Sherwin Williams, and the trim color is Extra White by Sherwin Williams.

Gorgeous Master Bathroom Remodel Reveal

It’s kind of hard to take good pictures in here because there is no natural light, but I’m telling you the difference in here with these new pendant lights vs our one measly 1980s recessed light that was in here before is AMAZING.  These pendant lights are not everyone’s style, I know, but I LOVE THEM.  They are simple, inexpensive, bright, and classic.  Oh and so easy to install.  I found them here and the bulbs are here.  LOVE LOVE LOVE them.

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And this grey towel and these hand towels are AMAZING, as well.  I love the fringe and they are SUPER soft.

Gorgeous Master Bathroom Remodel Reveal

Gorgeous Master Bathroom Remodel Reveal

Gorgeous Master Bathroom Remodel Reveal

Gorgeous Master Bathroom Remodel Reveal

This cat picture is one of my favorite parts of this bathroom.  Before you call me a crazy cat lady, just hear me out.  A long time ago, I saw a poster on Pinterest of just the top of a black cat’s head coming from the bottom of the poster.  I don’t even like cats, but I thought it was cute.  Then later I saw it again at Hobby Lobby and I still liked it, but was too cheap to spend the money.  Now, at the time, we had two kittens around our house because we didn’t want mice.  Well, we sort of got attached to them (even though I thought I hated cats), and then my favorite, Black Cat, died on my birthday last year.  It was so super sad.

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Well, after seeing that poster at Hobby Lobby AGAIN shortly after black cat died, I had an idea.  So I took a picture I had of him from my phone and carefully cut it out in Paint on my computer and printed it out.  I had it stuck on a shelf in my office for almost a year.  Then, when I was trying to decide on artwork for the wall in this bathroom, I thought it would look perfect.  Isn’t it cute?  I love things like that that have a little story and mean something more than just a piece of art on the wall.

Gorgeous Master Bathroom Remodel Reveal

Gorgeous Master Bathroom Remodel Reveal

I posted a tutorial on how I made the floating mirror shelf not long ago.  My original plan was to make a round frame for the mirror, but things didn’t go as planned and this actually worked out so much better.  This is a far cry from the tiny little mirror we used to have.

Gorgeous Master Bathroom Remodel Reveal

Gorgeous Master Bathroom Remodel Reveal

Gorgeous Master Bathroom Remodel Reveal

Danny and I work well together….this even goes for sharing a sink.  A lot of couples wouldn’t dare share a bathroom sink, but we try to make it fun…by fun I mean we race to brush our teeth so we can beat the other one to spit.  FUN STUFF.  But, really, when it came time to decide on one sink or two, we both wanted one.  It would be cheaper (we are both cheap), save space on the countertop and in the vanity (which we needed), and it would force us to share.  And let’s face it…sharing is caring, right?  We love each other…a small thing like sharing a sink should be one of those “inconveniences” that strangely brings you closer and makes you laugh.  Plus that’s one less sink to clean…win win.

Gorgeous Master Bathroom Remodel Reveal

Isn’t the little elephant soap dispenser like THE CUTEST THING YOU’VE EVER SEEN?!  I found it on clearance at Kirklands.

Gorgeous Master Bathroom Remodel Reveal

Gorgeous Master Bathroom Remodel Reveal

I bought our faucet MONTHS before we even started demo in here.  I KNEW this was the one I wanted.  LOVE it.  Because our vanity was so shallow, we had to mount the faucet off center.

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Speaking of the vanity, here is the tutorial on how I built the vanity.  It had to be a custom size to fit the space, but despite it being shallow, it provides much more storage than we had before.

Gorgeous Master Bathroom Remodel Reveal

We installed a new toilet…nothing fancy.  But after it was installed, neither of us wanted to use it first because we had never had a toilet before that had never been used.  Once it was “christened” it couldn’t be “unchristened.” HAHA Gorgeous Master Bathroom Remodel Reveal

We recently started working on our master bedroom (it’s not close to being done yet), and the view from the bedroom into the bathroom now is my favorite.

Gorgeous Master Bathroom Remodel Reveal

My plan is to build French doors here soon….but my to do list is never ending so not sure when I will get around to it.  Right now, we just don’t have a door haha.

Gorgeous Master Bathroom Remodel Reveal

We decided to try a shower curtain first instead of getting a glass enclosure.  We are on a well for water and the water is really hard and we were afraid it would damage the glass if we didn’t clean it constantly.  So far, we like the curtain.  For a corner curtain rod, we used black pipe.  Because we had to mount it so high, we had to buy a 84″ shower curtain instead of a standard 72″ curtain.  Consequently, it’s VERY difficult to find an 84″ decorative curtain and I hadn’t had time to make one.  The curtain we are using is a “fabric curtain/liner” so it’s fine to use by itself I guess.  One day I may make a decorative curtain, but not today haha.

Gorgeous Master Bathroom Remodel Reveal

These curtain rings are seriously awesome and the cheapest ones that I could find.  Highly recommended.

Gorgeous Master Bathroom Remodel Reveal

The showerhead and faucet are beautiful.  We bought the Delta Windemere faucet.  This link is to the trim kit.

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I’m trying to think if there is anything else in here to tell you about, but I think I’ve covered everything.  I am so glad this project is finished and I would love to hear your feedback in the comments below! And don’t forget to pin for later!

Gorgeous Master Bathroom Remodel Reveal

Until next time, happy DIYing!

 

 

 

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35 Comment

  1. Reply
    Mrs Mike
    October 24, 2016 at 4:14 pm

    It’s beautiful!!! We renovated our bathroom last spring (ahem, took about 5 months total – super impressed with your 3 months!) and I know how much work it is! Love your vanity, and the colors you chose are all so soothing. Absolutely lovely! 🙂

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      Shara, Woodshop Diaries
      October 25, 2016 at 7:02 am

      Thank you so much! Yes, bathrooms are sooooo much work, but so worth it. I’m headed to check yours out right now! 🙂

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    Frances Batson
    October 25, 2016 at 7:33 am

    Great job on your bath.love the vanity. Enjoy.

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      Shara, Woodshop Diaries
      October 25, 2016 at 7:57 am

      Thank you so much!

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    Rene Jackson
    October 25, 2016 at 8:02 am

    So much lighter and clean. Fantastic job, well done.

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      Shara, Woodshop Diaries
      October 26, 2016 at 7:06 am

      Thank you so much!

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    Tom Clare
    October 25, 2016 at 9:31 am

    As I recall you spent a lot of time anguishing over the design for the storage over the toilet. It came out perfect especially the way it matches the vanity. Well Done!

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      Shara, Woodshop Diaries
      October 26, 2016 at 7:07 am

      Thank you! Yes, I spent a lot of time trying to come up with a simple design that I liked that fit the space. It was my husband’s idea to make the cabinet doors match the vanity. I thought it turned out nice 🙂

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    LynLee
    October 25, 2016 at 11:06 am

    I love your bathroom remodel. The bathroom looks so much bigger.
    P.S. I want to be you when I grow up (I’m only 70 yrs young 😂).

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      Shara, Woodshop Diaries
      October 26, 2016 at 7:07 am

      Thank you so much! 🙂

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    Syllvia
    October 25, 2016 at 6:01 pm

    Love it Shara. I love the shower curtain too. Our water is super hard as well. I have glass doors on my shower, but put a curtain inside on a tension rod to keep the water from spotting it. You are wise not to install an expensive glass shower. Cleaning hard water spots all the time is no fun.
    I think you are so very talented. All the cabinets and furniture you build is great… BUT… my favorite thing you’ve done is that mirror. GENIUS!!!
    So unusual and simple and beautiful. Great job!

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      Shara, Woodshop Diaries
      October 26, 2016 at 7:11 am

      Thank you so much! That’s a good idea to put a curtain on the inside of the glass to prevent water spots! I never thought about that. Thanks again 🙂

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    KathleenC
    October 27, 2016 at 6:39 pm

    I remember seeing that mirror tutorial on hometalk… loved it then, love it now. There’s nothing as interesting as a round mirror I think. I also love your final tile choice… the small ovals add a nice contrast to the rectangular subway tiles, and the toned grout make both pop. And I didn’t realize that your shower curtain was just a liner… I thought it was a white fabric curtain and thought it looked so elegant! It’s great when the simple solution works!

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      Shara, Woodshop Diaries
      October 28, 2016 at 7:16 am

      Thank you so much! And yes, I’m so glad I went with the subway tile…I love the look and feel of them and the ovals break up all the straight lines. I’m so glad to hear you thought the curtain looked elegant 🙂 I was afraid it might look unfinished. Thank you so much!

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    Dayna Barnes
    November 9, 2016 at 9:55 am

    I love it. My favorite part is the new shower setup. It gives me hope for my daughter’s little bathroom. Right now it has a sad-looking stall that is similarly shaped, but has glass sides and a door…it really closes off the space SO much. We may try this approach in the future. I’d love to hear about your experience actually USING the shower…do you find that the water mostly stays in?

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      Shara, Woodshop Diaries
      November 9, 2016 at 10:03 am

      Thank you so much! We’ve been using the shower now for about a month or so and the curtain is working great for us! We may get a drop or two of water outside the shower, but that would happen with any shower. I am pleased with both the look and function of the curtain 🙂

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    Dianne Elliott
    November 9, 2016 at 10:49 am

    Absolutely a stunning remodel . . . I particularly love the offset vanity faucet . . . it was the first thing that drew my eye. Love it.

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      Shara, Woodshop Diaries
      November 9, 2016 at 3:17 pm

      Thank you so much!

      1. Reply
        Carla J Chilson
        November 9, 2016 at 6:11 pm

        Beautiful remodel. Love the vanity, tiles in shower are perfect. You said you were going to put french doors on bathroom, the style here, I think a barn door would look great here. Give it a thought, it doesn’t have to look like it was just pulled off the barn, something a little more smooth.

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          Shara, Woodshop Diaries
          November 10, 2016 at 8:13 am

          Thank you! Yes, I am actually working on the French doors now. I considered a sliding door here, but decided I didn’t want to do another track. I hope to have a post about the doors soon. I’d love for you to check it out and let me know what you think 🙂

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    Linda
    November 10, 2016 at 11:53 am

    Great! How big is the shower?

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      Shara, Woodshop Diaries
      November 10, 2016 at 12:08 pm

      The shower pan we used was 36×36

  12. Reply
    Julie
    November 13, 2016 at 9:37 am

    Hello Woodshop Diaries,
    I love the remodel have to do mine to but money is very tight these days, so one thing at the time.
    I have one question how did you get the showercurtain rod to stay leved with the corner like that?

    1. Reply
      Shara, Woodshop Diaries
      November 14, 2016 at 8:13 am

      Thank you! For the shower curtain rod, we used 3/4″ black pipe and just screwed two 36″ pipes each into their own flange, then attached the two other ends of the pipe with an elbow. Then we screwed the flanges to the wall with 2 1/2″ screws where we would hit a stud and used anchors where we wouldn’t hit a stud. It sits level on it’s own…black pipe isn’t very flexible.

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    Michelle
    March 1, 2017 at 12:18 pm

    Beautiful bathroom! What type of tile did you use for the flooring? I’ve been searching for something similar. Sorry if I overlooked it in one of your posts!

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      Shara, Woodshop Diaries
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      Thank you! We used 12×24 Charcoal colored tiles from Style Selections at Lowes.

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