Sunday, March 8, 2009

Master Bath Remake

For this week's Metamorphosis Monday, my friend Donna has graciously allowed me to share pictures of her master bathroom remodel. My decorator friend Connie provided the inspiration based on a photo that Donna had clipped from a magazine. I supplied the perspiration; well, not really, but I hired all of the subcontractors and supervised the job.

I don't have a good before picture (I think Connie has those), but I do have this picture from the "destruction" phase. Notice the mustard gold walls. Try to imagine white cabinets, white tile, white cultured marble whirlpool tub. I think you get the picture.

Custom built cabinets with granite countertops replaced Donna's existing cabinets. For comfort, she wanted the cabinet height raised to 36". The cabinets were undercoated with a brick red color and then painted in a soft grey-green, which was lightly sanded in places to allow some of the red to show through. We used the same grey-green, which coordinated with her bedroom color, on the textured walls.

We designed the cabinets with a bank of drawers between the two sinks. Each drawer has custom dividers, so that Donna can organize her "stuff." The open shelves above give her a place to display family photos and collectibles. The back of this display area is covered in bead board that is painted in the same brick red that undercoats the cabinets.

Below each sink, the plumber raised the trap and water lines to accommodate a drawer for additional storage. The arched toe-kick at the sink cabinets give these a furniture look.

One of Donna's main requirements was "a really good shower." Her new tile shower has a framless glass door and is fitted with an overhead "rainhead" shower, a handheld, and three body sprays. The shower walls are covered in the same tile as the floor, and the wall opposite the shower door has a special tile pattern using a smaller version of the same tile laid on the diagonal and outlined in 1" x 1" mosaic tiles. These same mosaic tiles are used on the walls at the tub alcove and also as accent tiles in the floor.

A cast iron skirted tub from Sunrise Specialty replaced her old whirlpool tub. The channel faucet is from Brizo.

The crystal cabinet hardware was purchased from Restoration Hardware. If you click on this picture to enlarge it, you can see some of the red primer paint showing through the green. We completed Donna's retro look with crystal doorknobs from Baldwin Brass and framed mirrors from Kirkland's that were about $50 each.

For more ideas on this Met Monday be sure to visit Susan at Between Naps on the Porch. You'll find lots of good stuff to keep you busy.

39 comments:

janet said...

wow, what a beautiful bathroom, thank you to your friend for allowing you to show us. I bet she is very pleased with this lovely transformation
hugs
janet

Momovthree said...

Goodness, I think I'm speechless. What a gorgeous room, it is so inviting.
~Michelle

Valerie said...

Love the furniture-look of the bathroom cabinets as well as that tub! Your friend's bathroom turned out spectacularly! I'm sure she must be pleased!

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Kathy...love Donna's new bathroom...this is fabulous! I need to redo all 3 of my baths and this has given me some great ideas! I love the furniture look of the cabinetry...everything is so well done and thought out! Beautiful! Susan

marty39 said...

What a beautiful remodeled bathroom. I love the cabinets and the wonderful detail on the outside and inside. The fixtures are just gorgeous. Makes you want to just stay in the bath and take a really long soak and relax. Stunning. Thanks for sharing. Hugs, Marty
BTW thanks for stopping by and your very gracious comments on my BR redo.

momma said...

what a lovely looking bathroom!

marty39 said...

I have tried several times to put your blog on my list to follow, but your followers link does not show up and when I type in http://lifeintheslowlane.blogspot.com it does not come up. Have you stopped accepting followers. I would love to follow, I enjoy what I've read to far. Thanks and Hugs, Marty

marty39 said...

Kathy, thank you so much, I appreciate it. That worked. I do enjoy your blog. Thanks again. Hugs, Marty

darnold23 said...

I've been trying to get a bathroom remodel going for about a year. The architect and I stay way too busy! Maybe I just need you to be in charge. You certainly did a great job here.

Linda/"Mom" said...

Oh W-O-W! This is simply STUNNING!!! Your terriffic choices, teamed w/ the QUALITY of the cabinetry & other choices made, make this a superb space of which you can be undeniably PROUD! Sooo glad you shared! Thanks, Linda

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

Oh this is gorgeous! I would look like a prune for I would be spending all my time is that wonderful tub!!

blessings
mary

Shelia said...

Oh, how beautiful! I want a bathroom just like yours! :)
BE a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

xinex said...

Gorgeous bathroom! SO nice of your friend to share it with us. Thanks to her and you for posting it!...Christine

Kathy's Red Door Welcome said...

What a gorgeous bathroom. I love the cabinets and oh I do love that bathtub! Lovely transformation!

Cynthia said...

Kathy,
I love the bathroom redo, what a gorgeous space. I think that the new tub is my favorite thing. The cabinetry and colors you help pick are so warm and inviting. Cindy

susan said...

I WANT this bathroom--am saving the pics! I especially love the cabinets with arch and open shelving. Great job!

Bo said...

What a transformation...tell your friend Donna thank you for letting us see this beautiful room...her cabinetry is fantastic. Well, so is everything else! ;-) Bo

Linda said...

Gorgeous bathroom - wow! I especially love the open cabinet. Pretty impressive! Oh, we have an Ethan Allen coffee table and one of the EA 3 tiered side tables down in the basement just waiting on some TLC. They are also the popular pine of 1969! Let me know if you do anything to yours! Linda

Mrs.DD said...

WOW! Love the cabinet...actually I love it all. Have a great day!

santamaker said...

What a gorgeous bathroom. The drawer dividers are so neat! Love everything. You must be thrilled to have this remodeled room.

LaurenFaythe said...

I love that tub! The bathroom looks wonderful! Please thank your friend for sharing her beautiful bathroom with us.

Chandy said...

Wow, wow! That is a gorgeous bathroom! Great choice to share for today! Happy Monday!

Carla said...

Wow! Love that tub. Your BR is beautiful.

Cathy said...

Absolutely perfect, everything flows together beautifully! I thoroughly enjoyed this metamorphosis... Cathy

Mom in High Heels said...

Unbelievable! Those cabinets are amazing and that tub! That tub! Wow!

Donna@designson47thstreet said...

There are sooo many things I like about this bathroom. I'm so happy your friend Donna was willing to share with us!

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog on 47th Street. I'm glad you like my new dining room!

Donna

Linda said...

Wow, my dream bathroom, but alas it is in her house right now, lol.
Thanks for sharing, love this!
Linda Q

Charlene said...

That tub & shower are to die for! Dreamy! Wowo I think you guys did a great job. My "Honey" wants to have a larger shower put in at our house. THERE IS NOT ROOM! I don't dare show him these phots.

DesignTies said...

Kathy that tub is decadent! And I love the vanity with it's distressed, brick-red undertone. Your contractors did a great job!

Thanks for stopping by my old condo's kitchen - it really was rewarding to do so much of the work ourselves. In our current kitchen we did even more work (involved a huge tear-out) and almost every time I'm in the kitchen I find myself thinking proudly of what we've accomplished.

Victoria from EdinDesigns @ DesignTies

Tracy said...

That is a gorgeous bathroom! I really like the colors and the cabinet between the sinks - very unique.

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Kathy, this bathroom is gorgeous! Love those glass pulls on the drawers and doors, and the way the vanity looks like a piece of furniture, and that bathtub looks so luxurious! Thank you for sharing this, and please thank Donna for sharing it. I enjoyed my tour. laurie

Lisa (aka) French said...

OMG just give me that tub!!! What a great makeover;) French

Clean and Classic Interiors said...

Gorgeous! I would LIVE in that bathroom! Thanks for sharing and visiting my site today too!

Tracie said...

saw your comments on grits and glamour.. and noticed your pic w/ razorback! you an AR fan living in AL? had to ask.. we're hogwild fans ourselves![orig. from AR] :D

blessings,
Tracie

Tracie said...

lol.. well i'm glad to have ya in my random world!

my hubby and i are both from arkansas as well. he in fort smith, and me in van buren.. just over the bridge..LOL our families are still there, but we're an Air Force family and have spent the last 22 years moving around the world. no matter..we're still hog fans to the hilt! :D

Soosie said...

Kathy, your perspiration paid off..that is a wonderful re-do. You never cease to amaze me. I love anything from Restoration Hardware..just wish we had one near.
That bathroom is elegant yet comfy..
She will love that frameless shower.
The cabinets are my favorite. Thanks for sharing....Hope you find your diamond..I went crazy looking for the POW bracelet I wore in the 70's..never could find it.Susie

Candy said...

What a beautiful job done...what a friend.
I am jealous, but happy that you had a restful time on your porch.
Thanks for stopping by,
Candy

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Oh~ I think I am in LOVE! I could just layze in that tub.
Fabulous!!!

TitansFan said...

That tub looks amazing! Deep too. I bought a new Whirlpool Tub myself it's such a nice feeling having nice things.