Elegant Vintage Master Bathroom Makeover
A few weeks ago I shared our sideboard turned sink vanity that we put in our master bathroom. Today I’m sharing the whole room.
Here are the before pictures . . . . [WARNING: It is 80’s pink/mauve]
Sorry . . . I forgot how bad it looked.
But, here’s the new bathroom . . . and we love it now!
Waverly fabric shower curtain with velvet ties and gold tassels
We removed the carpet, all the oak, and the ugly bar lights (yeah!).
After doing some research on vintage paint colors, we picked a Benjamin Moore sage green for the walls.
Floor: We used larger travertine tiles on the floor and placed them on the diagonal to make the room look larger (and it looks better), added radiant floor heat and put in new, taller wood baseboards.
Vanity: Removed the old oak cabinet and installed an antique sideboard that we turned into a double sink vanity. It took a while to find one long enough for two sinks, but we finally found this one on craigslist. It has 3 doors on the front which works well for the sinks and has lots of storage. We switched out the large unframed wall mirror over the sinks for two oval mirrors, and added new Kohler sinks.
Tub: Removed the step, added white raised panel moulding to the sides and travertine tiles on top. We kept our old jacuzzi tub (even through it is gray) because there really was no need to replace it (I just don’t use it enough). We added a timer button to the inside of the tub so it’s not on the wall next to the sink (what a great idea :).
Lighting: We put in a vintage mini brass and crystal chandelier over the tub (an ebay purchase that we had rewired with old style cloth cording ~ just love the way it looks) and crystal wall sconces over the sinks.
Shower: Replaced the fiberglas shower with travertine tiles, added a corner bench and a wall shelf. We opted not to put in the big clear glass doors for now, plus the dealer told us the doors leak and are not designed to be water tight. They look pretty, but may not be too functional. I found the extra long clear shower curtain on ebay. I purchased the Waverly regular length fabric shower curtain and added the stripe fabric to the bottom to make it the right length and a gold tassle tie-back. I also added red velvet ribbon to attach the curtain to old-style chrome shower rings.
Even though we have brass chandeliers and sconces, we stayed with chrome for the faucets and other accessories. We didn’t want to put in anything trendy, and chrome has been around forever, so hopefully, it will still look good ten years from now. We were lucky to find the Baldwin chrome tissue and towel bars on Overstock.com (I’m still undecided if I want to hang the towel bar).
The antique stool was inherited from my husband’s family. I recovered it with a Waverly rose fabric I was able to purchase on ebay.
No more bathroom rugs; just a beautiful wool 8′ runner I found at T.J. Maxx. It really makes the room. The colors and design are perfect for the space. (So now I really only have to heat the floor when it’s really cold :).
We hired a tile installer, and used a plumber and electrician.
We still plan to add white crown moulding to finish it off.
Thanks for looking at our master bathroom. We love it.
I’d love to see your room makeovers.
Thank you for all of your lovely comments. I read them all.
Looks very nice
Thanks for the comment, Tina!
How did you remove the tile around the tub? Did you have to take the tub out first?