Happy Thursday! It’s been an exciting week around the Stagg household. We’ve been busy working on the family room and it’s been so satisfying seeing something we dreamed up and built ourselves from scratch come to fruition.
The master bathroom was a similar project. But rather than tear everything out and start from scratch, we wanted to salvage and reuse what we could. Any area where you have a lot of tile and glass gets spendy real quick. By keeping a few major pieces and giving them a fresh new life we were able to spend a little more on the items that really gave the space a wow factor. So let’s get down to the nitty gritty, shall we? Here is a color coded breakdown of what we kept and refinished and what we tore out.
The carpet was the first thing that had to go. When we moved in, we replaced all of the carpeting. There was carpet existing in the bathroom and since we weren’t ready to start the bathroom, we replaced the carpeting in here as well. Tile, however, was always in the grand plan.
Oh how I wanted to replace the tub, but it simply wasn’t in the budget. It had to stay, so it got a new subway tile surround and new fixtures. Here is a tip for brightening up the plastic pieces on a jetted tub: remove the pieces (around the jets, knobs, and filter), and give them a good sanding with a 220 grit sandpaper. I also soaked the stubborn filter cover in an equal parts bleach/water mixture overnight and voila. Good as new!
We had custom frameless glass made and ditched the old framed glass. It took longer than expected because of a measurement error, but it was well worth the wait. It really transformed the shower.
The vanity was another “make it work” item. I knew we could paint it and make it good as new, using the same technique we used on Ruby’s bathroom vanity. and the kitchen cabinets. I’ve had skilled contractors ask if our cabinets are new– they look that good. Worth it to paint, I say!
The countertops and under-mount sinks are really what transformed the vanity. We got them custom from a local countertop company. The material is Carrera Marble.
The planter’s shelves and light fixtures were all torn out and replaced, along with the mirrors, baseboards, and moulding.
We painted before we moved in. The color is Sweet Bluette, by Benjamin Moore.
The shower, tub, and sink fixtures are from Lowe’s. The mirrors are also from Lowe’s, but I ordered them online. The sconces and ring pulls are from Home Depot.
I found all of the tile– the marble hex and the white subway– at Home Depot. There is a really great selection of high quality in stock tile at Home Depot. Just be sure to carefully check each tile/sheet to make sure there aren’t any chips or damage.
I also suggest you avoid using white grout on floors. It looks good for about 5 seconds. We went with a light gray and I think it’s perfect.
I picked up the rugs and a few of the finishing touches at Homegoods. Love the coral stripe.
And there you have it! I love this room so much, and I love that we were able to re-use and give a facelift to some of the existing pieces. It doesn’t have to be all new to look and feel new.