Small Master Bathroom - The Reveal


Well friends, It's finally here!

It's been a long journey since I started this project back in the summer and today I'm so very happy to finally share with you how our small en-suite was turned into the vintage modern bathroom I envisioned a long time ago!

Since there were many projects along the way, I'm sharing the links to all of them at the end of this post.

I want to apologize for the delay posting this, the reveal. I had a product setback, then, a collaboration that made me postpone the post even further, and lastly, Mr. RLC promised a video of this entire project and he took a bit more time than he originally thought.

If you prefer to watch the video, here it is, with my strong accent that I don't like one bit. But, it is what it is. If you leave a comment there, please say something good about the video itself, the mister is gonna love your feedback on his work. And hey, he might want to continue editing videos more eagerly. 😉


First of all, let me show you the starting point... What the builders gave us 18 years ago, because I had done nothing to this space this entire time.

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Well, here is our newest happy space:

This is what I get to see each time I stand at the door, and every time I see it, it makes me smile. :)

Renovating this bathroom was like putting together a puzzle. Every little piece was one step further into the overall design. And It's at this point, when everything is all set and done, that I can assure you that the time I took to install those 235 pieces of wood on the ceiling, walls and cubbies was well worth it!

Hex floor tile  |  Frameless fixed shower door  |  Subway Tile
The biggest change this bathroom encountered was for sure, transforming the bathtub into a walk-in shower. Big thanks to the Home Depot for partnering with me to bring this dream to reality. You can check the six steps it took me to get to this beautiful shower over on their blog right HERE.

The floor with the little hex tiles and curb-less design is one of the features I like the most. No stepping stones on the way to the shower and the clear glass panel make the bathroom feel spacious.


Lets continue talking about space, because the 16 inches we grabbed from the attic to install the bench were all we could grab, but it was the right amount of space for a comfortable shower. We're not hitting the wall with our elbows anymore! And it's also a good space to store or display shower essentials.


Now, a shower niche is what every bathroom should have for shampoo bottles and shower necessities. This makes a world of a difference in a shower. No more suction cups for us, I hate them but the mister loves them! :D
But really, if you're thinking about renovating a bathroom, try to add at least one storage niche in between the studs.


Classic subway tile was my choice for the shower, even for inside the niche. I like bright colors and bold patterns, but on these surfaces that are difficult to change, I wanted something neutral. The products I store in here are the ones that pop.


The bathroom fixtures are the jewelry to this room. The champagne bronze finish on these Delta Vero fixtures is so beautiful! Their sleek and minimalist design are one of the modern features in this bathroom.

Delta Vero 1-Handle shower head
We installed both, the 1-handle 1-spray raincan shower head and as per the mister's request, a full body spray hand shower. Now that we have it, I know how practical this is.

On the opposite side of the shower I installed a towel rack.

Towel Rack | Stripped towels
The towel rack's deep wooden color is a touch of warmth to the shower and it ties in with other accessories in the room.

On the opposite side, you get a look at the vanity area and the bedroom outside the door. All the surfaces around the vanity got updated.
Vanity  |  Toilet Paper Holder  |  Vanity Install

I'm loving this Vanity, its color, the quartz top... It's a huge step up from those golden cabinets we had!

Soap Dispenser |  Hand towel  |  Hair brush-similar

I never thought that having drawers here in the bathroom was SO awesome! I already organized them, but I think this has to be shared on another post.

That cute tilt-out tray is where I keep my toothpaste and toothbrush, So convenient and so out of the way at the same time!

Tilt-out tray insert  | Toothbrush  |  Storage boxes 
The faucets follow the same line and color of the shower fixtures. I love the look of faucets with two handles, but I dislike having to clean them, more work! I chose these Delta Trinsic design because of that, I didn't even want to install the plate, but it looks much better with it.
Delta Trinsic Faucet
The mirrors I originally had in mind were a bit different than the ones you see here on the wall. I was planning on building a frame and use/cut the huge mirror we had before. But, one day I spotted these on Craigslist. They had a huge crown molding at the top that luckily I was able to remove. I'm so glad they worked out! First, I didn't have deal with cutting that huge mirror, secondly, the $50 I paid for these, was way lower than the material I needed to buy and build the other frames and third, the quality of these mirrors are really good. :)

Ha, what I saved on the mirrors I splurged on the walnut art frames! :D


My summer vacation to San Francisco was the inspiration for the art.
Walnut wooden frames  |  Art 1  |  Art 2
Three round hooks were installed on the wall where we had the medicine cabinet; by the way I don't miss that cabinet at all!

These hooks are mainly decorative, but many times the little hand towels hang on the smallest one.

Round Wooden Hooks  |  Shiplap on Wall 
If you follow me on Instagram, you might remember me asking for your opinion about the rugs. This stripped one and another very colorful were the choices. Well, I went with the neutral one because the other grabbed so much light. And to tell you the truth, it was a pain taking photos of this bath with that rug, the lower part was so dark while the top was over exposed.
Striped Rug  |  Pulls  |  Toilet
On the other side of the room, these little shelves are keeping me busy, I am constantly rearranging  them with new goodies! :D I'm so glad I could utilized this once wasted space. I think this area looks a bit cottage-ish with all the wood and beadboard.
white bathroom with build in shelves under the eaves and framed little windows

The little windows were trimmed and I even built another window to keep the symmetry above the shelves.

Little faux plants are displayed on the window sills because I always forget to water plants that are above my eye level! :D
Cactus
These shelves are this bathroom's charming storage space.
Build-in shelves
Soaps, sponges and bath necessities were gathered in baskets and ceramic bowls that I found at thrift stores.

It's a quick way to grab what we need and return the basket back to its place.


The air vent was moved up from the floor to the wall, here in between the shelves. It sits below a wall heater and they both are hidden behind that cute cover.

Wash cloths, hand towels...

Fluffy towels and even turkey styled towels are what I like to store the most on these shelves. Oh, and the little area rugs we use to get out of the shower.
Soft white towels in bathroom shelf
Towels 
Looking up... The shiplap ceiling is the background to the chandelier.
Shiplap on Ceiling 
This floral burst chandelier was another Craigslist find, though it was in new condition still in the unopened box. the price was less than half of what I would've had to pay at the store.

I bought it when the bathroom was under construction and I was nervous about it not working with the design. But when the tile and the ceiling were installed I immediately brought it into the room to see how it looked...I instantly fell in love!
bathroom with floral burst chandelier
Chandelier 
It IS a floral burst! But, it's also the piece that gives the bathroom a luxury feel.
Floral burst chandelier installed in small white bathroom

I always say, lighting is such an important step to any room design, but it truly is.
Above the vanity we installed three pendant lights. I painted their ceiling plates gold to tie in with the color on the chandelier.
Industrial pendant globes in white bathroom
Pendant lights
In the shower we also installed a can light. They all work together or separately no matter what time of the day it is, they make us enjoy this room even more.

Here, a pic without the rug:
White bathroom with shiplap on wall and ceiling with gold accents
Hex floor tile  |  Flooring Install

And I couldn't leave you without the before and after:


It feels so amazing to be done with this space. It was hard for our entire family to squeeze into one bathroom (specially during the morning rush).
I need to find all my receipts to come up with the total cost of this bathroom renovation. That's going to be shared in an upcoming post.

Thanks so much for sticking with me to the end, I hope you have gotten a little bit of inspiration for your own bath renovation.

Hugs!


The following are the links to the projects done in this bathroom:





    Source list:

    SHOWER AREA:
    Ceramic Subway Tile, Pencil tile, Hex floor tile, Delta Vero 1-Handle shower, Delta Vero 1-Spray Hand shower, Frameless fixed shower door, Towel Rack, Stripped towels, Brush set, 

    VANITY AREA:

    Vanity, Vanity pulls, Delta Trinsic Faucet, Vanity Tray, Hair brush, Drawer organization boxes, Tilt-out tray insert, Toothbrush, Soap Dispenser, Mirror -similar, Round Wooden Hooks, Hand towel, Toilet Paper Holder, 

    OTHERS:




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    17 comments :

    1. This is truly a dream-come-true bathroom makeover. It is smart, fresh, and over-the-moon lovely. I'm so thrilled for you! Now is time to enjoy. ~~ Susie from The Chelsea Project

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      1. Thanks Susie! We're so happy with it! Those showers are taking way longer. :)

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    2. LOVE every single detail!!! I am in awe of your detailing...perfection. And that video...OMG...such a talented videographer ;) You may have to forgive him if he leaves a little toothpaste in the sink...lol!

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      1. Hehe Beck, THANK YOU very much for being my biggest cheerleader during this entire renovation. Know that your input knowledge is always appreciated. Many times I think... "What would Beck do in this situation" and that's true! :) And yes, he's a talented videographer. :D Thanks Beck!

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    3. You. are. amazing! Wow, this bathroom is gorgeous! I love every single detail from the tile, to the floor, to the cubbies...love it all. Congrats on a beautiful job!
      Cheers!
      Shelley

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      1. Shelley, THANK YOU so much!! It took me awhile, but we're so happy with it! It's like we gained lots of space when in reality is kind of the same footprint. I think storage is a big deal compared to the before.
        Enjoy your weekend!

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    4. Oh wow, this is gorgeous and the storage you've added is amazing. Love it all, what a fabulous makeover.

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      1. Storage was a tenfold increase, Marty! I don't know how I could live like that all that time. It's so good to have everything this organized. Thanks!

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    5. It's beautiful! do you have a source for the bottles in the niche?

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      1. Thanks!! The clear ones are vintage, I got them at the flea market. The pink ones were bought at Marshalls.

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    6. We just finished remodeling our only bathroom and we have some similarities. I'm working on the blog post today about it. We used the same hexagon tile on the floor and went with subway tile in the shower. The original 1928 floor was white and black hexagons, but our new floor looks so much better.

      You did a fantastic job,.

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    7. WOW, this bathroom is stupendous! All your hard work really paid off!

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    8. It's just amazing! I'm so impressed that you did all the work. And your husband did an excellent job on the video. Your accent is lovely and it's what makes you YOU. That and your fantastic building and design skills.

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    9. This is seriously the most stunning bathroom now (& well worth the wait for the final reveal!) I'm definitely bookmarking this post for when we start to prep to build our house-love the curb-less shower!

      xoxo, SS


      Southern and Style

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    10. Fabulous makeover! Simply stunning and filled with great ideas.

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    11. i love it, it's so you!!!! i do have a question about the plank walls and ceiling. did you add a layer or some sort of mold protection to the planks? because it's a bathroom, does moisture/steam from the shower will affect later on? or, will the exhaust fan and opening the windows will do?

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    12. What a stunning bathroom!! :o The dandelion chandelier is so beautiful!!
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