A Rural Oasis

You guys need to prepare yourself for this post.  It’s going to blow your hair back AND knock your socks off.  It’s the 4-1-1 on our “very close to being finished” master bathroom.  Of course, it will probably be a little while longer before it’s done… and then I’ll want to change something!  My parents always say that you are never done with renovating.  I’m starting to think that they might be right.

Let’s take a little trip down memory lane.  Here’s where we started with the master bathroom:


And then it “got a little work done”…


And then there was some “major” work done:


Then a little lipstick and rouge…


And now you just are going to DIE!  There’s flooring, a vanity, a toilet, and a freestanding bathtub!  Are you ready to see it????!!!?!?!?!?!?!?


Well, what do you think?!  I’ll add that there are some boxes that need to be moved and the flooring is a bit darker in real life.  It just needs to be mopped.  Isn’t it SO pretty, though?!  It’s my rural oasis.  Even with dusty floors and toilet boxes?!  We LOVE LOVE LOVE how it turned out.  I think J.C. mentions how much he loves the flooring every time he walks in the room.  Here are another couple of shots from different angles.


There’s still no permanent lighting in this room, so we’ve been working off of lamp light.  Nothing like having to hold the lamp under the sink while the hubby plumbs it in.  That’s true love!


How about that faucet?  It was a bit of a booger to hook up but well worth it.  The faucet it very tall and doesn’t get in the way when you are trying to wash up.  And don’t you love the veining on the marble countertops.  It “goes” so well with the flooring and wall color.

Here’s the view from the other end of the room…


I was slightly worried that this room would look like a black hole once we put that dark color on top.  But no worries!  It gets enough natural light that it stays pretty bright in there.


Isn’t that bathtub a beauty?!  I seriously cannot wait to take my first bath in there!  And a close up of the waterfall faucet:


That faucet puts out a LOT of water.  J.C. filled the bathtub up while he was working and said it only took about five minutes.  You may not be able to tell but this bathtub is 6 foot long and extremely deep so it’s pretty big.  I’d say 5 minutes was quick!

Ok, so… what do you think?  Do you like our new master bathroom?  Or maybe you aren’t feeling it?  Either way, we still like it 🙂

And no it isn’t done.  I wish it was!  The list isn’t very long though:

-Install barn door (on outside of bathroom)

-Install moulding around floor on one wall (it wasn’t installed during reno for some reason?!)

-Install quarter round around the whole room (just to make the flooring look finished)

-Paint wainscoting (Snowbound by Sherwin Williams)

-Install lighting (pendants over vanity, chandelier over tub, and recessed light/ventilation fan in center of room)

-Bring bathroom items back in (soap, shampoo, toiletries, etc.)

-Decide if we want a window treatment

-Add art and accessories

-Hang mirror over vanity

-Replace electrical outlets and switches

-Caulking here and there

See, that list isn’t too bad is it?!  The hardest things will be lighting (because J.C. will have to get in the attic) and the hanging of the barn door (we’ve never tackled that before).  But for now, this bathroom is functional.  And to move back in, that is one of the things that we HAD to have- a functional bathroom.

If you have any ideas for me on the window treatments, leave a comment below.  If you didn’t notice, the window isn’t centered in the room and that makes me twitch just a little.  One day, we are going to replace it with a huge picture window… that WILL be centered.  Until then, if you see me twitching, just know that I’m not crazy… it’s just that stinking bathroom window!



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    • Thank you David! I appreciate the sweet comment. It’s the Style Selections Ivetta Black Slate Glazed Procelain Floor Tile from Lowe’s. It’s very affordable and a little more modern with the long, narrow size. Be sure to check back for more updates on the room. We can’t wait until it’s finished!

    • No we actually have another bathroom right outside our master bedroom, the main bath for the house, that will have a walk-in shower. I love taking baths and my hubby loves showers so this was our compromise. Neither room had enough space for separate showers/baths.

    • Thanks!! It’s Peppercorn by Sherwin Williams. A very moody, grayish blue. It doesn’t read as well in the pictures of the bathtub; however, it’s truer to color in the vanity photos.

    • Thanks Sarah! It’s super roomy… enough for 2 people even 😉 The tub is from Home Depot. It’s the Wyndham Collection Mermaid 5.92 ft. Center Drain Soaking Tub in White. It was definitely our splurge in the room but I take a hot bath almost every day so it’s worth it!!

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