Master Bath Renovation

Y'all it is finally done.....

I have long awaited this moment since moving into our brand new, standard builder grade home 6 months ago. I purposefully saved our master bed and bath for last so I could really focus and create an oasis for us. 

This is more then just a bed and a bath for my husband and I. We have been married 9 years (next week!) and have 3 little blessings. These sweet little ones take a lot of our time. We don't have much family around so alone time is a rarity for us. Date nights happen maybe once a year. So for us, after the kids are all in bed sleeping like angels, it's our time. This is where we relax, laugh, converse without interruption, share the highs and lows of our days. This is where we get that much needed time together that is oh so important for a marriage. Our bedroom has to be a calm, relaxing, cozy, and an adult space. 

In the bathroom I wanted elegance, drama, high end hotel meets spa by the ocean.....and I wanted it all for pennies. 

So after 2 weeks, a $700 budget (thankfully gifted to us from our parents and grandparents for Christmas!) a whole lot of my blood, my sweat, and a few of my tears here you have it folks. 

I am in bathroom heaven....

(source list at bottom of page)

Ok so here is what I did!

I wanted the drama of a tiled tube surround but a grand on that alone was not going to happen. So just like my kitchen back splash I used Faux Cararra Marble Vinyl Tiles from Home Depot. You can find a tutorial and supply list here. I just cut these tiles down from 12x12 into 12x6 to create this look. 

The cabinets were your boring typical honey oak builder grade. I painted 2 coats using Behr's Old Monterey Grey. Then I applied 2 coats of Minwax Polycrylic. I purchased the t-bar pulls for dirt cheap from an ebay seller. 

The lighting was again standard builder grade vanity and boob lights (yuck!) I found the vanity scone lights from an ebay seller as well. So much cheaper then home improvement store prices. The chandelier was my splurge item from World Market. I have been swooning over it for months and I had to have it.

The flooring, ugh was awful. Like seriously awful. It reminded me of cowhide. Amazing in a rug but not in a vinyl sheet flooring. I ordered my flooring from Home Depot. It's the Cayman Ash stain from Allure. They are resilient vinyl planks and I was able to lay them right over the old crap. They are sincerely the most beautiful flooring I have ever seen in person. Astounding since they aren't even real. The total cost was $150 and worth every penny. 

The shower is pretty awful too but after seeing that just new doors would be $800 I had to think of how I could fix that. So for now I hung two window curtain panels from a nice shower bar to hide it all. I actually like the softens it brings to the space.

The full length mirror was a DIY. I found those beveled marble tiles and really wanted to use them somehow. So I popped my old frame off the mirror, applied it to a piece of white painted plywood using gorilla tape. Then I laid out all my tiles and applied around the mirror using gorilla tape as well. I LOVE how it turned out!

I had the Mr take down that GIGANTIC builder grade mirror. I patched and re textured the walls and hung two mirrors I found at the awesome price of $20 each (Marshells)!!!

I took down all the crazy placed towel hooks and racks and added my own. I painted the walls Light Pelican Grey by Behr.

Soap Dispensers- Target
Hand Towel- World Market
Wood Medicine Cabinet/Towel Rack- Target
Faux Roses- Michael's
Wood Sunburst Mirror- Hobby Lobby
Manzanita Branch- Save-On-Crafts
QTip Holder- actually a candle holder from Target

All other accessories were from Marshells, Tjmaxx, or Homegoods.

Hope you enjoy this as much as I do!


  1. It's absolutely beautiful! Makes me want to renovate my bathroom.

  2. This is amazing. How have the vinyl planks held up so far? We had them in a bathroom for a few years and after 3 they started shifting and we'd find gaps, even though I forced those this together (read: no extra space) when I laid them. It was our only bathroom at the time so it was really used a lot and with a toddler splashing around it definitely got underneath them on the floor. You'll have to let me know!

    The grey vanity is so serene.

  3. I have been considering renovating my bathroom for a while now, but with a budget of $750, I thought this would not be enough for what I wanted. Your post has shown what can be achieved with this kind of budget. The end result is stunning. Your bathroom would not be out of place in a five star hotel, which is the highest compliment I can give it. Beautiful work.

    Lovella Cushman @ Perfection Plumbing

    1. Thank you so much for your comment Lovella! I'm so glad I could inspire you!!! I wish you all the best with your project!

  4. This is really great work. All the spaces are using properly. It’s looking beautiful. i am also hiring "IPC Restoration and Renovation Contractors" for my bathroom remodelling but I am going to discuss with him about this design. Thanks for shearing.

  5. Everything looks so lovely! Nice work! I've been thinking about doing that type of flooring in our laundry room. Is it self-stick or do you need to use some kind of a liquid adhesive? Thanks for your help!

  6. Nice Blog , This is what I exactly Looking for , Keep sharing more blog.

    Bathroom Renovations Brisbane

  7. Is the hardware polished or satin nickel? Thanks :-)


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