Our Master Bathroom Remodel
This is the last of my three-part series on our master bathroom remodel, where we took a small half-bath and turned it into a large master bathroom.
We went from this:
The Finishing Touches
In this part, we will zoom in to have a look at some of the little decorative details we added to our master bath after all that heavy lifting was done – the “jewelry,” if you will.
Needless to say, this is the part I had been waiting for. My decorating style is usually simple, timeless and traditional. I’m not a fan of clutter, even if it’s cute clutter. I feel that if you have just a few interesting pieces in a room, they tend to get noticed more.
Using Family Heirlooms
I love to repurpose items and use family heirlooms in new ways.
Here, across from the claw foot tub, we found a great home for an antique dresser that had belonged to Chris’s mother. She had found it at an estate sale, stripped off the white paint and refinished it.
Since most of the bathroom is so light colored – white wainscoting, white marble – it is nice to have a wood piece to add warmth and contrast.
The pitcher and water basin set is also a family heirloom from Chris’s great-grandmother. The set is very old and also very large. We were happy to finally have somewhere to display it that made sense.
I also could display a few small pieces from my collection of vintage textiles.
I had purchased the two blue leaded glass windows 20 years ago – a bargain find from a discount hardware store. I had been schlepping them around ever since, never really finding the right place to use them.
Finally! I had them framed and we hung them above the dresser, a fun nod to the other leaded glass windows in the room.
We have three antique mirrors in this room, two on the walls and one on the makeup vanity. The makeup vanity mirror was a birthday gift from Chris. The smaller wall mirror was a bargain find from a second hand store.
It might seem like a lot of mirrors, but this room can handle it.
An antique mirror in the toilet alcove reflects the vanity and shower stall
A Crystal Chandelier
The wonderful high ceiling was ideal for hanging this Italian-made crystal chandelier.
We finished this remodel several years ago, but since we designed it around the existing style of our 1920’s house, we think it will stand the test of time.
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