When we bought our home this is what the master bathroom looked like.
No, your eyes are not deceiving you. That is most definitely carpet. In a bathroom. Yes, I shuddered enough already for the both of us.
Besides painting to update the space [Kendall Charcoal by Benjamin Moore], we decided that because we were replacing all of the flooring in the rest of the home that later on down the line we would tile this room. I decided to live with the carpet for awhile and save up some pennies to replace it.
Well, that didn't go quite as planned. Of course!
I got an idea to *just* replace the vanity for a taller one with more storage. The old vanity was actually two vanities pieced together with faux drawers and it was terrible set-up for storage that needed to be functional for pulling things out daily. It simply wasn't practical.
After looking all around the internet I decided on this Allen & Roth one from Lowe's.
It was an easy buy because it was under $1000 for the vanity + countertop. It had three drawers plus cabinet shelving for storage so I was sold! Other ones that I had priced had countertops that were more than $1000! Not in our budget.
My plan was no fail, or so I thought. We would take out the old vanity and replace it with the new vanity until it was time to tile the floors. Easy enough, right?
Well, once we started to rip out the vanity we discovered pretty significant water damage on the wall. Then we also noticed some mold on the floor and decided to replace the toilet. Thanks to David, my step-dad, and father-in-law, the mold issue was rectified and the wall was repaired with new drywall.
I guess you can see where this is headed...
One night while we were at Home Depot and I saw some 12x24 marble tiles that I loved. We bought them up, took them home, found a tile guy through a reference, got a bid, and had the tile laid in about a week!
It was not the way I expected things to go but I guess that's the joy of homeownership!
Ultimately we are so happy we found the mold issue from a previous leak and are pumped to have that nasty carpet out of our way. We really loved the way it turned out even though the room's not quite finished. I still need to find a light and hang the new mirrors I scored at HomeGoods [not pictured just yet!].
Oh, and I mentioned on Instagram that David and his dad installed a TV in the room and it's pretty much the greatest thing ever. I mean, I feel like a celebrity or something. Dream come true, people.
We had the tile laid in a subway pattern and used a pale gray grout. Never again will I use white grout! Lesson learned in our first home, that's for sure!
Sorry for the streaky mirror!
So that's where the master bathroom stands as of today. When we get around to decorating it and making the finishing touches I'll be back to share those details with you all.
Thanks for stopping by today. I'm having lots of fun decorating our new home!