decoratinghome decorhome improvementsmake-overOn A Personal Note March 7, 2016

The Bathroom Reveal!

View from master bedroom with filter
The BEFORE view

Top Gallery wall shelf
More gallery wall

Anchor on gallery wall

Favorite picture since I was about 12 years old

Gallery wall

“Linen closet” without a single linen  🙂

Linen closet with soft close door and frosted glass

New vanity and granite counter top

Love the pulls on the vanity

Hanging mirrored jewelry cabinet
More gallery wall
Vanity top and mirror reflecting gallery wall

Sneak peak of shower
David’s sink
Gallery wall
Gallery wall
Gallery wall – gratitude print to be changed out to gold foil bee print
My sink
New closet – feels like a dream!
Looking from closet to master bedroom-note cork boards and push pins for long necklaces


Closet has pull downs to utilize space at ceiling level
Bins in  cubbies are from Target

Gallery wall

Key to my heart print close-up

Gallery wall with filter

Close-up of Norman Rockwell print
Shelf above toilet

Middle shelf above toilet

Top shelf above toilet

Floating shelves above toilet

Found the cool train on our way home from California at an antique shop

Cool shot of chair in the jewelry cabinet mirror
Freestanding deep soaker tub

Tub-love the chair-perfect for chilling while our grand-daughters take a bath

New shower with frameless doors

BEFORE shower

New exhaust fan – had no idea you could get them so pretty!

My view when I shower
Pull down in closet
Chrome ceiling fan in bathroom

Lots to be said about the remodel.  First of all, it still seems a bit surreal to me.  I have dreamed of this for 13 years.  It may not look like much, but it is so much lighter and brighter and I was able to more then double my closet space without adding on.  We did lose one of our doors to the master bedroom, but it was a great sacrifice.  The double doors were very pretty, but the functional closet makes my life so much easier!  

One of the big surprises for me was the 3-full days it took me to get everything back into the bathroom and closet.  One of those days I had David helping all day too.  For the first time in our 35 years of marriage, he went through every drawer and all the clothes and shoes in his closet and sent a bunch of stuff to DI (Goodwill Utah style).  I thought I would have us back together in a day.  Oh, how I under-estimate sometimes!

I am in love with the wall color – which I used in the bathroom and closet.  It is Sherwin Williams Waterscape.  I like it so much I am already planning to repaint one of the bedrooms upstairs the same color.  

The tile came from my flooring guy, Jeff at Factory Flooring in Tooele.  His number is 801-250-0395.  He has done all the flooring in my house and I love working with him.  He is familiar with my home, my style, and knows the overall look I am going for.  After meeting with the tile places recommended by the contractor, I was totally depressed as I could not even come close to staying within my budget.  Jeff helped my stay close to budget and had a great selection to choose from.

I went through American Home Services to find my contractor Will French, who then assigned a crew to do the job.  I affectionately called these my Russian Boys as both Peter and Michael, who are brothers, are from Russia.  They started with the job with Igor, also Russian, who assisted in the demolition, etc.  The “boys” came when they said they would and worked hard!  They were clean and conscientious of my space and things.  Peter had a great sense of what I was desiring for the finished project and made changes to the design the first day that were just simply better in every way!  I could not be happier with the finished product!  Peter and Michael seemed to really enjoy the project and consulted with me throughout the process.  Love my Russian Boys!  Definitely planning to use them on future remodels!

When I first suggested putting in a ceiling fan in the bathroom, they thought I was crazy and told me no one puts a fan in the bathroom.  I told them I was hormonal and at my age if I wanted a ceiling fan in the bathroom I would be having one!   🙂  SO glad I did!  I start every morning with 40+ minutes in an infared sauna, followed by 20-30 minutes of cardio.  When I get out of the shower I am still sweating!  The ceiling fan is a life-saver for me!

Most of the bathroom fixtures came from Standard Plumbing, but I purchased the ceiling fans(I put one in the bedroom too) from  Chrome waste basket and toilet brush came from

STILL waiting on my plantation shutters (they have been ordered) through Stanfield Shutter and the barn door (being built by my son in AZ) for the closet.  But at least we are functional and I could not be more pleased with my end result!

NOTE:  I totally forgot to give a big shout out to Bill at Cutting Edge Closet and Design 801-735-8940.  He had a great vision on the closet design and implemented my idea of using the pull-downs to utilize ALL space effectively.  I mean, why do builders always put shelving at the top of a closet?  No one can reach them anyway!  Everything we had on our shelves went to DI as it had not been used in 13 years.  :0

Picture credit goes to Brianna Renner – as you can see from the before pics – I never get the lighting right or the angles for that matter.  Super happy with the pics and the way it shows our finished bathroom.  If you need pics, PM me for her information.