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Master Bathroom Makeover / Before & After Reveal

January 14, 2019


Erin Schrader

After a couple of months of renovations and having one toilet at our disposal, our master bathroom at the cabin is officially D-O-N-E! It feels so good to have a fresh space to get fresh in [I meant clean up in, but the shower is pretty big soooo….] When we purchased the cabin we didn’t have immediate plans to renovate the bathrooms, but in our typical lack of patience for anything, we decided to pull the trigger sooner than later and I can’t say that I’m mad about it.

Before we get too far along in this whole master bathroom reveal, we should start with where it all began. Before our renovations, the bathroom had a classic shower/tub unit and had a cohesive wood all over look. Shawn and I wanted to bring new life to it and modernize it a bit which I think we successfully accomplished. Let’s take a look at the before….

As you can see, we gave it a whole new vibe and I am 110% in love with the finished product! I’ll be breaking down all of the details and links to items that went into making this space our very own and talking through a few of the decisions that we made and why we made them. Grab your robe, we’ve got a bathroom to tour people….

We’ll start by sitting on the countertops acting like what I am doing is normal. Spoiler alert: it’s not.

Women’s Coffee Dogs Graphic Sweatshirt [size up, wearing in medium] // SPANX(R) Faux Leather Leggings [size up, wearing in small]

Moving on…we’ll start with the vanity as that has the majority of the fun!

Google Home Hub

As you can see, we painted the wood walls and went with Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter at 50% to lighten and brighten. By painting the walls and doing a contrasting color on the cabinetry it makes everything pop so much. We kept with the double sink as a single sink results in Shawn and I wanting to get a divorce. Double Sinks – Double the odds of staying married. We worked with a local company for the cabinetry, The Design Studio, [they also did our kitchen and bathrooms at our home]. I should also mention that we worked a General Contractor, Kauffman Construction, for this project [we did 3 bathrooms at once, I will be sharing the other 2 in due time]! For the cabinets, we decided to do black wood with gold hardware. I love this classic yet modern look.

We also decided to do deep cabinets so that we could easily store all of our [errrrr, my] stuff, hair tools included.

Command, Satin Nickel, 1-Hair Dryer Holder

BUILDING / REMODELING TIP: Have outlets placed inside of your cabinetry. In our tall cabinet at the end we have outlets that allow us to charge all of our things [electrical toothbrushes, Shawn’s electric razors, etc] out of sight. I can’t stand when cords are all over the counters and this keeps things nice and clean while our devices charged up and ready to go!

When it came to the countertops, we went to our tried and true local store, The Granite Shop, and landed on a concrete looking Corian Quartz. It has a light marbling in it which I love! The exact style is called Grigio Alpi! 

As far as the mirrors and lighting goes, I shopped at a personal favorite online shop, Shades of Light, where I found this Refreshingly Rectangular Mirror and Young House Love Dapper Bath Lights. I love how simple and understated both are, yet make such a fun statement! 

As far as the faucet fixtures go [and every fixture in the bathroom for that matter], we went with a black matte to keep it simple and stately. The faucets we purchased were these Delta two handled widespread faucet!

88 Main Toothbrush Holder // Project 62 Solid Soap Pump Black  //  Threshold Neutral Plaid with Fringe Towel Gray

Target is to thank for all of the fun decor, accessories and smell good necessities scattered around the countertops. While it looks a little wintery right now, I absolutely love the vibe and cozy feel. I am sure I will switch some things up as the seasons change, but for now this is how it sits!

Hearth & Hand with Magnolia Vase Speckled // Pine Needle StemHearth & Hand with Magnolia Bath Salt Fir & Leather // Hearth & Hand with Magnolia Air Freshener // Pine Needle Stem

If we now direct our attention to the show stopper [or at least the most commonly used item] of the bathroom, the toilet..while I’d like to do something a little more in this area, this is as good as it’s going to get for now. I purchased this letter board at Target and took to Pinterest for witty bathroom quotes. Add in a few smell good maskers [this spray is a MIRACLE worker] and the throne is ready for royalty.

Room Essentials 10×20 Letter Board // Reed Diffuser Amber Vetiver // Poo-Pourri Before-You-Go Toilet Spray 4 oz Bottle, Original Citrus Scent // Similar: Faux Succulents Galvanized Wall Decor // Project 62 Metal Bathroom Wastebasket Gold
Hearth & Hand with Magnolia Galvanized Metal Storage Bin Medium

Now on to my favorite part of the bathroom, the walk-in shower! We opted to remove the tub/shower unit and do a tile walk-in shower. We landed on a simple white subway tile with black grout for clean lines and a glass door with black trim to complete it all. This shower truly feels like a spa to me and I look forward to showering every morning [this is a miracle]. We added lights in the shower with lights it up like the 4th of July [minus the color changing effects] and I love how light it is in there.

Arabella Women’s Frosted Plush Robe with Blanket Stitch // LuckIn 4pcs Bath Towel Bar Set

Hands down, my favorite feature of the shower is this overhead rain shower unit we decided last minute to put in. There is nothing more relaxing than using this sucker and when I get real crazy, I turn on both units and dance around like a child at a splash pad.

KunMai Modern Solid Brass Rainfall Square Pure Black Rain Shower Head Delta Faucet T17T299-BL Pivotal TempAssure 17T Series Shower Trim, Matte Black

BUILDING / REMODELING TIP: If you have animals that need a bath every once in awhile, I highly recommend having a handheld unit installed in your shower. This makes it very easy to wash and rinse those little critters.

Heeta Hair Scalp Brush // Project 62 Solid Soap Dish Black // Olaplex No.4 Bond Maintenance Shampoo // Olaplex No.5 Bond Maintenance Conditioner // Olaplex Hair Perfector No 3 Repairing Treatment

Last but certainly not least, our floor tile. We worked with a local company that we absolutely love, Troyer Carpets, for all of the tile [shower and flooring] and went with a slate resembling gray tile with black grout. This is the same floor that we used in our shower to keep it all cohesive and flow together.

Opalhouse Striped Bath Rug White/Black Threshold Neutral Plaid with Fringe Towel Gray

And that concludes our master bathroom tour! Stay tuned for the guest bedrooms bath reveals happening soon! Until then…if you need me, I’ll be here.

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  1. Barb Abel says:

    This is so beautiful! Thank you for sharing!

  2. It turned out amazing! You have such a great eye for design.

  3. Susan Jeffries says:

    You have such a knack for design!!! We are getting ready to build a master bed and bath on our new home and this helps so much! Thanks!

  4. Monique says:

    Where is you bathroom mirror from?

  5. Jeanna says:

    Can you share what the cabinet fixtures are and where you got them?

    • erin says:

      We worked with a local company who designed them for us! If you’re in the area, it’s called The Design Studio! xoxo

  6. Deb says:

    It looks awesome love it

  7. Kay R.D. says:

    Loved how it turned out.

  8. Tami Thiesen says:

    This is amazing, I love your style!????

  9. Alesia Bauer says:

    I, too, have a log home and will be totally renovating my master bath. I wanted to white-wash my walls and was wondering; you said you went with Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter at 50% to lighten and brighten. What exactly do you mean by 50% and does the pewter color have a touch of gray? Thanks! And I love what you did!

    • erin says:

      This simply means it’s half the color which makes it lighter! I would call it a greige [grey-beige]! Hope that helps! xo

  10. Karen says:

    Erin , would you take a pic of where hidden outlets are. Love that idea. This looks really fresh, light and uncluttered. In other words- like a picture from a magazine! Good job!

  11. Carey says:

    When you said the paint color at 50% what does that
    Mean exactly?

  12. Traci Z says:

    Had to go back and look at the wood plank wall-yep, you painted it! What a modern yet classic look you achieved.
    Love everything you did in here…

  13. Teresa Koedyker says:

    I turned out beautiful!!❤️❤️

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