11.09.2011

Master Ensuite Reveal!

I know you've all been waiting forever for this...well its finally HERE! Reveal day!

We actually finished the construction of this bathroom back in early September, but the room wasn't finished just yet. We wanted to completely finish it before we blogged about it...however we could barely afford to buy a toilet paper holder to put in there. Reno's are expensive people! So we waited and waited until we could afford to buy a few things...its still not completely finished, but we figured you might completely forget we had even done this, if we didn't blog about it soon!

Lets start at the beginning. Here is what we had to work with:


 





Ok where to begin. Pink floors. Sigh. We really had no way of working with these- we knew they had to go.

Secondly the vanity was about as tall as my lower thighs. If I was 4 feet this would not have been a problem. However for someone 5ft8, I was barely able to wash my face without sitting on the floor.

I don't know about you, but "beachy" mixed with "roman sconces" does NOT mix. LOVE the beach. Not such a fan of the mideaval flare....

Colours. Where to begin. This bathroom had red, orange, blue, pink grey and gold...and probably other colours mixed in there too somewhere. I am not a 'fall' colour person. Our ENTIRE house was fall colours when we moved in. Slowly...slowly we are changing that, but this bathroom looked a bit like a rainbow exploded in it...we dont do rainbow guts.

In all reality there were no words. We just knew we wanted to change the ENTIRE thing. So now that Ive told you all the things we hated about this bathroom, lets focus on the positives shall we?! The size of the room was great, so we had a lot of space to work with. Great light comes into this room, so that was another positive and we had space to play with- nothing was stopping us from changing the layout around...except cost that is!
I had been saving up tons of ideas and we pretty much knew what we wanted. A 'Spa' feel, light, bright colours, and a clean look. I love when things look clean. You know, like when you walk into a store and eveything is all neat, organized and bright looking? It just LOOKS clean. I love that. So thats what we were going for and I think we achieved that :)

Sooooo...here it is friends - our pride and joy!





 




Here's the before and after of our tub:
The shower:
The vanity:
 Toilet:

 and other details:








I will be doing a bunch of separate posts to talk about how we did some of the projects in this bathroom, including the shower tile pattern, paneling on the walls, how we designed the space, how we managed to do all of this on a tight budget, etc, so now that you've seen the reveal, expect a bunch more posts on this bathroom to come!

We think it turned out pretty darn good ;)








I'll be posting more pictures as we add in the finishing touches...photos in the picture frames (lol), drapes, accent table, etc, etc...but for now we're pretty happy with it!

Linking up to:



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The Shabby Nest




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76 comments:

  1. OMG Looks fantastic!! Can't wait to read about all of the details. Great job!

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  2. OMGosh I would NEVER leave that room!! And the tub!!!! It's so beautiful! Great job!!!

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  3. OMG WOW HOW BEAUTIFUL THIS BATHROOM TURN OUT SO DARN BEAUTIFUL IM GOING TO USE THESE PICS FOR MY INSPRATION FOR REDOING OUR BATHROOM JUST BEAUTIFUL YOU GUYS DID SUCH A FANTASTIC JOB XOXO SHERRI

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  4. Amazing job you two! You must feel so proud of yourselves. It was worth all the blood ,sweat and tears.Dad and I are so VERY VERY proud of you both!!! xoxo

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  5. Stunning! I was hoping you would put a free standing tub in! :)
    Lydia B.

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  6. That is seriously soooo pretty

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  7. Absolutely STUNNING! You guys should be SO proud of yourselves for all of the hard work you put into it. It is gorgeous and belongs in a magazine....LOVE every bit of it xoxo

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  8. It looks absolutely AMAZING ! What an inspiration for my future bathroom. Its so beautiful. Well done you guys !

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  9. OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It's frickin' amazing, Melissa!!!!!!

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  10. All I can say is WOW!!! That looks so amazing! I love everything about it! Sarah Richardson would be proud of you – it looks right up her alley :) Can't wait to read about all the details. xo

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  11. Dream bathroom! Absolutely stunning! I love the vanity with all the little drawers down the middle..great use of the cabinet!! Of course the chandelier tops it off like the icing on the cake...wow!!

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  12. I love white in bathrooms, they always look so clean and relaxing! What an amazing job you did!

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  13. I actually dislocated my jaw when I saw the first picture. Your bathroom is stunning!Fantastic job!!

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  14. LOVE your bathroom! What is the color and brand name of the gray paint you used?

    Rebecca

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  15. Wow! your ensuite is magazine worthy. Like Steph said, Sarah Richardson would be proud. Can't wait to hear about all the details. TFS! Sheila

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  16. Melissa&Ian@ Living BeautifullyNovember 11, 2011 at 11:42 AM

    Thank you SO much everyone! Your support and lovely comments mean so much to us!! I will be doing a post next week with sources for the items including paint colours etc, so stay tuned!! Thanks again!!! Melissa and Ian :)

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  17. This is simply stunning! I have no other words! Just,... stunning! I would love if you would share this at the Crazy Cute link party happening at Between U & Me right now! I've got a totally awesome giveaway this week, too!
    OOH! AND, I'm your newest follower! ;)
    www.betweenuandme.com

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  18. Hey Between You and Me! Thanks for your super sweet comment! I checked your blog and your link party was closed? I'll try again next week! Thanks so much for following and Im a follower of your blog too now!! :)

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  19. WOW! That has got to be the best makeover I've seen in awhile! Great job. It looks AMAZING!

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  20. thanks Erin!! I've become a fan of your blog :)

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  21. Wow, this is gorgeous! I love all of the colors and materials; it looks so serene. I was wondering if you could share where you found the mirrors hanging over the vanity? Amazing!

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  22. Hi Heidi,thanks so much for your comments! The mirrors are actually from Homesense, but we found the exact same ones- brand and everything at Home Depot for $10 more (each). The only thing, was that in both cases the frames surrounding the mirrors were black. So we ended up sraying them white (I'll be posting about this!). It wasn't easy, but we think they turned out well!

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  23. This is gorgeous!! Love the details in the room!!

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  24. oh.my.gosh. !!!

    The side by side pictures make such an impact in this post!
    beautiful bathroom!!!
    gail

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  25. PLEASE tell us how you did that on a budget because it looks so EXPENSIVE!!! So so gorgeous!

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  26. Well this is just gorgeous! What a stunning bath you have now! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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  27. Beautiful bathroom renovation. I love white and marble colour schemes, and it's stunning in your room.

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  28. Absolutely gorgeous! Am looking forward to reading more about it. Would love to know the name/brand of that soothing paint color.

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  29. Your bathroom looks beautiful and so calming and relaxing! Thank you for sharing this at my link party, I featured it tonight!

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  30. This is absolutely gorgeous! You guys did a fabulous job...it already looks absolutely amazing! Great work!

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  31. Could you possibly tell me the manufacturer of your free standing bathtub? It is exactly what I have been looking for. I love it's simplicity.

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  32. Now that is what I call a before and after! Love the carrera marble, so classic and elegant looking. You guys did a beautiful job. Magazine worthy for sure!

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  33. Thanks everyone! Hi Arli! The paint colour is "Misty Moonstone" by ICI.
    I will be doing a post soon with all of our sources, colours, etc! :)

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  34. Thank you so much Jacqueline!! Thanks Kara!
    Jean K- the tub we got from Costco online- it was the "Capri" tub, by Jade. http://www.costco.ca/Browse/Product.aspx?Prodid=10319542&lang=en-CA
    Hope that helps!
    Thanks so much Stephanie!!!

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  35. WOW!!!! You should be so PROUD of this room. Oh how I would love that in my house.

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  36. Thanks so much SmalltownOntario! Where are you from?! Love seeing another blogger from Ontario out there!! :)

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  37. WOW WOW WOW!!! thats all I gotta say!



    we too are remodeling our bathroom and this is such an inspiration to me.

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  38. Melissa, I saw you mentioned this was ICI Misty Moonstone. It is such a great color! I would love to add this to my paint color galleries and include you in a feature blog post. You wouldn't have to do a thing, just let me know if you're interested!

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  39. Melissa @ Living BeautifullyFebruary 23, 2012 at 10:33 AM

    Hi Jena! That would be amazing! thank you so much! Plese feel free to post :) Thanks again! Melissa

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  40. Saw your curtains on HoH and had to see the whole shebang! Great job - I love white bathrooms with marble - it's what I chose too!
    Kelly

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  41. I love your bathroom! Every little detail is perfect! Found your blog from Young House Love. I am definitely pinning some pictures for the future when we can afford to re-do our master bathroom as right now it is similar to your "before", minus the red walls :)

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  42. Thanks so much Anna! Goodluck with your bathroom reno- its definitely our favorite room in the house now ;)

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  43. Wow. What a makeover! I think I have a crush on the mini chandelier over the tub. And what a tub! Great job. And congrats on the YHL feature that led me here!

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  44. Thanks Andrea! Really appreciate you checking us out :) The chandelier was from HomeSense (aka HomeGoods) on clearance...a total find!

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  45. Wow. I saw you featured on YHL, and was blown away by how gorgeous it turned out! Great job! It looks so much bigger now than before, but more importantly, it is just beautiful! Those floors? Are you kidding me? I could eat them, and it's not every day I say that about a bathroom floor.

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  46. Just saw your bathroom on YHL and it's beautiful!!! Great job :)

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  47. THIS is amazing! I wish you lived next door to me so I could buy you to come help with my bathrooms. Seriously, great job! And I definitely need to stalk some of these items at the local HomeGoods store!

    Ashley @ therealvalley dot blogspot dot com

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  48. Absolutely GORGEOUS! What a remarkable transformation!

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  49. Oh wow! This is so gorgeous....amazing!

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  50. I love your tub. We also have a gigantic master bath in need of renovating. I would like to replace our jetted tub with a nice big soaker like the one you have. I need to check your source list.

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    1. Hi Laura! Here's the link to the list for you:
      http://livingbeautifullydiy.blogspot.ca/2012/04/sourcing-sourcing.html

      Goodluck with your reno! Ian

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  51. Beautiful job! Love that tub :).

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  52. you guys did an amazing job!!! I love it so much! this will definitely be an inspiration when we eventually do our own masterbath! thank you for sharing! i love the tub and the floors the most! :-)

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  53. I found you on YHL today. Such an amazing transformation! It's just gorgeous. Congratulations on finishing such a big, beautiful renovation and thanks for sharing!

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  54. Bravo! That is an amazing difference!

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  55. Wow! That is a-mazing! I love it.. all o fit!

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  56. I too found you on YHL today. I also really like what you´ve done.

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  57. Hi everyone! Thank you all SO much for your incredibly positive and wonderful comments! You have no idea how much this means to us :) In case any of you want to know where we got things from, here is the link to our sourcing post! http://livingbeautifullydiy.blogspot.ca/2012/04/sourcing-sourcing.html
    Thanks again :) Melissa and Ian

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  58. Good Lord! Who comes up with stuff like that? There are just some people in the world who shouldn't be allowed to select paint colors and decorate! You, my friends, are definitely NOT in that category! Absolutely stunning bathroom!

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  59. That's the best bath reno I've ever seen. Completely brilliant! I'll bet it makes you smile every time you're in it. Enjoy!

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  60. aww thanks Jaye!! We used about 5 tester pots of paint, so that might have helped us out a bit ;) lol.
    Thank you SO much Meadowsweet Cottage!! We do smile when we're in there...we love it!! Is it weird to say the bathroom is my favorite room in our house though? lol!

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  61. It looks AWESOME!!! I love the curtains, the color scheme, and of course that TUB!

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  62. Love this!!! You may have answered this, or perhaps I missed it somewhere, but where did you find the tub?

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    1. Hi Christen!
      Thank you! You can see where we got everything for this bathroom here on our sourcing page:
      http://livingbeautifullydiy.blogspot.ca/2012/04/sourcing-sourcing.html
      Thanks for reading, Ian

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  63. Fantastic! Very Sara Richardson.

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    1. Thanks Demelza! She is my favorite designer so I really appreciate that! Melissa :)

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  64. Hi, I I am beginning a bathroom renovation. I have the exact same vanity. Can you tell me exactly what kind of floors you have. They look like Carrera marble, but some of the tiles seem creamier than Carrera. I checked out your source link but it's just to the tile place doesn't specify the tile. I really appreciate the help!

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