Friday, May 15, 2009

DD: Master Bath Madness

Ha HAAAA!! I bet you thought I'd never get another Design Dilemma out! Actually, this one was put together somewhat last-minute, so I hope it meets your those high standards you all have for DD's! ;)

So, I've had this one in the back of my brain for a few months now. I've been embarrassingly slow in pulling any thoughts together, and I didn't know where the project stood...
My good friend, Carrie (who's living room DD we tackled here) is also doing a complete overhaul of their master bath. Here's a pic she sent me after they began the tear-out of the wallpaper...
One of the reasons I've been dragging my heels on this project is because I thought Carrie and her hubster, Scott might already have some pretty good ideas of where they want to go with their master bath suite...And, it's not like they can't do a great job sans MLHP!

Here's the B&A pics of their son's bathroom redo they completed - all on their own!
Don't you love that fresh-cut-grass green?!

Back to their master bath...So, I was thumbing through my latest Coastal Living
(mag that has been substituted, but absolutely cannot replace my Cottage Living subscription!), and I spied this bathroom that made me instantly think of Carrie & Scott.
I thought this look might be the perfect match for their aesthetic - She'll love the crisp subway tiles, square vessel basins, and killer wall-mount faucets. Scott will probably appreciate the rustic vanity base and mirror frame - and might even be able to make copies! (I know, insane, right?)

To get an idea of some accent and/or coordinating colors, I checked out this amazingly-clever site. It takes an uploaded pic, then provides a matching color palette (I know, brilliant)
So... here's what it churned out:Pretty flippin' sweet, right? (thank you, Camila for the hot tip)

So, I went about doing some online shopping to see if pulling something like this together would break the bank...I was actually pleasantly surprised!

I found this vessel sink for $175 (hey, that's less than Ikea)
This wall-mount faucet for $76 (seriously, that's UNHEARD of) WITH free shipping here (just a tad more to get the yummy polished nickel finish! ;)
Basic, white subway tile can be had very reasonably, or they could up it a notch with a travertine
or recycled glass version
I really do think Scott could make the vanity...but it wouldn't surprise me in the least, either, if they transformed the one they have - paint it dark, distress it, add a dark stain for richness and depth, then add rustic hardware...

What d'ya think? DIY-able?

12 comments:

my favorite and my best said...

absolutely doable!! LOVE that coastal living bath (and your comment soooo resonated with me- all the fuss over domino and narely a mention of my original favorite- cottage living- sadly coastal living is a pale comparison). and i am gobsmacked over those prices! need to bookmark that info for sure!
and NO to travertine and that glass. subway ALL the way. just me opinion.
xo

paula said...

how fabulous. love the sinks.

LenkaLovee said...

that picture of what you want the bathroom to look like in the end is stunning! so classy, yet comfortable! :) can't wait to see the results! and i lovee that site, where you can upload a picture and it gives you the color scheme! it's so awesome! i just haven't figured out how to save the picture with the color swatches...how did you do it?

Blair said...

Oh, that bathroom is wonderful. Love the sinks and the dark wood. Have a great weekend!

Averill said...

That website that matches color palettes is amazing!

And, btw, excellent DD!

Carrie said...

OMG!!! I almost fogot to check the blog today! I absolutely love all of it! The faucet is killer and so is the price. That bathroom would be the perfect mix of our visions. Sometimes we're on the same page, other times, completely opposite. You did a fantasic job!!! I will definitely be showing Scott. Oh, the boys bath pic was so fuzzy, sorry! Thanks again! You never cease to amaze me!

MyLittleHappyPlace said...

LenkaLovee:
I "saved" the color scheme via Snaggit software. Thanks for stopping by MLHP!

alison g.

Sarah Danielle: Jeune Marie said...

Totally do-able! And that faucet is completely budget friendly!

corine/ hidden in france said...

Someone is speaking about you today :-)

ms. less is always more said...

ohhhh... love that vessel sink! Very lovely! Just found your blog, I love it!

Haven and Home said...

Love it Love it! The sink is to die for!!!

TitansFan said...

I don't know about the green grass bathroom. Kinda icky to me but: Green is often used in decorating for its calming effect. For example, guests waiting to appear on television programs often wait in a “green room” to relax.

So I understand it can be used to relax yourself before you relieve yourself. Lol!

I did like the double vanity. I was just hunting down some ideas for myself and found this Bathroom Vanity. It's not a double but I like it so much it doesn't really matter. I'll love it just the way it is.