Thursday, August 26, 2010

B&A Ecstacy!

A little over a year ago, my good friend Carrie said they were ready to take on the redo of their master bath. A pic I'd seen in Coastal Living struck me as something they might like, and sure enough, it served as a stepping off point for the bath remodel.
Over the course of the year, Carrie and her hubster, Scott, added a third son to their family, studied for work promotions, and nursed another kiddo's broken leg ALL while Scott gutted the bathroom. As Carrie has proudly said, this project has taken Scott well-beyond simple "handyman" status as he did all the work himself.

I know you all like a good B&A, so here ya go - feast your eyes on this transformation!
master vanity before
Standard, 80's builder-grade vanity and garden tub

master vanity after
Replaced with a rustic Craigslist console-turned-vanity, vessel sinks, and modern cultured marble counter that does a stunning job of mimicking Carrara.

vanity close-up after
Oh, and gorgeous wall-mounted gooseneck faucets!

The most challenging aspect of the project was Scott's plan to reverse the shower stall and tub placement, to take advantage of unused space in the tub's window seat.
master shower before

master tub before

Where the old shower stood, there's now an inviting claw-foot tub.
clawfoot tub after
Would you believe it's fiberglass?

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Eye candy for a fixture junkie like me!

And, where the garden tub made inefficient use of space, there's now a multi-spray shower with plenty of room for a built-in seat. I can't say what I love more: the river stone floor, or the showerhead combo!
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view into shower after
Crazy gorgeous, my friends! (Um, can I use your bath next time we visit? ;)

23 comments:

My Notting Hill said...

Looks phenomenal.I love the craigslist find they used for the console & the tub faucet.

La Maison Fou said...

Great transformation!
Bravo!
L.

SusieR said...

Love this! Sensational attention to detail! Wonderful job.

vintagelaundress said...

You have absolutely nothing to be in lust with from my master bath remodel - yours is GORGEOUS!!!

Now I'm in lust!!

xo
LeAnn

karin said...

gorgeous! LOVE it!

Raina Cox said...

I bow to the obvious King and Queen of DIY.

Gretchen said...

So pretty...I could live in there. I just found your blog...lots of inspiration here. --Gretchen O.

Lindsey E. said...

Gorgeous!!! They did a fantastic job! Love that countertop...

Beth McC. said...

I am totally obsessing with that bathroom~ Great transformation!

Tucker said...

i am loving this bathroom! your friend did an amazing job!

Julie said...

FAB!! I'm loving the colors and creativity! Never seen than type of flooring in the shower, must find out more!

Love the use of a Craigslist find, would like to know more about how they worked that.

JMW said...

Oh, how I would love a bathroom like that! I may never leave it...

Screaming Meme said...

I lovelovelovelove it! Nice job! I'm Meme from Screaming Meme..I personally invite you back over to Screaming Meme...I am revamping and so excited! SM is a Interior design blog...I love following your blog! Meme

Blondie's Journal said...

I love the beaded board and the subway tile and the sinks are to die for!!

xoxo
Jane

LindsB said...

Amazing, its the perfect bathroom for three boys too!

bluehydrangea said...

Amazing!!! And they did it themselves??!! Wow!!

Sarah said...

An amazing transformation and to think the hubs did it himself. wow. Happy Friday!

mary/ut/madison said...

That is one awesome renovation! They did it spot on! Now how long did it take, how much did it cost?

ashlina {the decorista} said...

GOR-JUS! i love the transformation! xo

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

Oh yeah....this IS a great one! Kudos...big fat kudos!

spark! (Ada-Marie) said...

I cannot believe that they did that console-turned-vanity themselves! It looks awesome. Thanks for sharing -- so inspirational!

my favorite and my best said...

that is really lovely.

Jen of Made By Girl said...

Before and after shots are sooo INSPIRING! :) The double sinks are PERFECTION! :)))))))))))