Hi there friends, it’s me, Julie from redheadcandecorate.com. I have some great news to share with you and I’m so excited to be back here At the Picket Fence with you today to show you how our Master Bathroom has changed over the years.
I’ve been a little quiet over here because I am preparing for a 6 room photo shoot with “Detroit Home Magazine”. My family members are true champs putting up with me and my “decorating”. Last night, my husband was in the kitchen on his computer and I asked him why he wasn’t on the couch. He said, “I didn’t want to mess it up”. Can you believe that? I mean what guy even notices that stuff? I am truly grateful for his support, and all of the encouragement I receive from family, friends, including you out there in blog land. I will keep you updated on that magazine spread and the one we have this Fall, too.
In the mean time…here’s one of the rooms we are having photographed. I think you can probably tell that this is the master bathroom that is located down a little hall off of our master bedroom. Both our bedroom and bathroom are on the first floor, and I like it that way.
We recently added the “DIY Planked Wall” and it makes it very cozy in there.
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We had big plans when we moved in 8 years ago to tear out the large Roman tub and put a reading area in here with a make-up vanity. You see, I love the way the sun comes in this room towards the end of the day. When I open the window I can hear the birds and our cat, Sylvia, gets up on that window sill. If I had a comfy chair in there it would make a very peaceful nook to read in. I’ve thought about getting up there with Sylvia, but it’s a little tight.
After putting a lot of time, energy, and money into other areas of the home, we decided to keep the tub, and update a few things with out tearing things out.
Here’s how the space looked after we moved in:
My husband installed the light fixture from a recessed light that was in the ceiling. Did you know that you can transform recessed lights into a hanging light fixture? It’s very simple to do, too. You basically take out the old unit in seconds, and screw this converter in. Here’s what you will need: Recessed Light Converter.
After a couple years we had 2 inch Corian installed on the vanity, and my husband painted the cabinets/tub a deep brown. I updated the hardware with old rubbed bronze hardware that I sanded down to the copper.
You won’t believe it, but I spray painted the tub faucet. We hardly use that tub, so it’s holding up still.
After the Corian was installed we decided to keep all of the ceramic tile just the way it was.
So, here it is today after we did the DIY Wood Planked Wall and I added a cute patterned navy rug. I think I might add more color, I’m just not sure how, or where. Do you have any suggestions?
Here’s one more photo I took back in February when I surprised my husband with a Valentine’s Day Spa Date in the bathroom. He was pretty surprised, let me tell ya!
I’ll see you soon~
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Love the bathroom and the Valentine’s day surprise. But if you hardly every use the tub, you can cover it over (removing the faucet and handles temporarily) and turn it into a giant window bench/ reading nook. That way, it’s still there in case you or a future owner really want the tub (great for scrubbing small children) it’s still there. Remove the cover and re-screw in the faucet and handles. Then you can add color on the bench pad and pillows.
Personally I loved the Valentine’s day surprise but make it what suits you best.
What a neat idea! Not sure how that would work though.
Looks super. I like all you did. I love dark wood. I’m forever changing out my vases, towels for a new look. Color. But that’s just me. I don’t spend tons. But say that vase and stuff in it?? I put it away say for summer and put something else out. Tall narrow lantern? Love the navy so I layer in one hand towel and its coral or orange. Pottery Barn has tons and I like theirs for that just one or two for accent hand towels. I don’t always have candles out but I do love them and have used them for color accent. My hand soap dispenser. I splurge. I kept an expensive soap for a long time and refilled with another brand just because it added pizzazz. I look at boutiques and special stores. It may be $13 but it’s not a huge investment for a spot of color!!! My friend just bought me one I was admiring at a local boutique. I pick flowers from my yard as I have lots and make a bouquet. Not your thing??? Pick up a bundle at Trader Joes or such. Instant color you live with for just a week!! Because you really did an awesome job on the room and rug and tile and sink and mirror and ……so you don’t need to do much❤️
Hi Gwen! I was looking at navy blue towels just the other day! 😉
Susie from The Chelsea Project says
Love the black. It works so well with the planks and is original. I love color and artistry and originality. Kudos for integrating all three!! Congrats on the photo shoot!! Susie from The Chelsea Project
Hi Susie! Thank you, so much!
Wow. That wall made a big difference! I love the ambiance in there now. As for adding color, what color are your towels?
Shirley@Housepitality Designs says
A most beautiful bathroom Julie!!!….Love that wood planked wall!