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Making over our Master Bathroom – will we finish in time?


I thought we’d be in a better place this week with Making over our Master Bathroom. Set backs and scheduling have pushed us behind. Will we finish in time?

I thought we'd be in a better place this week with Making over our Master Bathroom. Set backs and scheduling have pushed us behind. Will we finish in time?

Sick kids, waiting on plumbers, and late night walks through Home Depot.

So that’s our week summed up in one sentence.

We still don’t have tile in our shower.

And we still don’t have a toilet installed.

Week 3 of this One Room Challenge was stalled.  So was week 4.

It’s like the little bathroom that could. We are inching along to finish.

And there’s soooooo much to do.

I thought we'd be in a better place this week with Making over our Master Bathroom. Set backs and scheduling have pushed us behind. Will we finish in time?

But how thankful am I that I no longer see studs when I walk into my bathroom?

Tuesday night, the plumber came and finished the plumbing for the shower and prepped the area for the toilet to be installed on Saturday.

That gave us the chance to finish installing the mold resistant backing board.

We were so lucky to find a helpful tiling expert on one of our many jaunts to the hardware store. We were piling heavy cement board onto our cart when he showed us this lightweight, easier to work with drywall that his company has been using exclusively for the past decade.  The only caveat is that you MUST put a waterproofing membrane over the walls.

So much easier to cut!

I thought we'd be in a better place this week with Making over our Master Bathroom. Set backs and scheduling have pushed us behind. Will we finish in time?

We installed little niches for our toiletries.  I opted for off center simply to have it not be the showpiece when you entered the room.

I thought we'd be in a better place this week with Making over our Master Bathroom. Set backs and scheduling have pushed us behind. Will we finish in time?

Our flooring is complete, aside from sealing.

I’m not in love with the grout, but opted for a lighter color since there will be some darker elements in the room.

I thought we'd be in a better place this week with Making over our Master Bathroom. Set backs and scheduling have pushed us behind. Will we finish in time?

And it transitions from the hardwoods nicely.

I’m soooooo glad we kept them!

And notice the wood beams? We started installing them this week too.

I thought we'd be in a better place this week with Making over our Master Bathroom. Set backs and scheduling have pushed us behind. Will we finish in time?

We still have to tackle that hideous ceiling, but we’ve got the planking ready to go!

Enough of the opening act of making over a master bathroom.

Let’s get to this week’s headliner.

She’s vintage, sexy and I’m absolutely in love with the results!

I thought we'd be in a better place this week with Making over our Master Bathroom. Set backs and scheduling have pushed us behind. Will we finish in time?

Meet our vintage washstand.

We found her on the Facebook Marketplace for a steal!

$150 to be exact.

She’s not perfect, and is complete with mars and blemishes, but it made us happy to transform her into something we will use everyday.

I thought we'd be in a better place this week with Making over our Master Bathroom. Set backs and scheduling have pushed us behind. Will we finish in time?

The scariest part was cutting holes into that 120 year old marble top. But since it was already damaged, we had the confidence to do it.

All in all, it was an easy process, using a diamond bit to cut through the stone. It just takes a lot of patience.

I thought we'd be in a better place this week with Making over our Master Bathroom. Set backs and scheduling have pushed us behind. Will we finish in time?

We installed a vessel sink and farmhouse faucet that we found on amazon.

I thought we'd be in a better place this week with Making over our Master Bathroom. Set backs and scheduling have pushed us behind. Will we finish in time?

This vintage washstand paired nicely with the classic black mirror I found at Hobby Lobby. It brings modern and rustic together beautifully, don’t you think?

So we kept the existing light fixture. First off, it’s free.

Secondly, it matches our hardware we chose for the bathroom as well as the trim for our shower doors.

I thought we'd be in a better place this week with Making over our Master Bathroom. Set backs and scheduling have pushed us behind. Will we finish in time?
I thought we'd be in a better place this week with Making over our Master Bathroom. Set backs and scheduling have pushed us behind. Will we finish in time?

I couldn’t touch the hardware. It’s discolored and tarnished and absolutely gorgeous!

For the most part, the vanity area of our bathroom is complete with the exception of the ceilings and a few touch ups.

But let’s see what’s left to do, shall we?

Making over our Master Bathroom – Still to do:

Waterproof the shower walls
Tile and Grout the shower
Install Shower Doors
Install Shower Head
Hang plank boards on the ceilings to hide the popcorn
Replace ceiling light
Install Toilet
Finish Baseboards
Finish Paint (touch ups, second coat, etc.)

Wow! Are you laughing?

You should be laughing – because it’s quite a feat to accomplish in just a few days.

Will we be able to finish this within a week, style and photograph it?

I have no idea, but we are racing to the finish line.

Obviously, I see a lot of late nights ahead of us.

How has everyone else fared this week? Head over to our wonderful host of the One Room Challenge to see what other bloggers have completed.

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6 Comments

  1. Very very informative article. Just great. I was looking forward to this kinds of infos. Finally I’ve got it. Keep it up buddy. Happy blogging.

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