Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Grande Salle de Bains

Without further ado... here is the new Master Bathroom!Ha! Just kidding, I wish! I had grand visions of a clawfoot tub, a sit down vanity, and then the architect came back with, "Get real lady! Either have a dedicated playroom or a giant Master Bathroom that you can't afford." Being the true giver that I am, I chose to give my children a playroom. Between you and me, cash was a huge factor as well, I really want a pool!

I wanted to keep this house somewhat true to it's 1950's roots, so I chose ceramic tile throughout. Plus the ceramic tile was affordable, and I had a TIGHT budget for this bathroom. This flooring was the inspiration for the whole space.
We only had room for a single vanity, and I picked this vanity out early on. When it came time to actually purchase the vanity, the Remodeling Gods smiled upon us, and we found out it was on clearance. It was half off! I love the lines and the shape but it needed something....
Perhaps a coat of Black Paint? Mr. Man claims I paint every piece of furniture black. He might be right... I spruced it up by replacing the handles with knobs, and bought a fancy handle from my favorite home store Restoration Hardware. I knew from the minute we picked out the flooring I wanted subway tile on the walls. We started out with 3x6 inch tiles, but with the tiny size of the bathroom it was making the room feel very crowded. Too much grout! We found these 6x9 inch tiles were the right scale for the bathroom. While not true "subway" tile, it totally works.
We opted for a shower instead of a tub/shower combo. I love that little bench and the shampoo holder. I also love to open the window and gaze into the wilderness. Occasionally, I'll see the deer and yell "Ack Rupert! Don't Look! Avert your eyes!"
This bathroom is small but mighty. I love that I don't have to share it with the kids, and that it is all mine. (ahem.. and Mr. Man's).
J'aime ma le Chalet! I am in love with this house and the way it turned out! More pics coming soon, including the playroom which I sacrificed my clawfoot tub for.

10 comments:

Julee... said...

I love this. It is absolutely gorgeous.

I about died when I saw your first pictures and was super jealous and about to hate you. Then I read on.

But I like what you actually did just as much! It's perfect!

Tammy said...

i, too, am in love with your house! you did a great job on all of it and the bathroom is awesome!

Cimblog (tm) said...

:: clap clap clap ::

Laura said...

It looks fantastic!

Mary said...

Love that floor!!! And that it looks like it has been there all along

Creative Junkie said...

Came over from 2peas - OMG, I LOVE YOUR BATHROOM!

Seriously adore the color comb and that vanity and most of all, that subway tile!

Anonymous said...

PEEPING RUPERT!!!

Oh yeah, and the salle de bains looks tres formidable.

[O]jai

laurabloom said...

hello bathroom - i love you! <3

iphone 4 said...

very nice work . I like it so much!

Patty Girl said...

We chose that exact same vanity although I am sure we didn't get it for such a great price and I didn't even think to paint it black. I love the hexagon tile and you can't got wrong with subway tile! Everything turned out so great! Love the bathroom!