Friday, February 3, 2012

Rustic master bath

It's time to start focusing on home improvement a little around here.  I will start posting a little about some of the finished and unfinished projects around the cabin.

Rustic Bathroom

Our first project when we moved in about a year ago was the master bedroom and bath.  Although the cabin is mostly rustic, the master bedroom and bath were somewhat Victorian.  This just would not work for me.  The walls were a light green, turquoise color (which I liked, kinda), but the carpet was the same color and there had been some pet damage to the carpet.  The ceiling was that popcorn stuff which would be fine, but the ceiling comes down far enough that if you rubbed your elbow on it, ouch... not to mention all that popcorn falling from the wall.  The ceilings in the main part of the house are all pine which we wanted to duplicate in the upper loft bedroom.

I didn't take pictures of "the before".  I've regretted that many times.  We were in such a hurry to get that ceiling and carpet out, that we were shopping for carpet immediately after closing on the house and my husband started scrapping the ceiling the very next day.

The bathroom was all marble and just seemed weird in a cabin.  The vanity was a double sink marble and really needed to go...can you say yucky.......  We wanted to put vessel sinks in, but didn't want to spend a lot of money.  One day, while talking about the project out in the garage, we came up with the idea of re purposing a work bench top.  My husband refinished a work bench ( FREE) that came out of the garage. (you'll see more benches when my sewing room is finished).

This project was labor intensive, but wasn't super expensive.  We saved a lot by using what we had and it doesn't hurt the cost by having such a handy husband.  He spent a lot of evenings sealing wood.  I love the results.

Pine ceiling

Bedroom corner to show the ceiling. 

We still haven't found the right light fixtures and I really want to change the floor in the bathroom from marble tile to more of a rustic tile.  We have such great tile in the other bathrooms, I would like to match that. 

I can't wait to show more,

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Debbiedoo's said...

Gorgeous! I love the sinks. Thanks for joining my newbie party. Glad you found it.

Creatin' in the Sticks said...

I love your newbie party. It's so great of you to let us newbies have a link party of our own. I have to say, your posts have been sooooo helpful. Thank you.

Sarah said...

This bathroom is so cute. It makes me want to drive to Michigan right now and stay in a cabin. The sinks are so beautiful...lovely job!

I'm stopping over from the newbie party and am happily your #5 follower! Feel free to stop by my blog and check it out and (if you'd like) follow me too.


Carla Henton said...

Thank you Sarah. I am excited to be your newest follower.

We love cabin living and I can't wait to share some of the projects we have going on around here.

I will be trying your breakfast cups soon....

Vicky said...

Marble does seem weird for a cabin. Love what you have done. Pretty and fits in with the cabin. I am a new follower visiting from The Shady Porch. Vicky from Mess For Less

momto8 said...

wow...lucky you! my husband has always dreamed of your cabin!
good luck with everything...seems like fun really!
i am your newest follower..pls follow back if you can.

Debbiedoo's said...

What an awesome bath! Love the sinks. So glad you joined my newbie party. See you later tonight!

Debbiedoo's said...

That is so funny, you see how I lose my mind, I was here already...HA, at least I was consistent with what I like. See ya later.

Carla Henton said...

come back anytime! See you later tonight...