Beaux R'eves

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Master Bath ~ A Few Finishing Touches

Hello Readers!  
I have been diligently working on getting our house 
ready for sale.  
It is a tedious process!  
Cleaning out closets and touching up the baseboards is hardly blog-worthy but I thought you might like to see the changes I've made in the Master Bathroom.  
I have never given you a full tour of this room 
so I thought you might enjoy seeing the space.  
Here is what it looked like before I gave it a new coat of paint.
There was nothing wrong with the bathroom itself,
but the Khaki color needed to be changed 
and lightened up a bit.  
And here it is after a coat of fresh paint.

Sherwin-Williams - Patience SW7555 by Sherwin-Williams
SW7555 Patience
 SW7555 PatienceThis is a better representation of the true color.  
I already had a five gallon bucket of this paint 
from the upstairs bedrooms.  
The biggest change is how flattering is is to your skin.  
The pink undertones give you a beautiful rosy glow which always helps on those cold winter mornings!
Since I have never given you the full tour 
I will show you around.  
There are two sets of double doors from the bedroom 
that are on either side of the see through fireplace.  
The fireplace is surrounded with tumbled marble and above the fireplace is a niche that can house a TV.  
We have had a TV there in the past and 
when Miss Beaux was much younger 
she would beg to take a bath in our bathtub 
so she could watch cartoons!  
Oh, the life!  
This little cutout holds a mini fridge and a microwave.  
The fridge is very handy for storing small bottles of water 
and the microwave heats up my morning coffee.  
The his and hers vanity space is a very long bank of cabinets with transom windows above that let in natural light.
The mirror is trimmed out in the same wood tone as the cabinets, as are the recessed cabinets on each side of the vanities.  
We debated whether or not to have a vanity space here.  
I had never had one and wasn't sure if I would use it.  
I am really glad that I added it because 
I sit here every day and put my face on!  
One of the features that I included in the design is the absence of electrical outlets on the backsplash.  
It gives a cleaner look to the tumbled marble countertops.  There are plugs inside the two cabinets 
and under the vanity space.  
Mr. Beaux drilled a hole in the back of the drawers so I can leave my flat iron plugged in inside the drawer.  
The stone sinks have this lovely detail on the overflow.  
So instead of putting on the side where you wouldn't see it we reversed it to show it off.  
The vanity chair is a parsons chair with a new aqua blue and cream slipcover from Pier One.  
I love adding a bit of modern geometric to a traditional space. 
The Master Shower is the centerpiece of the room.  
The tiled columns support the arch that continues around the shower.  To add interest but save money we added a rope trim along the back wall and angled the wall tiles.  
This allowed us to splurge on the Moen shower system.  
Inside of the back columns are small niches 
to hold shampoo and soap.  
It keeps the shower looking neat and tidy.
I created this raised relief from a stencil and plaster.  
It was easier than I thought and I think it adds just the right amount of detail and character.  
I will show you a tutorial later on.
I hope you enjoyed this tour of my Master Bath!  
I am still working on getting every room "Show" ready and would really appreciate your input!

Until Next Time,
Beaux R'eves,
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SW7555 Patience

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Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Wow, Cindy and you have a fireplace. Your house should be so easy to sell.

Patty @ That's So Pretty said...

What a beautiful transformation. It was pretty the way it was but this new paint has brought new life to it. Love It!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Beautiful master bath Cindy!! I love the new lighter color!

Anita Diaz said...

Well Cindy, it's just not fair to have such a beautiful space, lol!! Love, love everything about it and the gorgeous cabinetry is fabulous too.

Michele M./ Finch Rest said...


Oh your home will sell super fast for sure- what an amazing space!

I don't t hink I would ever leave the bathroom, haha.

I missed it earlier - are you downsizing or relocating? I wish you well once you put your gorgeous home up for sale. It's gotta be difficult letting something so gorgeous go....especially since you designed it yourself and it is exactly as you want it.

Bonne chance!!

Olive said...

Well darling I would never leave that bath. The new paint color is beautiful.

Meredith @ The Laundry Can Wait said...

I'm pretty sure I could LIVE inside your bathroom. No need to ever leave. It's what dreams are made of!


Tammy @ A Walk in the Countryside said...


Sue said...

Tis bathroom would certainly sell me on your house, Cindy! There are so many great features here. You've been a busy girl! :-)

NanaDiana said...

Cindy- Your bathroom is beautiful. The appointments are wonderful. I hope your house sells quickly. We will be selling this Spring, too. I will do one more house for retirement. That will be Number 16!!!!! xo Diana

Connie said...

Cindy, I was looking at your pretty bedroom over at Kim's and noticed a small french table by the chair. Would you share any info on the table? I've been looking but the similar ones I've found seem too tall. This one fits well with the height of the chair arm. At your convenience.

Kim @ French Country Antiques said...

It's perfection, Cindy. I have the same Delta faucets!!!

Unknown said...

Oh my goodness! You have a gorgeous home!


Judy Biggerstaff said...

So glad you shared your master with us. I'm heading straight to my master bath to tidy it up a bit and congrats on being featured over at Kim's.

Jeannie said...

The color change is great. The bathroom is to die for! Over from Coastal Charm: Nifty Thrifty

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Is this a dream bathroom or what? I love it. Thanks for sharing at TTT. Hugs, Marty

Jamie-So Much Better With Age said...

This space you've created is gorgeous!!! WOW! I debated on having a vanity in my master ensuite too and I'm so glad I did! The slipcovered chairs is beautiful. Love it all!

Diane said...

Cannot imagine why you would ever want to leave this place. Wow - it is huge and beautiful! Thanks for the tour - my head is already re-thinking some of my spaces!

Anonymous said...

Oh, my Lord! If I weren't sitting down, I would have to sit down! Your bathroom is just gorgeous! I can't imagine having such a lovely bathroom. You're so blessed.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Art and Sand said...

It is my first visit to your blog.
1. How can you move away from such a lovely home?
2. I think my entire cottage would fit into your bathroom. Don't get me wrong, I love my cottage, but oh, to have so much space.
3. I will be back because I have to see how your next house tops this one.

Leena Milligan Lanteigne said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! I could soak in that tub with a roaring fire forever! Love the new paint color and those little jars witht he birds on top are wonderful! Hugs, Leena

The Charm of Home said...

I am in love with your bathroom! Beautiful! Thank you for joining Home Sweet Home!

Liz@ HomeandGardeningWithLiz said...

Beautiful home- I can't imagine it sitting on the market long! That's some snazzy bathroom!

Mom E. said...

It is all so beautiful! WE thought about putting our master bedroom fireplace in the wall between the bath and the bedroom, but the bath has a pocket door right where the fireplace would need to fit, so that did not work. But I LOVE your Master Bath! So will whomever purchases your house!

Lida Swisher said...

Color and lighting can totally change the atmosphere and the look of a room. This bathroom is a good example of how a room can look so much better considering the two elements I mentioned. The bathroom looks brighter and fresher this way. It has whole new life!
-Waddle Exteriors

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