3/7/14

A "Spa" Bathroom Re-do

Hello and Happy Friiiiiidaaaay! ...I'm a little excited it's the weekend. ;)

So today I'm FINALLY sharing with you all our paint update in our master bathroom. You may remember the pretty color I used in our laundry room redo, Benjamin Moore's Healing Aloe (see that post here).

Well that same week, I painted this room with that same color as well.


We really wanted a "spa-like", calming vibe in here.  Since moving in, we had only added the pretty chandelier.
Before I get ahead of myself, here's a before shot.


If you've followed my home posts here since we moved in to this house, you probably recognize the color on the walls...haha. Seriously, it was EVERYWHERE.

I've said it before but in some areas I love it (like our dining room and family room), some rooms... meh.  
In this room, it read very... ok, I'll just say it.... peepee.  Not a good look for a bathroom.

So I gave it a coat of my new favorite fresh, yet calming, aqua. While I actually painted the laundry room first with it, I bought the shade specifically for the bathroom. 
I'll admit, I'm pretty good at painting at this point. I've been painting rooms for years, but this one was trick-ay. It was definitely all the angles of the ceiling, moulding, and actual things against the walls. Like the shower and tub tile, doorways (there are four in this room), cabinets, mirrors, etc... Craziness.

But I'm super happy with how it turned out! It looks so much lighter and brighter now!


 On that back wall, Brad added two hooks for our towels, which this room was desperately in need of. For a year now (Can you believe we've been here that long??), we've been throwing our towels over the top of the shower, which wasn't working super well.

All the accessories are the same- the paint was essentially the only new thing we purchased for this little redo.  I've had the mirror for years now (from Kirklands), and the hooks are actually little curtain "tie back" hooks that we bought when we moved into our last home and never used. They work perfectly for towels!

The little door below on the right leads into the little "water closet" that houses the toilet. I mean if you've seen one toilet, you've seen them all, so I spared you.


Here's a shot of our double vanity area, which I love because it's really separated enough where we can spread out all of our individual things without sharing a countertop. It's the little things... ;)


My side has a nice little vanity area where I actually do my makeup a lot of days since the room gets awesome natural light.  You can see Brad's big closet through the door in the back. It runs from left to right the entire length of the whole bathroom. We've even got our massive chest of drawers in there on the back left wall with still a ton of room to spare. That closet also shares a wall with my my closet, which we're thinking about connecting in the future so I can get to it even easier.
Next to Brad's sink area is a little linen closet that is really handy.

Here's a shot of the other side of the room.




We've got some big plans for the tub and shower side of the room in the future. We've had some weird issues with the jacuzzi tub. By issues I mean it takes 30 minutes to fill and hours to clean. I'm kind of obsessive about it. To clean the thing you have to fill it past the jets (30 minutes), run a concoction of bleach-y, scrubby weirdness for 20 minutes, drain it, fill it again (30 more minutes) to run the jets for a rinse for another 20 minutes. I'm sorry, it's just a time-wasting hassle and a huge waste of water in my opinion. Sounds obsessive, but if you don't clean it that way, the water that inevitably settles in the jet tubing mildews and comes out in the bath. So you have to basically do that process before each use. 
Which is why I've used it once since we moved in. 

But seriously it is a BEAST. The whole thing is 7 feet long and protrudes out from the wall 4 3/4 feet. Photos don't do the size justice.

So the plan is to put a free standing tub in it's place. It will cut back about two feet worth of floor space (maybe more) rather than the huge tile wall that sticks out around it now. It should also give us some space to add a few more feet to the shower for a double shower.  Oh and we really want to replace the floors. So I'll keep you posted on that as we figure it out! Definitely won't be any time soon.

Here's some extra photos of some little details...



I LOVE the pocket door, but something in the wall when we slide it back leaves black marks all along the back side. So weird. But I took that photo to mainly show how much space that darn tub takes up. It's just all up on you when you walk into the room. So it's just fun to think about and plan for!

But for now, I'm super happy with the color and when we make any changes, I'll still use it!
I feel like the paint change really changed the entire feel of the room! What do you guys think??

As always, thanks for reading and have a wonderful weekend!!

rug- Pier 1 (similar)
ottoman- Overstock (similar)
mirrored tray- Target (similar)
little buddha- I found mine years ago at Homegoods (Pier1 has some similar things)


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50 comments:

  1. I like, would seriously hire you to decorate my house. I need you!!!

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  2. This is thee PERFECT color for a bathroom! I loved it in the laundry room, but OMG, I totally get the whole "spa"/"zen" thing going on. I absolutely love it! Talk about an amazing bathroom! :) Thanks for sharing! I love your home posts so much! (But let's be honest, I love all your posts!)

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  3. Your house is my dream home! I hope to one day have a house as gorgeous as yours! Thanks so much for the home related posts, they are so much fun to read!

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  4. Wow...your bathroom is gorgeous...like seriously!

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  5. Wow Tiffany, your bathroom is stunning, it really gives off the relaxing spa feeling. I would spend so much time in there, seriously if you put in a tv and a mini fridge I don't think I would leave lol.

    xo.Janiecy.xo|A Beauty, Fashion & Lifestyle Blog

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  6. GORGEOUS! I'm in love with that color, so relaxing!

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  7. absolutely gorgeous !! well done hun x
    Melissa
    theinkedblonde

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  8. I am totally in love with this whole room! I dream of having something like this one day, sigh.

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  9. Very nice! The paint color is really pretty.

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  10. Love this before and after! Its amazing how something like lighting and a change of paint can really change the whole look.
    Christina
    http://hazeleyepersonality.blogspot.ca

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  11. You are right, the paint COMPLETELY changes the feel of the bathroom, and the colour definitely exudes the "spa" feeling. You just feel relaxed and luxurious looking at it...so many people neglect their bathroom in terms of well thought out decorating but the difference it makes is incredible. The paint just makes the white whiter, and the whole space much cooler. I think it would look better with black benchtops (you have quite a few black accents throughout) but it still looks great regardless. Your bathroom looks like a sanctuary that I would gladly spend hours in ;)

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  12. I love your decor posts! It is totally inspiring and I love everything that you do!
    -Sisi
    Modern Beauty Girl

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  13. It's amazing how much you can change with just a coat of paint. It looks wonderful, Tiffany!

    Connie | Sponsored by Coffee

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  14. Beautiful! Your bathroom is AWESOME!

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  15. Wow you have such a wonderful bathroom!!

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  16. Wow, Tiffany, love that color on your walls haha, seriously has done a great change! Looks great!

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  17. Awesome! I am in love with that color.

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  18. Hi Tiffany, I absolutely adore your home posts, and I admit I get a little excited when one drops into my mailbox!! I love the colour you've used here, it makes the entire room feel so fresh and light. I love your longer term plans too and can't wait to see you achieve them. I'm just putting finishing touches to my new bathroom and it's so much fun to pick out just the right things. New flooring should be finished next week & I can't wait! Can't wait for the next home post!

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  19. Oh my goodness I LOVE your style! This is one of those blogs I keep coming back to for the amazing photographs.

    Emma
    www.thefashion-six.blogspot.co.uk

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  20. This is a gorgeous bathroom. I wish I could decorate mine like that but my master bathroom is smaller then yours. LOL. But the colors are soothing andcwarm and calming great color choices. I have a beauty blog as well, please check it out and subscribe I would love it if you did follow me. Sincerelypassionni.blogspot.ca. Thanksss!!!!

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  21. At first with the laundry room in this color I couldn't appreciate its beauty, but with this room I am IN love with it! What a perfect bathroom, definitely going to look for this color and hopefully turn my bathroom into a spa like feel too. Thanks for the ideas and great taste lady!

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  22. I love it! It does have a very spa-like feel (:

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  23. The paint is really pretty. Wall color makes such an impact and I always find paint the most difficult part to choose. The light can change what is looks like from room to room, time of day etc. You seem to have a weak knack for picking great paint colors. I had a hair colorist who had an entire side business just doing that for people it is such an art. Cheers!

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  24. LOVE it! So calming! Our huge tub is annoying, too. It takes up the entire corner of our bathroom. Such wasted space! I call it the dust collector, lol. ;)

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  25. Something about blues/greens/greys in bathrooms is so soothing. It looks beautiful. I love the black outlines around your shower. Shower hooks are a MUST HAVE, towels need to be close so you don't freeze before you get dressed.

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  26. Beautiful! I agree about jacuzzi baths, not worth the hassle. I don't actually understand why anyone gets them - why not just buy a hot tub?! A double shower & free standing bath is a much better idea! x

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  27. I think it's really pretty, but now you need a different counter top. :/

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    1. Same thought I had!

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    2. We actually love it better with this paint! It pulls a lot of silvery cooler tones from the granite. Besides, in my world, one does not simply replace brand new granite counter tops...lol ;)

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  28. Amazing how a color change can bring such a new feel to the room. I couldn't believe your before and after shots, the aloe shade is so wonderful!

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  29. That paint was seriously awful, especially in a bathroom. I have issues with colorful paint in bathrooms because I think that's a room that needs light, to make it feel airy. Maybe it's just me. That jacuzzi might be nice but the waste of water and time cleaning it makes it not worth it at all! Can't wait to see how you'll change things up! Thanks for another post, Tiffany :)

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  30. I love what you've done with this room! Little touches can make the biggest difference. Also, that paint color is gorgeous! I wish I had read this before I redid my guest bathroom :-p

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  31. I adore the colour you used, it's beautiful!

    xoxo
    Stacey
    Five Minute Style 

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  32. Finally! Someone that feels my pain about the jacuzzi tub. I was in love with the idea of it when we bought the house, but after the first cleaning, I was over it. Can you please tell me what is the bleachy/scrubby concoction you speak of? I've not heard of this.

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    1. I found it on pinterest- basically you fill it with hot water, bleach, and powdered dishwashing detergent (for the "scrubbies), then run the jets for 15-20 minutes. Then drain it. Then you fill it with cool water and run the jets for a rinse. But I noticed when I added my bubble bath, stuff still came out... (gross)...I guess because the bubbles in the jets were pushing the stuff through. But there is a product my husband found on Amazon (not sure of the name, we didn't save it), that is made especially for cleaning jacuzzi jet tubing and it gets great reviews. But it's expensive so I haven't decided if it's worth buying yet. But I'm thinking it may be.

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  33. Where do you get your inspiration for design? I'm newly married & horrible at putting together rooms. Are there any design books you would recommend?

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  34. Oh, come on! Your house is freaking perfect. I'm so jealous!

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  35. Ohhh Tiffany, please come and decorate my apartment as well! haha I just adore your décor posts - it inspires me to constantly redo things at home!

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  36. Might I recommend a deep soak tub as a replacement for the jacuzzi/jetted tub. They generally cost less, no issues with having to clean them out using such a long and water wasting method, and still feel very spa like. I went with a deep soak tub in my bathroom remodel. I didn't care about a jetted tub, that's what the hot tub outside is for. Fill the deep soak tub with bubble bath, bath salts, bath bombs, etc. with a candle or 2 lit in a corner, and just soak.

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  37. Tiffany, what finish did you choose for this paint? You mentioned you used high gloss for the haint blue ceiling, but I didn't see mention for this healing aloe color.

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  38. Is "healing aloe" the name of the calming aqua? We're about to paint our bathroom and I simply LOVE this look. Beautiful job!

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  39. Tiffany-
    Can you do a painting tutorial?

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  41. I think you picked the perfect color .. its beautiful

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