SEE THE PROGRESS GOING ON FOR THIS WEEK’S MASTER BATHROOM RENOVATION WEEK 5.
If you’re reading this for this for the first time, my husband Jimmy and I are currently renovating our master bathroom. What started as a shower replacement due to water damage has turned into a full on demolition and renovation. We are competing in a design challenge as part of the Jeffrey Court blogger competition. The process has been crazy but I have learned so much and am finally seeing the many fruits of our labor from our master bathroom renovation.
This post is sponsored by Jeffrey Court but all thoughts, opinions and design are my own.
If you want to start from the beginning, you can read about weeks 1, 2, 3 and 4. Last week, I shared how we finally started to lay down the tile. We worked hard on figuring out the position and got to to work when we felt confident enough to start. Although tedious and annoying, these smaller details are super important which help create the end result you want.
To tell you the truth, I thought laying down the tiles and mortar wouldn’t take as much time but it took a ton of time and energy. I literally tiled one day for 10 hours and still only did about 35%. It was exhausting. I actually preferred demo over this part of the renovation.
Jules even helped us on the last evening of tiling. I had a sore back, shoulders, hands, basically everything.
Jules loved helping out and I had to force her to go to bed because she wanted to stay up way past her school bedtime to help us finish. DIY can be a total family affair. We had some great family time that night and I love that she values my work and sees the passion and sweat going into these projects.
Here’s me laying down the last tile!!! You can not even believe the relief I felt.
Jimmy made a circular cut on the tile using the angle grinder for the toilet area. During this week, he ended up having a really bad allergic reaction in his eye. I suspect it was all the demo dust especially with using the angle grinder and tile saw. I also had a toe injury which resulted in stitches. Nope, not even from the renovation. I dropped my daughter’s computer on my pinky toe. Fun times! Let’s just say the people at urgent care didn’t know who needed care after taking a look at both of us. Ha!
We had to leave for vacation the next day to the beach with one janky toe and one janky eye. We still ended up having a wonderful time with our little family and a bunch of our friends that we vacationed with for Spring break. It was a relaxing vacation and just what we needed to take a break from all our responsibilities at home along with this bathroom renovation.
This past week was the busiest one where I spent a lot of time every day in the bathroom getting things knocked off the checklist. Since there is officially only one week left, we were busy installing the wallpaper, painting cabinets, grouting the tiles, installing hardware and new lighting.
Don’t you just love surprises like discovering big holes on walls? We saw this when removing the large mirror. Looks like more dry wall patching is in my future!
I am in love with how the wallpaper looks in here. It is so so beautiful and it has been so much fun seeing my vision finally coming together in these last two weeks.
This bold tropical print is perfect against all the bright white in the bathroom. Since the bathroom is just for Jimmy and me, I wanted to personalize it with more fun accents and go a little more bold in my design aesthetic.
If you have been following me for a while you’ll know that for main living areas, I tend to go neutral. But when it’s bedrooms, bathrooms and laundry rooms, I go more bold and funky. I have been loving deep greens lately and went with that for the cabinets. It looks super rich and moody.
I removed all the doors so I could get into the edges easier. The new hardware looks absolutely gorgeous and totally makes the traditional cabinets look new and modern. Paint is always an inexpensive way to update your cabinets just like we did for our kitchen.
Thanks so much for reading friends. I have one more week to finish all the rest of the details for this space. I can’t wait to reveal the entire space with you. This renovation has been a whirlwind with a strict timeline and so many projects to finish in this bathroom. I look at tiles with entirely new eyes and appreciate the work that goes into all of these types of jobs.
I would love it if you would come and vote for our bathroom over at Jeffrey Court. It is literally neck and neck and I need every single vote!! We’re competing with 14 other bloggers and I know all the spaces will be so amazing. Next week, we share our final reveal!! EEEEEEKKK!
*EDIT: I just found out that I’m tied for first place right now so voting this week is pivotal!! I’ve now resorted to begging for you vote today!! Thank, you all so much!
Let all that you do be done in Love. 1 Corinthians 16:14