70’s House Master Bath

First, let me say I am SO excited about this master bath makeover!

If you remember, the master bath consisted of the original  31″ x 31″ baby blue shower,

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with matching sink,

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matching paneling,

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and trim.  Lovely.

The total size of the bathroom was 9 ft. x 40 “.   Small.

Smaller than small.

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master bath

 

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Next to the bathroom is a small closet.

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closet view

What if we made the bathroom longer by removing this closet?

How about extending the walls into the bedroom making it wider?

So that’s what we did.

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closet side

 

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shower side

The silver metal box you see in the picture above, is a space heater that faces into the kitchen.  Since the house now has central heat and air, the space heater was taken out to add more wall space on the kitchen side.

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The walls of the bathroom were extended 6″.  Not much, but anymore than that would mean relocating/reframing the door into the bedroom and we didn’t want to create any more work than we had to.

Lots of tedious work came next.  Redoing plumbing and relocating the plumbing and electrical took a couple of weekends and several trips back and forth to the hardware store.  Unfortunately, this meant tearing up the ceiling and the floor.

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ceiling

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floor

We decided to keep the shower in the same spot.  The toilet was placed where the closet was and the sink close to where the toilet was.  All of this redoing and relocating of plumbing was done through one of the downstairs bedroom ceilings.

lake house ceiling

Which led to replacing lines through the downstairs bathroom

lake house ceiling

and into the laundry room.

lake house ceiling

Sigh.

Anyway, that’s downstairs.  Let’s go back upstairs.

Every bedroom upstairs has a different feel to it.  I had wanted this bedroom and bath to have more of a cabin feel, so I decided to place corrugated metal on the ceiling.  The only problem with corrugated metal is it’s galvanized and very shiny.  To make the metal look old, I had to remove the galvanized coating.  Easier said than done and a process that I explain in a different post.

The next issue was what to do for a shower.  Since the shower pan was not a conventional size,  my brother-in-law, Richard suggested we make our own out of concrete.

Did I tell you he can do everything?  Well, he can.  Before you know it, he and Allen had the new shower pan formed

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and poured.

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Once that set up, we decided to use corrugated metal as the shower surround.

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Remember the car siding we used in the other bathroom?

We flipped it over to the flat, five-inch side and used this for the walls.

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I debated for hours, days, weeks about a color to paint the walls.  I like color, but also wanted it light because it was still a small space. I chose white for the long walls and a color for the back wall that the toilet sat against.

I went to Lowe’s and found this sample container

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and began to paint.  I liked the color and thought I would be able to paint the entire wall with this container.  I ran out of paint with this much wall left.

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I’m not kidding.

SIGH!

Luckily, the local hardware store was able to match the paint for me and I was able to finish the job.  Disaster diverted.

A new toilet was placed

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along with my unique light fixture my dad made from a tractor funnel.

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The flooring we used is a ceramic tile that looks like old wood.

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and the trim was done in rough cut cedar.

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When we bought the house, it came furnished with quite a bit of furniture.  One piece was this old desk.

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I thought this would make a good vanity, so I bought a vessel sink and Allen and Richard attached it to the desk.

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The door going into the bathroom is an old door I found at a flea market.  It is attached to a track rail on the outside of the bathroom wall and slides shut saving room on the bedroom side.

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So……from this

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to this

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from this

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to this!

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Now to decorate!

Brenda

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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About the blonde gardener

I'm an Arkansas girl born and raised. I garden in the beautiful Northwest part of the state (zone 6b or 7) surrounded by the Ozark Mountains. My favorite part about the area is we have 4 distinct seasons and are able to enjoy a variety of activities. My main passion is gardening but I also enjoy hiking, birding, 4-wheeling and motorcycle trips. Basically anything outside. Thanks for stopping by! Brenda
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11 Responses to 70’s House Master Bath

  1. Buffy says:

    It looks great!

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  2. Oh my goodness! First of all, I really said out loud “Are you kidding?” about your shortage of paint. That was too funny. I love the creativity here, the rustic look, the things you reinvented. WOW! 🙂

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  3. Mags says:

    Wow! Nice job on the bathroom. Good thing you have before and after pics or no one would believe you when you told them how it was before. Love the sink and vanity…very good idea and use of the desk. Hugs

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  4. Nikki G says:

    Awesome job! Wanna come do my dated bath? Hee hee!

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  5. I’ve been meaning to replace one wall of wallpaper with paint. One. Wall. That bathroom would be perfect if I could get the gumption y’all have for one. Wall.
    So kick me! 😉

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  6. that is awesome! I love all of the special details and the expansion seems to have worked out really well!

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