July 6, 2015

Our Master Bathroom

Hi Everyone!

I hope you had a wonderful holiday weekend with family and friends!  We'd had several wonderful events happen here since I last posted.

Our son showed up for a surprise visit!  We knew he was coming eventually but apparently he was intentionally vague and he rang the doorbell with no warning.  So, I'm a happy mom!

The next day, our daughter gave birth to our new grandson, Lucas James!  So I'm a happy Grandma!

So, we kept the Fourth simple for new mom and baby by grilling on the deck and swimming.

I've shared our master bedroom with you before but today, I thought I'd share our master bathroom.

Our master bedroom and bath are on the second floor of our house, overlooking the back yard and pool.  We've done a few cosmetic updates over the years in our bathroom but I'm actually hoping this is a 'before' photo.
We have plans to tear out the bathtub and surrounding platform and the vanity.  Then put in a new marble looking floor.

Then I've found a claw foot tub and double vanity that looks like French dresser that we'll put in here. It will really open up the space to get rid of this large platform.
We recently had new windows put in both of these rooms and we haven't bothered to put the blinds back up in the bathroom.  There's nothing behind our house but rolling hills so I don't worry too much about privacy.  Here's the link to our master bedroom that I shared last year.

We have a cathedral ceiling in our bathroom that is finished with what looks like a hardwood floor. I'm thinking I will white-wash it when we tear everything out. (Please excuse my arm sticking out into this photo - I could't get the shot any other way!) lol

From our bathroom, you walk between two sets of built in closets to get to a room that has the toilet and a double shower.
I have a collection of wicker chests and baskets (HomeGoods) on top of the closets where we store our off-season clothes.  We also have a large walk-in cedar closet off the hallway.  The toilet and shower room also have a high ceiling and a skylight that opens.  The shower is to the right.
The chandelier used to be above our dining room table.  I replaced it with this.

The stained glass was a gift from my mother in law.  We found it in a little shop in Virginia.

Hopefully we'll get some estimates soon on our tile job.  We've done tile work before but feel like our shower is over our skill level.

Have a great week!  My house is a little more chaotic (and messy) than usual with our son here but we're enjoying his visit so much!

.nancherrowAnd we are so blessed with our new grand son, Luke!  God is so good and we are celebrating this wonderful gift of family!

love and blessings~
"Train up a child in the way he should go and when he is old, he'll not depart from it."  Psalm 226

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  1. Lynda, your home is so nice already, but the changes you've described will certainly have you falling in love with it all over again, I'm sure. They sound wonderful. Enjoy your time with your son, new grandson. Congrats to all of you on baby Luke's birth.
    Rita C at Panoply

    1. Thank you, Rita! Looks like you had a great 4th, too!

  2. Your house is so pretty!! Every little corner of it is just pretty. Period.

    Congratulations on your new grandbaby. How sweet. :)

    1. Thank you, Stacey! Fun to get to know you through blogging! :)

  3. Hi Lynda! Oh, your bathroom is just so beautiful. I can just see a clawfoot bathtub in there. Love your pretty colors that flow into your bedroom! Your home is just so pretty! And...congratulations on the birth of your new little grandbaby!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  4. :) What a luvly surprise and congratulations on the new addition. I am enjoying mine.. 10 months old now .
    Enjoy the time with your son.
    Hugs, Gee

    1. Thank you, Gee! There's nothing like family. love and blessings to you and yours!

  5. Lynda,
    Congratulations of your Grandson, Luke, dear friend!!!
    Blessings upon blessings, indeed!!!
    I am swooning over the stained glass piece!!!
    This is already a gorgeous Master Bath. . .
    so~o~o I'm sure the afters are going to be marvelous!!!

    1. Thank you, Pat, for your kindness and comments!

  6. Congrats on the new grandbaby! I think your master bath looks lovely already but I'm sure the update with the changes you mentioned will be lovely.

    1. Thank you, Cat! It will probably be a while before we get it done.

  7. Your bathroom is already so beautiful, but I can definitely picture it with a clawfoot tub! Congratulations on the new addition to the family!

  8. Lynda I love your bathroom already. I can only imagine how amazing it will look when you make it over!

    1. Thank you, Pamela! It has great bones and rough edges - lol

  9. Your bathroom is so pretty Lynda but I love the changes your planning on making especially to the the ceiling!

    1. Thank you, Martina! Yes, I think white washing the ceiling will really update it, too! Thanks for visiting!

  10. Lynda, this bathroom is just beautiful, I cant even imagine how amazing it will be when you are done with it!
    Thanks so much for sharing at Something to Talk About!

  11. Beautiful! I get so excited each week to see what you have been working on because it's always AMAZING! Thank you for sharing this with us. Pinned and tweeted. I hope to see you on Monday at 7 pm, so we can party!!!! Lou Lou Girls

    1. Thank you, Kimberly! See you at the party! :)

  12. Congratulations!!! Love your stained glass window.
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!

  13. Congratulations on your new grand baby and your bathroom is just beautiful. Sounds like you have some awesome changes in store for it though.

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  15. When you said you were hoping to take out the sunken tub and platform my 1st reaction was, "Can I have the tub?!" LOL I installed a sunken tub and built a platform around it years ago. The bathroom was only 4' wide but we made it look bigger with our creativity. We opened up the wall and added 2 sets of bifold doors where the platform was. So when you were soaking in the tub you could open them up and watch the tv in the bedroom! (MY idea. LOL) We added muslin fabric to the inside of the bifold doors, so it looked like curtains. The outside of the doors were mirrored, so the bedroom looked bigger. Underneath the platform, was a small bit of storage space, accessible from the bedroom. (I LOVE storage space! )

    It was really cool. I LOVED that tub with the jets! Once a week I was soaking....I was either watching tv or had my candles burning. Unfortunately, I only got to enjoy that tub for a few months. I got pregnant and was not to be soaking in a hot tub. And then we sold the house. Boo hoo for me. That was in 2000, and I have wanted a sunken tub with a platform ever since.

    My master bathroom is way too small for one now....and baths are very infrequent because I like to have my entire body IN the water when in a tub! LOL (These bathtubs are made for KIDS...not grown people! LOL)

  16. Thanks, Robin! I have really enjoyed this tub too and use it almost daily. What you don't see is that things are getting a little worn in here. I think probably everything is original to the house so it's all about 30 years old. We've done some cosmetic refinishing on the tile, tub, counter top and sinks and it's looking a little worn now too. So, time to get new. The platform takes up a lot of room and is really hard to keep clean, sitting right under the windows. I think I'll really like making the room a little more French and open. Come get the tub! You can have it!! :)
    love and blessings~

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