Gwen's Master Bathroom

Gwen’s Bathroom Makeover Revisited

The other day when my mom and I went to Gwen’s house to get photos of her bedroom, I asked her to get photos of the bathroom as well. That bathroom is difficult to photograph (as my mom also found out) because the light streams through the window and distorts the color. So the photos that I showed you before, taken with my cheap little point-and-shoot camera were a little “off”.

My mom’s fancy schmancy camera (plus her magical Photoshop skills) resulted in photos that were much more accurate in color than mine were, so here’s a second look at Gwen’s master bathroom.

First let me remind you where it started…

And here are the beautiful “after” pictures that my mom took for me.

A palette of blues and browns really took the bathroom from cold and bare to warm and inviting.

I added the custom shower curtain to cover the bright brass shower frame.

One of my favorite touches…a beveled mirror hung on the large builders mirror.  Because of the configuration of the outlet and sinks, we couldn’t frame the builders mirror, so we went with this option to dress up the huge mirror.

I took regular ‘ole silver light fixtures and gave them a new look with an antiqued gold and antiqued nickel paint finish.

The chandelier, found on clearance, received the same paint treatment.



The bathroom ties in beautifully with the master bedroom.

 
I absolutely love the color we selected for the cabinets. It’s a color called Distance by Behr (the third color down on the card):

Just an FYI…if you’re looking for a beautiful dark blue, the last one on that card, Velvet Evening, is one of my favorites.



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17 Comments

  • Reply
    greatdecoratingideas.com
    March 9, 2011 at 3:10 pm

    I love the colors you used! you hit a home run here!

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    Sarah
    March 9, 2011 at 3:47 pm

    Turned out beautifully, what a difference!

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    The O's
    March 9, 2011 at 6:59 pm

    I love it, wow what a difference! We've framed out all the builder grade mirrors in our 3 bathrooms and because of the way they butted right up against the wall we actually didn't necessarily "frame" them. We glued the trim pieces right onto (on top of) the mirror. Maybe that's a big no-no? But, I was bound and determined to change their look with zero budget so that's what we did, worked just fine. Everyone thinks we framed the outisde of the mirror when actually we glued trim onto the mirrow. We lost a few inches all the way around obviously but that's okay with me, the mirrors were HUGE anyway.

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    Mary Luckett
    March 9, 2011 at 7:44 pm

    Beautiful, great job. What did you attach the mirror to mirror with?

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    Kristi @ Addicted 2 Decorating
    March 9, 2011 at 7:49 pm

    Mary, I used 3M picture hanging strips. They're not the double-sided sticky ones. They're the two-piece velcro-like strips.

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    Kate M
    March 9, 2011 at 8:22 pm

    Taking a nice but generic bathroom and changing it into a warm, inviting and elegant bathroom was just wonderful! Thanks for sharing. I'm quite Decoratively Challenged and I have been LOVING your site!

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    Anne
    March 10, 2011 at 12:06 am

    Wow, that DOES look inviting!! I like the way you handled the builder's mirror and the curtain in front of the shower enclosure is a great idea, too. 🙂

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    Melissa M.
    March 10, 2011 at 3:22 am

    Love it!

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    [email protected]
    March 10, 2011 at 1:11 pm

    Because, as a designer myself, I think we sometime need to hear honest criticism, I'm jumping in to comment that I'm usually really impressed with your make-overs, but this one just didn't do anything for me at all.

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    Cammee
    March 10, 2011 at 5:45 pm

    I want a chandelier over my tub! So pretty.

  • Reply
    Michelle
    March 11, 2011 at 3:14 am

    Love the color on the walls. What is it?

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    Susan
    March 19, 2011 at 2:39 pm

    Very pretty!

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    NumberMonkey
    March 21, 2011 at 12:22 am

    I'm looking to frame my bathroom mirrors but I have those plastic clips.. Does anyone have the solution?

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    Kate M
    April 10, 2011 at 8:51 pm

    Taking a nice but generic bathroom and changing it into a warm, inviting and elegant bathroom was just wonderful! Thanks for sharing. I'm quite Decoratively Challenged and I have been LOVING your site!

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    greatdecoratingideas.com
    April 10, 2011 at 8:51 pm

    I love the colors you used! you hit a home run here!

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    bathroom plumbing
    April 19, 2011 at 11:41 am

    You've done a very nice make over. Thank you for sharing your pretty cool blog post.

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