Master Bathroom Progress: I Have A Bathtub!

The bathtub is installed in our master bathroom! And it looks just as beautiful in person as it has looked in my mind for the past year.

This is a 67-inch freestanding soaking tub by Streamline Bath that I purchased through Wayfair. I had originally found another tub shaped exactly like this, but with lots of customizable options that cost about 3.5 times as much as this one. It was the shape that I loved, not the customizable options. So I searched high and low for a more reasonably priced option, and finally found this one. It also comes in a shorter 59-inch length.

I’ve been so nervous about this install for a couple of reasons. First, this bathtub has been sitting outside under our carport in an open cardboard box (which I had to open on delivery so that I could inspect the tub) since the end of last August. It has sat there through thunderstorms, sub-freezing temps in the winter, a couple of tornado warnings, etc. I was anxious to see if it had survived all of that unscathed. And sure enough! It’s perfect!

I was also anxious to see just how much of the bottom part of the mural it was going to cover. If you remember, I installed this mural twice. The first time, I installed it too low, so the top of the tub would have covered up too much of the plants at the bottom of the wall. So I ended up ordering another mural and installing it higher on the wall.

I’m actually pretty thrilled with how much of the mural shows at the bottom. Most people aren’t going to see the mural and tub from straight on, like I showed in the very first picture. People will always see this wall at an angle from one of the two doors in the room. So coming from outside (which will eventually be the door into the bedroom), this is the view…

And coming from the home gym doorway, the view looks like this…

The faucet is the Delta Trinsic wall-mounted tub filler in Champagne Bronze, which matches all of the other fixtures in the bathroom. I debated back and forth for a while about whether to get the floor-mounted tub filler or the wall-mounted faucet, and in the end, I decided that I preferred the simple and understated look of the wall-mounted faucet. I actually like that it kind of blends in with the colors in the mural and doesn’t stick out like a sore thumb.

Now if only my ceiling medallion would arrive (it’s supposed to be here tomorrow, but it doesn’t even show that it has been shipped yet), then I could get my bubble light, and this whole wall, finished.



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    1. Kristi this bathroom will need to be on the front cover of a design magazine. Your vision is beyond gorgeous. Have you done the hem on the shower curtain yet? Matt will enjoy using this bathroom.

  1. Eek! It’s SO PRETTY! Are you having a bath today or waiting to use the bathroom until it’s ALLLLL done? I’ve thought a couple of times if Matt has been able to enjoy the shower. I hope he has been!

  2. You don’t have a bathtub, you have a BEAUTIFUL bathtub!!! And the faucet looks like it’s part of a 3D scenery; that’s what first caught my eye, even from the preview! As if you have branches extending out! Lovely!!!

  3. Oh, Kristi! It is so beautiful! Well done, very well done! The faucet could be a branch in the mural it blends so well. You have such a gorgeous room to relax and soak. Looks like bathing in Paradise.

  4. This is 💯 %better in person than in my mind. I had forgotten what the tub looked like and it’s so perfect. Not only that, but doing the mural twice must have been a pain but again, so totally worth it. Kristi, you have to be so proud of your skills!! I’m beaming and I had nothing to do with it.😊

  5. Pure Luxury !
    Be sure your hot water tank is big enough to feel the tub with lots of hot water. We needed to replace ours with when we got a deeper tub, the water got cold half way through filling.
    Hope Matt is recovered and you are rested.

  6. Of all the fabulous projects and things you have accomplished, this is at the top of the list!!!! Absolutely spectacular!!!! Everything, the paper, the tub, the faucets, all of it!!!

  7. it looks so good – and the color of the fixture blends so perfectly with the mural! So pretty! What an unbelievable job, Kristi!!

  8. WOW – I love that tub, and the fixtures look great with the mural. What a great pick. So happy you have this done so you can use it! I feel like sending you some bubble bath or bath bombs!
    Enjoy that soaker tub and admire that mural…in days the light will be up too! Give our regards to Matt…I hope he is feeling better too.

  9. It is beautiful. I can only imagine lighting a candle and bathing in nature! I see the toilet is also in! I hope Matt is still doing well after a trip to the hospital. I feel that this must make you more energized to finish the room! Your stamina astounds me.
    Sheila F.

  10. Wow! Just beautiful! (Carol glances at her ugly bath tub and wonders if she should do something beautiful like this…)
    On a more serious note, you’re so talented in so many ways! Great job here

  11. Ditto to all the above! It is absolutely beautiful, and the mural is gorgeous. Well done, Krist, well done!

  12. I chuckled when you were describing the views ‘people’ would have of the mural. who will be in there besides Kristi and Matt? then I thought, if I had a bathroom that beautiful I would be giving guided tours! your talent and imagination are wonderful…thanks for sharing with us.

  13. I am astonished at the beauty of it all. The tub and relaxing in nature is stunning! Just beautiful!! I have no other words 😋

  14. LOVE it, and am jealous!! I soak in Epsom salts every night for my fibromyalgia and would give my eye teeth to have a tub like that. I hope you enjoy this fully. Get a good book and soft music and AHHHHH!

  15. That is a beautiful tub, such a pretty shape. It took me a moment to see the fixtures they blend so well into the mural. Enjoy your soak!

  16. Good Morning, Kristi. Your bathroom is absolutely gorgeous!

    It’s all coming together so well. The bubble light is a great alternative to a traditional chandelier over the tub. The medallion will be just the right finishing touch to set it off.

    I’m always amazed at how much you can do; from tiling and paint finishes to woodwork, building cabinetry, building furniture, sewing curtains and pillows, making artwork and other decor and the actual design and decorating-you do it all.

    Your step-by-step instructions and video tutorials that you share are helpful and so appreciated!

    As a frequent, long-soak-in-a-tub kinda girl, I think you may want to revisit your tub faucet at some point. Depending on how wide your tub is, I think that faucet might to be a problem for your leg/knee while you’re in the tub. I could picture myself banging my knee on it while in the tub or scratching my arm on it as I try to grasp the edge to get out. If you can find a shorter faucet that just barely overhangs the tub, that would eliminate the problem and give you room to maneuver into the most comfortable position for you, while in the tub.

    My claw foot tub is considerably shorter (and probably narrower) than your luxurious tub; so you may not have a problem. Just thought I’d mention it as a possibility so you could start to consider a solution or alternative if it’s an issue for you. Maybe you’ve already had your first soak?

    Thank you for sharing your remodeling and decorating journey! Health and Blessings to you and Matt!!!

    YHWH Bless You : )

    1. When I saw it all installed, I thought the faucet might be a problem, also. But I got in the tub and sat in there, straightened my legs, brought my knees up towards my chest, etc. My knees never came anywhere close to that faucet. Neither did any other part of me as I got in and out of the tub. That tub is a lot bigger than it looks in the photos, and I’m only 5 feet tall. I don’t anticipate a problem at all with it.

  17. It’s absolutely beautiful. I think I would just come in and stare at this several times a day!!!!

  18. I’m in awe at what you have done, Kristi…so very beautiful, peaceful. And, as a side note, I clicked on the link for your bathtub and see that it is out of stock now — so good you got it when you did. 🙂

  19. Your bathroom is ABSOLUTELY original and stunning!! You’ve outdone yourself on this project!