Master Bathroom Reveal!

Mar 21 2016
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A Master Bathroom Retreat, my gift to myself! The total amount of months it took me to complete my renovation was fifteen. I spent almost every day after work at the house, almost every weekend and it just about killed me. Going into the renovation I knew it would be one of the hardest things I had ever done but also, what I wanted to do more then anything I had ever wanted to achieve in my entire life. This master bathroom was my treat to myself. The double slipper tub (*swoon*) was the one splurge I gave myself for all of my work and I have never regretted it!

(8/1/2019 OMG I can’t believe its been three years since this post came out. Since then my master bathroom has gone through a ton of transformations, almost as many as I have myself! I’m a single gal now and if you would like see my master bathroom haven as it is now check it out here!)

The final reveal of our master bathroom with double slipper bathtub, buffet vanity and dark hardwood floors The final reveal of our master bathroom with double slipper bathtub, buffet vanity and dark hardwood floors The final reveal of our master bathroom with double slipper bathtub, buffet vanity and dark hardwood floorsThe final reveal of our master bathroom with double slipper bathtub, buffet vanity and dark hardwood floorsThe final reveal of our master bathroom with double slipper bathtub, buffet vanity and dark hardwood floors

As far as the design of my second floor master suit it all starts with the passing of my other Grandma: Eleonora. I’ve her mentioned a couple of times here along the way in my Before & After of Eleonora’s Rocker and Eleonora’s buffet/my entertainment center.

You’ve also probably heard me mention my incredible and undeniably sexy white leather tufted hassock (check out the post about my Master Closet to see it in action!) It was in Eleonora’s attic room for my whole life as far as I can remember and it was such an incredible gift my family gave me when I was able to bring it home.

This was the smaller of the two bedrooms on the second floor (smaller because the staircase takes space from this room and not the other) it was once my mother’s bedroom after her parents built a bedroom downstairs for them when she was a teenager.

My aunt had the room across the hall that became my Master Bedroom. This room was absolutely ideal as both my master closet and my master bathroom.

I struggled and struggled and struggled with the design of this room(s). It first was just a giant master bathroom and then that seemed like a lot of space when I really a walk in closet. Then, it was my master bathroom with a closet in it and I didn’t like that at all.

What I really wanted was a master closet with the vanity in it and then all the rest of the bathroom in the next room. I never managed to get it done. So, it is a walk through closet to the bathroom.

The final reveal of our master bathroom with double slipper bathtub, buffet vanity and dark hardwood floors

With the slanted walls there was very little area to actually have a shower so having it in the center of the whole old bedroom (across from the vanity) was the only choice. I didn’t want plumbing on exterior walls but, in the end, I just didn’t have any choice and I think the bathroom vanity looks like it is exactly where it belongs. It was an old dresser/buffet of my mom’s, you can see more about it here: How to: Turn a Buffet into a bathroom vanity

The final reveal of our master bathroom with double slipper bathtub, buffet vanity and dark hardwood floors

So, I bet you want to hear about the tub huh? Yeah, it is my pride and joy 🙂 Of the hundreds upon hundreds of hours I put into this house in the renovation I gave myself this one splurge. A lot of folks wouldn’t call it a fortune (I purchased the tub on sale at Menards for $599) but to me it was an extreme indulgence.

However, I literally thought about slipping into this tub on a daily basis and it became a part of my working mantra to keep me going throughout the entire house renovation. It is wonderful and I am so glad I got it for us! I take a bath at least once a week now and I wouldn’t live without a big tub again.

The final reveal of our master bathroom with double slipper bathtub, buffet vanity and dark hardwood floors

So, the tub faucet I saved some money on, I got it for $70 at my local fleet store and it is the exact same faucet as my kitchen faucet because (brace yourselves) it is a kitchen faucet. I don’t think it looks like a kitchen faucet much at all though, in fact I think it looks like it belongs there and nobody has ever questioned it. Pedestal tub faucets start at around $200 and run into the thousands of dollars so the choice of this faucet was a bit of a no brainer for me. There is also one major advantage to it being a kitchen faucet that I did not anticipate: the faucet swivels completely out of the way and I LOVE that.

The final reveal of our master bathroom with double slipper bathtub, buffet vanity and dark hardwood floors

See that cute little magazine rack beside the tub and commode? It was in my Grandparents’ living room for years (now my Living Room) and I ended up spray painting it black and using it as an end table in my Master Bedroom for lack of better alternatives before we moved in here even though it was way too short and didn’t look right/really work at all.

It found its new home here and it is exactly where it belongs. With its cedar lined storage cubby I have a place for girly storage and we actually use it as a magazine rack as well and, of course, it is the perfect perch for my wine glass when I take a bath and who knew a table lamp would be great in a bathroom? Well, it is and this little magazine rack made it all possible.

The final reveal of our master bathroom with double slipper bathtub, buffet vanity and dark hardwood floors

I love my vessel sink! Not everyone likes them (I’ve read some horror stories online) they are definitely different then what I was used to! I splurged on this one and the faucet but I had always wanted a vessel sink.

So far, I’m extremely happy with it and find I am a lot less “splashy” and a lot cleaner. The vanity I left really high as well so I don’t have to bend over very far to use it and I love that.

The only real gripe I’ve ever found about the entire bathroom is that the buffet is very deep, meaning that leaning in to get close enough to the mirror for certain bathroom activities is kinda impossible. I got a little handheld mirror and: problem solved! I love the deeper buffet I used for a vanity here though because I have SO much storage!

The final reveal of our master bathroom with double slipper bathtub, buffet vanity and dark hardwood floors

In the end my second floor master suite is my very favorite place in the entire house. As always guys, thank you so much for all of your support and shares! See you next time!

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  1. July 12, 2016 at 7:55 pm

    LOVE your bathroom Tarah!! I’ll be featuring it at Thursday’s Vintage Charm 🙂 Thanks so much for linking up week after week–we love having you–

    • July 13, 2016 at 2:38 pm

      Diana, yay!! Thank you so much!

  2. July 13, 2016 at 10:56 pm

    That tub is definitely swoon worthy! What a gorgeous bathroom! Blessings, Cecilia

  3. July 14, 2016 at 1:48 pm

    When I saw your bathroom pictures on Vintage Charm #39 my first thoughts were, “There isn’t anything bad about this bathroom, it is perfect.” Thanks for sharing and for the inspiration.


    • July 14, 2016 at 1:55 pm

      SallyAnn, thank you so much! 🙂 Its certainly not perfect but we sure do love it!

  4. July 14, 2016 at 3:54 pm

    Hey Tarah, we were both featured on Vintage Charm this week. You so deserve it with this gorgeous bathroom. What a wonderful space you have created.

    • July 14, 2016 at 4:20 pm

      Heidi thank you so much for coming by and seeing my bathroom. I have dreamed of buying and redoing an Airstream one day too! Yours turned out gorgeous!!

  5. August 14, 2016 at 3:20 pm

    Your bathroom is absolutely gorgeous! You have a beautiful eye for detail that really sets the room apart and I love that tub!

  6. August 14, 2016 at 4:07 pm

    LOVE the new bath tub! Such a lovely makeover 🙂

    Edye |

  7. August 16, 2016 at 2:25 am

    Wow!! What a beautiful makeover while keeping the wonderful aesthetics of the house. And unless you had told us, I would never have known you used a (gasp!) kitchen faucet in the bathroom! Love it 🙂

    • August 16, 2016 at 2:34 pm

      Thank you Rheta!! Those darned tub faucets are all of $200 (at least) and I thought that kitchen faucet looked just as nice! 🙂

  8. September 22, 2016 at 12:40 am

    I am in love! That tub is to die for Tarah. Thanks for sharing at #OverTheMoon! I look forward to what you will share next week.

  9. September 24, 2016 at 11:10 pm

    Holy wow this is amazing! What a transformation! My goodness where it was and where it is. You are so phenomenal. I love your taste and how you made it all work. I would love if you can link up to

  10. September 30, 2016 at 2:14 am

    Awesome bath reveal. Pinned and featured at the party tonight. Best wishes, Linda @crafts a la mode

  11. October 1, 2016 at 2:29 am

    Absolutely gorgeous! I have been looking at several bathtubs for the master bathroom in our new house (which hasn’t been built yet), and I believe yours is one of those that I have chosen as finalists! The kitchen faucet idea is ingenious, and if you don’t mind, I think I will borrow your idea! Thanks!

    • October 1, 2016 at 3:37 pm

      Vickie I so love my bath tub! I have heard people mention that the fiberglass tubs like this one don’t hold the heat like the cast iron tubs and it is very true however, we were able to carry this upstairs and install it no problem, we never could have got that done with a cast iron tub! I also look at the claw foot tubs but I loved the idea of a double slipper 🙂

  12. October 3, 2016 at 9:29 pm

    Stunning! Pinned 🙂

  13. October 5, 2016 at 1:47 am

    Beautiful, just beautiful! Thanks for sharing at Celebrate Your Story!

  14. October 5, 2016 at 7:17 pm

    You did such a great job! Love that tub!!

  15. October 5, 2016 at 8:25 pm

    This transformation is stunning! I’ve never seen a linoleum floor like that. Thanks for sharing with Small Victories Sunday Linkup, pinning to our linkup board!

  16. October 7, 2016 at 10:53 am

    Wow, The transformation is unbelieveable! It looks amazing and I have serious tub envy too!

  17. October 7, 2016 at 2:22 pm

    It’s perfect! Beautiful blend of old and new.
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!

  18. October 9, 2016 at 8:21 am

    Love the new look — it’s gorgeous!Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday!

  19. October 11, 2016 at 7:35 pm

    Wow! You’re amazing1 I am truly in awe and so impressed!

  20. Jann Olson
    October 12, 2016 at 4:10 am

    Beautiful! Love the bead board and oh, that tub!! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

    • October 12, 2016 at 3:20 pm

      Thanks Jann, that tub it my pride and joy!

  21. October 12, 2016 at 7:11 pm

    Great tranformation! Love the tub! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

  22. October 14, 2016 at 6:18 pm

    That is a gorgeous bathroom! I love the vanity, and never thought to use a kitchen faucet in the bathroom. But the fact that it moves out of the way really is awesome! Thanks so much for sharing at the #happynowlinkup!

  23. October 14, 2016 at 7:16 pm

    Oh gosh…this looks so amazing! 🙂

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks:

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  24. October 19, 2016 at 2:12 pm

    Man I love that bath tub and sink!! What a beautiful job!! I’m jealous!! Thanks for sharing on My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday – Hope to see you again tomorrow!! Pinned!!

  25. October 22, 2016 at 7:07 pm

    Everything is just beautiful! You did an amazing job 🙂 Thanks for sharing at Together on Tuesdays!

  26. October 24, 2016 at 5:16 pm

    I just love that bathtub Tarah! You must be proud of your accomplishments. How wonderful for you! xo

    • October 24, 2016 at 6:10 pm

      Thank you so much, it is definitely my pride and joy 🙂

  27. November 2, 2016 at 1:32 am

    I love this! You did an awesome job! Also #tubenvy – I LOVE THIS TUB!!! it’s on the list for my dream home someday. Congrats on a beautiful master bathroom and thanks for sharing with us on the Family Joy Blog Link Party!

    >> Christene
    Keys to Inspiration

    • November 2, 2016 at 2:26 pm

      Thank you so much Christene!

  28. November 11, 2016 at 1:43 am

    Gorgeous! I love the navy and the wood tone together. I know what it is like to need the girl time… when my hubby and I first got married we still had his children every other weekend so I did the same thing!

    • November 11, 2016 at 5:58 pm

      I think it is vitally important that we have our little “Getaways” to keep our sanity! lol Thanks for coming by Jill 🙂

  29. Sue
    November 16, 2016 at 3:14 pm

    My favorite thing in this room full of “Favorites” is the little lamp table~! How clever and it is so perfect for the room~Great idea and very useful, of course I love everything else in here too… gorgeous vanity, and tub and faucet to die for, you are such a great designer/decorator, you have a sophisticated eye for color and composition, too. And yet everything you do is so welcoming and warm and “Homey”. WOW is all I can say~!!!

    • November 16, 2016 at 3:47 pm

      I got such a wonderful compliment from my father in law when he first came into the house when it was all done. He said, “This feels like home.” It made my heart swell, all those beautiful homes we see in magazines and stuff sometimes I look at them and kind of long for more design style like that but then I think, “That doesn’t look very comfortable…” I guess I’m just too practical for some of those fancy places lol Thank you so much!!

  30. November 17, 2016 at 1:48 pm

    Tarah, this is absolutely amazing! I am featuring your bathroom makeover today on my page at The Creative Circle. Just gorgeous, I need that tub in my life!

  31. November 28, 2016 at 5:33 pm

    Wow! What a beautiful bathroom. And that bathtub is dreamy. Thanks for sharing at the Wednesday showcase party.

  32. November 30, 2016 at 3:32 am

    Hi Tarah,
    Thanks for bringing your post to last week’s Blogger’s Pit Stop.
    Janice, Pit Stop Crew

    • November 30, 2016 at 4:00 pm

      Thanks for coming by Janice!

  33. December 23, 2016 at 7:02 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous! The tub is a beauty and so worth your splurge.

  34. May 1, 2017 at 4:34 am

    Only you would think of using a kitchen faucet in the bathroom, ingenious idea. Your entire bathroom is gorgeous. The tub is lovely, but I am craving a bowl sink so that stood out to me more. Love the job your guys did here. Beautiful as usual.

    • May 2, 2017 at 4:27 pm

      Thank you so much Leanna, it is definitely my little spot of Heaven!

  35. May 2, 2017 at 1:27 pm

    Wow, Tarah what a makeover and that tub is divine. Totally worth it !!

    • May 2, 2017 at 4:22 pm

      Thank you Amber, it is definitely my little spot of Heaven!

  36. Ann Caliri
    September 5, 2017 at 2:19 pm

    That tub really is divine! Thank you for sharing with us at the Homestead Blog Hop!

    • September 5, 2017 at 2:43 pm

      Thank you! It is my little haven!

  37. September 12, 2017 at 11:37 pm

    This wonderful post is a FAMILY feature on the September You’re the STAR blog hop:

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