Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Update: Master Bath Makeover

Since I last posted about this project, my Master Bath and Master Closet trim, walls, ceilings and cabinetry have all been painted and all of the cabinetry has been glazed by my amazing decorative painter.  It looks SO much better now!

Here's another shot where you can see the whole wall of newly configured cabinetry with the custom mirrors and sconces:

My pictures look kind of weird; the walls aren't yellow at all, they are Sherwin Williams Believable Buff.  Trimwork is Sherwin Williams Dover White, and cabinetry was base-coated in Dover White and then glazed with a taupey brown to soften the cabinetry and give it a little warmth and character.

I hate that horrible little stool with the pea soup colored Waverly floral fabric, but I need something to sit on until I come up with a replacement.  I've fallen in love with this embroidered linen/silk blend fabric from Lee Jofa for the bathroom and/or bedroom window treatments:

...but it's ghastly expensive and I haven't had time to find any coordinates yet.  I need a window treatment in the bath, a vanity seat, and a small upholstered bench or chair next to the tub (so Bernie can sit there and say things like, "Why are you putting all that crap on your face?" while I'm getting ready to go out).  Also on my list is replacing all of the cheap brass plated door hardware with oil rubbed bronze, but I haven't had a chance to order the new hardware yet. 

I have been working longer hours than usual because one of my clients had a house fire last week and I've been scrambling to get her paperwork organized so I can estimate current replacement values for everything for her insurance company.  I worked on this client's home for over a year and a half, and I'm almost as devastated as she is to see all my beautiful designs covered in soot and smoke.

Oh, and I seem to have screwed up my back pretty badly again.  It's been bugging me since my daylily weed-a-thon and I've been trying to ignore it, but it's getting worse instead of better.  Apparently ignoring the pain and running on the treadmill yesterday was not a good idea.  Today, my back hurt when I tried to sit, stand, or walk, and I can't straighten my spine all the way to stand completely upright, but as long as I'm laying flat on my back I'm pain free.  Who has time for this nonsense?!  I have way too much work to do to be an invalid!  So in case you're wondering, no, I haven't gotten a chance to get back to Princess Petunia's pettiskirt yet.  Hopefully I'll feel better in a few days so I don't have to waste time at the doctor's office.


Anne Lubner Designs said...

You've done a beautiful job on your master bath Rebecca. Love the color palette (my trim is Dover white too, love how soft it is) and glazing and am drooling over the custom mirrors and sconces!

As for your back, you have my sympathy. Perhaps a good chiropractor could fix it, always works for me.

Rebecca Grace said...

Thanks, Anne! Do chiropractors really help? I've heard mixed things. It seems like people who go to chiropractors are going there ALL THE TIME... If I manage to squeeze an hour to myself in my schedule, I'd rather get my nails done. Then at least my toes will look cute when I'm in traction...

Fred and/or Marlies said...

The wall looks really great. Wish I could afford something like that. My painters have always been my own arms. :-)

Rebecca Grace said...

@Dad#2: You are being silly. You could afford decorative painting if you wanted it, and I could find you someone in Naples who is just as good as the wallpaper installers I found for you in New Jersey. The glazing of the cabinets only cost a couple of exotic orchids... or a couple of big koi fish... Way less than your garage shutters, way less than your TV etc. :-)

Janice the Manice said...

Amazing. Beautiful. You've outdone yourself... and I do believe that we have the same toothbrush, or have I already moved in and that's mine I see on the counter?

Unknown said...

It did turn out great...

@Janice: Just draw what you want and I'll build you one too. :)

Anonymous said...

Hey Rebecca!

Nice job! You're ahead of me now in the bath re-do. I have my custom countertops at the woodshop now being cut out with a 1/8" thick plexiglass on top. Taking them with me on vacation and painting them Behr Verdigris. Woo hoo!

LOVE the sconces!

Tammi xo

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