Modern master bath remodel on a budget

I cannot tell you how excited I am to share phase one of our master bathroom remodel!

It started with a little redo and well then we lost our minds a bit but are soooo happy with the results. You gotta see the before to know how far this oak-tastic cave has come in the past few weeks. I bring you, one massively outdated cave-like depressing space:

Yep this is the before, granted we had more cabinets than we knew what to do with. It was less than inspiring.

Inspiration began with a paint chip, left over subway tile from the kitchen, and some Habitat scored hardware.

The color is Little Black Dress, Behr paint from Home Depot, and its freaking gorgeous.

Just saying…

Troy suggested cutting the cabinets in half, and there was an immediate improvement.

We raised the platform that the new counter and sink would rest on, wanting to bring a way-too-low counter up a bit higher.

We used end cut fir flooring to create the butcher block on each side, and a pretty black and white tile for a little pop. The basin sink was a FREE score at Habitat, which allowed me to get the faucet I REALLY wanted, faucet from Lowe’s.

We have to find a new mirror for above our front living room fireplace as this just fit perfectly here.

This time we used white grout with the subway tile, it’s so bright and clean.

And a faux cactus, you gotta stick a faux cactus on your new bathroom counter.

The flooring is next when we redo the main bath, for now I’m one happy girl. Every day I’m so excited to walk by this space and smile with the amazing transformation. Just in case you missed the before…

And my pretty little black master vanity now…

One more…

Thank you friend for following along and sharing this journey with us, I appreciate you sharing this post and helping keep this blog space of mine going 🙂

Until next time!


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  1. Jennifer Glade says

    That looks so great! I’m starting to rip out our small master bathroom. Thanks for the ideas.

  2. Cindy Jones says

    So smart looking now!

  3. Stephanie says

    Very nice. I so want to bring my sink up. Being tall does help bending all the time. Color great.

  4. This is beautiful! I never would have thought of using butcher block in the bathroom but it looks amazing!

  5. Such a wonderful renovation, Tanya… love the charcoal black vanity with the warm gold hardware! I found you by way of Morning Cup of Joe! If you are interested, we have a link party called Tuesday Turn About. We’d love to have you! We open on Tuesdays at 5pm CST and close Friday midnight CST! We sure hope to see you there!

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