It’s the room I lock myself into when “mommy needs a time out”.
It’s the room I hide in, with my pocket full of chocolates that I don’t want to share.
It’s the room where little hands with little fingers like to wiggle under the doorway.
It’s the master bathroom.
And ours happens to be pretty darn scary at the moment.
I am here to show you our “before” pictures, as horrid as they may be. And then I’m here to share my absolute favorite master bathroom inspiration pictures – because our ugly old bathroom is getting a total makeover!! I’m talking walls are coming down, pipes are being moved – everything is going out!!
Then time out, chocolate and little fingers will be even more wonderful 😉
I’m also here to share a personal GIVEAWAY! Keep reading for the details.
So, this is “that” bathroom that looks disgusting no matter how hard I clean it.
This is “that” bathroom that no one in real life has ever seen, for a really good reason.
It is stuck in the 90’s, has gray and yellow walls, horrible slate flooring, nasty tiny shower, and a closet that is way too big for the space.
We’ve lived with it while we’ve worked on other, more demanding parts of our 1990’s home – but I am so thrilled to finally freshen the space where I freshen my face every day, and turn it into a charming cottage bathroom and retreat.
It may not be a massive bathroom, and I may not be able to have a giant Jacuzzi – but I am convinced that it can be drastically improved upon and I can make this small space feel lighter, brighter, bigger – and be more efficient than it is now.
I’d like to take you on this journey with us as we share our progress! You probably already know we love to DIY whatever we can and do things as thrifty as we can when it comes to room makeovers. This space will be no exception.
I want to show you the images that are inspiring me the most and that I plan to take certain design elements from.
But before I do that . . .
I am soooooo excited to announce that Joss and Main will be my sponsor for this bathroom makeover!! They are my absolute favorite, go-to source for affordable online home products. Joss and Main is a rotating deals sites and they have new deals and products to show every day, so you’ll definitely want to sign up for their email list.
Like a kitchen, a bathroom needs items you just can’t “do-it-yourself”. For these items, you can always look for the highest quality items for the best price. Thanks to Joss and Main, we’ll be able to build a strong foundation for our bathroom, invest in the bigger main pieces of the room and then accent the space with plenty of DIY’s, antique finds, and thrifty makeovers.
I want to get you PUMPED to see this transformation so . . .
I, myself, am wanting to GIVEAWAY a TIDBITS made pastry cloth and a MR. TIDBITS made vintage cutting board to the first person to guess which tub we will be using!!
Ready. Set. Go!!
Click on THIS LINK to take you to the selection of tubs I chose from. I’ll give you a couple of hints. It is a freestanding tub. It is white, and gorgeous 😉 (Also note, the tub we picked is from Wayfair, which is a retail brand partner with Joss and Main).
Just leave your guess in the comments below and I will notify the winner!
You may first want to check out some of these inspirational images to get a feel for what styles I prefer.
This vintage inspired bathroom from Vintage Whites was the first one to strike my fancy.
I think a freestanding tub/shower combo will deliver the most usability with the best appearance.
I love the use of white and wood together, like shown in this image from Desde my Ventana.
I simply can’t get over how lovely this antique vanity with a marble top and vessel sink looks. Seen on Heather Bullard.
Another gorgeous use of a vessel sink on top of a vintage dresser with a stunning mirror, from Jenna Sue Design.
I adore the white shiplapped walls and built in storage shelves seen at Home Bunch.
I completely adore the French flair going on in this bathroom from Shabby and Charme.
These 3 stunning tub/shower combo curtain wrap arounds, found on Our Favorite Pins of The Week, are so inspiring.
This Pinterest image is so serene with all that white and planking.
I would love to include a see-through storage cupboard like this one from Debra Hall Lifestyle. The hubs thinks he can whip one up.
This bathroom from Dreamy Whites is EPIC! So much to love, I dream about it.
The amazing gal at French Country Cottage rounded up her own Cottage bathrooms that are to die for. Here are my favorites.
Love the built-ins seen in this one from Apartment Therapy.
That mirror!! (image source)
That sink, faucet and vanity!! AHHHHH!! (image source)
And THIS! Again with the vessel sing and old vanity. I actually scored a great find already for this set up and I am pretty stoked about it.
I love the window with the half curtain as seen HERE.
These floors are stunning from Mimi’s Vintage Charm.
I really could go on, but I hope you’ve caught onto my vision for the charming cottage bathroom that I hope to achieve.
Be sure to give your best guess for the freestanding tub that you think I’ll be using, to win a handcrafted package from myself and Mr. TIDBITS!
Leave your guess in the comments below, and I’ll be announcing the winner on Monday, February 1st – as well as revealing the tub and the design board for this space!
And if you are not already, you’ll want to be sure you are signed up for my email updates so you won’t miss our progress and reveal! You can use the form below.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this round-up of inspiration and I’d love to hear what design elements you like best.
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