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The master bathroom is not really complete (missing trim and haven’t painted the doors/window yet). Since I shared the DIY mirror the other day, I thought you might like to see the terrible before pictures as well. This was a complete gut job. Check it out:


Any suggestions on what to put on those naked walls and nooks? Maybe a built-in bench/storage piece for the nook and floating shelves above the toilet? Help! Please share…


We only had a master bathroom and a half bath BEFORE…so it was a must for us to add a shower on to the tiny 4ft x5f half bathroom. Otherwise  it would be a little weird to make guests or grown kids go into our bedroom to shower.  Obviously with a bathroom that small it took some thinking and space planning in order to squeeze in a shower. So I got out the graph paper and came up with a plan. We moved a few walls around (okay, our contractor took care of this one!) and switched the door to the side of the bathroom and…Voila! HELLO Shower!

Here is a picture looking into the tiny bathroom BEFORE the remodel (obviously). Terrible everything in my opinion (well, i do like the circular window). The only item we salvaged was the pedestal sink and that is just temporary until we build a vanity and pour a concrete sink/top. And I would LOVE to DIY a stained glass window at some point.


 And now the CURRENT (everything is always evolving so I’m not sure I will ever be able to use the word ‘after’):


Current view (standing in shower/old doorway)

New shower

Shower Niche/tile detail

Floor tile detail (in bathroom and front entry)

Front Entry way Before and ‘After’

Entryway BEFORE (ignore the inspector and his crazy hat!)

NEW entryway flooring & closet doors

So there it is! What do you think? Still needs some kind of picture or floating shelves above the toilet. Any suggestions?? 

We gutted the Master Bathroom to the studs and it’s had an amazing transformation including tan linen texture tiles on the floor and shower and a beautiful double vanity with vessel sinks that we scored online for a GREAT price. We decided on a single mirror over the entire vanity with lighting fixtures above each vessel sink but the mirror needed to be exactly 6ft wide including the frame so we opted to buy a 3ftx6ft mirror to attach to the wall.

Here is how we attached everything:
We used mirror brackets to hold it in place while the TONS of mirror adhesive dried (I learned how to do this on DIY Network…where we learned almost everything we’ve been doing!) Then we cut and spray painted 4 boards to frame the mirror and glued those on as well. We started with the bottom board using painters tape to keep it in place and a level to get it straight. After that dried we attached the other 3 boards still using tape and level to ensure perfection. The room  seems twice as large now! Here is our final result:

DIY Mirror Frame

What do you think??