Sunday, March 21, 2010

Before and After... (Sigh)

For the past 9 weeks we've been doing a little switch-a-roo in our upstairs rooms. Essentially, we claimed one room as our master bedroom when we moved in, but after living in the space for over a year we determined the addition of a bathroom to our upper level was a must. The easiest way to add a bath was to take what we had first deemed the guest room and create a master suite. I was quite sad to have to give up our previous bedroom with it's serene gray walls and extra space, but the pitiful, previously neglected guest room has been transformed into my new favorite retreat. Now for the process and final reveal...
The bright but lacking guest bedroom before:

There was a loft-like half wall overlooking the stairwell from the guest room before. The contractor transformed that into a full wall framed in the bathroom per our design:

Once the bathroom was all framed and drywall was up and the plumbing, electric and mudding was complete the fun began. Our DIY contribution was all painting, 80 sq. ft of frosted glass subway tile, 16 sq. ft of river rock pebbles and 60 sq. ft of porcelain floor tiles... we became quite proficient with the wet saw and mortar.
We had chosen this chocolate brown for the guest room over a year ago, and I thought we may change our minds with the new layout, but we bought another gallon and as we completed the walls I started to get that homey, comforted feeling and knew it was the beginning to a cozy master bedroom.
After - the most relaxing modern bathroom and master bedroom we could have imagined:Light fixture: Ikea Cesium Ceiling Spotlight Vanity: Ikea Godmorgon with Braviken SinkFrosted Ocean Grey subway tile from 360Flooring Lamps and pillow from Urban Outfitters & bedding from West Elm Bed, mirror, dog cushions and side tables from Ikea. "I Love You More than Sleep" wall decal by Robert Ryan from AREAWARE Valspar paint colors: Boston Legacy and Smoked Oyster
Next, creating a completed guestroom/yoga space out of our old bedroom...

12 comments:

Heatha said...

LOVE!! Especially the new bathroom! It all flows so nicely with the rest of your house. I'm hoping for a sleepover soon so I can see it.

(And I'm jealous of your wall decal, ours didn't work so well here)

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Mandy said...

Ohmygosh -- my chin is on the floor! This is gorgeous!

Betty said...

Gorgeous! Love, love, love the shower! The tile looks beautiful and all the colors work so well together. Well done Zeller-Hollands!

janet said...

This looks great. You have done so much. I should send you pics of our bedroom. We finally purchased the last few pieces of furniture. Hope you are both well.

David said...

So beautiful! Is that the 48 or 55" vanity? Thanks!

Brittany (Two if by Sea Studios) said...

David - I believe it is the 55"

Unknown said...

Just saw your post and was hoping you could tell be where you got the cool square legs that you put on your Godmorgon master bathroom vanity. The only leg option offered on the Ikea site where round legs. Thanks!

Brittany Zeller-Holland said...

Hi! It appears Ikea no longer offers this exact model of vanity, which is unfortunate. I also prefer the square legs! It might be worth checking in with folks in the bathroom section of the actual store vs. the site. If you are in the U.S., the kitchen and bath sections have been expanded a lot in the past several years and may carry them in store.

Thanks for reading!

Andrew said...

Certainly not pressure or even hurry the particular tile by way of possibly. Take your time good in addition to gently, usually you will be investigating equally edge in addition to generator injury, as well as staying from the mark with your cuts within hurry.

Jack said...

Wow, it's really beautiful. Thanks for sharing!

Andrew A. Maclean said...

Wow, great job. You are so talented. Beautiful result. thanks so much for sharing!

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