Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Farmhouse Master Bath

Strolling for bargains one morning at the Turlock Flea Market, I spied a dining room table still loaded on a sellers truck. I absolutely loved the lines of the legs on this table, so we negotiated a $60 price. Later that morning Hubs found a wonderful vintage door that someone had cut in half lengthwise. He knew he could do something with the two pieces so he bought them both for $30. Little did we know but we had just purchased the beginnings of our new master bath.
A few months later, while designing our bath, we saw this picture in a magazine of two sinks, divided by tall cabinets with a lovely full length mirror in-between. We both really liked the design & Hubs immediately knew what he would do to re-create it for us.
So here's what he did...


The table was cut in half, each side providing the base for the sinks & showing off the fabulous legs.
Hubs then purchased two melamine bookcases at Lowe's as the starting point of the custom bookcases. He beefed up the bookcase with MDF & then trimmed the fronts with the old door & added molding to match. These were then painted out to match the bathroom trim.
He made sure that the alcove between the bookcases was a perfect fit for an antique armoire door with beveled glass mirror we had found at a consignment store on the 1/2 price day for $62.50.
We bought really nice Kohler sinks to drop into the table tops, found mirrors marked down at TJMaxx & light fixtures at OSH.


The chandelier was a $25 yard sale find that Hubs re-wired. The glass block over the alcove were found at salvage for $5 each.

The only things we did not like were the white melamine shelves & the white PVC pipe that showed under the sink.


We found a wall paper we liked on eBay & this weekend we covered the white shelves. Then a can of bronze spray paint changed the white PVC.
NOW, we really love it!






I think he really nailed all of the details! I could not be more thrilled!

We are linking to the following great parties...be sure & give them all a look-see!
DIY Day @ A Soft Place to Land
Junkin' Monday @ Cottage Charm and Family Inspiration
Metamorphosis Monday @ Between Naps on the Porch
Trash to Treasure @ Reinvented
Knock off @ It's so very Cheri
Transformation Thursday @ The Shabby Chic Cottage
Show & Tell Friday @ My Romantic Home
Creative Cats Friday @ Poppies at Play
Beautiful Life Friday @ The Inspired Room

We just finished a drop cloth slipcover for DIL's headboard in her bedroom make-over... see it here!

53 comments:

Anonymous said...

Unbelievable. This is beautiful. You two make a great, synergistic pair. Especially for primitive, salvaged adults! ;-)

duchess said...

Wow. That's beautiful. Great job.

Rita said...

So beautiful!!! Love the sinks!!!

Kimm at Reinvented said...

Holy cow. That is GORGEOUS! You two are so creative, I love the way you think. Thanks for linking up! Would you mind if i featured your bathroom in a future post?

Cheryl said...

Very unique. I love this bathroom. you and your hubby did a great job with putting it all together on a budget. Lots of storage space and lotsa style.

Teresa said...

Totally fabulous! Thanks for the step by step- love it

Diannia said...

Really nice! I love your work! It sounds like we're neighbors too...i'm in Fresno!

From the Farm said...

Amazing! I would love to see like you see when you go looking.

Sparta Savings said...

Wow! This is gorgeous!! Great job!

Kasey at Thrifty Little Blog said...

I'm very impressed! I especially love how those table/ vanities turned out!!

Kim @ Cheap Chic Home said...

This is so nice. You had a lot of patience, but it paid off!

Cindy said...

Wow Deborah! That bathroom looks amazing....you're right the details are fabulous!

Thanks for your sweet comment over at my place :o)

christi said...

wow. what an amazing redo. i LOVE old farmhouses ... off to see more of your blog!

Claudia said...

Okay, I am seriously impressed! What a wonderful bathroom - you took the initial idea and really ran with it!

oh, and I never thought of spray painting the pvc pipe! Brilliant!

Anonymous said...

This is terrific, and just the type of handiwork I admire most!

Blue Creek Home said...

I can't believe you have a bathroom that looks like a magazine cover and spent so little money!!! I love every gorgeous detail about it!
Thanks for visiting.
Rhonda

Sandy and Joe/rhubarb reign said...

Wow! That turned out fantastic. I'm in awe. Thanks for your nice note on our basket liners. Come visit again! xo

Delightful Dwelling said...

Wow, this is a beautiful bathroom! How creative to use the door and table like that, it looks gorgeous! And spray painting the pipes, I never would have thought of something like that.

michelle@somedaycrafts said...

Wow! That is fabulous. I love everything about your bathroom. I want to live in it!!! What does the other parts of your house look like? It must be amazing if this is the bathroom. I'm a little jealous right now:)

Really Rainey said...

That is so cool how you and hubby worked together and remodeled the master bath together... you did a marvelous job too! I'm really impressed!
Have a wonderful week end!
~Really Rainey~

a woman who is said...

Absolutely gorgeous creative transformation. I love that you each have your own private shelving area, with the mirror in between.

Hootin' Anni said...

I just don't know where to begin.....but I DO KNOW I love the sink area. The rich warm tones and the wood....wow!!!

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rachel @ perfectly imperfect said...

so creative! you created such a lovely space- enjoy it! happy friday,
rachel

Julia said...

How lovely! Your house seems just darling - I can't wait to see more! And what a creative and amazing way to create storage. It's as if an architect redesigned the space!

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Oh my goodness, that is just a beautiful transformation. I love all the thought & detail you put into it. Great job!

Thankfully Thrifty said...

This is fabulous! Every woman's dream!

Rosie@Journey to Charm said...

Absolutely awesome. What a great husband you have. You are a creative, hard working couple. I am just speechless...

AnNicole@Our Suburban Cottage said...

This is absolutely incredible! I can't get over those vanities. Seriously...my jaw is on the floor. And I love the fact that you and your hubby created this together. That is just so darn neat.

Thanks for the inspiration!

Katherine @ Grass Stains said...

I LOVE projects where you find a picture in a magazine and set out to create it ... sometimes even improving on the original idea! You guys did a wonderful job.

Andy Porter said...

That is just divine!! I love how it looks. The bookcases are so amazing. I would LOVE that. You are both so talented!!!
~Andy @ Poppies@Play

The Yorgason's said...

Good for you guys! It turned out amazing! I bet that the pictures don't even do justice! However they look gorgeous!

The Phillips Place said...

Visiting from ASPTL! I love how you put the table to use! We are getting ready to renovate a bathroom, and I was considering using a desk for the vanity... I like the table idea as well!

ALWAYS THE ABRAMYANS said...

I am so jealous! This is beautiful!! What a great idea. Don't you just love how intuition works... you didn't know how you would use those half-table pieces but you knew you couldn't pass them up! Your husband did wonderful! Thanks for sharing!-April

nannykim said...

Man!! So many great ideas here....thanks so much for sharing some of the details...creative and interesting.

LDH said...

Visiting for the first time for Show & Tell and I just have to say what a delight it has been. The work you have done and the results are amazing. Job well done!!! Thanks for showing all of the picture of the progress.

Kindly, ldh

Brittany at Mommy Words said...

That is amazing. Great job!

Leann said...

Wow, now that's some makeover! I love every single detail. Are you for hire?

Enjoy your weekend!
Leann

TRICIA @ The Zoo said...

Breathtaking!!
I am in love with your table turned vanities. Thank you for sharing such lovely inspiration!

XO*Tricia

Robin's Nesting Place said...

How creative you are! I love the table turned vanity! Genius!

Misti of Studio M Designs said...

Now THAT is smart design! What an amazing job and what a great team.

Hope you have a wonderful weekend!
~Misti

Carolyn said...

Wow!!! Great job. I love the vanity idea. I enjoyed my visit here .
Take care,
Carolyn

Mrs. Nepper said...

Wow. Its incredibly beautiful! Great job.

homebody0404 said...

I have only ONE thing to add...AMMMMMAAAAAZZZZING!!!! Brava! Brava!

Shannon @ Silver Trappings said...

Wow!!! Absolutely beautiful! Y'all did an amazing job!

The Yorgason's said...

I tried to email you and it won't let. But that is fun that your hubbie is from around here. We are moving in with my mother in law that I love! And my hubbie will be going to school. I finished looking at your blog and I LOVE your house! It is amazing and all of your fun projects. Oh my goodness. I could have the exact same house and be perfectly content!

Becki said...

What an inspiring post! I am in love with your home-made vanities and those table legs are fantastic. Excellent re-do! Thanks for sharing. Becki

Phoebe @ Cents to Get Debt Free said...

Oh My Word! I love it! You were really creative with the materials you used, and you didn't miss a detail! Love how you repurposed the table (who would have thought?)--AND you even spray painted the pipe! Perfection. :)

Anna See said...

Wow! Inspired, inspiring, thrifty and elegant all at the same time!

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

Wow, that is beautiful and so creative!!! Beautiful!!! Thanks for sharing!

Cassie said...

wowzers - this is great!!

Lissa said...

So gorgeous! And how wonderful for you to have such a handy, crafty hubby. You 2 make a wonderful pair. Awesome bathroom!

Elise said...

This is absolutely incredible! If only my husband were so handy! It's an amazing bathroom and the vision was executed wonderfully!

Amber said...

Your new bath is absolutely lovely! I love the nook with the large mirror and chandelier. The cut in half table made beautiful sink bases. Such creative solutions you found to create a beautiful space and I enjoyed seeing the sources for all your finds! GREAT Work! I hope you are enjoying your fabulous new space!