Friday, January 29, 2010

Lisa's New Bathroom


Last spring I bit the bullet and decided to completely renovate my master bath.  It had a large jet tub I never used (though one winter I stored my tropical plants in it), low-quality cabinetry with cultured marble tops, white "Chiclit" tiles and peeling gold faucets. It also had bright pink wallpaper, and though I love color, I really wanted to have more restful bed and bath.  Here's the before...


My good friend and former roommate from our single years, Beth Ledy, helped me design the bathroom. The renovation began with a Curry secondhand chandelier I found at my favorite furniture resale shop, South End Exchange (for all of you living in Charlotte!). I loved its simplicity, sparkle and soft gray finish...



That great painting next to the tub was done by Barbara Jamison, a friend and very talented artist...


One of my favorite features are the Robern medicine cabinets. I found one at a home store that someone else had returned so I got it at a huge discount.  They are deep, so one can store in them big bottles of lotion, cosmetics, even an electric toothbrush.  We built out the walls to incorporate these cabinets.  They are really great for a person with, uh, messy tendencies like me, because I never put anything on the counters; everything fits inside. 


But of course they are not framed, so I installed a Charlotte Silver Leaf MirrorMate frame on mine! You can see it here just as it was done - corners for hanging it straight, still in place...


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