by christine victoria alexander

Monday, September 14, 2020


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I know I'm all over the place with projects right now! I hope you all can handle one more because we made the decision to update our master bathroom right alongside all the kitchen / laundry room / wood floor craziness! 

Here is the current master bath. I love all the natural light we get in here. I love the windows over the tub. Until just recently we had a huge cypress growing outside that created a little bit of privacy between us and the neighbors, but it came down in a storm so I think I'll have to put up some curtains. Maybe cafe curtains so we still get a lot of light?

Carpet has no place in a bathroom, so that will be coming out first! I want to lower the weird wall next to the vanity and take down part of the wall closing in the shower and do a glass shower. It's so dark in there right now it's like showering in a cave. By adding the half glass wall we will let in some light from the window and visually open up the room since you'll be able to see all the way to the back shower wall when you walk in the room. Everything else will stay where it is and we'll update it: marble tops for the vanities, new tub, mirrors, fixtures, etc. 

We survived tile shopping today with all three girls (!) and somehow came home with all our tile picked out! In one trip! I can't believe it! I thought it was going to be a long, tedious process of ordering samples and comparing them in different lights and all that. This almost felt too easy. We came home and spread everything out on the bathroom floor and I'm so pumped about how it's all coming together! 

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I was really inspired by these two bathrooms I found on Pinterest. I love the soft, creamy neutrals and the subtle touch of marble. I'm planning on using a classic, gray Carrara for the vanity tops and tub surround (like the photo above, on the left). 

Here is what we chose for tile. We'll use gray grout on the floor tile so it will look something like the photo below, on the left. The shower tile will be grouted with a lighter gray grout because I'm very not into white grout for bathrooms. I have spent the last 7 years of my marriage scrubbing white grout lines in bathrooms and let's just say I'm ready for something a little bit lower maintenance! 😅

And that's as far as we've gotten! Demo and tile installation are next! I've never done this before - picked finishes and designed the hard surfaces in a room. I usually just dabble in fabrics, paint, furniture arrangement, etc so this feels a little out of my comfort zone! It's exciting and a little nerve-racking at the same time because it's playing with things I can't easily change if it doesn't turn out the way I pictured. Trusting my instincts and trying to keep resell in mind (which is taming my tendency to want something a little more eccentric or fun)! Send any tips my way! xx

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