Sep 11 2014

I’m so excited to show you what we’ve done in our master bathroom!  We have put some sweat equity into this room.

Here is what it looked like before:

master bath before

Carpet in Bathroom


master bath before

It was pretty nasty.  Fuzzy pink carpet, striped wall paper, leaking and moldy shower.  This place had obviously been a bit neglected.

Brandon ripped out the carpet and stained the concrete floors underneath.  The wall paper was removed and it revealed some grossness that had been hidden underneath.  All around the shower, water had been leaking so the drywall was rotten and molded.  It had to be taken out and replaced.

master bath restore

master bath restore

When I first met Brandon, he had actually never used the shower or tub in the master bath, even though he’d lived there for about 5 years.  It was that big of a gross job.

Because I had not had my own master bath in many years, I made it a priority to get this job done.  This room had such potential to be a great private space for us!

We made a long list of to-dos and slowly crossed them off, one by one.  The walls, cabinetry, and trim were all painted.  The tub and shower got some serious deep cleaning.

master bath restore

The toilet got moved from it’s resting place in the closet to where it actually belongs.  (That was a weekend project with the help of the boys, who thought it was cool and weird to have the toilet in the living room as we got it set up.)

master bath restore toilet repair

We replaced the sink faucets and added some much-needed hardware around the room.

master bath restore faucet replacement

Not everything is crossed off of the list yet, but I am so happy with what we have now.  Such an improvement!

Here is what it looks like today.  I may be a little spoiled.   :)

master bath after

master bath after

master bath after

master bath restore


Linking with:  Chic On A Shoestring , Do Tell Tuesday , The DIY Dreamer ,  The DIYers

  • JoNell Hovey

    wow!! So nice! You guys are very talented!!

    • Ashley Conklin

      thank you! you need to come visit and see it in person. :)

  • Tiffany Schweikhart

    Just looking at the pictures, it’s hard to believe it’s the same room. Beautiful job!

    • Ashley Conklin

      thanks, Tiffany!

  • Dara

    So amazing! Love the transformation! You guys are doing such a great job and what a cool story along the way. Such an inspiration and example of redemption… taking something old or worn down and creating something brand new!

    • Ashley Conklin

      Thank you, Dara! We are enjoying the process and hope that we can be an encouragement to others along the way.

  • Ashley Mayes

    Wow! Looks amazing! It’s definitely quite the transformation. Thanks for linking up with us at The DIY’ers!

    • Ashley Conklin

      Thank you! It was hard work but totally worth it.

  • Christine

    Great job on the bathroom!!!!! Yay!!

    • Ashley Conklin

      Thanks, Christine!