We moved into our Arizona house in May of 2018. We flew out in March of 2018, sight unseen from Dallas, to purchase it. It had everything we wanted in a home. We fell in love with the back yard which already had a pool/spa built in with tropical landscape. The house was smaller, one story and had all the living space I wanted for all my Texas furniture. It was perfect except it was 15 years old and needed an update. Going in we knew we would need to invest some time and money. First thing we did was tackle the master bathroom.
As you can see the shower needed to be replaced. That black stuff was not going to come up and I think I have a fear of dirty bathrooms because I could not bring myself to shower in there. I used the kids bathroom for a few months until this could be gutted and replaced, no joke.
The garden tub did not have hot water nor did it drain when you tried to use it. This thing had to go as well. I had this whole vision in my head of how I would design my bathroom, I just needed a little help making that happen.
The vanity was in okay condition but the water faucets were literally crumbling to pieces when you tried to turn the water on. These would need to be replaced as well. We ended up gutting the whole bathroom shower, tub, flooring and faucets. We just left the vanity, cabinets and vanity counter but those would need to be painted.
Here is a photo after they came in and gutted the shower and tub. It was like these for about a week… when you have 5 people using one bathroom, it gets a little crazy.
This is the progress after one week of gutting the bathroom and installing new drywall, shower tub and a new garden tub. I could see my vision coming to life.
Here is the progress after two weeks. They put up the subway tiles but still needed to come back and fill in the grout. This was super exciting!
Up close image after the grout was filled in and new hardware was installed. Also the new shower door was installed. That took an additional 1-2 weeks to order and get installed.
After they were done with the shower, tub, tile work, shower door and installing new hardware I got to work. I painted the bathroom cabinets Hale Navy by Benjamin Moore and installed hardware on the cabinets.
I had to also paint the wall above the tub and around the window and shower where they had to patch up the drywall.
You can get the wood shelf above my tub HERE on amazon! They add the perfect touch to my farm style bathroom.
This is our fully remodeled master bathroom minus the new flooring. I wanted white subway tile with hale navy and wood accents. I designed it all my self (my first BIG project). I just love the way everything came together. I still have some work to do but at least I can shower in my own bathroom again!