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In my previous post about the master bathroom,
I showed you all the incredibly embarrassing pictures of the before...

This is the after.

I wanted a vintage feel for the bathroom.
This is a vintage house- built in 1940
It was actually one of the Jacuzzi family's vacation houses.
They built it, but never lived in it full time and then it was sold and it sat....
and it sat
and sat
and sat...
and was neglected from upkeep for many, many years.
It had it's old original bones and details for the most part,
but had also been damaged over the years without upkeep and had fallen prey to vandals,
critters and A LOT of yellow jackets!!

We bought the house in it's extremely dilapidated state.
The realtor told us to tear it down and rebuild.
Why did we buy it?
Sometimes, I wonder...

We have done almost all the work on this house with the help of my dad overseeing.
I have learned more about every aspect of building, remodeling, codes, and using all kinds
of 'man' power tools
than I ever thought I would know.

My dad is a contractor and builds and remodels houses all the time.
On this project, he came up to help with the plumbing and put in all the necessary lines for the tub & the extra sink.
Though we did most all of the work ourselves-
his help with codes, do's and don'ts and lessons learned has been INVALUABLE!!!
We could not have done the plumbing without his help and certainly
appreciate every thought he had on the project!

I feel like working on the redesign and remodel of this house showed me what it is I love to do.
No, it's not the dust, crust, rip outs and tear apart projects...
(though I have to admit, I LOVE construction!)

It's decorating and design.

It's taking something that looks like nothing much at all...
and turning it into that vision you see in your mind.

Okay...Onto the pics!
I apologize in advance for such long post!!

The original one sink and crusty cupboard has become one of two pedestal sinks

with the second sink in the cupboards place.

There is a dainty little chippy stand in between them for storing makeup and lady stuff.

Where the ceiling used to look like this...

with unfinished, molding sheetrock and a lovely little box light/fan~
it now has beadboard and beams and is angled following the roofline.

We also replaced the small window with a large window that reaches the ceiling and near 3 times larger.
It allows light to come streaming in and frames the view of the patio area in the backyard.
We have no neighbor in our backyard so, privacy is not much of an issue.
The window was bumped out to create a deep sill, as with several windows in the house.
We used bead board panels to create wainscoting and trimmed it with a deep chair rail moulding.

The original toilet area-
filled with it's crazy mix of tiles and lack of trim work and basic yuck factor.

This is the view of the toilet and corner of the shower area.

The red flower picture on the wall was painted by one of my sons when they were in grade school.
It fit in perfectly!

The shower was originally tiled top to bottom in a cream with brown spots tile.
We ripped it out and uh, yeah.
That was a job.
We put in a grey marble and, mmhmm- you guessed...
that was another big job.

Where the water heater was in the laundry area,
we took out the wall in between the two rooms and made it a larger bathroom
as well as on the other side of the bathroom,
a new hallway to improve the flow of the house.

The wall in between was framed in thick beams and the original door leading to the outside
became the bathroom door-
which I used vintage wood shutters for.
The bathroom doubled in size with the removal of the wall and allowed for my delightful jetted tub.

The water heater area that was in the old 'laundry' room became the new bath tub area-
love it.

I LOVE to take baths...
it is just one of those things...
I knew that I needed to add a deep, fabulous, rejuvenating, relaxing bath in the redesign
and what better than a Jacuzzi tub to fit right in with the house!!

The water heater in the photo is where the tub faucet is now.

Of course, I had to have the dainty romantic crystal chandelier above it!
This was a thrift store find for $15.00 and was perfect for space.

The huge crusty chippy mirror was a find I dragged out of an abandoned & boarded up antique store.
The guy who bought the building opened the doors to the public-
at their own risk!
(again, what was I thinking?)
I dragged out several goodies covered in dust and grunge...
there were so many great finds in that place!

When I went to the hardware store to pick my flooring,
I found the most gorgeous italian tumbled marble look tiles.

Cream was stealing my heart... and then the beige.... and then the cream....

So in the middle of the store,
I laid them out in a checkerboard pattern and decided that was the icing on the cake!

We also really lucked out that the hardware store had the same tile when last summer we needed to replace a section of flooring due to a leak & the subfloor was damaged.
We had to rip out- again- about a 4 x 8 section of tile and re-tile the area.
These tiles including the grey marble for the shower- are stock tiles at the hardware store.
It's less expensive to use stock tiles and you can get a custom look depending on how you lay them.


I use the vintage inspired rack for towels and decor.
I love white fluffy towels!!!

The shower is a grey marble with veins of different colors.
I trimmed it in one of the new foam trims that are resistant to moisture and give you the look of
detailed trim for much less.

The darling little vanity lights were a little bit of a splurge.
I knew I needed something different to make the space and the beaded shades were perfect.

The secretary serves to hold ALL the stuff!
Perfume, toothbrushes and what-not, nail polish, etc. etc. etc.
LOTS of space in that gorgeous piece and it really makes the bathroom feel
like so much more than just a bathroom.

A galvanized bucket filled with pink towels and a pink bar of French soap
on a flea market find iron chair.

The bathroom came out beautifully and looks so much like the design I had in my mind.
It has a very vintage feel to go with the vintage age of our cottage.
I have tried to keep that feeling
while creating a more functional bathroom with modern touches.

It is a fabulous space to soak in the tub.
Music on the ipod,
the chandelier giving off a glow and the fountain trickling outside...

Love it.

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  1. I could have NEVER envisioned a more beautiful bathroom. It is absolutely STUNNING. Excuse me while I go through all the pictures again!

  2. Courtney - There is something I would like to purchase from you but I don't see an email address. Please contact me at and we can chat about this. Thnx ~ Lisa ~

  3. Beautiful! I am impressed with all the work you did! You Dad is a very talent guy!
    It really is just gorgeous! Every corner has another cute detail! I'm really loving the towel holder over the tub.
    Thanks for sharing!
    Great job!

  4. Oh my it turned out stunning. I love every single detail and the two furniture pieces you have in there are to die for. What a beautiful space. Hugs, Marty

  5. Even though your little teaser picture the other day gave me high hopes for a great makeover, I am just blown away. This is one of the prettiest bathrooms I've ever seen!!! I love every little detail!

    Our bathroom is teeny tiny and uuuugly. I can't wait until we enlarge it and redo. It's going to get ripped out to the studs, just like yours.

  6. Oh my goodness it is gorgeous. You have thought of every detail. I love a big piece of furniture like that in a bathroom. Wish I had a space for one that big in mine. Love the wallpaper and bead board. Great price on that wonderful chandelier. I know that was a lot of work, but so worth it.

  7. I tried to comment earlier and it wouldn't let me...hope it works this time!
    Your bathroom is beautiful and I love the chandy over the tub! Looks like the best place for some rest and relaxation! Beautiful :)

  8. Wow wow wow!!! What a gorgeous space! You thought of everything! I love all of the furniture pieces you used...the towel rack is beautiful! The wallpaper,chandelier,mirrors...everything...pure perfection!

    I love it!


  9. Really beautiful Courtney! I just love the ceiling. Really makes the bathroom special. I love the tall cabinet also. So wonderful that you have space for it. Looks like it holds a lot.

  10. Hi there,
    New to your blog and loving it! Thank you for the lovely inspiration.


  11. Courtney! This is gorgeous! You all did an awesome job! Wow!!!

    I love to take baths too. That was very important to me when we were building our house.

    Love all the accents. Beautiful!

  12. This bath is drop dead gorgeous and what a transformation! Love the beadboard, the wallpaper, armoire...just everything!

    I just became your newest follower. I am on my way to check out your archives.
    Hugs, Sherry

  13. Oh my goodness! I don't even have words for how gorgeous that is! What a transformation! You are one talented lady!

  14. Wow... what an amazing and beautiful transformation!! The B&A pictures really show just how far that bathroom has come. It is just GORGEOUS!! I LOVE that vintage chippy mirror and all of the pretty details! Thanks for sharing with us!
    Have a great day!
    ~ Jo :)

  15. Well, I cannot believe the before or the after! Amazing and incredible transformation! What a gorgeous bath! Love every little detail in there. It is so romantic and perfect! A $15 chandelier???? Gorgeous! I am so loving this style.

  16. Courtney, your bathroom is simply stunning! What an amazing transformation! I love every part of it. I have to ask you...where did you get that fabulous mirror over the bathtub? I love it.


  17. It's gorgeous!!! You guys did a fabulous job!!! Thanks for your visit today!


  19. ~*~* You are so talented* I LOVE your remodel and your blog is lovely!!*Also your $15 chandelier and crusty chippy mirror are awesome!!Great finds!!~*~* Rachel

  20. Courtney, what an absolutely AMAZING transformation! I love what you did. This bathroom needs to be featured in Romantic Homes magazine!! It's gorgeous.. I hear you on the bubble baths.. I'm a big bubble bath girl!! xo

  21. I am soooooooo in LOVE, its gorgeous!!!! where did you get those mirrors above the sink?
    It looks like it should be in a magazine

  22. I am IN LOVE with that bathroom of yours. Your home is ABSOLUTELY gorgeous. What a wonderful renovating job you've done. Thanks for the tour! Looking forward to your future posts and all you have to share. I'm now a follower. Stop by my blog and say hello when you have a "moment".
    Be blessed,

  23. I am seriously in awe...give me a sec...I need to pick my jaw up off the floor. I LOVE IT! I am your newest follower :-) Can't wait to dig through your archives!

  24. This is an amazing transformation!! Magazine worthy! Thanks so much for sharing it with us. All the little touches combine together to make a wonderful bathroom!

  25. Fabulous!! I love your bathroom and house - great job!

    I'm a new follower from Transformation Thursday.

    Have a lovely day,
    Marie @ Sally Lee by the Sea

  26. Your bathroom renovation turned out gorgeous! My hubby even thought so and he's not big on pink. I think you may've been the push he needed to finally agree with me on putting pink in one of our baths. I can't believe you did all of this yourself. Amazing!


  27. Wow! What a transformation! Amazing job.

    I wanted to let you know that I featured your farmhouse table on this weeks We Can Do It Cheaper. Thanks so much for linking it up!

  28. Oh soooo gorgeous! I wouldn't change a thing! I am your newest follower!

  29. I am following now to since Bridget sent me the link....just stunning! Totally up my alley!

  30. Oh my goodness! I am amazed! That is a stunning makeover! What a beautiful room to relax and soak away the day in!


  31. This is my dream bathroom and I love everything about it! You did a fabulous job, the wallpaper, the wainscoating,the decor and fixtures and that gorgeous secretary!
    Everything is just perfect!
    Enjoy and thanks for sharing with us!

  32. I added myself to follow your blog. You are more than welcome to visit mine and become a follower if you want to.

    God Bless You ~Ron

  33. WOW - that is beautiful - should be in a magazine - I so envy you and your bathroom !!!

  34. That is absolutely beautiful. I found this on Inpiration Friday at southern in my heart. It certainly inspires me! Love everything about it.

  35. Um, what?? This is NOT the same bathroom! It looks A-MAZING. I love the French style. It's just gorgeous. Great job.

    I'm having a link party and Target giveaway on my blog. I'd love it if you joined up! Have a wonderful day.

  36. This is just breathtaking, I am truly AMAZED! Excellent job!

  37. Ok, this is like a magical escape to me. I don't have a house or decor that lends itself to this so i'm living vicariously through you now LOL. My mom has the PERFECT home to do this in - i'm going to show her this and hopefully get her moving - she has that exact toile in her bathroom too! GREAT GREAT ROOM!

  38. What a beautiful bathroom! I really like every single thing in that room~and I have bathtub envy.

  39. The love and work that when into this shows my Dear friend...right now to the perfect wall paper..Girl I would love to see your house in person and just touch everything like a kid ha ha!! Love it girl...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

  40. Absolutely beautiful. I would never have imagined that delapidated before is the gorgeous after. Every detail is wonderful. I especially love the secretary.

  41. What an amazing transformation! I love what you've done! I think my favorite pieces are the wire rack holding towels and the chandelier. I can't believe you found it for $15...what an incredible bargain! Regards, Sheilla

  42. someone needs to give you an award for the "Bravest Renovator"! Honestly, I consider myself in that dept. and I don't know if I would have had the nerve to take on that have done a lovely job! smiles.

  43. I can barely believe my eyes! I don't even know what to comment on. Everything under that ceiling is absolutely stunning! You've really created an amazing little getaway that is breezy light yet so quaint. Beautifully done!

    SNS sidebar highlight for you this weekend. :)


  44. Your bathroom makes me want to grab a cup of tea and take a bath. Lovely.

  45. It is absolutely gorgeous! You did a wonderful job and it is definitely the haven that the design shows say we need in our bathrooms!

  46. What an amazing transformation and such attention to detail. The bathroom looks beautiful. Off to look at your previous post to see your bedroom.

  47. Beautiful. love the furniture and the window covering. So pretty !

  48. Beautiful. Where did you find the towel rack? I have the perfect wall over my bathtub for something like that!

  49. WOW! what a transformation, it's fabulous & should be featured in a designer magazine, you certainly have a talent for interior design!
    Amanda x (visiting from Trendy tree-house's new friend Friday)

  50. What a lovely bathroom! Love your wallpaper and the bathtub alcove. An amazing transformation! Great job!

  51. o.m.g!!! your bathroom is an inspiration! love EVERYTHING about it! you did a fantastic job, i'm sure it was a labor of love and alot of work!

  52. even though its vintage its looking very good, especially the cabinet or the chest as its called, i really like the wall paper in the bathroom, very beautiful and vintage looking

  53. I am so following you to follow more transformations! I love everything, and you have to tell us where you purchased the wallpaper from. I so want to wallpaper our tiny main bath.

  54. This is just gorgeous!
    I LOVE LOVE LOVE the toile wallpaper, but really I love the whole magical makeover.
    It's pitch perfect.
    GREAT job!
    PS You mean you didn't want to save that fake brick wall? :-P

  55. This is absolutely beautiful - and honestly, VERY inspirational. My husband could do the work needed to remodel an old home - and I would LOVE to do that. You have done a very nice job. Happy Rednesday!

  56. WOW! What a vision you had to see that lovely bathroom in that mess. Gorgeous. I have to follow you now for sure. Can you tell me where you found your mirrors above the sinks? I hope I didn't miss it in the post. If I did, I was looking too hard because I read every word. :)


  57. You guys did a beautiful job! That room is so relaxing to look at, it must be even more wonderful in person!

  58. What an amazing bathroom! I love everything in it.It is so beautiful. The wallpaper is to die for, and the secretary.I'm going back to look more.


  59. Beautiful, beautiful! I just love everything you are certainly handy! Thank you for sharing......

  60. Your bathroom is just darling.... I love it, I love it, I loooove it!

    Great job Well Done....

  61. Hello, I just love your bathroom - it looks like the perfect place to pamper yourself!
    Did you post about your curtains - love them! Love all the details!


  63. I absolutely love your bathroom and all the little details you added!


  64. That is such a great transformation and you thought of every little detail to keep it vintage. Thanks so much for linking up!

  65. Gorgeous!! I love every detail!! I'm coming back! Great work!

  66. It's positively beautiful! I so admire that you didn't just tear down that house. You knew it had character and "bones" and went with your gut on it. And I marvel at the results!

  67. Such a fantastic transformation. Gorgeous. It's hard to realize it's the same space. You have wonderful taste and vision. Hugs, Marty

  68. So amazing! That is one of the best re-do's I have ever seen, truly inspiring! I'll be looking at all of your lovely details for quite a while, and saving this post in my inspiration folder.
    Cheers, Andrea

  69. Courtney, I know I commented on your original post but I just had to look at your beautiful bath again. I love everything in this room..Gorgeous!
    Hugs, Sherry

  70. Wow, I love love love your new bathroom and its "vintagey" feel. I think I just created a new word.... :)

    Thanks for sharing!

  71. That is amazing.. No need to say more :)

  72. We love this party link and I wanted to let you know that we are planning on featuring it on our blog. We hope that you get a bunch of new visitors. If there is any chance that you could post about being featured on Remodelaholic with a link back to your post on our site, we would really appreciate it.

  73. Courtney, I have said it before I love this bathroom. Love all the vintage goodies and the beadboard that my husband will not put in ours. I love that look. I think I am going to have to get acquainted with power tools. Then he will help! Thanks so much for linking up with an old post. That is very sweet of you!

  74. This is just unbelievable. I love it! I was going to redo my bathroom over and I have found my inspiration. Love the wallpaper and the silver bucket with the pink towels.
    what a great idea.

  75. Uuuugh! I can't believe your before photos. Yuck!!

    What I love about your blog is that you're so consistant to the French Country look. It's really impressive the way you don't get side-tracked by other things. I so admire that in you.

    Oh, and GORGEOUS bathroom!

  76. I hopped over from Remodelaholic, and I'm so amazed I have to leave the same comment here, too.

    My jaw is ON THE FLOOR. That's an amazing transformation!

  77. Hi Courtney! Here I am searching for your master bath, expecting a little similarity to our bath makeover, and now, I'm floored!

    This is WAAAYY prettier than ours! :D It's actually out of my bathroom's league. haha.. but thanks for seeing it that way! I love how quaint, vintage and relaxing your bath is. Looking forward to joining another Feathered Nest Friday Party. :)

  78. I like your old-fashioned sinks. When I was in the store the other day, I saw nothing but bathroom "sinks" that I thought more suitable for making a salad in.

  79. An absolutely amazing transformation -- I'm so impressed! Its all lovely, but the wallpaper clinches it for me!

  80. This is just amazing! What a beautiful bathroom. How you could envision that with what you were actually working with floors me. You are so talented! It just couldn't be prettier!


  81. Just so beautiful! I really admire anyone for remodeling basically from the ground up especially an old home.

  82. Thanks for joining in my Do You Toile? Party! This is absolutely my DREAM bathroom! Kudos to you and yours for all your hard work and talent!

  83. I love your bathroom, you all did such an amazing job on this transformation...before and afters are so fun to see...that's so great that your dad could help too :)
    It's just beautiful...I love everything about it :)

  84. Absolutely beautiful! Everything about the bathroom is just gorgeous...well maybe not the before pics! ;-) What an amazing, amazing, amazing transformation. It's hard to believe how it looked before. I love the toile romantic.


  85. Before: ewwwww...after: amazing! lol. Don't worry about the befores, you should have seen some of our befores! We've done total gut jobs, too. It looks so great! I am definitely going to feature this next week on my next blog party! :-) thanks for linking up! I'll have to show this to handy man. he loves a big gut-job!

  86. Hi again, I featured this project on our Wicked Awesome Wednesday party. Please come over and grab a feature button if you'd like, and feel free to enter another project! You have some great stuff here.

  87. This is such a beautiful bathroom, I love that you have used wallpaper instead of just all tiles, it makes it feel so welcoming & that cabinet is totally stunning. your home is so beautiful I want to live there

  88. Hi I just came over from a party you posted at and have adored looking at your bathroom. It so inspires me to wall paper something, I am falling in love with wallpaper all over again. You have us shabby romantics drooling as you have our dream bathroom. I cannot believe the Jacuzzi family would let something get that delapated, good thing it was found by a good family!


  89. Hi Courtney! I believe this is the first post I ever saw on your blog. I just fell in love with your bathroom and immediately became a follower. Thank you for sharing your gorgeous bath again at my party.

  90. All I can say is WOW. I absolutely love everything I have seen on your blog.

  91. This is incredible! I love the dresser and the tub.. the wallpaper is so pretty, too. Good job!

  92. Wow, wow, wow! Such an incredible transformation! You really paid attention to every last detail. I love the old mirror over your tub and all the moulding throughout the room. Absolutley beautiful job!

  93. I'm revisiting this post! Your bathroom is definitely is my favorite remodel of all time. I see your pictures of French and swoon then I see some of the beachy pics and swoon...


  94. This is so pretty- the transformation is just amazing! Excellent job!! I'm featuring you on Salvage Savvy's "My Followers Rock" post tomorrow :)

  95. It is stunning! I absolutely love every inch of it. That wall paper is so pretty. I'm going to have to look at these photos several more times.

  96. Hi, was just looking at some of your past posts. This bathroom makeover is OVER THE TOP. Love, Love, Love it. All the things I like. Can't wait to look at more of your post. You are a supper decorator.

  97. Oh my heavens, I will never tire of this post. I wanted to ask where you bought the French tub with the pink towels in it...if you don't mind sharing.


  98. A perfect place for Mom to have a little "Time-Out"! I think I'd be "stuck" in there for hours (LOL).

    And I wholeheartedly agree - it's so much fun to discover something "worthless" and create from it a unique treasure. I can't wait to get home tonight and start on my next project!

  99. I would like some info on finding your wallpaper. Name, store, etc?