Nearly 10 years ago we remodeled our master bathroom.  We removed the fiberglass shower, standard tract-house vanity, noisy fan and outdated toilet, lighting and wallpaper.


Tumbled marble tiles and ‘creama marfa’  marble replaced materials that had long-since shown their age.  A new Kohler Memoirs sink, Toto toilet (which is truly the best toilet I’ve ever owned—maybe TMI for most of you, but if you should ever replace a toilet, trust me, this one is worth every penny) oil rubbed bronze fixtures and hardware were installed.  I choose a Pierre Deux toile for my wallpaper and was very happy with the end result.

The bead board seems to have a slightly greenish cast to it but we will paint an additional coat of Porcelain and I believe it will look like the creamy white the paint normally is.

About 2 years ago (when the bathroom was celebrating its 8th birthday, do we actually celebrate birthdays for the rooms of a house, no, but we should) we began to notice that the dry wall on either side of the invisible shower door began to blister and mold.  We replaced seals on the side where we knew moisture from the shower could be the cause and puzzled about the other side.

After 2 years of unanswered questions and continued disintegration of the dry wall and wallpaper at the baseboard line and up the wall about 2” wide x 6” high, we finally had our trusty carpenter/contractor fix the problem and we have replaced my toile {sniff} with a 3” bead board.   We now have a white and natural bathroom, a look hubby and I both agree is fresh and makes the room feel open and airy.  {I still miss the toile but I think I’ll make some toile pillows for my outdoor chairs to help me with the withdrawal).

Hubby and I choose the hottest day of the year, so far, to paint.  We laughed because we’ve done this every time we take on a painting project!

So there you have it.  It was a great weekend project and hopefully, we have fixed the problem.


What weekend projects do you have on the list this summer?