Friday, December 30, 2016

Master Bath Ideaboard

Hope everyone is having a wonderful Holiday season.  This Christmas brought sadness to many I knew, but brought with it a valuable lesson for us all--cherish each and every moment with your friends and loved ones.  In a moment, they could be gone.  Consider each day a gift from God, regardless of our circumstances, battles, toddler tantrums, messes to cleanup, failures, and the list continues--they are each a gift, a blessing.

The last few months brought me to a realization that contentment is a choice, and it has to be an active choice.  Every day we must choose to appreciate the things we have, and not live in utter want for the next best thing.  This is a hard thing for me to digest because I am always trying to do "home improvements" and I realized there will be seasons where I just need to be content--to be settled.

This year I decorated our house using things we already had, not buying one thing for Christmas decor (well, maybe a few strands of replacement lights for our tree!).  It may not have been "on course" with the current trends of Holiday decor, but I felt my house was the prettiest and coziest it has ever been.

I have found that in seasons that I need to be settled (i.e. not spending/not doing) I function best by cleaning and organizing to deal with this "energy". I still daydream about future projects, but I try to keep them as just that--daydreaming and not preoccupying.

Here is a little glimpse into my Pinterest/Houzz "daydreaming" Master Bath Remodel Board.

1. Layout of bathroom that will work for our current bathroom...with some serious plumbing re-do's.
2. Benjamin Moore "Revere Pewter" to match our guest bathroom. Love this color and its warmth, class, and versatility.
3. Soaker tub. This is pretty much for me only. Which also involves a lock on the door, a glass of wine, and sound-cancelling headphones. Is that too much to ask?!
4. Calcutta Gold/Oro hex marble/honed tile for the shower flooring.  Love this in our guest bathroom, and will probably duplicate it when the time comes.
5. I love the panelling on this shower set up.  And the bench too, because it would be a great spot to set my glass of wine.
6. Pewter travertine, herringbone layout.  This is actually in our guest bathroom and hallway downstairs.  I love it, and since I cannot convince my husband to do wood, or wood-looking tile in our bathroom, this will probably be the flooring of choice.
7. I love this slightly rustic-looking vanity, but will have to find one with a bit more storage.  Not sure I can really throw everything in a basket and be cool with it.  I also can't Kon-Mari my way out of my bathroom necessities.  By the way, isn't this mirror fantastic?  I found this on Houzz (which is pretty obvious by my screenshot!) and did some serious searching.  It is called the Drake Mirror by Gabby that is roughly $850.  Yep.  I better start selling some organs if I want that one.  A girl can dream, right?

Well, there ya have it! This is probably a good couple years away, but it feels good to have direction for the future and daydream of course =) PS, any suggestions on how to do dream/vision boards without Word and 5,000 screenshots gladly appreciated!

Wishing you all a Happy, Healthy and Peaceful 2017!  Hug your loved ones, and savor each and every moment with them.

God Bless.



  1. I've always wanted to know how to do vision boards too! Let me know what you find :)

  2. I like the pewter travertine. Where did you find it?