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Master Bath - (Makeover)

When we purchased our home, the Master Bath was the part of the house that discouraged us the most.  There was a lot of water damage, and how can I say it nicely ... well it was "Really" dirty!  In fact, it was so bad, it was the last room we worked on.  I've gathered just a few pictures to document the 
Before and After

We removed the door to water closet because it opened in front of Buzz's closet door, and when it was closed, it made the room to dark. We found the swinging bar doors at ReStore (Habitat for Humanity) and other than distressing them a little bit, we used them just as they were.  

We removed the garden style tub, and replaced it with a large walk in shower. The only downside to this is that we no longer have a window in our bath room.  

We eventually want to replace the vanity & sink, but for now, we've freshened it up with paint. We also added a light fixture that we refinished from ReStore (see link below).

The original shower was in horrible condition, and since we had opted to replace the garden tub with a shower, we decided to remove this one.  Removing it really opened up the bathroom and gave us space for the large cabinet that holds our towels and other linens. Also, you may remember, there was another door going into the bedroom between the vanity and this cabinet.  We're so Happy that we closed it off.

A few pictures of the Process

See the Q & A section of my blog if you want to learn more about what we did.
(See link below)



The remodeling process included:  
Removing the garden tub and shower, closing up one of the doors entering the bathroom (it was in front of the vanity), priming, taping/bedding, texturizing, painting, adding new flooring & light fixtures, replacing the door into the water closet with swinging bar doors we found at ReStore and of course a lot elbow grease.

We still have more we want to do, but we can honestly say that this is one of our favorite rooms in the house right now.

Buzz gave her to me just before we moved ...

I'm so glad she has a place of honor in our new home.

Homage to Buzz...

Who made it all possible
More links to our Remodel


  1. Geneva, you guys did an incredible job with everything, but especially the master bathroom.

    You looked at it the way it was and saw what it could be.

    Really good work!

  2. Fantastic redo! Enjoyed the step-by-step pictures. Visiting from Debbiedoo's Newbie Party and I'm your newest follower.

    You might want to visit Bunny Jean. She has a newish blogger party on Wednesdays. Here's her link:


  3. WOW Geneva, that is one awesome makeover. Nice job. Thanks for sharing with my newbie party.

  4. Where did you find your window treatment for you master bath? And where did you come across the saloon doors?

  5. Hi Jamie ...
    We got our window treatment at either Lowe's or Home Depot (sorry, I can't remember which one exactly) The saloon doors came from Habitat for Humanity's ReStore.

  6. Hi! What did you paint the walls with?

  7. I'm so thankful I found your blog. First of all, my husband and I bought a 2002 double wide with the plan of fixing it up. I need some help in knowing how to work with some of the unique finishes in a mobile home (cabinets, wallboard, etc.) Secondly, you have done a really beautiful job! Your home is a beautiful inspiration for me. Thank you, and God bless.

    1. Hi Angel...Thank you for your sweet comment.
      I think I've answered most of your questions in my Q & A post
      If you have more questions, please let me know.

  8. Was there a picture of the cabinet you put in place of the shower? I didn't think I saw it?

    1. Hi Mendy ... Thank you for stopping by. The brown cabinet on the right in the first picture stands where the original shower used to be. It has two large drawers on top and two doors that open to three large shelves ... It's great storage.

  9. Your such an inspiration to me.
    We moved into our "temporary" mobile home in 1999. Life happened, and we are still here. I am looking at redoing our master bathroom. We have a large garden tub in the corner of the bathroom we never use, except to store clean laundry before i fold it ;). And a tiny shower we use twice a day that is so small I feel like I have to step out just to change my mind.
    I am going to rip out the garden tub, put in a corner shower and turn the tiny shower into a linen closet. Rip out all the carpet and replace with another type of flooring.
    I am starting with the garden tub since we don't use it. Just ripping it out will make me feel better.
    Thank you for all your wonderful pictures and sharing your story

  10. What a beautiful blessing. My husband is disabled so I am looking into what I can personally do to our double wide. This has given me many wonderful dreams and hopes. Thank you for sharing your lovely home with us. God bless you.

    1. Thank you, Sharon. Your kind words are a blessing to me ... I have no doubt that you'll be able to find ways to help your husband. Blessings!


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