August 11, 2014

Master Bath Wall Art {& Tour)

"You did what with antique shoe stretchers"? 

I came across these super cool antique shoe stretchers at a couple of artisan fairs over the summer. I really had no clue what to do with them, but I knew they were coming home with me.
I'm the type of gal that needs to sit on an idea before taking a leap. So that's what I did with the shoe stretchers, and boy am I glad that I did. Here they are in all their glory:
My current home is quite new...a year old this month to be exact. And with a new house comes new walls, and for me this has been a little nerve-racking. I've been very calculated about putting holes in the walls and hanging things. That being said, I loved the way the above photo came out, even if I only laid the shoe stretchers there for the background. BUT - my master bath has looked quite bare for a while and it was time to give it a little vintage to balance out all the "new". That's when the lightbulb went off. These antique pieces were to become wall art in my bathroom...eureka! Now...how do I hang these suckers???

I played out a few scenarios in my head of how to hang them, but I wanted them to each have their own level on the wall and look as if they are floating (sort of). I eventually settled on the hooks below and sprayed them with Rust-Oleum Oil Rubbed Bronze metallic spray paint & primer in one (to match my bathroom fixtures and hardware)....they came out perfect!!!


Next - I used the hooks to spot mark where I wanted the shoe stretchers to hang. I didn't measure because I didn't want it to look too calculated. I'm so happy with the results and figured I'd do a master bath tour along with the wall art photos:
SHOES Mounted Above Linen Closet




The wall color is Sherwin-Williams Mink (6004)...it's the prefect balance of gray and brown. And it works really well with these FABULOUS faux-wood ceramic tile floors that I selected in a smokey gray color...
I'm SOOO in love with these floors I can't even tell you! They look great, clean even better...and hide EVERYTHING!!!!
Here are some other detail photos of the master bath shown from different angles...
Double Vanity in BISON stain finish

Teak bench with storage shelve






Chevron pattern hand towels 
A fun spin on a traditional bath mat
Grey, wood and white are found throughout this space
I hope you enjoyed seeing my new wall art and also a little look inside my master bath. It's really efficient and every inch is well utilized. Thanks for stopping by! :-)

32 comments :

  1. Beautiful....from the paint color, to the soft goods, to the cool use of the antique shoe stretchers! Love it!

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    1. Thank you so much Gail...I appreciate your kind thoughts :)

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  2. Gorgeous Master Bath!! Right in the middle of remodeling mine. Love the shoe stretchers too.

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    1. Thank you! Good luck with the renovation :)

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  3. Beautiful!! Can you tell me where the basket, towels and chevron rug are from?? Love it!

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    1. Lisa...so sorry I'm just getting to this! The towels are from Homegoods as is the rug. The basket I believe I bought at Michael's Craft store a few months back...thanks for the love!

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  4. Where is your flooring from?? It's gorgeous!

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    1. From a local flooring vendor in upstate NY, although I'm sure you could find it anywhere. It's ceramic faux wood...we love it! Thanks :)

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  5. What color is your trim? Nicely put together!

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    1. Thank you! It's Sherwin Williams "Dover White"

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  6. I have been searching for the floor that is just right, but have not quite found it. Until now! Can you tell me who makes it and the name of the "color"?

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    1. Michelle - it is called "metango gray" and here is the link:

      http://www.besttile.com/Tile-Collection.aspx?pid=410&cid=34

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  7. where is the round rug from? love it!

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    1. Hi there - it's from Homegoods....what a score right? :)

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  8. What brand is the stain you used for the vanity?

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    1. Could't tell you the brand because it was factory direct from the cabinet installer we went with, BUT, I can tell you that the name is BISON. Hope this helps...happy holidays! :)

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  9. what material is used for the shower? It looks like marble. I am wanting to redo the tile in my shower and yours looks like one piece.

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  10. Hello..where did you buy the vanity from?

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    1. We purchased it from Bellevue Builders in Schenectady, NY :)

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  11. Thank you soooo very much...I just LoVe the bathroom ! It's gorgeous! I LoVe it all from the paint color., to the floors, to the sink, to the deep window, the shower , towels, mats, everything in there! Really! What great taste and talent you have to put it all together. Do you mind if I use a lot of your ideas? It speaks volumes to you! Have yourself a wonderful day .
    Hugs Marg.

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    1. Marg - THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU! Your kind words are so very much appreciated! You just made my whole day!!! xoxo

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  12. I LOVE this bathroom! Beautiful job! I'm curious is the tile floor is cold on your feet? We have carpet - oy! - in part of our bathroom and I'm looking for a great new floor. Thanks!

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    1. Hi Robin --- we chose NOT to run thermal heating under the tile flooring and I'm thinking that would've been great in retrospect. However, I do have a large bath mat and rectangular runner in front of the sinks which is where I mainly stand when getting ready, so to be honest the cold tile hasn't really been an issue. I'm also a lover of big fluffy slippers in the winter months so that helps too :) Good luck with your project!

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  13. Beautiful! Love the wall color. I may use it in our bathroom also, but our vanity/sink is white and the tub tile is a beige/tan/blonde and I wonder if it would work? Thank you for sharing!

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  14. What color is your trim and ceiling? I like the mink, but my trim colors are not stark white... wondering what yours is... THANKS!

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  16. Thanks for sharing. I never thought of making my own, but it doesn't look too hard!

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  17. Love the color of the paint! What is it called?

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  18. Love the color of the paint! What is it called?

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