Hello Lovely Bathroom Renovation: Before & After

Our DIY master bath renovation in this Chicagoland fixer upper required a good chunk of time since, like the rest of this place, everything had to go. Hello Lovely Bathroom Renovation: Before & After is an updated post about how we transformed a dated 90’s bathroom into a more timeless, tranquil, French inspired space.

Knotty alder door to French country white bathroom by Hello Lovely Studio. #bathroomdecor #frenchcountry #whitebathroom #hellolovelystudio #alder #clawfoottub
Pacific Entries knotty alder rustic door. Before and after of our master bath…certainly lovely indeed.

Hello Lovely Bathroom Renovation: Before & After

And by “we” I do mean my husband, who with brains and brawn executed my imaginings by first taking this space all the way down to the studs. Now the master bath functions better and is pretty to boot.

I independently selected products in this post—if you buy from one of my links, I may earn a commission.

White French country master bathroom with rustic alder door,  calacatta-look porcelain tile and clawfoot tub. #hellolovelystudio #bathroomdesign #bathroomdecor #frenchcountry #clawfoottub #alderdoor
Hello Lovely Bathroom Renovation: Before & After as well as SHOPPING RESOURCES.
Clawfoot tub, French chair, and stripe Turkish towels in white French country bathroom by Hello Lovely Studio. #bathroomdesign #frenchcountry #hellolovelystudio #clawfoottub #plantationshutters #whitebathroom #frenchbathroom #vintagestyle

You can peek at the finished bathroom in my video here.

Rustic teak stool next to clawfoot tub with Diptyque candle in our master bath with calacatta like porcelain tile. #hellolovelystudio #modernfarmhouse #bathroomdecor
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Real Life Renovation

Real life renovation requires serious delay of gratification. Serious. The only time available to renovate this place involved weeknights after work and weekends. I am so grateful for the talents and work ethic my husband brings to all his endeavors!

Traditional freestanding white single vanity with carrara marble top in our French country bathroom. #hellolovelystudio #bathroomdesign #whitevanity #carraramarble #kohlerpurist #bathroomfaucets

We have no Property Brothers, no cleanup crew, no private chef, no grove of money trees, and certainly no chance for perfection since we lead real lives as an attorney and a writer.

Traditional freestanding white single vanity with makeup counter in our French country bathroom with calacatta like porcelain tile. #hellolovelystudio #bathroomdesign #whitevanities #carraramarble #makeupcounter #hisandhervanities
Hello Lovely Master Bathroom DIY Renovation: Design inspiration to also get the look!

On with the master bath makeover!

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The Fixer Upper Master Bath

With typical “fixer uppers,” you’ll find a bunch of small disjointed rooms crying out to be opened and united for modern living.

But that isn’t always the case.

French country Nordic bedroom with Stikwood Hamptons wallcovering and bathroom with clawfoot tub. #hellolovelystudio #mastersuite #frenchcountry #frenchnordic #stikwood #hamptons #cottagestyle #bedroomdecor #clawfoottub

In our fixer’s master bath, there was too much openness! It was a nice amount of space to work with, but the square footage was poorly utilized. We needed privacy for the toilet and shower (happy to lose the fish bowl shower!).

Traditional freestanding white single vanity with makeup counter in our French country bathroom with calacatta like porcelain tile. #hellolovelystudio #bathroomdesign #whitevanities #carraramarble #makeupcounter #hisandhervanities

Our bath came with a bunch of existing ugly fixtures including a platform for a Jacuzzi, spray-painted faucets, and also enormous woofers and tweeters in the ceiling.

Clawfoot tub, French chair, and stripe Turkish towels in white French country bathroom by Hello Lovely Studio. #bathroomdesign #frenchcountry #hellolovelystudio #clawfoottub #plantationshutters #whitebathroom #frenchbathroom #vintagestyle

Inspiration for Bath Renovation

This inspiration blogger actually didn’t have an inspiration bath in mind for the reno! I came up with the plan by living with it for a couple weeks. Then I kept the design plans flexible and loose since you never know what you’ll find when walls are opened and floors are demo’d!.

Clawfoot tub, French chair, and stripe Turkish towels in white French country bathroom by Hello Lovely Studio. #bathroomdesign #frenchcountry #hellolovelystudio #clawfoottub #plantationshutters #whitebathroom #frenchbathroom #vintagestyle

For this whole house DIY renovation, I allowed the spaces to whisper what they wanted. As much as possible, I let existing quirky design imperfections stay so we wouldn’t go way over budget. Of course, we still did!

White French country master bathroom with rustic alder door, calacatta-look porcelain tile and clawfoot tub. #hellolovelystudio #bathroomdesign #bathroomdecor #frenchcountry #clawfoottub #alderdoor

Design Elements That Had to Go

We happily eliminated:
awkward pedestal sink
used up vanity
vinyl floor covering
black toilet
brass and glass shower
jetted tub and “Jupiter-sized platform”
“Madonna cone bra” vanity lights
small linen closet next to toilet
white spray painted faucets and fixures
hollow door opening directly into the vanity

Traditional freestanding white single vanity with makeup counter in our French country bathroom with calacatta like porcelain tile. #hellolovelystudio #bathroomdesign #whitevanities #carraramarble #makeupcounter #hisandhervanities

Improvements to Bath

Our improvements included:
large tiled shower with marble floor
more private toilet placement
his and her sinks/vanities
high quality fixtures & lighting
freestanding vintage clawfoot tub
smooth finished walls
tile floor
new beautiful solid door

Clawfoot tub, French chair, and stripe Turkish towels in white French country bathroom by Hello Lovely Studio. #bathroomdesign #frenchcountry #hellolovelystudio #clawfoottub #plantationshutters #whitebathroom #frenchbathroom #vintagestyle

Steps in Renovation

To begin, we demolished everything, breaking apart the ceramic tiled tub platform, tearing off all the drywall and flooring, and ripping out every fixture to begin fresh. Keep reading to see before and during photos.

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Design elements we incorporated:
Kohler Purist sink and shower fixtures
Vintage cast iron clawfoot tub
Martha Stewart sconces
Carrara marble topped readymade vanities
Herringbone marble shower floor
Calacatta-like porcelain tile for shower and flooring
Antiqued silver sphere chandelier
Riverwood plantation shutters
Pacific Entries knotty alder door with Helmsley hardware
Benjamin Moore “White” paint

Knotty alder door to French country white bathroom by Hello Lovely Studio. #bathroomdecor #frenchcountry #whitebathroom #hellolovelystudio #alder #clawfoottub

Construction Steps:

Gut the space then assess and address water damage.
Remedy all damage by installing new subfloor and walls.
Construct new wall to provide privacy to the toilet.
Move plumbing for toilet to allow space for large shower.
Plumb new shower, tub, and double sinks.
Update all electrical.
Install new ceiling.
Add baseboard and trim.
Add new door.
Tile floor and shower.
and a million other things, all of which were done by my man, the incredible human who carries out all the stuff I dream up for this place.

White French country master bathroom with rustic alder door, calacatta-look porcelain tile and clawfoot tub. #hellolovelystudio #bathroomdesign #bathroomdecor #frenchcountry #clawfoottub #alderdoor

Master Bath AFTER

And now we have a spacious airy bath (airy because the excessive tub platform was replaced with a petite vintage clawfoot tub). Let me show you.

Clawfoot tub, French chair, and stripe Turkish towels in white French country bathroom by Hello Lovely Studio. #bathroomdesign #frenchcountry #hellolovelystudio #clawfoottub #plantationshutters #whitebathroom #frenchbathroom #vintagestyle

Vintage Clawfoot Tub

We found the tub on Craigslist many months before it was able to rest in its new home!

Clawfoot tub, French chair, and stripe Turkish towels in white French country bathroom by Hello Lovely Studio. #bathroomdesign #frenchcountry #hellolovelystudio #clawfoottub #plantationshutters #whitebathroom #frenchbathroom #vintagestyle

Plantation Shutters

The custom plantation shutters make all the difference in the world since we can now allow abundant natural light to stream in, while still preserving privacy.

French country Nordic bedroom with Stikwood Hamptons wallcovering and bathroom with clawfoot tub. #hellolovelystudio #mastersuite #frenchcountry #frenchnordic #stikwood #hamptons #cottagestyle #bedroomdecor #clawfoottub

Read about the master bedroom renovation here.

Porcelain Wall & Floor Tile

The floor tile is porcelain from Lowe’s called Calacatta, installed in a staggered pattern.

Clarice 3 - Light Candle Style Globe Pendant

Light Fixture Over Tub

The pendant light was a gift from my mom a few years before the reno (she knew I would someday find a place for it). This light is similar.

As you can see (below), the bathroom receives wonderful Western light!

French country Nordic bedroom with Stikwood Hamptons wallcovering and bathroom with clawfoot tub. #hellolovelystudio #mastersuite #frenchcountry #frenchnordic #stikwood #hamptons #cottagestyle #bedroomdecor #clawfoottub

A Look at Before

Here’s a markup of some problems:

before pic

One element I liked about the ‘before’ was the lighting wired directly on the mirror so we kept it.

Freestanding Vanities

For ease and a budget-friendly option, I bought readymade freestanding vanity sets which included the marble top and sink. Not sure our exact vanity is still available at Lowe’s, but THIS ONE is very similar with a charming shaped backsplash and beveled marble edge.

Traditional freestanding white single vanity with makeup counter in our French country bathroom with calacatta like porcelain tile. #hellolovelystudio #bathroomdesign #whitevanities #carraramarble #makeupcounter #hisandhervanities
Before and after of our master bath…certainly lovely indeed.

The painting reflected in mirror is an abstract I painted on wood.

What a great price for the vanity cabinet, sink, marble top, and backsplash!

Traditional freestanding white single vanity with carrara marble top in our French country bathroom. #hellolovelystudio #bathroomdesign #whitevanity #carraramarble #kohlerpurist #bathroomfaucets

HERE’S ONE with similar attributes from Lowes, and for more white 30″ single vanity set options SEE THESE.

New Sink Fixtures

I have always loved Kohler’s Purist line with its minimal classic design and think the cross style lever handles are fun.

Diptyque on a mirrored tray on my makeup counter - Hello Lovely Studio.

Antique Leaded Glass Window

We snagged the antique leaded glass window years ago and hung on to it for just the right project. Now in place, it allows natural light to stream into the shower without becoming a peekaboo window.On the inside of the shower, a deep niche shelf holds bath products at a sensible height for a fairy…SCORE.

You can see the antique window in the reflection (below) and my products peeking through (#reallife).

Traditional freestanding white single vanity with carrara marble top in our French country bathroom. #hellolovelystudio #bathroomdesign #whitevanity #carraramarble #kohlerpurist #bathroomfaucets

Transforming the Bathroom

before pic of Hello Lovely's master bathroom
Tub area BEFORE

If you expand the above “before” photo, you’ll see to make the cheap and worn brass fixtures look new for marketing pictures to sell this foreclosure, they were spray painted white!

before pic during Hello Lovely's master bathroom renovation when calacatta-look porcelain floor tile installed.

We reduced the size of the bay of this window in order to accommodate a larger shower on the left hand side.

Detail of clawfoot tub bath faucet and handheld shower - Hello Lovely Studio. #clawfoottub #bathfaucet #vintagestyle

Out went the huge platform and giant Jacuzzi and in came the petite proportioned tub.

Clawfoot tub, French chair, and stripe Turkish towels in white French country bathroom by Hello Lovely Studio. #bathroomdesign #frenchcountry #hellolovelystudio #clawfoottub #plantationshutters #whitebathroom #frenchbathroom #vintagestyle

The old chair has been with me for a long time,and I always find a place for her.

The bench near the tub is an Ikea Molger wood bench I painted with Benjamin Moore’s Classic Gray.

Clawfoot tub, French chair, and stripe Turkish towels in white French country bathroom by Hello Lovely Studio. #bathroomdesign #frenchcountry #hellolovelystudio #clawfoottub #plantationshutters #whitebathroom #frenchbathroom #vintagestyle

I thought I might paint the side of the tub or the feet, but once it was in place I liked it as is.

We Lost the Linen Closet

before pic of Hello Lovely Studio's master bathroom renovation

The linen closet you see above was eliminated, and I was mighty worried we would miss it. Now I store sheets in a chest in my closet, and towels are at hand on a chair where we can see them.

Shower Matters

Framed shower during renovation of Hello Lovely Studio's bathroom. #showerrenovation #framestage #bathroomremodel #renovations #hellolovelystudio
White French country bathroom with calacatta-look porcelain tile on shower walls and marble mosaic on floor. #hellolovelystudio #bathroomdesign #showertile #frenchcountry #whitebathrooms #herrinbone #marblemosaic
AFTER
before pic of Hello Lovely's bathroom renovation
Not missing this one bit!
Calacatta-look porcelain floor tiles, Ikea Molger wood bench for towels, and Kohler toilet in our master bath. #hellolovelystudio #bathroomdesign #ikea #molger #bench
Ikea Molger bench and tile is HERE

I used a second Ikea Molger bench near the toilet and left this one unpainted for some natural wood warmth.

Knotty Alder Door

Rustic alder door with Helmsley egg knob hardware in oil rubbed bronze. Abstract painting with white frame by Michele of Hello Lovely Studio. #alderdoor #doors #rusticdecor

I painted the inside of the knotty alder door white…the bedroom side of the door was left natural and unstained like the rest of the wood doors in the house.

White painted alder door in our bathroom - hardware is Helmsley egg knob. Tile is calacatta-look porcelain tile. #bathroomdecor #hellolovelystudio #whitedoors
before pic of Hello Lovely's bathroom renovation
BEFORE
Calacatta look porcelain tile on walls of shower during renovation before grout. #hellolovelystudio #bathroomrenovation #showertile #calacattaporcelaintile
Tiled walls before grout
Herrinbgone marble mosaic tile on floor of our shower during renovation of master bath. #hellolovelystudio #herringbone #showertile #showerfloor #marblemosaic #floortile
After tile installation and before drain
Porcelain wall tile in shower looks like Calacatta marble - floor tile is herringbone pattern honed marble mosaic tile. #hellolovelystudio #showertile #showerfloor #floortile #marblemosaic #calacattaporcelaintile #bathroomdesign
AFTER drain

Interior Window in Shower

During renovation of our master bath, an opening is made for an interior window in the showuer. #hellolovelystudio #bathroomrenovation #shower
This is the opening that the antique leaded glass window covers now.
View of shower and tub area of our renovated French country master bathroom. #hellolovelystudio #frenchcountry #bathroom
AFTER
Detail of shower after bathroom renovation - Hello Lovely Studio. #bathroomdesign #whitebathrooms
AFTER
Clawfoot tub, French chair, and stripe Turkish towels in white French country bathroom by Hello Lovely Studio. #bathroomdesign #frenchcountry #hellolovelystudio #clawfoottub #plantationshutters #whitebathroom #frenchbathroom #vintagestyle

Information about our knotty alder doors HERE.

Before and after Hello Lovely's master bath. #hellolovelystudio #bathroomdesign #renovations #homeimprovement #diyhome

Peace to you right where you are.

-michele

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38 Comments

  1. March 20, 2017 / 7:14 am

    Your bathroom looks beautiful. Such smart use of space.

    • March 20, 2017 / 3:56 pm

      Thanks, Robin. It was a challenge trying to get photos to show the space!

    • March 20, 2017 / 3:57 pm

      Thanks so much, Greet. xox

  2. March 20, 2017 / 11:20 am

    Standing ovation to you and your Husband…stunning design and fixtures! I truly admire your team DIY skills and the result is over the top gorgeous.

    • March 20, 2017 / 3:57 pm

      It's all him for sure! merci, friend. xox

  3. March 20, 2017 / 6:06 pm

    Hi Michele, It's beautiful! Love everything about it, I just can't understand why you'd want to get rid of that lovely black toilet ?

    • March 20, 2017 / 9:18 pm

      hahaha and that was the least of our worries! just the weirdest combination of leaks, doors opening the wrong direction, light switches located in another room and on and on! history! 🙂

  4. March 21, 2017 / 3:12 pm

    ….sanctuary….. It was worth it right? xo

  5. March 23, 2017 / 1:10 am

    looks totally gucci! (hows that for a throwback!) i have to get the shutters…

    • March 23, 2017 / 3:24 am

      you're fun! i can't say enough good things about the shutters…my first plantation shutters! xox

      • Rachel
        May 11, 2020 / 5:42 pm

        So pretty! Could you please share where you purchased the wall tile for the shower and the grout color if you know that? It appears to be similar to the floor tile but a different shape so I wasn’t sure if you got it at the same place .

        • Rachel
          May 11, 2020 / 5:46 pm

          Nevermind. I see the answer in the post below. My Internet wasn’t working properly earlier and I couldn’t scroll down to see the rest of the comments.

          • Michele
            Author
            May 12, 2020 / 2:57 pm

            🙂

        • Michele
          Author
          May 12, 2020 / 2:58 pm

          Thanks so much!

  6. April 6, 2017 / 12:53 am

    Hi michele! You really did a beautiful job! I love how bright & fresh everything looks. great job.

    • April 6, 2017 / 4:22 pm

      thanks so much…and thanks for stopping! xox

    • April 6, 2017 / 4:23 pm

      what a relief when the renovation exceeds your expectations! thanks. 🙂

    • April 6, 2017 / 4:23 pm

      awwww shucks, thanks for the kind words. 🙂

  7. Evelyn
    April 10, 2018 / 10:48 pm

    What is countertop made of and it’s name? Quartz, marble, granite?

    • michele
      Author
      April 11, 2018 / 8:52 am

      It is carrara marble, and it came with the vanity. It is very similar to this one: http://shrsl.com/vu7i Hope this helps!

  8. Evelyn
    April 10, 2018 / 10:48 pm

    Beautiful

    • michele
      Author
      April 11, 2018 / 8:46 am

      Thank you! 🙂

  9. May 30, 2018 / 11:19 pm

    I love the walk in shower and I have recently had my master bath remodel with a similar style! Where I can get a wooden stool?

    • michele
      Author
      May 31, 2018 / 12:36 pm

      Thanks! These 3 legged teak stools are hard to find, and I haven’t seen anything online exactly like this one. I did see this one: http://shrsl.com/zcke and there are a host of options here: http://shrsl.com/zckk Congratulations on the remodel!

  10. B
    June 24, 2019 / 6:58 pm

    The shower tile looks like marble but I thought I read that the shower floor and walls are porcelain. Can you tell me what tile it is? I want walls like that but don’t want marble in the shower. Thanks!

    • Michele
      Author
      June 24, 2019 / 10:48 pm

      Yes, our shower walls and bathroom flooring are porcelain tile (called Calacatta at Lowe’s). The shower floor is carrara marble mosaic. 🙂 Thanks for reading.

  11. July 10, 2020 / 3:18 pm

    Wow! Not only is your master bath an amazing transformation but boy do you know how to write a fabulous Before and After post. I just loooved seeing the before picture with all the info on it. You’re so creative Michele.
    I haven’t been around much but when I saw your post title I had to come see. I just love your taste and I’m so in awe of your hubby’s abilities–along with your design flair–plus, I just posted on my guest bathroom and we are finally starting our Master bath in a week. So I’m browsing ideas. Our master bath is pretty small and dark which are the best kind of Before pictures, right?
    I have a serious psychoanalytic question. What is it about black toilets that gross me out so much? I’m so serious, also i want to know what personality type chooses a black toilet? hahaha Ok-now I want to make a Freudian joke but I detest the man and his weird sexual fixations too much so I can’t… On a more serious design note, I decided to splurge on Calacatta Gold marble mosaic for my entire floor and shower walls, and that’s because as I said, it’s a small room. I think we have similar taste. I’m going to share photos soon. But I love how spacious your bathroom looks through this little screen. So zen and peaceful too. I hope you’re doing well, it’s such a crazy time with this pandemic and half the country wearing masks and the other country thinking it’s a hoax. Thankful that God is so compassionate right? Because there’s a lot of lost sheep in the world. But that’s a whole other topic.
    Still haven’t given up on the dream that you and I are fated to have a glass of wine in person some day. Maybe a bottle, what the heck.
    Also–I just tried to post on facebook my latest blog post and apparently facebook has blocked my content for being not “Community Standards”. Isn’t that the weirdest thing? I wonder if mark zuckerberg can secretly read my mind and knows how I feel about him. I wish i had the energy to fight this. If only on principle since god knows FB has become a dark cesspool of conspiracy theories and angry white supremacists, and I would at least like to know where my blog fits into that hierarchy.
    Now that I re-reading this i wonder if I should have privately emailed you. Oh well. More later.
    love to you,
    Leslie

    • Michele
      Author
      July 11, 2020 / 12:20 am

      I wish everyone left stream of consciousness comments as delicious as yours, Leslie! Thanks for the kindness. My husband is fearless and lives for fixing things! Now you have me thinking about Freud and the psychoanalytic practicum stint in grad school…can you even imagine my training to work with clients for that one? I was so young! (I bet you can! Ha!) After a day of that, I would go to my car in the parking garage and weep with sorrow, knowing I would never have the capacity or shared values to please my superiors – then listen to Ellen Degeneres’standup to decompress on my way home. Those were strange times like these. Well not like these at all, but effed up. Why in the world would FB block your posts which deserve to be promoted by them? Did not know that could happen. I’ll try to share it on my own FB page, and maybe you can then share it from there? Can’t wait to read your post about the guest bathroom and then see how you address the master. We are truly design sisters, and we WILL unite one day. I fell in love with calacatta gold when we did that second home in Arizona, and I’d do it again in a heartbeat. Yum. All my love comin at ya *right here* California girl! xox

  12. July 11, 2020 / 7:34 am

    Michele,
    Thanks so much for sharing at TFT. I love your updated bathroom. Wow, it is so gorgeous. You and hubby did a fabulous job. That is a nice size bathroom. I hope you are doing well my friend.
    Have a lovely weekend.
    Hugs,
    Bev

    • Michele
      Author
      July 11, 2020 / 5:03 pm

      It surprised us that we had so much room to work with! Then we removed the linen closet to reveal even more space! Thanks so much for taking a peek, Bev. Happy weekend to you, friend.

  13. August 10, 2020 / 8:08 am

    Michelle,
    This is a look i was going for. Are the floor tiles slippery when wet or cold on an unheated floor? Thanks for sharing your beautiful space.

    • Michele
      Author
      August 10, 2020 / 3:55 pm

      Our tiles don’t feel too cold, and since they are matte, we haven’t found them to be slippery. That said, a mosaic tile on the floor would likely be safer since they require more grout. Thanks so much for reading and good luck on your project!

  14. Colin E.
    October 19, 2020 / 5:40 pm

    Oh wow! Your bathroom looks so posh. Great choice of materials.

    • Michele
      Author
      October 19, 2020 / 10:48 pm

      Thank you – it’s rather simple but so much better than the before!

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Pamela Arm Chair
Sweater Weave Basket
French Wood Chandelier
Terracotta Pots & Basket
French Country Wood Chandelier
French Linen Dining Chair
Gustavian Cabinet
French Farmhouse Dining Table
Bar Stool
Beachy White Slipcovered Sofa
Rattan Armchair
Diptyque Oyedo Candle
Cross Back Dining Chair
French Country Candle Holder
French Industrial Metal Chairs (4)
Designer Favorite Wall Mirror
Holborn Lantern Pendant
French Country 6-Light Chandelier
Rustic End Table
French Country Upholstered Arm Chair
Cedar & Blossom Candle
French Ticking Stripe Pillow
Jute Area Rug
French Candle Style Chandelier
Rustic Industrial Farmhouse Shelves
Belgian Linen Sofa
White Ruffle Bedding
Rustic Wood Candlestick Set
French Market Basket
Linen Modern Wing Chair
French Country Farmhouse Baskets
Concrete Pillar Table Lamp
Boheme Madera Bench
Belgian Style Lamp
Modern Farmhouse Lamp
White Slipcovered Sofa
Scrubbed Wood 5-Light Chandelier
Arched Champagne Wall Mirror
Moravian Star 1-Light Pendant
Highback Armchair
Mini Pendant Light
White Vase Set
Round Woven Placemat Set
Fireclay Farm Sink (Reinhard, 30″)
Matelasse Coverlet
Quilted Coverlet
Boheme Madera Bench
Belgian Linen Duvet Set
Round Marble Side Table
Rustic Pedestal Farm Table
Teak Farmhouse Stool