Bathroom / One Room Challenge

First Look at the Marble Master Bathroom

As promised and thankfully as I had hoped, we actually finished the bathroom today! I couldn’t be more happy, proud and tired. I’ve been looking forward to this day for so very long. I must admit that over the weekend I was uncertain the bathroom would actually be finished on time, again.marblemaster1-6446

I believe in being a woman of my word. If I promise to show more on a certain day then you can count on me doing everything in my power to do so.  And it is actually finished!!  I might need to pinch myself to make sure this is real.

I so appreciated the kind words of encouragement left in the comments of the One Room Challenge 6 week “reveal” or lack there of.


The plumber did not make it on Monday as scheduled but came just this morning to finish setting of the shower faucets and reconnecting the drain. I was still grouting a few small areas while he was here. So, while we have a completed shower, the grout caulk still needs to cure for 24 hours before it can be functioning.


The tub has been functional for a couple weeks, however not until this afternoon was the room in any state to actually bathe in. Like any project of this magnitude, there are still some small touch ups that need to happen over the next few days.


My mom and her husband drove in from Louisiana this afternoon and didn’t get to complete my photo shoot until after dinner.

Speaking of dinner, I am looking forward to relaxing and preparing Thanksgiving. Funny how this year I am not at all  stressed over “turkey day”.  After all this work, cooking the big meal will be a breeze. Not to mention we have our traditional menu set in stone around here and with each passing year it becomes easier to manage.


With family here, I delayed editing the photos until they retired for the evening. Now I’m off to go relax my aching muscles in that tub!

marblemaster1-6478I’ll be back then to share a natural daylight photo shoot and more details on my design goals for the bathroom after Thanksgiving. . Of course, there will be many tutorial posts to follow as well.

Wishing you and your family a blessed Thanksgiving and hope you are able to share it with those you love.


  • Janie Hollowell
    November 25, 2015 at 12:43 pm

    Leslie, your bath is absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!! You did a fantastic job.

  • Dana
    November 25, 2015 at 5:25 pm

    Proud of you friend!! Job well done!!

  • Mary
    December 1, 2015 at 9:42 am

    Just absolutely GORGEOUS!!!
    Once again, I am speechless over what you can accomplish!
    Awesome job! Enjoy!

    • Leslie
      December 2, 2015 at 8:26 pm

      Thanks Mary! You know I believe anyone can accomplish anything they set their mind and hear to. 🙂

  • Teeday
    December 30, 2016 at 3:56 pm

    Your bathroom is stunning. I am embarking on a bath remodel myself. Your site was a result for a search on the marble mosaic tiles used on your floor and shower floor. They are sold as a backsplash tile and not recommended for floors.
    I love them and want to use them myself on the floor and shower pan.
    Now that you have been using the floor for a few months- any feedback on how slippery they are ( or not! ) are welcomed, please!
    Also, what is the paint color used? It looks just lovely with the marble.
    Thank you!

    • Leslie
      January 2, 2017 at 11:10 am

      We have since moved, but I had no issues with that mosaic tile. I loved it especially because the different finishes of the marble gave it a good bit of traction. I had no problem with being slippery.

      I would not recommend it for an all over floor application though. The honed pieces would likely get dirty faster, but in a shower it was fine. I just had to clean them with a brush. (Of course, never use harsh chemicals or anything with an acid composition to clean marble. I just used all natural dish soap or a steam mop with just water.)

      The wall color is Rainwashed by Sherwin Williams.

      You might like to see my most recent bathroom remodel at our new house. You can see it here. I’ll be posting full tutorials on that room soon!! I had to recover from the holidays.

      Hope this helps. Let me know if you have any more questions.

  • Simona Dedek
    May 28, 2019 at 11:40 pm

    Your bathroom turned out so amazing! Can you please share the dimensions of your shower? We are trying to determine if the area were trying to do allows for doorless shower like this!

  • Dallas
    March 29, 2020 at 1:47 pm

    Love the marble shower tiles! Where are those from?

  • Sharon
    January 25, 2021 at 10:07 pm

    Absolutely beautiful!

    We are starting to do our bathroom remodel and the shower is what we are looking to achieve. Would you please share the interior shower dimensions. Much appreciated.

  • Sharon
    January 25, 2021 at 10:10 pm

    Forgot to ask for the angled side and entry opening measurements. Again thank you

  • Gayle
    January 25, 2023 at 8:01 pm

    It is very beautiful! Being a housekeeper, however, I am amazed at why people put marble in a bathroom. I have seen etching from hard water, face cream, toothpaste and hand soap. All of which absolutely ruins beautiful marble surfaces. I wish you luck in keeping it beautiful!

    • Leslie
      February 4, 2023 at 9:50 am

      I make sure all marble is probably sealed. Repeat sealing when necessary. I think proper care is all it needs. The floors and shower are not marble, they are a very good faux.

  • Don
    April 23, 2024 at 7:57 am

    What was the make and model of the tub? Thanks


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