Sunday, July 5, 2015

Easy Spa Up Date To Shower Floor

I was on Pinterest!!!! yep, spend a lot of time  there.  It has a lot of great inspiration.

I showed you my big double wide shower in our Master Bath last week.  I used sheer curtains to cover it up instead of just having the glass doors exposed.  If you missed this post you can see it here.



 I found another quick and inexpensive fix to that same shower that gave it a more spa like feel.

It is adding cedar planks and making a shower floor out of them.

Cedar is the best and cheapest wood you can use to do this project.  Cedar is treated and will hold up to water so it is a win win for a shower floor.

Here we go:


Dull and boring hard to clean typical shower floor.




So we went to Home Depot and got some pretty inexpensive cedar 1 by 2 planks.  The planks were 8 foot pieces for about $2 a plank.  Our double shower floor took about 14 planks to make the base.

Terry measured the shower floor and cut the planks to fit.  The four planks on the end in the picture to the right he rounded the edges to match the curves in the shower floor corners.


Terry then drilled holes to fit the pieces together to make the base.

He used stainless steel deck screws so they would not rust and would hold up to the water in the shower.



He then fitted the base outline pieces together to make a perfect match for the new plank floor.  This sits 2 inches above the drain underneath to allow for good drainage.


The next step was to attach all the planks to complete the cedar plank floor.


We stained the floor with a semi translucent outdoor deck stain.  Here is the inexpensive trick to saving money on the stain.  I got a $3 sample can of the color I liked it was plenty enough stain to do all the planks.  

Semi transparent stain gives coverage and color but also lets the natural knots etc. in the wood to show through.  You can use a solid stain and then none of the natural grain of the wood will show through.  Semi transparent or solid is just what ever your preference is.   I like to see the knots and grain of the wood.



It was a pretty easy and inexpensive fix to spruce up the Master Bathroom shower floor and I did not have to spend much money.  Under $50 dollars for all the supplies, stain and wood.  We have a 5 foot long shower floor with it being a double shower so I did not think that was bad to make this spa flooring.  Most showers are smaller and would probably be half as much to spruce up.

That is my DIY for this week.
Hope the week is starting out great for all of you.
Enjoy.
Kris
:)


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54 comments:

  1. Hi Kris, what a great finish to the shower floor making it more spa like. Love this and the look. Thanks for sharing. Hope you had a great 4th and enjoying the weekend. Hugs, cm

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  2. Kris,
    I bet with the Cedar scent it must really feel spa like. Love the idea, tactile and cool looking. I also agree with you about admiring the natural grain and beauty of the wood. Is there anything Terry can not build?
    xoxo,
    Vera

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  3. Spectacular ~~~ now I just need to find a Terry!

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  4. Kris, I can see that you and Terry are very good together...you come up with great ideas and work them thru. I love that look. It does look very spa like too. Bless you both, xoxo,Susie

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  5. Gorgeous! I like Helen's comment! Ha! :) Enjoy your spa shower.

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  6. What an amazing idea and it looks sooooooo fabulous!!!!! Now I want a spa shower floor.....except I don't have a shower stall :o(
    Have a great week!!!!
    ~Des

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  7. Such a great idea for a big improvement -love it!

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  8. I love that, Kris! Very pretty!
    Have a wonderful week!
    Julia

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  9. Gorgeous! I never would have thought of wood in the shower but it looks amazing.

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  10. That looks amazing! Great idea!!

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  11. That looks so good! I bet it feels good too. Your husband is so talented with wood working. I'm assuming that you can lift it out from time to time to clean underneath it?

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  12. You are both decor guru's. You could have your own show!!!
    LOVE this, Kris!
    Debbie
    xo

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  13. This is a good one Kris, now all you have to do is poor all those shampoos and soap into the cleat bottles and you have a zen place to unwind the day and distress in such a natural feeling shower of rain. I also see a container of natural sea sponges, and rolled up white bathsheets, and piped in pure and relaxing music, what more does a home spa need? You have it all and created with a whole lot of calm.

    I love how the folooring flows right into the shower space giving the room a wonderful flow.

    A wonderful home spa Kris.

    Xx
    Dore

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  14. I'm telling ya...y'all can build anything! Looks so good, Kris! I bet the wood feels good on your feet too. It totally adds that spa like feel to your bathroom. Love it!

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  15. That is ingenious! Really adds to the bath - rather spa!!

    Judy

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  16. Terry did a fantastic job fitting in the cedar flooring in your shower. Looks beautiful!
    Mary Alice

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  17. Absolutely gorgeous! And who knew it that something like that could be that simple but make such a wonderful difference! You guys did an awesome job!!

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  18. Looks great Kris! Very pretty and spa like! Have a great week!

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  19. Oh my, my, my...you two have done it AGAIN! It looks fantastic!
    Hope you are having a good summer, Kris.
    xoxo, T.

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  20. I love it Kris. I bet if feels so nice to stand on too! :) Julie

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  21. Kris, you and your husband are brilliant. What a marvelous solution, or rather what TWO wonderful solutions. That shower curtain provides a beautiful cover-up and will never get moldy. That cedar shower pan? AWESOME. Kris, you really know what you're doing! NICE!!!!!!

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  22. You and Terry are a very inventive couple. Your floor shower looks like a spa...very awesome!
    Hugs
    Alessandra

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  23. Unbelievable, Kris & Terry. You guys are unstoppable! That is gorgeous, and I love how you're mixing woods into your neutrals. But now you're gonna want to leave the curtains OPEN!

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  24. Hi Kris
    Love love love your new shower floor! what an amazing look for such an inexpensive price. You and your husband work so well together, you think it and he makes it. Fabulous!!!

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  25. You guys are amazing! The cedar floor is beautiful! Have a great week Kris :-)

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  26. Wow! That looks really nice. I never would have thought of that. Love it!

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  27. Terry is amazing. Gotta love Pinterest. Super look and does give the spa feel.

    Cindy

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  28. The Dynamic DIY Duo are at it again!! Love love love it Kris!
    P.S. I'm green with envy over the double shower.

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  29. What a great idea, Kris!
    It really does feel spa like. You are so lucky to have such a handy and helpful hubby!

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  30. What a great idea, Kris!
    It really does feel spa like. You are so lucky to have such a handy and helpful hubby!

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  31. What a great idea, Kris!
    It really does feel spa like. You are so lucky to have such a handy and helpful hubby!

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  32. Wow you are so lucky to have a handy husband! I love your new spa look and floor!

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  33. Pretty darn amazing, Kris!! I've got a large shower with a white base and your creation would look so good in it. I'm wondering if the whole insert is removable and are you concerned about any kind of staining or denting from it?

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    1. Hi Diana,
      It is removable so you could clean underneath of it. I am not worried about stain or denting because it really sits 2 inches above the main floor of the shower and the only pressure would be if you stood on the sides of it that rest on the floor. Does that make sense. Where you stand on it would not be touching the floor of the original shower. Hard to explain lol! I love it. It is so nice on your feet and love the slight smell of the cedar when it gets wet from the shower. So spa like.
      Kris

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  34. You are kidding! That is fantastic!!!

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  35. Seriously, do you come up with the best ideas ever! Your hubs is a pretty good carpenter and follows your vision quite well! Maybe your husband could make his fortune making these? You better not invite me over because if I did come you might find a few things missing! Just saying?

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  36. Wow!! You've really brought in that spa feeling with your new cedar floor! Your hubby is a genius to come up with the design, Kris. Thanks for sharing!

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  37. that is FANTASTIC. I absolutely love the warm feeling of the wood. Very nice

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  38. Wow, Kris that looks great. Y'all are so smart to come up with that.

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  39. WOW...I had NO idea I wanted a shower plank floor until YOU told me I did.

    "Mr. Sweet...oh, Mr. Sweeeet......I have a small project for you to do once you finish the shop, storage room and greenhouse."

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  40. That is a Really Cool shower floor, Kris! Love it! If I had a Mr. Joy, he's certainly be making one for my master shower! Blessings, Cindy

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  41. What a fantastic project!!! Love it!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

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  42. Love this!! Great project, love how it instantly gives that spa feel. Beautiful bathroom, too!

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  43. Love it Kris! Great idea with beautiful results.

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  44. Wow, Kris! That turned out amazing! I'll bet it's not as slippery as the shower floor either :)

    xo,
    rue

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  45. Like I keep saying... sooooo creative! We have a small tub with a white subway tiled shower combo, I would love to some day take out the tub and just have a shower pan. Love what you did with it!!!

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  46. I pin this. It looks fantastic. It's all "chic" and nothing "junk" about it.
    Congrats to the handyman!

    I thought cedar was very expensive. Glad to learn it isn't. :)

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  47. Yikes...this is fabulous!!!......what a team you make...you with the ideas and Terry with executing it with the utmost professional look....Just love what you did!....

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  48. This is incredible! What a fantastic idea! It looks so posh and was so inexpensive! I assume that if anything does get yucky under there, you can just lift it up, clean underneath and put it back down? Brilliant! Cedar has such a fresh scent too! Beautiful job! The DIY twins do it again! Bravo! Hugs, Leena

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