• One Room Challenge - Guest Participant - Final Week 6

May 09, 2019

Yaaassss!  We made it!  This One Room Challenge with partner Better Homes and Gardens was the best motivation and inspiration to get this bathroom remodel done.  It is so helpful to have a large project split up into 6 weeks with specific tasks for each week.  The inspiration that comes from all the other participants is fuel for design inspiration.

So that you can truly get an idea of how far this room has come, let's take a look at the before one more time.

This bathroom was original to our house when it was built in the late 70's.  We updated the vanity with this inexpensive piece in the above photo a few years ago.  The original vanity had a yellow acrylic countertop and plastic vanity.  

The layout was cramped with only a foot or two of space to stand in front of the vanity.

The outdated tile was worn and downright ugly.  The almond colored tub and tile surround may be donated to the 80's museum of typical cookie-cutter bathrooms of that time.  The hardware was generic and lacked style.

In order to give the kids a bath when they were little I had to practically be a contortionist to cram between the toilet and the tub.  Wet wipes were looking pretty good as a cleaning option at that point...jk.

Needless to say anything done to update this room would be a major improvement.

Here is the after.

First on the list was to make a little more room in here and make it function better.  Moving the toilet over to the left of the vanity in the previously unusable space did just that.

We then wanted to add some architectural detail to the room so we added this maple shiplap from Surfacing Solution with Varathane Premium Fast Dry Wood Stain in Natural and Water-Based Polyurethane.

This picture does not do this wall justice.  It was the easiest, quickest DIY and it looks like a professionally done wood feature. 

We refaced our IKEA vanity with the same wood slats to give it a seamless look.

Onto the smaller details like the amazing Angela brass pendant lights from Mitzi by Hudson Valley Lighting.  These look like jewelry in the room and complement this area perfectly.  They truly are a thing of beauty.

A last minute DIY with these wall planters topped it off.  It's on my Instagram highlights if you want to see how I made this DIY.

One of the first things I bought for this room was this Block Shop Textiles print in my maple wood frame by Art to Frames.  This was the modern, graphic and minimal artwork that fit in perfectly here.

Here's another look at the shower and bathtub.  This organic-looking, white subway tile from Mosaic Tile Outlet is both clean and classic.

The black hardware is sleek and adds just enough contrast to the room.

The marble storage cubbies gave the necessary storage and a nice design detail as well.

In a small space like this, the details are everything.  The details can either elevate the space or leave it looking dull and without style.  I knew that I had to put Legrand Adorne outlets and switches in here.  They are sleek and modern and add to the design elements of the room opposed to take away from it.

 legrand adorne modern outlet and switch

Breakdown with links:

White subway tile (glossy 3"x8") - Mosaic Tile Outlet

Shiplap wall (2" wide maple tabour wood panel) - Surfacing Solution 

Shiplap wall finish (Premium Fast Dry Wood Stain in Natural and Water-Based Polyurethane) - Varathane

Lighting (Angela pendant in aged brass) - Mitzi by Hudson Valley Lighting

Switches (Paddle switches in white with 2-gang wall plate in gloss white) - Legrand Adorne Collection

Outlet (GFCI outlet in white with 1-gang wall plate in gloss white) - Legrand Adorne Collection

Vanity (Godmorgon faced with maple tambour) - IKEA and Surfacing Solution

Embroidered towels - Luxor Linens

Artwork (block print and maple frame) - Block Shop Textiles and Art to Frames

Head to the One Room Challenge blog to see all the amazing completed rooms.  I'll be catching up on sleep this weekend and browsing all these beauties.

1 Response

Carol @ CAD Interiors
Carol @ CAD Interiors

July 26, 2019

Fantastic makeover, Deana! Love the DIY wood accent wall feature. It adds so much texture, warmth, and dimension to the room. Great selections on the tile, fixtures, and accessories too. The transformation is beautiful!

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