We are well in to week two of the One Room Challenge and things are rolling right along. This will be my fourth bathroom remodel as a homeowner. The first two were in our previous house and were DIY the entire way. For anyone DIYing a bathroom (or a kitchen for that matter) I feel your pain! Since buying our current home, my husband has “retired” from taking on remodeling projects. I don’t blame him.
We’ve hired a contractor to handle this remodel and it feels so luxurious. That’s not to say I’m not stressing, but at least I’m not swinging a sledgehammer this time.
The bathroom has gone from this
To this. I’m loving the color of the pink insulation by the way.
We even got to get a peek of the original wallpaper. Nothing like a pink and blue 80’s houndstooth!
Now to build this place back up.
My Inspiration for the new bathroom was Candis Cayne’s kitchen featured on Design*Sponge. I love the cabinet color and fell head over heels for the black and white pattern created with the herringbone tile. I loved it so much a was ready to rip the design off wholesale. But in the end I decided against it for several reasons:
Really? Come up with your own ideas.
I couldn’t source black and white herringbone that would arrive on time and/or not blow my budget.
I did come up with my own tile pattern design, but I didn’t have faith in the tile installers to execute it well. I’m working with a new contractor and would really have to trust someone and know their skill level to do it right. Maybe next time!
In the end it just seemed over-designed for a small kids bathroom.
So I’m going with white porcelain herringbone from the tub to the ceiling. It will feel fresh and add just enough interest. And, even better, it’s really budget friendly.
In general, the design plan veered off in a less sophisticated, more tween girl friendly direction. See last week’s post for the other elements I’ve chosen for the room.
The vanity above has been ordered. I knew I wanted colored cabinetry for this room; I’ve put in white cabinets throughout the house and it’s time to step out of my comfort zone. This vanity not a true deep peacock blue like the inspiration pic, more of a navy in person. I’m slightly disappointed in the color, but it will look great with the final design. I love the clean lines and the carrara marble top. It weighs 350 pounds and needs to go up a flight of stairs, so wish us luck on that one!
Well demo was fun, tune in next week to see some progress with putting this thing back together.
Now take a look at the other ORC participants and their projects.