One Room Challenge Spring 2017 | Downstairs bathroom makeover plans
Hey friends! Things have been such a whirlwind for me lately, I feel like I literally just finished my mudroom makeover for the $100 room challenge like two seconds ago, and still need to catch my breath from that, and I am already throwing myself into another the challenge.
The One Room Challenge, that is! I have decided to join the Spring ORC, and renovate yet another bathroom in our home. You might remember me participating in my very first ORC in the Fall, when I gave our guest/kids bathroom a makeover.
I am still in love with the way it turned out, and although meeting the deadlines can be stressful at times, I find it is a great way to get my butt in gear to accomplish things, so I am throwing my hat in the ring once again! Because we have a third bathroom downstairs that is in desperate need of some major attention.
Before we get started with the disastrous before photos, let’s do a quick rewind, and let me show you a few photos from my first One Room Challenge makeover, our kids/guest bathroom makeover.
Downstairs Bathroom Before Photos
This next photo is from the MLS listing of our home when it was listed for sale. This is basically what the bathroom looked like when we moved in. Plain Jane and builder grade.
Shortly before moving in my daughter painted this bathroom pink herself. At the time, this was her bathroom, and her bedroom was adjacent to it. We brought the lovely cabinet from our previous house, and though I didn’t really want it there, we hung it temporarily to provide her some extra storage.
We gave this bathroom a mini facelift about three years ago by painting the vanity. We also painted the sink. I DIY’ed some shelves and we replaced the ugly cabinet above the toilet, we replaced the builder grade mirror, and we installed DIY grouted vinyl tile floor.
The one thing I have hated about this bathroom the most from the beginning is that it has no light installed over the sink. We have put it off for too long because we need to hire an electrician to install it. But the time is now, it is #1 on my list of things to do in here.
Our Downstairs bathroom makeover plans
I have to say, in looking at these bad before pictures, I am totally patting myself on the back at how far I have come with my photography skills since then! I still have a ways to go, but my photography has improved so much!
Fast forward to now, and my 17 year old son has taken over the downstairs bathroom and bedroom. This transition actually took place last winter, so he has been living in this pink bathroom for over a year. and it is high time to give him a not so feminine space that he can claim as his own! Don’t you think? So I have come up with an inspiration board to show you all of the plans I have to make this room over.
I made up this collage to show you our downstairs bathroom makeover plans. I’m going for kind of an eclectic industrial farmhouse vibe. There are going to be some modern elements, but also some vintage inspired elements, and a touch of boho. Do you think I can mesh all of that together into a great space? We’ll see!
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Paint Color- Gray Owl by Benjamin Moore
To Do List
- Paint Walls
- Replace sink and vanity
- Install light over sink
- DIY wall shelves
- Replace shower curtain
- Replace shower head
- Replace accessories and hardware
- Have a Wall Weave made for the space
- Replace bathroom rug
- Replace ceiling light
- Paint bamboo shelves for space
- Install glass subway tile backsplash
That pretty much sums up our plans for this space! I will be updating you about our progress every Wednesday for 6 weeks until the final reveal. This space is going to look completely different, and the photos will be much better than the ones you see of the before here today, so please stick with me on this journey. I cannot wait for this transformation! What do you think of our Downstairs bathroom makeover plans? And just so you have a perspective, our recent mudroom makeover is right outside of this bathroom, so both spaces are going to look brand new, and we can’t wait!
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