It’s One Room Challenge reveal day and I’m so excited to share that our master bathroom is finally done! It was a crazy dash to the end and, as you might have seen on my Instagram stories, more than once I thought we might not make it. Over the past six weeks we pulled so.dang.many late nights building, tiling, and installing everything but we finally finished the entire bathroom (complete with laundry!) and we’re somewhere between ecstatic and super ecstatic with the outcome.
If you’re new to my blog/Instagram/life, then welcome! My husband and I often update our home and generally tackle all the work ourselves in between day jobs, kids, and (excessive?) socializing, which means progress can go at a very slow pace around here. But not so slow with this bathroom! We re-did this bathroom in six insane weeks as part of the One Room Challenge hosted by Linda at Calling it Home. The event takes place twice a year and it is where bloggers transform a room in six weeks. You can catch up on my progress this season here: Week 1 (the before), Week 2 (the plan), Week 3 (building floors and walls), Week 4 (all the tile!), and Week 5 (sneak peeks).
As a reminder, this is where we started:
Woof. It was an old, unused closet off of our master bedroom and when we redid our kitchen a couple years ago, we decided to have this space (which is right above the kitchen) plumbed to create an en suite master bathroom. Then the room sat for a few years until Linda at Calling it Home invited me to join in as a designer for this season’s One Room Challenge. Let’s just say the past six weeks have been crazy but as I say every season, it’s super worth it to actually finish a room.
So many details went into our bathroom but I’ll just chat about a few. First, the tile. Oh, the tile. We did 12×24″ tiles on the floor, 4×12″ tiles in a herringbone pattern on the walls, and 1″ hexagon on the shower floor all in honed venato carrara from The Builder Depot. It took forever to install but we love it. One of the biggest challenges was tiling around the three niches, but I’m loving it now that it’s done.
We also decided to maximize storage under our sloped ceiling by installing large storage drawers and a washer and dryer. I can’t wait to fold laundry on that big 10′ walnut countertop. Actually, I can (because laundry), but if I have to do laundry then this is a pretty sweet spot (and yes, we still have our regular washer/dryer downstairs so kids don’t have to come into our bathroom to wash clothes).
One of my favorite things about this room for sure is the vanity with the large double sink and brass faucets plus lots of drawers. Previously four of us shared one family bathroom and while still lovely, it meant each adult had one drawer and the kids shared one. What a change to have so much more storage space!
Throughout the bathroom we stuck to a black/white/wood combo while layering in some color on top. I especially love the mix of woods between the walnut counters and the cedar wrapped beam (the existing beam was in pretty bad condition so this cedar wrap made a big difference). This whole style is similar to what we did in our master bedroom, which I updated last fall. Let’s just say I’m a sucker for that style combo.
So, that’s it! All sources are below but let me know if you have any questions in the comments. Truly, I can’t thank you enough for reading and supporting this project – you guys rock! Also, I really want to thank Linda for hosting and all the sponsors of the One Room Challenge and other companies that agreed to partner with me for this bathroom project – a huge thank you!!!
One of my favorite parts of this challenge is the camaraderie and inspiration from all the other designers/bloggers involved, so do not miss checking out all the guest participants here and the 20 featured designers:
Centsational Girl | Chris Loves Julia | Christine Dovey | Dwell With Dignity | The English Room | Glitter Guide | House of Brinson | House Updated | J+J Design Group | Lark & Linen | Abby Manchesky | Nesting Place | Old Brand New | Old Home Love | The Pink Pagoda | Rambling Renovators | Erica Reitman | Sketch 42 | Suburban B’s | Erin Williamson Media Partner House Beautiful | TM by CIH
I guess that’s a wrap friends. For this season. If you want me, I’ll be sleeping for the next two months with intermittent wakings for Instagram and food.
Sources: vanity | white drawer bases | sink | faucets | mirror | shower fixtures in brushed gold | floor tile | wall tile | shower floor tile | counters | sconces | art | stool | white towels | rug | woven basket | wood handled basket | toilet | large drawer hardware in unlacquered brass | vanity hardware in unlacquered brass | white wall and trim paint – farrow and ball great white