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Thanks for your patience on this. I got behind on all the last minute details and just couldn’t finish this up in time to join the first wave of “big reveals” Thursday morning.

If you’re wondering what all this is about, I joined the One Room Challenge, hosted semi-annually by Linda at Calling it Home and attempted to renovate our downstairs bathroom in just six weeks. It was the first room we planned to renovate when we bought the house and it turned out to be pretty much the last room we touched, mostly because it was just daunting.

And here’s where it ended up.

To fully appreciate how far it has come, you have to remember what it looked like before. Highlights, or rather lowlights, include highly textured walls, pickled pink wood, a pink counter, weird shower insert, rope sink, shiny gold (not in a good way) hardware and, of course, a boob light.

By taking out the shower insert and tiling the shower up the ceiling and using a very low threshold shower pan, the room feels twice as big. 
Unfortunately the vanity top is not finished. If you recall, it was cut incorrectly and is too small for the vanity and the sink hole wasn’t cut correctly. We’ve been waiting for another carrara marble remnant to become available but no luck so far.
The fabric for the roman blind was not what I intended to use originally but that didn’t seem quite right. I ended up looking for something with a hand-printed look and in the middle of a mad internet search I found just that in Australia and just a few days later, freshly printed fabric from halfway around the world was on my doorstep. Like I do about once a year, I pulled out the sewing machine, tried to remember how to work it and sewed that baby up, saving somewhere in the neighborhood of $130, which was the going price I found to have someone make a custom roman blind. I was fairly impressed with myself, particularly given that I literally sewed THROUGH my finger when I took a machine sewing class in summer school in 7th grade.

To find out more specifics about how this project all went, check out previous weeks here:

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Floor tile: Fluid marmara marble 6×18 honed

Wall tile: Daltile Rittenhouse Square 3×6 in Kohler White (K101)
Wall accent tile: Bardiglio marble piano tile (discontinued but this is similar)
Shower base: Kohler Ballast
Trim and ceiling paint: BM White Heron
Wall paint: BM Pebble Beach
Vanity: My design, semi-DIY constructed
Vanity paint: BM Hale Navy
Vanity light: Fiona Big Sconce custom painted
Spray paint : Montana Gold in navy (for vanity sconce)
Roman shade: DIY with this fabric

Please take a moment to check out all of the other guest participants in the One Room Challenge as well as the featured bloggers.

Thanks for following along!

42 Responses

  1. Beautiful! Can you give more details on the shower door? Is it off the shelf or did you have to go custom from a glass fitter? Did you end up fitting in a swing door or is it a slider? Thanks!

  2. Beautiful! Do you have any info on the shower door? Was it custom by a glass company, and did you manage to do a swing door with a hinge?

  3. Goodness, this is lovely. I was really enjoying the whole post right until my legs went numb when I read about your sewing machine injury!!! Lol. This turned out so well!!! What a major transformation!!!!

  4. WOW!!!!! Love your bathroom, for such a small space you truly maximized it's full potential! Truly one of my faves for this series! Congrats and CHEERS to us for another room done!

  5. Yay! You're done! It is beautiful. Your tile–and tiled chair rail isjust amazing–and of course, that floor! Unbelievable it all happened in just six short weeks, isn't it. Love your fabric choice. I put a sewing machine needle through my finger in seventh grade Home Ec, too. Until now, I'd thought i was the only person in the world who had done that!

  6. Yay! So glad you are finished with your fabulous re-do — even if there is one thing you're still waiting on. Your new bathroom looks SO much nicer, especially the new tile and shower area, which are really elegant. Finally you've checked off the project you saved for last… 🙂 -Beth

    1. I never noticed that before but you are so right. Now that it's up, I really feel like the fabric brings the whole room together much more than I had anticipated.

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