It’s been 6 months since I’ve done a total room remodel in my house (the kitchen). I am really excited to announce that over the next 6 weeks I will be redoing my bathroom and chronicling it for you here for the One Room Challenge! I will have an update for you every Thursday with the final reveal in November. Be sure to check back each week to see how it goes!
I have had this blog for 2 years and have only shown the bathroom once before. Since then, it has sat untouched and looking a little dated.
Probably 5 or 6 years ago, I painted the vanity, walls, and spray painted a silver stencil on the walls. But that is all I’ve done to the space.
The brown tile is my least favorite thing about my bathroom. It is just so blah and not my personality that I am beyond excited to see it gone! Also, this room is so hard to photograph! It is tiny without any natural light. I will be having a photographer over to get the after because it is obviously over my head on how to capture it!
This is the only bathroom in our house so it will be a little bit tricky renovating while being able to function. Wish us luck! The bath tub and surround are in sorry shape. I will admit I am the worst at cleaning this area of the house, but hoping a major scrub will get the bathtub in better shape.
One of my favorite parts about renovating is coming up with a plan for the space. I gather my favorite items and put them on a mood board and see how they work together. Here’s what I came up with for the bathroom:
I am on a budget (always- haha) with this bathroom so a bunch of the items are coming from Overstock. They have so many items for such great prices that I have spent hours on their site trying to find the perfect pieces. Plus, you know my love of online shopping so I can shop from home. I am excited with everything (especially the flooring and vanity!!!) and can’t wait to see it come together!
This image was the first one that inspired me for my bathroom. There will definitely be pink and brass in my bathroom! I want to keep all of the main pieces neutral so I’ll have wallpaper with the pink so its easily removable (since I know pink isn’t everyone’s jam if we ever sell our condo).
I found this image on Instagram over the weekend and was stopped dead in my tracks! I am planning on similar floor tiles, subway tile for the bathtub (and halfway up the walls everywhere else). I’ve added a similar stool to my wish list because I love how the wood adds warmth to the space! Oh, and that floral shower curtain is to die for!
These shelves are so inspiring to me! I have similar ones planned over my toilet. I love the idea of capitalizing on that space since our bathroom is tiny and storage is a premium. Plus, not having items on the top of the toilet is officially a good idea when you have a 2 year old around who is very curious. Aren’t the brass shelves with the pops of pink genius?! This is where I plan on injecting my glam and feminine signature look.
What I love about this bathroom is the graphic wallpaper. Isn’t it so great?! I love the personality it lends and the big statement it makes. Oh, and how great is it with the brass accents? I’m planning on a pink floral wallpaper that is practically perfect in every way:
what to ask yourself before renovating
I recently finished reading the book The Magnolia Story by Chip and Joanna Gaines. I 100% recommend it- I came away being so inspired! One of the questions Joanna asks herself is what is her intention with the space? I came up with some additional questions you should ask yourself before redoing a room and thought I would answer them here:
what is my intention with the space?
I want a beautiful room where my family can get ready. My goal is for it to be inspiring and happy. I want it to function well so it works for the season of life we are in right now.
what is my budget?
My budget for completely redoing my bathroom is $5000. I think that is pretty realistic and considering that the average family in America in 2017 spends $9,555 redoing a bathroom (source), I am happy with that price.
what can I improve?
Besides the feeling and aesthetics, I want better storage with the vanity- drawers will really help with that! Our toilet doesn’t work well so I am excited to replace it with a more water efficient one that actually flushes the first time. The mirror is too low for my husband, so I will hang this one higher- haha.
how do I want this room to feel?
Happy, light and bright. I really want to walk into this room and feel refreshed and excited to start the day.
what is my timeline to complete?
My goal is to finish the room by the first Thursday in November. I’ll be honest, I’m already worried about finishing on time. I don’t have the majority of the items shipping yet, but the most important thing is to finish with a room that works for my family.
what do I need to get rid of?
Well, we’ll be getting rid of pretty much everything besides the tub and door molding. There was a bunch of clutter in the vanity, so I’ve already gone through that. We’ve lived in our house for 9 years and have been planning for a renovation on it for that whole time. To say we’re excited is an understatement.
Check back next week for demo day! I hope that this series will help you be inspired and if you’re planning a bathroom renovation, that’ll you’ll feel ready to take it on!
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