Phew! I’m exhausted! This bathroom makeover has really pushed me to my limits this time, guys. But I am so happy I did it! This is my second One Room Challenge (an 8 week challenge, sponsored by Better Homes and Gardens, to completely makeover a space) and while it can be a grueling process, it’s so fun to see everyone else’s spaces, to encourage one another, and to push myself to complete a space. You can see my last One Room Challenge space here.
But let’s talk about how we have now completed our entire downstairs renovation now that this bathroom makeover is complete! And after 9 months of straight house projects, we’re ready to enjoy it for a little while without having to do any major renovations.
In case you’re new here, you can catch up on the past weeks here (trust me, you’re going to want to see what was under that wallpaper):
Before we get to all of the eye candy photos of the reveal, let’s take a little trip down memory lane, shall we?
This is how this bathroom looked when we started this process:
And this was the design plan for the space:
And this was the massive to-do list we needed to conquer:
- Remove wallpaper
- Remove linoleum floor
- Lay new floor
- Sand vanity
- Remove trim
- Paint trim
- Install new trim
- Remove cabinets above laundry area
- Replace toilet
- Texture walls
- Paint walls
- Paint ceiling
- Stencil above vanity
- Paint vanity
- Order all the pieces
- Wallpaper pocket door
- Contact paper on counters
- Install cabinet and shelves over laundry area
And not even included in that last was a last minute decision to give our sink a makeover with paint. And by last minute, I mean like 4 days ago! (Smack hand on the face emoji.) But enough chit chat, let’s get to the good stuff, shall we?
At the end of the post is a list of links to sources.
After removing the wallpaper, I painted pretty much everything: the walls, ceiling, vanity, stenciled the back wall, sink, faucet.
I also updated the orange laminate countertops with marble contact paper which modernized the space. The metal surrounding the countertops and sink, I upgraded with some gold Rub N Buff to add some much needed flair. More on this sink makeover to come.
A line of hooks is both functional for towels and for hanging delicate laundry to dry.
We installed a brand new toilet as well, and even had to do some drywall repair from water damage. Fun stuff I tell you. But actually, I’ve never been more excited about a toilet!
Oh, did I forget to mention that this also included making over our laundry space? We made this wood countertop for folding and storage and added the gray cabinet to hide all of the ugly laundry necessities or extra toiletries away.
We carried our waterproof laminate flooring into the bathroom for a seamless look for functionality but also warmth.
Adding fun details like colorful artwork, thrifted items, and fun patterns make this small space come to life.
Get the Look:
- girl art
- bird art
- drawer pulls
- vanity light
- Asymmetrical mirror
- terra cotta paint
- sage green paint on laundry wall and ceiling – Underground Gardens by Behr
- green paint used for stencil – Secluded Woods by Behr
- white wall paint – Polar Bear by Behr
- marble contact paper
- orange retro table lamp
- shaker style gray cabinet
I would love to know what you think about the space and any other spaces I should check out that you’ve enjoyed seeing. Thank you all so much for always supporting me and encouraging me as we embark on some pretty crazy adventures like this bathroom makeover. You all are the best.