Whew! Guys! We made it! Our first One Room Challenge is complete and we made it in time! This is cause for a celebration and lots of exclamation points!!!!! Oh man … I feel like I can breathe again. Our house is clean for the first time in 6 weeks and we can actually shower in our own bathroom. Life is good! Not to mention, we have this beautiful eclectic master bathroom now that emits our personalities and really brings the space to life. My husband keeps saying he doesn’t feel like he’s in the same house. That’s one of my goals with client work and it makes me so happy that I was able to accomplish that with my own hubster.
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What is the One Room Challenge?
The One Room Challenge is a 6 week challenge where designers, bloggers, and creatives from all over completely revamp a space. There are diverse styles among all of the participants and it is incredibly inspiring and invigorating to see everyone utilizing their own gifts and being in their own element.
To catch up on our little journey, you can read these 5 posts prior to this reveal post:
So before I show you all of the goods, let’s take a little trip down memory lane, shall we? Remember how this space looked before? It had a case of the 3 B’s: builder-grade, beige, and boring.
It felt dark and dull, to put it lightly. There was no personality and it certainly was not a “design” we would have chosen. Now, yes, we did build this house, but when we did, we were just kids. I was pregnant with our oldest and we had never owned a home before. We had to choose budget-friendly options, which meant builder-grade and brown. But I am happy to say this eclectic master bathroom is so light and bright and airy now.
We put a lot of love into this bathroom. Almost every surface was altered and all with our own two hands. We learned a lot of skills like removing tile and repairing drywall, installing new tile, replacing a faucet, painting floors, mudding and adding Sun Valley texture, etc. And most of this was done after our kids were down for bed so there were a lot of late nights.
Ok, enough of this babble. I will get into detail on a lot of the elements in future posts containing tutorials. And if you have any questions about anything, please let me know! There are a lot of things in my Instagram story highlights as well @rufusandhenrietta.
Now for the Eye Candy!
After the demo was done and the initial paint was on the walls (Silver City by Behr), I stenciled this beautiful geometric pattern above the vanity. It draws the eye up and makes it feel larger. The lighter nude-y peach is Arizona Dust by Valspar and the darker burgundy is Decadent Red by Valspar.
Next, we installed the tile, which you can read about here. The vertical stacking modernizes the space and keeps it looking less busy with the stencil. This hand-crafted tile is so beautiful. It adds some organic lines to the harsh edges of the geometric stencil while still being sleek, white, and classic in style.
Next, we replaced the faucet. Holy cow! I never realized how much just changing out a faucet would elevate an area. We didn’t do anything to the counters or the sink but just adding this sleek matte black faucet added a touch of masculinity while also tying in to the other black elements in the space.
Then came the floors. You guys, these floors … they were definitely a trying labor of love on my end but look at this beautiful floor! No more dark brown laminate. I will do another post on how to stencil your linoleum another day as it was a process, but a rewarding one. (I used this stencil.) These floors make me so happy now. (Can you tell I really like stencils? You can see how I transformed our laundry room with a stencil as well.)
Adding little touches and upgrades here and there make the room feel well designed and special. This brass floor vent is one of my favorite things in the space, but how can I pick just a few?! I love it all so much!
We also added a matte black shower curtain rod and matte black doorknob and hinges, along with a brass toilet paper holder and new towel hooks. And then we added in all of the fun accessories! Don’t worry! I will post all of the sources down at the end of the post. For now, I’m just going to flood you with all of this beautiful eclectic master bathroom.
Wow! That was a lot! I hope you love this space as much as we do and I hope that it inspires you to create your own personality-filled space. You don’t have to have a ton of money to revamp a room. You just need the drive and a little ingenuity. Thanks for coming along this crazy ride with me and make sure to go check out all of the other reveals for the One Room Challenge. They are absolutely stunning and all are so unique.
Eclectic Master Bathroom Sources
Wall color – Silver City by Behr
Red paint – Decadent Red by Valspar
Peach paint – Arizona Dust by Valspar
Handcrafted subway tile
Blue vanity paint – Swedish Blue Chalk Paint by Kilz
Matte black faucet
Glass floating picture frame
Napkin – used as art in glass frame
Brass floor vent
Shower curtain (similar)
Shower curtain rod
Brass shelf brackets
Matte black door knob
DIY art inspired by this piece
Modern geometric art on shelf
Brass toilet paper holder
Vintage-look rug (we’ve had this rug for a while and even though it is inexpensive, it works really well in the bathroom. You can’t put it in the washer but baby wipes clean it up really nicely.)
Burgundy knobs – out of production but from Anthropologie
All other styling done with thrifted items!
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And just for fun, let’s take a look at the before, the design plan, and the after!
Do you think we accomplished the plan?! I think it looks pretty darn close! Hope you all have a fantastic rest of your week and happy creating!