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Wait, what? It is the last day of May?! When did that happen? I almost didn’t get the design board challenge done for this month. If you haven’t been following along, every month I post a new collection of inspiration for something that I may desire to (or most likely not) to design in the house. So far, we have done a Swanky Neutral living room, an Industrial Bedroom, and the Masculine Patriotic Office that was part of the one room challenge. This month, I turn to the bathroom. Our next full room to makeover in the house will be the upstairs bathroom but that may be awhile before we start.
This is the original bathroom and apart from fixing the shower head that was falling out of the wall and some paint, it really isn’t much different. Ok, we did take down the warning signs, lol. I don’t think they were adding to the decor. This entire bathroom will be a gutting-to-the-studs job. The tub is impossible to clean. The floor is vinyl and we had to staple it back down when we moved in. Unfortunately, it had curled back and the subfloor was exposed to water. The plan is to attempt to save the vanity and paint it. New hardware, new mirrors, new pretty much everything. Of course, our M.O. is to be DIYing most of it ourselves. If you are looking for some great tutorials on tiling, check out how to tile a shower or how to tile a bathroom floor here. There are important considerations for each.
Here is my inspiration for the bathroom:
My design is somewhere in between these two beautiful bathrooms. For one, the beadboard is a little overwhelming in the first bathroom. I may use wainscoting on the wall opposite the vanity but it won’t be every wall. The second picture has all the charm and vintage touches I love. It is just a bit too white for me and I want to bring in some nautical accents.
- Wall Color – Sherwin Williams Repose Grey
- Floors – Weathered Wood Tile
- Quartz counter tops
- Mirror from Pottery Barn
- 9-Cubby Organizer
- Bath Rug
- Accent Wall Tile – Grey Penny Round
- Large Bianco Ceramic Wall Tile
- Double Vanity (we hope to paint our current one)
- Moen Caldwell Brushed Nickle Faucet
- Wall Sconce
Not pictured: Industrial Numbered Wall Hooks
So here is the plan. First, this bathroom upstairs is a kid’s bathroom that the guests also use. The double sinks are very nice and I don’t mind the overall layout of the bathroom. It is long and narrow so not much you can do there. That will help our budget a little bit since we don’t have to move the plumbing. I am thinking of doing wainscoting on the wall across from the vanity and the wood tile will look beautiful against that. We are going to keep the tub/shower combo but replace the current tub and tile it all the way to the ceiling with a combination. I may add a 3rd tile but I will have to sleep on that idea.
So what do you think? Could you see something like this in your bathroom? Let me know!
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