IT'S REVEAL DAY!
I am so excited to finally be revealing the One Room Challenge Bathroom. We came a long way from where we were and it came out better than I imagined. We started with a bathroom that was empty and cold, and for some reason the shower never worked. (I never got to the bottom of that but I digress.)
For starters, this bathroom was actually an enormous juggling act for me. This was the first time that I was completely inundated with work and then tried to take on a bathroom renovation in my own home. Life felt very heavy at times, but it was something that I couldn't stop once I started. Nor did I want to. I just had to keep moving forward. And we were pedal to the metal the entire time to be able to finish in 8 weeks.
The saving grace was that we did not need to change the layout of the bathroom. We kept that as is with only a few minor changes such as adding sconces and separating the fan with the light fixture. So the first order of business was to completely gut this space. My husband and I demo'd the shower but called in reinforcements to rip up the floor and do the dry wall.
The tile we chose for the shower is from the Tile Shop and it is Hampton Carrara Marble. We used a penny hex tile for the floor with a coordinating subway tile for the shower. The greek key tile is from The Builder Depot. While I would recommend it, I will say you must order overage. It is customary to order 10% and many pieces I had did not work because of the color. You can read more about the tile in a previous blog post.
I am so honored to be partnering with Schumacher yet again for this space. The wallpaper is called Tropique and it was one I haven't seen before as a wallpaper. Anything that is new is so exciting for me. The wallpaper makes the space and I'm glad I took my time to find it. It is whimsical, tells a story, and reminds me of a Palm Beach garden. I order through the trade but Schumacher sells this through retailers and you can find it here.
The mirror was a really fun way to add a whimsical touch. I did use some rub and buff to match the sconces a little better. But I love how it played with the wallpaper.
The paint color was matched up with one of the leaves. I ended up choosing Benjamin Moore Winchester Sage and I am so glad I did. The ceiling is a glossy dream and I'm so happy I didn't lean on using blue.
The faucet (and all plumbing) is all by Rohl, in a polished nickel finish. I chose to do mixed metals in this room because I wanted the staying power of polished nickel with just a touch of brass throughout. The console sink is by Kingston Brass and is also polished nickel with a marble top. And toilet is one of my favorites to use in projects; it is the Kohler Memoirs toilet.
The shower door was made locally by a company named Eqwipt.
I added trim to the shades as a little last minute DIY project. And I will share more about that in the future. Adding trim to the shades really took the lighting up a notch.
Thank you for sharing in my joy over this new bathroom. I am so happy that now we have a working bathroom full of all the glamorous details. Now there is no keeping guests away. And thanks perfectly fine! Thank you for reading, so happy this is DONE! xx -Chrissie
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