We made it! Week 6 is here and that means its time for the final reveal of our guest bathroom remodel for the One Room Challenge! I’m so happy to have made it to this point and hope you have enjoyed following along and have been inspired by this journey. This is a pretty drastic transformation! You can see the before photos here.
If you’ve been following from Week 1, then you know that I didn’t have a solid plan for this space. I had a vision of what I wanted, but I’m constantly changing my mind and have done a lot of the planning as the weeks progressed. This is the only way I know how to work. I’m very indecisive and need the flexibility of being able to change plans at the last minute. I could not imagine this space being anything other than it is now.
What I did know from the beginning, was that I wanted a vintage inspired space. I mentioned in last weeks post that we often travel to Block Island and I’ve forever been inspired by the abundance of victorian and antique design the island has to offer. I drew from that inspiration to create this space.
The center of my design plan was this gorgeous, substantial, and rich piece of furniture. Would you believe I didn’t purchase this pieces until Week One?! If you know me, then you know I am so last minute.What I wanted was an alternative to the traditional vanity. I think the most important requirement I had was that the vanity be made from a pieces of furniture. I wanted it to be unique and to set the tone of the space. My heart was set on having a vintage french provincial furniture piece, however as I searched for something suitable I realized that everything I loved was out of budget. Vintage finds are not cheap and we didn’t have the time needed to hunt for something at a tag sale.
On a whim we stopped by a local consignment shop. The pieces they had to offer were stunning but unless you’ve got an unlimited bank account most were unreachable. To say the least we left empty handed and a little disappointed. In a second attempt at the consignment shop, my husband found a beautiful entertainment center in the outlet section. Score! It wasn’t vintage but it was just what I needed!
So much stress was lifted when we completed the task of finding a vanity. Next was on to the floor. I talk more about the my flooring choice in Week 3, here. To say we are pleased with the tile we chose is an understatement. I don’t think this bathroom would be what it is with any other flooring option. The black and what is simply classic and the basketweave detail adds the perfect amount of interest. We purchased the tile from our local Lowes, we should just move in because we spend a good portion of our time roaming the aisles of Lowes. For convenience, I’ll link the tile here since I wasn’t able to link it otherwise.
The vanity and tile were two major decisions, everything else came pretty easily after that. With a vision in my mind, I one by one selected the remainder of the feature of this remodel. Lighting was also a big one, but I had a pretty good idea of what I wanted and found a stunning vintage style sconce from Hudson Valley Lighting. My exact sconces are linked at the bottom of this post. What I love most about theses sconces, aside from their rich beauty, is that they are a different finish from the rest of the bathroom hardware. The polished nickel finish makes them stand out as they should. Mixing finishes is a great why to add character and interest to any space.
Sinks are pretty important, right?! Something so important should be equally as beautiful. We found just that in these Kohler vessel sinks from Build.com, find link to product below. I struggled with this decision quit a bit and my husband wanted something other then I initial planned for the sinks. You can read more about my decision here. I have to thank the wonderful people at Build.com for suggesting the faucets we chose, they are absolutely the perfect match for our white sinks.
Everything in this space complements each other so well. To bring it all together I added the shiplap and board and batten accents to the walls. If you’d like to read more about my thought process regarding the walls head to this post here. But I will tell you that having white walls was the only option here. With the rich tones of the vanity and the venetian bronze hardware, I knew the clean lines of shiplap and sterile white would be the right decision.
To date, I’d have to say this is my favorite project! Its everything I dreamed of and more. What makes it even better is that everything was done by DIY. For us, this is our preferred way to complete remodels. 1) It saves a ton in the cost department and 2) Its the most rewarding feeling to see the finished product of something you’ve created with your own two hands. I hope you’ve been inspired to create your own kind of beauty and make your house your home because I truly believe that a house has four walls, a roof, and provides shelter, while a home has character, functionality, and is a reflection of who you are.
Thank you for following along on this exciting journey through the Fall 2018 One Room Challenge! I’d love to hear your thoughts on this transformation, leave comments below! You can follow on Instagram @farmhousechic4sure for more photos and inspiration. And also check out all of the Featured Designers and the many other Guest Participants of the One Room Challenge.