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Who’s ready for a bathroom update?? I can’t believe it’s already been a week since I shared our plans for the bathroom makeover with you… these six weeks are going to fly by! I love the process of designing and bringing an old space to life. It’s the best! If you want real-time updates, keep an eye on my Instagram Stories – I am and will be updating them throughout each week!
If you’re just joining us, you can catch up by reading last week’s post which includes before pictures and our plans for the space. I am participating as a guest participant in the One Room Challenge put on by Calling it Home and House Beautiful. It’s a semi-annual event where designers from all over join in on the challenge to give one room a makeover in just 6 short weeks! And we keep our followers up to date each week as we work through the project. It’s so fun! Be sure to check out the feature designers and the other guest participants too. 🙂
This last week was dedicated to demo and started out with removing all of the old cabinetry. We had intended to donate the vanity and reuse the full length cabinet in Chris’ closet, but the previous owner had installed the toe kick and tile floors after the cabinets were installed, so getting them out without damaging either them or the tile wasn’t possible. And since we were hoping to salvage the tile, that meant taking a hammer and saw to the cabinets to get them out…
Unfortunately, we also found some black mold behind the floor-to-ceiling cabinet, which means more drywall work for me… I’ll have to cut out the moldy patch and replace it with new sheet rock. This doesn’t matter much on the walls since we’re covering them in shiplap, but on the ceiling I’ll have to tape and texture the patch. In case I haven’t mentioned it before, sheet rock work isn’t my favorite… That may be why I love shiplap so much! 😉
One of my favorite things about this week was discovering a patch of vintage floral wallpaper behind where the mirror was hanging. Did you see it in that first picture?? I was able to salvage about half of the section and plan to put small pieces in frames as decor for the room! I thought it would be a fun way to honor the history of the home. 🙂
On Sunday, we made a list of all the materials we needed (that’s right, we don’t shop for materials until we’ve already torn the room apart… 😉 ) and got most of what we needed to complete the project.
In the last few days, we’ve made good progress on the electrical work as well as finished up removing the awkward privacy wall. Our electrical changes involved moving the shower and tub lights to be on a switch next to the door (they were previously on the wall we removed) and installing all new light fixtures. Chris picked out the new shower fan/light and got one with a Bluetooth speaker built in so I’m excited to try having music play through my phone while I shower!
Here is the light we got for above the tub:
I like that it’s still a chandelier but won’t take up much of the head space when getting in or out of the tub.
I’ve also decided to put a shelf at the top of the tile behind the tub like this one from Brepurposed:
Here are a few wider views of the room as we stand today:
Ah! I can’t wait to see it all come to life! Can’t you just envision white tile around the tub, white shiplap all around, black and white patterned floors… It’s all going to look so pretty!
On our to-do list for this week is finishing up the electrical and plumbing, building in the new short wall next to the toilet for our shelf nook, and starting on the floors.
Don’t forget to follow my Instagram stories for real-time progress and I’ll see you all next week with another update!