Well friends, it’s the day we’ve all been waiting for. It’s ORC reveal day!!
I am so excited to share this new space with you all – seriously, it’s my happy place. I had huge dreams and aspirations for this bathroom, and I honestly feel like they have all come true. What makes me most proud, is that Chris and I were able to create our dream bathroom for under $1,200 and we worked together as a team to complete all the work ourselves, on top of our normal jobs, raising two littles and an insane social life! 😉 Not only did we restore every piece of the room that was still in good shape and functional, but we were also able to achieve a high-end look without spending multiple thousands of dollars. Yes, it was a lot of late nights and long weekends, but SO WORTH IT!
Let’s start by taking a look at what our master bathroom looked like 6 weeks ago:
If you’re new, don’t forget to check out the last 6 weeks here:
And now, welcome to our new bathroom… (eek!)
Thank you to everyone that chimed in on my Instagram stories about what to do with this mirror – most people encouraged me to restore the wood, rather than paint it, and I’m so glad that’s what we did! The wood color on this wall was just the touch of warmth it needed. And I love the way the dark stain stayed in the grain and gave it an old, antiqued look.
The vintage buffet was an estate sale purchase from years ago. We only paid $54 for it, can you believe it?! I love the green paint with the aged/gold wax.
I actually ordered this faucet for our other bathroom last year in an oil rubbed bronze finish, but it incorrectly came in this aged bronze finish. So rather than send it back, I just decided to save it for this bathroom. So glad I did – it’s perfect in here!
I gave the old brass shower doors a makeover with spray paint and trim. You can hardly tell they’re the same doors!
Chris installed these built-in shelves so we’d have plenty of storage space.
The tub tile surround is the same tile as before, we just gave it a thick coat of white, epoxy paint. I love the way this tub nook turned out – so cozy!
I framed and hung the salvaged wallpaper above the toilet.
The little nook to the right of the vanity will eventually be my hidden jewelry storage. We just didn’t quite get to finishing the door, so for now it houses a sweet sign and traditional farmhouse tobacco basket. 🙂
Since the six week challenge went by so fast, I really want to dive into the project more in depth in the next few weeks, starting with some Q&A! So, if you have a question about the design or implementation of this project, feel free to comment with it below and I will do my best to answer all of them next week.
I also plan to give you all some insights and step-by-step instructions on many of the DIY portions of this room too, so stay tuned for those.
I hope you were encouraged by our One Room Challenge transformation and inspired to give your own old rooms a low-cost (and yet still totally beautiful!) makeover. 🙂
Budget and Sources
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Lumber = $310
Paint & Painting Supplies = $230
Fixtures = $380
Miscellaneous Hardware = $85
Nails / Plumbing Supplies / Sheet Rock / Nuts / Screws / Shelf Brackets
Accessories/Decor = $130
= $1,135 Total Cost
And just for fun, I always like to show side-by-side before/afters so you can envision how we restored what was already there. 🙂
Pretty amazing transformation, huh??
If you haven’t yet, be sure to head back and check out the reveals from the featured bloggers and other guest participants too. Tonight would be a good night to grab a blanket, snuggle in, and read over all of them. There are some fabulous designs and projects to enjoy!
Big thanks go to Chris, my amazing husband that made all of this possible, my step-dad Bob for helping me with the above photos, and of course to Linda of Calling it Home and House Beautiful for hosting such an inspirational collaboration of home design.
And of course, thank YOU, our supporters, for following along on our first ORC journey! It has been a huge learning experience for us. Don’t tell Chris, but I can’t wait for next season to do it all over again… Our dining room is begging me. 😉