The One Room Challenge – Guest Participant.
Thank you Linda of Calling it Home for the One Room Challenge!
My Challenge…Our “new” Bathroom. 14 Years Old “new”.
With the cheeky Mermaid and Sea Creatures Decor.
Small in Stature. But Large in Use.
All Showers Happen Here for a Family of 4.
A True Workhorse.
Red Oak Floors. Yes, Difficult to Maintain with All the Water.
White Tile Walk-In Shower Enclosure. Glass Tile Accents. No Curtain or Door Needed.
A 1940 Salvage Commercial White Porcelain Sink and standard Toilet complete the suite.
Dimensions under the Sink…12″ Deep…20″ Wide…28″ High.
Problem 1. No Storage.
Problem 2. No Space for Storage.
Problem 3. Tiny Budget.
Problem 4. Drab. Ho-Hum.
(Notice the bathroom storage cabinet in the hall. It will be the first to go.)
Create a Coastal Theme Bathroom without Froufrou Beachy Stuff. No more hanging Mermaids or anything like that. We made sure to use expert plumbing services, like the one linked, to make sure the bathroom was functional. Then we moved on to thinking about how we wanted the bathroom to look, and we came up with this:
Clean Lines and Surfaces. Easy to Clean is Key.
Natural. Barefoot. Watery.
Colors?? Gray and White is my first thought. But I’m not sure.
Stripes? Might be too busy.
A Dark/Light Contrast to All the White? Yes.
Original Artwork? Love it. But the 6-Week Schedule is the Barrier.
Price. Budget of $150. I’ve been looking at websites like https://www.thinkbordner.com/bathroom-remodeling/bathtub-replacement/ and I’m considering expanding my budget to allow for a new bath. This is only an idea at the minute though!
No demolition. No construction. Tile and Fixtures must Stay.
Paint is King.
The Shell Mirror is my Color Inspiration. Love all the shell grays.
Check out the Plumbing Fixtures for towel hooks. Silly. But they Work. Keepers.
The door needs refinishing. Old. Solid Wood. Brass Knob. The original finish was destroyed when we had a major plumbing disaster – water spewing everywhere. Check out that nightmare here.
Thankfully, all of our plumbing woes have been resolved and we now have a fully functioning bathroom which is great. We managed to get our drains checked, so we wouldn’t have any drainage disasters, (see FS Drainage for an example of a drain company)! Our plumber is really great and has done such a wonderful job in the bathroom, better than anything we could ever do! If you are seeking a skilled plumbing team to replace or restore any plumbing and heating problems in your household, then reach out to this plumbing company.
This really is a Challenge.
Hopefully One with a Magical Outcome.
laurie at laurie jones home
This has the potential of being a major after!!!! Good luck!
Hi Laurie: Thanks…I hope you’re right!
Wow, you’ve got some challenges there! I have a couple of half bathrooms in my home with weird wall mounted sinks from the 70s. I can’t wait to see what solution you come up with for yours.
Stay tuned. At this point I’m already second-guessing my original plans…hmm…this could be a long 6 weeks! 🙂
I love bathrooms with a coastal theme. Can’t wait to see the outcome of your project! I have nominated you for the Liebster award, Jeanne. You can check the post here: http://www.summerdaisy.net/2016/04/08/leibster/
Beautiful work… This room is looking really beautiful & I appreciate idea that you use to decor this room.
Jodie: Thanks for stopping by – this has been fun!