We’ve finally made it to the 6th (and final) week in the 2016 Spring One Room Challenge hosted by Linda of Calling it Home. And you know what that means… big reveal day! Today I am sharing the pictures of our basement half bathroom addition, and I’ve linked to some of the sources as well in case you wanted to recreate this bathroom in your house :)
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First things first, let me share the timeline for our bathroom progress:
Week 1: Sharing Design Plans
Week 2: Plumbing, electrical + framing
Week 3: Installing drywall, patching, priming and painting
Week 4: Tiling (floors and walls)
Week 5: Custom Ikea vanity
Week 6: Bringing in accessories for the final reveal! (that’s this post!)
And here we go with some pictures!
You open the DIY black frosted sliding door (with antique brass) which was the main design basis for the room. I added a painted antique brass pull to the door, and it matches all the accessories in the room too (tune in next week for details on those!).
And here’s what the bathroom looks like! Keep in mind, I don’t actually have the mirror hung up yet (there are two options that I shared on Instagram and Facebook yesterday). Right now it’s just taped to the wall :)
If we compare the bathroom with the original design mockup from Week 1, we’re pretty close! I mentioned then that the Husband didn’t want purple penny tiles, so we swapped the black vanity for a custom purple one and made the floors black instead.
I didn’t need a lot of storage in this bathroom, since we have a large/main one upstairs so I only have one shelf setup with some decor. This space will be used just for its intended purposes (you know, peeing) and I wanted to keep it as clutter-free (visually and actually) as possible.
In case you didn’t follow along with our progress throughout the last six weeks, I made this little animation to show how far the space has come. What used to be my paint storage area under the staircase in our unfinished laundry room, has now become a lovely modern bathroom!
I managed to incorporate lots of purple and antique brass accents throughout the little room.
And, as I mentioned before, next week I’ll be going into bigger detail about all the accessories I brought in, and how I was able to customize them all to match the design of the bathroom. Those are actually two abstract paintings I did in high-school and found in my bedroom back home.
I really wanted a concealed trapway toilet, because it seems like it would be much easier to clean (less nooks and crannies for dust) and it also doesn’t have any hiding spots for wayward spiders that could come around! I also like to have rolls of toilet paper that are visible in my bathrooms, that way guests aren’t stuck looking in the cabinets if the main roll runs out.
Speaking of guests… you know what else I’ll always include in an easy-to-find spot in the bathroom? A plunger! We have ours (and a toilet brush) in a little cubby that we framed out in week 2. I also tiled the bottom of the cubby to match the floors, and obviously the plunger and toilet brush got some added paint to match the decor.
Here’s what the space looks like with both mirror options. The one on the left is smaller, and would be hung at a diagonal like shown; and the one on the right would be hung a bit higher (but I ran out of duct tape). I didn’t want to actually drill holes into the wall until I figured out which one we were going with. So far, looks like the diagonal one is winning!
We aren’t done the room 100%, because once we installed the door, I realized that I would probably like to hide the hardware/trim piece. I was originally planning on doing a pocket door in the wall… but you-know-who vetoed that idea and wanted to go with a sliding one. Anddddd that meant that the gorgeous antique brass lock I bought would be useless… so now I don’t think the door will have a lock (how do you even lock a sliding door!?).
And of course, the whole mirror debacle needs to be settled, but for now it’s just a blank wall. The outside of the bathroom needs to also be addressed, but that’s something we’ll do way in the future when we tackle the rest of our basement plans.
Considering we built this room from scratch in less than two months is crazy! Here is another little animation showing that outside wall, and if you come back and visit me, we might get around to finishing this wall within the next year haha!
Bathroom Product Sources
Toilet: Lowes American Standard Everclean Round
Vanity + Sink: Ikea Fullen (customization shown in Week 5)
Faucet: Amazon Aquafaucet (options discussed in Week 5)
Wall Tiles: Home Depot White Daltile Subway Tiles (installed in Week 4)
Floor Tiles: Lowes Bestway Ancient Sky Hexagon (options discussed in Week 3)
Ceiling Light: Home Depot Brass Flushmount (options discussed in Week 2)
Sconces: Amazon Ecopower Vintage (options discussed in Week 4)
Paint Colour: Rona Paint Collection “Moon Gray”
Door: Bought used and customized
Accessories – you’ll have to stop in next week for the detailed list (and see how I was able to customize them all to match this bathroom)!
I hope you’ve enjoyed looking at the photos of our basement half bathroom reveal, and have checked out our progress throughout the last 6 weeks as well. It’s now May 10th, and baby is due June 10th… so guess I better finally start on that nursery! I would love if you could follow along with the Madness and Method Blog, I’m kind of awesome (I think) :)
And if you’ll excuse me for the next few days, I’m off to check out the reveals of all the One Room Challenge featured designers, and then all the linking participants!
Louise aka MommyMay 10, 2016 at 9:41 pm
Can’t wait to see it for real! ok , you, Kenn and Tootsie too.. Definitely like the smaller mirror better
NicoleMay 11, 2016 at 9:25 am
Maybe you can help with those final touches :)
Louise aka MommyMay 11, 2016 at 8:58 pm
I’ll help with a few final touches :-)
AnnetteMay 10, 2016 at 11:00 pm
that turned it out really well. Love the purple touch and mirror. Look forward to seeing it next time I’m in town.
NicoleMay 11, 2016 at 9:27 am
It’s a super nice space and I’m almost scared to get it too dirty!
KylaMay 10, 2016 at 11:57 pm
Omg Nicole, it looks AMAZING! <3 I legit love every bit of it! It all works so great together!!
NicoleMay 11, 2016 at 9:28 am
Thanks Kyla! It’s the most “modern” style room in our house, and I really like it too!
CharleneMay 11, 2016 at 7:12 am
Excellent job. Looks awesome
NicoleMay 11, 2016 at 9:29 am
Thanks! It wasn’t a very big room, so I knew I could go a bit more “wild” with the design
Maria/SimplenaturedecorMay 11, 2016 at 9:23 pm
Wow the black frosted sliding door and the antique brass is truly is so stylish, I love the contemporary look. Its amazing how it looks. I love it. Its just so unique
NicoleMay 12, 2016 at 1:53 pm
Thanks – hard to believe that door was green when I bought it; but it really did inspire the rest of the bathroom design
Erin @ Lemons, Lavender, & LaundryMay 11, 2016 at 11:15 pm
This turned out beautifully! I really love the tile and that little nook (cuz no guest wants to ask where they can find a plunger!). I love both your mirror options. I think it’s fun twist to hang is diagonally, but I do like that the horizontal one is a bit bigger. I don’t think you can go wrong either way. Good luck with the nursery! (My third was born on June 10th. Good day. Although who actually has their baby on its due date?)
NicoleMay 12, 2016 at 1:56 pm
Either mirror would work, and I have a space for where the other one would go anyways. I’m not sure if baby will be here on June 10th (I hear the first one is always later) but I’m hoping all my projects are done by the end of May at least!
RoxanneMay 12, 2016 at 7:57 am
I love the black floor tile, great job! This bath is way too nice to. Be hidden in the basement!
NicoleMay 12, 2016 at 1:56 pm
Ha ya! Well, we just moved our desks/office down there, so it will be getting a lot of use at least :)
Vicki and Jennifer Fenton 2 Bees in a PodMay 12, 2016 at 8:36 am
Nicole – your half bath transformation is fabulous. We love your bold color choices and finishes.
NicoleMay 12, 2016 at 1:57 pm
I love bright colours the most, and since I was going more “neutral” with the tiles and walls, I figured I needed something to brighten the space!
Amanda @ Old House to New HomeMay 12, 2016 at 8:54 am
It looks amazing!!!! Purple and antique brass are a beautiful combination!! And I can’t believe you did this all in such a short time!
NicoleMay 12, 2016 at 1:59 pm
Ha, the Husband definitely thought I was crazy the past little while – at least I had the design figured out ahead of time (because that probably took the longest to nail down!).
CoCoMay 12, 2016 at 12:36 pm
Nicole, this is crazy awesome! I can’t believe you guys basically gutted this space, rebuilt it, installed all those items and then decorated it in 6 weeks! Super cool. You gotta be proud of it all :) Hugs, CoCo
NicoleMay 12, 2016 at 2:00 pm
Technically we did cheat with gutting it/cleaning it out before the 6 weeks started – but it was nice to have a deadline to push us to complete everything. Thankfully the room is little!
EliseMay 12, 2016 at 9:27 pm
You made such good use of this space! Love the funky purple!! xx
NicoleMay 14, 2016 at 8:00 am
Thanks, it’s my favourite colour and I knew I had to bring in something fun :)
VelMay 13, 2016 at 11:28 am
You truly packed in a lot of great punches on such a tiny space Nicole! LOVE how you maximized its full potential and added those snazzy lighting! Fabulous!Congrats and CHEERS to us for another room done!
NicoleMay 14, 2016 at 8:01 am
It’s definitely a small room – so that’s why I decided to choose some “wilder” elements to bring in, thanks for stopping by :)
SharonMay 14, 2016 at 11:08 pm
It’s so impressive that you built this bathroom from basically nothing. The finishes you selected are gorgeous and I’m glad you were able to get some of your purple in the room, even if it wasn’t the tile. Well done and get some rest–you’ve earned it!
NicoleMay 17, 2016 at 5:46 pm
Thanks for the support :) I’ll rest when the baby is here… hahaha ya right!
Laura Ingalls GunnMay 16, 2016 at 10:31 am
Truly terrific job! You really made the most of the space. I adore the vanity and touches of brass. Have a wonderful flower filled week!
NicoleMay 17, 2016 at 5:47 pm
Thanks, I’m really liking the brass accents too – trying to see where else I can add them in our house :)
TriciaMay 16, 2016 at 6:57 pm
That’s so awesome that you were able to turn a little neglected nook into an amazing bathroom! Congrats! And good luck with all the DIY and the pregnancy! ;)
NicoleMay 17, 2016 at 5:48 pm
It’s soooo much more convenient now to have the two bathrooms in our house, thanks for visiting and congrats on another ORC project :)
RachelMay 17, 2016 at 2:38 pm
This is so cool! I can’t believe you completely gutted a bathroom and got it finished in time. The brass touches are beautiful!
NicoleMay 17, 2016 at 5:49 pm
The Husband definitely thought my timeline was pushing it, and technically we do have a few more small details to finish, but it’s a usable bathroom and that’s all that matters!
KathyMay 17, 2016 at 10:35 pm
Beautiful job Nicole! I love how funky and gorgeous the materials and colors you chose for this space are. Awesome design! Pinning.
NicoleMay 20, 2016 at 8:43 am
Thanks so much Kathy! Since the walls/tiles were more neutral, I figured I could have fun with colour somewhere :)
Carrie at Kenarry: Ideas for the HomeMay 22, 2016 at 10:59 pm
Nicole, this is quite an accomplishment – you went from a big empty space with nothing to a fully functional bathroom in just six weeks – and it’s gorgeous! Nice job! Love the purple vanity and the diamond mirror. That sliding door looks fantastic too. You’ll have to let us know if/when you ever figure out a way that guests can lock it!
NicoleMay 24, 2016 at 3:58 pm
Ha, well that locking part would probably involve adding some sort of custom latch. For now, we just leave the door open – so if it’s closed, it means someone is in there. Thanks for stopping in :)
KellyMay 26, 2016 at 12:03 pm
This turned out sooo great! I LOVE the ikea vanity hack, that trim on the side and the pulls are so nice! And I still love the wall cubby. Great job, I bet you are so happy to be done with this new space!!
NicoleMay 26, 2016 at 1:31 pm
So happy to be able to use this bathroom (we recently moved our desks/office downstairs, so it is very convenient). Hoping to do all the last minute finishes this weekend!