DIY Bathroom Design Reveal of Our Dreams
It may be the middle of July, and we didn’t finish the bathroom remodel in time for the Spring One Room Challenge, but it’s FINALLY finished!
We are in shock that it’s all done. When we took that step back for the first time, it just didn’t seem possible that we finished it! LOL. We’ve worked on it so much this past couple of months… it doesn’t seem real. Now what to do with all of our time?!
Hello 2000’s builder grade bathroom! Gotta love the yellow oak vanity and linoleum flooring, right?
If you read our first ORC post, I mentioned that this was the only room left in our home that we did not touch. Blue walls, orange oak trim, and all. YUCK.
Hard work DOES pay off. So many hours tiling but it was all worth it! Stepping back and looking at this, it’s exactly what I envisioned.
The black grid panel shower door... 😍 What dreams are made of, right? We bought this door back in March of 2019 because I found it with an amazing deal and I knew it was going to be the statement piece of this bathroom remodel.
To remove the bathtub, or not? A topic that is always controversial! For us, we didn’t use our bathtub. We have a ranch style home with two full baths. Our guest bathroom has a bathtub right in our main hall, so if we ever did need the bathtub, we still have one!
A walk-in shower is perfect for us! After installing the glass door, we did look at each other and think “oh no, the water that will be spraying out of this shower…” Well! After a couple of uses so far, aside from a few drops, water does not get all over outside the shower. I call that a win! But, seeing that our entire bathroom is basically all tile and waterproof, we’re not really worried about it.
Also, let’s not forget about this rain shower head & shower system. This was an Amazon find, and with any Amazon purchase, there is always that worry about quality. I can vouch that this shower system is definitely worth the price! The quality and finishes are just like any higher-end piece you’d find at your local hardware store. Best part – it’s half the cost!
I sound like a broken record at this point. I’m pretty sure I’ve said a million times during this bathroom remodel, but Imma say it again… So. Much. Tile.
We totally underestimated the amount of time it was going to take us to tile it all. But it looks so so good. Totally worth the three weeks it took. The real question, would I do it again? Mmmmm… probably not 😂.
If you’ve been following along with our ORC, you know that we created this retro flower tile pattern for the floor. We talked about all the details in our week 7 post. Bottom line – LOVE it. Good call Brad (it was his idea)!
This one… I’m proud of! If I didn’t tell you, I bet you wouldn’t know. This is the original vanity. 🤭 Yep, that’s right. If you follow us on Instagram, you know that it’s a true fact!
During the brainstorming process of this bathroom, I couldn’t find ANY vanity that I liked for the bathroom that didn’t cost an arm and a leg. I thought, well, we’re going to have to build another vanity as we did with the guest bathroom.
But then, I stumbled upon Mollie’s bathroom from Design Loves Detail and I knew that vanity is just what our bathroom needed! Then, I thought to myself… it’s just the face of the vanity that has all the detail. Wait a minute… Could I reuse our current vanity cabinet? SURE CAN!
Lots of thinking and head-scratching came along with this vanity facelift, but it worked! And I can’t believe it did! I will be writing a separate blog post for the DIY and the how-to!
All The Little Details
This faucet is gorgeous! The style and finish match our faucet in our guest bathroom as well.
P.S. It was only $59.99. Thank you Amazon!
Bathroom Source List
Black Pane Shower Door
Plastic Amber Bottles (no labels)
Faux Hanging Green Plant
Light (These are the LED light bulbs we have. IMO, the best daylight brightness there is. Not too cold in color and bright!)
Bathroom Hardware & Accessories:
Turkish Hand Towel
Turkish Bath Towels
Cow in Bathtub Artwork
Frame for Artwork
Wood Bath Mat (Click here for the DIY Tutorial)
Black Medicine Cabinet
Cotton Ball Jars
Toilet Paper Holder
Tile & Building Materials:
Schulter Shower Kit
Schulter All Set Mortar
Pre-fabricated Shower Niches
White Hexagon Tile (click here for the actual patterned tile)
Black Hexagon Tile
3×6 Subway Tile
Grout: Frost by Mapei
Black Paint: Sherwin Williams Black Magic
White Paint: Sherwin Williams Pure White
Gold Spray Paint
Obviously, a lot of other building supplies went into building this bathroom. If there is something specific you’re looking for, please comment with any questions!
Shop Our Bathroom
Can you believe this space is done?! What do you think? I still can’t. So happy we can finally check this project off the to-do list. It’s been there for a while 🙂.
Now that we have so much free time, what project’s next?! 🤪
Meet The Authors
Tammy and Sarah are coffee loving, UI/UX designers who work together in downtown Chicago. They may have a passion for digital design, but both have a lil’ side thing for home design.
Follow them as they share their adventures through each of their first home renovations, DIY projects, home decor, love of food and occasional design freebies!