Welcome back to our One Room Challenge project! We’re taking on an under utilized hall bathroom and bringing it from builder basic to something we hope our boys use and love for years to come. We started with all of the basics – beige 12×12 tile, small baseboards, the same wood vanity that’s in every single bathroom, and a cheap countertop. Oh, and the two tone faucets. Sound familiar? I’m sure you’ve seen quite a few. But, the goal here is to design something that is way more unique, and frankly, more us!
Over the last two weeks we’ve shared the designs for the space, including the before photos, if you don’t already have a crystal clear picture in your head after that description ha. And then we’ve tackled the flooring! We added new tile in a fun pattern (was NOT what I had gone into the store to buy, however I saw it and just thought it was the perfect pop for this room!) and this week is all about replacing those dated countertops and paint!
We did the countertop demo ourselves, and then had an amazing local company come in and install the new quartz. We went pretty simple on the counter selection to let the flooring and contrasting elements we want to add be the star.
Speaking of contrasting elements, let’s chat paint! My husband, M, has been asking to paint a room black for all three houses we have lived in, and I’ve never found the right space. Enter this bathroom! I had bookmarked a color, Sherwin Williams Greenblack months ago, and it was the perfect time to try it out. The wall repair where the old wall mirror was was intense, but lots of mudding and sanding and priming later, you couldn’t even tell there once was damage. We’re going to be adding tile about half way up the walls as well, but I couldn’t resist painting everything since it was such a small space!
The difference a little paint and floor tile can do! The counters don’t hurt of course either 🙂