Hello, friends! I’m so, so excited to be joining up with the One Room Challenge this Spring as a guest participant. This spring I’ll be documenting our hall bathroom renovation, and showing you all our plans for this modern farmhouse bathroom. I’ve been so excited to put this design plan together since we first purchased our fixer upper!
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The ORC is a 5 week room challenge to transform one room. It is such a fun way to be challenged and motivated to give our guest bathroom a total makeover! We didn’t need to do any major renovating, but it definitely needed some cosmetic changes.
When we first purchased our fixer upper at the end of last year, we had completed quite a few projects. One of my favorite parts of designing our hall bathroom was picking out the flooring. I scoured Pinterest for way too long trying to find my inspiration for this hall bathroom. I wanted to stay true to this 60’s house and add some classic details that I love.
This bathroom floor was my inspiration for my modern farmhouse bathroom. Isn’t it gorgeous? This is from The Lily Pad Cottage and she did such a fantastic job with her bathroom!
One of the types of tile that I’ve been loving and seeing in some of Joanna Gaines’ fixer upper designs is a small classic white honeycomb tile. I found some of this small white honeycomb mosaic tile at Lowe’s and I was hooked. I picked out a medium grey grout color to contrast against the white color.
Above is the before photo. The walls were a tan color and the vanity had been painted black. The dark colors made the bathroom feel smaller than it actually is! Just by painting the walls and vanity a lighter color totally transformed the room and made it feel so much bigger!
I picked out the color Silver Drop by Behr for the walls, and I absolutely love it! I did a lot of research to find the perfect light grey color that had just a slight contrast against white. After picking up a few samples from Home Depot and trying them in different walls, I was convinced that Silver Drop was the winner! It doesn’t have any blue tones (which can be common with grey colors) and it almost looks white during certain times of the day.
The first thing we did in our fixer upper was remove the old tile floors, and install new flooring. We added laminate in our family room, office, kitchen, dining room, and hallway. Then we had carpet installed in the living room and bedrooms to keep them feeling super cozy. Lastly had tile installed in the bathrooms and laundry room after we moved in.
My plans for this bathroom include some modern black mirrors, a floral statement-making shower curtain, a new vanity light, some DIY shelving above the toilet, and adding a bamboo shade to the window. I am so excited to see how it turns out when everything is finished in a few weeks!