Well, this is it. The big One Room Challenge reveal day is here and I couldn’t be more proud of myself for completing this project! The laundry is piled a mile high, the house is in complete disarray with toys strewn about everywhere, and I can’t remember the last time I showered or went to bed before midnight, but GOOD GRIEF does our master bathroom look glorious! And you know what makes me all the more pleased with the outcome? It’s that I did it all myself. Every last bit of it.
These are closest thing we have to “before” photos. You get the picture!
This bathroom has come such a long way since we bought this house as a foreclosure four years ago. Initially, it was a tiny half bath with a door that opened to the master bedroom on one side and another door opening into a laundry room on the other. In the laundry room, which is where the shower now sits, there was a door that opened into the living room and also a door leading to the backyard. I’m SO sad that I didn’t take any “before” pictures of it. I don’t know what I was thinking!
Pretty tame: our master bath after the first remodel.
Anyway, we completed the first remodel about two years ago, taking down the wall between the laundry and half bath and closing off the doors to the living room and backyard. We’d initially bought this house to fix it up and sell it quickly like we’d done with our first home, so I was really frugal and unadventurous in my choices. Sure, it was really nice and clean and a MAJOR upgrade from what it had been, but if I had realized that we’d end up wanting to stay here I would’ve done things a little differently. So here we are!
Oh, Sheena. Trying to steal the spotlight, as per usual.
I’ve always been really drawn to Art Deco style, which is why I went in the direction I did with this room. I wanted it to look completely different from what it was before. And I wanted it to be dark and moody and totally luxe.
In making all of this happen, I had some amazing sponsors. First and foremost, Mitzi Lighting. Their Abigail pendant. There are no words. It’s just so stunning. It was seriously love at first sight when I first took a gander at this beauty. I feel like I’ve said this before in regards to another one of their lights I have in my home, but I just cannot stress enough how highly I recommend Mitzi. Their lights are not only gorgeous, but they’re so well made.
I believe the most noticeable change in the room is the paint. I’ve said it before and I’ll probably say it again, but the transformative power of paint is just so incredible. I mean, this looks like a completely different room to me. Yes, I did add wall moulding (and learned to use the chop saw and cut it myself, thank-you-very-much!), but choosing to paint the walls and trim in here using paint by Clare called Blackish really helped me to nail down what I was going for. Dark and moody? Check.
One of my favorite parts of the room is the stenciled floors. The lovely folks over at Royal Design Studio Stencils were kind enough to send me their Starry Night Stencil, which I used to make the irregular star pattern on the floor. If anyone is interested in a post on how to go about stenciling your tile floors, leave me a comment below! It’s definitely a process. One that involves priming and painting and then sealing and sealing and sealing some more, but the outcome is oh so worth it. Can I attest to how well it will hold up? Nope, not yet. But I’ve had a few friends who have done the same thing and I was told they’ve held up nicely.
Last but not least, the artwork. Ahhh the artwork. The print is a stunner on its own, but its cool factor is taken up like a hundred notches with this killer acrylic frame from Art to Frames. Art to Frames is a small company in Brooklyn and all of their frames are made in the USA. This is the first acrylic frame they’ve given me and I love it so much, I want one in every room of the house!
And there you have it. My first stab at the One Room Challenge. This is such a wonderful event and I’m happy to have been able to be a guest participant. If you haven’t been following along up until now and you’d like to look back at my previous posts from Weeks One through Five, head to my Week Five post and you’ll find links to the others at the bottom of the page. Also, if you’ve been living under a rock and you haven’t seen any of the other reveals, you can click here to check out the featured designers and here to check out the rest of the guests.
For those of you who have been along for the ride the past six weeks, thank you so much for your interest and support. It really means a lot!