One Room Challenge // The Reveal

One Room Challenge // The Reveal

You guys! It’s time! It’s here! The big day!

Have you properly prepared yourself to see more photos of my master bathroom than you could ever possibly want to see? Get ready, because it’s going to be awesome.

I’m practically shaking with excitement over getting to finally share this with you guys.

But first, let’s back up, just in case you have no idea what I’m talking about.

(And because I’m a tease.)

Corey and I just finished participating in the One Room Challenge for the first time ever – the whole idea is that bloggers and designers take one room in their house and give it a total overhaul over the course of 6 weeks. We chose to do our master bathroom because we’re ambitious and slightly insane.

Before we dive into the after photos, let’s take a walk down memory lane and remember what this bathroom used to like – I feel like I need to remind you of the before photos so you can fully appreciate how huge this transformation is. I seriously feel like I’m stepping into another world when I walk into our bathroom now. I can’t believe it’s actually mine.

Here’s what the room looked like for the first few years we lived here:

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This master bathroom remodel is amazing. The neutral decor and black and white tile is gorgeous, and there are so many great ideas here! And can you believe the ENTIRE THING is one big DIY project?!

Bland, brown, and boring. Then, a few years ago we had some issues with the shower caving in on us, and so we began demo for a renovation that we ended up putting on hold for nearly 3 years. Meaning, for the past 3-ish years my bathroom has looked like this:

One Room Challenge Fall 2016 Part 1 - A look at the BEFORE photos of this master bathroom. It's getting a complete gut job for the ORC!

Super cute, right?

Well…for the last 6 weeks we have been pouring every extra second of our time and every extra ounce of our energy into completely transforming this room. I’ve documented the journey here, so if you need to catch up, go ahead and do that before you keep reading. I promise, it’ll be worth the wait.

And that brings us to today. The big reveal. The after photos. The grand finale.

Are you ready?

Let’s do this.

This master bathroom remodel is absolutely gorgeous. SO many inspiring ideas, gorgeous black and white tile, and it's all one big DIY renovation! You HAVE to see the rest of the photos!

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This week was all about finishing up a few lingering projects, getting the vanity done, and styling the room. I can’t even believe the difference the last 10% or so made in this room – it went from feeling really beautiful but a little sterile to feeling cozy, welcoming, and like the bathroom of my dreams.

I mean, can you even handle that vanity?

This master bathroom remodel is absolutely gorgeous. SO many inspiring ideas, gorgeous black and white tile, and it's all one big DIY renovation! You HAVE to see the rest of the photos!
This master bathroom remodel is absolutely gorgeous. SO many inspiring ideas, gorgeous black and white tile, and it's all one big DIY renovation! You HAVE to see the rest of the photos!

This master bathroom remodel is absolutely gorgeous. SO many inspiring ideas, gorgeous black and white tile, and it's all one big DIY renovation! You HAVE to see the rest of the photos!

Can you even handle those milk glass knobs? They’re from D. Lawless (one of our sponsors!) and I’m in love. These are the knobs we used on the cabinets, and these are what we used on the drawers. I gave Corey total decision-making power when it came to the hardware in the bathroom, and he knocked it out of the park!

Let’s talk about the countertop – it’s quartz and it’s so pretty I want to cry a little bit every time I see it. This was not our original plan for this bathroom and was way out of our budget – but when a friend caught wind that we were renovating our bathroom for this challenge she reached out to let me know her husband runs a countertop company, Set in Stone Countertops, and they wanted to sponsor this project. I just about died. It was so surreal to get to go out to their stone yard and drool over all of the amazing options and actually choose one for our bathroom!

This master bathroom remodel is absolutely gorgeous. SO many inspiring ideas, gorgeous black and white tile, and it's all one big DIY renovation! You HAVE to see the rest of the photos!

This master bathroom remodel is absolutely gorgeous. SO many inspiring ideas, gorgeous black and white tile, and it's all one big DIY renovation! You HAVE to see the rest of the photos!

I was pinching myself the whole time.

Corey and I wanted something that had a bit of a marble feel to it – something with lots of movement that could really stand out in the room. Originally, our plan was to do a tile backsplash around the back with black penny tile, but between time crunches and a lack of energy we ended up deciding to go with a simple quartz backsplash and I’m so glad we did. It really lets this countertop be the star of the show, and the more classic look fits right in with the rest of this bathroom.

This master bathroom remodel is absolutely gorgeous. SO many inspiring ideas, gorgeous black and white tile, and it's all one big DIY renovation! You HAVE to see the rest of the photos! This master bathroom remodel is absolutely gorgeous. SO many inspiring ideas, gorgeous black and white tile, and it's all one big DIY renovation! You HAVE to see the rest of the photos!

Psst – That cute little candleholder is a DIY project! I’ll share more on it later, but it’s a concrete candle holder I made thanks to some product that Buddy’s Artisan Mix sent me. I love it so much! And the candle is the most amazing-smelling candle in the entire world handmade by my sweet friend, Jessica. It will make your whole house smell like Christmas. I promise you want one. Or 10.

Oh, and can we talk about those faucets from Moen? They’re so sleek and modern and perfect and I could just sit there and stroke them lovingly all day long.

This master bathroom remodel is absolutely gorgeous. SO many inspiring ideas, gorgeous black and white tile, and it's all one big DIY renovation! You HAVE to see the rest of the photos! This master bathroom remodel is absolutely gorgeous. SO many inspiring ideas, gorgeous black and white tile, and it's all one big DIY renovation! You HAVE to see the rest of the photos!

We chatted a few weeks ago about the vanity lights and what we should do – I wanted to go with a one-light fixture but worried it wouldn’t be enough light. You guys agreed with me, but I decided to dive in and go for it anyways. We found these guys for super cheap at Lowe’s and spray painted them black…and I love them! We got these really cool light bulbs to go in them, and I’m just beyond thrilled with how it all looks together. It’s definitely less light than it was before, but I kept about half of the light bulbs unscrewed in our old fixtures because it was too much light, so this is working out nicely for me so far.

This master bathroom remodel is absolutely gorgeous. SO many inspiring ideas, gorgeous black and white tile, and it's all one big DIY renovation! You HAVE to see the rest of the photos!

Another quick project we tackled this week was the shelf on the pony wall. This used to just be a plain white piece of wood on top, but we had to remove it when we demolished the old countertop and we figured it would be fun to try something a little more unique and added some cedar on top instead. It’s a small touch but I love how it looks, and I love that it brings some of the wood tones from the ceiling down into to the rest of the room.

This master bathroom remodel is absolutely gorgeous. SO many inspiring ideas, gorgeous black and white tile, and it's all one big DIY renovation! You HAVE to see the rest of the photos! This master bathroom remodel is absolutely gorgeous. SO many inspiring ideas, gorgeous black and white tile, and it's all one big DIY renovation! You HAVE to see the rest of the photos!

Oh, oh, oh…the overhead light.

This master bathroom remodel is absolutely gorgeous. SO many inspiring ideas, gorgeous black and white tile, and it's all one big DIY renovation! You HAVE to see the rest of the photos!

Drool.

This is a DIY project – I was going to plan a separate post for it but we were throwing it together at 10:00 the night before I had to take these photos, so it just didn’t come together. If there’s enough interest, though, I’m sure I can throw something together – just let me know if you want to know how it’s done!

This master bathroom remodel is absolutely gorgeous. SO many inspiring ideas, gorgeous black and white tile, and it's all one big DIY renovation! You HAVE to see the rest of the photos!

This master bathroom remodel is absolutely gorgeous. SO many inspiring ideas, gorgeous black and white tile, and it's all one big DIY renovation! You HAVE to see the rest of the photos!

One of the things that I think made the biggest difference in this room is the accessories. We never really did much in the way of styling this room before (maybe because it was so dang ugly?!) but it really does make a giant impact. I mean, this giant art basically makes the room. Can you even handle it?!

This master bathroom remodel is absolutely gorgeous. SO many inspiring ideas, gorgeous black and white tile, and it's all one big DIY renovation! You HAVE to see the rest of the photos!

That beauty is from my friend, Lisa – she has a shop where she sells everything under the sun with her gorgeous designs, and I fell hard for this piece a while ago – thankfully she loves me and agreed to send it over to me to be featured in the room. It fits so perfectly with everything else, and it makes me so happy. It really just looks like it was made to go here, doesn’t it?!

This master bathroom remodel is absolutely gorgeous. SO many inspiring ideas, gorgeous black and white tile, and it's all one big DIY renovation! You HAVE to see the rest of the photos!

This master bathroom remodel is absolutely gorgeous. SO many inspiring ideas, gorgeous black and white tile, and it's all one big DIY renovation! You HAVE to see the rest of the photos! This master bathroom remodel is absolutely gorgeous. SO many inspiring ideas, gorgeous black and white tile, and it's all one big DIY renovation! You HAVE to see the rest of the photos!

Oh, and I finally decided to give Turkish towels a shot! I’ve chatted with you guys on Facebook about it before and it seems like the general consensus among us all was that we were curious, had heard great things, but hadn’t really tried them out. So, I’ll be the guinea pig! We grabbed these from our sweet sponsor, Wayfair, and I’m interested to see how we feel about them long term! I’ve used them a couple of times so far and am not sure how I feel yet, but I’ve heard they get better over time so I’m holding off on making an official judgment until I’ve had them a little longer.

This master bathroom remodel is absolutely gorgeous. SO many inspiring ideas, gorgeous black and white tile, and it's all one big DIY renovation! You HAVE to see the rest of the photos! This master bathroom remodel is absolutely gorgeous. SO many inspiring ideas, gorgeous black and white tile, and it's all one big DIY renovation! You HAVE to see the rest of the photos! This master bathroom remodel is absolutely gorgeous. SO many inspiring ideas, gorgeous black and white tile, and it's all one big DIY renovation! You HAVE to see the rest of the photos!

Phew. Can you even handle all of this gorgeousness?

I can’t believe this bathroom is mine.

This master bathroom remodel is absolutely gorgeous. SO many inspiring ideas, gorgeous black and white tile, and it's all one big DIY renovation! You HAVE to see the rest of the photos!

This master bathroom remodel is absolutely gorgeous. SO many inspiring ideas, gorgeous black and white tile, and it's all one big DIY renovation! You HAVE to see the rest of the photos!

This master bathroom remodel is absolutely gorgeous. SO many inspiring ideas, gorgeous black and white tile, and it's all one big DIY renovation! You HAVE to see the rest of the photos!

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I have to send one final MEGA “Thank you” to the sponsors for this room. We quite literally could not have done it without them, and it was so fun to take on a project this huge for the first time ever – I’m so honored that we were able to work with so many amazing brands for this renovation, and I’m hoping this will be the start of some beautiful relationships with these wonderful people! Please oh please give them some love by clicking through to their sites and giving them shout outs on social media this week – they are truly amazing and I’m so grateful for their support on this project!

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Behr // Moen // Set in Stone Countertops //Floor & Decor // Shower Doors of Austin
CedarSafe // Wayfair // Buddy’s Artisan Mix // D. Lawless Hardware

And, with that, I think I’m going to go take a nap. For, like, a week.

What do you think?!?!?!! Was this bathroom worth the exhaustion over the last 6 weeks?

(My answer is a resounding, “absolutely!”)

Credit: Love and Renovations

11 Comments

  1. Hi! loving your bathroom makeover and of course the setting is incredible! I love the sink and cabinet. Its wonderful. You did an amazing job.

  2. Colette @ restyle it wright

    Wow! That quartz counter top is heavenly….i want it everywhere in my home!!!!
    The black and white really look beautiful in this space. So classy!

  3. I canNOT believe you guys did all this in 6 weeks!!! It looks showcase worthy! The black grout is incredible and the hex tiles on the floor are my love language. The whole thing is just perfect!! Congrats! Go run a bath or something! xx

  4. Wow, what a beautiful bathroom. When walking in I think I would feel like I was at a spa. I love all the tile and especially the floor tile. Congrats on a job well done.

  5. Woah! Such a difference, gorgeous! Well done! Really like everything about it, from the cabinet color to the tiles and mirrors with big black frames.

  6. Katy {ashadeofteal}

    Everything came out beautifully! I still can’t believe you tackled all that tiling and that amazing ceiling in 6 weeks, great job!

  7. Carol, The Red Painted Cottage

    STUNNING! The coral vanity, tile and that amazing ceiling are some of my favorites. You and your husband did an excellent job in transforming this bathroom!

  8. Erin @ Lemons, Lavender, & Laundry

    Ah-mazing!!!! I just love everything in here. The tile, that ceiling… and I love that pop of color with the vanity. How awesome that you got that countertop! Just gorgeous!

  9. Nicole @ The Inspired Hive

    GORGEOUS! I love that tile and the ceiling! So pretty!

  10. Vicki and Jennifer

    Girl…what’s beyond knocking it out of the park?! This bathroom is stunningly gorgeous! All of your beautiful tile, that coral vanity and don’t even get us started on the ceiling! Well done!

  11. Oh my gosh, this is an amazing transformation! Love it! Congratulations on all of your hard work paying off!

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