With today marking week 2 of the One Room Challenge, I am feeling like I should be further along than I actually am.
Don’t get me wrong, I am on target to get the room finished, but I just want the space done so badly that I expect things to go faster than they actually are.
So, just to recap, I am planning on updating our main floor bathroom in the next 5 weeks! You can read more about our plans here.
I know I am nuts, but what fun is life if you don’t try to completely revamp a room in the shortest amount of time possible?!?! (And document the entire process, just to add to the fun!)
I had been dead set on using Shadow by Benjamin Moore in the bathroom. Mostly because we did our accent wall that color and I am just in love!
So with my plan of doing some sort of wainscotting, I felt the dark color would be perfect for the bathroom.
But, since the space was so small and awkward, we couldn’t do the wainscotting you get from Home Depot. We had to construct it ourselves. We used wood to frame it out, with a baseboard and a chair rail to frame out the wainscotting.
Now, we have to fill all the nail holes and paint it!
That is going to be a big project, mostly because it’s a small space and it’s not smooth!!
The vanity got installed and I am just loving it!!
We found this beauty at a local kitchen and bath store called Crawford Supply. They were incredibly easy to work with and helped us find this vanity to fit within out budget. Can’t beat that!
Since the wainscotting is white, we decided to go with a white vanity. The Bertch 24″ vanity with two drawers fit our tiny bathroom perfectly.
We added a Fairmont Ceramic counter top to the vanity since the space was so small.
Now just trying to decide on knobs for the vanity. We ordered some but they might be too big. Still deciding if they can work. But I am so ready to organize under the sink!!
We went with the herringbone pattern, and I am happy with it. But the grout is white, which I hate. I wanted a dark grey grout.
My thinking was that with two little kids, the dark grout would hide some of the gross-ness kids bring to the bathroom. Maybe that is just silly, but I was really excited for dark grout in the bathroom.
I may or may not try to regrout the bathroom because it is actually really bothering me. But, I don’t want to remove the old grout so I can put in new grout. It may be because I am lazy, or because that just sounds miserable. Anyone ever done that?!?! Is it as bad as it sounds??
Next up is painting the wainscotting, waiting on the wallpaper, and picking out knobs for the vanity. I ordered the wallpaper for the one wall that has the vanity and toilet. I am so excited to get that up!!
I am also still playing around with pictures/artwork, mirrors, and where to hang the towel bar.
9 thoughts on “Poppin’ Purple Paint (Cans) And A Bathroom Update”
wow- such a dramatic color scheme! love the boldness! have you seen mallory at style your senses nursery for the ORC… i think you will love her paper!
Thank you!! I will have to check hers out because I want to see what others are doing too!!
loooove the herringbone floor! I’ve never regrouted anything but it doesn’t sound easy. I like dark grout better too and can totally understand your concern with the kiddos.
Thanks Sarah! I haven’t either but from what I read it doesn’t sound fun. But the dark would just look so much better!
I love the herringbone floor, light grout and all! Can’t wait to see the final space!
Thank you!! I can’t wait either!
My mom would love this. I think I mentioned last week when I saw you were doing purple that we recently did a deep purple accent wall in their bedroom. When they have the time, I think they are going to carry the colors over into their bathroom, too!
There is paint that you can use to change the color of grout, but it would be such a pain with those tiny tiles. Love the bold color you chose for the walls!
I absolutely love herringbone tile and these floors look amazing. Darker grout is absolute must for me – I think there’s a way to tint existing grout instead of having to redo it all – might be a good option?