Spanish Craftsman Bohemian Bathroom NOT Reveal

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So guys, today is the day. It’s Calling It Home‘s One Room Challenge reveal day. And I have no finished bathroom to reveal. It would be un-human of me to claim this wasn’t some kind of learning experience. These things always are a learning experience. I’ve never lived through a bathroom renovation before.

I’ve never selected lighting and tile. I didn’t know there was a difference between a left and right hand tub (though it’s existence doesn’t boggle my mind in the least, it just wasn’t something I had ever thought about). I had good and bad craigslist encounters in this adventure, I had the chance to work with some awesome companies (MOEN, Jeffrey Court for Home Depot, STAINMASTER, LampsPlus, DecoART, Purdy, HomeRight and Minted), I’ve learned so much about a neighbor I barely greeted before. This whole experience has been phenomenal.

I did not finish my bathroom remodel in 6 weeks. The first 2 weeks were spent on the design, the second two weeks were spent sourcing most supplies and a contractor, and the past 2 weeks were spent on the actual work.

If I were to do this again, I would preplan some aspects and purely spend the 6 weeks on the actual labor. 

So what did we get done?

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The bathroom was completely gutted. A layer of the plywood floor was taken out to even up the floor with the hallways. The walls were removed down to the studs. The toilet, sink and tub were removed. We did have a lead test since our home was built 1954.

Then we had the walls insulated and drywalled. An electrician came in to move the wires for the vanity lights, fix up some of the mess left from a previous baseboard heater, and run a line for the hot water heater we’re putting in our pantry (I have an “interesting” post coming up on that!). The pipes for the tub had to be reworked to accommodate the new fixtures. The floors and shower surround have durock and our awesome contractor put in a nice big 2 level recessed nook for all our shampoos, conditioners, soaps, etc.

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A couple nights ago we had to find 2×6 and 6×6 bullnose tile that matched the tub wall tile. Can I just sarcastically ask who’s bright idea it was to name a warm leaning white tile “snow?” They look beige against a true white tile. So we shelled out a couple hundred dollars from The Tile Shop to order matching bullnose tile. This combined with the tub fiasco has set us nearly a week behind schedule.

I bought a lot of pretty things for the space and I figured the next best thing to showing a finished space would be to show the unfinished space and a few pictures of all the pretty things that I picked up for the space. Here they go!

Ashville collection towel bars and toilet bar (the sink/tub fixtures are also Ashville but are already installed). Banbury sink faucet. Moen shower curtain rod and rings in old world bronze.

Ashville collection towel bars and toilet bar (the sink/tub fixtures are also Ashville but are already installed). Banbury sink faucet. Moen shower curtain rod and rings in old world bronze.

Copper candle holders are Target dollar spot. Copper soap dish and toothbrush holder are Wayfair, Wooden faceted vase, glass lidded jar with copper top (was chrome, spray painted it to match) are Target. Cream tumbler with indigo tribal design, blue jar with cork lid, footed candle and Volcano soap are Anthropologie, the turkish towels are Amazon. The jade plant and pot are a gift from my mom. The rug beneath the decor is Target, clearanced out many months ago from the Threshold line.

Copper candle holders are Target dollar spot. Copper soap dish and toothbrush holder are Wayfair, Wooden faceted vase, glass lidded jar with copper top (was chrome, spray painted it to match) are Target. Cream tumbler with indigo tribal design, blue jar with cork lid, footed candle and Volcano soap are Anthropologie, the turkish towels are Amazon. The jade plant and pot are a gift from my mom. The rug beneath the decor is Target, clearanced out many months ago from the Threshold line.

Taj Mahal print in from Minted. the ikat stencil is from DecoART, the fram is a clearance from from Michaels craft store and the lace is thrifted.

Taj Mahal print in from Minted. the ikat stencil is from DecoART, the frame is a clearance from from Michaels craft store and the lace is thrifted.

Thrifted baskets and lidded ceramic jar.

Thrifted baskets and lidded ceramic jar.

Wooden shelf brackets from a shelf above the toilet were a gift received at Haven conference from Osborne Wood Products.

Wooden shelf brackets from a shelf above the toilet were a gift received at Haven conference from Osborne Wood Products.

The mirror was bought through Amazon and the lighting are sconces from LampsPLUS.

The mirror was bought through Amazon and the lighting are sconces from LampsPLUS.

I spray painted IKEA shelf brackets with Ace Hardware's brand copper spray paint- it's my favorite copper spray paint for it's finish and color.

I spray painted IKEA shelf brackets with Ace Hardware’s brand copper spray paint- it’s my favorite copper spray paint for it’s finish and color.

The morrocan looking tile is Marrakech mosaic tile from Jeffrey Court and we color matched it to a bullnose tile from The Tile Shop.

The morrocan looking tile is Marrakech mosaic tile from Jeffrey Court and we color matched it to a bullnose tile from The Tile Shop.

The black boxes are Marrakech tile awaiting installastion and the wood look tile is an inexpensive oak-look floor tile from Lowe's.

The black boxes are Marrakech tile awaiting installation and the wood look tile is an inexpensive oak-look floor tile from Lowe’s.

And here’s a last look at the last dreamboard I created. With the holidays creeping up, I’ll be slowing my pace down, but hopefully sooner than later the bathroom will look a little something like this!

Global Craftsman Boho bathroom remodel demo progress updated design board, thrifted vanity and carefully sourced accessories


Comments

  1. says

    This is a great project, and it looks about how my bathroom looks right now – in boxes! Can’t wait to see how your bathroom comes out when it is finished. Keep on going!

  2. says

    Oh Corinna, I feel your pain! I didn’t finish my ORC kitchen makeover (not even close). I totally agree with you about having the design and all materials in place at the start of the six weeks. Huge lesson learned. Don’t fret, though! I can tell already that it is going to be a truly amazing space when you’re finished. That tile is beautiful and all of the accessories you have chosen are gorgeous! I can’t wait to see the finished space!

  3. says

    Even though you didn’t finish, you still got a LOT done, and your eventual reveal is going to be awesome! I absolutely love the tile and the mirror. You never really know what you’re going to get when you start tearing stuff out of a house. We ran into a lot of trouble with our wood floors in this makeover because we didn’t know exactly what the condition was when we tore the carpet out. If not for my husband stepping in and figuring out the labor when our floor guy bailed, we probably wouldn’t have finished, either! All of this is to say, it happens! You still made so much progress, and I’m looking forward to seeing your beautiful design come to life!

  4. says

    No worries Ma! I know the space will turn out great. So far, i am loving your finishes and that tile is killer. I cannot wait to see the finished room.

  5. says

    Hey, it’s gonna be awesome! I didn’t finish either… Life sometimes interrupts our good intentions and best laid plans! I can’t wait to see your finished product! :)

  6. says

    Bathroom remodels are no joke, the one I did when I first moved into the house took us a month after work and on weekends. It pretty much burned us out though. Even though you didn’t finish, I can totally see how gorgeous it’s going to be when you’re all done. That tile is beyond dream worthy!

    • corinna.ah@gmail.com says

      Thanks Trisha! I knew in my heart I wouldn’t finish, so I’m basically overreacting haha!

  7. says

    It’s going to be amazing and you have really made a lot of progress. I’ve reno’d an old home ad it is not a stroll through home décor stores and a by the book install of anything. It’s going to be soooo worth it. I love your morrocan tile and that mirror is so fab for your space. I did a bathroom and made no structural changes or demoed anything and barely made it in 5 weeks!! You’ll be glad you took this on when you are soaking in the tub and enjoying your visioncome to life.

    • corinna.ah@gmail.com says

      Thank you, Marcie! That’s so encouraging. I know the space will pull together eventually. For now the pile of pretty goodies sits on my kitchen floor.

  8. says

    Oh Corinna I’m so sorry! This is all going to be so fabulous when it’s done! I absolutely love the tile and can’t wait to see it all up. It sounded like you had so so much work to be done so as it’s a bathroom you are going to want to love for a long time. Good for you for not rushing and creating something that will be beautiful for the long run. Can’t wait to see the reveal! :)

  9. says

    Hi Corinna, I bet your bathroom will look amazing once you’re done. Love the elements you have chosen. Will definitely be on the lookout for your full reveal when project is complete. Best of luck completing! Nice meeting you through ORC!

  10. says

    You’ll get it finished and I can’t wait to see it! The tile is awesome.

    Thanks for your sweet comment at Poofing the Pillows today.

  11. says

    Corinna, there’s so much goodness unfolding in your new bathroom!!! I love all the elements that you’re bringing in. The mirror, tile, fixtures, etc. – gorgeous! I feel you with the bathroom remodel process having gone through it twice now (one more to go!). But it will all be worth it in the end! I’ll be following your progress. :)

  12. says

    Hi Corinna, I love the plan for your bathroom, those tiles are gorgeous! Well done for taking on such a big challenge, will look forward to seeing the finished room!

  13. says

    I’m sorry…I know after putting in so much time and work, it must have been very disappointing to not be done. But you have made so much progress, and I can definitely tell it’s going to be gorgeous. Can’t wait to see the finished bathroom! That mirror is stunning!

  14. says

    A bathroom reno is no fun to live through! The planning and finishing touches are fun but the middle portion? Not so much. This is going to be stellar though and I hope you still post an after!

  15. says

    I can not wait to see this bathroom when it is finished! Trying to do a bath reno in 6 weeks is a bit much but it’s better to do it right than to make a deadline! I love the plan!