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Wednesday, April 5, 2017

One Room Challenge Week One: Black and White Bathroom Plans

If you have been reading blogs for any length of time than you may be familiar with the One Room Challenge (ORC), hosted by Calling it Home.   Twice a year bloggers remodel, renovate or makeover a space in six short weeks all while documenting their progress along the way.  
This is my first year taking on the "challenge" and I am super excited to be renovating our tiny basement bathroom.  I'll be joining a bit of vintage and modern styles to create a beautiful black and white bathroom.  Are you ready to see the plans? 
Black and white, vintage modern makeover plans

LIGHT / ARTWORK / TILE / TOWEL ROD /  TOWEL / FAUCET / MIRROR (updated with ORB spray paint)

This bathroom was actually completely gutted, moved and remodeled less than 10 years ago, but my style has definetely changed over the years.  I still love the orange (Sherwin-William JalapeƱo), but it's time for it to go.  I'll be keeping a few key pieces, including the pedestal sink, toilet and faucet, but the rest will all be replaced.  

gutted basement bathroom

Basement bathroom before

My inspiration for this makeover came from this beautiful bathroom from Begining in the Middle.
Black and white bathroom
Isn't it amazing? 

As soon as I saw Home Depot carried this gorgeous Merola tile I knew I had to have it in our bathroom.  My husband isn't too keen on the idea of me ripping up perfectly good tile, but can you blame me?  
charcoal gray and white patterned tile

I have always been a fan of Schoolhouse Electric and I couldn't be more thrilled to be working with them on this makeover.  I'll be using the Abrahams Double Sconce in natural brass with glass globes.  Isn't it gorgeous? 
schoolhouse electric brass sconce light

I've added many different wall treatments to our home including a plank wall in our entryway and basement as well as board and batten in our dining room and Paige's room.  I haven't decided if I'm going to plank the bathroom walls or add some other type of wall treatment.  I'm kind of leaning towards this reverse shiplap for something different. 

I'll be adding this artwork, which includes one of my favorite quotes.  It's simple, to the point and a great motto to live by.
work hard and be nice to people art

I'm LOVING this aged brass towel bar, but if I find something more affordable I'll probably nix this one.  We'll have to see how the budget plays out.
aged brass towel bar

I planned on using this metal pharmacy mirror from Target, but when I went back to actually purchase the mirror it was unavailable.  NOOOO!!!!! After a quick search I was lucky enough to find another mirror that I actually liked a little better.  Unfortunately, it's not black, but that's nothing a little spray paint can't fix. 

You know I like affordable Turkish towels, so I couldn't resist adding one to our bathroom makeover. 

gray striped turkish towel

I bought our current bathroom faucet about eight years ago from Home Depot Expo (do you remember that store???) and since it's in great shape and I still love it, it will remain.

I think that about sums up our Vintage Modern bathroom makeover.  I'm so excited to get started and share our progress along the way!

A huge thank you to Schoolhouse Electric for providing product for this makeover.


Would you like to comment?

  1. Katie!!! This is going to be ahhhhmazing! I cannot wait to follow along!

  2. Love your plans. I agree with you about that floor tile. Swoon! Looking forward to seeing your ideas coming together. Susie

  3. love the inspo! can't wait to watch it come together.

  4. Woo hoo!! Can't wait to follow along - this is going to be a beautiful bathroom!

  5. Oh, snap- that tile!!! Can't wait to see it all finished!!

  6. Looks amazing!! I can't wait to see it all come together! LOVE the tile and inspiration pieces. Also, orange walls?! I never would've guessed you had them in your home! lol.

  7. Oh My God that TILE! It's going to be a-m-azing. I love the subtle gold touches as well... can't wait to see the full reveal!

  8. It's going to be gorgeous! Love the tile and the mirror - I'm excited to see it all come together!

  9. Oh wow, that inspiration picture is beautiful. Your right that floor tile is amazing! Can't wait to see this reveal!

  10. It'll be beautiful Katie! Love your inspiration board!
    Kendra @

  11. That flooring is seriously gorgeous! I can imagine the final reveal will be show stopping! Maureen from Red Cottage Chronicles

  12. Ha, I think everyone is in agreement that those tiles are going to be amazing! Really like the brass fixtures too (and the quote!). Excited to follow a fellow ORC bathroom blogger!

  13. Great looking plan! I love my black and white kitchen. It feels so bold and yet, liveable.

  14. I absolutely LOVE that floor tile. It's stunning, and it will look so fabulous paired with the gold and rustic elements you've chosen. So excited to see this come together.

  15. This is going to be the cutest basement bathroom ever!

  16. So excited that you're participating this time, Katie!!! LOVE your plans so far! Can't wait to see the finished space! :)

  17. All I can say is... amazing! I so want a bathroom like this. Can't wait to see more. You rock!