If you’re new around here, welcome! I’m Alisa Bovino and I’m an interior design blogger + student, full-time marketer, serial DIYer, and secondhand furniture stalker. Grab a glass of (bo)vino and follow along as my husband and I renovate our main bathroom over the next few weeks for the Spring 2020 One Room Challenge™. Stay tuned for the final reveal on June 25th!
This week is all about rebuilding the bathroom and getting it to a place where we can do fun things like tiling, tiling, andddd more tiling. I should probably dust off the wet saw soon.
Before we can begin rebuilding the walls/floors, we first need to rough some plumbing and electrical.
The old, gross bath fan was removed and we moved the location of the fan to over the shower area and installed this Panasonic WhisperFit fan from Build.com It is superrrr quiet which is great because our old fan was loud and obnoxious.
Since the old vent was off-center (drove me CRAZY), we moved the location for the new flush mount up a few inches and so that it’s centered. I’m excited to install this Hudson Valley Nassau flush mount as the new center of attention.
I sourced two Hudson Valley Hillsdale sconces, and so the electrical that previously allowed for a light above the mirror is gone and we can now install the sconces on either side of the mirror. We could have easily replaced the old light that was above the mirror, but I’ve always loved the look of sconces in a bathroom and I think custom sconce shades are a great way to add some pattern and texture to a relatively cold space.
Then the drywall went up and so did hardie board around the tub walls and on the floors.
There is nothing like fresh drywall. PRAISE BE!
We picked up our shower and floor tile from The Tile Shop this week, and I could not be more eager to install everything – seriously the most beautiful tiles I’ve ever seen. I opted for this 4×12 Firenze Calacatta for the shower walls and for the floor, this gorgeous Siberian Pearl Herringbone. I love all the different undertones in the floor tile, because it really allows me to be flexible with the paint color(s) and other elements throughout the room. It was so convenient for us to source tile and all of the tools/materials needed for Angelo and I to install everything from one place.
SHOWER CURTAIN + ROMAN:
After combing through literally every single fabric that Calico has, I opted for a solid indigo linen fabric with a gold greek key trim. It was probably one of the most challenging decisions to make for this room, because the roman shade is going to be the center of attention and I had so many ideas on colors, pattern, etc that made it so much harder to choose. I’ve never used this denim/indigo color in our home, but I pulled this color out of the rug and ultimately chose it because I felt that it would look good with either taupe or green walls – whichever I decide on. Shout out to my local Calico (East Hanover NJ) for all of their help and to Lisa Sisco for her patience with me!
I chose Calico’s Linden Sterling for the shower curtain, and this is how it looks against Farrow and Ball Elephant’s breath.
Here’s the full to-do list, which I’ll be sharing each week to keep track of what we’ve accomplished thus far and how much more we still have to go!
- Take measurements and before photos – DONE
- Gut bathroom – DONE
- Rough in plumbing + electrical – DONE
- Install mold-resistant sheetrock on walls – DONE
- Install bathtub – DONE
- Close seams, spackle, and sand – DONE
- Install hardie board on floor and around tub – DONE
- Frame out shower niche – DONE
- Prime walls – plan for week 4
- Build and install tub apron – plan for week 4
- Waterproof shower walls and tub apron – plan for week 4
- Install tile around tub tub walls – plan for weeks 4 – 5
- Dry fit + install tile on floor
- Install tile on tub apron
- Build and install recessed linen cabinet
- Install tongue + groove, casing, crown
- Prime molding
- Grout shower walls, floor and tub apron
- Seal all stone
- Fabricate vanity countertop
- Install vanity, vanity top, sink and faucet
- Install toilet
- Install flush mount, sconces and exhaust fan
- Build & install open shelving
- Install door
- Install shower fixtures
- Cut and install vanity mirror
- Paint 2-3 coats on walls, ceiling, doors
- Prime vanity
- Paint 2-3 coats on vanity
- Wallpaper inside linen cabinet
- Install curtain rod and hang shower curtain
- Install roman shade
- Add finishing touches
- Photograph room
- REVEAL: June 24th!
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