Vintage Bathroom Refresh Reveal for Jeweled Interiors Spring 2020 One Room Challenge
HERE WE ARE! We made it to the BIG REVEAL of the kids Anthropologie inspired, vintage bathroom for the Spring 2020 One Room Challenge, and that alone truly feels like a major accomplishment. Since I have a healthy respect for COVID- 19 and was trying to homeschool 4 kids in major lock down mode when this event started, this bathroom was never intended to be a gut-job. Rather, it was intended to be a simple refresh and fun COVID distraction. I am excited to show you what I was able to accomplish with a little outside-the-box thinking. It is a fun mix of whimsy, beauty, color, and funk.
Note: Most of the items discussed here were sponsored, but the opinions are 100% my own.
I want to start out with a huge thank you to Linda for organizing this incredible event. Thanks also to the media sponsor, Better Homes and Gardens.. This is my 6th One Room Challenge and I am a huge fan of the establishment. I sincerely appreciate the community of friends I have developed here and love watching everyone finish their rooms. Don’t forget to check out the other participants when you are done reading :).
Vintage Bathroom Before
Alright, let’s take a quick stroll back through memory lane as we remember the space BEFORE the vintage bathroom refresh.
I mentioned in my Week 1 post that there was nothing technically “wrong” with this bathroom. Everything functioned and, aside from being a tad dated and boring, this bathroom has worked well for my children. I guess that explains why it has taken us two years to get around to tackling this space.
Kid’s Bathroom After
Wait for it…..
Here it comes……
This dramatic vintage bathroom is perfectly fun, playful, and maximal for our family.
Ok, now let’s break it down and check out each of the fun details. I want to show you how I largely left the bones of the space intact, and just worked with the foot print “as is”. Someday I plan to gut this space and add a walk-in shower, but today is not that day. There is something about knowing a space is relatively temporary that gives me the guts to go big and bold!
Kid’s Bathroom Lighting
Hands down, the most rock star thing about this room is the Rockstar Flush Mount by Corbett Lighting. The glam vintage styling of 36 agates into a gold leaf light fixture… I mean….how epic is that?
We also picked the Natalie for a light near the vanity. It can hang vertically or horizontally and would work well in several areas of the home. It packs a big style punch for the price. Mitzi lighting by HVLG for the win!
Vintage Bathroom Wallpaper
The starting point for this entire room was this fun Hygge and West wallpaper called Palace Mist that I wrote about in Week 6. It could read either modern or tradtional and has almost a fun chinoiserie vibe. If you have been following along you know that I nearly went with the navy colorway, but opted to go lighter gray/blue instead. I’m so glad that I did for this particular space, but I still love the darker option as well.
It is amazing the impact that wallpaper can have on a space.
If you look at the before pictures you will notice a plain white square tiled shower surround that ended near the shower head. I was looking for a way to update the look without hiring my contractor to replace it all together. Confession time: Until two weeks ago I hadn’t ever tiled anything before. NOPE! Nothing! While I have a good assortment of DIY skills, tiling hadn’t ever been on the list. I saw the gap above the top of the tile and decided that this was the perfect place to try my hand. That little experiment demistified the concept of tiling for me, but I also learned enough to know that I would almost rather hire, Richard, my amazing contractor to do it for me. LOL.
I don’t know about you, but I’ve always been intriguied by the concept of PAINTING tile. Once I had the (ALMOST matching) white squares to the ceiling I realized that a unified coat of paint would make that entire shower space feel intentional…even if it really was more of an after thought (reference easy COVID-safe refresh conversation).
I feel very fortunate to have found the solution via a deep dive into the internet. Klass Kote is a paint/enamal company that sells, amongst many other things, paint designed to your bathroom/kitchen tile. Here is the kicker though…they can custom color match! BINGO! I wanted a shower tile the same color as my wallpaper so that your eye bounces around the the the lovely lions on my wall, instead of my old tile.
I will write an in depth step by step tutorial explaining how I accomplished this in the next week or two.
Most people paint their vintage blue tile white, but apparently I painted my white tile vintage blue 🤣. I have to admit to hating it at first. Did I just date my bathroom on purpose? After waiting 24 hours, and installing new marble floors, however, I realized that a little vintage element was exactly what this space needed! Now, I am really digging the vibe…Like a lot!
Kid’s Bathroom Vanity and Details
I contemplated painting the existing vanity, but really wanted some natural elements in this space. I shopped around and found a handful of ok raw wood options, but they didn’t rock my world and I really didn’t want to go to the hassle of replacing the vanity and dealing with the plumbing (remember easy, COVID free distraction). Instead, I thought it sounded fun to replace the drawer fronts and reface the piece myself. In the end it may have been just as easy to do the plumbing, but it was indeed fun. Actually, it became EXHILERATING when I installed these fun Mia Rattan Handles from Anthropologie. I also love the pairing with the Anthropologie– Perla Mirror.
There are more accessories coming from Anthropologie. I ordered them knowing that they were backordered, but would be worth the wait.
Anthropologie– Sylvie Toilet Paper Holder
Anthropologie– Harmony Bath Mat
Additionally, I will be installing the Toilet paper holder and hand towel holder to match the Sylvia Towel Bar
Vintage Bathroom Paint
I have used Farrow and Ball paint in our Master Bedroom and our office, so I already knew that I loved their depth of color and rich beautiful pigmentation. The only surprise here is that I opted to go with Charlotte’s Locks. This bold, beautiful, Hermès orange is statement making and not for the timid.
While it is admittedly hard to capture the depth of color in a windowless room, this deep reddish orange layers on the drama. I’m grateful for the help that Potomac Paint and Design center gave me in choosing the correct primer and even delivering it to my trunk during Covid-19 quarantine.
Vintage Bathroom Door Handles
We adore Grandeur Hardware and have been replacing all of our own ugly knobs with this lovely combination. I can’t even tell you the difference new hardware has made in our home.
Vintage Bathroom Shower Curtain
The award for being the hardest decision in the space goes to the shower curtain. Until three days ago I had a blue shower curtain, but quickly opted to switch to this soft pink fabric with stunning layered trim…All purchased from my favorite local fabric store, Fabric Place Basement.
Vintage Bathroom Art
A HUGE thanks to Jen Pontti for contributing her lovely talents to this space. I was thrilled when she reached out to me on Instagram and offered to paint a little something in the space. Thanks Jen!
All of the products mentioned are sponsored or discounted but the opinions are 100% my own.
This room was designed to be a small refresh and a COVID distraction for me. Thanks for following along on IG as I learned some new skills and thoroughly enjoyed the bathroom refresh process.
Up next? A sunroom refresh next week! Don’t forget to follow along.
Vintage Bathroom Refresh Sources
1. Hygge and West– Palace (Indigo)
2. Corbett Lighting (HVLG)– Rock Star Chandelier
3. Artfully Walls– Florida by Janet Hill
4. Artfully Walls– Karni Mata Temple by Andrew Jacana
5. Mitzi Lighting (HVLG)– Natalie Sconce
6. Crane and Canopy– Monogrammed Plush Towels
7. Crane and Canopy– Blue Dot Fouta
9. Anthropologie– Perla Mirror
10. Trend Fabric– Tangerine 03211
11. Potomac Paint and Design Center– Farrow and Ball Charlotte’s Locks
12. Potomac Paint and Design Center– Farrow and Ball Stiffkey Blue
13. Anthropologie– Sylvie Toilet Paper Holder
14. Anthropologie– Mia Rattan Handle
15. Anthropologie– Harmony Bath Mat
A Huge Thanks to my Fabulous Sponsors
KID’S BATHROOM TO DO LIST
Install Crown and Chair moulding (Metrie) Paint Trim in Charlotte’s Locks (Farrow and Ball) Refinish vanity Install Anthropologie towel bar (x2), toilet paper holder, hand towel rack, handles, and rug Hang Rockstar Chandelier (HVLG) Install Wallpaper (Hygge and West) Build Tub Cover out of wood and wicker. Sew shower curtain Finalize Art (Artfully Walls) Learn to homeschool four kids Stay Safe and Stay home as much as possible Install marble floors Paint shower surround tile Style and Shoot the Space
Thank you so very much for joining me on the Jeweled Interiors kids’ bathroom Spring 2020 One Room Challenge. If you like what you see here don’t forget come back and poke around a bit after the link-up. Oh, and following me is fun too. Check back next week for the big reveal.
Love it, Jewel! The wallpaper is awesome and you know I love that orange! Way to get it all done!
Thanks Haneen. I’m looking forward to seeing your reveal too!
You always hit it out of the park! Love all the elements in this perfect bathroom.
The wallpaper is so fun! But that chandelier is gorgeous!
Love. Love. LOVE! I love how the shower curtain turned out. The color is perfect and the trim…❤️. Everything looks amazing!
Thanks so much Misty!
Thanks so much Michelle!
Thanks so much Candace! Maybe you will get to see it soon. I promise it will not be this clean 🙂
It’s absolutely gorgeous, Jewel!
Love love love it!!!
You knocked it out of the park jewel!!!
Wow! Your spaces are always so inspiring and unique. Gorgeous with soul. I love everything you do!
Wowza! Wowza! Love everything except your description of it as “simple refresh!!” To me that used to mean new shower curtain & hand towels. I will be sharing these pictures with husband to define “simple refresh”.Your talent and energy are mind-blowing. Raising the bar.
Hi Jewel! Oh my my what a beautiful space you have created .i love everything. You and colours are the best friends . I can’t pick one favorite thing about this room. I am in love with everything! Perfection, and full of gorgeousness. Aana
gorgeous as always, jewel! You are so fun and bold!
You always amaze me! obsessed with that wallpaper!
Turned out Gorgeous! I especially love the wallpaper, the super cool ceiling light fixture, the cabinet pulls And the rattan on the side of the tub. Actually, what is not to love? I love it all.
Love it, Jewel! The 11th hour shower curtain switcheroo looks perfect! I love the natural wood elements on the vanity and tub. Honestly, everything is amazing. I so love and admire how you are willing to go for it! In my opinion, that’s the way to be! Beautiful 😍
What a gorgeous bathroom. The lighting is stunning!! Excellent color combination…as always you create a fabulous design
This is too good! I imagine walking around feeling like a queen in your house- it’s so GRAND! Love every detail
I love it Jewel! I think the new curtain looks perfect! So many beautiful elements!
Never gonna get over that chandelier! It all works so nicely together!
A lovely feminine bathroom
Jewel this is such an incredible transformation!! you took a bathroom most of us have and turned it into a theatrical experience with that shower curtain the most perfect wallpaper (you are so right to pick the lighter color). I don’t even know which item to pick as my favorite: the cane tub apron with the brass trim detail, the wall plate you wallpapered over and pattern matched, the refacing of the vanity, or your addictive positive energy via your IG stories!!
congrats on another stunning ORC transformation! What great fun to follow along EVERY SINGLE TIME!
It’s gorgeous!!! Love the color palette so much.
This is so fun! Random question. When you paint the the hinges does it last a while or does the paint come off with all the opening and closing?
Wow. Just wow. I’m in love with all your color and texture choices. This space looks like it belongs in a boutique hotel.
This is so gorgeous, and it has given me the inspiration to take on my master bathroom! I have a newbie Q about the floor as I have a similar one. Did your contractor take the baseboard off, demo the existing tile, and lay the new one, or did he install it directly over the old one?
I removed the baseboards and removed the old tile. I love the marble so much more.
Thanks so much
Hi! Yes, eventually it does come off. I this is something I will have to do correctly once I have a little more time on my hands. I just couldn’t swing it all. LOL. Thanks for reading
Thanks so much Jean!
Thanks so much Peggi!
Thanks so much Beryl!
The space looks amazing !
Looks great! I especially love the caning on the bathtub I’d be so interested to hear more about it!
I’m so impressed with how that painted tile turned out Jewel! The different shades of blue look perfect with that deep burnt orange and the accessories are spot on.
I need a custom shower curtain. Did you sew it yourself or who do I ask to do that? How is the button attached? What kind of fabric do I need to choose? I love the soft pink. Surprising how well it works with the trim color!
Hi Ashley. I picked out a nubby cotton fabric and sewed that to the front of some Ikea panels that I had sewn together. That is why is extra wide. I did hem the bottom too. Thanks so much
Thanks Nancy. I wrote a blog post on it if you scroll back to week 2 or so. Thanks so much for visiting❤️
Thanks so much Angie! I’ll take that 🤣
Thanks so much Tim! I’m so obsessed with your makeover
Thanks so much Lindsey!
Thanks so much Veronica!
That is so kind Aana! Thank you
Thanks Julia! I’m loving the wallpaper as well 🙂
Thanks so much Jenasie!
Thanks so much Jenna!
Thanks Rachel. Your room is incredible
Thanks so much Miranda! I love your nursery
Thanks so much Ashley!
Thanks Jamala! This one was fun
Thanks so much Cassie!
LOL! It did grow a bit beyond the original scope. The new marble floors were a last minute change out.
Thanks so much Racheal