With just one week to go in the One Room Challenge, the basement bathroom makeover is finally starting to take shape! Let me show you what we accomplished in the past week.
In last week’s update, I showed you the deconstructed bathroom – with the old pedestal sink, light and mirror removed. Next up was painting… we knew it would need at least a couple of coats of primer to cover up the bright orange paint. Here’s how it look after the first coat of primer:
And here’s the final color – Sherwin Williams SW7005 “Pure White” – after two coats of primer and two coats of paint:
With the paint complete, I assembled the navy blue vanity. I attached the base upside down the first time (should’ve read the instructions – face palm!), but I got it right on the second try.
The back of the vanity is open for the plumbing, but our existing pipe sat an inch or two too low. Fortunately, Scott was able to cut a notch out of the back to make it fit perfectly around the pipe. This will all be hidden behind the vanity doors, so it didn’t have to be perfect.
With the vanity in place, we used Loctite Mirror, Marble & Granite to affix the small piece of backsplash quartz to the wall.
Next Scott installed the new light fixture. The vanity has a black metal base and gold handles, so I chose a light fixture with a mix of black and gold to tie in both finishes.
Hanging the light first allowed us to then decide on the correct placement for the mirror. We wanted to make sure it wouldn’t look too high above the vanity, or too low compared to the light.
We still need to caulk along the back edge of the countertop, and where the backsplash meets the wall, but that will be quick and easy.
With the major elements installed, it’s time for me to work on the finishing touches. I need to get frames for the art (I’m thinking gold), and I still need to create three of the pieces of art – but that’s the fun part! Will it all get done by the deadline? That’s still questionable, but I’m just impressed with how much we were able to accomplish considering we didn’t start until week 6!
One Room Challenge
As a quick reminder, between now and November 18th(-ISH), we’ll be transforming our basement bathroom from bold but boring into a lighter and brighter space with a lot more style, and I’m doing alongside more than 200 other talented designers as guest participants in the One Room Challenge. The ORC was started by Linda Weinstein of Calling It Home, and Better Homes & Gardens is the official media sponsor. If that sounds familiar, it’s because this is my ELEVENTH time participating in the ORC.
In Case You Missed It…
If you want to see where we started and where we’re going, check out the before photos of our basement bathroom, as well as the design plans. You can also find a round up of all ten of my prior One Room Challenge makeovers at the end of the week 1 post.