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Ensuite Bathroom Updated Mood Board and Art

Our small ensuite bathroom mood board update with colorful floral art and a custom light fixture for the One Room Challenge.

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Well, my friend, today is a true update of our ensuite bathroom makeover. I really hate not sharing an educational or inspiring article but I’ve been in a creative rut this week so you’re getting the ups and downs of our bathroom renovation that is putting more than a few grey hairs on my head.

Ensuite Bathroom One Room Challenge

Welcome back to the Spring One Room Challenge where 100s of featured and guest designers have eight weeks to transform a space. Can you believe it is already week six? This fun series is sponsored by Better Homes and Gardens and is one of my go-to interior inspiration sources.

UPDATE: You can find all of the Spring One Room Challenge posts including the final reveal below. Due to the nature of the problems we encountered and slow progress each week, I shared articles all about bathrooms and room makeovers to provide helpful tips and DIYs relative to what we were doing.

You may have noticed that I haven’t been able to share ANY progress yet if you’ve been following along the last five weeks. We’ve had some major setbacks with extensive termite and water damage. The entire bathroom had to be gutted and rebuilt. The framing is almost complete and the drywall should start going up as I type. I’m hoping the shower pan is in before the weekend.

Unfortunately, the damage has gone into the master bedroom, my daughter’s closet, and the hallway closet and those issues will need to be addressed later. (And possible the rest of the house.) Needless to say, some tears were shed this week. Especially since talk of removing my bedroom wall mural and possibly my daughter’s wallpaper that I installed myself were mentioned. All three of our bedrooms are a complete mess right now!

This wouldn’t be completely heartbreaking if we had bought a fixer upper or were renovating the original bathrooms but the entire house was renovated three years ago before we purchased it and none of the these issues were disclosed. Okay, enough of the yucky stuff, let’s move on to the good stuff!

Updated Bathroom Mood Board

Just a couple of changes. First, I decided on a slightly different vanity and it is absolutely gorgeous in person! It looks amazing with gifted Hansgrophe bathroom fixtures from their Joleen collection. I used the same collection in matte black in our hallway bathroom makeover.

Bathroom Updated Mood Board
Bathroom Mood Board

Jeffrey Court Tile, Hansgrohe Brushed Nickel Joleena CollectionClare PaintGrey Vanity, and Vanity Light Fixture

The second change is a custom light fixture I purchased from Illuminate Vintage on Etsy. It is in brushed nickel with brass accents and is perfect. I really wanted to introduce a warm metal with all of the chrome and grey and this will do the trick.

Bathroom vanity light in chrome and brass
Bathroom Vanity Light
Bathroom vanity light on zebra rug.
Brushed Nickel with Brass Accents

The art feature will be the painting that was hanging in the bathroom before. My aunt has since passed but this is my favorite of hers. I have a surprise for the wall treatment in my bathroom and can’t wait to see the floral art on it.

Large floral painting in gold frame
Floral Painting by my Aunt Dana

I was tempted to hang it in my office once I saw it with the bird wallpaper. I love the colors so much!

Since the bathroom has been ripped down to the studs (and actually most of those had to be removed and rebuilt), we decided to enlarge the shower about 6 inches so we can have a built-in bench. I also had so much fun learning about low-light plants that I plan on incorporating a few for the reveal. Have you ever put a plant in your shower?

Well, that’s it for the real-life update this week. I mentioned I was in a creative rut but that’s not 100 percent true because I did share a few changes and summer touches in a home tour story this week! I think I’m just stressed with half of the house being in shambles right now. But it too shall pass. lol

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One Room Challenge

Bathroom To do list:

  • Demo bathroom Contractor
  • Check walls for damage and fix if necessary (almost there!!) Contractor
  • Shower surround, floor, and niche Contractor
  • Wainscotting tile Contractor
  • Marble flooring installation Contractor
  • Reroute plumbing and install a new vanity Contractor
  • Install faucets and trim (it’s here and GORGEOUS!) Contractor
  • Sand texture down on walls (Won’t need to as the drywall will be brand new!Me
  • Paint walls Me
  • Paint the ceiling Me
  • Paint the trim Me
  • Install frameless shower door Contractor
  • Install vanity light, mirror, and towel rack Me
  • Clean up and paint salvaged door Me
  • Install barn door kit and hang door Contractor
  • Decorate! Me

Two more weeks!!

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  1. Oh Man Kathy, Sorry to hear you have had so many issues but hopefully it will all work out for you in the end and you’ll have a beautiful bathroom even better than what you originally planned. Good luck.

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