One Room Challenge - My Hall Bath Reveal

Thursday, November 6, 2014

It's done!  For the most part.  I know you're visiting lots of blogs today so I'll be light on the words and heavy on the photos.

Before we get to the "after" shots, I thought I'd share a photo of my hall bath when we bought our house 3 years ago.


Not so cute. And while we did tear out and replace the tile in the bathtub surround and the floor before we moved in, our little makeover stalled out until the One Room Challenge came around.

So, though the magic of wallpaper, paint, a little vision and the husband's renovation skills, I'm thrilled to share my hall bath "after" photos with you!


 I repurposed an antique buffet I've had for a while but had no use for until we decided to transform it into a bathroom vanity.  We only lost the use of the top drawer so not only is the piece unique, it offers plenty of storage. 



I'm so proud of myself for getting this shot (above).  I literally set the timer on my camera, held it against the opposite wall and hoped for the best.  But wait, first take a moment to bask in the glory of that flame mahogany.  So gorgeous!


The shower curtains and valance were made from off the rack curtain panels.  We added grosgrain trim to the curtain panels and my workroom made the valance out of a third panel. The bamboo shade came with me from a former house.  Lucky fit!  The palm frond chandelier is vintage - I painted it gold myself.


So you know how I love a good mix, right?  Since my buffet/vanity (buffity?) is so classic, I wanted to contrast that with a little bit of mod, and I knew this mirror would be perfect. Isn't it though?  It was dark wood when I bought it but I sprayed it gold then painted over that with Liquid Leaf.  

Thanks to all of your input I decided against the vessel sink, because lots of you warned me that they were not so user-friendly - so in this case functionality won out.  I went with a polished chrome faucet because it's timeless and transcends trends.


And I love the little glimpses of my antique mirror wall. 


Most everything in this shot I've had.  The stag sconce is antique.  I've had it for at least 5 years but never could find the right place for it.

The turquoise lamp is vintage too.  Floor tile is readily available from the shelves of Home Depot and it's budget friendly.  I chose it because I like how clean the white looks in a bathroom and the geometric pattern feels old and new at the same time. The wallpaper is Brunschwig & Fils Le Grand Palais.




Thanks for taking the time to visit today.  I'd love to know what you think about my bathroom makeover!

Thank you to Linda for creating and hosting the One Room Challenge.  You can find links to all of the participants here and here.

The Green  Room Interiors provides Interior Decorating and Design Services in Chattanooga, TN.  If you'd like to discover the joy of living in a well designed home, contact Kim Lemmon at 423.653.3186 or email thegreenroominteriors@gmail.com

53 comments:

Coulda shoulda woulda said...

It looks amazing! Live the details snd the red trim for zing. Great job

Leah said...

Fantastic! I am totally in love with your vanity, wallpaper, lighting... really all of it! Congrats on a great job.

Jane said...

It looks great! I think the wallpaper and vanity are my favorite parts.

Heather Peterson said...

SO GOOD!!!!
Can't believe how perfectly the buffet fits the space. I LOVE the combo of pale blue, red, and gold. Like, love it. That little hit of red on the shower curtains totally makes the space for me.

Nice work!!

Heather
Love Your Space

Carol@6WilsonBlog.com said...

Oh Kim!! Swear i said out loud "oh. my. god." at the first shot. I believe this is my most favorite of all your work. This is simply BEAUTIFUL. The buffet is exquisite, the wallpaper divine. I can't say how much I love this. Soooooo well done.

Fran said...

Great job!! You have such a knack for mixing pieces and making it all work!! Incredible!! Congrats!

meme76 said...

Simply Gorgeous! I love it all! Thanks for the inspiration.

LIV Vintage said...

This turned out soooo good !! Love the vanity, shower curtain, palm chandelier......
GREAT JOB!!!!

Bethany [at] Powell Brower Home said...

Kim - this is STUNNING! I love the foxed mirror, the really varied colors in the bamboo shade, the light fixture but of course im crazy over the piece of furniture you used as the console. I LOVE IT!!!!!!

Erin @ Suburban Bitches said...

Wow- that dresser is so beautiful! What a great idea to turn it into a vanity. This room is so well done!

kcinteriors said...

I can hardly believe this is the same bathroom!! The after is so awesome! I would like to run away with all the lighting, pretty please. And the wallpaper and shower curtain are so pretty. Love it all!! Job well done!

pam {simple details} said...

Kim, oh my that vanity is so STUNNING, how lucky that it's a perfect fit!! The wallpaper, the antique mirror, your lighting ~ a one-of-a-kind room for sure!

Rosa said...

Kim I've always wanted to re-purpose an old chest as a vanity cabinet. I LOVE yours! I'm a massive fan of a well-balanced mix of trad+mod and you've pulled it off completely here. Bravo!

Check out my ORC space for a similar mix!

All the best,
Rosa

http://rosabeltrandesign.blogspot.com/2014/11/one-room-challenge-project-parisian.html

Vanessa@decor happy said...

Just beautiful Kim. What a transformation! Your antique vanity was made for the space - it fits into the alcove just perfectly. And the wallpaper! I think that makes the room. Plus all of your antique finds makes the room so uniquely yours. Great job!

sarahsofiaproductions said...

Kim this is stunning! The Instagram photo didn't do that wallpaper justice because it is what pulls this powder room together! BRAVO on yet another masterpiece! Always fun to see what you do in ORC!

Krystine @ www.KrystineEdwards.com said...

Kim, AMAZING!! But I want to kill you, I need that buffet! It is stunning- what a great piece! Bravo!

Dana Casey said...

legs, those legs on the buffet now vanity have stole my heart. i love that you repurposed the buffet and it is so stunning against that wonderful wallpaper. love the chandelier too. dana

Amber Koogler said...

That bathroom vanity is amazing!!! The whole space is quite lovely! Great job!

Patty Day @Pattys Epiphanies said...

Awesome job!!!
You are a genius!

stephanie at Stephanie Kraus Designs said...

Kim that wallpaper is absolutely divine. LOVE it. classic and pretty and blue! you have totally transformed this space. your lighting choices were right on and shower curtain and valance make it so special. congrats!

Wheeler said...

Looks great! I will say that I voted on the bamboo wallpaper, but you should always go with your heart!! :)

Anonymous said...

I love your bathroom.....the wallpaper is amazing... I really really love it! The small amount of red you added really sends the whole room into the omg category..definitely one of my favorite orcs....I want to add some pizzaz to one our guest baths and have been thinking of taking the shower curtain up to the crown moulding..can you tell me how you hung the valence...
Thank you!
Sharon

Taylor Greenwalt said...

I love that wall paper...it looks beautiful!

Dianne said...

Loving that wallpaper! Great job!

Sherri Cassara said...

It looks fantastic! LOVE the new wallpaper and THE VANITY!!! Great job :)

Kris @ Driven by Décor said...

Kim, it's awesome!! And the star of the show is that vanity - it is truly the most fabulous vanity I've ever laid my eyes on. Just love it. Add in the wallpaper, shower curtain, and all of the other details and I have to say that you killed it!

mrs. V | Chez V said...

Holy flame mahogany. Holy wallpaper. Holy everything. I swear that is not even the same room. Tell the truth.

So freaking bombtastic good!

celine@aquahaus said...

I love how you so casually say, "Oh, and I just repurposed this amazing mahogany buffet". Umm...woah. That is major league. Much like those mirror tiles. Just amazing. supa star!!

Anonymous said...

Very charming and pulled together. You have turned an ordinary bathroom into a jewel of a room.

StagerLinda said...

Absolutely charming! I love your vintage finds. That vanity is to die for. So, so pretty! GREAT JOB.

Cathy said...

Love. Love. Love. That vanity kicks booty, I am always delighted to see unique pieces used for vanities and yours is amazing. Wallpaper rocks too.... great job girl!

Kerry Steele- Design du Monde said...

I am officially jealous! I could not love that wall paper and the gorgeous buffet/sink more. Bravo! I love that you kept things classic, you will be happy with it for many years to come.

My Interior Life said...

Oh, Kim, this is classic and beautiful. Seriously, lovely work. You should be so proud! Love!

Lisa Mende Design said...

Looks fabulous!! congrats on a job well done!

Decor To Adore said...

Wow~ An absolutely stunning space! I love the wallpaper and vanity. As a fellow 6 week participant the six weeks were indeed a challenge and you rose up. Well done!

angela | the painted house said...

Every detail is perfect here. Antique mirror, punches of red, and that vintage lamp are my faves. And the vanity, too. Too hard to pick. And I like your potty. :) You did a fabulous job!!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

gorgeous, kim! that cabinet turned vanity is amazeballs!

jana bek said...

Gorgeous job Kim! I'm obsessed with your buffet vanity! That's crazy how it was the perfect fit! Loove your shower curtain & valance & that palm frond chandelier is perfection! Amazing design per usual! Xx jana

tara martel said...

this is simply lovely! I have been dying to use a buffet/dresser as a vanity in our bathroom...i love that you kept the natural look of the wood too, so may would paint it {including me probably} every detail is just exquisite. well done!

Shelia Dowd said...

I think this is my third time back to look at this beautiful bathroom! It truly is a work of art! I love the wallpaper and the mahogany cabinet is absolutely stunning! Great, great job! Bravo!
Shelia @ House of Highlands

Anonymous said...

Beautiful!!

Ann Collver said...

Interesting, the few comments I read loved the red. It was the only thing I didn't care for. To me it just didn't go with all the classiness of the rest of the room. If it was my room the trim would have been the same blue or perhaps navy. But fortunately you weren't trying to please me and that's what I think is most important in decorating...not to do what is in style but what speaks to you, personally. Thanks for sharing.

Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door said...

I'm so very proud of you dear - it turned out beautifully. Cheers to you and all of your hard work. What an amazing before and after!

Nancy {at} powellbrower at home said...

Kim it is gorgeous! I love the vanity and that wallpaper. It is so classic and uniquely you! I'm thrilled for you- congrats friend ! Xo Nancy

SHERRY HART said...

Here is what I think.....Awesome!!! That vanity is my favorite thing ever...and then with the wallpaper...well you killed it girl! The whole room is a stunner.....great job!

Kim said...

Kim ... this is AMAZING! I love your touches, the stag sconce is PERFECT!! Everything really ... I did stop a moment and bow down to the bask in the glory of that flame mahogany!! Well done my dear ... beautiful!

Delia said...

It looks beautiful, and majestic! I love the mahogony vanity, antique mirror, and that wallpaper....really nice. Great job :-)

The Pink Pagoda said...

Kim, this is GORGEOUS!! The beautiful wood tones against that absolutely beautiful wallpaper is amazing! Oh my goodness you have to be dying over this and enjoying it so very much!! Fantastic work!

Linda {Calling it Home} said...

Kim, this is gorgeous. I love the wallpaper against the wood console. I love the lamp on the counter, the aged mirror...all of this. You really killed it. Well done!!!

Tiffany said...

This is simply stunning. You had me at the wallpaper but now that I see the whole room together I'm blown away.

Teresa Hatfield ~ Splendid Sass said...

Kim-
You are just too talented for words! This is amazing! I mean amazing!
You win the star, girl.
Teresa
xoxo

Vel Criste said...

All I can say is this is absolutely divine Kim!!!!! Of course, that's what I expected from you! It doesn't even feel like a bathroom, more like an elegant sitting room! I love, love your vanity and how you styled it, the wall paper is gorgeous, everything is just oh-so-perfect dear!!!!! Hugs to you for another wonderful job!

Holly Gruszka said...

Kim!!! Wowwww.....how did I not see this one yet? It's beautiful! Oh this is right up my alley - I love how you mix your elements to give it that traditional/vintage vibe but such a fun updated look with the beautiful walls and lighting. So well done - I would love that have this bathroom in my home.