Hi everyone! I am dropping my hat in the ring once again for the One Room Challenge. For those of you new to the ORC, it’s a 6 week design challenge hosted by Linda from Calling it Home. Twice a year she challenges 20 design bloggers to makeover a room from top to bottom over the course of 6 weeks. She also opens this challenge up to guest participants like me :).
Last spring I joined in the ORC for the first time making over our son Ryan’s room. As you can see from the pics below the room looks nothing now like it did when we started. This fall we will be making over our boys bathroom and today I am sharing my boys bathroom ideas for this space.
Sadly, this boys bathroom has not changed at all since we moved into our century old farmhouse over 3 years ago. Warning, lots of ugly pics below :). Knowing we were going to tear this bathroom apart soon after taking these pictures below I didn’t clean up the bathroom first.
Although I am still unclear of the history of this room we are fairly certain it was originally a sleeping porch before plumbing was ever added. At some point in the late 70s (based on a penny found in the wall:) a very sad renovation happened.
The ceiling over the tub was lowered and the original claw foot tub was taken out. I am not gonna lie I was very upset when I heard there used to be a claw foot tub!
A leaking plastic almond colored tub and a very long laminate single sink console were added.
There is also 2 layers of wallpaper on the wall that were painted over, 2 layers of laminate flooring and a ceiling that was covered with contact paper.
Yup, we have our work cut out for us!!! The plan is to completely gut the room from top to bottom. We already opened up the drop ceiling over the tub to bring back the original vaulted ceiling. Thankfully, the original ceiling was still there! Woo Hoo!!!
I love the look of the bead board ceilings we added to the boys rooms so we will be adding a PVC bead board ceiling to the boys bathrooms. The ugly and outdated tub, sink and toilet will be gone :). We will be adding a new tile backsplash to the tub, new tile floors, and lighting along with a new GORGEOUS tub, sink, toilet and fixtures from Kohler. We will be adding more bead board to the bathroom walls and painting the walls and the trim. Lastly we will adding a built in bookshelf for towel and bathroom storage.
ORC – The Boys Bathroom Plan
- Gut Bathroom – Take out tub, sink, toilet and tub
- Replace old tub and add a new cast iron white tub
- Take down tub surround and drywall surrounding tub
- Add cement board and white subway tile and new fixtures to tub
- Take down tub drop ceiling, contact paper & add a PVC bead board ceiling
- Add cement board to bathroom floor and retile
- Paint and add bead board to the bathroom walls and paint the trim white
- Add a new double wall sink
- Add a new toliet
- Add a built in bookshelf for towels and store
- Make towel hooks and toothbrush storage
I am not going to lie I am already tired just looking at that list!!! Obviously any changes we make to this boys bathroom will be an improvement. I can’t wait to share our progress and our boys bathroom ideas with you over the next 5 weeks. Thanks so much for stopping by!
Thanks so much to Kohler for helping sponsor our boys bathroom remodel for the ORC!!!
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