Hi One Room Challenge fans! Welcome to The Bachelorette Pad Flip. I’m Jenn, an accidental real estate investor, house flipper, Realtor, designer…and that’s just my 8-5 roles! If you’re new around here, check out my sunroom transformation for the One Room Challenge 2018. Thanks for stopping by- please stick around to see this bathroom transform into a modern industrial bathroom over the next 6 weeks!This week I’m sharing the details of the custom shower.
The Final Reveal: Vintage Industrial Bathroom
Holy cow, y’all! What a whirlwind 6 weeks it has been! As with any project, there were many curve balls, change of plans, and hiccups. But despite the extra expense and headaches, I’m so excited to complete the vintage industrial bathroom in the Garage Airbnb! Before I show you the final reveal for the One Room Challenge, let’s remember where it all began.
A portion of this project was sponsored by Crates & Pallet, and I received their products at no cost. I’m grateful for companies that support my blog!
The original design plan included a shower, moving plumbing rough-ins, and even jack-hammering the concrete the floors! It was A LOT of work!
The demo work was pretty extensive- removing all that ugly paneling, busting up concrete, and ripping out the plumbing fixtures. For a while, it looked worse than when I started! But once the shower started taking form, it actually somewhat resembled a bathroom! Be sure to check out the tiling update & plumbing fixtures update.
But after all that demo, DIY projects, and hired labor, I am so excited to show you the end result!
I am 100% thrilled with how this project turned out. I’m not going to lie, I really lost my motivation for this project half way through. But I just kept working! Isn’t that how renovations go? You get to a point where you really want to quit!
Things That Didn’t Go As Planned
I was hoping to do much of the work myself; however, the vast majority of this project was hired out. I have been so swamped with work and my desire for it to be done on time, I hired it out…plus I hate tiling!
If you followed my Instagram stories, you saw that I had originally planned to plank the ceiling in the bathroom, and that project failed…miserably. Every renovation needs at least one failure, am I right? Instead I opted for a moody Wrought Iron black ceiling- and it is perfection!
I also had plans to add a very cool matte black window pane shower door, but since I’m over budget on the Garage Airbnb, I scaled back. Instead I picked up a shower curtain & rod at Walmart for $20!
Vintage Industrial Design Details
I clearly stuck with a dual color palette, and the black & white really provide a classic look. As I mentioned in my last post, I altered the design plan midway through to a vintage industrial design. A few of the key elements that helped me to accomplish that design was:
- That phenomenal Rejuvenation bucket sink
- Chrome bridge wall-mount faucet
- Vintage inspired chrome porthole mirror
- Industrial single light sconce
A lesson I did learn about that amazing sink is that it doesn’t have adequate depth. The original faucet I purcahsed extended beyond the depth of the sink. I ordered a shorter one, and honestly, it still sticks out further than I’d like. The sink looks great, but I do wish it was deeper!
To add some life & color to the space, I chose a few faux succulents (I kill plants, so…). I usually pick these up at TJ Maxx pretty affordably! I was so excited to find a vintage metal sign on Facebook Marketplace, and I think it’s just perfect for this little Airbnb space!
I partnered with Crates & Pallets to add some vertical storage that aligned with my vintage industrial design. I chose matte black metal brackets to create open shelving.
A Few Unfinished Projects
If you look closely, there are still a few projects I have left to complete in this room. I’ll be partnering with a company (that you’ll love!) to add custom trim and doors to this space! I’ll also be painting & sealing the floors once the entire Garage Airbnb is complete!
To see what so many other designers have up their sleeves for the One Room Challenge, be sure to check out the Guest Participant link-up, as well as the Designer link-up!