Today is reveal day where you finally get to see the complete transformation of the Bad Gas Station Bathroom.
This remodel was done in just six short weeks on a budget of $500.
A year and a half ago we purchased our 30 year old home, Storybook Cottage. We have slowly been updating each room. This small powder room truly needed for a makeover.
Let’s take a stroll down memory lane to show you what we started with:
Starting from the ground up we wanted to update the warped tile linoleum floor.
Remember when sponge painting was all the rage? Well it was this brown sponged wall treatment that earned this bathroom it’s moniker - the bad gas station bathroom. Of course the yellowed sink and spray painted faucet helped add to the ambiance as well.
Many loyal DTA readers were completely heartbroken when we decided to remove the grapevine wallpaper border and wine rack. Yes folks, a wine rack… complete with wineglass storage system, IN the bathroom.
This was the nautical themed inspiration board for the space.
A big challenge was photographing the finished space. I don’t think I ever mentioned that this half bath measures a miniscule 6’ by 3’.
In the image below, taken with a wide angle lens, you can see three walls in one shot.
Mr. Decor and I began the makeover by first replacing the linoleum with ceramic tile laid in a running bond pattern.
I found a tiny antique oriental rug to soften the flooring.
The faded colors are a perfect match to the sand colored flooring and navy vanity.
The vanity, as you may recall, used to sport a chippy black finish.
It now features a lovely shade of dark blue with new chrome hardware.
I love how it looks against the pale blue walls.
I am so thrilled with our new sink.
It features a gorgeous widespread Arterra Faucet in a polished chrome finish.
Price Pfister generously partnered with Decor To Adore and provided all of the new bathroom hardware to include the Arterra Towel Ring.
Mr. Decor wanted to make sure that I shared his favorite new feature ~ the Arterra Paper Holder.
When the tissue roll is empty you simply just lift the bar to replace it.
In decorating spaces I like to select accessories and artwork that are truly meaningful.
Mr. Decor grew up in Panama and the Bridge of the Americas is a landmark that holds a special place in his heart.
On another wall a lovely lakeside watercolor picks up the colors of the rug, wall and vanity colors.
The painting is joined by collection of seashells.
Whenever we are on vacation we love to beachcomb and over the years have gathered quite a lovely collection of shells and sea glass.
We’ll add other art in time. For now a few of our favorite shells rest in the windowsill.
I wanted as much light as possible to filter into the bathroom. This lightweight gauzy Roman shade fits the bill beautifully. It provides much needed privacy while keeping with the beach theme.
I hope you have enjoyed this bathroom transformation. You can see each week’s progress by clicking on the links below.
Week 1 – The Bad Gas Station Bathroom
Week 2 – Crickets chirping, nothing was done.
Week 3 – A new tile floor.
Week 4 - We’re just now doing demo.
Week 5 – Still NO sink!
This POST includes a breakdown of all of the product specifications and costs.
Feel free to leave any questions in the comments.