Our basement bathroom is kind of embarrassing. We really haven’t done anything in there since we moved in 6 years ago. I know, I know, it’s a basement bathroom. Who’s really going to see it? I’ll tell you who- How about everyone who comes over in the summer to swim in the pool or hang out with us at one of our epic Kentucky Derby Parties? That is the bathroom everyone ends up using. Did I mention that this bathroom has flooded three times since May? I wish I was kidding. So, it’s time for an update.
Here’s where we are starting
Green and maroon plaid wallpaper, warm tan linoleum floors, golden oak vanity, and a fabulous 1980’s vanity light bar.
My total inspiration for this bathroom revolves around the fabulous creative works of Thomas Ard. He is an artist who paints amazing chinoiserie style murals. He also paints art on canvas, pottery, fabric and – you name it! I tracked him down when I saw these amazing walls he painted for Life Guard Press at the Atlanta Design Center.
I can’t get enough of his work. Check this out.
Brooks will be painting the bathroom walls in a chinoiserie style mural in blue and white. I will be adding in as many bamboo accents as the law will allow (design law :)) Ditto on the blue and white porcelain and ginger jars. Check out this stash I picked up for $84 at a local thrift store.
One of my best thrifting scores.
As with all of our design updates this one will be done on a tight budget. I’ve used one of my favorite sources, EBTH for the new lights, wall art and an amazing mirror. We will be painting that orange oak dresser and the bath vanity to bring it all together.
One Room Challenge- ORC
We are entering our basement bathroom and participating for the very first time in the One Room Challenge. This is an online design event where bloggers around the globe design and complete one room within the six week time allotment. Each week we/they will blog about the design and progress of the room. You can follow along with all the amazing design bloggers by clicking on the logo below.
I’ll be back next week to share the progress on what I’m calling the neutralization of the plaid walls AKA- a painting update. Don’t forget to follow along the ORC.