Basement Bathroom Design Update

At the end of December, I dropped a bomb post stating I was certifiably insane. Yup, I started another bathroom renovation, but it was necessary. That basement bathroom was so dingy and yuck; there was no excuse not to update it. As long as we’re getting dusty and Gerry and his crew was at the house anyway, why not knock it all out, right? Bring out the sledgehammer guys! Let’s get to work!

Basement bathroom update with Clé Tile white subway tile and black penny rounds.

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Final Reveal – The Bathroom Makeover – One Room Challenge

It’s Week 6 of the One Room Challenge which means ding, ding, ding, times up! Words can’t even express how excited I am about the bathroom makeover. I mean wow! The transformation is crazy, and I honestly can’t believe I live here. It’s wacky and crazy and out there and pretty much describes exactly what happens in my brain. Like if you were a really tiny person and crawled into my ear to have a look around, I would imagine this is exactly what you’d see. Are you prepared for this? Put yo’ pinky rings up to the moon. Whoop, whoop!

An antique dresser was converted into a bathroom vanity. I love the eclectic wallpaper by House Of Hackney - Empire Midnight. I love the Clé Tile Cubicon cement tiles on the floor paired with white subway tile.

The goal for this bathroom was if you are a guest in my house and in the need of the lavatory, you will walked in here and forget to pee. Gerry my man, you did one hell of a job. Seriously, you brought everything that was in my head to life. If you live in the Chicago area and are in need of an amazing contractor, give this guy a buzz…and no he’s not paying me to say this. He just did an amazing job for one of the toughest clients on the planet…me.

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Potty Paradise – The Bathroom Makeover

With all the Cubs hoopla, my Week 5 One Room Challenge post got a bit lost in the shuffle. But don’t you worry that pretty little head of yours, we are on schedule and feeling fly y’all. Potty Paradise is almost complete, and Gerry and I are snoopy dancing on the Clé Tiles…okay, Gerry’s technically not dancing like this, but I’m all…

One Room Challenge Bathroom Makeover dance

In Week 4, I left you with a cliff hanger…the excitement in the air was electric. Renee was here hanging the first few panels of wallpaper, and I couldn’t help but share the, “Oh my God I can’t believe I live here!” moment with you. Once those panels went up the whole space just transformed. Even The Boy’s mouth was on the floor…and it takes a lot to impress him.

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DIY — How to Turn an Antique Dresser into a Bathroom Vanity— One Room Challenge Week 4

Happy Wednesday! Two more weeks until the One Room Challenge final bathroom makeover reveal. I’m at that point where I’m so close I can almost taste it. This week was pretty much a DIY of how to turn an antique dresser into a bathroom vanity. We made it thru, and the light is shining bright at the end of the tunnel with only a couple minor bumps in the road…backorder sconces and sink but nothing too bad. 

DIY - How to turn an antique dresser into a bathroom vanity. All the steps you need including paint and how to protect your antique dresser from water converting to sink.

What started out as a blah, boring, beige and brown bathroom, is now transforming into what dreams are made of. Gerry has been kicking some serious butt…BTDubs, when the contractor gets more excited than you about your project, then you know it’s going to be really good. He and I are quickly becoming besties…bonding over what my son has deemed, “Potty Paradise”. 

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Bathroom Makeover – Clé Tile Cubicon – ORC Week 3

Seriously, how are we halfway through this challenge already? I’m exhausted and not even doing the heavy lifting. Poor Gerry is dealing with my, “let’s customize everything in the smallest amount of time mindframe”…oh, and hey Gerry, I also need you to fix a basement and makeover yet another bathroom. Can we all take a pause and give Gerry and his crew a hug? Poor guy didn’t know what he was getting himself into with me.

Clé Tile Cubicon One Room Challenge for House Of Hipsters. Contractor Gerry Reinhardt Renovations, Chicago General Contractor. Bathroom Makeover.

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