In our Style Challenge series, we ask some of our favorite bloggers from around the web to surprise us with their ideas for creating a stylish and functional space using Home Depot products as a starting point.
When blogger Emily A. Clark told us she was planning a bathroom remodel, we were excited to see where she would take the space, and how we could help! In Part 1 of this three-part series, Emily shows us how she started on her project of turning an upstairs closet into a brand new boys’ bathroom. In Part 2, she walks us through painting a vanity.
In Part 3, she unveils the finished bathroom makeover!
It’s been fun to share the process of converting our upstairs toy closet into a bathroom. Here’s how it turned out.
Before I show you the details, here’s a quick look at where we started.
We were able to use the existing closet space for the bathroom, and had two smaller closets built out on each side, creating a little hallway.
When designing the space, I tried to keep it young and fun but masculine enough to last two growing boys well into their teenage years. My favorite part of the room is the vanity I painted mint green. I decided to pair it with a more masculine mirror. I think it’s always more interesting when the vanity and mirror are mismatched.
Instead of opting for built-in cabinetry, I used a console table where we can store towels and other toiletries.
The baskets and number plates were inexpensive flea market finds.
Instead of traditional vanity lighting, we used outdoor wall lanterns. There are lots of great, affordable options when it comes to outdoor lighting, and I like the vintage vibe they give to a space.
I also like the mix of old and new for a more interesting look. We used nickel on the faucet and vanity hardware but balanced it out with the reclaimed wood mirror and metal towel hooks.
(My kids are 100 percent better about hanging their towels on hooks instead of towel bars, by the way.)
Another easy way to add color is to forgo a regular bathmat and use a small, colorful rug with a non-slip backing. I also used an extra basket under the vanity for pretty storage and to add more texture.
Thanks for following along with our closet-to-bathroom renovation process. If you have questions or would like more source information, I’ll be posting details on my blog soon.
Emily is a wife, mom of five, and author of the blog Emily A. Clark: design. simplified. She writes about the never-ending adventure of making her house a home, and shares affordable and achievable decorating ideas for real people. Thank you, Emily, for sharing your bathroom remodeling plans with us!
In her bathroom space, Emily used the following products:
- Martha Stewart Living Seal Harbor 30-inch Vanity in Sharkey Gray, with Vanity Top in Alpine White
- Delta Prelude 2-Piece Round Front Toilet in White
- Moen Banbury 4-inch 2-Handle High-Arc Faucet in Spot-Resist Nickel
Style Challenge is a series of posts from guest contributors who aim to bring you fresh inspiration and ideas for your home and garden using Home Depot products as a starting point. Emily received a Home Depot gift card to assist with her bathroom remodel, but The Home Depot provided no other compensation. The opinions and ideas Emily expressed are her own.