Modern Guest Bathroom Reveal: One Room Challenge, Week 6

Modern Guest Bathroom Reveal || Within the Grove
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We did it, my friends! I could just cry from pure excitement, exhaustion, and celebrating the official end of our first One Room Challenge. But the end is truly just the beginning of sharing another space of our home with all of you: our guest bathroom. We demolished our guest bathroom down to the studs and created a brand new space in just 33 days. It sounds like pure craziness when you put it that way. But a craziness I’ll gladly do time and time again. We’ve all been waiting for this moment, so here she is, our new modern guest bathroom.

All sources listed at the end of the post. 

Modern Guest Bathroom Reveal || Within the Grove

But really quick! Let’s get a quick refresh of where we started just a few short weeks ago. You can also check out the previous weeks so you can see the whole process of how we got here today with our guest bathroom.

Week 1
Week 2
Week 3
Week 4
Week 5

Guest Bathroom Before (1 of 8)

Week 1 of the One Room Challenge - Renovating our Guest Bathroom

Everything in this guest bathroom had to go. And it did except for the tub but even that got a fresh new coat of epoxy paint. So, where did we even start when renovating and designing this bathroom? The tile floor! We knew from the very beginning we wanted hexagon concrete tiles. We went with porcelain tiles that look like concrete to stay within budget. And this, my friends, is what dreams are made of. At least when it comes to home renovations. We are beyond excited with how the floors turned out after what was our third day spent tiling.

Modern Guest Bathroom Reveal || Within the Grove

Our next biggest hurdle was narrowing down the shower tiles. After making about 5 different trips to tile shops, we finally decided on the very first tile that caught our eye, the dark navy scallop tiles. They have essentially become a feature wall in our guest bathroom and I’m obsessed with them. I adore them even more once I discovered I can see them in the mirror from the living room and hallway. And let’s not forget knocking down the drop down ceiling. It did wonders with opening up our shower area and allowing the tiles to truly show off.

Modern Guest Bathroom Reveal || Within the Grove

Modern Guest Bathroom Reveal || Within the Grove

Now, let’s chat about our dream vanity and how Ryan needs to think about becoming besties with Clint Harp. When designing our bathroom we quickly realized how expensive bathroom vanities can be. The particular one we wanted was a staggering $1800. So what did we do? We built one. As if flipping a bathroom wasn’t enough in 6 weeks. But it saved us $1400 doing it this way and we got exactly what we wanted plus being able to choose our own countertop, stain color, and handles.

Modern Guest Bathroom Reveal || Within the Grove

There was a moment, a tiny moment, where we weren’t sure if we were going to get it built in time. We had to get it built and stain in time to install the countertops. Which in return, they also needed the time to come out and measure the vanity and cut the quartz countertop. They ended up coming out the Monday of the last full week (10 days left of the challenge) and measured, cut and installed within 5 days. The amazing perk of working with a local, small business.

Modern Guest Bathroom Reveal || Within the Grove

Now, if you’ve been following along for a little while (especially on Instagram), then you know how paint is my favorite way to transform a space. So when Clare Paint reached out wanting to spoil us with some of their paint, it was an automatic yes. Wanting our bathroom to be bold yet neutral, we went with Whipped on the walls and Ivory on the patio door. The way this door greets you when you walk into the bathroom is such a gorgeous sight to see! You’ll find me randomly walking down the hallway just so I can stare at the reflection of the tile in the mirror and to get a glance at this door.

Modern Guest Bathroom Reveal || Within the Grove

Now, let’s chat about lighting. We used to have one, very long light going across the top of the old mirror. We decided to change things up and have a little fun again. And by fun I really mean trying something we’ve never done before: re-wiring electrical. Instead of having lighting above the mirror, we wanted a sconce on both sides of the round mirror. It was surprising how fairly simple running new electrical can be. The hardest part was fitting in the small crawl space in the attic to run the electrical wires.

Modern Guest Bathroom Reveal || Within the Grove

Want to know the cutest surprise of all? The hidden wooden towel hooks made from the left over vanity pieces that we placed behind the door. Which is why I think they’re such a pleasant surprise when a guest shuts the bathroom door. They’re also conveniently located right next to the shower.

Modern Guest Bathroom Reveal || Within the Grove

Modern Guest Bathroom Reveal || Within the Grove

Everything else beautifully fell into place. From the DIY floating frames to the cutest little stool to use while we give Oliver a bath every evening. I seriously can’t pick a favorite part of our bathroom because I just adore it all.

Modern Guest Bathroom Reveal || Within the Grove

Modern Guest Bathroom Reveal || Within the Grove

Our overall goal for this bathroom was to create a modern space that we’ll enjoy for years to come. Truth zone: I try not to get emotional when I look at these images because this guest bathroom is truly a vision that came to life in a way that is so much more than we ever imagined. It was a quick 6 weeks and I can’t thank all of you enough for the encouragement to keep going! Especially when things seemed to be going against us with power tools breaking, realizing we had the wrong tiles, and decor items breaking two days before the reveal.

Modern Guest Bathroom Reveal || Within the Grove

Modern Guest Bathroom Reveal || Within the Grove

What we learned, the experience and what we accomplished while working together makes all those things feel like very tiny delays is this huge renovation journey. I’ve enjoyed every single second of sharing this adventure with you. Flipping a bathroom in such a short amount of time isn’t for the faint of heart but it was certainly worth it.

Modern Guest Bathroom Reveal || Within the Grove

I’m off to sleep for the next week . Or at least going to bed at a decent hour. I truly hope you enjoyed this reveal and it inspires you to try something new in your home. Enjoy more pictures of our guest bathroom because I simply couldn’t resist sharing even more.

Modern Guest Bathroom Reveal || Within the Grove

Modern Guest Bathroom Reveal || Within the Grove

Modern Guest Bathroom Reveal || Within the Grove

Modern Guest Bathroom Reveal || Within the Grove

Modern Guest Bathroom Reveal || Within the Grove

Modern Guest Bathroom Reveal || Within the Grove

Modern Guest Bathroom Reveal || Within the Grove

Modern Guest Bathroom Reveal || Within the Grove

Modern Guest Bathroom Reveal || Within the GroveModern Guest Bathroom Reveal || Within the Grove

Modern Guest Bathroom Reveal || Within the Grove

Don’t forget to follow along over on the One Room Challenge blog to see reveals of the Featured Designers and the other Guest Participants. They are SO good, my friends!One Room Challenge Guest Participant

Thank you Linda for organizing the One Room Challenge and to Better Homes and Gardens for being the official ORC media partner! It has been a blast joining in on all the fun for the first time!

All photos are by my sweet and talented friend, Krissi Nicole Photography.

Also, thank you to my partners! I’d love for you to check out and support the amazing companies that took the time to support me!

Clare Paint

HANDy Paint


** Some links are affiliate links. This doesn’t change the price for you but allows me to keep bringing you great content. Thank you!

Hexagon Tile (floor tile) : The Tile Shop
Deep Navy Scallop Tile: Floor & Decor
Matte White Subway Tile: Floor & Decor
Shower Faucet + Showerhead: Amazon
Shower Drain: Wayfair
Shower Curtain: HomeGoods
Shower Curtain Rod: Target
Shower Curtain Hooks: Target
Towel Hooks: DIY project
Turkish Towel: Amazon
Turkish Hand Towel: Amazon
Shower Print: Etsy
Black Frame: Target
Wooden stool: HomeGoods
Bathroom Rug: World Market
Wall Color: Whipped by Clare
Door Color: Irony by Clare
Trim Color: Extra White by Sherwin-Williams
Bamboo Shade: Overstock
Large Wall Planters: Target
Plants: Lowe’s
Floating Frames: DIY project
Ocean Print: Etsy
Botanical Print: Etsy
Floating Frame Mounts: Amazon
Sconce Lights: Wayfair
Mirror: HomeGoods (similar here)
Vanity: DIY project (similar here)
Handles: Amazon
Interior Door Knob: Amazon
Door Knob for Patio Door: Amazon
Deadbolt: Amazon
Quartz Countertop: Apollo Stone
Sink: Amazon
Sink Faucet: Home Depot
Sink Drain: Amazon
Planter: World Market
Countertop Tray: Target
Towels: World Market
Vases: Target
Wicker Basket: HomeGoods

  1. Rel says:

    This beautiful bathroom is inspiring. Could you please share what color grout you used for the floor tiles? Is it gray? Looking to use the same tile for our bathroom renovation. Thank you!

  2. […] been many times we’ve had guests over or getting ready as a family and one of us ends up taking a 2 minute shower due to not having any hot water. Now we can quickly check the app on our phones to see how much hot […]

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  4. Nina says:

    Aaah???????????????????????????????? I have been looking for YOUR vanity! I would love the how to, so I can build that!

  5. […] be simple so it didn’t overwhelm this space on the wall. That’s when I remembered the acrylic floating frames I created for our guest bathroom. They’re exactly what I was looking for in Oliver’s […]

  6. […] can see the full reveal of the guest bathroom here. You’ll also find all of the source links to all the items we used in the renovation. Keep an […]

  7. […] went with joint compound mainly because we had some left over from our guest bathroom renovation. It ended up being a very easy, messy, but easy project. If you have a wall in your home that […]

  8. […] Within 33 days we completely flipped this space and didn’t leave anything untouched. You can see the full reveal here! […]

  9. […] in October we were just kicking off the One Room Challenge with our guest bathroom. I’ll never forget the moment I received a message from Nicole Gibbons just a few days into […]

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  11. The coolest towel hooks! Congrats on a job well done.

  12. Create/Enjoy says:

    WOW! Love that before/after! And that vanity! Great job!

  13. Susan says:

    This is really a stunner. I enjoyed following you on this journey. What plans did you follow for your vanity? Can you share your plan? As you say, to buy one is ridiculously expensive.

  14. Saneth says:

    Absolutely Gorgeous Liz!! Every single detail is just stunning!

  15. Pat says:

    Amazing, amazing, amazing! I can’t pick my favorite thing. Very well done!

  16. This bathroom is stunning! I love the natural wood vanity (well done, hubby!) and the dark door. Congrats on a fantastic makeover!

  17. Krissi says:

    Absolutely gorgeous in every way! You did such an incredible job planning every last detail and making it all come together in the most perfect way. It’s stylish, and classy and so functional! Job SO well done, friend!

  18. Denese says:

    So good! Love all the details! And that vanity ????. Ryan did such a great job on that. Now I want to make one.

  19. Emily says:

    No words for how perfect this space is!! I love the details and how well everything goes together! You are such an inspiration to me. You will go far with your talents my friend.

  20. Renee Rishel says:

    I love the shower tiles! And that Ryan Rishel did an amazing job on the vanity. You both did a terrific job!

  21. Jaime says:

    This bathroom is absolutely stunning. You did and incredible job! ????????

  22. That scalloped tile!!! ???? I love every single calming detail. Beautiful artwork and texture, too!! It’s just so zen. I could take a thousand showers. In a row.

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