Moody Bathroom REVEAL: One Room Challenge Spring 2019

It’s done it’s done! The moody bathroom is done! I’m so excited to show this love of labor with you. It’s been a long six weeks full of new adventures, with a lot of behind the scenes shared on my instagram @honeybuilthome, but I’m so happy with the finished project and for going with my gut and making it moody and dark green.

To see more amazing transformations from one room challenge participants, click here. To look back at my progress of the moody bathroom click on the corresponding weeks.
1: The Plan
2: Demo
3: Progress Wainscoting
4: Tiling & Wallpaper
5: More Tiling

The Before:

Here’s what the before looked like. I had cement tiles that had to be removed so we started with a blank canvas.

The After: Moody Bathroom

This room on the blueprints of my home was actually part of our utility room, just a useless little hallway to nothing, but my dad who is a plumber came up and moved drains and chipped concrete for a week to get it so we could have another toilet and shower downstairs.


First on the agenda for the project was tiling the floor of the moody bathroom. I used big matte, black hexagon tiles with natural grey grout. I complimented the black floor with white subway tile and matching small hexagon black shower floor all while using the same natural gray grout.

Next on the docket was the board and batten wainscoting which was $30 and turned out perfect (see week 3 for the tutorial on that).


Custom wallpaper by Livette’s wallpaper in the pattern brush strokes colored matched Essex Green. Thank you to Livette’s for helping sponsor this one room challenge transformation.

This wallpaper was very easy to install. It came in sheets (not rolls), so each sheet is cut to the length that I need (48″, I did 46″ and cut off 2″ from each strip to make up for uneven ceilings). Because it comes in sheets and not a roll there is very little waste trying to line up your seems. It also has a wipeable linen texture to it and is thick! The hardest part of the install was cutting the paper because of its thickness.

I chose to go with a peek and stick primarily for ease of installation but Livette’s Wallpaper also offers the traditional glue panels. A lot of their prints can also be customized. The watercolor brushstroke pattern I picked out displays as black on their website, but they have a list of other colors, and can customize to any color you’d like. Go check them out and here’s a coupon code for 10% off INTERIORLOVERS.

All of the fixtures were a combination of matte black with oil rubbed bronze. They complimented each other and tie in the wood elements.


The vanity was custom made by a local woodworker to fit the space. It measures 21″ x 36″ and has a remanent 3cm Hanstone Specchio White Quartz with a 2 1/2″ mitered edge done by Chris and Dicks Countertops.

Here are all of the sources of everything used in the space. By shopping through my site I make a small percentage through affiliate marketing. 




LevelQuik RS Self-Leveling Underlayment
LevelQuik Acrylic Primer
Square Notched Flooring Trowel
5 Gallon Bucket
Shower Floor Tile – Metro 2 in. Hex Black Porcelain Mosaic Tile
Flooring Tile – Textile Basic Hex Black
Shower Walls – Subway Tile
Tile Adhesive
Tile Grout Float
Cement Backerboard 
Grout Sponge
Diamond Cutting Blade
Grout Mixing Paddle



Tile Cutter
Angle Grinder
Miter Saw
Paint Sprayer
Brad Nailer
Table Top Tile Saw
Drill and Driver Set



Light Fixture
Sink Faucet
Shower Curtain – Extra Long Textured
Curtain Rod
Glass Jar
Bath Mat
Woven Basket – Similar
Barn Door Handle
Barn Door Hardware
Shower Pan 


Be sure to follow along @honeybuilthome on instagram for more project, tutorials, and behind the scenes of it all.

Soap Dispenser Wood Vase Bathroom Rug White Grid Towels Small Canister medium canister black and white striped hand towel bath brush Planter with stand

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Megan Freeman
5 years ago

Loving that wallpaper! Great use of a small space.

5 years ago

The wallpaper! The floor! I love it all! What a beautiful room! 🙂

Liv @livetteswallpaper

Beautiful work! Even though the main color of the room is dark green, the bathroom still looks bright and popping with patterns! LOVE it! 🙂

5 years ago

My favorite color combination is black, white, and green so this room speaks to me! The wallpaper is amazing!

5 years ago

I have been following your progress on Instagram. Prayed for you every time I saw you working on the shower tile. Tiling always takes me so much longer than it should. Love this room! All of the colors work together perfectly. You are very talented! Great job!

Caitlin Marie Design
5 years ago

Gorgeous wallpaper, and I love the tile! Such a pretty renovation!

5 years ago

Wow, what a transformation! Love the wallpaper and all of the finishes you picked! Bathroom renos are so much work, you guys did a great job 🙂

Lindsey @hilltown_house

I’m so glad you went with the green trim – I was originally on team white but you were so right! Also I am so borrowing that idea of using the curtain rod attached to the ceiling as the shower rod!!!!! Mine just fell down again so this is perfect

Corinna - TheBohoAbode

What an inspiring bathroom! It looks like a relatively slim space which is something I’ve been looking for inspiration for. The tile choices are beautiful. Loving that wallpaper and paint color.

Create/Enjoy (@suzannahstanley)

Great job!!!!
We used that same bath mat and very similar tile in my ORC! I love them with the green!

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Meet Christine Gummersall, a mother of 4, coach's wife, former Labor and Delivery nurse, and self taught DIYer who decided to take a sledge hammer to her 1950's bathroom over a decade ago and hasn't stopped tackling her honey-do list since.  Folow along as christine breaks down the pretty afters, by showing the whole how to process and empowers you to STOP waiting, and START creating a home you love, with your own two hands! 

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