In designing the house, I try to give each room it’s own personality and style all while trying to keep things cohesive. The boys bathroom I wanted it to feel simple and raw like a farmhouse, industrial, and somewhat juvenile – since it is a little boy’s bathroom. And I really wanted it to stand out as a fun/character room in the house.
Here is the basic layout of the room – A simple Jack & Jill bathroom that puts emphasis on the vanity area.
This room has so many star features. I know my favorite is going to be a full wall of glass subway tile. I found this gorgeous “arctic ice” colored tile at BuildDirect and designed the room’s color scheme around it.
Arctic Ice Glass Subway Mosaic - BuildDirect – $8.80 Sq/Ft
I originally designed the room with one long mirror, but found a KILLER deal on this single-sized mirror from Restoration Hardware Kids. So I’ll put one of these over each of the sinks, and I’m sure it will still look marvelous.
24×34 Industrial Rivet Mirror – Restoration Hardware Baby & Kids $99 (killer deal, grab them while they are hot!)
Single Hole Lavatory Faucet - Hansgrohe $126
And the sink I got at my go-to place for vessel sinks – Overstock.com. I ordered them right away though because you never know what they’ll have when you are ready to actually buy things. This is a great sink for the boys – it’s on the smaller size 16″ square, and has the fun round detail where the faucet will go.
Square Vessel Sink – Overstock.com $89
For the counter, I’m just going to have Mr. Project make a big slab countertop. It could be wood, but I may just have him do a faux wood laminate/melamine for durability.
I absolutely love gooseneck barnlights, and in red (or yellow) they are just perfection. I love the idea of bringing in a bright red barnlight as an unexpected element in a kids bathroom. Gooseneck lights are crazy expensive though! I just don’t know if I can justify $400 in lighting for this room. Here’s two different styles from Barn Light Electric (both over $200):
Red Gooseneck Light – Barn light Electric $215
Red Barnlight Sconce – Barn LIght Electric $223
I found this one $70 cheaper – not quite so bad at $149:
Red Gooseneck Signlight – Affordable Quality Lighting $149
But I might just end up getting this really cheap $49 dollar barn light from Home Depot and Spray painting it red… anyone with me on this? No gooseneck, but close enough! Plus I think you may be able to buy the gooseneck arm and change it out.
Silver Farm Light – Home Depot $49 + can of spray paint
Home depot also has this more compact style:
Barn-style Sconce – Home Depot $41
Has anyone spray painted a metal light fixture before? How did it work out for you? What do you think I should do?
For the floor, I wanted something that required very few grout lines – so 12″x24″ tiles it is! I also love how contemporary these big slab tiles are. BuildDirect has lots of different colors, textures, and styles in this size – at amazing prices. I went with this Charcoal Gray to keep things simple. I’m using this tile for several of the tiled areas in the house because I love it so much.
Charcoal Gray Solid 12×24 – BuildDirect $2.29/SQ FT
There’s nothing quite like a simple white subway tile, but I wanted to find it in a larger more unconventional size for the shower surround. I scoured the internet for some larger subway tile, but it was all ridiculously expensive. When I stumbled upon this 4×12 tile, I was super excited! It’s elongated from the standard 3×6, and it’s a simple way to update the subway tile that I know and love. I may replace one row of the shower surround with 4″ of the Arctic Ice Glass tiles to mix it up even more. BuildDirect has this 4×12 at a very budget-friendly $1.99/SQ FT.
White 4×12 subway tile – BuildDirect $1.99/SQ FT
Well thats my plan for the boys industrial bathroom. What do you think? Be sure to weigh in on the light fixtures. I need to find some courage to whip out the spray paint!