Brown used her 100 square feet to build an entire bathroom. She and her helpers erected a curving steel stud wall with drywall covering. After that all her work utilized overlay cement toppings, including a sink and toilet.
Joe Nasvik Brown used her 100 square feet to build an entire bathroom. She and her helpers erected a curving steel stud wall with drywall covering. After that all her work utilized overlay cement toppings, including a sink and toilet.

Janet Brown asked her son, a fifth year architecture student, to design a complete bathroom that would be on the cutting edge of design and would fit in a 10x10-foot space. The result was a truncated spiral wall that leads you in a circular path to a shower area. Located at the opening of the shower spiral was a space for a toilet and a vanity sink. Knowing that there was an enormous amount of work to accomplish in two days, Brown brought several staff members from her company to help get everything done in time. They erected the wall using steel 2x4s, covered the surfaces with flexible ¼-inch-thick drywall, taped the joints, and plastered the wall with overlay cement to provide a textured finish. Different chemical stains provided the coloring with an application of sealer to complete the work.

To add interest to the floor slab, Brown applied different overlay cements to create border and infill areas. A toilet and vessel sink were overlayed and chemically stained to coordinate with the walls. Shower fixtures completed the look. All that was needed to make it real was a connection for water and a drain.