One Room Challenge Fall 2017 | Week 1
Call me crazy but I’m doing it again! This will be my second time participating as a guest in the biannual room makeover series called the One Room Challenge hosted by Linda from Calling it Home. Twenty featured design bloggers are chosen to participate, as well as 200 plus guest Participants to make over a room in six weeks! So much decor and makeover inspiration to check out on the ORC site….And so the madness begins…again!
To say I’m a little nervous is an understatement! The last time I participated in the One Room Challenge we were making over our office space. We applied board and batten, hung a barn door and the rest was decor and cosmetic changes. This time around we will be making over our small main bathroom and there will be demoing involved people, Eek! This bathroom is used by my daughters when they come to visit and stay in the guest room. When it’s clean and the shower curtain is pulled across, it can almost look pretty. I even had my daughter do a fresh coat of paint on it a few months back. But that black tile has been the bane of my existence (a little dramatic I know) since we bought our home. It’s the one thing I told my husband had to go! The vanity was passible when we first moved in but it has served it’s purpose and is ready to go as well. So let me share this room with you.
Here is the before (It sounds better than right now, because these photos are a little embarrassing!) Please don’t judge. Yes there is a missing knob on the vanity door.
Maybe I wasn’t being too dramatic when I said that the black tile was the bane of my existence?!
So let’s move on to what I hope our after will look like:
So here is the moodboard/vision I have for my new Modern Farmhouse Bathroom:
I placed all my favourite things in this moodboard to achieve this modern farmhouse look. It’s a look that will go well with my coastal farmhouse/cottage vibe I have going on in the rest of my home and I love every element from colour to texture.
Plan of Action
- Remove the black tile and replace with plain white subway tile.
- Apply white modern shiplap by Metrie to the rest of the room.
- Change out the hardware in the shower/tub stall.
- Do something creative with the floor tiles.
- Remove the old vanity and replace it with something more up to date.
- Remove the builder basic mirror and replace it with a new round one.
- Remove the old lighting and replace it.
- Add accessories, shower curtain, waste basket, stool etc.
It’s exhausting just reading this! You can find all the other participants here. Don’t forget to check back next week to follow along with the process as well as to check if the hubby and I are still alive and married… Okay let’s get this party started.. Honey, get the hammer!
Sharon Warren says
Can’t wait to see this come together. I’ve got my own ORC planned for this fall…our powder room. And I love your choices on the mood board! My hubby is building a vanity, we are going to install board and batten on walls, and get a round mirror similar to yours, maybe in brass, and new light fixture as well. You are inspiring me to hurry up!
Your powder room sounds like it’s going to be amazing! Can’t wait to see your hubby’s vanity. I’m still up in the air about that. So exciting to follow along!
Laura Irion/ Laura Design Co. says
Yay for the new bathroom club! This sounds dreamy! Good luck…excited to see how it turns out!
Thanks so much, And there does seem to be a lot of bathrooms this time around!
I love the vision board! It’s gonna be beautiful! And my entire post is before pictures and they’re beyond hideous, so no worries!
Haha! I think the more hideous the better the after will look! Thanks so much. Looking forward to following your makeover as well.
First, let me say how much I enjoy your blog and the lovely ideas you share.
We redid our ensuite bathroom earlier this year, a total gut from white and sea green to shades of pale pearl grey. Out went the huge corner tub and small framed shower, and in went a stand alone tub and walk-in shower. My husband built the vanity with drawers and a shelf on the bottom for baskets, from a picture I found in a magazine. Lucky me that he is a cabinet maker! It did not always go smoothly…do renos ever happen without some problem? But the end result is beautiful, leaving us with a bright and functional space. The best feature is the radiant heated floor, no more cold feet on winter mornings!
All this to say that you can do this, and the new bathroom will put a smile on your face every time you use it. A little time and a lot of patience and you’ll be there. Good luck!
Your bathroom sounda like my master bathroom and everything that I’d like to do to it. The hubby wanted to do the master but since we really don’t know what we’re doing we thought it would be more bite size to take on this one. Thanks for your encouragement!
Thank you sweety!
Shannon Acheson says
Can’t wait to see! This is exactly what I’d like to do with a couple of our bathrooms!
Thanks Shannon! I’m hoping we’re able to finish it in one piece! 😉
I LOVE the plan you have for your bathroom! I don’t know why you don’t like that tile in your shower though!! Bwahaha!! I Kid!! It will all be looking fabulous in 6 more weeks though!!! Good luck Kim!!