I’m taking a leap of faith and jumping in with both feet to participate in the Spring 2015 One Room Challenge. A huge thanks to Linda, at Calling it Home for throwing down the gauntlet to slackers like myself who need a little push/shove/kick to get a project finished.
To be honest, I have been on the fence about participating, because it’s kind of nerve wracking to have a strict deadline for a project, but given that my master bathroom has languished in its unfinished state for
more than a year far too long, I figured it’s time to light a fire and get. it. done. I’m a girl who gets stuff done with a deadline, so even though it’s scary, I’m doing it!
The room I’m tackling is our master bathroom.
Like I said, I started working on it last year, when I took down most of the wallpaper, and it has sat just like that, ever since. (hanging head in shame) The walls are a hot mess, and I’ve managed to find other things to keep me occupied and have avoided this space like the plague
because when the work isn’t fun, I don’t want to do it.
Part of my dilemma is that I have to “Love the One You’re With” when it comes to the tile that’s in my bathroom. It’s not going anywhere, so I need to work with it and hopefully distract your eye and make it fade into the background since I don’t like it. Our house is only 11 years old, but I can say with a good amount of certainty, that I would have chosen this tile then and I wouldn’t choose it now.
The mosaic tile accents are ok though – I can deal with them.
So, what kind of magic tricks am I going to pull out of my hat to make this happen, you ask? Here are some of the highlights I’m hoping to tackle over the next six weeks:
- Finish wallpaper removal (the toilet area still isn’t done)
- Repair and paint walls
- Paint or stain bathroom vanity and replace hardware
- Add new mirrors and lighting
- Replace sink faucets
- Add a rug
to cover up ugly tile
- Add new linens and accessories
In keeping with the idea of diverting attention from the ugly tile, I’m going for contrast. I’m either going to paint or stain the vanity to a darker color. At this point, I’m thinking black.
Or maybe a darker stain…
Or black… You can see that this is going to be a tough decision. Both options are so pretty.
|Source: Meredith Heron Design|
|Source: Me and My DIY|
As for mirrors, lighting and faucets, I’m all over the map in terms of what I like. Again with this amazing bathroom – I love the color of the vanity and the mirror and the sconces. It’s just perfection. And I like that there is a mix of finishes here – some antiqued brass, but the sconces look like oil rubbed bronze.
|Source: Meredith Heron Design|
Another beautiful mirror option – I love the mirrors that tilt like this one:
|Source: Papyrus Home Design|
Of course, this mirror is amazing, even though it’s completely unrealistic for my space. But, it makes you start thinking about a full wall sized mirror.
Something along these lines (even though we don’t have the center cabinetry piece).
In keeping with the name of my blog, I’m going to see how the space evolves, and try to roll with it as I go along. Wish me luck! As I’ve mentioned to ORC veterans, if times get tough, you’ll find me in the fetal position with a
bottle glass of wine. 🙂
Any other words of wisdom from other ORC veterans out there? Did I mention I’m also working on a client kitchen cabinet painting project?
Busy is good.