I’m writing this post the day before the official reveal because as you read this, I’m on a plane over the Atlantic heading for London and the Amara Blog Awards…cue MAJOR excitement!!!
I really can’t believe I’m sitting here hours before the car picks me up for the airport, actually ready to showcase my One Room Challenge bathroom.
For those of you have been following along, you already know that this reno has not been smooth sailing for me at all. If you haven’t been reading these past few weeks, you can catch up with week one, two, three, four and five…after reading, you’ll understand why I’m more than just a little happy to be able to share this reveal with you on deadline.
Thanks to: 1. my amazing Super Allen who demoed the original space and started the groundwork for what was going to be the finished product 2. my husband for always always always helping…not matter what…all the time…he did picks ups/delivery, drove me around most weekends to source goodies, helped me with cleaning/scrubbing/gluing/scraping/hanging etc. etc. He’s pretty swell and I’m pretty lucky. 3. Jamie the Magnificent…aka…the contractor who swept in like a construction white knight and within 4 days was able to take a bathroom that was essentially half done and to one that’s ready for its spotlight 4. My electrician Ben from 2B Wired for again, swooping in last minute and getting all of that business done. 5. Peter the Painter who always, always comes when I need him…he’s a gem among gems who I can always, always count on. 6. Me…I’ve worked really, really hard on this bathroom- probably harder than on any space I’ve done before…the stress of the ups and downs and fear of not finishing, combined with the days and weeks of sourcing, overseeing, painting, cleaning, scrubbing, installing and cleaning some more, were hard….but so so worth it.
Like I said earlier, finishing this bathroom in time for reveal day was really touch and go with this one. As of this past Friday, I had pretty much thrown in the towel thinking there was no hope but the gods shone down on me and miraculously, though all is not completely finito, the bathroom is ready to show you what it’s made of.
So, here she goes….my master ensuite, Fall 2014 One Room Challenge styles…
So there you have it:)
I wish I had better photos because honestly, these don’t do the space justice at all. It’s a super hard room to shoot because of the huge mirror and narrow dimensions…I can’t wait to have it captured professionally.
For now though, these will give you an idea of what the place looks like…minus a shower door…we’re still waiting on that so the professional shots will showcase it as well:)
In any case, I’m so thankful I took the leap again and took part in this round of the One Room Challenge…they don’t call it a challenge for nothing but when all is said and done, it’s a process/trip I’d never not want to take.
It feels pretty fantastic to have a vision for a room….
…and see it come to life.
A huge thanks to my fellow ORCers for brining the shiz to this round and for being so awesome/inspirational…
Abby M. Interiors . Because It’s Awesome . Chinoiserie Chic . The Decorista . Design Chic . The Design Daredevil . Design Darling . Design Indulgence . Design Manifest . House of Turquoise . Jana Bek Design . Jill Sorensen . Maddie G. Designs . Mimosa Lane . A Piece of Toast . The Pink Pagoda . Stone Textile . Waiting on Martha . The Zhush
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And of course to Linda for organzing this whole thing.
I’ll be back after my trip to do a whole behind the scenes on the bathroom to show you the work that went into getting it ready to show you this past week. I’ll also of course, go through all my sources.
For now, thanks as always for reading and stopping by. I’ll be away until Saturday so will draw for the winners of both my giveaways (CA/art and 219) then (sorry about the delay on the Gray Malin/Citizen Atelier one…just not enough hours in the day).
Oh and though I won’t be here, I’ll be posting all about my London adventures on Insta so make sure to have a peek over there.