If you’re new to this little One Room Challenge gig, the basic gist revolves around transforming a room of your choosing in just 6 short weeks.
” Oh my goodness…that’s so easy- I’ve got this in the bag” …. said no one ever.
I for one am having a hard time accepting that we’re already here at week 3.
Oh vey as they say.
As you may know, I decided on my master bathroom.
In week one, I felt pretty excited and confident about the whole thing.
Week two was one of those weeks that just sort of felt like a hurricane…busy and crazy…up and down and all around again.
The foolery of it all resulted in a post that I hope didn’t come off too whiny brother like.
The good news though was that mucho progress got made and at the end of week 2.0, I felt good about where we were.
And then week 3 happened and well, I’d be lying if I didn’t admit that I’m a little scared I might not actually finish this business in time.
Here’s why….my marble wall tile was supposed to be delivered last Friday but some mix-up meant it’s been delayed until the day after tomorrow.
So, with no tile, we sort of hit a bit of a standstill in terms of what work could get done.
Thankfully, Super Allen did get every ounce of prep finished so that when the marble comes, we’ll be ready and able to slap that goodness up fast styles.
To review this week that was in terms of construction…
1. The drywall was repaired and re-hung in places that it needed to be…
2. The floor got a layer of scratch coat or whatever that stuff is over the existing penny tile and in the shower….
3. The foundation for the shelves for behind the tub got constructed and installed…
And I guess things have to look worse before they can get better because right??!?!
Yikes…pretty sure it’s looking uglier in there now than last week but I’m hoping Humpty will start to get put back together again as of tomorrow, once the tile gets here.
In the meantime, and to help me feel better about progress etc., let’s now switch to less destruction shall we?
Re: that wood box that will become shelves…this is how I see that coming together in the end….
Imagine what’s there now covered in the marble tiles. We’ll be using the ripped up thresholds that used to sit on the back of the tub and on the shower to make the shelves out of.
And then there’s the stuff I ordered this week.
Because Allen was in full demo mode, and because there wasn’t much for me to oversee in terms of install, I concentrated on nailing down some finishing details because let’s face it…when you have extra time on your hands and aren’t able to really do much else, some good old fashioned online shopping always manages to lift the spirits:)
So…thanks to some amazing ORC sponsors, I signed on the dotted line for…
1. A ying/yang collection of soaps from Biscuit Home Goods.
2. A pair of black and white framed photographs from Minted.
3. Some Jonathan Adler canisters from one of my favourites, 219.
4. A bench (that I might DIY depending on what that white fabric ends up looking like) and a pink Ferm Living Basket from Wayfair.
5. The prettiest towel rack and toilet paper holder I ever did see from the extremely fabulous, Lux Holdups.
6. A stunning piece of custom artwork in shades of pink, grey and white from Kontal – Kontil.
I also finally decided on a toilet.
Sidenote on that one…I hate toilets. I find them uniformly ugly and think most look like Daffy Duck. I had originally hoped we could do a wall hung number but because the plumbing wall is an external one, that’s a no go.
So…after MUCH debate and MUCH research, I landed on this Duravit one piece lady, that I picked up from PMF plumbing.
She’s very budget friendly and I like that the bottom part is clean and not all full of gobbly gook…I’m hoping the less fussed shape will make for easier cleaning etc…
I also don’t hate that she’s modern but still sort of round, which I’m hoping will mean some good vibes alongside the traditional vanity and more clean lined stuff that’s also going to happen in there….like our shower door …
We’re going to be use some sort of metal off the shelf channel stuff to fit around the piece of glass we ripped out and will be re-using for the shower.
The same metal border will also be used to frame the mirror that will extend beyond the console from floor to about 1′ from the ceiling…sort of like this…
And finally, to close out this week on a super positive…my Endeavour Neon ‘reverie’ sign arrived and is maybe my favourite thing ever…
I can’t WAIT to see it in the bathroom.
Speaking of the later and being able to hang this thing of beauty…
As I mentioned earlier, I’m REALLY hoping that by the time next Wednesday rolls around, tile will be up on the walls so that the floor tile can start to happen. Did I tell you that the later is being delivered to Lewiston, NY? Well it is…saves major on brokerage and shipping to have it shipped within the US…my good husband will be driving down to pick that goodness up when it arrives.
Anyhoo…once tile goes up I know the ensuite will look WAY less like the bathroom waste-land that it does now.
I’m also optimistic that seeing marble will make me feel better about the ginormous to-do list that still needs to be conquered…
1. Tile walls, shower and built in shelves
2. Drive to NY state to pick up floor tiles
3. Tile floors
4. Order custom piece of mirror to sit behind vanity
5. Frame vanity mirror in black metal and install
6. Frame shower class in black metal and install
7. Purchase caps and cords for pendant lights
8. Move electrical and hang pendants
9. Frame any art that needs framing
10. Hang neon sign and art
Praying has commenced;)
Please join along and cross your fingers and toes that I get my shizzle together before Nov. 5th…any positive vibe love that you could send my way would beaucoup appreciated.
And while you’re at that, please also make sure that you take some time to visit all my fellow ORC’ers to see what magic they’ve been up to this past week…
Abby M. Interiors
Because It’s Awesome
The Design Daredevil
House of Turquoise
Jana Bek Design
Maddie G. Designs
A Piece of Toast
The Pink Pagoda
Waiting on Martha
Trademarked by Calling it Home
Oh and one more request…don’t forget to check in with the ORC linking party… I’ll be checking in to see the progress those 90+ dudes have been up to bright and early Thursday:)
As always, thanks for following along and being the butter and jam on my toast.