Ho.ly.smokes. it’s the last week before the big One Room Challenge reveal! If you’re just joining, be sure to check out our previous week updates 1, 2, 3 & 4 to get all of the details. As a refresher, this challenge is a 6 week challenge put on by Linda at Calling it Home for 20 design blogs and linking participants (us)! To check out their progress, take a peak at the list of design blogs and participants posted on Calling it Home!
This week we’re finishing up so many different parts of the room that I thought I’d just share a few snapshots as “teasers” for next weeks reveal! Short and sweet so the reveal is more fun for us to share : )
First off, lets start with a HUGE update! I mentioned a couple of weeks ago that M surprised me with an amazing birthday present. Here’s a little hint…
I’m in LOVE with it and can’t wait to show you! I came home from a family girls weekend to a toilet in the middle of the living room with a bow on it. As odd as that may sound, I was so crazy excited about it because we’ve been talking about replacing them since we moved in and realized how old and non-efficient they were (3.6 gallons per flush to be precise!). This is quickly turning into a TMI post. Anyways, I was very excited about it (we seem to be good at non-traditional gifts making each other happy, like the master closet I intro’d this week!) and went upstairs to check it out. That’s when I saw the second part of the birthday present, which was that amazing tile! I may be the only girl to ever say how lucky I am after my guy bought a toilet as my birthday gift, but I’m 100% okay with that haha : )
When I’m not petting the new tile, we’re also making some other progress on the room:
Trim is up and paint is on! I went with #10 which was… drumroll please… Behr’s Wheat Bread! I was leaning towards #9 which was the same tone but slightly more gray (BM’s Stonington Gray) but with the new gray tile, I wanted a little more contrast to make it stand out, so a beigey-gray it was. In person it’s such a warm color and turned out perfect, plus the Stonington Gray is what we have planned for the hallway, so it will still definitely be used!
The vanity has been getting a lot of attention (sorry- no bathroom mirror selfies right now!) since countertop is being refinished with concrete. Messy but so much fun to see the transformation happening!
I shared on Instagram about the DIY art being put together (old pastels for the win!). All three are knock offs of some West Elm art I found, so I’m curious to see what you guys will think of them!
We picked up this amazing waterfall faucet as an upgrade from our old crystal ball. I can’t wait to see it installed!
M also put together this custom towel rack when he did the tile and I love how much more functional it is for the space.
And that’s where we’re at right now. I can’t believe that this challenge is almost over (and how much work I feel like we have left to do- hence the title “Mad Dash!”) but I also can’t wait for next week to share the whole completed space! I can honestly say the room looks 100% different to us even mid-construction, and I’m so happy that we jumped in on this challenge!
Thanks for following along and if you’re participating I hope your last week is full of progress and pretty photos of your new space!
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