Thursday, October 22, 2015

One Room Challenge: Week 3

It is the most beautiful Fall day here in Michigan!! The trees are in full, riotous color. All crimson and chartreuse and persimmon... It looks like the world is on fire! 

My parents are getting on a plane to fly to Ireland in about an hour. Hooray! And, me? I'm taking my bathroom back-to-basics in six short weeks as part of the One Room Challenge(TM) hosted by Linda of Calling It Home

I'm actually rather late with today's post, and I've totally fallen off the bandwagon of posting a decorating tip per day. It's a bit like that Lumosity game Train of Thought. Have you ever played that one? Well, anyway, it takes a lot of staying power to make all the trains run on time around here, and some weeks I'd rather eat a pan of brownies and curl up with a good book...

Over the weekend I did make some good progress on the bathroom, though. Friday night I ripped the rubber bumper-baseboards off the wall, then went to the hardware store to buy paint and supplies to transform the vanity. I put the primer on the cabinet before bed, then gave it one coat the next day. I used a super high gloss and I like how it makes the dark cabinet reflective. While there I also bought a top-down-bottom-up window shade. I like how much more light the room gets now while still maintaining privacy.

That's the good news.

The bad news is that the grasscloth wallpaper (mentioned here) is not going to work; the bathroom is too humid and it's not recommended. The herringbone pattern for the floor is out because it would be way too many cuts in a very tiny space. My husband has an ear infection, and since I'm relying on him to do the floors as well as fix some drywall issues, those things will have to wait until he is feeling better. I also need to do at least one more coat of paint on the vanity because I suck at painting there are some drips and a patch that pulled away when I took off the painter's tape. 

But I bought some cute little plants this weekend and I'm excited to style the space so maybe that will be enough excitement to carry me through to the end??

Now let's all go check out the rest of the participants! (click on the icon to access the link).


  1. Sorry been a bit MIA in blog land. Keep your chin up. Thanks for keeping it real. Anyone can hire someone to design the room for them, personally think that is not what this is all about.

  2. Love the dark high gloss cabinet and your succulents, love succulents! Hope you have a better week this week!

  3. Best of luck with your project!


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