Thursday, October 29, 2015

One Room Challenge: Week 4

It's week four of the One Room Challenge. The hardest week. Is there any more I need to say about that?

This is a good time to re-assess where I'm going and what still needs to be done in my #backtobasics bathroom.

Remember this floor? It still looks like that.



But I removed these brown rubber-bumper baseboards. That alone has made it look a million times better.


I also gave the ol' heave-ho to this roller shade. I replaced it with a bottom up top down shade--which makes the room soooo much brighter! I'm a tad concerned about how much you can see through the shade from the street so that still needs to be tested (or tickets sold). #peepshow


As you can see from this photo, there's a lot of white and that's pretty blah. But the space is so small that I don't want to overwhelm it with too much pattern/color (which is why I've been referring to this project as "back-to-basics"). Incidentally, I'm wearing that same grey turtleneck today, a few weeks later, I cannot wait until my first Stitch Fix shipment comes!!

Kohler Purist Line
It would be awesome to replace the sink we have with this one from Kohler. I love absolutely everything in the Purist line, especially their brass light fixtures. Did you see Kristin's bathroom makeover?? It is so beautiful I could cry! But we are not doing a complete gut job on ours so this project is low-cost and use-what-we-have (mostly).

Bliss at Home

I still need to paint, which is a pretty major thing, but before I can do that there is a lot of sanding and patching that need to be done. I can't do the floor until I paint. And I can't replace the baseboards until I lay the floors. You see where I'm going with this???

As for the finishing touches, though, I've started to give those some thought. Just because I'm nowhere near done, why should that stop me?!?

World Market
I'm all for this plush wool rug. Even in a bathroom, you might be thinking? Especially in a bathroom, I say! However, it's not in stock. I'm tracking it, so just maybe it'll arrive in time for the reveal on November 12. The space between the tub and the vanity is about as tight as my time frame, and I think this baby will fit.

Wayfair
I'm also on the hunt for a clock for the bathroom. It's pretty, but for practical purposes; a clock keeps me on track when I'm getting ready in the morning. Since there are four of us sharing the shower, that's no small thing. And completely off-topic from decor, but I started taking my shower first this week instead of last, and it's made a huge difference in my productivity level and my sense of peace. Both of which I'm going to need if I'm going to finish this project on time.

The pressure is now ON! Of course all I really want to do is crawl under the covers and eat a barrel of KitKats... 

Wish me and the other 150+ participants luck!

http://www.callingithome.com/2015/10/one-room-challenge-fall-2015-week-4.html


I'm off to get totally intimidated see how everyone else is doing.  Xoxo ~Carrie

1 comment:

  1. Can't wait to see the new floors - that will make such a huge difference in the space. By the way - I signed up for Stitch Fix recently too! My first shipment is actually scheduled to arrive on reveal day. Too late to have a cute outfit for the photo shoot - I guess I'm on my own there (gulp - I'm hopeless when it comes to fashion!). Good luck in the final stretch! Looking forward to reading your final updates!

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Thanks so much for commenting! I love to read what you have to say. ~Carrie

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