For those who follow me on Facebook or Instagram, you may have seen a little video I uploaded last Thursday talking about something called a One Room Challenge (ORC). Well, for the first time ever, I have decided to be a Guest Participant in the Better Home & Garden’s One Room Challenge! Now, many of you are probably thinking, “What is she talking about? I have no clue what that is!”
What is the One Room Challenge (ORC)?
First off, it’s not a competition. The One Room Challenge, which is in its seventeenth season, is a way to challenge and motivate participates to transform a room and share the progress through a supportive forum. It can be a room you have started, but kept putting off finishing, or one that you start from scratch – everything from a design change to a full on renovation.
Through Instagram and/or a blog, we share the process of what, how and why things were done. Each Thursday during the 6 week challenge, social media and the internet are flooded with interior design, inspiration, ideas and encouragement.
My One Room Challenge
For my One Room Challenge, I chose to do my pesky Bathroom Renovation. Now I had started the renovation prior to this, as some of you know, but It has been a slow moving process. I have had many setbacks that made me say, “I’ll just work on it another time.” Well NO MORE!! I’m going to use this challenge to fully motivate myself into completing this bathroom right down to each and every finishing touch.
For the next 6 weeks, right up to the big Finishing Reveal post on June 25th, you will be seeing the progress from the beginning of my Bathroom Renovation through to the end. During this time, I will be talking about both the good and the bad of my experiences which will include:
- Tips & Tricks I have Learned
- How I did things
- Things you just need to know!
- The setbacks, and how they were overcome
- Product Reviews
- Building Plans
I have always been drawn to the farmhouse style, especially the rustic wood look. I honestly spent hours researching ideas to see what traits I wanted to put into my bathroom. Being a more narrow bathroom without a window, I wanted to keep it light, so that it didn’t feel like a dungeon. Below are a few of the pictures that inspired me while designing my bathroom. Keep in mind, that I didn’t do with exactly as shown, but pulled certain traits from some. There were even a few changes along the way.
The Bathroom BEFORE
For those who haven’t seen, or who just want a reminder of what I started with, below are a few of my Before photos. It included:
- Trailer style & material walls from the 80s
- Horrible sheet linoleum floor to look like mini tiles
- A one pieces jetted tub shower (jets don’t work and the shower leaks)
- Gold Shower Doors with Frosted Glass
- Basic white vanity with old sink and faucet
- A Stone was left behind as “drain covers” for the sink and the tub
- Gold colour light fixture with frosted shades
- a toilet that wasn’t properly secured and flushed horribly
- Very big wasted cupboard behind the door.
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To see more designers in this challenge you can check out Better Home & Garden’s One Room Challenge!
Coming up Next: ORC Week 2: It’s time for Demolition!