Thursday, May 5, 2016

ONE ROOM CHALLENGE: POWDER BATH {WEEK 5}


It's Week 5 of 6 for the One Room Challenge... that means in order to clean, style, photograph, and write the reveal I technically only have about 5 days to be completely finished.  Not bad, other than the fact that a huge component of my design plan changed this past week!!  My friends on Instagram already have a hint at what's going on, so let me fill you guys in too.


First of all, the moulding is finished!  And by finished, I mean it's up.  Caulked, filled, primed and painted it is not.  But, the hard part is over!  This is crazy, but this might make me the happiest with the moulding...


I did not even think about this connection when I planned the layout of the moulding.  Then, as I worked my way around and got to that wall, I realized that tube would be right in the middle of my trim.  I proceeded, just planning to camoflauge it the best I could, and what do you know?  The spacing ended up fitting PERFECTLY around the hose and I didn't have to alter my design at all.  I'm telling you, the little wins are keeping me going on this makeover! (Looks like that thing might need a little paint too!)

The door is getting a little bit of special treatment.  There was moulding on the front side but I'm adding it to the back as well.  There's a little surprise coming here next week!


The old center light was removed and the wall patched, and the wall has been wired for the new pair of sconces.  I'm waiting to install them, however, until the walls are finished.

Speaking of walls, here's where the big change comes in.  I spent a good deal of time last weekend working on the stenciled cheetah spots.  After painting about 6-7 repeats with the stencil, it just wasn't turning out right and I decided to change direction.  So.... I spent another day sanding down the dots that I had painted, re-priming and re-painting those sections of the walls.

Then, I had to come up with a new plan!  After about 24 hours of panicking and considering options, I settled on a new plan:


This makeover took a pretty preppy turn quickly!

Not only did I decide paint a buffalo check wall, but I was inspired by Holly's tile and this photo to do it diagonally rather than horizontally.  In a room with 7 walls.  And wonky angles.  I'm crazy.  It took another good 3 days to lay out my pattern, mark it all off correctly (after working through several mis-steps), and get it taped off and ready to start painting.

(The lines are straight, the wide angle camera lens I used distorts them.)



So, at about 7:00 last night I was here:


I got the initial stripes rolled before I went to bed last night.  Today I'll be re-taping the opposite direction and hopefully finishing it up.  We're having 2 gatherings here over the weekend so I need to be able to get the door back on at least!  ;)

TO DO:

Remove wallpaper
Repair walls from wallpaper
Prime and paint walls
Install chair rail and moulding boxes, caulk and fill holes
Prime and paint door trim, baseboards, chair rail and moulding
Determine artworkorder and/or DIY? - I have a plan!
New hardware accessories- order and install
Lighting- order and install
Mirror- locate and paint
Door- sand down and repaint 
Clean
Style & Photograph!

Man, I wish I had even ONE pretty sneak peek to show you, but not one thing in the room is totally finished!  There's still an awful lot left on that to-do list!  I'm seriously nervous and really hope this comes together!  Back to work...




I'd like to give a huge thank you to these companies for partnering with me and supplying products for this makeover.   
Lamps Plus - Sconces  ||  Mintwood Home - Artwork and Rug  ||  Lux HoldUps - Bath Hardware

Today I'm linking up at Calling It Home with loads of other guest participants on this 6 week journey to transform a space in their home as well, click here to follow along with them too.  And, be sure to check in on the group of featured designers who will be sharing their updates each Wednesday.  I have several sweet, uber talented blog friends in this group and will be waiting anxiously each week to check in on their progress!

 If you've missed any previous weeks, I'd love for you to catch up here-

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28 comments:

  1. It's come SO far already - love the molding. Good luck with the last week!

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  2. I love the buffalo check. I used it on one of the floors in my ORC room. I can't wait to see your reveal - this is one of the most ambitious room I've seen. Home stretch!!!

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    1. Oooh, I need to see! I thought this was going to be a pretty quick and easy makeover... wrong!

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  3. I can't even wrap my head around how you did all those angles. It will be stunning.

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    1. They are crazy! Had to call my Dad for a consult a few times on the math! ;)

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  4. those angles are wild! I know this is going to be fabulous and I love the new twist. that molding...heart eyes!

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    1. Thanks Katie, can't wait to peel that tape off!

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  5. You are straight up crazy. And I love it. So...much...work. Amazing. Can't wait to see the reveal!

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    1. Thank you Erin! I hope that little bit of crazy pays off in the end!

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  6. You are insanely talented, and oh so ambitious! I can't wait to see how this is going to turn out!!!

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    1. Thank you Stephanie. Small room... I actually thought this would be a pretty quick makeover in the beginning. Wrong! Anxious to see your room too!

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  7. I am so excited to see this room when you are finished! It is going to be amazing! That moulding is seriously impressive and all.that.taping...wow. Good luck girl! You got this!

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  8. Oh my goodness! I love the buffalo check even more! You are ambitious, no doubt. I think it is going to be stunning. I did a bathroom last time and it nearly killed me. This time I'm doing our 4th bedroom as a media room and it is so much easier. I don't envy the work you are doing, but I have a feeling I'm going to envy the room when it is done. I can't wait to see it!

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  9. My anticipation in seeing your Powder room builds up every week and now, it's thru the roof with these details!!!!! LOVE! We're almost there, so time to celebrate soon! Advance Happy Mother's day to you Jennifer!

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  10. Jennifer, you've blown this bathroom out of the water! Wow, that molding is STUNNING! You always amaze me with your eye for design and DIY magic! BTW, I'm the same boat, but it wouldn't ORC without a little ugly before the beautiful reveal right? Can't wait to see the big reveal next week! XOXO, Sarah

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  11. This is so cool. Your moulding is amazing and I can't wait to see the walls!

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  12. Jennifer when you are finished I want to borrow your superwoman cape. Wow! I can’t wait for the reveal! I love the direction the space is going in. As a fellow ORC participant it’s been wonderful to gather some fantastic inspiration. I’d love for you to share your progress at Thoughts of Home on Thursday. Our readers would love to see it. The gathering is at http://www.decortoadore.net

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  13. Wow! That's going to look amazing when it's done! I can't believe you are going to do that all, lol, I think I'm too lazy! Excited for next week and your reveal! That moulding is awesome by the way, I love it!

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  14. You ARE a little bit insane, but that is exactly why this place is going to look so good when it is done! I mean, what a way of being super creative!!! You have a lot to do still and I am especially excited to see this project done. good luck!

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  15. Ooh I'm loving the change to the buffalo checks. The checks contrasting with the gold is Fabulous with a capital FAB!

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  16. I am so excited to see that Buffalo check on the walls! And that molding looks killer!

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  17. Holy cow, that is a project with all those angles. Good luck,and I hope you get some sleep!

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  18. You are one brave and patient chica! Can't wait to see how it turns out!

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  19. I tried the Cheetah stencil myself last fall, for my powder room. I loved the Thibault wallpaper, and thought I found an affordable alternative with the stencil. Alas, I too had unsatisfatory results. Hope the rest of your project goes well!

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  20. Oh man, last minute switches can be so stressful, but this one is going to be so worth it! I can't wait to see these buffalo check walls! Good luck!

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  21. You are insanely talented, and oh so ambitious! I can't wait to see how this is going to turn out!!! Visit my blog: Click Here

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  22. Jennifer, wow!!! WOW! I am speechless. You are a hard worker! Can't wait to see how this all comes out, I'm guessing it will be fabulous!

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