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Thursday, April 28, 2016


Hello friends, thanks for checking in today!  If you're visiting from the link-up, I'm glad you're here, even though my heart is palpitating while typing WEEK 4...eeek!  Thanks to the One Room Challenge and the encouragement of Linda from Calling It Home, I'm working to make over my Powder Bath in just 6 short weeks, taking it from dark and dated to fresh and fabulous.  If you've missed any previous weeks, go ahead and catch up here-

Last week we played a little guessing game of guess which sconces I ordered.  There were so many good choices from Lamps Plus, and I would have been thrilled with any of them, but I selected the Hudson Valley Cortland aged brass sconces.

I'm not kidding, my heart skipped a few beats when I opened the box!  I liked them in the photo, but they are SO much better in real life!  The tall slim profile worked perfectly for the narrow wall they will go on flanking the mirror.  My brother in law is coming on Friday to do the wiring for me, and I can't wait to see these beauties hanging!

This room is so small that I knew the details needed to be special.  I'm not planning on having many accessories, so I want each piece that IS in there to be a showstopper.  Enter this beautiful hardware from LuxHoldups-

Again, these are even more beautiful in person!  They give just the right amount of a modern touch to the design to contrast some of the other traditional elements in the room.  The quality is so impressive as well.  The towel bar, toilet paper holder, and robe hook each surprised me by their craftsmanship and substantial weight.  These are not flimsy pieces and I'm confident that they will stand up well to lots of use, so they're practical AND pretty!

As far as labor goes for the past week, I got the top half of the room completely painted, then worked for a few days off and on to install the chair rail and the moulding.  Let me just say... I'm proud of that moulding!  I can't even count how many cuts I've made.

By the way, if you're local to OKC and don't know ABC Moulding (formerly Moulding King), you're missing out!  It's always my first stop to shop for moulding, or any wood accent pieces for that matter (corbels, furniture feet, decorative pieces, etc.).  There are absolutely no frills, but they have a better selection and much better prices than the big box stores.  Check it out sometime.  If you're like me you'll feel a little like a kid in a candy store!

Remember, there are SEVEN sides to this room, and some of those angles are extra tricky when you're trying to miter edges to fit together just right.

I have one small section left to finish.  This is where 3 walls wrap around the toilet and my brain couldn't take any more... I had to walk away.  I might need a moulding intervention to finish up that part.  ;)

I got a small start yesterday on stenciling the pattern on the top half of the room.  I'm using the Royal Design Studios Cheetah Spots stencil (#6164).  I wanted to copy the look of the pricey Thibaut Tanzania wallpaper, and I think this stencil will be just the ticket!  Don't look too closely yet, I barely got started and have some touch-ups and edges on this wall to finish, but I'm starting to see things come together.  I'll find my rhythm with the stenciling and share more about that with you on Monday.

Let's check in... I feel like there's still an awful lot to cross off of that list!  Somewhere I'll find time in between every day life and hosting a church fellowship at our house this weekend and school concerts and celebrating my daughter's 13th birthday 3 times (real birthday, friend party, and family party) between now and when time's up in less than 2 weeks.  Whew!


Remove wallpaper
Repair walls from wallpaper
Prime and paint walls
Install chair rail and moulding boxes- ALMOST! -caulk and fill holes
Prime and paint door trim, baseboards, chair rail and moulding
Determine artwork, order 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 
Style & Photograph!

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  ||  Royal Design Studio - Wall Stencil  ||  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!

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  1. Trim work is tedious on four walls but seven? I bet you have some wonky angles. I can see it's going to be well worth it in the end. Looking good!

  2. That moulding is really cool and will look really awesome on so many walls! And I am loving your hardware! So pretty!

  3. Oh my goodness Jennifer! You have every right to be proud of that molding! The miter cuts alone, but that chair rail on the! Great job! It's going to be awesome!

  4. OMG Jennifer, I ENVY your progress and the beauty this room will turn out to be! Mine is no where near finished! Uggghh! Cant wait to see this 'baby' done!

  5. Wow, Jennifer! This is going to be amazing! I love all the DIY you're doing too. Getting your miter on for sure. Can't wait to see the finished room.

  6. The moulding in this room is amazing. I love the whole overall look and I can already see it coming together. The reveal is going to be amazing, as usual.

  7. I'm obsessed with your makeover! The trim work is going to look AMAZING and you're doing a fabulous job with the stenciling. Can't wait for more pictures next week!

  8. The moulding looks so pretty! Hats off to you! I can't begin to imagine how many cuts you have made especially in the smaller areas around the sink. Great job! I can't wait to see it finished. Good luck with the stenciling.

  9. WOW, the addition of the moulding to your bathroom walls looks great!! I'm looking forward to seeing more next week.

  10. Oh my word! Between all the measuring and cutting the moulding and then the stencil, my eyes are crossed! :) It's seriously going to be stunning when you finish. Love the light fixtures and the hardware.


  11. Can wait to see the room when it's the stenciling and moulding; it will inspire us all!

  12. Jennifer the moulding that you installed looks absolutely fantastic! You are a rockstar with all those walls and cuts!!!!!!!!!!

  13. The moulding looks so elegant. Love the shape.

  14. I love my LuxHoldups, so so gorgeous and the sconces are devine

  15. Those sconces are killer! Love them, And that stencil work is looking gooood.

  16. That moulding is insane. This is going to be stunning.

  17. Love that moulding. The room is going to be fabulous!

  18. OMG...that moulding is gorgeous! those handles are everything. Love it!

  19. It looks so good. I am so impressed with the molding. I love your style we have so much in common.

  20. GET OUT!!! I am very familiar with that burgundy powder bath. This could, quite possibly, be your best makeover ever! Cannot wait to see it!

  21. BE still my heart over that light fixture! I think we can all relate to the heart stopping power of a beautiful light :) Cannot wait to see the final look!!! Kristin @ Postbox Designs

  22. Love the progress and that hardware! This is going to be such a major transformation my friend! XOXO, Sarah


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