One Room Challenge, Powder Bath, Week 4

Welcome back to the One Room Challenge, Week FOUR!  

Can you believe it?  I only have two weeks left to crank this out!!

If this is your first visit, you must catch up!
Week 1
Week 2
Week 3

Thank you to Calling It Home for Organizing this stressful
 FUN event!  It really is fun! It's just a teeny bit stressful working under a deadline!  I am the world's biggest procrastinator.  So we shall see if I can get this project finished in time.

Last time we chatted, I left you with a busted budget...
aka Adios Gorgeous DeGournay Mural!


degournay.com

There is absolutely no room left in the budget for wallpaper or a hand printed mural, so I decided I would attempt to paint it myself. After all, I painted this...



so how hard could it possibly be?  

Ask me in two weeks.  I am in the sketching phase now.  Oi!

Last week I mentioned I was going to use a chandelier in the powder bath, so I drug this gorgeous chandelier out of my storage stash and rewired it.  I've had this little baby in storage for 10 years.   Waiting for the perfect project.  Rewiring is simple, I purchased this and had it done in minutes.


And finally today!  The chandelier is hung and the walls are painted and ready for me to draw on!  



I also purchased this mirror off craigslist and I'm excited to show it all installed!!!!

(screen shot of actual listing)

Because my rug is such an odd shape, I went to my local rug and carpet store (with my four boys over fall break) that carries seagrass by the roll.  And by the roll, I mean my boys played hide and go seek in and out of the hundreds of rolls. :) I ordered a rug that is 25" by 6' 6" and had it bound.  It should be ready this week.  If you are looking for an odd shape rug, this really is the way to go.  I found a remnant of their seagrass in the remnant room that was a little larger than I needed.  They cut it down for me and because I was binding a remnant, it was 50% off for the binding. 

I found some cute vintage bathroom accessories on ebay today!  I am excited to see them when they arrive (fingers crossed before reveal day).  These are going to be even better than what I thought I wanted.

I am working with the cutest company, Hempstead Thread, for my guest hand towels.  I can't wait to show them to you!



Let's review my plans:

  • paint vanity
  • add custom marble top
  • remove weird trim and fill in holes that I will surely make
  • take down valance
  • paint trim
  • remove wallpaper
  • float walls
  • paint walls 
  • remove vent/fan
  • add sconces
  • rewire chandelier that's been in a box in my cabana
  • replace light fixture
  • hang mirror
  • backsplash
  • wall treatment
  • fluff and add any last minute details
Shopping for:
  • 2' x 7' rug (approx)
  • handtowels
  • toilet paper holder
  • towel holder
  • mirror
My Pinterest Board Here and Here shows the direction I am going and gives you a little sneaky peek as to what I am thinking.

Now that you're here, won't you stay awhile?  Click over to my "Popular Posts" in the right side bar or my "Before and After" post. And check out my two fall tours Here and Here!  

And this is the Important Part...

I'm linking up with some beautiful makeovers, so hop over and read all of the participating blogs HERE

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xox, 

Emily

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One Room Challenge, Powder Bath, Week 3

Welcome back to the One Room Challenge, Week 3! 

Coming from Calling It Home?  WELCOME!

This is our home, Eleven Gables.  See that window with the curtain drawn, that is the room we are working on for our challenge.  The powder room.

faux topiaries // blue and white planters // more blue and white planters // fall wreath

To see where we started, visit HERE (Week 1)

This was our next step HERE (Week 2)

First, this week, we painted the woodwork.  HOORAY!

I went ahead and removed that tiny, weird lower piece of trim under the crown moulding.  With everything I want to do in here, I don't want to work around that trim.


Okay... let's talk about the wallpaper.  My husband and I spent hours trying to pry this RED paper off the walls.  It was NOT budging!  No amount of steam, solvent, or tutorial was getting through this stuff.  You should have seen the opposite wall.  The drywall was torn to shreds.  I can't believe I didn't snap a photo.  I thought I did, but maybe in the depths of despair, I missed this one or deleted it to make more storage in my phone.  Either way, it was ugly.  Hubby and I waved the white flag and called in a professional.  

Budget Busted.


The professional couldn't get the paper down either.  In his 30 years of hanging paper, he had never seen this much glue used on a wallpaper job.  We decided to just seal the paper and float the walls as our last resort.  

Budget REALLY Busted


Our next problem area was a vent/fan/light in the powder room.  Since we have a working window here, we were able to remove the fan and wire it for a chandelier.





My chandelier is ornate and I want a larger mirror, so I opted to remove the sconce that hung over the previous mirror.  I can always go back and add sconces later if I change my mind.



See that awesome miracle worker crouched down there?  If you are a praying person, would you mind praying for him.  He had a devastating tragedy recently and his family needs all the prayers of comfort we can offer.



It's coming along!! Buh-bye RED!!!  


After floating the walls and sealing them, we painted the ceiling and walls with Benjamin Moore "Steam," the same color as my living room remodel.

We have been chugging along.  This wall dilemma took every bit of our time this week.  It's fall break for my boys this weekend, so I'm going to leave the chandelier rewiring and hanging for early next week and take the next few days off.  I'll also fill you in next time on what direction I am taking the walls.  It's a big surprise that I actually dreamed up this summer but didn't know if I was brave enough to tackle for the ORC.  
I think now is the time! :)


Let's review my plans:

  • paint vanity
  • add custom marble top
  • remove weird trim and fill in holes that I will surely make
  • take down valance
  • paint trim
  • remove wallpaper
  • float walls
  • paint walls 
  • remove vent/fan
  • add sconces
  • rewire chandelier that's been in a box in my cabana for 8 years
  • replace light fixture
  • backsplash
  • wall treatment
  • fluff and add any last minute details
Shopping for:
  • 2' x 7' rug (approx)
  • handtowels
  • toilet paper holder
  • towel holder
  • mirror
My Pinterest Board Here shows the direction I am going and gives you a little sneaky peek as to what I am thinking.

Now that you're here, won't you stay awhile?  Click over to my "Popular Posts" in the right side bar or my "Before and After" post. And check out my two fall tours Here and Here!  

And this is the Important Part...

I'm linking up with some beautiful makeovers, so hop over and read all of the participating blogs HERE

Follow Me for Daily Updates and Inspiration:

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xox, 

Emily


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One Room Challenge, Eleven Gables Week 2

Welcome back to the One Room Challenge, Week 2.   
If you are coming from Calling It Home, I'm so glad you are here!

If you missed Week 1, go HERE.

Before we get to the nitty gritty, I thought you would like a pretty inspirational photo to get a taste of where I am headed.

(Pinterest - if you know the source please let me know!)

Here is where we started:

I painted the vanity to match the mirror. 

 I wrote all about it HERE



Before installation of the marble, I added heavier gilding to highlight some of the characteristics of the vanity.


I was so excited to get the marble installed!!!  I took out the sink and cleared the way...



 Upon cutting the hole for the sink, the installers broke the marble in half!  Insert very sad and disappointed face here.


I mean, seriously?!


They are going to have to fix it because there is absolutely no more of this marble left.





They mixed, painted, and filled until it almost disappeared, but not quite.


So this is where I leave you this week.  The fabricator has a tiny piece of marble leftover.  He is making me a backsplash to hide the crack behind the faucet.


The sink already looks better.  I can't wait to get rid of the red paper, and the mirror, and the light fixture!!  

Oh and I started peeling wallpaper.  IT ISN'T PRETTY, Y'all.  I'll leave that for next weeks update.


Here are my plans:

  • paint vanity
  • add custom marble top
  • remove weird trim and fill in holes that I will surely make
  • take down valance
  • paint trim
  • remove wallpaper
  • float walls
  • paint walls or hang wallpaper (haven't decided yet)
  • remove vent/fan
  • remove/replace light fixture with chandelier
  • rewire chandelier
  • add sconces
  • fluff and add any last minute details
Shopping for:
  • 2' x 6' rug (approx)
  • handtowels
  • toilet paper holder
  • towel holder
  • mirror
My Pinterest Board Here shows the direction I am going.

Now that you're here, won't you stay awhile?  Click over to my "Popular Posts" in the right side bar or my "Before and After" post. And keep scrolling down to see my two fall tours!  

And this is the Important Part...


Follow Me for Daily Updates and Inspiration:

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xox, 

Emily

For more One Room Challenge participants, go HERE

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One Room Challenge, Eleven Gables Style Week 1

Well, it's here.  
The One Room Challenge by Calling It Home

 This is the reason I started a blog in the first place.  I loved reading all of the ORC posts, but I couldn't comment on the posts without having some sort of google name, so I opened my own blogger account.  To comment only.  That was in 2009.  Enter 2014 and I thought I'd try my hand at blogging myself.  Two years later and here I am.... sucked into the challenge of remaking a room in six weeks.  What have I done?  Am I crazy?  My family will surely disown me.  
This is our home, Eleven Gables:



The room I am remaking is my front bathroom.  It is for guests only.  We have another half bath across from the Butler's Pantry that is dubbed the "boy bathroom."  My guests are not allowed there.  Girls are not allowed there.  My boys have even commented that they are shocked when I use their bathroom.  I do, on occasion.  Someone has to go in there and clean it.  And that is the only day you will find me in there.  But I digress.  Let's talk fancy for a minute.  Powder Bath.  Sounds way more elegant than half bath.  So that is what I am going to refer to this one room challenge as, the Powder Bath.

Here she is in all of her pre-makeover beauty.  

There is that dark cherry wood like you have seen in my before and after post HERE.  To stay within my budget of "not wanting to spend any money but will probably end up spending some" on this room, I am keeping the vanity.  I have to.  The one I really want is as much as a car.  Not going to happen.  Unless I win the lottery.  In that case, the vanity is the first to go.  But we will make her purdy, just wait and see.



 I don't know WHY this ever had just a wood top?  It is awful!  
This vintage tulip sink from Kohler is one of my favs.  I think it is unique.  Replacing it crossed my mind, but then I thought, no one has this sink anymore.  It's unique.  It's staying put.  My plan is to add a piece of marble to the top of this vanity.


Okay, let's talk walls.  The tiny trim under the moulding needs to go.  I don't get it.  Is it a border or something?  No idea.  That was the previous owner's design.  Also, the red paper. Buh-bye!
You like that double curtain thing going on in here?  Yeah, me neither!  I made the belgian linen cafe curtain for privacy and ease of use years ago when I made the kitchen curtains.  The balloon valance is left-over from the previous owner.  I've just been too busy lazy to take it down... Until NOW!!

Here are my plans:
(I'd make you a cute little lay-out thingy but I honestly don't know how to do that, so you get a punch list instead) 
  • paint vanity
  • add custom marble top
  • remove weird trim and fill in holes that I will surely make
  • take down valance
  • remove wallpaper
  • float walls
  • paint walls or hang wallpaper (haven't decided yet)
  • new mirror
  • remove vent/fan
  • remove/replace light fixture with chandelier
  • rewire chandelier
  • add sconces
  • fluff and add any last minute details
My Pinterest Board Here shows the direction I am going.

Now that you're here, won't you stay awhile?  Click over to my "Popular Posts" in the right side bar or my "Before and After" post. And keep scrolling down to see my two fall tours!  

And this is the Important Part...


Follow Me for Daily Updates and Inspiration:

Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | Bloglovin' | Pinterest


xox, 

Emily

For more One Room Challenge participants, go HERE

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