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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.

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  1. Oh my goodness! So sad they broke your marble! I'm glad they were able to fix it. It's looking better already! And there is nothing pretty about peeling wallpaper - good luck! ;)

  2. OY on the marble! I'm glad they were able to fix it, for your sake! Love the painted vanity and your sink is so pretty. Also love your inspiration pic- going to be so pretty, Emily! Good luck on the wallpaper removal. Have a great week! xo

  3. Emily, I love your inspo photo and hate that about the marble! They WILL fix it!! And, it will be fabulous!! xoxo

  4. Emily! Oh man!!! I can't believe that happened to the marble! I hope they will fix it but you're right, it already looks better! I'm loving the inspiration too. Love following along your progress!

  5. I'm so sorry about the marble mishap!!! It's looking so good and I can't wait to see next weeks progress!!!

  6. Oh no! I would have cried hysterically if they broke my marble! In fairness though, it really does look a whole lot better already. Hopefully the backsplash piece helps finish it off nicely. Can't wait to see the space next week!!

  7. Em! Oh my goodness!!! I hope the piece in back brings it together. I love your inspo and can't wait to see where you go from here!

  8. What a lovely transformation! The new vanity color really makes the sink pop! Sending well wishes your way as you peel wallpaper. That's a thankless job.

  9. My heart sank when I saw your broken marble, but they will fix it!!! And I'm obsessed with your inspiration photo, so I can't wait to see what you do on your walls! Great update! xoxo

  10. I'm sorry to hear about your marble countertop! Your heart must have sank when you saw it! I love the painted cabinet makeover! Great job!!! Your sink will look so beautiful in the newly painted cabinet. I will have to check back for sure next week to see how it's going!!!

  11. No!!!! I can't believe the marble got broken! I'm so sorry about the bad wallpaper removal too. I've been through that at our old house and it was BRUTAL. Hopefully it will get better from here on out!

  12. Oh my Emily!!...Isn't always the case when we are so excited about something, there seems to be a glitch...however it looks as if they are correcting their wrong...I love the painted vanity...looking forward to the next step of your project!

  13. I was so excited reading about the amazing progress you were making and nearly had a heart attack seeing the broken marble! What is it with installers these days?! We recently had our kitchen sink broken by the installers – had to wait three additional weeks (without a kitchen) until they ordered a new one... I hope next week is super productive for you and without any crazy surprises!

    XO, Oksana

  14. Oh no! At least they are fixing it. Hopefully, that will be the only issue you have along the way. Can't wait for next week!

  15. I'm so sorry about your marble! :( But I'm glad you've got a good solution and I think the backsplash will look great! I can't wait to see how different the room is going to look when it's not red any longer!

  16. Emily I am so jealous that you have a marble counter top! It's amazing! I am glad you have a solution for the minor crack and no one will ever know. XOXO, Sarah


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