Today’s the day!
I’m excited to announce I’ll be participating as a guest in the 2019 Fall One Room Challenge for the first time. I’ve been wanting to join the ORC for a few years now but haven’t had the chance since our home was already completely renovated.
But first, let me give a quick explanation on what the One Room Challenge is in case you’re unfamiliar!
What is the One Room Challenge (ORC)?
The One Room Challenge is a six week challenge to transform a room in your home! Each week, participants document the process of transforming their room and by the end of the six weeks, you’ll get to see the finished space.
This year I finally get to participate since we just moved into our new home (four weeks ago today, as a matter of fact!) and while the home is beautiful, it’s not to our taste so we’re slowly but surely going to renovate it.
There’s a lot to be done in the house but for my first One Room Challenge, I thought I would start with something small so we will be renovating the Pool Bathroom!
Pool Bathroom, you might ask? Well our home currently has four bathrooms… three inside the house and then one in the backyard for the pool! At first I thought it was kind of overkill (and maybe it is, ha!) but it’s actually really convenient to give people an easy way to use the restroom without having to go in the house all wet and slipping on the tile (or going to the bathroom in the pool -.- ).
The Before Photos
Here are the before photos of the pool bathroom. As you can see it is very small and very red!
Even though it’s small, I want to make a big impact. While the designs inside the house won’t be so “loud”, I want to use the pool bathroom as an opportunity to have some fun and add some designs that I may not have been willing to go for inside the house.
So with that said, here’s the mood board that we’re basing our design off of!
We’re going for something more neutral but with a really fun pop of an interesting tile design. Because the space is small, I think it’ll be fun to have something interesting on the walls to add some visual appeal. Plus because it’s a room that will deal with a lot of water, it couldn’t hurt to add some more tile to the room.
We’ll add some shelving for some much needed storage (think things like sunscreen and that type of stuff) and then some fun plants and accessories as well to liven up the place.
I always think it’s easier to complete a project with a check list so I’ll share mine here so that we can check things off as we go!
The To Do List
- remove bathroom vanity and mirror
- paint room snowbound by sherwin williams
- tile back wall
- tile floor(?) this is a maybe right now, not sure if we’ll pull up the existing tile and replace it, re-finish it, or use it as is
- replace sink
- buy new sink fixture
- replace light
- make shelves
- hang and decorate shelves