One Room Challenge: Guest Bath Week 2

 

One Room Challenge:

Jack & Jill Guest Bath Week 2

RECAP:

So in case you are just now joining us. We are currently in Week 2 for the Fall One Room Challenge. To recap this happens twice a year, April/ October, for the past 11 seasons, the ORC has hosted over 200 interior design bloggers, as they join together and choose one room in their homes to make over. The designers only have six weeks, from start to finish in order to complete a full room transformation. Each week the guest designer’s will link their progress to the ORC host page Calling It Home (link here), and share their room’s progress. The best part you will be able to follow along with JENRON DESIGNS and all the participants progress just by clicking the ORC (link here). The final completion date and big reveal of our Jack and Jill Guest Bathroom makeover will be on Thursday, Nov. 9th!!! 

WEEKS AT A GLANCE:   WEEK 1         

INSPIRATION BOARD

WEEKLY PROGRESS REPORT:

This week on our agenda I bascially ordered a whole bunch of stuff !!! I sourced out where I could get some of my bigger ticket items, for the best prices and then put them on order.please know that some of the decor items will just have to be last minute run and get items, as we finish off the project and see what the space still needs. Alway remember less is more, sometimes too much stuff clutters a new space making it cramped, the entire purpose of this project was to make the room feel bigger. 

This week I ordered the new light fixtures as seen on our inspiration from Bellacore, which is a offical sponsor for the ORC.  I decided to get the 251 River Station Stain Nickel Two Light Bath Sconce for over the sinks. They are the exact light fixtures on my inspiration board above, only they are the 2 light version, after measuring the 3 light fixtures were too big for the   space and would awkwardly bump into each other upon installation. 

I ordered my shower curtain from Bed Bath and Beyond, since I will need a longer length then they actually carry in stock at the stores. Most store only carry 72 x 72 in stock which is an average size curtain I needed a 72x 84 for this space.  I decided on the Wamsutta Barratta Stitch Curtain in Seaglass. This is a part of the HOTEL chic contemporary collection and very similar to my inspiration board pick. I am wanted a chic spa like feel, with just a touch of rustic beach house.  I also order the shower curtain rod from J.C.Penny’s which came with a matching set of hooks, bonus!!

Designer Tip: order a long length shower curtain and mount them closer to the ceiling to create the illusion of height in a small room (also a good tip for curtains).

We also picked out some cute satin nickel towel rings, Phoebe by Delta available at Home Depot.  This picture just makes me realize how horrible these lights are, even after putting it though light box the pictures are still very yellow.  Well they are on order! Soon my friends, soon….. I can not wait. 

We also decided to tackle the frame out surround for the existing the mirror. I have decided to attached the DIY portion on to this post below since the project was so simple and really made a huge impact to the room. It was also very budget friendly at —- for the whole project. 

MIRROR FRAME OUT:

This is a before picture of the large builder grade mirror in this room. I though about ripping it down and replacing it, but honestly the space really needs large mirror to reflect the light and make it seem larger. I think if I pick out two small mirrors it would just make the area feel even smaller. So we decided to frame it out instead, to give it a some character. 

I picked a pretty carved piece of molding that I just loved from my favorite store: Home Depot. I pre stained it with Minwax stain color: Jacobean.

(Just as a friendly PSA this color is pronounced as [Jac Ko Be In] as in: The Jacobean era, refers to the period in English and Scottish history that coincides with the reign of James VI of Scotland (1567–1625), who also inherited the crown of England in 1603 as James I.) 

To create the frame around the mirror first  measure the size of your mirror. Then measure the width of the frame material you’ve chosen. Double that width and then add it to the length and width of the size frame box you are making. Those numbers will be the length and width of your frame material.

{Example- For example, let’s say you want to frame an 8×10 photo with wood that is 1/2” wide. That means the length of two sides of your frame must be cut to 11” and the other sides must be cut to 9” in length.}

 After cutting your 45 degree miter corners the inside of the frame should line up with your purposed box lines for the mirror.

We used Liquid Nails Fuze It- multi surface, which will adhere wood to glass. It takes about 10 minutes to permanently set. We used 3M Scotch Blue Painters tape to hold the frames in place over night just to be safe.  As you can see the finished project gives a whole lot charter and interest for very little time, effort or energy. 
 Designer Tip: If you are not very handy, you can purchase pre cut frames from Mirror Mate, keep in mind that your are paying for the measure and cut work to be done for you, but you still have to adhere it to the mirror yourself.As you can see the mitered cuts came together perfectly in the corners. Since the molding I chose did not have a wrap around lip, which would conceal the gap between the wall and mirror. We also decided to add a small piece of cover trim. Again, super easy, it was one cut to the pre stained trim and we glued it directly to the edge of the frame. After the glue dried Ron popped it a few times with small  brads from the nail gun just to make sure it adheres tightly. (NOTE: This must be done very carefully to not hit the mirror!!! You must make sure you are aiming into the wall of you will shatter your mirror.)
Ironically we did this very  project back in Febuary of this year using a faux barn wood shiplap and last month it was featured at Top Reveal as one of the Best 17 DIY’s for 2017.  You can check out the link here if you are interested in it’s final revel.  DIY Barnwood Mirror FrameI really like the over look of this homemade frame, it has a very farmhouse/craftmans feel to me, which is exactly what I was going for with this project.  You may also notice that we have already installed the towel rings this week too, which I am  super  happy with as well. Still can not wait to get those light fixtures replaced!!! They are on order so soon they will be gone.  So check out what we have left on our to do list below.  

THE TIMELINE:

Week 1- Introduction, Inspiration Board,  & Plan of Action 

Week 2- Order All Items, Buy All Supplies, & Frame Out Mirror

Week 3- Start/Finish Batten Board Mill Work

Week 4- Paint Batten Board & The Surprise Art Project 

Week 5- Install New Lights, Towel Bars, Shower Curtains & All Final Touches

Week 6- BIG REVEAL

 

The millwork will be the big undertaking and take some time to perfect before painting can start. Oh, and I have added a secret “art project” to the list, that I will be starting work on soon. You know how I like to add in a recyced or upcycled art project. Be sure to check back in next week to see how the millwork installations going, Ron was super happy to get the clearance from his doctors to be able to start do some light DIY project again, and I really tried to make sure sure he would not be putting any stress on that freshly repaired shoulder of his, wink wink. 

 

 

83 Comments

  1. I really love how this mirror turned out. What a great idea. It looks very easy to do as well which is a bonus.

  2. Framing a mirror like this is such a good idea to upgrade a space. WE all have those ugly flat mirrors and it nice to see a easy, and cheap way to fix them.

  3. O.M.GEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!! What? Are your serious? You just glued trim to your mirror, now I just feel dumb. It looks great by the way and the hubby now has holiday projects, hehehehe

  4. That frame really dresses up that plain Jane mirror. I really like this project a whole bunch, might try over holiday break.

  5. Good idea to just frame it, they are hard to remove and letdown with out breaking.

  6. This is just plain old trim that you can buy and Home Depot and it turned out so good. I am shocked, I figured it was the mirror mates stuff.

  7. I would have never thought to frame out an existing mirror like this. What a great idea.

  8. Nice idea to frame out an existing mirror, we really like the trim choice and stain color, it looks like it should have always been there, which is a sign of good design.

  9. I have seen alot of post about framing out a mirror but most of them lead to mirror mates, which is limited in there offerings and very expensive. I love that this was a diy.

  10. Great idea to frame out a mirror you are very creative and have a eye for design.

  11. Framing that mirror has made all the different in that room, cannot wait to see what you do next week.

  12. I just added you to my bookmarks so I do not miss any of these posts. The mirror post is so smart, I mean what an easy way to make those flat plate mirrors pretty.

  13. You and your husband have so much talent, I would not have ever thought to do this. It turned out great too!

  14. You are doing such a great job in the ORC, I have been fascinated by your mood board and ideas.

  15. Framing that mirror make a world of difference in that bathroom. I must remember this technique and try it in my own home soon.

  16. I had no idea that framing out a mirror was so simple. I really like the final product. Thanks for sharing the DIY part too.

  17. The frame looks so nice, you both did such a good job with the installation. Headed off to next weeks post.

  18. The endless possibilities with all the trim choices that are available. Great idea!

  19. I like the millwork you used, with the craving in it. It looks very expensive, so I have ask was it expensive?

  20. I would not think adding wood on to a mirror would make a difference like that but it did.

  21. Framing that plain old boring mirror is such a good idea and not break a mirror either trying to get it down.

  22. This is such a great idea to show how to frame out a mirror. ITs so simple yet yields a big decor value.

  23. I love the frame you added to the mirror is really is amazing how much it changes that mirror. Plus large mirror like that are so expensive.

  24. We do a lot of reno work and this is such a great idea on upgrading a mirror, again you are very green and plant conscience.

  25. I like how this turned out but I still like the barn wood mirror better! Just my taste, but this one is still pretty just a little more craftsman.

  26. This project is turning out so well. I really like how you upgraded the mirror so easily.

  27. Linked over form the Barn Wood Bathroom mirror, intrigued at what the ORC is, reading on

  28. Holy cow it does not even look like the same mirror, I am going o have to link over and see the other mirror you did too!

  29. This is such a great idea for those big ugly sheet mirrors. Your site is unbelievable and just blows me away!

  30. Such a groovy idea to upgrade those 1970’s mirrors, hat dto believe builder still use them hahaha. Well you showed them!

  31. Great idea for a mirror upgrade, looks easy to do and the results are great.

  32. Week 2 you are doing great! The mirror turned out really nice and I like all the items your ordered.

  33. Mirror Mirror on the wall who the most creative of them all? Well you of course! Great job!

  34. How easy was that? I don’t think that mirror knows what hit it, it like Cinderella going to the ball.

  35. I linked over for the barn wood mirror and found you had done several varieties of of mirrors, now I am intrigued by the ORC room.

  36. Yes I like the trim option you picked for this bathroom, it feels very craftsman, mission style.

  37. That mirror turned out so good, I can see why you wanted to add the trim. To buy a framed mirror that large would cost a fortune. Now you have one for pennies on the dollar.

  38. I am enjoy the idea of this mirror frame out, I think it is something I tackle over the weekend.

  39. As I am reading on I see this mirror idea again from you with a different type of trim. It is really growing on me, I am seriously thinking about doing it this weekend for my bathroom. Add a little something before our family gets here for the holidays!

  40. This project is perfect, for a mirror. I like the wood you picked and the installation looks very easy.

  41. What a sweet project, the mirror turn out great. I must pin this idea and try it myself, I have a few of those big ugly mirror in my home too.

  42. I decided to just read on through the ORC segment tonight, as I could not sleep. This mirror frame out is great.

  43. Oh I really like that frame choice you made for the mirror. I think all have horse ugly mirrors and this is such a great way to upgrade them. Thanks for sharing.

  44. Your progress is really looking good. I can not wait to see the reveal in 2 weeks!

  45. I am really enjoying your site and I plan on bookmarking so I can follow on this ORC quest.

  46. Thank you a bunch for sharing this with all your folks you really recognize what you’re speaking about! I Bookmarked, rss feed. Kindly also visit my web site =) We can have a hyperlink change contract among us

  47. Wanted to tell you that I am following and cheering for you during this challenge. I expect great things from you, just like last time. You always have such great ideas and designs, good luck!

  48. So I am new to your blog, and while I have meandering around you site I clicked on this post. I feel like I am missing something. I gather there is a design challenge that you are taking part in. I think I will click Week 1 and go from there.

  49. Jennifer,
    Nice Progress! Love that you found extra long shower curtains. I’ll be scoping them out later. Mirror trim is beautiful!

  50. Builder-basic mirror be-gone! Love the carved detail on your DIY mirror frame, it’s lovely. I decorated a friend’s condo and did the same thing with her bathroom mirror – it’s such an easy way to get massive impact in a space. Love how this is coming along!

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