One Room Challenge: Guest Bath Week 4

One Room Challenge:

Jack & Jill Guest Bath Week 4


Week 4- PLOT TWIST !!!! WE GET 7 WEEKS???

Just to recap this happens twice a year, April/ October, the designers normally 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 would normally have been on Thursday, Nov. 9th!!! 

HOWEVER, I just received the following email this morning:

Hello One Room Challenge™ Guest Participants!
You are receiving this email because you registered for the fall 2017 One Room Challenge™.

Hello Guest Participants, 
For the first time in the history of the ORC, the final reveal post is being granted the extension of one week! 
Never have there been so many natural disasters in so many states leading up to, and during the ORC. Between Texas, Florida and California, many participants have had to endure unusual circumstances. Product shipments, supplies, and previously scheduled work have all been compromised. Extreme circumstances require extreme measures. While there has never been an extension in the six years of this event, the fall ORC calls for some flexibility.Supporting each other during difficult times takes priority. The objective of the event is to cross the finish line as a united team with gorgeous spaces in which we can both enjoy living and sharing with our readers. My apologies for any inconvenience this may cause. If you were able to finish by the original date (November 9th), you now have an extra week of ‘sneak peeks’, additional DIY tutorials, and any additional details you would like to share. And, if you are one of the many who desperately wished for an extra week, your wish has been granted. 
Here's to finishing strong while creating the greatest amount of internet inspiration!
Thursday, October 26th - Week 4
Thursday, November 2nd - Week 5
Thursday, November 9th - Week 6 (NOT THE REVEAL)
Thursday, November 16th - Week 7  THE NEW REVEAL DATE

First of all I want to say this type of support, from the hosts, fellow bloggers and designers is the exact reason I LOVE being apart of this group. It is such a loving and nurturing environment to allow yourself  to creatively grow.  We all support and help each other out during good times or bad times, and I have made so many friends and joined awe inspiring groups of fantastic bloggers.  So, the moral of this story is; I get 7 weeks and the REVEAL will now be on NOV. 16th, so please adjust your calendars.




( Please know that this post was written prior to the update email received this morning.) 


Okay everyone welcome to week 4, we are happy to report all things are going perfectly and according to schedule. In fact we may be able to push and get done early….. YAY!!! That would be great then I can start putting up Christmas trees….LOL. This week we concentrated on painting. Since the Board & Batten is suppose to match our trim paint, selection for me was very easy. Sherwin Williams Pure White which matches the rest of the house.  I would like to take a moment to show you my favorite paint tool. This small roller has a flip around paint guard. It works so well, I do not even have to use the blue tape for my edges. I have looked every where to find another one that works similar to this one, but no luck.  I have had it for about 10 years now and it is probably discontinued. As you can see we also removed all the switch covers and the toilet tank to make the painting process easier. If there is one thing my husband hates, it is any kind of plumbing job. He is always saying “you can’t mix water and electrical and I am an electrical man”……LOL. As you can see the tank had to be removed to get the paint properly applied to the walls. It just made painting so much easier and allowed me to get a really good coating behind the toilet. Which I am sure all you mom’s out there know how important a semi gloss barrier behind the toilet can be, LOL. Here are a few pictures of the Board & Batten completely painted in the guest bath.It took 3 coats to get a really good coverage, since it is a bathroom a good coverage and scrubbable surface is key to keeping this Board & Batten clean for years to come. Be sure to check out my Pin-able Paint Finish chart below which is a great tool for selecting your paint finish. I do feel that the white has now made this shot gun shaped bathroom feel larger. First of all the white reflects a lot more light into the room giving a light and bright feeling. By choosing to install the Board & Batten at a 5 foot hight,  this creates the illusion of a taller room. Which also gives the room a larger feel.  


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

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

Week 3- Start/Finsh Board & Batten Wainscott Mill Work

Week 4- Paint Board & Batten Wainscott , Homemade Robe Rack & The Secret Art Project 

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


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  1. Your guest bath now appears to look a lot bigger after this wall board installation. Amazing how a little good design goes a long way.

  2. I love Batten Board and this application looks great. The perfect room for it too!

  3. I think I am at the half way point and everything is looking really good. The batten board turned out so good and that mirror is to die for. Reading on to see what else you have in store.

  4. You are so smart, I am pretty sure I had no idea that that was just trim on drywall and then painted the same color. Brilliant!!!!!!!!!

  5. This is turning out to be a great ORC post. I love the way the wainscot turned out it is perfect for that room.

  6. This project turned out perfect and really made difference that long narrow bathroom, it looks more spacious now.

  7. This turned out so good, I would love to try an add this at my beach house. I totally think it is the style for my little condo.

  8. YES, the final completion of the Board & Batten is perfect for this room. It lightens it up and makes it feel bigger. Great design implementation.

  9. The caulk and paint really make a big difference in the finished product. Very professional looking, nice job.

  10. I really like Batten Board, I mean who knew. I am hoping add some home improvements to our house next year, pinning.

  11. This looks even better after you got it painted. I really like how the white paint opened the space up. Good job can’t wait to see more.

  12. I have a small powder room that I think this would help. It is very tight and could use anything to make it feel bigger.

  13. I am now thinking about adding some Board & Batten to my kids playroom, maybe add a few chalkboard paint squares for coloring? What do you think?

    • Adrian, I think that is a great idea the perfect finish for a playroom. The chalkboard paint is always a big hit with the youngsters. Maybe create a designated section, or if you like BOLD designs you could do every other section and create a pattern, or alternate between green and black.

  14. Love the final look at the walls, it makes such a difference and was very cost effective too.

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  19. I have a bathroom just like this long and narrow, I am surprised at how the wainscot added a visual space which is not really there. It doe look bigger.

  20. Good looking here. I really like how clean and fresh the board & batten made you bathroom look. Funny how little things can make all the difference in design.

  21. I am really enjoying the round of ORC this time. Great project, fantastic picture you all have really upped your game.

  22. Your Batten Board project looks great! I am happy to be following along with you for this home reno. You produced a really nice tutorial in week 3 and had great finish this week. I will check back for the final reveal.

  23. Love this, it turned out fantastic. Great job, keep up the good work, good luck not he challenge.

  24. The Batten Board turned our so good. I really like the way you walked us through the process step by step. I think we could actually do this.

  25. I love how this millwork tuned out, and the what paint made everything so crisp and clean.

  26. Oh this wainscot turned out so nice. It freshen up that space so much and gives a high end custom, feeling to the bathroom.

  27. Yes that paint makes all the difference in brightening up that Jack & Jill. Love it, sold on doing it.

  28. Yes sir this is perfect, I love the end result. The color is perfect, and the board & batten really makes your room.

  29. Batten Board is one of my favorite interior finishes. It make me think of the Cape growing up as a kid.

  30. See this turned out great, I should really do this in my kids bathroom. I like that you said the paint cleans up easy and who doesn’t need that, lol

  31. Just checking out your site, from a Board & Batten pin. Such great information on how to do this project, Thanks!

  32. I like that you took the entire bathroom light and bright. It is beautiful and everything a bathroom should be.

  33. This project turned out great. Would you do it again in another room or just let that room be a focal room?

    • Hey Ally, great question. I think that will be the only Board & Batten application in my home. I like the way it turned out for this project, but I think if I did it everywhere it would be a little over kill. With that being said I will tell you that I love my millwork and have plans for other types though out my home, based on the design model or specs for each space.

  34. This turned out nice, I was wondering about it in the last post but now I see the paint pulls it all together.

  35. I waited to comment here after the full Board & Batten project was done. It turned out so good and really makes a statement in your shotgun bathroom. The room now feels larger and somehow taller, amazing.

  36. Batten Board alway makes me think of my mother. She loved that stuff, and put it everywhere, as a kid I hated it, but now I hate to say I love it too! LOL #grownupproblems.

  37. Oh my that wainscoting is so pretty in your bathroom. It really does make the space feel larger over all.

  38. I really like how this batten board added interest to this room. It also seems like the walls will be a bit more scrubbable too, which is key for a bathroom.

  39. Okay I am starting to see where you are going now, the board and batten looks nice and makes the room feel so fancy now. Nice post.

  40. I am now a huge fan of batten board, I guess i never knew what is was called before now, but I love it. I am stewing up some ideas for my home now!

  41. Oh that white batten board turned out so nice. I thinkI might want to do this in my guest bath too!

  42. White paint makes all the difference in the world. The all is now light and bright! Perfect!

  43. This batten board makes a world of difference in this bathroom. It makes the room feel much larger in the pictures.

  44. Batten Board is one of my favorite wall finishes. It makes me feel like I am at the beach which is my favorite place on earth.

  45. I am really loving how this batten board turned out. It really makes that bathroom seem bright, fresh and clean. I have a few bathrooms that need that kind of love.

  46. I have to say it looks even better all white. I did not know that was how you create that look with paint over dry wall, how easy.

  47. I like farmhouse but I live in a very urban area, however I think I could still get away with the batten board, it has a clean modern feel once you got it painted.

  48. The Board and Batten has a very nautical feel to it, but I can’t wait to see the way you are going to take it farmhouse!

  49. WOW WOW WOW WOW that board and batten made a HUGE difference in this bathroom. I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE it! Great job!

  50. It turned out perfectly the white paint makes the room feel much larger than before.

  51. Yes, this is exactly what that bathroom needed. Kuddos for making good choices.

  52. Your Board & Batten turned out perfect. It really does make the bathroom seem so much larger and taller too. Wow I got to remember this trick.

  53. This room looks great after the Board & Batten got painted I am really looking at several of these projects to knock out before the holidays.

  54. Ok wow that Board & Batten makes a huge different in that bathroom. I swear it feels bigger I guess because you kept the colors lighter. Ugh I just want to be your neighbor then you can give me all kinds of good advice on home decor. I bet they all love you, I know I would you would be cherished for sure.

  55. You are doing such a nice job, I pop over her from Calling it Home. I have been following several participants this year and your pictures interested me so I had to check out your project. Good Luck!

  56. Just reading my way through the entire segment of ORC, I am excited to see the reveal. I am sorry it was delayed a week, but it shows the support you all have for each other. Hugs to the designers that need that week!

  57. That project turned out great and the white paint really did open that room up more. Great idea.

  58. I am really enjoying the posts for the ORC, 2017 Fall challenge. Who ever dreamt this up was brilliant.

  59. Oh my stars! The B&B really made such a wonderful difference! Love the white color, too. You are really going to have a fab bathroom! Can’t wait to see more. XO ~~ Susie from The Chelsea Project

  60. Well this looks like a lot of fun, and you board and batten turned out very nice. I will check in soon to see the finish.

  61. Yep still here…… can’t put my iPad down must finish the ORC posts. When is the next one, because I am hooked?

    • It will post late Wednesday night for Thursday morning. I am so glad you are enjoying my site, please feel free to subscribe to the monthly newsletter if you would like to receive updates and sneak peeks.

  62. Hey there! Exceptional content! I love the method explained
    One Room Challenge: Guest Bath Week 4 . Remarkable!

  63. Ahhh I think I understand now you are in a completion to finish a room design in 6 weeks, good luck.

  64. Why are Americans so worked up about this ORC business? I have never heard of it before, but trust me I am looking at it now. House Beautiful is a big sponsor but are kind of out of date by current standards, which you must know judging by your impeccable style. Good luck!

  65. I’m so happy to read this. You are doing great in this challenge even if it takes a little longer to complete.

  66. Loving the way this looks! We are getting ready to sell our house and I’ll have to use some of these ideas to make our bathrooms more appealing!

  67. You are marvelous, darling – and the remodel looks so professional and GORGEOUS!! I love your enthusiasm – it shines through in your blog and writing. The photos make me feel like I’m with you every step. Thank you for inspiring me!

  68. Your bathroom looks amazing! You’ve inspired me to do something about ours. If it turns out half as good as yours I’ll be pleased!

  69. Love board and batten – the bathroom looks so bright and fresh! I pinned your sheen chart to my paint board – thanks for a great resource!

  70. Wow…the bathroom is looking great so far! Very much in line with my own style. Will look forward to seeing the finished product 🙂

  71. The walls turned out great and I need one of those paint tools! Thanks for the easy paint finish chart too!

  72. Your board and batten looks wonderful in white!! I did mine in white match the other molding in the room (even though I still want to go back and paint it a dark color) You are so right about needing scrubable surfaces in a bathroom…and that paint roller, why would they discontinue it?!! It’s a conspiracy with the painters tape companies I tell ya!! Wonderful progress 🙂

  73. The paint looks amazing and really brightens up the space!! My husband is an electrical guy too and he definitely appreciated your husband’s quote 🙂

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