One Room Challenge: Guest Bath Week 6

One Room Challenge:

Jack & Jill Guest Bath Week 6


Week 6- Here we come, super glad we are almost done or are we???? 

Just to recap this happens twice a year, April/ October, 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). This season for the first time ever, the ORC has extended the REVEAL date to seven weeks, to help accommodate  our fellow designers in Texas, Florida and California effected by all horrific the hurricanes and fires (updated in WEEK 4). So now the final completion date and big reveal of our Jack and Jill Guest Bathroom makeover will be on Thursday, Nov. 16th!!! 

WEEKS AT A GLANCE:   WEEK 1     WEEK 2     WEEK 3    WEEK 4   WEEK 5




Now that the paint is done and dried I am ready to tackle those awful light fixtures that I have been complaining about since day one. Here’s is that incredibly ugly “boob” light in the toilet room. I should clarify, these are actually called dome lights or canopy lights.  However, I think they look like boobs, therefore I have called them boob lights since back in college, LOL, and my professor just loved that.  As you can see by this picture the quality of light provided by this fixture is horrible. We currently have the highest wattage bulb available for these lights and the dome has sadly yellowed after two years.  The light quality is very yellow and dim, which will be even worse in the shower after we add a shower curtain. For this location we decided a Halo SLD LED Recessed down light would be the best direction to go. It is a simple fixture that gives off a clean pure warm light, and will illuminate the entire toilet room. It is such a simple conversion, I am really shocked more people are not installing them throughout there homes. Next up…… the vanity lights, which is something I have been looking forward to since the beginning of this project. We chose the Millennium Neo Industrial Light from Bellacore a proud sponsor for the ORC challenge.  As you can see my quality control inspectors leaped into action the minute that these items were received. Clearly they were hard at work to make sure that these boxes were completely up to snuff. Honestly, with out these guys I am not sure how I got this project done.I was so excited to have these lights up, until they were installed. As you can see above the covers which make the light fixture look cool causes a dark shadowy spot above the vanity. Since all the light is directed down, the florescent bulb that came with this fixture was not going to work. So my husband suggested we purchase a higher lumen output warm LED dimmable bulb. 

Designer note: I personally prefer the Warm LED lights, they create a more natural light with less of that weird blue/green tone which makes you home feel too space aged, plus fluorescent light is not a very flattering light on skin either, it makes everyone look sickly. 

As you can see the new bulbs have made a world of difference. Honestly it was so bright I actually decided that we should add a dimmer switch for our guests, just incase they would want a lower more ambient light.



Our last project, that was a last minute decision, was the addition of robe hooks.  This space just needed something to go on the wall and I did not have anything particularly planned for it. 

Imagine my excitement when I found a left over piece of this hundred year old barn wood!!!! It was in the basement, left over from our Rustic Sunday Bunch Sign, and was exactly the right size!!! I think we tirmed 1/4″ off to even it up and bam it was done. I think my favorite part of this piece is that you can still see the ordinal nails that are bent over into the wood. My dear sweet husband offered to pull them out, but I just loved there rustic charm. I felt like they match these rustic metal wall hooks we found at Hobby Lobby. 

Rounding out Week 6, all that is left is staging in the rest of the finishing touches. Honestly, I could be finished with the entire project right now, but I am having to stretch out the rest of the project to keep it at the new  7 week mark. I think I under challenged myself, and played if safe this round since I did not know how my husband’s shoulder recovery was going to go. Obviously, he is almost completely healed and we are making progress faster than I had intended. Hey better to underpromise and over deliver, as I always say.  Anyways, almost there, next stop the BIG REVEAL!!!! Yay, are you as excited as I am? Lets take a look back at our to do list below. Looks like we have checked all the boxes here! Just a reminder, the BIG REVEAL goes LIVE on Thursday, November 16th, see you guys next week!!! 


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  

Week 5- Install New Lights, Towel Bars & Homemade Robe Rack 

Week 6- Shower Curtains, All Final Touches & The Secret Art Project






  1. I am just commenting to let you know what a fabulous encounter had purchasing these LED lights. I am very happy to be putting in new ones, thanks to you and your post.

  2. I have to get some of these lights they really made a huge difference to this space.

  3. I definitely want some towel racks like this one. Those are so cute and look great in the bathroom.

  4. Your skills amaze me, you have done such a great job on this challenge. The art and robe hooks are perfection, while I could not even imagine the bathroom prior to the batten board. It is all just perfect.

  5. I really connect with your content. This article has really peaks my interest. You have really out done yourself on this round of the ORC, great job!!!!!!!

  6. I enjoy you because of all of your effort on this web page. The ORC is a hard challenge especially when you must be complete in the standard 6 weeks, 7 this time. You have done a impressive job making that bathroom feel bigger while utilizing every piece of space you are given.

  7. You write so honestly about this type of design. Thanks for sharing!

  8. Phenomenal breakdown of how to organize a room design project. Spot on the topic, you should write for me too!

  9. Posts like this make the internet such a treasure trove of interesting topics.

  10. I love reading your blog and I especially love when you participate in the ORC. It links everything together in a nice neat package to read over a 6 week span. It may be one of my favorite posts that you do.

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  12. Isn’t it amazing how little things like light bulbs can make a world of a difference! Love you QC inspectors!

  13. Your lights are great. I really like that you showed how simply the overhead can light was to install. Good work.

  14. Your lighting choice are really first rate. I love those vanity fixtures and I am going out to Bellacore today to order them.

  15. These lights are so pretty. I really like the one for over the vanity. Great advice about the LED bulbs too.

  16. This room is really coming together. I love how easy that Halo light was to add. I always thought can lights were a pain to add but I was wrong.

  17. This is looking so good. I can not wait to see the final reveal next week, I can’t believe it was delayed a week, how luck y was that?

  18. Those lights are beautiful! And I love the barn wood towel hook – so much rustic goodness 🙂

  19. Oh you did such a good job with those light the color difference in the room is amazing.

  20. I love your light fixtures!! We have an LED light fixture in the laundry room and it is like being outside, they really are incredible! I love your barn wood hooks too…I see that Emy got some on Amazon, so I am going searching 😉 I can’t wait to see the bathroom next week!!

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