ORC Final Reveal: Bathroom 

ORC Final Reveal:Bathroom 

We made it to the ORC Final Reveal: Bathroom.  Now you can see how our Bathroom went from drab to fab in six short weeks.

Welcome to the ORC Final Reveal: Bathroom. This season we have completed our the challenge of our on suite Bathroom, which you all may remember got started last fall with our little toilet room upgrade, for the $100 room challenge, The Game of Thrones. That challenge just left us thirsty for more beautiful things in the rest of our Owners Bathroom and Hallway, so now we have upgraded the entire space.


WEEK 1     WEEK 2     WEEK 3   WEEK 4   WEEK 5   REVEAL

Just in case you maybe wondering exactly what The One Room Challenge is here is a link, and the scoop. This event was started by Linda Weinstein @ Calling It Home and is hosted twice a year, in April and October for the past 15 seasons. The ORC has hosted over 300 interior designers & home decor bloggers, that have joined together in this challenge to makeover one room in their own homes.  The participants have total of six weeks, from start to finish, to complete a full room transformation. Over 3,500 rooms have been transformed through the One Room Challenge to date, and many spaces have been recognized and featured by several prestigious sponsors sites here:



I just wanted to give you a reminder of where we started on this project six weeks ago.  The area was a fine space but it really lacked any kind of pizzaz or wow factor. We had done a few upgrades to the space but it still did not feel complete. I think the artwork was mismatched and over all their was not a continuity to the space, it was just what we had and we went with it, putting our personal private space on the back burner from the the rest of our home.


I am so excited to share how this room has turned out. While it is still very understated, I think that the design upgrades are just enough, and reflect our personal design style while keeping with the overall style of our home. It also is neutral enough to not be a deterrent when we decided to sale our home on down the road which is always something I keep in mind when designing a space.  The Wainscot wall treatment immediately dressed up this space. It truly is one of the easiest ways to dress up a space next to paint. Trim and millwork will always add a level of custom flair to a home, but you really have to be careful not to go over board and put it everywhere or in every room. This can create the look of a hotel or bed and breakfast very quickly too. So I limited my Wainscott room to my On Suite Bathroom, mainly because I wanted to paint the walls with a gloss paint for cleaning purposes. Think hairspray, candle smoke and shower stream build up, on your walls, every day, over time….. yep gloss paint with scrub-ability is the way  to go. I matched the Wainscot panels to build in a cornice to go over the window and fill the major empty void and elongate the room to give the illusion of a bigger window without knocking out walls. I also love that I finally got my chandelier over the the garden tub, which just adds that element of luxury to this space that this bathroom truly deserves. The large scale art in matching tones and simple patterns really plays well in this space. I also love the subliminal circle and square theme that is happening. If you notice most of the elements are either a circle or square in the space.Playing for team circles: the art, chandelier, rug, tacks heads, metal baskets, cosmetic stool, towel rings, new drain cover, can lights, and I even rolled all the towels to make cylinders. On the square team we have all the Wainscot panels, the new tile, the accent tray, the drawers on the apothecary chest, and the large pieces of artwork.  As you look through the photos see how many more your spy.

I love how the all white walls have brighten up the space. Which was not that dark to begin with, with the walls being Agreeable Gray, but it really does make a huge difference. Along with the addition of the new light fixture and new LED can lights that we installed. I also am so glad that we added the tile to the toilet room and the additional Wainscot panels, now this space truly feels finished. Plus it now feels like a part of the bathroom where before it was just this random room across the hall.  The accent tray on the hall ceiling really does a nice job of pulling these spaces together as well and dresses up an otherwise very plain pass through area, while the white walls make the this space fill more spacious despite the narrowness of the hallway as well.


Good design is all about the details that you put into the rooms, so I want to take some time go over some the amazing products and sponsors that made putting this beautiful room together possible.  First I want to thank Designer Drains for this gorgeous custom made drain cover that really elevates our shower. While it may seem like a small touch it really is a very luxurious element to add, especially when designing a high end shower. We kept ours on the simpler side, by only doing dual rain tree shower heads with storage niches, verses a full pivoting body wash system.

*Please note that I was compensated for this post. This post contains affiliate links for your convenience. These involve no extra cost to you, but may result in me receiving a small commission should you decide to purchase after clicking on my links – for which I am very grateful! You can view my full advertising disclosure here.We are in love with these amazing baskets which were the perfect gift for our new bathroom renovation. These are the perfect storage solution for towels and linens and match our industrial farmhouse theme perfectly.

These basket are super handy and come in a set of two, available from Walmart. They are sturdy and so pretty for a rustic farmhouse, but also have a great industrial chic vibe too. This is just a part of the new MoDeRN collection & Drew Barrymore lines they have recently just launched this season, which I have to say are absolutely amazing.icon

No bathroom renovation would be complete without plush fluffy new towels and The Casablanca Hotel Collection, available at Walmart is icing on the cake.  These come in a 6 piece set which includes: 2 bath towels, 2 hand towels and 2 washcloths. They are all made of 100% Luxurious cotton with two-ply 600 GSM cotton yarn, for a nice dense weight of 3.5 lbs for the bath towels which is very luxe.

What I really loved about this towel set, is that if you have double vanities, it offers two types of towel patterns in one set. So you can easily have a specific set for each person’s vanity.  So I took the Jacquard set and gave Ron the more masculine stripes for our bathroom set up.  However,  you could also layer the towels in an alternating pattern as well for a single towel or in a guest bathroom.
Plus, if you notice how pretty they are packaged I am taking note with wedding season coming up, these would make excellent shower gifts, for brides or even housewarming gifts. They are really well done, and impressive. So while we are still talking about the details I wanted to show a few other fun finds that we are utilizing in some unexpected ways in the bathroom. I know I previously mentioned in my Instagram stories that I was using dough bowls as soap dishes to pull in the rustic farmhouse feel, as you can see above. Using found items creates a personal sense of “home”, and gives your space personality so it is not so sterile cold and lackluster. It is nice to have a magazine quality home but if it is all store bought and had zero personality, it creates a space that feels unauthentic or just staged. Check out the old antique penny roll tray, we scored and is now my husband’s razor tray, and he loves it.  The rusty cake stand that I am using for my perfume tray and nightly skin care regime. This is the difference between a house and home. Another fun example is this new piece of art, this is one of my little projects I showed last week as a before, and now here is the end result. Yes folks I painted that, it is a one of kind, a “jennygirlgainer” original, one of many in my home, lol. I find if the mood strikes me I just paint want I envision, if I have the time. This was a replica of the same stencil I used two months ago on a piece of DIY furniture, I loved the pattern so I used it for the wall.

I also re painted the frame on this piece of art that I scooped up from Ballards several weeks ago. The frame itself was a little too ivory for this space. I find that when you mix ivory with white and gray the ivory looks very yellow, which unfortunately will make the item look aged, and not in a good way. So I decided to paint the frame lightly with some Selznick Grey by Amy Howard, leaving lines to create a wood grain finish which actually matches the mirror.
We also picked up a few of these matching galvanized rustic trays for rolled washed clothes and used our matching apothecary soap dispensers and H20 glasses for an industrial vibe.I decided to add a single round rug to to the center of the floor in lieu of individual bath mats. One reason is bath mats tend to drive me crazy, lol. The Roomba vacuum drags them all over the house, plus the cats always rumple them up as well. So for my own sanity I fine one large drip dry rug to cover both the the bathtub and the shower area works best in this space.


I love the idea of make the my own spa experience at home which is one of the big focuses we kept in mind throughout this entire process. I love the DIY bathtub tray that my sweet husband built for me so that I can read or take my tablet into the tub with me without fear of dropping it.
Loads of fluffy white towels, everywhere are something that are an endless supply when you are at the spa too. Making sure that you have enough on hand for all your needs really adds to that spa vibe.

Spa based products are another great way to easily add that feeling to your bathroom. Pretty hand cut soaps, masks, and scrubbers only add to the reason you are in the bathroom in the first place.Make sure the display them in pretty and decorative fashion as well. Decant bath salts into pretty apothecary jars or fill one up with your favorite bath fizzies, for more great ideas you can check out my post on the The Art of the Perfect Bath where I go into more details on how to create a luxury bathscape and serine spa setting in your own home. Well we did it in six weeks with a ton of elbow grease, a bunch of DIY projects, and we have a gorgeous On Suite Bathroom to show for it; which I know we will be spending a lot of quality time in. I am excited to announce that this project has leapfrogged us forward to a new project for our Master Bedroom coming soon… so stay tuned!

Be sure to check all the great participates from this round of the Spring 2019 One Room Challenge, there have been so many talented and amazing participants this season.


  1. I think anything is better than in my bathroom… LOL However, I love the mix of metals and wood. I love things like that. Definitely a Pinterest worthy bathroom! HGTV better watch out you coming for them! 🙂

  2. What a beautiful bathroom. Every week, you made the process look so easy…I believe I can do it now!! But the result is dreamy and..in many ways… totally clever. Yall enjoy! You deserve it. XO

  3. I love all the little details in this beautiful space! Congratulations on a beautiful space my friend. It’s been pleasure following along!

  4. This project came together beautifully! I love the attention to detail like the upholstery nails in the ceiling tray and the designer drain cover!

    Lauren |

  5. Farmhouse Fixer Upper

    Jen this whole project looks amazing, you know how I love to see it all complete! Now I can go back and look at each week lol.

  6. Love how it ended up! Such a well styled master bathroom and nice color palette. You have chosen the perfect decorative elements for it.

  7. Love how your bathroom turned out! The wainscot is so pretty! And I love all the vintage additions. You’re right, they truly make a house feel like a home. <3 Hope you get a well deserved, relaxing soak in the tub!

  8. I love your creativity! And you’re so right, there’s so much good that comes out of focusing on the smaller details! Enjoy your bathroom because it turned out just gorgeous!
    -Madi xo |

  9. Love all the details! Really elevated your bathroom to the next level ❤️

  10. Wow, this one room looks amazing! job well done! Love all the white, it makes everything look so clean. And all the little details.. it wraps up so lovely!

  11. What a gorgeous master bathroom! I love what you did with the colors and the overall light and airy feel. Great job!

  12. Nice! Love the mix of wood, wicker and metal. I really like the metal cubbies you put in your closet!

  13. Lovely spacious bathroom. I like to have one such huge bathroom when I move in to my dream home one day. Like the cylindrical tin wood bin.
    Thank you for sharing this.

  14. Love how light and airy the bathroom feels!

  15. giiiirl, that bathroom is straight up spa style! love your makeover!

  16. It looks so good! The light above the tub is a really nice touch – great job!

  17. Jen,
    This was quite the undertaking!!! I love how it turned out. Your details are just beautiful. It’s hard to pick a favorite but I love how you added the moulding in the tub area. I hope you are enjoying the beautiful new space!

  18. sunshine and daisies

    I always love seeing your One Room Challenge rooms they are the best and this one did not disappoint at all.

  19. Our Little Fox Hole

    Oh my goodness you really blew this challenge out of the water girlfriend! I love the walls and the new chandlier but that ceiling treatment is a showstopper! I was like…what? I love it and must recreate it in my home!

  20. gigi58

    It looks great you guys are so talents you just need your own network, I would watch it. You guys have a great chemistry and personalities.

  21. Jill

    Your home is beautiful and the choice you have made only dress it up even further. When you decided to sell your home will worth so much more by adding this upgrades, you are very smart to add these selections to your master bathroom that what everyone wants these days.

  22. Georgia Gal

    Jen I am loving your reveal. Your bathroom looks great and the walls make it look twice as big, if that is even possible. Such a wonderful upgrade to your beautiful home my friend.

  23. Urban Farmhouse

    Love love love everything about this and I am sure your so too! What an amazing new master bathroom for you.

  24. Gabriela Bertoli

    In love with your style and love what you did to transform this space in six short weeks.

  25. Ara Patria

    This looks amazing you are so talented. I need you to come decorate my home.

  26. Trudy

    Beautiful space I really want a spa like feel for my master bathroom too. I love all the tips about that you added.

  27. Cassaundra @ Crypton

    This really turned out nice love all the projects that you pulled together and how they work together cohesively.

  28. Edna

    This is so pretty I hope you all are doing well.

  29. Halina

    Such an amazing job love how this looks and all the decorations.

  30. Jessica Rodriguez

    The ORC has been great this season and I really enjoyed following your design process. Love how your bathroom project reveal looks great job.

  31. Adrianne

    Oh yes this looks so good and love the dough bowls and the new tub tray too. I also think I need some of those baskets they are hot.

  32. Sherri

    This is so pretty and looks like the perfect place to relax. Love all the pretty baskets and towels.

  33. Judean

    The before were pretty but the after’s are really something special. You really elevated your home and gave it even more resale value, and that is what all homeowner want, nice kitchens and master bathrooms.

  34. Third of 222

    This is a nice looking bathroom and does have a nice spa like quality now. I would stay in there all day.

  35. Laurie Burk

    You have made such a relaxing space I really love all how you made it feel like a spa.

  36. Kelley Dennis

    Hello my friend it is so good to see your project complete now you will have a little more free time to do more things, six weeks is a commitment.

  37. Phoebe

    The designer drain cover is really cute and a fun little way to add some whimsey I may need that for a guest bath.

  38. dublin.diver1

    I have to say this is an impressive upgrade to your space and I would be interested in the final budget for the space. Do you ever release those numbers?

  39. Maurine

    Such a big difference with the white walls and the that chandelier it really dresses up the bathroom. Love the new tub tray and dough bowl ideas those are too fun.

  40. Lia

    Hey Jen your bathroom looks great and I am so excited to see what you doing next, your project are the tops.

  41. Chris @ AOL

    Love your home and this new space you created, your designs are so pretty and well thought out. It is clear that design for a living day to day not just for a pretty picture and I like that, sometimes over staged is not the best play.

  42. Tonya Becker

    Girl this is what my dream bathroom is made of, I love everything, right down to the linen closet with that card catalogue which is a fine design choice.

  43. Sherise

    Wrap it all up and send it to me I love it.

  44. Tracey B.

    One of the best designs I have seen on the ORC this challenge for a bathroom, I love it.

  45. Brandon-Thomas

    I love those baskets they are rustic but still chic at the same time, your taste is simply impeccable

  46. Karina

    I really enjoyed reading this post and seeing the before and after photos you did a nice job.

  47. Jelane

    Wow so many ideas in one space and all those DIY’s your guys are machines.

  48. Martha Goodington

    Such a nice way to make your personal space feel fresh and new again. The white paint will always make things feel brand new and I love the Wainscot panels they are so classy.

  49. Gabriella Bertoli

    You have really done an excellent job the round of the ORC, and your bathroom looks magnificent. The tile and cornice were just the beginning and then you added beautiful decor to pull the entire theme together, it was a great season my friend.

  50. swampfox73mama

    What I would give for a bathroom like this, oh my it is just everything. You are indeed a very lucky lady.

  51. Chastity McGraw

    Come over to my house please, it needs some love and I would love for it to look like this when you are done. LOL.

  52. Jill Hooper

    That cornice really makes the window area pop, and the light fixture adds a touch of class to the entire room. Like a 5 start hotel.

  53. Oh my goodness! What a project! I love how clean and polished it looks. I hope you guys feel so proud of yourselves

  54. Betty @Mombrite

    Awesome job this really turned out very nice and all the elements work nicely together. I love all the accessories, trays and baskets they are really nice.

  55. Misti

    Ah a pretty bath for a pretty home and just the perfect place to get ready and all dolled up.

  56. Christa Murphy

    Oh my I love your mew digs they are just grand! Great job my friend.

  57. Gemini Girl

    Love you vision and ability to follow through, sometimes I see mood boards that have ideas and the result do not even come close.

  58. Maguire & Smith

    Bravo you have both done such a a phenomenal job on this home DIY project.

  59. Tracy Tommason

    Love everything about this transformation and all the touches you have added with the baskets, trays and towels.

  60. Charleen @ Allstate Insurance

    Your home is so beautiful and it is so apparent the love you put into it with the attention to details and care with the projects. When you decide to resell it will be such a easy sell and the next owner will be so lucky.

  61. Kori

    I really wish my bathroom was bigger and I had this kind of space to have a separate shower and tub I think that would be a world of difference in our home.

  62. Paulette

    This is such a great looking space with so many decorative adds to make this space come to life. The rolled towels in the baskets and trays for products do make it feel so much like an at home spa which I love after all the work you should pamper yourself.

  63. Absolutely beautiful Jen! Congrats! I am still in love with that chandelier and you did a great job on all the small details and making this bathroom extra special.

  64. Evelyn and Mark

    So many great ideas on how to add designer touches into a bathroom I just do not know where to start.

  65. Veronica Estevez

    You really put a ton of work in to your master bathroom and it really shows. I really appreciate all the DIY’s you did and that you walked us through them too. Now we can also replicate the same projects as you, thank you.

  66. Tim Tim

    Girl you know what I like big bold artwork and this is great!

  67. Kerri Colleen

    I have been waiting for this reveal I am an instant gratification gals so six weeks is too long to wait, Love the walls and tile, plus all the little touches like the tub tray it is really nice I really need one of those too.

  68. Driven Bird

    His and her towels are a fun idea and I like the recommendation for a wedding gift too we have a bunch coming this year.

  69. Mary Beth

    Jen I love everything in your new bathroom, I need to order some of those baskets for my boys bathroom they are perfect for towels since they are open air, no mildew concerns, and they so attractive too.

  70. Harmony

    Such a pretty space and nice upgrades that your did, I wish my bathroom was this nice.

  71. JasminRenee

    You go girl this entire room turned out beautiful, I really want to see you do more residential projects in your future.

  72. Deco Crawford

    Very nice job on this project, the scope was well executed and the overall all design was well done.

  73. Waverly145

    As a fellow designer I want to congratulate you on a job well done. It nice to see a train eye and designers that are well written in the these competitions as well as home decorators and bloggers. However to a trained eye you can tell the difference and just by your choices and explanations those of us in the business know you are truly trained.

  74. Corinne

    Girl you knock this challenge out of the park! I love everything but your know I love your home anyways!

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