ORC Spring 2019: The Master Bathroom

ORC Spring 2019: The Master Bathroom

Hello my friends, can you believe this will be our fifth time as a guest participant in the One Room Challenge. This season we are super excited to be featuring our very own Master Bathroom.

This season we will be completing our Master 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 Master Bathroom and Hallway, so now we will be adding to this area to complete it. 


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 a 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 sites seen here:

JENRON DESIGNS Previous One Room Challenge Projects:

Just so you know what to look forward to, since today is all about planning the next 6 weeks. Here is some eye candy from the Reveals of our previous four challenges:

ORC Fall 2018: The Rustic Guest Room Retreat

ORC Spring 2018 Challenge: The JENRON Office

ORC Fall 2017 Challenge: The Jack & Jill Guest Bath

ORC Spring 2017 Challenge: The Sleeping Porch 


For some reason it always seems like we tend to put ourselves last on the list for nice things. What I mean by that is, we built our house 3 years ago and while this is a nice bathroom we just never really did much with it other that adding the frames to the mirrors and buying myself a nice seat to apply makeup. Which ironically I never use, I always end up standing, lol.  So, why is it that four One Room Challenges later we are finally deciding to upgrade one of our main living spaces that we use everyday, to give ourselves something nice? Well who cares…let’s just do this thing already! 

So as I stated above, the bathroom is nice and we added the barn wood frame out to the mirrors but the space is still pretty bland. I am picturing floor to ceiling Wainscot Panels which will be painted in a gloss white trim paint, which will help in keeping the bathroom clean from hairspray build up and stream trapping dust. You can also see that we have a really tall ceiling in this room and the area over the tub is just begging for a chandlier. This is the first home that I have not had a chandlier over my jetted garden tub, and honestly I miss that grandeur.  So we will be adding in a chandlier ‘tout suite’. The space above the window is also calling for a built in arched cornice as well, so I am envisioning it to look similar to the Wainscot panels. 

Maybe with a recessed area for a roman shade or blinds possibly, because I would like the ability to raise and lower the blinds easily to access this beautiful view more regularly. Especially now that the lake is nice and full with a happy little family of river otters and ducks living inside. 

You may also remember that we just added a chair rail height Wainscot panel to the toilet room this past fall, along with a hand painted stencil pattern to the back wall. We decided that we wanted to add some additional tile to that room. We are going with the accent tile band that is already inside our shower to carry a cohesive pattern into the adjacent room across the hall.  So this will be our first attempt at tile work, fingers crossed. The toilet room is separated by a hallway that leads into our closet.  We are planning on completely boxing the hallway out with Wainscot panels and then doing a unique decorative trim finish on the the ceiling to dress that space up, but keep it in line with the rest of the area. 
This hallway also houses our linen closet which is in need of an upgrade from the basic wire shelves and plastic bins, so I am in the process of procuring a piece that will hopefully be able to accommodate the organizational needs of this space and be pretty at the same time, while keeping with my modern industrial farmhouse theme that I have going on in this space.  



WEEK 1: Introduction, Inspiration Board, Ordering and Procurement of Supplies 

WEEK 2:  TILE- Tile Work in Toilet Room

WEEK 3: TRIM- DIY Wainscot Panels & Built In Window Cornice

WEEK 4: PAINT – Paint Room, Paint Closet Unit, Work on Linen Closet, (DIY-A Tub Tray?)  

WEEK 5: ELECTRICAL- Light Fixtures, Chandlier Installation, Ceiling Decor Trim Out, Finishing Touches



  1. You’re right- A chandelier will be perfect over the tub! You have some good bones to work with- and congrats on makeover 5!

  2. Wow! That turned out so nice! I still have to do our second bathroom… I have all the stuff but I haven’t gotten around to doing it yet.

  3. Oh I love that your going to be adding a chandelier over the bathtub! I would love to have that kind of wonderful relaxing space! Good luck!

  4. I love your plans! Can’t wait to see you make it even prettier that it is now!

  5. All your rooms have been so well transformed that I am exciting to see how your master bathroom will end up 🙂

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