ORC Spring 2019: The Bathroom
Hello my friends, it is time for ORC Spring 2019: The Bathroom!Can you believe this spring will be our fifth time as a guest participant in the ORC? This season we are super excited to be featuring our very own on suite Bathroom.
This season for the Spring 2019 ORC we will be completing our 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.
WEEKS AT A GLANCE:
Just in case you maybe wondering exactly what The One Room Challenge is, here is the 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:
THE ON SUITE BATHROOM BEFORE PICTURES:
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 chandelier. This is the first home that I have not had a chandelier over my jetted garden tub, and honestly I miss that grandeur. So we will be adding in a chandelier ‘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 existing accent tile band 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. Adding a unique decorative finish on the ceiling, to dress that area up, but keep it in line with the rest of the space.
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.
THE INSPIRATION BOARD:
THE PROPOSED SCHEDULE:
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
WEEK 6: REVEAL