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One Room Challenge Week 4: All The Pretty Things

by - Wednesday, April 24, 2019


Cue the full blown panic mode.

Welcome and thanks for stopping by! If you're new here, I'm a Toronto-based, plaid-loving blogger who's intent on fixing up her city colonial and her country cottage, one DIY at a time.

It's Week 4 of the One Room Challenge and, guys, I need to tell you... there's a good chance we're not going to finish this project in time.

Are you hyperventilating? Because I am. 

I don't say it lightly either; we're pretty hard workers around here and really push to get things done. But I'm not going to sugar coat it. Things are looking woefully behind. 

No, really. Here's what the bathroom looks like right now:


We have TWO weeks to get this room finished, styled, and photographed and there is a giant long list of things still to do:
  • install shower tile
  • install full wall of vanity tile
  • install 2.5 walls of panelling
  • install floor tile
  • install mirror and DIY mirror frame
  • install wall sconces
  • install shower fixtures
  • paint ceiling
  • paint panelling
  • install vanity
  • install faucet
  • hang shelves
  • hang art
  • install hooks, towel ring, and toilet paper holder
  • install toilet
Calm down. Breathe. At least that's what I'm telling myself.


It might look like we've done nothing since the Week 3 recap but we did:
- install the subfloor
- mudded and sanded the drywall
- had the tub installed and the shower roughed in
- installed the cement backerboard
- waterproofed the backerboard
- installed the shower niche

I know there's a lot left to do but I have to give us (especially Sean) and other DIYers a pat on the back. While others might choose to bring in the professionals to do a bathroom renovation, we're doing this one ourselves. Aside from the electrical work and the tub install, from the demolition to hanging the towels, this project is all us. So if we want it done in time, it's going to be more than a few late nights around here over the next two weeks.

But let's talk about some prettier things. Like faucets!


Delta Faucet Canada is one of my awesome sponsors for this One Room Challenge and I'm thrilled to be using products from their Trinsic collection in this renovation. We used the Trinsic collection in matte black for our cottage bathroom and loved them but this time, we'll be using fixtures in the sleek Champagne Bronze finish.

In the shower, we'll be using the Trinsic Monitor 17 Series Tub and Shower trim and pairing it with the H2Okinetic In2ition 4-Setting Two-in-One Showerhead. I love having a hand shower plus a head shower. This all-in-one fixture is a sleeker look and eliminates the need for a slide bar.

We'll be using the same brass hue for the accessories too. Robe hooks, a towel ring, and tissue holder, also from the Trinsic collection, will be incorporated into the room. It's perfectly fine to mix and match finishes in a room (say, a Champagne brass faucet but chrome light fixtures), but to make it look intentional, you should repeat each finish at least three times in the room.


And finally, there's the other pretty things we'll be bringing in to soften all the hard surfaces.

rug | stool | art (by me!) | guest towel

It's looking good... at least on this mood board! In reality though, I have a 400 pound vanity sitting in my garage and no clue how we'll get it up the stairs, piles of trim, and stacks of tile waiting to be installed.

Wish us luck, friends. We really are going to need it!



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