April 9, 2014

one room challenge - the bathroom edition week 2

Welcome back to week 2 of the One Room Challenge (you can catch up on the plan from week 1 here). We are only seven days in but we are off to a good start.


You may remember we started off with this; we had nowhere to go but up, right?


Demo was swift, thanks to a small bathroom and a hard working contractor. A contractor that also happens to be my very generous uncle. That's right, I'm either a genius or in the process of creating the most awkward Thanksgiving ever as I'm working with my sister and my uncle. I like to layer my stress, just like I layer my patterns. It adds a bit of spice to life.  So far though, we have worked together like a well oiled machine. It must be in the genes.




Plumbing fixes have been made and we took advantage of the open walls to move things ever so slightly, scootching the toilet over just a smidge to give a bit more elbow room for a new sink.



The backer board has been laid on the floor, the new tub is in place and green board is going up. We mean business in this family. And now that the tub is in place, you can get a better perspective on the size of this bathroom. Petite.


With such a small space though I am often staring out of the bathroom into the hallway. The unfinished hallway. Obviously my sister got halfway thru painting before realizing yellow wasn't her bag. So I've convinced her that we need to spruce this little spot up as well. After all, you can't have a fab bathroom next to a half painted hallway. Not on my watch.

This next week will be putting in the rest of the dry wall and maybe, fingers crossed, start tiling. If there is one thing I've learned about bathroom renos, it is that finger crossing is a must.

Be sure to check in with the other lovely ladies to see their progress for the week. And come back next week when we talk lighting, fixtures and fabric.



46 comments:

  1. Down to the studs, huh? I love the ambition to do a full-on reno AND tackle the corner of the hallway! You must love your sister!

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  2. You are hilarious. Layering your stress like you layer your patterns! ;-) I have serious uncle envy. We have no contractors in my family and I could *really* use one. This is going to be so fab!! xx

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  3. Yeah for bathroom reno's I love them- doing two myself- CANNOT wait to see your finished product, SO fun!!!

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  4. Oh no, you can't leave that hallway alone! You need another layer of stress. LOL! Get it girl!

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  5. oh my, you have been busy! looks like you are off to a great start!

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  6. Nothing better than working with talented family members, lucky girl! Hopefully the only awkward thing about your Thanksgiving is the fact that the 3 of you won't stop talking about the ORC and bore everyone else to death!!! Looking good in that little bath....

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  7. Now that is a one room challenge. You go girl!

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  8. Awesome progress over there! Gotta love the domino effect, no doubt your entrance to the bath will be fab!

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  9. Holy Dinah...you've made huge huge progress!!!! Can't wait to see this come together!

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  10. You guys are moving right along! Love it that it's a family affair :)

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  11. Oh wow. That is serious stuff. Down to the studs!! Very excited to see you build it back up! ps- can I borrow your uncle?

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  12. You've made some serious progress!! It's looking fab!!

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  13. That's alot of progress. Are you doing the tiling?

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  14. Oh man you always make me laugh E. Working with family brings on a lot of eye rolling around here and a whole lotta trying to zip my lips. You've made so much progress with the bathroom so far, it'll be fun to put it all back together and make it beautiful!

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  15. Man, this is an ambitious project! You all are off to a great start, and before long you'll be getting to the fun, pretty part!

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  16. What a ton of progress! Bravo you! I know this will be epic.

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  17. Hahaha, yes a really awkward Thanksgiving. I have a feeling it will all work out fine. Looks like a hallway makeover, too. She may never let you leave.

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  18. Getting stuff done!!! You go girl! Can't wait till you get to the pretty part!

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  19. You aren't taking this challenge lightly. Dang girl. Simply can't wait to see this when it's done.

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  20. Wow you got a ton done in a week!! Keep it up lady, excited to see next week!

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  21. Wowza, you are serious about this! Can't wait to see it all come together so you can have a relaxing Turkey day!

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  22. Oh, wow!!! This is going to be such an incredible transformation! You are so lucky to have such a nice uncle to help you out... I know it will all work out beautifully! :)

    XOXO,
    The Glam Pad

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  23. Such progress!! The more fun work I think will start from now on....I can't wait to see the tiling! I think I will love this.

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  24. That's a whole lotta progress already! This would've taken us at least 3 months :-D

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  25. I didn't know you were totally gutting the whole space out!! This is such progress already Elizabeth! I'm getting tired just by looking at it and thinking about the amount of work done on it already!

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  26. You are too funny! I love the progress photos! It is so cool to see it go down to the studs! Can not wait to see it all!!! :)

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  27. Wonderful progress! I am glad your family members are there to help you out, you lucky girl! I know the finished room will be super fab, can't wait!

    Jessie
    www.mixandchic.com

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  28. i am sincerely in awe of you. working some magic over there.
    get. it.
    xo

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  29. I want a contractor uncle!!!! So much got done already!

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  30. Man. You are awesome. Taking care of business! I can't wait to see where this is going!

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  31. You didn't waste any time! Kudos to you for your hard work and ambition!

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  32. It's always gotta get ugly before looking pretty again! Great progress :) Can't wait to see more!

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  33. Very funny!!!!! So looking forward to this

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  34. Great progress! I missed your post from last week somehow!! Loving your vision, and yes tackle that hallway ;)

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  35. All you need now is to throw in an ex boyfriend and the stress will be complete. Can't wait til next week!

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  36. Quite a challenge. I give you credit for doing this!!!!

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  37. That's all you got done?;) WTF, that's a lot of work. Nicely done. Handy family is the best, isn't it?

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  38. Love the term scootch especially when dealing with construction:) Lucky you that after the day is over....you can go home and not worry about construction mess!

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  39. Muy bueno progress. That is one lucky sis with a contractor uncle and a design boss sister. All my digits are crossed for tile.

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  40. Aren't you lucky to have such a helpful family! Great progress.

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  41. Oh, this is going to be good! Superb progress!

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  42. You're way ahead of me, my only planning has been in my head!! (: Good thoughts coming your way on the tile!!! (:

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  43. Looks like a lot of progress has been made so far! Looking forward to seeing the "pretty stuff"! Elle

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  44. This is no doubt going to be one amazing bathroom makeover, I cant wait to see the tiles you selected!

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  45. Oh my, Elizabeth. You've taken on quite a project. I feel like I'm cheating in comparison! This is going to be so good -- I can't wait to see!

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