One Room Challenge, Week 1 – Half Bath & Back Entry



Well, there’s nothing like last minute. I decided to take part in another One Room Challenge as a guest participant, and I’m barely coming in under the wire with this commitment. The spring challenge technically started last Wednesday and Thursday, but guest participants have until Sunday night at 10pm central to link up a post. Like I said, nothing like last minute! 😀

I had talked myself out of participating since my last challenge didn’t end in a completed room, and I would hate for that to happen again. But I already have two areas in process, and I think I can actually get them done in time. So for this challenge, I’m going to continue working on the studio half bathroom and the back entry, and I’m fairly confident that I can get them done in time.

So just a quick recap, the back entry still looks like this…

Right now, I have the walls painted, the doors painted, and the light fixture installed. I still need to:

  • install flooring and finish,
  • install doors on the bathroom and storage closet,
  • install door facings and baseboards and paint,
  • install new door handleset,
  • make artwork for the entry walls.

And as of last Friday, the bathroom looks like this…

I know. It looks like I’ve lost my mind. 😀 But that’s painters tape, and the finished walls won’t look quite that crazy because I’ll be painting the taped off design in these colors…

Here’s a little sneak peek of how that actually works with the design I’m doing…

I love all of that color, but I’m wanting to add a large dose of black to the room just to kind of balance the colorful fun walls with a dose of class, and I think black always add class to a room.

So I’m either going to do black wainscoting, inspired by bathrooms that I keep seeing like this one…

Or I’ll do white wainscoting with a black vanity, more like this…

The rest of the details are still to be determined. I’m kind of making this up as I go along. 😀

But the main thing is that I hope to have both areas completely finished and functional in five weeks.

Be sure to check out the rest of the guest participants in the Spring One Room Challenge…





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