One Room Challenge.WEEK 1

As an avid blog reader and despicable blogger, I’ve only followed along with the One Room Challenge. For those who don’t know it’s organized by  Linda from Calling it Home and includes a group of bloggers that each tackle a full room makeover in the course of six weeks. Some of the past challenges produced some truly inspiring rooms.

I’d like to formally throw my hat into this journey. For the first time, I collectively possess a project, the means and the time to participate in the ORC. The trifecta, squeeee! The room, I’ve managed to get my designery, little fingers on is an outdoor pool bath. It’s literally a blank slate right now, think concrete and drywall. I’ve only snapped pics with my iphone since, what’s there to look at anyway. Besides, every body knows a horribly cropped, poorly lit before image provides GREAT contrast to the after. It’s like all of the fitness progress photos I’ve taken of myself for the “comparison” the before is always like, is that even a human? It all makes for a more impressive, “WOW! How is that even the same!”

Project Pool Bath_Pano BeforeIMG_2094IMG_2095

The room is about 5’x9′ and boasts 10′ ceilings. So far the only hurdle is that the door is placed in the center of the room rather than to the left or right which means that doesn’t leave a lot of room for a standard vanity. Here’s a floor plan:



Initially, I presented a mood board along with an inspiration collage.

Project Pool Bath_Original DraftProject Pool Bath_Original Inspo


A lot of the details needed to be changed (think everything). For now, everything has been ordered, most has arrived and fingers crossed it all falls into place. Work actually starts this week getting the floor and plumbing going. I’m so nervous excited. *throws up* Wish me luck!



3 thoughts on “One Room Challenge.WEEK 1

  1. Emily Palmier says:

    I love that black tile! This is so similar to the inspiration I have in my head when I eventually tackle our guest bathroom. Good luck to you. Can’t wait to follow along.

    • Gloria says:

      I love it too! Unfortunately, it was the first thing that had to change. We needed a small format tile and I actually love what was chosen in place. I would still love to use that tile in the right space someday!

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