ONE ROOM CHALLENGE. WEEK 4

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OOPS. I missed a week. I’m gonna post this a week late and still get an update for tomorrow too. In case you’ve missed the other weeks find them here: 1, 2, 3.

The wall tile started going up! This is one week that calmed my nerves. I worried the tile would look so so, but I’m thinking I’m really liking it. This was the biggest question mark for me because it’s the biggest element in the room. For the floors I was SO excited about and knew I would love it from the sample I saw, but the walls felt like I was stabbing around in the dark. I knew what I didn’t want and felt like I had to make a decision so I went with this 8×20″ white tile and had it installed in a vertical brickwork pattern. Grout will be a soft gray although I kind of dig the contrast to pull out the pattern. Decisions, we’ll see…

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I opted for sleek, modern chrome faucets. I thought the clean lines of the faucets would contrast juuuust right with the weathered vanity and art deco floors. I’m happy with them and extra happy that I decided to swap out the sink faucets. The original set I bought didn’t match the shower. Enough so that I was disappointed when I saw but thought I might just make it work. I didn’t want to come into this bathroom to take pictures and have regrets and ultimately swapped them out. They still have to be plumbed for the wall mount, can’t wait.

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I really love the wall tile with the floors. It ended up being just the right contrast I was after, and feel so relieved by this. The floors were grouted, but came out much lighter than anticipated so right now I’m looking into staining the grout. I think I’ll sleep much better if I do. Again, I don’t want to be filled with regret about decision I am still able to change.

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The sink, oh this sink, cause quite a bit of confusion. It started when UPS called about delivery and told me the package was too big to deliver to a house. Immediately I was confused. It’s a sink. Sure it weighs about 100lbs, but heavy stuff gets delivered. ALL. THE. TIME. So I ask them a million questions about coming to get it. How big? Will it fit in a van?  I’m told there are like five or six boxes and at that point I was BEYOND confused. I’m thinking to myself, Do I have to assemble this sink? IT’S A SINK. What could possibly be the problem? After sending two people out there, on three different trips I finally got the sink to it’s home.  Only it wasn’t sink in the singular, it was SINKS, plural. As in they sent us SIX sinks and it’s still in the process of being figured out. One the upside to that headache, it meant I got to go through all six boxes and decide which one I liked the most! Here’s the winner…

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I’ve bought all of the fun accessories that are sitting in a closet for now. Can’t wait to get them out and play around with them. My next major decision is deciding if I want wall shelving or not?!!?!? I would love some wall brackets and custom cut acrylic shelves I’m not sure if it will look right. Oh that fine line of functional and beautiful, you are a tricky one.

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Here is the oversimplified TO DO list:

Figure out the shower curtain.

Finish tile.

Finish plumbing and install hardware.

Get vanity together.

Paint and Decorate!

Until NEXT week! (Which is magically tomorrow….)

 

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3 thoughts on “ONE ROOM CHALLENGE. WEEK 4

    • Gloria says:

      Thanks Lizzy! There’s only one guy working on this bathroom, he’s doing a great job, but I would be shocked if we get it all done in time!

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