I'm Natasha, mom of boys, novice gardener, fun enthusiast, decorator of my own domain and your's if you want? Tune in for musings on motherhood, triumphs and failures in diy, and my journey creating a more lovely space both outside my home and in.

 

 

 

One Room Challenge: Week Two

One Room Challenge: Week Two

Holy crap, it's getting gnarly in here. 

I mentioned before that the room in question is our only, in use, first floor bathroom. Yes, first world probs for sure. I get it. The three little people living here, that wait till the last possible moment to pee, are actually handling it's disappearance quite well. I, on the other hand, keep forgetting. I'm going to get a UTI from holding it, TMI?? Seriously, this house is big and the next viable option is far, I might step it out just to validate my lazy self. 

Anywho. 

We are finally in the post-demolition phase of things! It was hell. I did it all myself and spent a whole day in bed after the fact to prove it. For those of you that are into that stuff though, here are some poorly lit photos to validate my pain.

I've hit one major set-back in the last twenty four hours. The beautiful handmade floor tile will not be ready in time. I do, however, have a plan 'B' tile. While I'm not thrilled to be using it, I'm glad something, at least vaguely similar, to what I really want exists in the world. I've encountered a couple other problems. The antique marble corner sink I bought for the room is hella stained. Also, my contractor is being an ass. If you follow me on instgram, I've been documenting my fruitless attempts at removing the sink stains on my story. I will just keep trying new things on through install. I'm one hundred percent committed to this sink, dammit. As for the contractor, I'm just going to beg and plead this one through to the finish, fingers crossed. 

My discolored sink

My discolored sink

Now, for the good stuff!  

The brass taps, for my antique sink, are from Kingston Brass and the other brass accessories are Danze. The tile is ceramic. not my first choice but a third the price and the color is close, so I'm rolling with it. The paneling will only be on the sink wall, floor to ceiling, and conceal a medicine/storage cabinet (YASSS) it will be painted to match the tile. The pretty lady print is from Hayley Mitchell and available at her etsy store. I would love to have this  Justina Blakeney Fela Tassel Chandelier but it would never work with my low, looowwww ceiling and seems to be sold out everywhere anyway. I am attempting a diy with a similar feel, in a sconce version. Fingers crossed, tassel making seems to be a tangly affair for me. I ordered the antique rug from an etsy seller, I love the contrast it provides.

I canvassed my insta friends, on my story, about some design decisions and pretty much no one agreed about anything and it actually may have made my decisions harder!! Oh well, I got there anyway. Now I just have to hope and pray that the universe shows me favor, that all the things arrive and someone shows up to install them. 

Be sure to check out Calling It Home to link up to official participant's blogs and see where week two finds them!

One Room Challenge: Week Three

One Room Challenge: Week Three

One Room Challenge: Week One

One Room Challenge: Week One