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 Six

One Room Challenge: Week Six

They don't call it a "challenge" for nothin'.

It's been worth it though! For real, if I didn't have this deadline I could have dragged this project out another couple weeks, no problem. I may not have been as bold in my choices either. 

I'm writing this on Monday and for all intents and purposes the room is finished. Styled, the whole nine yards. Heck yes. Not only did I finish, but we did it with time to spare!

Let's take a gander down memory lane real quick. This is what we were working with:

The bathroom worked but I was dying for some storage and something a little more chic. I tore up the tile and gutted the sink wall and ceiling. I had hoped to gain a bit more head clearance but that wasn't really an option given the size of the floor joists for the staircase landing above. No biggie. We did opt for a wooden ceiling instead of drywall, so as not to put a hole in the ceiling wth one's head, not mine, but I know some pretty giant humans that visit on occasion. I had had my eye on this Victorian corner sink for (not kidding) a couple years, so given the circumstances I finally bought it. I couldn't believe they wouldn't give me a better price, since it had been there for YEARS but oh well, I bought it, and I love it, stains aside. Character, right? I had also intended to diy a light but the one I ended up buying from Anthropologie is a hundred times better, don't ya think? Unfortunately, it is no longer available. We had to do minor surgery on it, as the junction box my contractor installed was too big for the back plate but with a little ingenuity, we frankenstined it with two other old lights my mom had and viola! I love the tile and and all the gorgeous blue-ness permeating the space. It's like my happy place AND it's a bathroom. All headache aside, I wouldn't change a thing... well I'd like to double it's size and add an antique soaking tub. Maybe that's my next ORC?

I would like to thank airplantsupplyco.com for the beautiful airplants they provided for this room. Go give them a look if you want a high quality, beautiful plant delivered right to your door. I am amazed by these little beauties!

Also, thanks husband for always humoring me. Mom for grout, inspiration and child care. Fred, thanks for not making me kill you and producing an AMAZING secret medicine cabinet, you have skills, but I know you are well aware.

With no further ado, here's the finished product:

Surprise!!!! This was my whole inspiration to do the space, a bit of storage!

Surprise!!!! This was my whole inspiration to do the space, a bit of storage!

Sources:

Rug, Pink Vintage Rugs, etsy dealer; Tile, Wayfair; Sink taps, Kingston Brass; Brass Accessories, Danze; Air Plants, Air Plant Supply Company; Towel and Sconce, Anthropologie.com; Mirror, Sink and Art, vintage and thrifted. 

Trim, 'dress blues' Sherwin-Williams; Walls, 'fleecy' Valspar

I would like to thank Linda from Callingithome.com for holding this awesome event every six months! It has been a wonderful experience and the camaraderie from other guest participants has been amazing!

It's Almost Summer Home Tour

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One Room Challenge: Week Five

One Room Challenge: Week Five