10.02.2014

One Room Challenge ... week 1

Can you believe it?  It's that time again!!  


Seriously for me it's like Christmas for 6 weeks twice a year!!  I love posting, working and most of all reading so many amazing people doing some amazing work in their homes!!!

If you aren't familiar with the One Room Challenge ... it is 6 week challenge where 20 bloggers are selected to transform a space from start to finish.  The amazing idea is the brain child of Linda from Calling it Home.  For me ... it has been a wonderful journey that has transformed our Guest Suite in round 1 and our Porch in round 2.  

This will be my third transformation. This go round I am working on our Master Bath ... a huge room that has a good foot print but truly no life of its own.  When we first moved in it was covered in red brocade wallpaper and looked a whole lot like a bordello.  I had the wallpaper removed and painted it a nice neutral and that is pretty much the way it has stayed for the last 10 years.  It's time this room got some serious love!

My before pics ...

And no, I didn't worry about fluffing or lighting since it is all sad and all changing!


Oh that space above the shower door makes me ITCH!  I have a design for a fab curtain to dress it all up since ripping out the tile and going all Carrera marble is a big fat no at this point!  Sigh ... 


Remove carpet ... barf!!  His cabinet side ... dress up cabinets, new faucets, and add scones to the mirror!


That massive tub needs something done to it.  I would love to add molding to the front of it, but I noticed when taking pics today that it is curved.  I know, 11 years and I never noticed. 


Stripe this area, keep chandy and dress up window ... pretty easy!



My counter side ... wall of mirrors and that chair is not working AT ALL!  You will notice one gold pull.  Yep, that's how I roll in the bathroom apparently.  And yes, I do have a Keurig in my master bathroom.  You should to!  It's life changing!


Closet area ... mine is here and his is across from mine!  The towel area needs a little fluff.


Larger pic of my counter area.  Don't you just love the wall of mirrors.  Every time I walk in I can see myself from way too many angles!  This bathroom is large ... I told you!


Straight on picture of the tub area.  Keeping the chandy, moving the window valance to another bathroom and figuring out what to do with that large curved tub area!  Oy ... 

My mood board for the space ...  


And these are my inspiration pics ... 


Don't you love??  Yes, me too!  I keep coming back to this picture for help!


That tub ... yes please!!!

The walls in the outer area will be covered in the Thibault South Seas paper.  Isn't it to die for?  I absolutely love this paper and I am thrilled for the pop of color coming off our chocolate master bedroom!

Here are some snippets of our master bedroom ~





I am planning on taking the same color palate into the bathroom (obviously) so the South Seas paper will be the first thing you see.  

From there here is my master plan:

1.  Remove carpet from bathroom (yes, vomit! I have carpet) and replace with sea grass.
2.  Wallpaper 
3.  Paint ceiling chocolate
4.  Remove existing mirrors and replace with taller ones
5.  Add crown molding
6.  Repaint cabinets 
7.  Change hardware
8.  Shower curtain 
9.  Replace existing white blinds with matchstick 
10.  Cornice for water closet area
11.  Stripe water closet area chocolate and white
12.  Add sconces on mirrors 
13.  Skirt vanity area
14.  New towels with custom monogram
15.  New accessories
16.  Vanity bench 
17.  Add custom cabinet to my counter area to break up the extra large counter

Yikes!  A lot to do in six weeks and tons to accomplish with the small budget I have!  Looks like it will be a whole lot of blood, sweat, tears and DIY!!!

I highly recommend you treat yourself to the journey of the 20 invitees.  I sat down last night and blog binged to read each one.  The talent is over the top this season and the rooms will be as well!


The links to this amazing 20 list.  

Check out the linking partners like myself here

And see you back next week for some progress!!

xo,
MPM

(oh, and please notice I watermarked my before pics ... just in case you want to use them somewhere.  OMG ... I"m laughing and now snorting ... yeah, they are super bad!!
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