Well hello week 3, I feel like you snuck up on me from out of no where. I have been so busy freaking out about all the details and all of the things I was sure would never come together that I barely noticed a whole week had passed by. As I was looking at the calendar on Tuesday I had a slight panic attack that I had literally made no changes in the space. It was time to get my bum into gear and get working on the room.
I might be breathing into the paper bag already ...
I am speaking of my One Room Challenge Jack & Jill bathroom and I will admit this one has been quite tricky. It is a rather simple space but designing something that will work for a 12 year old girl and a 16 year old boy to share is not easy at all. Life was so easy to design when they were little and no one really had any opinions about their bedrooms and bathrooms. Now they have very large opinions and I feel very led to make sure they love their spaces. Luckily for me our son doesn't really care about his bathroom or the space their share so I am just juggling her thoughts at the moment.
To catch you up on the progress let's take a little look back at the reason this whole transformation began. Our daughter changed rooms and moved down the hall and found herself sharing a bathroom with her middle brother. After moving in she came to me and said it was a "boy bathroom and what could we do about it?" I checked out the space from her view and had to agree. It was outdated and very boy which doesn't really work when you are a girl. We definitely want her to feel comfortable in her new room and her bathroom so some changes needed to be made. To read all the details thus far read about week 1 and week 2.
The initial plan has been expanded to include all the little details. I had originally envisioned the same color for each of the sink sides and then I realized that wasn't going to work. Our daughter's room is navy, green and pink and our son's room is chocolate and orange. There wasn't a good color that would work for both of them. I spent a little too long trying to figure out how to make it work. With a baby blue ceiling for all three spaces I finally decided that both sink areas didn't need to match, they just needed to coordinate well. That was a whole lot harder than it sounded, especially when Little Bit spotted a wallpaper she absolutely adored. #yikes
I fell in love with the wallpaper just as she did but I couldn't make it work with the soon to be handpainted lattice pattern for the shower area. I am a girl who loves pattern and isn't afraid to mix them but these two just didn't mix. Hence the reason I spent two days working on the walls and trying to not freak out.
In my freak out I managed to run around and get every other thing the room needed. I am a girl who works well under pressure and since I was completely avoiding painting two rooms it was easy to make long to do lists and gather every other thing I needed. I am not kidding one single bit. I have every single thing for the room either at the house or on the way. We are talking about mirrors, lighting, hardware, light bulbs, art, tile, towels ... literally every single thing including the soap for the soap dispensers. I am really good at being busy when I am avoiding things.
At the eleventh hour it occurred to me that I had a solution and its a good one!!
Since all the details were nailed down and I had literally done everything else I could no longer avoid painting. It was time to get my shiz done.
This is the area that greeted me yesterday. Her side is a L shaped space heading into the shower area. I cleaned out all of the stuff that was in the way and immediately got to painting. I went to bed last night with the cabinets painted and one wall tackled.
It is already a 100% better. I am once again excited about this project. And as a bonus that is a sneak peek of the shower curtain which is hanging in the new space.
Checking in on the to do list ...
1. Add in crown molding to all three spaces. (next week)
Decide on tile. (done)
Paint vanities. (done)
4. Replace mirrors. (week 4)
5. Replace faucets. (week 4)
6. Replace lights. (week 4)
7. Paint all three spaces. (in progress)
8. Wallpaper. (week 4)
9. Replace chandelier in shower area. (ordered)
New shower curtain. (done)
11. New window treatments for shower and MHM side. (ordered)
12. Rugs for all three spaces. (in progress)
I am so excited to share I have partnered with three amazing people to help finish Little Bit's room. It needed a few extra details and some fluff in the hang out area and they are taking care of all of those details. How blessed are we? Woven in Vintage is managing the rug decision (amazing selections), Megan Carn is helping me with the art (she is so darling) and Elizabeth from Wheaton Whaley Designs is managing the fluff. I can't wait to share the whole room and the hang out area at the reveal. These three small businesses are rocking my world!! #dreamteamforsure
Oh, and how could I forget. I handed over the towels to the darling Cynthia at the Monogram Merchant. She jumped right in and asked some questions and then ran with it. I love a girl who takes charge, especially one from my old stomping grounds. #thankyou!!
Now to tackle the rest of the painting and get ready for TomTom's visit next week. I can't wait to watch him work his magic with some lattice and a few palm details. It is going to be epic!!
See you next Thursday ...
Have an amazing Thursday, back to painting!!