5.04.2017

One Room Challenge ~ Spring 2017 (week 5)


It's week 5 (yep!) of the One Room Challenge designed by Linda of Calling It Home and sponsored by House Beautiful Magazine. I am in the home stretch (hopefully) of creating a new Jack and Jill bathroom for our 12 year old daughter and her 16 year old brother.  It has been quite the week to say the least.  But, there is a huge light at the end of this dark tunnel and I am slowly making my way through it.  

Let me back up just for a minute. 


This is the goal for the space.  Something they will both love, something that is girly enough for her but remains boy enough for him.  Something that combines both of their styles and likes and still makes the mama happy.  As in, "there will be no bat signal painted on the wall to help balance out the gold palm chandy".  And, yes, I said that more than once last week!


This is the detail design board with all the details that will be included in the space.  We have changed up a few things but nothing major and for the most part I have stuck to the details above.  We swapped out the paint color for the Jack side painting it light blue instead of khaki and leaving the ceiling in the wet part the fabulous khaki color.  It looks fabulous!


contractor mess ... great sign

So much happened this week, both good and bad.  Both the trust contractor and Thomas arrived Friday am ready to get to work.  We had to juggle some space, but they worked together perfectly and all went well.  That is, until I found out that the tile we installed on Friday afternoon was recalled and it all had to be taken out and I had to chose a new tile.  This was the beginning of the end of me.  I sat in the tub calling around to find a suitable tile only to give up two hours later and just agree to start over.  I wasn't feeling completely me on Saturday while I was laying in the tub but I just chalked it up to being exhausted, dehydrated and not eating well.  Honestly, I beat myself up quite a bit thinking I knew better and to feel the way I did was completely my fault and so controllable.  If I had only known then ... 


ps ... a bathtub can be comfy if it is the only place to sit! 


new tile 

The walls Thomas created were nothing short of an incredible masterpiece.  He is magically to watch work.  He free hands almost everything and his vision for the space was beyond what I dreamed of.  I told him I wanted lattice walls in green and what he delivered was green lattice bamboo magic. Words do not do it justice and I can't wait to reveal the whole space to you!


After listening to my sweet boy share his heart about the girly feel to the space Thomas came up with the most amazing solution.  When he first shared it with me I thought he was a little tired as well, but when he walked me through his idea I was so excited.  He convinced me to let him paint only two of the four walls of the wet space.  From the Jill side the room looks one way and from the Jack side the room looks another.  Basically, they have their own views and the room in the middle looks completely different from both sides.  Girly to her and less girly to him.  Absolutely brilliant.  I may have cried tears just hearing him tell me how much he was concerned about our child's concerns.  It truly meant the world to me!



On my end I got a ton done.  Both blinds are installed and the trim is attached.  I ran out of the trim in the Jill space so I chose a different one for the wet space once again reminding myself to stay somewhat neutral in the shared space when I can.  The trims look fabulous together!


Brass faucets were installed and instantly brightened the sink areas ... 


All silver elements were gold leafed ...


The molding is done in the Jack space, just needs to be painted. The floor moldings will go in after the tile has been grouted.  I may be painting those at the 11th hour but I am perfectly ok with it. 


I ordered some super fun goodies to style the space from Waiting on Martha.  I shared with you my picks in this post and I am excited to show you what I ended up purchasing.


Megan Carn finished the painting for the space and it is sooo good.  I captured a video for Megan when I shared it with Little Bit. I let LB chose the painting she wanted and she chose this one because it reminded her of the two of us.  Yep, I teared up some and thinking of this reminds me why I bust my hump to create rooms for our family.  Their smiles and excitement are worth every single second!! And did I mention the piece is 30x40?  #hellolover

Checking in on my to do list ... 

1. Add in crown molding to all three spaces. (done, except floor molding)
2. Tile sink areas. (new tile goes in Friday am and grouted Saturday)
3. Paint vanities.
4. Replace mirrors.
5. Replace faucets.
6. Replace lights.
7. Paint all three spaces.
8. Wallpaper.
9. Replace chandelier in shower area.
10. New shower curtain.

11. New window treatments blinds for shower and MHM side. (blinds done, valances done Saturday)
12. Rugs for all three spaces. (in progress)
13. Artwork.
14. Style.

I know it isn't just me, crossing things off a to do list is truly the best feeling!!

I pick up the rug, last of the artwork and pillows for the hang out space in Little Bit's room on Sunday.  I will be cleared to drive I pray and all will be in my car and ready to install.  Towels arrive tomorrow and I can not wait to touch them!!!

A few more sneak peeks ...



These rooms will be fabulous!!!  

See you next Thursday for the reveal!!

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