Friday, November 11, 2016

Fall 2016 One Room Challenge - The Reveal !!

If you want to see how fast time flies sign up for the One Room Challenge!!!

First, Thank you to Linda at Calling It Home Blog for providing us with the amazing motivator that is the One Room Challenge. Every time I do one of these I think to myself, "Why didn't I do something about this room sooner?"

I chose to refresh our neglected Master Bathroom.
It was not a remodel - nothing was removed, replumbed, etc.

I used more creativity (I hope) than ca$h!

Let's take a (brief 'cause it's not good!) moment to remember where we started.
A dingy, yellowed faux bamboo cabinet, mirrors and such stored in the 80's garden tub, and paint cans waiting and ready!


and, below,  the main inspiration photo from One Kings Lane

South Shore Decorating Blog: 50 Favorites for Friday #229:

And here is where we ended up...

The yellow-y thrifted cabinet is now the Ravishing Coral beauty and the star of the room.
China cabinets - not just for dishes anymore.

 The same cabinets got a coat of glossy white paint and some new gold hardware.
The black and white tile floor stayed but I bought a seagrass runner from IKEA back in the Summer and it's fabulous. We have 2 sinks, a shower and a tub. That's too many little rugs. 
The zebra rug is an indoor/outdoor rug that I snagged online, on sale, for the Black is Back Library ORC and it didn't make the cut. Trying it out in here.

 Thrifted Chinoiserie lamp in my coral-y orange. Such a find. 

The fabric on the shower curtain was love at first sight. 
And a little Greek Key trim never hurt anything!

A vintage bamboo magazine rack holds necessities.
I'm not sure that painting is staying but for now... 

And the banana leaf fabric cornices weren't mentioned before
 because the day before I was supposed to post my reveal
 this is what they looked like - 


Last minute much?
Yes, after going out of town unexpectedly on a Relief Aid trip I decided at the last minute that the bamboo shades need a finishing touch. I had the fabric so I might as well build cornice boxes at 8 a.m.
If you would like a tutorial on how not to build them at the last minute and cover with fabric while the wood glue is still drying, then I'm your gal. Let me know!

I did do the gallery wall like in the inspiration photo.
 I used some seascapes since I didn't have an ocean view outside my window. 

It might be nice to soak in that tub now!!

I'll be back in a day or so to post some details and talk about all the vintage and thrifted finds that made this refresh so economical and, I think, fresh and interesting!

And the toughest part of this whole ORC was getting that bathroom sparkling enough for close ups!! Whew!!
I'm doing the driveway next ORC!!


  1. It's fabulous! No really.....that coral china cabinet is quite the star! You styled it up so nicely and I love the gallery wall! So glad you aded the cornice at the last sound like me:) Great job girl!!!

    1. Thank you Sherry!! I wouldn't add stuff at the last minute except that every single time it seems to be the thing that changes the whole project and then I feel validated to run around like a crazy person the next time!! I love my coral cabinet a lot. Like a lot! thank you!

  2. Oh my word!! (Shirley Temple) :-) I love your little bathroom. It's so colorful and pretty! I love colors and this certainly grabbed my attention. Great job!

    1. Thank you Delia! It came a long way in a short time and we are enjoying it's fresh look!

  3. love the inspiration and love the outcome! your cabinet especially is so fun!

  4. That coral hutch!! Stunning! This is such a beautiful transformation!

    1. Thank you Jennifer. I love that bamboo cabinet too. When I saw it I knew that coral was the color for it!!! I'm going to enjoy it for a long time!

  5. Very nice. Love the coral hutch and the shower curtain fabric. What is the fabric?

  6. Thank you! The fabric is from A Williamsburg Collection and is called Braganza. This colorway is spice, I believe.