Thursday, April 16, 2015

One Room Challenge: Week Three

Welcome back to the One Room Challenge, already to Week Three! It's hard to believe we are halfway there...time to really kick it into high gear! If you are just joining me, we are busy transforming our hall bath that was in desperate need of updates. So far, we have re-done the cabinet doors, added new faucets, lighting, hardware, mirrors and tile floor.

You can catch up easily right here:

This week our biggest accomplishment was getting the planked wall treatment up. I can't even tell you how much I love it already. It has literally transformed the space, giving it a completely different feel. It feels cozier and charming. We hired someone to come cut the wood planks and install them, just because of a lack of time on our hands. It was definitely something we could have done ourselves, but it did relieve me of the stress of getting it done in order to really move forward with the room. Good call, husband!! Not that I really needed to explain to a professional how I wanted it done, but I asked him to use a nickel as a spacer because that was the size gap I wanted. He used a nail gun and it went up so quickly, I was amazed! I also requested to have the planks done the width of the walls instead of chopping it up. I wanted a "long plank" look in the small space, plus I didn't want it to compete with the tile that it went up directly next to.



I have patched the nail holes and started priming, then I'll sand them down smooth and then move on to hopefully, just one (probably two!) coats of paint. I cannot wait! It's good y'all. I will share a full tutorial when I am finished.

I did a little research on the shower faucets and I think I found some that will work for us! This is such a relief. My plan is to order this set, make sure it works {there aren't a lot of options for three knob configuration}, and then we will proceed to refinishing the tile instead of doing a total gut job on the shower. I am so relieved to not have a HUGE dusty disaster yet again in this room! If you are just now reading, the tile and iron tub are in great shape, but the tile is beige and I would love it to be white instead. The shower faucet configuration is the worst of the whole scenario: old, yellow and rusty. 

Here is the shower, as is:


I think once we get the planks painted it is really going to pull the room together. Can't wait to see that happen! Still, lots to do, but we are inching our way there. 

Now, I'm headed to check in on the progress of the ORC and the ORC linking event! So many amazing things happening there y'all! Thank you so much for reading along this transformation.



10 comments:

Robin, Home and Atelier said...

Good call on your "long plank" design, the seamless planks give a clean crisp feel. Can't wait to see it painted. Funny how a lot of us ORC linkers are working on some form of a plank wall, me too :) Looking forward to seeing your entire plan come together!

Dana Frieling said...

It's all the rage! We started our plank wall with nickel spacing last night. Too funny! Glad you found a faucet that will work. I bet it feels good to have that off your plate.

nelle monaco said...

i want to do a plank wall in our bathroom {white washed i think} and so this was awesome to see- it looks great!!

Caroline {Virginia Sweet} said...

I work in the plumbing industry and yes, you are correct, 3 handle tub and shower faucets are super hard to find but you picked a great set (they don't pass code in all states anymore which is why they are hard to find!) and I am obsessed with the plank wall! so fun!

Traci Hutton said...

Love the planked wall!!

pam {simple details} said...

Yay for husbands who call in the pros! :) Isn't it nice to just come home to a finished project that would have taken up a weekend! Happy painting, Katie!

Albertina M. Cisneros said...

I love the plank wall. That will look amazing. I look forward to seeing it come together!

Erin @ the-organized-life said...

Love the plank wall. And those fixtures will make a world of difference in there!

Linda {Calling it Home} said...

Love the planks, love the fixture. I think you will make it.

ChalkSouthernToMe said...

What a wonderful idea, the planks look amazing! Xo, Stephanie