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One Room Challenge - Week 4

We have 8 days until our photographer comes to photograph the finished bathroom!!! I almost cried writing this weeks to do list. We got this though, you know we do!!

This week was all about finishing up the hard stuff. We finished the transom window and we love how it turned out. We also finished all of the sheet rock and lightly texturized the walls using this product and rolling over it fast and furiously. We really just wanted to match the rest of the walls that had years of paint roller marks. It looks splotchy here but it rolled out nicely and then I sanded down anything too thick that match.

Then we moved on to the other side of the room where some major changes happened! The tub was installed and the shower plumbing is ready for trim next Tuesday. We built a shower niche, put up cement board and applied two coats of this waterproofing on the shower walls.

We finished 90% of the shower tiling. We are waiting for our schluter edges to arrive so we can finish it up and then we can grout and seal the unglazed edges in the niche with this. Our tile is the Zellige tile, 2 X 6 in Snow from Riad Tile took us (first timers) about 18 solid hours of tiling but it was so worth it! Just look at how gorgeous it is and it hasn't even been grouted yet. We will be grouting it with this product in the color Avalanche which is a nice warm white that will blend into the tile color.

Our new tub is looking mighty fine. If only we had water I would be taking a nice long soak right now. Despite last weeks tub debacle I have to say I LOVE this tub. Our plumber said it's the most efficient use of tub space he's ever seen because the inside is so wide and deep. I cannot wait to use it!

Last night I primed everything and got the first coat of paint on the walls. In our initial mood board we were hoping to use a lime wash but after looking into it we realized it wasn't worth the time and energy. Lime wash in a light color doesn't give a space the texture I was hoping for especially because this room isn't very bright. It might be something we explore in the future for our Master Bath when we have more time.

Behr is an official sponsor of The One Room Challenge so I decided to try out their Marquee paint line. We don't have a Behr retailer in town but I used it often in our last house so I knew just what color to get. I chose Swiss Coffee in an eggshell finish for the ceilings and walls and we will be painting the trim and baseboards with Ultra Pure White in a satin finish. I generally like to paint ceilings the same color as walls if I am using a white paint. Painting them the same color keeps your eye from stopping at the top of the wall and let's face it- it's much easier!

As you can see we are working with a pretty neutral palette. I will be bringing in some color with art and textiles just like the rest of our house. My main concern right now is picking a finish for the vanity. I've been waffling between a warm Tung Oil finish or a liming wax. Once the vanity is in the room it will be easier for me to make that choice.

So what's up for this week... EVERYTHING ELSE. I'm saving the final details like art and styling for Week 5 which will really only be 3 days and then is time for photographs!!


•install baseboards and trim

•finish painting walls, baseboards, trim - Behr Swiss Coffee Walls & Ultra Pure White trim

•choose a finish for the vanity!

•install Emtek hardware for vanity - pulls & knobs

•install Emtek bathroom door knob

•finish tile

grout tile

•seal unfinished edges in shower niche - using this

•install Lucent Lightshop sconces

•install LeGrande Adorne electrical - plugs & light switches

Wish us luck! Tune in to our Instagram stories to keep up to date with day to day progress. If you missed anything you can catch up with Week 1, 2 and 3.

Have you been checking out what the other 19 designers have been up to? Find them all right here...

XO, Meg


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