Whew! It’s been a BUSY week! Not only with bathroom remodel stuff, but in our normal activities too. We had multiple “Friendsgivings” this week – one of which we hosted at our house. To me, there’s nothing better than having 16 people gathered around my table eating yummy food and building relationships!!
Ok, back to the reason you’re all really here – the bathroom! If you’re just joining us, I am a guest participant among 20 featured bloggers and over 100 guest bloggers in this crazy thing called the One Room Challenge. Hosted by Linda at Calling it Home, we all take on the task of giving a room a makeover in just 6 weeks! Due to the extreme weather issues causing shipment and labor delays this season, Linda chose to give all of us one extra week to complete our challenge, and so this is my last update before the big reveal next Thursday, November 16th! If you’d like to catch up on my project, peek back at the prior weeks’ posts below.
We’ve done a ton of stuff in the bathroom this week… In all reality, we were thinking the reveal would be this week so we were on a schedule to complete tonight – we aren’t quite there, because we’ve paced ourselves a bit differently since the extension was granted, but we’re definitely close! We are actually going to our family beach house this weekend for a vacation, so we’re shooting to finish up by tomorrow night so we can just go and enjoy. 🙂
The biggest task this week was definitely painting the floor. I love the look of cement tile, but the cost of replacing our existing tile with real cement tiles was just too much. So, I took on the task of painting ours to create a faux cement tile floor! This project sounded easy in theory, and was relatively simple, but was extremely time consuming. I chose to use chalk paint because of its quick dry time, but even at that the floor was being worked on from Saturday morning until Monday morning. I plan to write a blog post tutorial for this process in the next few weeks after the reveal, so stay tuned!
I used a tile painting stencil from Cutting Edge Stencils – it was great quality and worked really well. I’d definitely recommend them if you’re taking on the task of painting tile!
This photo was taken before I did my 7 hours of touch-up, but you get the idea. 😉
Other things we checked off our list this week include installing the vanity and mirror, installing base trim, painting the shower doors, staining and installing all the wood shelving, and we’re just about finished with installing the crown moulding. I don’t want to give you too many pictures and spoil the surprise for next week’s reveal, but here are a few sneak peeks!
Tonight’s task list includes finishing the crown moulding, installing shoe moulding, final spackle and caulking of all nail holes, installing the shower doors, and finishing up installing the wood shelves. Then tomorrow will be final touch up paint and installing the toilet! We can do it!! Pictures for the reveal will be Sunday afternoon after we get home from the beach… Can’t wait!!
The before and afters of this space are going to be epic. 😉
Be sure to head back and read about all the other bloggers’ projects too!
See you next week for the big REVEAL!