Wednesday, February 6, 2013

One Room Challenge - Week 1 - Inspiration Board


Welcome to the One Room Challenge. If this is your first day tuning in, you might like to check out my preview posts from Monday and Tuesday. Twenty interior designers, interior design bloggers, and DIY bloggers have been invited to participate by our fearless leader Linda of My Crafty Home Life. We each have six weeks from today to transform a room of our choosing. All participants post their progress each Wednesday.

I will be redoing my powder room shown in the photo below. OK, so it's not really my powder room, but I got your attention, right?


Shown below are the real pictures of the room. It is actually a second powder room off the garage and laundry room. I have kept the door closed since we moved in and pretended it doesn't exist. I have included lots of photos to give you a good idea of how really bad it is. Two walls are panelling and two are drywall. There are plumbing access panels in one wall to an adjoining bathroom and in the ceiling to the kitchen plumbing. The toilet fits in a hole cut out of the wall because the toilet rough-in is only 8 inches. The toilet was removed to snake the sewer line and never reinstalled. The sink and window are both awful as is the unpainted particle board door. The bathroom looks like it belongs in a prison cell.

At the top is my inspiration board, inspired by a Ralph Lauren Chinoiserie toile that I love. My goals for this week are to get the plumber in to put in a new sink, faucet, and toilet and to get my painter in to paint it. Then I will have a clean slate to start playing with and the fun can begin.

At the bottom of this post you will find a list of all the participants and their links.















These are all the participants in the One Room Challenge. Click on them to see what the others are planning -


25 comments:

My Crafty Home Life said...

You had me really scared with that first image. OK, it's not the pretty powder room of your dreams...but it will be when you are done with it. Why is there a hole in the wall? That electrical plug looks dangerous and is obviously not to code. You have your hands full on this one. I can't wait to see the after.

Kerry Steele- Design du Monde said...

I laughed out loud at that.

Nancy said...

great opening picture! Best of luck with your project and getting a good start on your check list!
xo Nancy
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Lisa @ Shine Your Light said...

Oh this is going to be good! Look forward to following along on your bathroom makeover!

Kim said...

I cannot wait to see the transformation!! You are going to work miracles, I just know it!! xo

barbara@hodge:podge said...

I have to say you have the best "before" photos! It is going to look stunning after you are finished with it.

pam {simple details} said...

Oh Beth, I was feeling SO sorry for you when I saw that before! :) You'll be bringing guests in through the garage door when it's finished!

The Pink Pagoda said...

I'm impressed that you're taking this on! But, I have no doubt you'll turn it into something gorgeous! Love your inspiration board -- can't wait to see what you do here!

Junell said...

Wow, this lends itself to some great one liners.... I will refrain ~ Oh crap who am I kidding... Can't wait!

Rebecca { MyDarlingHouse} said...

I love to read your blog and can't wait to see the finished product! And where did you find that darling wastebasket in your inspiration board?

Kathleen said...

This is going to be DRAMATIC!! Can't wait to see how it progresses. Will you be removing the toilet yourself? Haha. xo, Kathleen

LindsB said...

Woah I can see why you have kept the door shut here. But that being said I think you might have the most dramatic before and afters and I cant WAIT to see what you do with this!

René said...

Something tells me you are going to make this powder room sing!

Nicole Scott said...

Agreed! This IS going to be a dramatic transformation! You're going to show that powder room who's boss!! In a beautiful ladylike way of course. All the best Beth!!

Matters of Style said...

Can't wait to see what you do! Love the wallpaper idea!

Mary Ann at classic•casual•home said...

I bet when you are finished you want to peek in the room all the time!!!

Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door said...

Woah! That first bathroom looks like the one from Trainspotting. :) Love your plan!!

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

Wow, you have your work cut out for you. In love with the inspiration board!

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Kathysue said...

Beth once you get your clean slate you will do wonders with this room. I love decorating powder rooms. I have always said, you can't make them look bigger so make them like the perfect little jewel box. Looking forward to seeing all of your beautiful touches.
Kathysue

Chateau À Gogo said...

Wow you had me going for a second. I can't wait to see the finished product. I know it will be beautiful. - Brandy

SHERRY HART said...

Whew...you scared me! But....to be honest you do have your work cut out for you.....I love that you are already thinking about the pretty design part....I like to start with that also:)

Sam [The Peak of Tres Chic] said...

I love powder rooms! With your style I know it's going to be fab. But that first image terrified me! LOL.

Lauren (The Cottage Mix) said...

Love your inspiration pictures. Looking forward to following your progress!

Naomi@DesignManifest said...

There are few things I love more than a Chinoiserie bathroom. Can't wait to see this one come together.

Carol said...

This is going to be one dramatic transformation. Can't wait to see how it comes out.