I don’t usually post much on Thursdays except in the evening going into Friday whenever I do. But Linda from Calling It Home is hosting her yearly One Room Challenge (ORC) where a group of awesome bloggers take on the challenge to transform a space in their homes and show their progress over a period of six weeks. Guess participants (like you and me or whoever) can also link up our rooms via a link-up each Thursday until the end of the challenge. It is a way to stay motivated and get a project done, especially one that you may have been meaning to tackle for a while. If you are not familiar with this challenge, you can read more about it here.
I always love browsing through the transformations of various spaces from the challenge. Since we are in the process of doing a few makeovers around here, I thought it would be fun to show you the progress through one of them. Today I am stepping out of my comfort zone and showing you one of our bathrooms. It is our main bath that we all share since our other bathroom is only a half-bath. The kids still call it theirs because in our previous home they had their own. They’ve been wanting me to put back up their decorations from their previous bathroom but I did not think pretty purple shower curtains could make a not so pretty bathroom pretty. We may have gained other rooms in this home but we lost the privilege of having two full baths.
This bathroom is not the prettiest and I am a little embarrassed to even show the space. When we bought this home, the space was already like this but we figured we’d eventually make it over. It is the number one space in our home that has bugged us especially when guests came over. See for yourself.
I promise you, that while it may not look pretty, it is usually clean. I have a daily bathroom cleaning routine because I cannot stand a dirty bathroom. I always cringe when we go to a buffet type restaurant and one of the kids have to go the bathroom. My mind always think that I may not be able to eat if I see something gross. But it’s like you have to take the kids right then or else they may have an accident – one downfall of potty-trained little kids:) So our bathrooms are generally clean despite their overall makeup.
This was my meager attempt to remove the wall paper. As you can see, I did not get very far. Once I peeled off the top layer and realized there was also a bottom layer, my desire to remove the rest of it quickly waned! Plus, while my husband would like to see the space transformed, I think he has just had it with removing wall paper!
At one point, there used to be some kind of a shelving on the wall over the toilet area. I removed it at the beginning of the year but the screws run deeper than they appear. And so, they are still on the wall.
The cabinets have a vintage look to them which I don’t think is bad at all. But the inside is not the best looking.
A look at the inside of the cabinet.
And then finally, a look at the closet. Not at all organized.
What are our plans? This is not going to be a reap out the old design and construct a new one kind of makeover. But here are the changes as planned:
- Remove Wall Paper
- Remove Vanity and Mirror – Replace with two new medicine cabinets with mirrors included
- Change out Lighting – Replace with brighter fancier lighting
- Change faucets?
- Paint the Bathroom
- Paint inside Cabinet
- Add new accessories
- Organize Closet
I hope you are not judging our space. Some of us tend to have those kind of spaces staring us in the face daily, don’t we? But it is getting a makeover and I am excited to see how how it turns out.
Don’t forget to pop on over at Linda’s blog to check out more not so pretty spaces that will be linked up for this first week. If you are presently working on something, you can always join in on the fun, too. It is opened for all!!!
Do you have one of those not so pretty spaces in your home? I’d love to know about it in the comments.