Hello again! Last week, I posted about our bathroom makeover and a few things we hope to do to transform the space and make it more welcoming. I also mentioned that I was linking up as a guest participant in the One Room Challenge (ORC) hosted by Linda from Calling It Home. Since we were already in the process of making over the bathroom, I thought it would be fitting to join in with the ORC. Learn more about the challenge here.
Last week, so many of you from the challenge stopped by to say hello and to see state of the bathroom and left encouraging comments. Thank you! We are in week 2 of the challenge and I want to show you what progress we made from when you last saw the before photos. But before I share the progress, I also want to give you an idea of the general feel we are hoping to achieve. So I created a small design board with a couple items that I want to add to the bathroom. Some of these will not be the exact pieces but I am aiming for similar colors and styles.
Eeeek…… What is this supposed to be? My husband and the person who was helping us discovered this hidden image and immediately called me in to have a look. Oh, the hidden things you discover when you decide to renovate a home you’ve bought. Looks like very unprofessional work to me. I guess I could see how the wood and pipes are connected making this shape but at least they could have done something to make it look more complete. Maybe they figured it was behind the mirror anyway.
Once we got passed the surprise, we moved on to installing the lights. This is not by any means an expensive set of lights. But it is definitely an upgrade from whatever the previous owners had going on! We purchased it from Home Depot.
BTW: This one is actually for our smaller bathroom (half-bath) with three bulbs. We used the same model for this larger bathroom with four bulbs. I forgot to take a photo before it was installed.
My camera does not give me the best lighting but as you can see, the lights were installed before anything else. Because of course, we needed light in the bathroom plus, the person who was helping us needed lights to finish the job. So at this point, we had pretty lights but interesting looking walls…LOL! Really?!
What a difference already!! These lights really made the bathroom shine brightly. It was like a whole new bathroom. Even the little kids realized the huge difference. These cone shaped lights could either be turned facing upward or downward. We chose to leave it downward for now.
Well that is it for week two. We are talking next about our choice of vanity. Stay tuned!!
What do you think about the “mystery” of the wall and the new lights? Have you encountered any kind of hidden surprises while you renovated a space? If you are coming over from the challenge, how is it going with your project? I would love to hear about it in the comments!