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One Room Challenge week 5, here we go! I’m at that point of a project when you’re right on the cusp of getting lots of almost-done things finally done, but you can’t really see the progress yet… but you know it’s coming soon… you hope it’s coming soon. Anyway, here’s where we’re at!
The alcove tub is in! It took three men to install this thing so I’m really glad I didn’t attempt it on my own! Also, if you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen I upgraded the window trim and installed the Cloe tile around the tub this week.
I had to change the faucet because the cute vintage Kingston Brass one was unusual and too hard to install without adding studs. I ordered this Delta set instead.
It doesn’t have the same vintage vibe and the first one, but the minimalism works too, and the color matches perfectly.
Trim & Panelling
We’ve applied the nickel gap paneling around about half of the room so far. I should have realized it sooner, but when you install paneling you’ll need crown moulding to cover where the panels meet the ceiling, so it look seamless. We’ve haven’t started installing the crown, but it’s on site.
On a whim I decided the window trim needed to be replaced. I used a little shortcut to get a more elevated look without replacing the entire trim. You can read all about that and see the tutorial here. It still needs caulk and paint!
The Remaining To-Do List
Replace sink faucets with brass heritage style faucets Install brass cabinet hardware Replace backsplash with white tile Replace giant frameless vanity mirror with two mirrors Sconce for vanity
- New flush mount light
- Nickelgap panel for all the walls –> Halfway done
New window trim
- Crown molding
- Install herringbone tile floor
Replace the ugly corner bathtub
- Get rid of large format shower tile + install some type of subway tile
- New shower door
- New bath plumbing fixtures
- New shower plumbing fixtures
- Install Cafe curtains
I’m going to have to move really fast if I’m going to get it all done in just 3 more weeks! Be sure to check out the other ORC participant projects here. There are some really amazing ones!