Week 5 of the One Room Challenge™ is here and I think this bathroom has really been transformed into an updated, stylish little space.
We have one week to go until the final reveal and I’m so glad I joined the challenge. I love the concept of The One Room Challenge because – if you’re like me – staying focused on one room, from start to finish, is indeed a challenge. And redesigning a room in 6 weeks is not a lot of time. Especially since it’s baseball and lacrosse season in our house 😉
This past week I did a few design touches that are both pretty and useful. I added some decorative and protective contact paper to the inside of the sink vanity. Our kids use this sink a lot on their way out the door. They keep toothbrushes, hair brushes and some toiletries stored underneath for this purpose.
But as you can see, they were ruining the wood inside the vanity and it wasn’t very pretty or organized.
I added some better bins to store all their products and a I organized our frequently-used first aid kit. Everything has it’s place and it all functions better too.
I added some greenery in a beautiful macrame hanger that I bought from this shop on Etsy. I love that macrame is having a moment right now. And hanging plants are a great way to add visual height in any room.
I’ve been doing some research on indoor plants. Click here to see my post on my easy-to-care-for indoor plants plus receive a free guide that I created. Easy to care for is important to me because I don’t have a real green thumb. But I love using plants in as many places as I can. In addition to their color and texture, they really make a room come alive.
I love this succulent called Elephant Bush and its small, jade colored leaves. It grows quickly and becomes very full. It says it needs bright light and to let the soil dry completely before watering. I think (hope) I can keep this one growing.
In addition to the hanging plant, I added some air plants to an adorable container I found at HomeGoods. I used a piece of leather to tie it to my DIY ladder.
Changing the items hanging from this ladder will be an easy way to update this piece.
I hung my new faux wood blind that I got at Home Depot. It’s not custom made but the width was exactly what I needed and I cut the slats to fit the length so it ended up looking custom. I wanted something that blended in to the design of the room and didn’t fight with the design of the wallpaper. And I wanted to keep the natural light but also needed privacy.
This blind is the perfect solution and I think my little plant will thrive here.
My updated to-do list:
change the wallpaper – currently a pretty grasscloth, but it just doesn’t work anymore for this space. paint the trim paint laundry closet area rethink laundry area storage repaint vanity new curtain
- new rug
better storage for under the sink new wall art– might need more
- add a backsplash
incorporate plants better storage/accessories– might need more, plus a few more hooks in laundry area.
I hope you’re having fun following along. Click the following for each week’s progress: WEEK 1, WEEK 2, WEEK 3 , and WEEK 4. You can view all the talented ORC featured participants here. And be sure to check back next Wednesday for the final reveal. Enjoy!