One Room Challenge, Week 3: Halfway Point of our Bathroom Makeover

Hello friends!

I don’t know what it is about these ORC’s but I think time flies even faster when I’m doing one! I can’t believe it’s week 3 already! Just in case you’re new to my blog or you missed a couple posts, check out Week 1 and Week 2 here. We have 6 weeks to makeover a room in our house and although I chose one of the smallest rooms in our home, it’s still tricky to stay on track. And keep focused on the task at hand! If you know me, I like to start one million projects at the same time (but please, never tell my husband I just admitted that!)
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One Room Challenge: A Bathroom Makeover from

Last week I shared the quickest and easiest way to remove linoleum and although this tile isn’t glued down yet, I wanted to give you a little sneak peak! I had to lay a few tiles down just so you can see! I love the contrast of the dark flooring against the white cabinets and bathtub.

 An old saucepot has been turned into a decorative storage and easy DIY!  |

There’s so much pretty inspiration for bathrooms in blogland and I’ve been pinning away like crazy on Pinterest! Here’s a great idea for storing towels from my sweet friend Jamie at Anderson + Grant. You’ll have to pop over to her blog to see how she made this “basket”. We definitely want to stay on budget with this makeover and I love the idea or reusing or repurposing an old item and making it into something pretty and function like Jamie did!

If I look at our to-do list, it sure doesn’t seem like I have much to cross off! However, with a week of spring break last week, a little get-a-away and then getting back to the routine of things, it’s set me back a little but I’m still happy with where we’re at. This week isn’t so much about the pictures, as it was all about unscrewing a bunch of fixtures… and then all that’s left is blank slates so that wouldn’t make for pretty pictures. Our medicine chest is gone and sold, the towel bars are gone, the cabinet hardware is gone and the light fixture is down.

There was a couple things that slowed us down… Once my husband removed the toilet, we noticed some of the subfloor had rotted. My handy husband removed and replaced it and now we’re ready to install our new tile flooring! Another little crazy thing we discovered… our bathroom sinks have no under-the-counter shut offs!? That is not normal, right?? We might just have to call our favorite plumber to install them! How crazy is that!

My agenda for this weekend is shopping… and I’m not complaining! Paint, a mirror, some accessories, etc. Please wish me luck that the items I’m looking for jump right off the shelf and into my cart!

One Room Challenge: A Bathroom Makeover & A Plan at 

I hope to share a much, much more productive post next week! Here’s the look we’re aiming for… I’m excited to finally start painting and begin to brighten things up!

Thank you so much for bearing with us… as we get all the groundwork done for this bathroom makeover and begin the pretty “stuff” now! Have a fabulous rest of the week, friends! Thanks for stopping by!





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  1. Vicki and Jennifer says:

    Kendra…it is so exciting to follow along your progress each week! We feel that the smallest rooms are sometimes the most difficult challenges. We can’t wait to see what you show us next week…you’re doing a great job!
    Vicki and Jenn

    • Kendra says:

      Thanks SO much ladies for following along! There sure didn’t seem like much to show this weekend but we’ll be hard at it this weekend! Have a great rest of the week! xo

  2. Kristi says:

    Shopping!!! Sounds like a pretty fun week ahead! And I’ve gotta say, I’m glad I’m not the only one feeling like they didn’t get much done this week! Have a great day Kendra! xo

  3. Jamie | anderson + grant says:

    Doing a room in six weeks would never happen in my world…6 months maybe, but not 6 weeks!

    When my mom wanted to put a new sink in the bathroom she also found that there were no shut off valves, so you aren’t alone in the weirdness. To me, they are kind of important, but obviously some plumbers think the aren’t worth the time…..or maybe they know someday they’ll have the job to come back and put them in. Maybe there is a conspiracy here! πŸ™‚
    Thanks so much for sharing my “basket” in your post. I’m so excited to see your vision come together!

    • Kendra says:

      I am glad you understand, Jamie! It’s a busy time of year, no doubt! Had to chuckle about the plumbers having a job to come back to! πŸ˜‰ And glad to share your baskets… so pretty! Have a great weekend, friend!

  4. Lisa at Texas Decor says:

    I like where you’re headed with this makeover! The flooring is a great contrast. Looking good! So sorry you ran into a few snags, but hopefully your weekend shopping trip will provide lots of good things!

    • Kendra says:

      Thanks so much Kevin! I appreciate you following along! (Btw, I’ve tried to comment on your blog, but somehow my wordpress blog is not compatible with yours… it won’t let me! But I’m following along and love the tufted couch you posted!) Good luck this week!

  5. Jenni Ahokas says:

    Hi Kendra! You have such a nice space and a great plan! We are remodeling our powder room, so we are quite in the same situation! Our week also started taking the old stuff off, finding out there were no under the sink shut offs and finally getting to the fun part- shopping! I look forward for your next weeks post!

  6. Erin says:

    That tile looks so good with the white cabinets! I’m right there with you on the pinning every bathroom idea on Pinterest and I’m out shopping accessories with you this week. Good luck finding the perfect pieces.

  7. Cat @ Pocketful of Posies says:

    I am so excited for you! I love seeing all of the One Room Challenge Posts! It so exciting to see how a room can be completely transformed in such a small amount of time! Good luck shopping this week! I can’t wait to see what you bought!

    • Kendra says:

      Thanks so much Cat… so glad you have you following along πŸ™‚ I did find a few things and will share them Thursday! Hope you’ve had a great weekend!

    • Kendra says:

      Shopping’s definitely supposed to be the fun part, right? I did find some great stuff this past weekend… can’t wait to show some of it on Thursday! Thanks so much for following along Emily! Good luck this week! πŸ™‚

  8. Michelle Mortensen says:

    I just saw your link at “A Stroll Through Life”. I had to look back at your posts for Week #1 and Week #2. You have made some amazing progress. I am slowly in the process of making over my own bathroom. I even have the exact white ruffled shower curtain that you have on your inspiration board! Your progress is an inspiration to me. I want to try to go a bit faster and make this thing happen. Anyway, you are doing a great job and I look forward to seeing your final reveal.
    Michelle from

  9. Emily says:

    I like the idea of giving yourself a time frame for getting the room done. I’ve been wanting to make over our bathroom too and finding the right accessories has been the hardest part. I hope you are able to have some successful shopping this week!

    • Kendra says:

      I agree, Emily, the timeframe is perfect for staying on track and actually finishing one room! I did have some luck finding some things… Check out this week’s update πŸ™‚ Hope you have a great weekend!

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