ORC Linking Event - I'm Doing My Hall Bath

Thursday, October 2, 2014

It's time to clear the cobwebs off of the ol' blog and start cranking out some serious decorating posts.  As you may have guessed, I've decided to join in on the internet's biggest decorating sensation - The One Room Challenge.

I'm participating in the Link-up event which airs for the next 5 consecutive Thursdays, so for goodness sake please come back to check in on my progress!  I need your feedback and encouragement! Mostly because of this ridiculousness:


Enter aforementioned hall bath in its current state.

As you can see it's crying out for help.  In a big way. Those walls.  They look like this because a few weeks ago I spent hours stripping off the top layer of wallpaper only to find ANOTHER layer of old wallpaper combined with unsized skim coated sheet rock in other areas.  Holy. Wallpaper. Hell.

This is what happened where the wallpaper was applied to a skim coat of bare sheet rock mud.



It totally damaged the sheet rock underneath.  I know what you're thinking.  "Thank goodness you have that pretty mirror".  True, but a lot of hard work needs to happen before we can revel in the goodness of the mirror.

And rather than do up an inspiration board, I'm going to drag you down this road with me one post at a time because some decisions have yet to be made.  

Before you go, let's have a look at some bathrooms that are inspiring my little makeover shall we??


Yes, there will be wallpaper in the damask category. And it's super gorgeous because that's what Brunschwig & Fils does.   I gave you a sneak peek here.


And no ORC makeover of mine would be complete without repurpose-ing a piece or two of vintage furniture.


This is so gorgeous it takes my breath away. And it makes me wish I had been born with the "understated" gene.  But let's not kid ourselves.  We're more likely to see something with more color, pattern and layers. 

and I'm okay with that.

So, same time next Thursday???

You can find links to all of the other participants on Linda's  (our hostess and mistress of ceremonies) blog here.  And in case you missed the ORC participants that posted yesterday, find those links here.  Hours of entertainment.  Literally.

PS.  I'll likely be posting little updates on my Instagram feed so let's buddy up.












18 comments:

Luci @Bungalow At Home said...

Love the inspirations pics! Even after all that, still more wallpaper huh?

SHERRY HART said...

I always love you makeovers! Can't wait to see this one and dang that wallpaper situation is such a bummer:(

Vanessa@Decor Happy said...

Wallpaper hell is right! But what you have chosen to replace it with is beautiful and I can't wait to see the end result. Bonne chance! PS I remember you saying that we had the same mirror when I posted it on Instagram - I love it.

Kerry Steele- Design du Monde said...

So excited to see what you do! I don't have the understated gene either so I am bound to love this.

pam {simple details} said...

An extra layer of wallpaper, isn't that just typical ORC, when you think you're on top of it! I for one, am glad you have the sassy, colorful gene!

Kim said...

I love where you are taking this ... will be cheering you on! xokim

mrs. V | Chez V said...

Every time I try to exercise that 'understated gene' I end up with gold leaf, animal print, and chintz. Drat. Let's ride this color bath train into ORC history, sister! So wish you were closer so we could commiserate in person. That wallpaper sitch is the pits. For real.

sharon smith said...

You know you're my favorite!!! I'm sooo looking forward to this one. My bathroom is in about the same shape as yours and I could use some inspiration. My eyes jumped when I saw your mirror. Deliciousness. Sigh. Dream. Want.
See ya next week!
Sharon

House of Pemberley said...

This will be so, so good. I love your inspiration AND your flair for color!

Sherri Cassara said...

Thursdays are going to be so much fun! I'm excited you are joining in - will come back to watch your progress :) (Oy vey on the wallpaper prep!)

kate@willowinteriors said...

LOL! I have the same internal struggle with color vs. serenity...and color always wins! Love the wallpaper and can't wait to see where you go with this.

Fran said...

Glad you are participating!! This bathroom is a doozy....can't wait to see you work your magic!!

Carol@6WilsonBlog.com said...

Ahh! Can't wait to see what you're going to do, and so sorry on that wall situation!! I loved your last ORC. I know this is going to be fab. Go get em , girl!!

Taylor Greenwalt said...

Glad your participating..love your mirror..

Melissa @aprudentlife said...

Ouch - your wallpaper situation gave me flashbacks to our last house. We THOUGHT we had ugly paint in our dining room, only to find out that it was paint on top of three layers of wall paper. The bottom layer was on the raw drywall. It was hell. Eventually the dining room turned out well and I'm sure your bathroom will be even better!

Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door said...

You've got your work cut out for you but if anyone can do it, you can! I'm behind you. :)

Erin Dove said...

Can't wait to follow your progress...and see the new wallpaper you chose up! I'm remodeling a bathroom for the ORC too. I'm also using wallpaper. Good luck :)

Tiffany said...

Understated or most likely not, this will be gorgeous. Love the damask! I'm rooting for you;)