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Thursday, November 12, 2015

ORC Week 6–The Reveal of the Old Palm Beach Bathroom

I can’t believe that the One Room Challenge reveal week is already here!

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This was the third time that I have participated in the challenge but it was not the charm.

Last fall I made over the family room.

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This past spring I worked on our entry, living and dining room areas.

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Both of the previous spaces were quite large but all of the work flowed rather smoothly. Yet somehow our daughter’s tiny 5’ x 7’ bathroom was just fraught with problems. As I type this post we are STILL waiting on the delivery of a brass shower curtain rod and I will continue the search for a different mirror. But even so this room is SO much better than it was a mere six weeks ago.

You may recall in week 1 when I shared the space. It had no natural light, jungle wallpaper and late 80’s fixtures.

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During week 2 we ripped up the 30 year old linoleum to install mosaic tile flooring.


The third week had us pulling down the skull crushing, light blocking cabinet and the gold and glass shower doors were also removed.


We thought we had solved the issue of the mirror that had too small of a frame in week 4.

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But week 5 was really the doozy. We tried not one, not two, but THREE different ideas on the heavily textured mustard colored walls.

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But finally the dreary, dark space became light and bright.

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After trying both wallpaper and stenciling we decided that the space simply needed white walls. We mixed two colors together that we had on hand. I decided to name the custom shade “Pearl Moon”.

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The new pineapple light fixture is truly a scene stealer.

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While the mosaic tile flooring is a treat for the feet.

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Our daughter is truly happy with her new crystal and gold faucet that added a bit of pizazz to the sink and freshly painted vanity.

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Accessories always make the room don’t you think?

Café Press created the Audubon flamingo shower curtain.

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The art work is vintage Mexican feather art found in a thrift store.

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Here is a close up.

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A quick search on Ebay turned up two more vintage bird specimens that were bought for a song.

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The coral colored towels were a steal at Tuesday Morning while the white Turkish towels came from Home Goods. The Papaya Guava soap and hand cream are from World Market.

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The vintage rattan shelf was discovered on Etsy. The loving cup was an Anthro find last year as was the pineapple container. The “poppy” nail and lip color is Lilly Pulitzer for Target.

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A big “Thank You” to Linda for organizing the One Room Challenge. Our daughter has been patiently waiting over a year to have her bathroom made over and this opportunity gave us just the push that we needed.

Best of all we came in well under our $500 budget.



Silvana Joanne said...

Looks awesome! I love the art work especially. Great job!

Lisa said...

It's so beautiful! Love the coral with black accents. So chic! I know your daughter is thrilled with the results.

Terri Steffes said...

Pretty! Great colors and I love the shower curtain rings!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh I love it, it looks so bright and cheery. Love that shower curtain. What a fantastic find.

Jane said...

Wonderful makeover! Love the giant flamingo and the bright colored towels, rug, etc. Beautifully done!

DREAMS ON 34th STREET ~ French bread & family said...

You made vintage look 50 years younger!

Stacey said...

Laura, this is so much fun! That shower curtain is adorable and the artwork goes so well with it. I think the white walls were a good call in a small space. Love that light fixture and I'm loving the brass.

I know your daughter is smiling ear to ear. :)

By the way, the pom pom throw you asked me about is from Target. Thanks for coming by bright and early this morning. Have a great day and rest a little.


Kelley Dibble said...

It's delicious in every way. No wonder the Fashionista loves it. Decór to truly adore. What a fine space is the result of your diligence and patience-- ALL of you!


Vicki said...

It looks terrific!

Sarah said...

Bravo! The redo is an amazing transformation. I know your daughter is delighted. This room is light, bright, and full of fun!

Linda said...

Looks very fun and festive, Laura! :)

Lorrie said...

Fabulous! That shower curtain is the star of the show and sets the tone for all those other pretty details.

Karena Albert said...

Laura I love the Palm Beach theme and the bright colors contrasting with white walls! Perfect!!

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Andrea at Opulent Cottage said...

Goodness Laura, what a transformation! Light, bright and so fun! I'm sure your sweet girl is just giddy with her new room, it's lovely! xo, Andrea

Rue said...

It turned out great, Laura! The best part is that your daughter loves it, which is all that matters in the end, isn't it? :)


Cozy Little House said...

Love that flamingo shower curtain! I've never participated in this. But I'm cheering you on!

Cintia Fumagalli said...

Hello :)

It is very nice, great job !
Just in love with this flamingo , really nice!

greetings from Brasil ;)

Maureen Wyatt said...

I thought the shower curtain was a tapestry until I read on. Love it! The whole room turned out great, so cheerful and fun.

Katie Mansfield said...

I love the shower curtain and the new faucet. The floor is fabulous. I'm sure your daughter just loves her new bathroom.

mollie's mom said...

That shower curtain is everything!!! LOve the progress you have made and I'm sure your daughter is thrilled... it's a fun space but also very grown up :)
We did a bathroom too. They are a challenge for sure and you have a beautiful room to show for sticking with it!!

Auntie Em said...

LOVE IT!!! :) I have to say, I wasn't sure where this one was going to go (NO pun intended) as I watched you reveal little snippets and the woes you were having. But its is a jewel! I love the sparkly brass and crystal with the pure whiteness of the textured walls (If you can't hide them, make them shine) and I think that is what ties this one together. It wouldn't look nearly as awesome with freshly smoothed out walls. The coral with the white and rattan are perfect and I LOVE the shower curtain.
I have never seen feather art but how mid century awesome can you get!
Thank you for sharing your journey to get this one completed. I love the process and certainly love the results! :)

Sue said...

I'm sure your daughter is thrilled. The bathroom turned out so fun! Great job as always.

A Designer At Home said...

Bathrooms are killer for ORC. You've made so much progress, you've practically kicked this challenge's butt!

Erin @ the-organized-life said...

Great job! I especially love the tile on the floor. Beautiful!

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

I love it. I really love the shower curtain choice in lieu of the wallpaper or stencil. It was the right call on the space! xoxo Su

Vel Criste said...

You did A FANTABULOUS job in your room Laura! I'm inlove with all the details you added! Great job as awlays!


I love that after everything you came back to white walls! It looks so good....the shower curtain is definitely a favorite! Congratulations on all of your hard work.

Linda {Calling it Home} said...

Laura, you always make it sound so easy. I love how fresh and fun this feels. Hope you daughter loves it.

Jaybird said...

WOW!!!! That is truly magnificent!! I know your daughter is happy with such a special space of her own!
You may not think the 3rd time is the charm, but it truly
is charm-ing!! :^)
Blessings to you,