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Tuesday, May 3, 2016

ORC Week 5- Gulp and a Pfister Faucet

Oh my friends I have just one week left to pull off the almost impossible~ finish the bad gas station bathroom in time for the One Room Challenge reveal.

Thankfully last week I passed my college semester finals with flying colors and can now dedicate all of my time to this space.

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This past week the wall was patched and painted where the old and overly large mirror was once glued under the wine rack. 

With such a small space all of the required tools seemed to spill out into the family room.

failure 009

Mr. Decor removed all of the drawers and doors on the vanity then sanded everything down. The vanity was originally the popular 80’s oak. Sometime in its 30+ years the vanity had received a half hearted attempt of a black paint job by previous owners.

ORC 004

Over the weekend Sweet Guy helped his dad to reinstall the faux drawers. I have such big heart eyes for these two gentleman in their safety eyeglass wearing splendor.

ORC 006

We began painting the vanity Ralph Lauren’s “Club Navy”. As it is a dark color we are already on coat number 3 and we possibly will need a 4th.

ORC 008

For those of you who were wondering why we didn’t just buy a new vanity the answer simply boils down to money. Although there are some lovely navy vanities our budget for this space was under $500. After purchasing a new toilet, tile flooring, a sink and paint our budget was exhausted.

Thankfully I found some pretty, yet inexpensive  hardware. I think the chrome is really going to pop against the club navy blue paint. 

Style Selections Chrome Round Cabinet Knob

Now this is where I remind you that despite an exhausted budget we still desperately needed a new bathroom faucet, hand towel and paper holder.

I am VERY thankful that Price Pfister graciously and generously partnered with Decor To Adore to supply these items for the transformation of the bad gas station bathroom in this round of the One Room Challenge. 

As this is Mr. Decor’s primary space I wanted a faucet that touched on the modern but would also be in keeping with the classical/traditional characteristics of Storybook Cottage.

The Arterra Faucet fit the bill beautifully. While the design is reminiscent of a classic style that was popular in the mid 1930’s and 1940’s it has been made modern with a high-arch spout. The Arterra is available in four finishes: Tuscan Bronze, Brushed Nickel, Polished Nickel and our personal choice~ Polished Chrome.


We had hoped that the sink and the faucet would be installed by now. Unfortunately the big box store that we ordered our sink from is really dragging their heels with the delivery. They have already gone well beyond the promised 2 week turn around time. It’s truly making me see red orange! GRRRR!

Here’s what’s left to do:

Install the new sink.

Install the new faucet

Hang a new mirror.

Hang a white Roman window shade.

Decorate and photograph the space for next week’s reveal.

I think I can.



Katie Mansfield said...

I love the faucet. It is gorgeous. I know you can do it and can't wait for the reveal.

Stacey said...

Oooh, this is going to be wonderful. Love the navy cabinet and that faucet is a jewel!

Eilis said...

Congrats on your exams.
The faucet is great and will be the icing on the cake (or at least the sink).

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

It is going to be fabulous. Can't wait to see it all done.

Nancy's Notes said...

I love to see work in progress and your project is coming right along! How exciting that you are getting closer to having it all done, then woo hoo!

Kiki Nakita said...


Your so, so close. Can't wait to see the final reveal.


Jeanie said...

You are WAY more motivated in the home dec line than I think I'll ever be but I have a feeling it is going to be FABULOUS! Can't wait for the reveal!

Jan said...

Oh, I agree the chrome will look wonderful against the Navy Blue!! Can't wait to see the reveal. Glad to hear you passed!!! Good job!

Botanic Bleu said...

Congratulations on passing your exams, not that there was ever any doubt. Yet, to have them finished does lift a weight from your shoulders.

Navy vanity, pale blue walls, white wainscoating...of, be still my heart. I love everything you have chosen and am looking forward to seeing the final result.


Celestina Marie said...

Hi Laura, oh I just love the navy cabinet. I know you will be done on time and it will be gorgeous. Congrats on passing. I am sure that is a sigh of relief. Have fun finishing the projects. You and you guys are amazing. Blessings. xo

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Ooh Laura, the navy color is so striking as are the chrome fixtures that will adorn the cabinet. You made me LOL with the "decor not to adore" comment! I'm enjoying the process and the pic of your sweet helpers is wonderful.

Amanda @ Old House to New Home said...

That faucet is to die for!! it is going to look stunning against the navy vanity! I can't wait to see the final reveal!!

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

I love the navy blue. I think I used those same knobs in my bathroom, and if they are, they look good even after a year. xo Su

Carol Damasco said...

Congrats on passing your finals!!! The fixture looks great, especially with the blue vanity. Now hurry up sink! Looking forward to the reveal next week. :) Carol @ CAD INTERIORS

Hey said...

I love your paint colors! This is going to be a beautiful space! Can't wait for your final reveal.

Nancy Isham said...

I love the navy and I think the chrome is going to look amazing on it. I did a bathroom last time and for such a small space it is so time consuming. This time, doing a bedroom/media room has been so much easier. I can't wait to see your reveal. It's going to be amazing.

Nancy-Slightly Coastal

Robin at A Home to Grow Old In said...

That faucet is beautiful, and I love the shade of navy you chose! Best of luck over the next week! I can't wait to see your reveal!

Sam | Away She Went said...

I love the navy cabinet! The chrome hardware and faucet are going to look so sharp with that color! Looking forward to next week's reveal!

Auntie Em said...

Your room is going to be like the little jewel it deserves to be.
Love seeing your men working together to get the job done! :)

therelishedroost said...

OH It is going to be great!!! I love the navy and the bead board hang in there you will be so proud of yourself when this is done!! Of course i was working all day and missed the Thursday Link up on your site, promise to join in next for sure!! xo K

Jennfer Fenton said...

Wow Laura...this bathroom is beautiful. Love the navy vanity. We appreciate your budget as we too are on a tight budget for our project! Cheers to a great week and your final reveal!
Vicki and Jenn
2 Bees in a Pod

Amy Dowling said...

I love the navy on the vanity! Beautiful. Can't wait to see the final reveal! :)

Amy Carrillo said...

Love the shades of blue. Good luck!

Nicole Q-Schmitz said...

Really like the colour for the vanity - why replace something if it still works fine! Hopefully you receive the faucet on time :)

Jennifer Lippi said...

I love the Navy! The faucet is amazing. That is so great they partnered with you. Good luck pulling it all together. Can't wait to see your reveal.

Maria Brittis said...

I love the vanity color Laura! its one of my favorite colors. I noticed this year Blue is Hot! Congrats on passing your exams, more power to you! Doing an OCR and studying. Maria

Aniko Levai said...

The faucet is just perfect. Excited to see your reveal this week!

The Crowned Goat said...

It was so much fun catching up on your ORC posts. I swear I don't know where the 5 weeks have gone. I'm super excited for the reveal on Thursday. It's going to look so good! Hugs, CoCo