Hello and welcome to Week 3 of the One Room Challenge! If you’re looking for weeks 1 and 2 posts, you won’t really find them since I’m jumping into the ORC half-way through. Heck, I don’t need 6 weeks – it’s a small room, haha.
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Week 1: would be considered my ‘design inspiration’ phase and you can see that here.
Week 2: I made a couple of purchases, like the wallpaper and created the wainscoting design layout on the computer – essentially a blueprint to follow.
In today’s post I am going to show you what I did this week as well as tell you about the lighting change I made.
After spotting the nursery reveal by Oksana of Foxie Oxie, I immediately fell in love with the wallpaper mural she had chosen. It was at this very moment that I decided I had to have this for my small powder bathroom.
This wall mural, called Clara Wall Mural, by Walls Need Love is a removable, adhesive wallpaper. Note: if you are renting or not sure you’ll like having wallpaper a few years from now, this is a great option for you too!
A little history…
The hubs and I designed and built our home about 1 ½ years ago. My design style is transitional – a mix of modern and traditional elements. You could also say my home is minimalistic and neutral in nature, but I love adding a few dramatic elements – like a gathering kitchen table (it’s much longer than the standard kitchen table length), two cobalt blue sofas, and now this wall mural as you step into the entryway and catch a glimpse through the cracked powder room door.
Here’s what the wallpaper looks like in our small powder bathroom…
I spent several days, actually more like two weeks, searching and deciding on the light fixture to go above the mirror. I decided on what I wanted right away, but the price had me hesitating.
If you don’t know this about me, I’m going to let you in on a little secret, I’m frugal. The hubs likes to say cheap, but I think there’s a big difference between cheap and frugal. Anyways, I didn’t want to pay $130 for one light fixture.
So after plenty of researching I finally found THE ONE! The one that looked like my original concept, but at a much better price of $50.
The one on the left was the clear glass flared sconce light I almost bought from Pottery Barn, and on the right is the one I bought.
Can you say SCORE?!
Next week I’ll have the wainscoting completed – the paneling that lines the lower part of the wall. And a few of the ‘detail’ items I ordered should arrive. See ya next week!