The Ceiling is In! | One Room Challenge (Week 6)

The finish line is in sight.  I can see all those other proud participants celebrating right beyond the finish line, but we are still in the final stretch of our bathroom remodel.

One Room Challenge, spring 2015

Technically, Calling It Home’s One Room Challenge is finished, and most of the talented participants have finished their rooms. You definitely need to head on over to check out the Week 6 room reveals.  They are phenomenal!

We didn’t quite finish our little cottage bathroom in the 6-week time frame.  I can’t even blame it on the fact that our room was a complete gut-job remodel, because a couple of other awesome bloggers finished their bathrooms!  I will attribute our slow pace to the fact that the bathroom we are remodeling is about 80 miles away from our cottage. Throw in a full-time job and half of our weekends filled with other events, and that gave us only 3 weekends of work time.  Now, factor in two toddlers, some sleep, and last minute trips to the hardware store to buy all the stuff I forgot to buy, and you can probably see why we aren’t quite finished.

We have made major progress, though!  Here are some updates on the space.

Remember what it used to look like?

bathroom remodel before

Here is where we are at now.

bathroom remodel progress 2

I figured there was no sense in staging this picture, since it’s not even done, so you even get to see the little potty seat (which makes me realize I should probably hang a little hook next to the toilet for it.  Add that to the to-do list…)

Ready for my favorite part thus far?

beadboard ceiling 2

The antique bead board ceiling is in, and I personally love it.  Everyone else in my family was very skeptical with my idea, but I think they like it now that it’s up.  (At least they say they do…)  I’ll be posting a tutorial on how I created it soon!

beadboard ceiling

The last major piece we are waiting on is the vanity.  We are updating an old washstand with a slab of marble I bought at the ReStore.  The stone is still at the counter top shop, though, so we are in a holding pattern until that is finished.

We won’t be going back up to the cottage until Memorial Day weekend, but expect a final reveal after that!  We’ll be painting, installing the vanity, and adding all the final touches, like my upcycled faucet handle towel rack.

antique spigot handle rack

I’d love for you to check back in a couple of weeks to see our finished bathroom!  Until then, happy Spring!

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15 thoughts on “The Ceiling is In! | One Room Challenge (Week 6)

  1. I’m actually really impressed with how far you guys got on this… most of us didn’t have to drive 80 miles to get to the room we were working on. Love the ceiling and adore the faucet hooks. You have done a great job so far!

    1. Thanks, Erin! I’m grateful that at least it is almost a completely functional bathroom at this point (there’s always a kitchen sink to wash our hands…). Thanks for your encouraging words!!

    1. I can’t wait, either!! I had to change up my plan for the ceiling a bit, but I still am loving how it turned out. I can’t wait to get back in there next weekend – to hopefully finish!

  2. What was your painting technique on the beadboard to achieve the whitewashed look? What type of paint did you use? How did you apply? How has it held up with the humidity?

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