Wednesday, February 6, 2013

one room challenge...week 1



It's underway...I'm thrilled to be joining all of the talented bloggers above!
My 1938 bathroom will be getting an update. 
We remodeled ten years ago, updating the original pink and burgundy tile, and fixtures. I
 chose travertine, neutral fixtures, and re-purposed a French style cabinet as the vanity, ten
 years ago that idea was cutting edge. :)  Heavily textured walls, an oversized ornate mirror, traditional sconces, bright gold, my own little Tuscan style, Italian Villa like bathroom....
and I'm over it!

Today my favorite style is a mix of traditional with a modern vibe,
a neutral palette that can easily adapt to my ever changing tastes,
and I love including something unexpected. 

Here's the before, check out the hunt scene on that vanity.


Lovely curtains I made...ha! 
Nice styling with my Clarisonic and dead fall leaves, too.


I searched long and hard for that matching art. 
See the heavy texture on the walls, just paid $$$ to have it covered up!


Actually, the plan has already changed since yesterday.

I love David Hicks La Fiorentina pattern, but it's pricey, so I decided to diy my own stencil
(since it worked out well for me here)  very loooong story short...

       


 So...I've decided stripes are my new favorite, along with the planned Bansuri ikat
 valance and roman shade !


The vanity will get a fresh coat of paint.

vanity with Benjamin moore Moonshine paint

The unexpected...swing arm sconces.

Gorgeous Bathrooms

 A rug like this would make me extra happy ~ not happening at $7800 from ABC Home,
but a something similar would work. :)


Gotta run, I've got stripes to paint today! 

Thank you to Linda @ My Crafty Home Life for rounding up this fun group of
bloggers. Be sure to check out all their fabulous posts today and every Wednesday for
the next six weeks, it's inspiration overload and you won't want to miss it!



50 comments:

cindy said...

This is so exciting! I love your ideas. Can never go wrong with stripes!

Holly said...

Fun Pam! I must say that your curtains are really pretty - and you made those? You are so good! I'm excited to see the new look that you give to your bathroom.

Mary Ann at classic•casual•home said...

Oh...such great ideas!!! This will be fun and inspirational to watch.

LOVE stripes.

Sadie + Stella said...

Oooohhh cannot wait to see what you come up with. I wish the David Hicks stencil would have worked!! One of my faves too!

Crissy @ House of Marlowe said...

It is certainly going to be quite a transformation..... I am 100% confident that it is going to turn out amazing!

My Crafty Home Life said...

I love watching you work! I can really relate to all of this. What is so hot and in, feels a bit sad a decade later. My husband doesn't get it at all. I can't believe how impressive that stencil try was. Your stripes will look great because you have a fantastic eye. This makes me wonder how the owners of our old house are doing with the textured wall I left for them.

Julia | Pawleys Island Posh said...

You are so awesome for trying something new. What a bummer it didn't work out. But I know the end is going to be awesome!

Luci @Bungalow At Home said...

10 years is a long run and you made good choices back then so a little tweaking will update it in no time flat without ripping out and starting new. Can't wait!!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

ooooh fun! i can't wait to see the progress!

Things and Thoughts said...

What a transformation! I'm curious to watch the follow...Nice blog, thanks for sharing

Kim said...

The stripes are going to be fun and fresh and make the space look even bigger. Case in point where sometimes a "fail" brings about something better!! Have fun painting ... I'll be doing the same this week!! xo

Ange said...

Love the stripes, how fun are those! I have that same fabric as a valance in my kitchen right now and love it. This is going to be so fun to follow along and watch the transformation, you have a great eye Pam, even if the villa bath is uncool, I would have thought it was amazing back in it's prime.

Cathy Wall said...

This is gonna be good Pam!!! Amazing how our tastes evolve over hte years isn't it!

Lisa @ Shine Your Light said...

I LOVE that Ikat - and how it mixes the cooler grey with your warm tones. This is going to be fabulous!

Beth Connolly said...

Great ideas - this will be fun to follow.

Stacy Curran said...

Isn't it funny how our tastes change? I have had a bathroom or two like that, too! i can't wait to see the redo. You're amazing taking on stenciling. My forays in to that have been DISASTROUS! :)
Stacy

barbara@hodge:podge said...

Oh my, that is going to look stunning. And I love your stencil idea. I have to say I adore that fabric! Looking forward to watching this room unfold.

Julia Konya said...

I can't wait to see all the changes. I love the stencil by the way. It reminds me of my living room rug.

Calypso In The Country said...

I love your ideas - and I love stripes. Can't wait to see how it turns out!
-Shelley

Dana Frieling said...

Wish I lived closer to drop by a sweet treat in the middle of your stripe madness. I'm pretty positive you're going to knock this one out of the park!

Kelly @ A Swell Place to Dwell said...

I just about cried for you when i saw the pic of that stencil. yikes. too bad. I bet stripes will look great though!

Lori said...

I can't wait to see your finished product. I love stripes too! Such a pretty Ikat.

Anonymous said...

So are you just painting over the hunt scene to reuse the existing vanity, or are you getting a new one? From the photos I couldn't tell. Whatever you do, I am sure it will be lovely:)

Fletcher @ High Cotton Style said...

Can't wait to see it!

Jo said...

Have a good time changing your room. Everything you choose will be great. Jo @ Let's Face the Music

thompson said...

ahh, i pinned that same bathroom photo with the swing arm sconce a few weeks ago. love everything about that bathroom. can't wait to see your changes!

Nicole Scott said...

I love your new direction...and the old! Looking forward to seeing how you do it all..I'm sure it will be amazing!

René said...

Loving where you are heading so far! By the way, love my Clarisonic!

Karen S said...

I'm a big fan of the ORC...really looking forward to the next 6 weeks!

Matters of Style said...

Wow, can't wait to see what you do! Looks great so far!!

Patty Day @Pattys Epiphanies said...

This is going to be good!!!!

Nancy said...

Oh boy, Ive been there with stencil issues! But good try! Plan B is looking awesome and love the ikat fabric! You'll be done in 6 short weeks! Best of luck.
xo Nancy
powellbrower.com

Leslie said...

This is so fun Pam and I can't wait to see what you do:)

livingsimplyfree said...

What a great idea, a six week transformation. I have been wanting to make a few tweaks to my rental's bathroom may just follow along and attack it now. I have to agree with the others you have great bones to work with and can easily see a more modern look using your current fixtures.

Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door said...

I'm loving your plan! Too bad about the stencil but I think the stripes are going to look great!

LindsB said...

Totally sucks about your stencil pattern! But I think I might like the stripes better anyway. Either way this bathroom is sure to be great when your finished with it!

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

Pam I love stripes (so much that I have a pinterest board devoted to them.) Love where you're taking this!

www.chattafabulos.blogspot.com

Kathysue said...

Pam, you must be so excited to do this project. It is going to look like a whole new room. Love the direction you are going. This will be fun to follow along with,
Kathysue

The Pink Pagoda said...

You're really going to have a big transformation! I love where you're going with it. Stripes will be fantastic as will the entire room. Can't wait to see more!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Looks like you have a great plan...I cannot wait to see all of your updates!!..Love the fabric!!

SHERRY HART said...

Ha Ha...that cracked me up! Hey...it has good bones so I know with a little effort it is going to be fabulous!

Sheila @sZinteriors said...

I love following the One Room Challenge, and will definitely be keeping up with your makeover! Good luck, Pam :-)

Kathleen (Pacific Family Homes) said...

This looks like SO much fun! Can't wait to watch the progress!

Lauren (The Cottage Mix) said...

Love the David Hicks pattern, too! Good luck with the makeover. Looking forward to seeing the finished product! Best, Lauren

Naomi@DesignManifest said...

ooo its going to be la la lovely!!! I heart la Fiorentina.

Shauna@Satori Design for Living said...

Your plans look fantastic. I really should be part of this challenge to motivate me to tackle a room from start to finish too. Can't wait to see your bathroom evolve!

Elisa of Fancy Free Me said...

Hi I'm Elisa- New follower :) That abc rug is to die for!! I'm excited to follow along!

Shannon Fox said...

Total lol on the "stripes are my new favorite". hehe... I get frustrated, I so understand that!! Sure it'll be drop-dead when you're done.

Shannon

Gypsy Heart said...

I love stripes too! Cannot wait until it's all finished and we can see the magic that you've worked.

Thanks for abandoning the "Tuscan" look ~ I'm so over it too! Looks heavy to me now. :)

Pat

Mary Jo said...

Love your swing arm sconce idea! I have the same exact travertine in my bathroom and am just going into remodel mode...Can't wait to see what you do!

Mary Jo
http://MagicalMined.blogspot.com

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