Welcome to J(M)V Style! If you’re here for the first time, we’re so excited that you came by to check things out!
The One Room Challenge is put together by Linda of Calling it Home for design bloggers twice a year, challenging them to makeover a space in the span of just 6 short weeks, with weekly updates so everyone can follow along in real time.
For each challenge, there are 20 featured bloggers– a group of super talented designers that we’ll follow every Wednesday. We’ve joined in as guest participants, and you’ll get to see what we’re up to every Thursday! We’re working on our outdated master bathroom, turning it into the Modern Nautical space of our dreams. The first week was all about our plans, and week 2 we talked about all the down and dirty demo that this space required. Week 3 was a big turning point- we were finally rebuilding instead of destroying things, and it was a great change.
This week has been the most exciting one yet! Not only does it look like a room again, it’s starting to look like the mood board as well! The 6-week challenge is feeling very accomplish-able at the moment (here’s hoping I don’t regret saying that!) We’ve been sharing a lot of fun tidbits on our instagram, where you can follow along in somewhat real time with the renovation.
This week we tackled:
Shower // Finished installing the hardibacker and curb, mortared the joints, finished the second mud bed, rolled on the waterproofing (that is the terrifying red finish in the photo. It is SO.RED. Especially in comparison with the fresh grey walls and gorgeous new tile)
Walls // Painted every wall except the vanity wall (we’re waiting to paint there until we install the sconces, as that will involve a good deal of drywall repair)
Floors // Tiled and grouted! Threshold installed (still to be stained), stained new floor register
Vanity // Finished the countertop, painted the base and doors- all of it is GORGEOUS and we are SO.PUMPED.
Purchases // Bought the vanity hardware, towel hooks, sinks, faucets, and mirrors! (Only things left to purchase are the shower door and showerhead/faucet)
So while it feels like we’re definitely getting closer, we’ve still got a lot to tackle this week. In SUPER EXCITING NEWS, our sconces have shipped, so that vanity wall will be very close to complete next week! I may or may not have shrieked when I got the shipping confirmation email. I was in public- there were witnesses.
So up this week we’ve got:
Install new sconces (remove current light, split electrical components for dual lights)
Repair drywall, finish painting
Install vanity (including plumbing)
Build drawer boxes (underneath where the previous sinks were, we had those faux drawer fronts. Since the new sinks are countertop style, there’s room for drawers underneath, so we’ll build those in for additional storage!) I feel like that sentence was a bit confusing, but it will make more sense next week when we’ve got them built and can share pictures!
Reinstall Ben’s closet items
Welp.. After typing it out, that sure looks like a lot. But we will prevail! Then we’ll just have finishing touches and some simple DIYs for a our final week, and we’ll be there! We can’t wait to share a final space soon! (and to not have a toilet in our dining room anymore either..)
To end on a more beautiful note, here’s where things are headed: