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Blue and White Bathroom Makeover – One Room Challenge Week

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Finally – visible progress has been made on the blue and white bathroom makeover. This is week 5 of the One Room Challenge.

Each week we have been challenged by so many setbacks with our blue and white bathroom makeover. You can catch up with our past posts here WEEK 1     WEEK 2     WEEK 3     WEEK 4 . It feels so good to be able to accomplish a lot of big projects this week. The guest bathroom is actually starting to look like our vision board.

Navy and White Bathroom Makeover - One Room Challenge Week 1

If you are not familiar with the One Room Challenge™ this is how it works. It was created by Linda of Calling it Home several years ago and it has mushroomed into the fabulous bi-annual challenge that it currently is.

Within the next few weeks we will completely makeover one room from top to bottom. Every Thursday we will give you a progress report and let you know how we are doing. You will not only get to see our progress updates, but of lots of other designers as well! On May 10th we will all have the big reveal of our magnificently completed spaces. The featured designers post on Wednesdays and design bloggers like us will post on Thursdays.

Also we are thrilled and fortunate that Media Partner House Beautiful  is a sponsor of this challenge.

I will be sharing tutorials with you very soon for all of these projects. Today I am just showcasing the new additions – like this mirror.

Mirror Mirror on the Wall

Previously, this mirror was brown and hung in my foyer.

I painted it white and it fits perfectly in the bathroom.

Bright White Countertop

Remember when I shared with you that my 64″ countertop was not a standard size? When I started searching for a new one, the price tags were outrageously high. I didn’t want to make a rash decision. Some of you had great suggestions with alternative ideas. As you can see, I “painted” my countertop. It turned out great and I will be sharing all of the details soon!

I’m just thrilled that it is now bright white!

Tiled Wall

You might also notice the new tiled wall! The Aspect Peel and Stick Tiles look fabulous. They were easy to add and they look great in glass Frost. That hole in the wall above the mirror is there because I took down the old light fixture and installed the new one.

New Light Fixture

It’s now about 12 inches higher on the wall.

It has three bright white globes that hang down, hence the reason to move the fixture higher.

Now if I just had a pretty brass faucet LOL.

As you can see below, I need to cut a few of the glass tiles to fit in special places.


Another accomplishment this week was the painting of this cabinet. Again, I will be doing a full post about this…but this is a kitchen cabinet that I purchased on clearance at Lowe’s. It has a shelf too so it will be perfect for towels or displays. Right now it just needs another coat of paint.

AND…these are bad cellphone pics, but I finally started painting the tile floors and shower yesterday! This is just after one coat of paint.


Whew…I’m sore and exhausted but it is worth it! This has been a big week! It feels so good to cross so many things off of the to-do list. Next week is the final reveal EEK! Can’t wait to see it all come to light 🙂


  1. take down wall mirror
  2. remove existing toilet paper holder
  3. take down existing towel bar
  4. remove existing towel ring
  5. tape off walls, baseboards and doorway for wall painting
  6. repair and patch drywall holes before painting
  7. paint walls
  8. tape off walls in preparation for ceiling paint
  9. paint ceiling 
  10. tape off flooring and walls in preparation of painting vanity
  11. remove vanity hardware
  12. remove vanity drawers and doors
  13. prime vanity
  14. paint vanity
  15. seal vanity
  16. add new vanity hardware
  17. change out vanity faucet
  18. prime and paint new wall cabinet
  19. hang new wall cabinet
  20. clean and degrease tile floors and shower tiles
  21. sand tile floors and shower wall tiles
  22. thoroughly clean tile floors and shower wall tiles
  23. prime floor tiles
  24. prime shower wall tiles
  25. paint floor tiles
  26. paint shower wall tiles
  27. faux paint floor tiles
  28. faux paint shower wall tiles
  29. seal floor tiles – 3 coats
  30. seal shower wall tiles – 3 to 4 coats
  31. add glass subway tile feature wall above vanity
  32. install wallpaper mural feature wall
  33. prime and paint mirror
  34. hang new mirror
  35. remove existing light fixture
  36. install new light fixture
  37. hang new shower curtain rod
  38. hang new shower curtain
  39. install new toilet paper holder
  40. add  two (2) new towel hooks
  41. install new towel ring
  42. find countertop solution
  43. paint vanity countertop white

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  1. Oh my goodness that vanity!!! I thought you went out and bought a new one…AMAZING!!! I am looking forward to the tutorial! See you next week for the reveal!!

  2. I am officially blown away by this transformation! Wow, wow, wow you painted tiles and a counter top…amazing. Your updates are so refreshing and beautiful. Really can’t wait to see the finished product.

  3. My gosh Vicki… you have been 1 busy bee! So impressed with all your hard work. I knew you’d make this space fabulous! I cannot wait for next week’s reveal!!! xo

  4. wow – you got so much accomplished this week I feel like such a slacker 🙂

    I’ve said it before, but that wallpaper is absolutely stunning. I can’t wait to see how this room all comes together next week – good luck with your to-do list!

  5. You’ve accomplished so much!! The wallpaper is gorgeous and the mirror makes a great addition! A little paint makes all the difference in the world!!

  6. It’s looking great so far! Painted tile makes me nervous… I’d love to hear how it holds up after some use!

  7. Wow your vanity top looks fantastic, I would not have guessed that you painted it. And painting the floors too, you’re on a roll. Yep, I agree with the tire and sore comment, this old body protests all the stuff my young mind wants it to accomplish 😂

  8. Beautiful updates!!! The painted countertop looks great and I’m so impressed with the Aspect tile. Very pretty!

  9. Wow! You’ve been busy painting ALL the things! I love paint so much! Your vanity turned out amazing! And that wallpaper is so gorgeous! Good luck. Can’t wait to see the finished room.

  10. I can’t wait to see the final reveal! I love the glimpses of that beautiful wallpaper!

  11. Oh my word, lady, you have been so busy! I love how all of this is coming together. It is beyond exciting. I cheering you on to the finish line. I know it’s all going be next level amazing. Hugs, CoCo

  12. Can’t wait to see it all next week! That vanity color is amazing!!!

  13. Esther Diaz says:

    I love the transformation, it looks great! Definitely, will try this. Never thought of painting the tiles plus love the wallpaper. Thank you for sharing this. Cheers!

  14. Gosh I just cannot get over that wallpaper in the countertop looks great as well . I’m also looking forward to how the floors and shower tile turn out !

  15. wow that is a great look I love the color option and how you combine those colors together all it needs a few Turkish bath towels and that’s it . Thanks for this quality post hope to see more like this

  16. The vanity and the painted countertop looks absolutely fantastic, really good work.
    Loved the post, keep posting such great work! 😀

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