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Guest Bathroom Makeover – One Room Challenge Week 1

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Welcome to Week 1 of our guest bathroom makeover!

Oh my word y’all. We have decided at the very last second to once again join the One Room Challenge™! This time around we will be doing a guest bathroom makeover at Jenn’s house.

The One Room Challenge™ is a fabulous six week endeavor in which a group of featured designers and guest participants make over a space in their home. Each week we’ll share our progress towards the big reveal on November 6! We’ve participated in the past to create Jenn’s Master Bedroom Closet and She Shed. Also, we completed Vicki’s Guest Bathroom Makeover.

Our home is a 1901 Victorian in the heart of Atlanta, GA. Fortunately, the house had already been renovated when we purchased it four years ago. After we moved in, there were a few quirky things that bothered us. One being the lack of a master bedroom closet, necessitating a makeover. The other issue we have is with the upstairs guest bathroom. 

First Glance

At first glance, it is very roomy and pretty. We think that this was actually a converted attic, hence the pitched ceilings.

Upon closer inspection, the vanity is way too orange looking.

The bathtub surround tiles are dated and there are too many shapes of tiles. The brown/green tiles really bother us the most.

Our biggest issue with this bathroom is…there is no shower!  This means that when guests come to visit us they have to shower in our master bathroom. Meanwhile, the upstairs bedroom, bathroom and alcove area are very large. 

This grout has got to change as well. Its caramel brown color and is not our taste.

Dream Board

This is what we are hoping to incorporate into the guest bathroom makeover.


So, here’s our To-Do List (so far):

  • Paint the walls
  • New tile for bathtub area
  • Re-grout floor tile with dark grout
  • New light fixture
  • Paint vanity
  • New vanity top
  • New vanity hardware for doors and drawers
  • Sink faucet
  • Tub faucet
  • Towel Hooks
  • TP Holder
  • Hand towel ring
  • Rug
  • Mirror

Tune in next week to see our progress! To follow along, subscribe to our blog so that you don’t miss a thing Hopefully, we’ll get something accomplished! LOL

Catch up on our weekly ORC posts here:

Week 1 / Week 2 / Week 3 / Week 4 / Week 5  / Week 6

PLEASE visit the official One Room Challenge , hosted by Linda of Calling it Home, to see all of the other room makeovers in process!

Thank you to the One Room Challenge Media partner, Better Homes and Gardens for your continued support of home decor design!

We would like to thank our own sponsor Benjamin Moore Paints for helping us complete our project.


  1. Brooke D. says:

    Can’t wait to see the reveal!!

  2. Wow…big project to do in real time. I’m on pins and needles to follow along….and so is my outdated master bath. Already love your plan! Just know….we are taking notes. LOL… Good luck, ladies!

  3. I am loving the colors in your mood board! I can’t wait to see this outdated space transformed!

  4. Super excited to follow along on this project ladies! I know it’s going to be totally fabulous. Cue the jazz hands! Hugs, CoCo

  5. Wow this is going to be great ladies, I love the inspiration board! I am so looking forward to following you both this season.

  6. This is going to be great!! Can’t wait to see what you do. (I decided to join at the last minute too 😉

  7. I love your dream board concept! And can’t wait to follow along on the transformation!

  8. HAHA! Love last-minute decisions like this!!!

    I’m looking forward to watching the transformation! Have fun!


  9. Mother of 3 says:

    I can’t wait to see the reveal. It’s already such a lovely room; I just love how you’ve used the shape of the alcove to frame the tub with those curtains.

  10. What a great project to take on. Can’t wait to see the results!

  11. nicole torres says:

    Beautiful decor. I love all the Brass and looking forward to the process and the reveal.

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