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Guest Bathroom Makeover – One Room Challenge Week 4

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Welcome to Week 4 of our Guest Bathroom Makeover for the One Room Challenge.

We can’t thank y’all enough for cheering us on from the sidelines! This has been a big week for the Guest Bathroom Makeover – One Room Challenge Week 4. So much progress has been made. Let’s get started, shall we?


As always, we extend a special thanks to our gracious hosts, Linda at Calling It Home , One Room Challenge and sponsor Better Homes and Gardens

Some big decisions were made last weekend for this guest bathroom makeover. We decided to replace the bathroom floor tile. In the end we felt that the 4×4 inch square tiles were too dated and they were starting to look more beige than white. You know how it goes. You think that you can live with certain existing home decor items. Maybe it’s a sofa, end tables, curtains – whatever. But then you start to obsess about these things until they become an albatross around your neck. LOL Anyone else like this? Anyway, the tiles were looking more dark by the minute.

New Tile

Before we demoed the floor tile, we made another trip to Floor and Decor to be sure that we could find affordable tile that we loved. It also had to fit in with our 1901 Victorian home. Cue the angels!

This is the same tile that mom used for her Kitchen Backsplash.  Honeycomb tile is classic in design and style. Many Victorian homes were built with this tile in the bathrooms. 

Paint Color Choice

Another big decision was the paint color for the vanity and accent wall. Initially, we were set on a dark gray color. Then we decided that in the sea-of-white tiles, we really wanted more color. We even took a poll on Instagram in our Insta Stories. You can follow us on Instagram HERE. And the winner is:

Secretly we were thrilled, because we love the Dark Teal paint by Benjamin Moore.

We’ve started to paint the vanity and it looks amazing! So so happy with the color choice. And we got some fun new hardware for the vanity as well, which is going to go great in the bathroom. 

Where we are today


As more and more gets done for the guest bathroom makeover, we can really start to see our vision come together. The entire bathroom was pretty much gutted this week, with the exception of the tub. Tile has started to go in and we are so excited and anxious to see it all done. 

We still have a lot more to do, like install the rest of the tile, grout, install the vanity, light fixture, faucets, etc., but we are almost at the finish line. Mom and I will also be doing a little shopping on Saturday for accessories…our favorite part! Be sure to check back next week for our last update before the big reveal. Eek! 

You can view our previous ORC room makeovers here:

Master Bedroom Closet, She Shed Makeover, Blue and White Bathroom Makeover

Catch up on our weekly ORC posts here:

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

So, here’s our To-Do List (so far) Guest Bathroom Makeover – One Room Challenge Week 4:

  • Paint the walls
  • Demo/remove existing tile from bathtub
  • Demo/remove existing floor tile
  • Remove vanity for floor tile installation
  • Remove toilet for floor tile installation
  • Shop for new tile
  • Add new tile for bathtub area
  • Add new floor tile
  • New light fixture
  • Paint vanity
  • New vanity top
  • Add/install vanity back into the bathroom
  • Add/install toilet back into the bathroom
  • New vanity hardware for doors and drawers
  • Paint accent wall
  • Sink faucet
  • Tub faucet
  • Towel Hooks
  • TP Holder
  • Hand towel ring
  • Rug
  • Mirror
  • Artwork





  1. Mother of 3 says:

    Oh I love that Teal color!

  2. Some of my favorite tile is the honeycomb and penny tiles that are such a great classic look and will be in still forever. Great choice!

  3. Rebecca Plumb says:

    Love the dark teal. It’s going to be amazing!!

  4. That teal is gorgeous! And the floor tile is going to make it pop!

  5. I have been toying with Dark Teal for my room. I’m happy to see that someone else loves it too. Can wait to see it on your walls.

  6. You guys are on it! I love the dark teal color you chose for the vanity. It’s gorgeous and is going to be so pretty with the tile and the other finishes you’ve picked out too. I can’t believe how much you’ve gotten accomplished this week. It’s been so much fun to follow along. Hugs, CoCo

  7. I love the tile that you’ve chosen and the teal color will be beautiful. Good luck next week!


  8. Your tile and teal is on a red hot trend right now.. Yall are up to the decor minute. Can’t wait to see that tub all put back together. It’s looking soooo good!

  9. alex smoulders says:

    Really like the design and materials you have used, especially the honey comb tiles, so artistic.

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