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Guest Bathroom Makeover – One Room Challenge Week 5

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The guest bathroom makeover is almost complete!

When we left off last week, we gave you our week 4 update. We were literally fist-pumping and high-fiving how well the guest bathroom makeover was going. Insert foot and forehead-smack! We knew better than to feel that confident and braggadocious, let alone voice it out loud.


No sooner had we pressed the “send” button to publish our post, there was a problem. A big problem. Our beautiful and brand new tub faucet and shower-head combo needed a different installation than the current one.


Even though we alerted the tile installer (BTW fabulous and professional work) of the new faucet, he didn’t realize that the new faucet needed 4 holes. He had already cut and laid the tile, creating 3 holes. And do you know how hard it is to cut holes in tile? 

After many panic-inducing phone calls, a solution was created. The tile installer consulted a plumber and they hashed it out. 

Let there be Light

As the week progressed we had another problem, the new light fixture. By “new” we mean that we shopped at our favorite Habitat for Humanity store and found the perfect light fixture. It needed just a bit of brassy gold paint before we hung it above the vanity. After the paint makeover it was beautiful. Upon removing the existing light fixture it became quickly evident that this new fixture wouldn’t work. The new fixture had a completely different configuration on the back. After visiting several hardware and large box stores to no avail, we gain needed another solution. Hopefully this week we get this figured out.

What Did Work

With all of this said, a lot was still accomplished this week. All of the tile work is complete. The existing vanity has been painted in a gorgeous dark teal. New hardware and vanity top have been attached. Accessories have been sourced and purchased. A lot of big ticket items were accomplished this week.

Now, we just need to get the light fixture situation handled.

You can read our to-do list below. Just a few more things to check off.

We can’t wait for the big reveal next week!

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

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):

  • Paint the walls
  • Demo/remove existing tub tile
  • Demo/remove existing flooring
  • Shop for new tile
  • Add new tile for bathtub area
  • Add new floor tile
  • New light fixture
  • Install new light fixture
  • Paint vanity
  • Re-install vanity
  • New vanity top
  • Install new vanity top
  • New vanity hardware for doors and drawers
  • Install new Sink faucet
  • Install new Tub faucet
  • Towel Hooks
  • TP Holder
  • Hand towel ring
  • Rug
  • Mirror
  • Artwork 
  • Accessories




  1. That is a DELICIOUS paint color on the vanity! Can’t wait to see the completed space!! Bambi

  2. Love the teal against that white tile. So fresh and classic. Hang in there! It’s almost a done deal… XOXO ~~Susie from Chelsea Project

    1. You guys!!! The teal turned out so PRETTY!!!! Looking forward to the reveal.

  3. I’m so glad you went with this color Jen! It’s amazing and really pops against your neutral walls. Can’t wait to see more! Hugs, CoCo

  4. Kyra Rodriguez says:

    WOW! Love the color you used for your bathroom! Can’t wait to see the finished makeover!

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