One Room Challenge: Week 3, 4, 5

How is it even possible that three weeks have flown by since my last bathroom update? I’m here to tell you that we have made very little progress in our current remodeling situation. Here’s the deal…

Chris is using his very little free time to pull up our existing floors which consist of  laminate, tile and carpet and installing brand new hardwoods. That’s the good news. The bad news is that his free time is pretty nonexistent during the week and we as a couple can only make so many strides with two kids running around on the weekends. Plus, we need our down time too and thus our days to gain momentum on our projects are limited. (If you are wondering what new floors has to do with the bathroom it’s that we can’t lay the new floors in the bathroom till it’s painted and getting to that point has been a struggle, clearly.)


The current state of the bathroom looks pretty similar to weeks 1 and 2. We have patched and sanded and patched and sanded and patched AGAIN and sanded and right now it looks like it’s been caked in white flour from the aforementioned sanding. While we have been doing things, it’s not interesting things and it’s definitely not producing any blog worthy images to share.



I recently got back from a long weekend in LA visiting my sister and Indianapolis for a work trip. Chris was playing super dad all last week and wasn’t able to do much work on projects outside of taking care of the two kiddos. He has a lacrosse tournament this weekend which again leaves us with zero time to put towards renovating. This just sounds like a bunch of disappointing news, but I’ve made my peace with it.

I don’t generally operate well when our space is in chaos so we have officially declared the weekend of May 13th the weekend we will not make any plans. We will not fall victim to the appeal of warm weather, the need to rejuvenate or the demands of laundry, the weekend of May 13th is the weekend we WORK and get stuff done. It just happens to be Mother’s Day weekend (lucky me!) but frankly at this point there is nothing I want more than our house back together. The new vanity has arrived as well as the faucet which is just perfect. It’s always hard when you order things online but the color of the hardware is exactly what I wanted. The lighting I picked out is on back order, so I’m working with the company on when that can be shipped. Kinda a bummer, but the Minted art is on it’s way and and we are so close to painting I can almost smell the fumes.


So look for a post or two, in the next week or so (how’s that for commitment?) regarding things NOT related to our bathroom and while the one-room challenge is ending next week, my one-room challenge will continue till we can get it done, such is life!


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  • Reply Laura Young

    Love the hardware

    May 6, 2017 at 5:17 pm
    • Reply clairecilip

      Thanks Laura!!

      May 6, 2017 at 10:01 pm

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