One Room Challenge- Week 5- The Week of No Progress

Baahahahhaha.  Why did I delude myself into thinking that I could tackle a master bath reno in 6 weeks?

Welcome back to my struggle that is my linking into the One Room Challenge– a grandiose adventure in which one tries to makeover an entire space in 6 weeks.

Well, things were going well.  I made decisions…ordered materials…but alas, I am unfortunately not a plumber, nor an electrician.   So those things have to sit until someone can install them, and they don’t understand the plight that is the One Room Challenge, where everything just has to be done in 6 weeks!  They just laugh at me.

So what happened in the last week?

Well, the drywall did get painted.  So that is looking better.


In the process, drywall dust got all over the newly installed penny tile floor.  WHY NO COVERING ON THE FLOOR?!?  It makes me want to bash my eyes in.

floor dust

So much dust…. but no seams!!

My chandelier arrived!  I loved all your thoughts so much.  But alas, the choice was made for me.  Two of those lights were out of stock, so I ordered the third.

Here she blows!


That’s right, still in the box.  Because as we discussed, I don’t know how to hang light fixtures.

Something peeking out of the corner of that pic…that is the only good thing that happened this week.



So what I’m saying is…there is basically no way the bathroom will be done next week.  So sorry in advance.  I’ll try to have as much done as possible, but life happens, and this will probably be an 8 week makeover!

Things could be worse…Trump could be the GOP nom.

Oh shit.




10 thoughts on “One Room Challenge- Week 5- The Week of No Progress

  1. I feel your pain on the floor etc. My floors were not covered half the time things were being done…so frustrating. All is looking great though and I can’t wait to see your reveal. That penny tile is heaven!

  2. Oh man!! Well it’s a damn good start. Can you fake hang up the light strictly for my viewing pleasure? How do you fake hang it? I don’t have a clue. Damn dust! Still looks beautiful!

  3. Celine, I’m loving your progress! This is such an undertaking and I’m impressed with your made DIY skills! I’m in the same boat and not sure why we do this to ourselves? Can’t wait to see it next week; let’s do this! XOXO, Sarah

  4. Celine I hear you I am struggling a bit too. But I can’t wait for the reveal! I love the direction the space is going in. As a fellow ORC participant it’s been wonderful to gather some fantastic inspiration. I’d love for you to share your progress at Thoughts of Home on Thursday. Our readers would love to see it. The gathering is at

  5. Well, first of all, don’t forget we really have only five weeks, not six. And second, things could be a lot worse – it’s only decorating after all. Thirdly, you have a great start to what will be an amazing bathroom in the end and I can’t wait to see it in 8 or more weeks.

  6. Done or not, the progress looks so good! I love the penny tile! And I totally feel you on the frustrations of waiting on electricians! It’s been fun following along with your bathroom while working on mine. I look forward to coming back to see it finished in week 8, or whenever it may be! Don’t stress!

  7. That tile is everything! Looking GREAT! And, girl, you can totally hang that light fixture yourself. I recently hung three ceiling fans myself…I was quite proud because it was a serious balancing act. But I didn’t injure myself (much) and none of them have fallen off the ceiling yet, so I’m calling the installs successful! 🙂

  8. I totally feel you on the floor situation. When my husband and I redid our guest bathroom we spent hours upon hours laying and grouting a 1″ hex tile with a dark grout similar to yours. We actually laid down a floor covering to protect the floors and our drywaller actually REMOVED it and got globs of drywall mud and dust all over the floors and in the grout lines. I learned my lesson when we redid our master bath and laid down cardboard and then taped paper all over it to make it very difficult for anyone to remove anything!

    What you’ve done looks amazing so far, I can’t wait to see it complete!

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