The theme of the past week has been "it always gets worse before it gets better". Over the past year or so, I noticed that when someone would use the upstairs bathroom (which is directly above the guest bathroom), there would be some water marks that would appear on the dry wall. These water marks worsened to bubbling dry wall around the towel bar. I don't have a ton of experience with leaks but I KNOW that bubbling/cracking dry wall is NOT a good sign. Before I decided to take on my guest bedroom & bathroom for the One Room Challenge, I knew I had to get this fixed. I had a plumber come and take a look at this, and he confirmed what I suspected - there's a leak in the PVC pipe that connects the upstairs and downstairs bathrooms. So he proceeded to cut a hole in the dry wall and fixed the leak. I'm glad the story ends with this, because I was hoping and praying that this room makeover didn't involve any demo/repairs!
Here's the recap:
Now that the PVC pipe has been fixed and the wall has been closed up and mudded, we can start focusing on more fun things ... like design! Over the past week, several paint samples have started to arrive from Kelly Moore Paint and I am getting excited! They have such a wide selection of colors and are so great about providing you with all of your options. They sent over a complete color kit which included 1,721 colors (wow!). Once you are ready to pick your colors, they send over large sheet samples for you to place in your space. I am a true believer that paint can make such a big difference in any space, but to truly select the best paint color and finish, you really need to take the time to look at your paint color at all times of the day and night.
For this room I opted to keep things in the gray and black family. I am really going for some contrast in the space, so I plan to paint the trim/crown molding a darker color and the walls a lighter gray.
Last week I shared a snippet of the accent wall that I am planning in the main guest room wall. The inspiration for this accent wall is a wallpaper from CB2. I loooved the rich black/gray wooden tones and the play on different sizes of boards. I haven't totally figured out how to create this accent wall, but hope to iron out all these details soon!
I'm so very excited to get started on this space this week! I'll be sharing more details as I make progress each week, so definitely follow along on my blog as well as my Instagram account, @thisissimplicite to catch all the action!
THE TO DO LIST
Fix bathroom leak
Install crown molding in bedroom and bathroom
Paint crown molding (and maybe the ceiling?)
Install wallpaper in bathroom
Install accent wall in guest bedroom and bathroom
Install fan in bedroom
Install lighting in bathroom
Install bathroom fixtures
Install curtain rod and drapery
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