One Room Challenge Week 4: We Have A Sink!

First off, if you came here last week looking for my One Room Challenge update and didn’t find it – I’m sorry! To be quite honest, life got in the way. Also, I hadn’t made any significant improvements so I didn’t have a whole lot of excitement to share. However, today is a different day – and what a wonderful day it is! After weeks of having to wash our hands in the kitchen, we now officially have a sink in our powder bath!

(Catch up on week 1 here and week 2 here!)

As much as I want to show it to you now, i need to hold off for the reveal because it is my favorite part of the makeover (after the wallpaper of course). I can’t show you everything or it won’t be as fun, am I right? I feel extra proud of this sink because I personally went out to the granite yard, found this gorgeous stone remnant, and had it made exactly how I wanted it. For a seasoned designer I know that isn’t a huge task, but since it was my first time, it feels huge. Exploring granite yards for remnants, and spending way too much time in internet rabbit holes googling things like ‘apron front’ and ‘mitering’ was incredibly exciting and fun.

I found a really cute trunk that I will use for supplies like toilet paper and garbage bags, and I plan to have paper napkins and tissues, and also some type of faux floral on a tray on top of the trunk.

Now all that is left to do is hang the art and vanity mirror, and accessorize!

The hardest part of this whole project has been forcing myself not to do too much. At one point I considered adding trim and paneling the entire room, or adding tile to the bottom half of the wall for contrast. When I really thought about it, I was just trying to do more for the sake of doing more, not really keeping true to my design vision. The lesson I learned is – sometimes you need to add something, sometimes all you need is to edit.

Stay tuned for another update next week! I promise there will be pictures 😉 Feel free to peruse the ORC website for tons, I mean TONS, of design inspiration.

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My new favorite place in the house is definitely the sitting room off my bedroom. (See the before in my Reels) I worked with @thehavenly to turn this into my dream space. Now what used to be a pass through, is where I love to sit down after a shower and put on lotion or comb my hair, or even just curl up and read a book or listen to a guided meditation. Just a cozy and pretty space that feels intentional 💕 #havenlyambassador #interiordesign
I glow ‘cause I know what my worth is…who can name that song?? (every mom probably knows)
Thanks for all the love on my last post ❤️ I’m nursing a vulnerability hangover because I am actually a pretty private person (believe it or not) but every time I do get in my feelings and share it I end up connecting with so many of you and that makes it worth it. I know I am inspiring women to be unapologetic and to live their truth by doing so myself. That’s not a flex, enough of you dm me on the daily for me to say it with confidence. So with that- Lets go 2022! Hope this year keeps you feeling rested, hydrated, and living your best life! Also sorry and yes I’m definitely bothered by that rug flipped over in the back
Life is weird. For 2022 I’m thinking about how much I’ve personally grown. From this 21 year old girl getting married to someone I barely knew way too fast (my first marriage- also divorced within a year). That experience made me learn so much about standing up for what I wanted. Then for many years I thought I knew who I was, and soon I realized that wasn’t it either. I evolved. I struggled with my faith, particularly in 2020 when I felt attacked for my non mainstream views about Islam - interfaith marriage, LGBTQ, etc. Because of that, I lost a lot of supporters and tbh- sadly lost some friends. But I also figured out, with the sage advice from papa Shah, that there are as many opinions in the world as there are people - so me trying to change peoples opinions was pretty futile. Rather than bearing hostility to those who don’t think like me, I realized I should have empathy, and give people room to grow and learn. So I can say with sincerity that I’m finally good - with life and God and everything - and I’m proud of baby girl in this pic ❤️ Cheers to more growth and happiness next year!
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