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. Without the help of various professionals, including the plumber who installed the sink, none of this would have been possible. Well, thanks to companies like City Plumbing and Rooter in Santa Monica, I never really had to worry about how my sink was going to look.

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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