One Room Challenge Week 5: Tile Is Installed!

It’s week five of the One Room Challenge! If you need to get caught up, you can find previous weeks here:


Major progress was made this week, because tile from The Tile Shop is officially installed! Last week, walls were torn down, the shower was rebuilt, and the space for the pocket door was prepped:

Then, the tile installation started!

(before grout)

That honed 2×8 inch marble is so beautiful in person! It’s called Bianco Puro, from the Tile Shop. You guys, get a load of the vertically stacked NICHES! …

(Before grout)

I’m absolutely thrilled with how this area of the shower turned out. The Saltus tile from the Tile Shop is a work of art! It came as a 20×40 inch piece, and the hardest part was deciding which trees to include! Each niche is roughly 14 inches wide. We ultimately decided to use the outermost parts and nix the center, but I’d be lying if I said I didn’t lay awake at night because I really loved that center tree too. Lol. First world problems.

I’m not about to ruin that gorgeousness with ugly shampoo bottles, so I ordered this refillable set from Ebay seller josantiag29 to elevate this little nook and keep it special.

And of course, a look at the shower floor!

This polished marble mosaic is called the Hampton Hermosa, and it reminds me a lot of the tile that was in my childhood bathroom:) It’s the perfect touch of black. Speaking of black, I’ll be swapping out the chrome drain for a matte black one. Didn’t have that ready during tile installation, but super easy to swap out.

For the rest of the bathroom floor, I wanted to bring in some major warmth, and found that in the Truewood Beige wood-like tile. I’m thrilled with how this looks. The wide planks are perfect and we had them installed in thirds:

(before grout)

Everything is currently being grouted as I type! And I’m having some fun online shopping for the best finishing touches. My favorite! For starters, remember this 19th century salvaged door I found from Ebay store ptiques? …

There’s so many good ones! I found more for you by searching “antique salvaged door.”

Well, I just received a text with an image of it stripped to its natural glory!

Can’t wait to get my hands on this! Should be delivered this week, and once I see it in person I’ll be able to decide whether to stain it or paint it. We shall see! In the meantime, here’s some special details I also found on Ebay

The most adorable marble trinket box from France! Found it from Ebay store frenchold. I found a ton of similar ones for you by searching “marble trinket box.”

This little brass soap dish from Ebay store Shalimar Showrooms! I found lots more for you by searching “vintage brass clawfoot tub soap holder.”

This amazing vintage lucite pedestal stand is from Ebay store Prairieland Warehouse Antiques. It’s incredible, and it’ll be tucked in the corner between the tub and the window. (See similar ones HERE). Thinking of putting this on top, from Arhaus, filled with branch clippings from the backyard…

I love that it’s rustic and worn and will be placed on a mid century modern clear pedestal. Contrast and juxtaposition is everything!

This next purchase may seem small, but details matter! Found this sleek toilet paper holder for the water closet from Ebay store yaelush_best_price.

And of course, I’m so excited to keep this bathroom neat and organized! I found these clear plastic drawer organizers from Ebay store Sharpshop. I’m not done with the fun hunt for special treasures to style the space, but these were great beginnings! Here’s what’s left to do:

  1. Fix dry wall and paint
  2. Install arch wall treatment to tub wall
  3. Install lighting (pendant over tub, four wall sconces around vanity mirrors, and flush mount in water closet
  4. Install pocket door
  5. Install shower door
  6. Install closet door
  7. Install baseboard and ceiling beams
  8. Install tub, vanities, toilet, and plumbing
  9. Wallpaper water closet
  10. Select art (and frame and hang)
  11. Install new outlet covers
  12. Hang mirrors
  13. Style and photograph!

Am I missing anything?? Yikes!!! That list is long! Hang in there, folks! This reveal will be worth the wait! Come back next week for more progress, and visit my fellow featured designers below to see what they’re up to!

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Thank you to the following sponsors…

  1. Build With Ferguson
  2. The Tile Shop
  3. Calico Corners
  4. Ebay
  5. Varaluz
  6. Hudson Valley Lighting
  7. Shades of Light
  8. Arhaus
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  10. Novo Building Products
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