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Final Reveal: One Room Challenge Mudroom/Bathroom



It is officially REVEAL week for the One Room Challenge! I just want to say thank you to Linda Weinstein and the One Room Challenge team for creating this amazing challenge, and Apartment Therapy media sponsor. As of today, I have completed 4 challenges! I said it last challenge and I'll say it again; these challenges are transforming not only rooms, but my entire home.


To see my past challenges click here:

Spring 2021 ORC/ Spring 2020 ORC / Fall 2020 ORC

Without waiting any longer lets get to the Reveal! It has been a whirlwind of an 8 weeks. When we started we had an 8'1"x13'.5" space currently being used as a laundry room. It was an eyesore to put it mildly. Here are the before photos:


And the after…






When you walked into our front door you could see directly into this space if the door to the laundry room was left open (which it always was). Guests could see our piles of laundry, spare fridge, ugly floor and messes everywhere. We decided it would be a much more functioning space if we converted it into 2 spaces. A mudroom (backpack/shoe drop zone for our 4 kids) and guest bath.


Throughout the first weeks we deconstructed the room. We tore out all the tile and moved the doorway to the garage to a different wall. We put up a new wall separating the space into 2 rooms; bathroom mudroom. We also did plumbing and electrical for the new bathroom. (Where I say "we" I mean my husband).



We ran into a few hiccups along the way but once we solved some plumbing issues it was smooth sailing. We installed all new drywall, new floor tile, wallpaper and created a custom built in.





The built in (aka backpack drop zone) is one of my favorite parts of the whole project. I had found an old knock down wardrobe off Facebook Marketplace. It had gorgeous carved details and an old beveled mirror. I knew it had to be incorporated in the space. I sketched out my idea with the wardrobe in the center and 2 bench seats on either side. My husband made my vision come to reality. We mounted the piece on the wall, put bead board on the back and side walls, and raised the top about 8” to incorporated a large scallop detail that spans across the entire built in.



I then painted the entire piece a gorgeous navy blue from Velvet Finishes paint. I highlighted the beautiful carved details by painting them green and light blue. I think it really draws attention to the flowers and leaves. We finished it off with aged brass hooks to hang backpacks on. It’s a statement piece that is also highly functional.

The bathroom is next. It’s a delight for the eyes, well my eyes anyway. We continued with the same great wallpaper from Wallpaper Direct and same floor tile from The Tile Shop.

The shower we used a beautiful pillow white tile and blue accent. (We are still waiting on glass for the door).

The vanity was made from a side table I have owned for 24 years. It was one of the first pieces of furniture I ever bought! I found a beautiful Moroccan blue and white vessel sink that we mounted on top. The vanity was painted a bold green to match the scalloped mirror my hubby made for me.

Sazerac Stitches gifted me the marvelous Thalia sconces. They come in a rainbow of colors to choose from. Lucky for me they had the perfect mint green color to compliment the gifted Posy wallpaper from Wallpaper Direct.

The faucet and shower system were gifted from Signature Hardware. I love their timeless design. The brushed stainless steel and waterfall shower head is a perfect fit for the whimsical bathroom.

Here are a few more photos so you can get the whole scope of the project with all the details.




That’s it! We finished! I am beyond thrilled with how it turned out. I’m so thankful for my sponsors, The Tile Shop, Signature Hardware, Wallpaper Direct, Velvet Finishes and Sazerac Stitches. I could have not completed this project so beautifully without them.


Now that you’ve seen my reveal, head on over to the ORC to see the other participants reveals!






Thanks to all my Sponsors!


The Tile Shop

Floor Tile (Laura Ashley)

Shower Tile (Pillow White)

Accent Tile (Annie Selke)

Accent Tile (Annie Selke)

Shower Floor (Penny Tile)


Signature Hardware

Cooper Pressure Balance Shower Set

Cooper Single Hole Vessel Faucet


Sazerac Stiches (Thalia Sconce)


Wallpaper Direct (Wallpaper/Wear the Walls)


Velvet Finishes (Paint color/Baroque Green)

Velvet Finishes (Paint color/Handsome)


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