ORC Spring 2019 Project Get Clean Week 5: ONE WEEK LEFT?!

ONE WEEK LEFT.

Holy crap. How did that happen? Sometimes I feel like we just started a week ago, and other times I feel like this is taking forever. But the reality is, we started 5 weeks ago, and we have ONE WEEK LEFT.

Only one week to get three bathrooms done. If you saw my WEEK 4 post last week (with a lot of wine and my dog), you know that I had a long to do list. And I think I even said that the tile guy was going to get in there the next day and hopefully he would be done by the end of the week.

WELL, THAT DIDN’T HAPPEN.

Matter of fact, he went to another project in another house in some other town. No work on my One Room Challenge when I thought he would crank out the rest in that day. When he did come, it seemed to take FOREVERRRRRR.

Because laying herringbone tile is a time consuming biaaatch. That’s why. I could stop in every day and it would look like he’s doing the exact same thing, standing in shower.

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It looked like this for about a week! It looks good, but not done.

The tiny cut pieces ended up being a lot of work for this guy, and he’s a perfectionist. The only reason I’m not bald from ripping my hair out. Note that the whole floor is still not done in that shot above from the past week.

I think the tile boss was starting to realize how important my one week deadline is to me. He had this guy stay late yesterday, finishing the marble tile on the floor and grouting the shower. BUT!! Now we have a shortage in the marble baseboard that wraps around the room. I swear, it’s always something. All the “somethings” seem small and normally not a big deal, but I have had MANY small “somethings” on this job. And not enough time. Sigh.

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SEE THE VANITY?

It’s so pretty! And it has 3 fully functioning drawers! Annnnd due to the plumbing, we need to have one of the drawers customized to allow for the pipe to run up to the sink. Another “something”.

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It’s always something!

I emailed my rep some pictures but the contractor took the drawers with him. He will work on them himself because he REALLY is starting to feel the heat I’m throwing about having one week to go. I don’t think we can get new drawers for this vanity anyway.

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How many people can we get in here?

The electrician was trying to put in some lights, the plumber was under the sink, the GC was trying to see what tile we have left, there’s a random sandwich on the floor, and I was happy that we are getting stuff done today.

BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE!

Over in the guest bathroom, we made some serious progress. Like 10 steps forward.

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Everyone loves these floors!
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This custom shower curtain looks terrific!
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These custom sconces are BALLSY!

AND ONE STEP BACK.

There are three sconces. The outer two had to move in about ¾ of an inch due to the beams in the wall. It was kind of unavoidable. And now, guess what?

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The mirrors don’t fit! UGH!

I really liked these mirrors, too. Of course, I don’t have the boxes now, either. Anyone want to buy a mirror or two? Hahaha… But seriously.

I completely different mirrors en route now. They are due to arrive early next week, and then I might have to customize them. I have the SILVER WAX PASTE ready to go to. More on that next week, if I use it.

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As you can see, the guest bathroom is already being used, even though it’s not complete. The poor kid is still waiting to get into her bedroom and bathroom after 5 weeks, so as soon as the plumbing was up and running, she was able to start showering in here. I think she will be the one who will be the most excited when her bathroom is done in one week (fingers crossed). Oh wait, remember my issue with the glass doors taking up to a month? Hmmm. Maybe she will have to shower in here for a little longer. Don’t tell her yet.

AND THEN THERE’S THIS ROOM!

The powder room wallpaper is STILL MISSING. It’s been more than one week since we had a mess up, and I’m still waiting for the new roll to get here. But you can’t tell so let’s pretend it’s all good. It’s finally arriving tomorrow and the installer is coming on Friday. Whew!

This week I finished painting the mirror to match the window trim. I didn’t want this mirror to stand out. I do have some GOLD RUB N’ BUFF I was considering rubbing onto it, but I think this bathroom has a lot going on and the mirror isn’t really the focal point here. Click if you want to see the BEFORE of this mirror.

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What a crappy iPhone pic!
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The light fixture was hung, sorta. It requires funky sized bulbs and I can’t hang all of the crystals until I get the good bulbs in. We have a random bulb in just to make sure it works, and you can see the beginning of the amazing shadows it’s going to cast on the dark green ceiling.

More progress was made yesterday. The roman shade was installed. What do you think of the bold patterns now going on in here?

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Oh look! Another crappy iPhone pic!

I also added some FROSTED FILM to the window, since this is literally right next to the front door. I didn’t want to cover up the window for privacy so adding the film allows the light to come in, yet it’s softer light, and it provides full privacy.

Today the towel ring, FAUCET, and toilet flusher were installed as well!

The nicest plumber I have ever met. Might be because he loves my design choices and kept saying so.

Now we just have to get the electrician back (and he’s one of those grumpy frowny guys) to change out the outlet and light switches. That white one is not looking so great, don’t you think?

I think that’s all that’s left in there! Woo hoo!

WHAT’S LEFT?

Well, a lot of little things. And a photo shoot might be nice. I am resigned to the fact that I will have no professional pics in one week.

ONE WEEK TO DO LIST: 
-wallpaper one wall in the powder room
-get the right bulbs and hang crystals in powder room
-new outlet, switches and switch plates in powder room
-customize and hang the new mirrors in the guest bathroom
-paint teen bathroom walls, ceiling, trim, and custom built-in
-install toilet in teen bathroom
-hang mirrors in teen bathroom
-finish tiling the floor in the teen bathroom
-fix the vanity drawers in the teen bathroom
-hang towel bars in the teen bathroom
-glass door installation in teen bathroom
-buy accessories and necessities for all bathrooms
-style and make pretty!
-take pictures and video
-write up the big reveal
-guzzle wine

AND TRAVEL. WHAT?

I forgot when I signed up for this challenge that I had TWO trips booked within the six weeks. And guess what? One of them is this Friday-Tuesday. And the reveal needs to be done by Wednesday. Doh!

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I’m literally laughing out loud at the timing. I’m excited to see my friends, but I’m worried the timing isn’t so great! A lot of the above has to happen without much supervision from me. I have to trust the process. And bust my ass on Wednesday.

Do you think I can get it all done? What part are you most interested in seeing next week? If I have to focus on just one bathroom, which one do you want it to be about? Please be sure to check in next week to see (if I’m alive) how much I got done!

WEEK ONE || WEEK TWO || WEEK THREE || WEEK FOUR || WEEK 5 || WEEK 6

Now, don’t forget what this whole thing is all about! There are twenty featured designers who are all busting their butts to finish up some AMAZING rooms. And there are tons of guest participants all creating a lot of impressive spaces. Some of the work I’ve seen is super creative, and I see a lot of teamwork that makes the dream work!

Learn more about the ORC, by clicking HERE.

I’m hoping that with all of your support with comments here on these posts, your shares, and “likes” on my instagram and facebook, the ORC hosts and Better Homes and Gardens might tap me to be a featured participant in the next challenges, or maybe even included in an upcoming BH&G article.

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20 thoughts on “ORC Spring 2019 Project Get Clean Week 5: ONE WEEK LEFT?!

  1. You are amazing and your choices are bold yet beautiful! No doubt in my mind, all will be finished and absolutely stunning once complete, which WILL be on time!

  2. Wow – what a task you laid out for yourself! Gorgeous colors, textures and prints though! Can’t wait to see everything all put together. You’re going to deserve that wine!

  3. Ha…you are amazing and these baths are amazing and you deserve some time to go drink delicious adult beverages on the beach in Key West after all you’ve gone through. Every job has glitches, and fixing them is what we do. It’s just that the ORC (or TRC in your case) just doesn’t really allow time for them! The result is what matters and you are getting THE most glorious results!

  4. This is absolutely amazing!!! You should have a TV show… I feel like I’m on the edge of my seat just reading along! Crossing my fingers for your to-do list; can’t wait to see the reveal!

  5. holy moly girl, you are a freakin rockstar! The colors, textures, patterns, fixtures, every damn thing-are soooooo good!!!! I’m glad I found you via the link up because I will be following your blog and Instagram whenever I need some inspo!

  6. Look at you gettin’ ish done. It’s all coming together so beautifully. I have the utmost faith you’ll get it all done. ‘Cept for the pro photo shoot. But you may even manage that. And if not it’s okay cause you’re getting better and better with the iPhone.

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