One Room Challenge | Week 4

Wednesday, April 23, 2014


ONE ROOM CHALLENGE | WEEK four
All the Pretty Antlers

Okay a little bit of progress this week. I didn't quite get everything done that I would have liked. I actually almost didn't have a post for you this morning. How is it Wednesday already?! Anyhow...let's start the tour, shall we?

Yay for hand towels! Believe it or not, we had no hand towel holder in here. I had all the towel bars removed when I first painted the walls from that lavender-blue color. Eek. 

With the new mirror in place, there wasn't much room. Fortunately this fun towel ring from Urban Outfitters fit the bill perfectly. It's more petite than you realize from the pictures online, which worked out just fine for me. 


Next up? I hung these lovely set of antlers courtesy of Wayfair. I heart them. These are one of my top three favorite things in the room. And a pretty reasonable price if you're buying them. So adorable. BTW they're made of resin, so no animals were hurt for the sake of my bathroom ;)

Now...for my aforementioned addition to the towel hooks: these vintage-looking "His and Hers" labels. I originally spotted them on Jennifer's bathroom makeover and just had to have them. Unfortunately, I don't think they work here. The reason? They are pretty much the same width as the bow hooks. I think they need to be wider. Sigh. What do you guys think? Yay or nay?

This week was a great mail week. Some fun new accessories arrived! New wooden toothbrushes, a fab new soap dish and BLACK soap from France. Why hello there, you pretty thing, you! The scent is so strong and pure, like only French soap has. And speaking of French scents. The celebrity of candles, a black Baies. Big splurge here, but luckily I was able to use a gift card that we had lying around and almost forgot about. Pretty excited that I didn't have to slap down any dolla-dolla bills.

This pretty little gem of a terrarium arrived as well. I love the sculptural element it adds.

An update on the rug front. So far the vote is overwhelmingly in favor of the vintage rug. This makes me secretly happy. I really hope it works. I think it will. Oh and I tried negotiating for this rug, per Christine's suggestion, but the seller wasn't having it. 

I also spotted this guy the other day. I definitely think it could be a contender. I like it better than the Ikea one from last week. Thoughts? Hmmm, I still might like my vintage rug better...


Next week? I need to stop procrastinating and start on the gallery wall. Oh and I have a little project I've been working on. I'm creating a display for a collection I have been working on for more than ten years. Way to leave you with a cliffhanger right? ;)


Weekly Expenses:

hex towel ring (sold out) | $14
set of 3 antlers (c/o wayfair) | $0
vintage label holders (2) | $5.60
black baies candle (used a gift card) | $0
toothbrushes | $12
soap dish | $18
Black soap | $6
terrarium (used friends & family discount) | $17.40
TOTAL | $73




Now go ahead an check out what the other ladies are up to this week!

Or check out all of my One Room Challenge Posts:
WEEK 2 | PAINT IT BLACK (AND GOLD)
WEEK 6 | THE GRAND FINALE


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62 comments:

  1. I am totally obsessed with this bathroom. I love all your little touches and styling details that really make the room. I was originally a voter of the vintage rug, but I really like your new option as well! I'm sure you'll make the right call in the end. Maybe they're both a win? Good luck this week! xx

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    1. Thanks Abby! You too! The rush to the finish line is on...ahhh! So much to do, so little time ;)

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  2. I take back my earlier comment- THE NEW RUG!!!! I freaking love it! And speaking of love, I'm obsessed with everything you've purchased...the candle, the soap, the terrarium...all of it- so so good. As for the his and hers, I actually think they're adorable as they are.

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    1. Thanks Christine!!! So far the new rug has everyone excited :)

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  3. Love all your details! That terrarium and wooden toothbrushes!!! Love the new rug option!

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    1. Thanks Kate. Those toothbrushes are so fun :)

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  4. Oh, I love that new rug too - gorgeous, hip and it goes with all your details. Re: the labels. I think the width is ok but maybe you change out the font to more of a blog print so it contrasts w/the bows more. Love all those accessories from France too!

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    1. Okay I'll give that a shot and keep you posted! Thanks for the help :D

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  5. I am loving the details! That towel bar and rug are totally awesome :) xo Kristin

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  6. The new rug is killer!!! And the black soap....gettin me some today! Loving everything.....

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    1. Thanks Sherry! And the black soap is too fun, right? xo

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  7. Where is that mirror from? I love it!

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  8. The mirror with those towels - so good. And I love your rug choices!!

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    1. I wasn't sure with them being so close together! But leave it to West Elm to make everything coordinate :)

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  9. You are killing me with all this goodness... the black soap? So so good! I am LOVING the new rug option, even more than the vintage one I think. And I like My Notting Hill's suggestion of trying a different font for more contrast. Thanks for the link love!

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    1. Who knew that font would be such a make or break it moment? ;) I agonized over which font to use too, lol. I debating doing something a little more bold and funky, but loved how your's looked. I'm definitely going to give it a shot though! Keep you posted. xo

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    1. Thanks Sarah! Glad you adore them too! First commenter who mentioned them. So far everyone seems to like the towel ring and new rug option the most! hahaha...I can never predict!

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  11. The towel ring, antlers and mirror look so good together! Can't wait to see the finished room!

    P/S: I am hosting a giveaway on my blog, by the way. So, come by and enter for a chance to win a fab handheld vac from Black+Decker!

    http://www.mixandchic.com/2014/04/blackdecker-pivot-vac-best-handheld.html

    Jessie
    www.mixandchic.com

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    1. Thanks Jessie! What a cool looking handvac :) I'm going to have enter!

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  12. Could you mount the label holders on a piece of wood (finished in your choice)? I agree that the proportions seem off. Nice work this week! Love the towel holder especially.

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    1. Oooo, that's a thought! I'll add that to my list of things to try :) Thanks!

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  13. Wow, I love all the accessories you chose and just had the panicky thought that I have no accessories... ACK.

    I like your vintage rug best, but that UO one is cute too.

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    1. Ahhh, but you've had more important things on your mind. Those wallpapers. #idie SO. many. great. options!

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  14. Such amazing accessories!! I love the His and Hers label plaques above the adorable bow tie hooks! I have been looking for some of these to help organize my closet!! And I still love your original vintage rug, although the one you posted today is tempting...

    XOXO,
    The Glam Pad

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    1. Thanks Andrea! Aren't the label plaques the best? So cute. I totally recommend them.

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  15. I have had those towel holders pinned for months- so sad they are sold out! Love your plans so far!!

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    1. Right? Those towel holders are such a Pinterest institution. I can't believe they actually sold out!!! Glad I didn't wait until the last minute to order ;)

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  16. I love today's rug! Excited to see your gallery wall! :)

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  17. Loving all the black and white, my first choice is the vintage rug, but a close second and great price point is the last rug, very sharp looking. Love the name tags but agree they don't work with the hooks, just plain hooks would work better and let the name tag be the important piece not the hook. Personally I like the plain hook with name tag better, but that is just me. The bow looks a bit SWEET to me for your bathroom, IMHO.
    Can't wait to see finished room you are doing a great job.
    xo Kathysue

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    1. Thanks Kathysue :) Hooks have been a real pain in the butt. It's been hard to find ones with personality, that's why I was really hoping these ones would work.

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  18. This has such a fun unexpected feel to it. I like all the rugs, but i am way too practical for this white one. That's just me. I need Turkish towels. The black soap is definitely my new favorite find. Love that.

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    1. Very, very true about the white rug. I'm a little hesitant too....

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  19. The mirror, towel, hex ring combo is smashing as are all of your accessory choices. Could not love this more.

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  20. I love the towel holder! So cute and I love the towel next to the mirror. Great pic! and the terrarium is just fabulous. Love all your accessories. I can imagine the pics for the reveal as these are so good already!

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    1. Ha! Well, I hope the final pics are exciting still. Maybe I'm posting too many "spoiler" pics ;)

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  21. I love all that black! Silly, but I just love that soap ;-)

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  22. I love the towel/mirror combo, so fun! I am really loving the new UO rug you found (but I love the vintage one, as well.) Can't wait to see the whole room!

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    1. Thanks Emily! Glad there's still a few fans of the vintage rug out there :)

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  23. I think the hooks labeled his/her look great! Can't wait to see what rug you pick out.

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    1. Well it might be the vintage one by default. Looks like the UO one isn't available until the beginning of May. That turnaround might be a little too tight! :)

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  24. Such a fun collection of accessories - I can't wait till I get to that!! :) Intrigued to see what you've been saving for ten years!

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    1. First commenter wondering about my "collection"! Hint: it usually costs only 51 cents :)

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  25. love those accessories!! wodden toothbrushes, adorable. can't wait to see what comes next. xoxo

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  26. Wonderful attention to detail - the antlers and the Baies candle are favorites. Such a great transformation on a budget!

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    1. Thanks Beth :) It's been quite the puzzle trying to figure things out on a budget! Glad you like!

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  27. Chevron, Stripe and Antlers. Nothing better in my book! Love how you are creating this space!

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    1. All pretty trendy ;) But what the heck, they work here. I'm not gonna fight it. lol

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  28. I love the aesthetic of your room...it's going to be lovely!

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    1. Thanks so much Traci :) It's been a fun one that's for sure!

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  29. everything in your bathroom is so chic Reichel! That hand towel holder you have is so cool!

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  30. Black soap and candle are so fun and I really love your mirror....and a collection for 10 years...in your bathroom...I AM DEFINITELY coming back for more!!! Have a great weekend.

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  31. pretty sure i wonder how it's already time to write the post EVERY week. sneaks up on you....this is looking niiiiice. love your accessory choices. and even though i am partial to the vintage rug, the new discovery would NOT be a bad option at all. so chic!

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  32. Love everything!! Big fan of the colors & the towel rings are over the top cute {and sold out!! :( }
    Question for you...really want to get a terrarium. What are those goodies you have in yours and where did you get them? real/fake? I want to get one but am lost regarding what to fill with or how to maintain {if alive!}
    Kristine

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    1. Thank you! They're air plants and they're really easy to keep! They don't need dirt :) Basically you submerge them in water for a few minutes once a week and then they're good to go!

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