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One Room Challenge: Powder Room (Week 2)


So this is the part of the ORC that is kind of tricky. You’re either getting a ton of stuff done or you’re sort of waiting to be able to do the things. That’s where I’m at.

Because we’re renovating the entire house, there is so much being done that the powder room isn’t necessarily getting much attention. So what do I even have to share with you all this week? Well, how about a budget breakdown? Those are super fun, right? (insert eye roll emoji here)

But seriously though, budgets are super important, and any tool you can use to keep yourself in check is mighty handy! If you really want to see what I’m working with, you check out my Itsums budget right here!

For something a little more fun, I updated my mood board to include a few more accessories!



This room is VERY monochromatic, so I am considering a bit more colour with the artwork, but we’ll see how that goes. I’m not exactly known for my bold use of colours!

For sources and pricing on everything you see here and a few things you don’t (like the doorknobs I’ve been dreaming about) you can check out the full list.

And if you missed the before photo and the progress shots from last week, catch week 1 right here!

Don’t forget to go over to Calling It Home to see what the 20 designers are up to this week and check out the link-up with hundreds (yes, really) of other ORC participants!


If you need me I’ll be at IKEA picking up some great little accessories, like that basket. Oh, how I love that basket!

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  • Reply Megan Smith

    I ADORE that buffalo print! The shape of the leaves on the kalanchoe plant goes well with it, and they’re easy to care for (and re-rootable so you’ll never run out of them!). I rescind my earlier suggestion of sailboats in lieu of this new development.

    October 12, 2016 at 3:36 pm
  • Reply simple nature decor

    That powder room is going to be a dream of a room! Magazine worthy! Such classy pieces you have choosen.

    October 12, 2016 at 10:04 pm
  • Reply Ariel

    Budget talk is lame, but oh so necessary!

    October 12, 2016 at 10:06 pm
  • Reply Ruthie

    Love your mood board!! Can’t wait to watch the room transform!

    October 12, 2016 at 11:07 pm
  • Reply Brittany Goldwyn

    Nothing wrong with monochromatic!! I can’t wait to see your progress and hope the rest of the house is going well!

    October 13, 2016 at 7:25 am
  • Reply Laurie @ Vin'yet Etc.

    I love your style, simple classic and so classy!

    October 13, 2016 at 7:35 am
  • Reply Amanda

    I’ve been seeing that Ikea basket everywhere lately, and I LOVE it! I’m going to have to get myself one. The inspiration looks amazing!

    October 13, 2016 at 9:07 am
  • Reply ashley@biggerthanthethreeofus

    I personally love the lack of color but I’m sure anything you go with will be amazing.

    October 13, 2016 at 11:52 am
  • Reply Karrie Trowbridge

    I love your choices! And, itsum, is really cool! I’ve never heard of that before. Budget is always so important :)
    Can’t wait to see your progress! I love the monochromatic look!!

    October 13, 2016 at 9:02 pm
  • Reply Sarah @ Making Joy and Pretty Things

    I love the monochromatic look! It’s going to look gorgeous when finished!

    October 14, 2016 at 7:43 am
  • Reply Kristi

    LOVING the monochromatic look with the pops of gold! I think it’s going to look incredible Thalita!!!

    October 14, 2016 at 8:23 am
  • Reply Michaela @ The Lodge on Haydon

    Such a pretty design, that light fixture is amazing!

    October 14, 2016 at 11:56 am
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    October 14, 2016 at 12:00 pm
  • Reply Rachel

    Love that buffalo print! I always admire the unexpected touches and those floors are going to look great with your walls!

    October 14, 2016 at 12:56 pm
  • Reply Jessica | Petal + Ply

    I think the black and white is going to look amazing! Such pretty finishes.

    October 14, 2016 at 3:04 pm
  • Reply

    We’re in the same boat! I feel like we have a ton going on, but little actually happening in our ORC space. Still loving your design, and I think we also share a lack of color in our spaces, but if it’s what we love, why force something else into it, unless you really want to take a leap. I’ve found it to be very satisfying when I have been able to move past my hesitation of color, and hey, it’s just art, so you could always change it out if you aren’t feeling it. It’s a great place to start! :)

    October 15, 2016 at 8:34 am
  • Reply Angela, Blue i Style

    I’m catching up on the Week 2 progress before heading over to read Week 3, and I’m loving your monochromatic plan!

    October 20, 2016 at 4:02 am
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