ORC: Main Bathroom Week 1

April 5, 2017


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Hi friends! We’re still on full spring break mode over here but it’s also the first week of the One Room Challenge. Honestly, it totally crept on me and I didn’t realize until we were on vacation that I needed to whip up a post by today. You guys, I may be organized with certain things like my pantry, closet and kitchen but when it comes to deadlines and certain dates, I’m a mess. Hence, the eleventh hour baby shower.  Just goes to show, I’m far from perfect and I tend to work best under pressure. 

If you’re new to the One Room Challenge, here’s the scoop. The ORC is a six week challenge created by Linda from Calling it Home in media partnership with House Beautiful. Twice a year, Linda invites 20 bloggers/designers to transform a room in their house from start to finish and share all the details online within a six week timeline. Then there are a bunch of other bloggers like myself who are guest participants and join the ORC to tackle a room in our home that needs a bit of TLC. This is my third round and I’ve been able to transform our guest room as well as our youngest daughter’s room



AFTER: GUEST ROOM photo by Craig Obrist

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I love incorporating a lot of DIY into my designs because it brings a personal touch to the space. Plus, I love cutting costs where I can and learning new ways to build or repurpose items. I’m super happy with how the last two makeovers turned out and am hopeful about the next project. 

For this round of the ORC, I’ve decided to work on our main floor full bathroom. Kitchens and living rooms aren’t the only hardest working rooms in the home. This bathroom is the most used one in the house because it’s also the one right across from the guest room. 

It’s a standard builder grade bathroom with beige walls, cheap lighting and mirror. Since the house is approaching 11 years, the cabinets have lots of scuffs and the whole room needs a new paint job. Think messy little hands that have created lots of smudges and knicks along the walls. These are signs of life and I wouldn’t have it any other way.

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It’s hard to take photos of this room due to the angle and no natural lighting. I plan on doing a facelift with some minor cosmetic changes to keep costs minimal. Changing out the light, mirror and repainting the walls will really update the look and brighten up the space. Plus, it will create a much more cohesive look with the rest of the house. I’m planning on painting over the cabinets as well as paint a Moroccan design over the floor tiles. I was inspired by my DIY saavy friend, Mysha at Remington Avenue after she painted over her bathroom tiles. 

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Here’s my current design board that I’ve created. I’m not using everything on here but it’s an inspiration board that’s giving me some ideas as I design the space. 


I plan on painting over the existing yellowish tiles in our bathroom with a Moroccan design. The vanity will also receive some black glossy paint and new hardware. 

This makeover wouldn’t be possible without my amazing sponsors who are providing some great products for this bathroom. A big thanks goes to Lighting Design, Lamps Plus and Hayneedle

I hope you’ll follow along with my progress and see the transformation take place in the next 6 weeks. You can follow along with me on Instagram and Facebook too. Thank you for reading, friends! You can see more of the guest participants here for the link-up


Let all that you do be done in Love. 1 Corinthians 16:14

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  1. Reply


    It’s going to be special Yuni! I love everything on your board. Can’t wait to follow along!

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      Yuni Min

      Thanks so much, Jen! Can’t wait to see yours too!

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    Yuni, this all looks like it’s going to be an awesome project! Looking forward to following along girl!

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      Yuni Min

      Thank you so much, Alma. Can’t wait to see yours too!

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    Cassie Bustamante

    such a gorgeous plan! that tile- LOVE!

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      Yuni Min

      Thank you so much, Cassie!

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    Oh, I can’t wait to see how your master bathroom turns out, especially the painted tile floor. If your previous transformations are any indication, this ‘small facelift’ will be a gorgeous reveal!

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      Yuni Min

      Aw thank you so much, Leslie! I appreciate the kind words and encouragement.

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    Nancy @ Slightly Coastal

    I love your plans and your former rooms look awesome! I can’t wait to see the transformation! This is going to be a fast challenge…here we go!


    1. Reply

      Yuni Min

      Thank you so much, Nancy! I have a ways to go! Thanks for the kind words.

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    I love your inspiration. This is going to be a great makeover! Wishing you luck, and me too πŸ˜‰

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      Yuni Min

      Thank you so much, Julie! I truly hope so. Good luck!

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    Brittany Goldwyn

    Love the plans, Yuni! Can’t wait to hear how the tile painting goes. I’m doing our bathroom, too…we opted to replace ours (yay), but that means the vanity and it’s current top are staying (blerg). Sacrifices, right?

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      Yuni Min

      Thank you, Brittany! Yes, I totally understand. We gotta cut costs somewhere right? Good luck, I know it will turn out awesome!

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    Adrienne Grabowski

    I can’t wait!

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      Yuni Min

      Thanks, Adrienne!

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    Jen @ Noting Grace

    Yuni! I am so excited to see what you do with this bathroom! Glad to be participating in the ORC with you, my friend.

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      Yuni Min

      Thank you so much, Jen! Definitely excited. Good luck to you too!!

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    I’m excited to watch you work your magic in this room, Yuni! I can’t wait to see how you tackle your floor – a Moroccan design sounds amazing!

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      Yuni Min

      Thanks so much, Emily! I hope the tile turns out okay. I’m definitely nervous about it!

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    Jennifer Gainer

    Hello fellow designer, I love your plan can’t wait to follow along over the next 6 weeks. That tile is fantastic great choice !!!

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      Yuni Min

      Thank you so much, Jennifer for taking the time to stop by and commenting! Glad you like the tile design!

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    Yuni, this is going to be gorgeous! I love all your past transformations, can’t wait to see how this room turns out!

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      Yuni Min

      Thank you so much, Deb! I’m crossing my fingers that it turns out okay!

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    Nicole Q-Schmitz

    Your plan looks great – and painting the floors will be such a cost effective solution (I’m doing that too!). Excited to follow along πŸ™‚

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      Yuni Min

      That’s so awesome, Nicole! I’ll have to take a look at your tile progress. Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting! Good luck!

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    Angela @ Simply Beautiful By Angela

    Great mood board! I can’t wait to see how your floors turn out! πŸ™‚

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      Yuni Min

      Thank you so much, Angela! I appreciate you commenting and stopping by.

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    I love your idea for the bathroom, especially the light fixture and your last 2 ORC revels look amazing! This is my first year participating so I am excited….I will be doing my home office! Can’t wait to follow your progress.

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      Yuni Min

      Good luck on your first ORC! It’s so much fun and really forces you to get a room done. Thank you so much for the kind words!

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    Loving your plans Yuni, can’t wait to see those floors!

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      Yuni Min

      Hi Kim! Thank you so much for your sweet words of encouragement!

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    This is going to be amazing!! I am excited to follow along!

    1. Reply

      Yuni Min

      Thank you so much, Jessica! I appreciate it, sweet friend!

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    Kelley nan

    Yuni, I am so excited to see this transformation! Bathrooms are so daunting to me so I can’t wait to see how you tackle yours!

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      Yuni Min

      Thanks so much, Kelley! I hope I know what I’m doing! lol

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    Charlotte Lindsay

    I am such a big fan of the one room challenge, it really forces you to get things moving and usually, people come up with some amazing spaces. Are you planning on changing the tiling in the shower as well? Looking forward to seeing exactly what you do in here!

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      Yuni Min

      Hi Charlotte, that’s so true! I am planning to paint the tile in the shower too. I hope that turns out okay. I may start with that first. Thanks so much for the encouragement!

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    Nice to see someone else taking on a bathroom reno in 6 weeks! Looking forward to seeing the progress and all your DIY touches.

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      Yuni Min

      Thanks so much for stopping by and for the kind words, Sonja!

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    Lynn Spencer

    Yuni, I can’t wait to see the tile after you paint it! It will be drop-dead gorgeous. I love Moroccan tiles…and that glossy black vanity! Oh, it will all be so pretty.
    Sitting out this ORC so will enjoy watching from the sidelines.

    hugs, Lynn

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      Yuni Min

      Thank you so much, Lynn!! I appreciate that!

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    Angela, Blue i Style

    I love your plan for the tile! The Moroccan pattern is going to be gorgeous, and I am swooning over that art work in your inspiration board!

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      Yuni Min

      Thanks, Angela! I really do hope so. I’m a bit anxious about the tile but I guess we’ll see!

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    Oksana | FOXYOXIE.com

    Oh goodness, when you’re done with this space it’s going to look a million times better than 99% of my entire house, ha! Love that artwork, especially! Is it by Michalle Sessions?

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      Yuni Min

      Oksana!! NOT TRUE! Your home is absolutely gorgeous! Thanks so much for the sweet words my friend!

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