I can’t believe it’s week five already of the One Room Challenge! Where does the time go? We made unreal progress this last week. As I write this post the paneling is almost complete. I’m still really nervous about completing this on time, and there are so many products that are going to make this project sing. I’ll share everything in real time on instagram stories. Let’s talk about what did happen this week!
I’m the type of person to get OBSESSED with something. Ever since the Coverings Show, where I saw New Ravenna for the first time, I have been obsessing. They make the most beautiful tile products. I always struggle with wanting something older and hand made looking in our home. I want the humanity and slight imperfectness. New Ravenna’s tile work has so much character and depth, I started spending way too much time on their website.
I decided on a tumbling block pattern (also called Rhombille) because it’s been in my mind since I was in high school. I originally saw it touring a church in Italy. The pattern while modern looking, goes back to ancient Greece. I’ve seen it used in historical applications since I was in college and always been interested in the pattern. The pattern was very popular for quilting around 1850, which is the year our house might have been built – so yeah – I had to get this in our house. Extra credit reading on the pattern at this article.
One of the most common questions I get is: where do I find inspiration for projects? Lots of different places. One tile I’m obsessed with is this black 3-d looking tile. I’m wondering where I can use this in our house! Or our kitchen floor, I might want to do something it smaller tiles like the kitchens from the 1890s. New Ravenna has the capability to do custom work, so I always look through galleries and note what I get excited about seeing.
I really wanted wood paneling in this bathroom but had no idea where to start. I was introduced to Metrie during the last One Room Challenge. I noticed they sold moulding that was very similar to what was already in our house. Old home renovators: they are a great resource. I’m always on the hunt for good home renovation resources and we hit the jack pot with Metrie. They sell all the wood you need for interior wood work. Our house has all the historic moulding, except in two rooms. We have to add it back where we don’t have it, and this bathroom is one of the few places that has no detail.
Will is killing it installing all this mill work! He got some new tools and is sawing away on our porch to get this project done. We customized the edge on the paneling so we could match a historic look. It’s our first time doing a project of this sort, and while it took a lot of planning – it’s not as bad as we thought. I say that with 6 days left to complete the bathroom and one day to photograph it. (Someone shake me!) Some late nights happening at our house.
A lot is going to happen this next week. The design will come together with the addition of wallpaper, paint and the cabinet. Plus reinstalling the sink with a makeover from Perrin and Rowe. I’m saving a special surprise for you with the cabinet and some pretty fabulous art just arrived that is simply amazing. See you back here next Wednesday for the big reveal. I’ll also list all the resources in next weeks reveal.
Products mentioned sponsored as part of the One Room Challenge.
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