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When I thought about joining the One Room Challenge I thought six weeks was a tight timeline, but not so bad. Yet here we are in Week 5 and I think it’s safe to say five weeks have never flown by so quickly. Catch up on Week 1, Week 2, Week 3 and Week 4 if you missed any of the scintillating action.

I get obsessed with details when it comes to renovation projects. For me, the devil really is in the details. They are the little things that make me really love a room. So I thought I’d share a few of the details going into our bathroom renovation today. Links to sources are at the bottom. Some of them may be affiliate links; thanks for your support!

I knew I wanted the light over the mirror to match somewhat closely the navy of the vanity (Benjamin Moore Hale Navy). It was available in blue or black and I figured I’d give the blue a try, because I’d have to paint the black one for sure. As you can see below, it came a beautiful blue, but not one that would work with the Hale Navy (kindly ignore my painting sweatshirt), so I spray painted it with my new favorite spray paint (available in so many great colors): Montana Gold in the navy color.

For the ceiling light I opted for another mother of pearl fixture. With mother of pearl lights in the hallway outside the bathroom, the nearby office and the mother of pearl backsplash in the kitchen, I figured I might as well extend what seems to have become a theme.

When we did the big renovation several years ago we started switching all the doorknobs in the house to glass. Some of them are knobs I salvaged from my grandmother’s house, which was built around the same time as ours and was torn down several years ago (it was on the verge of falling over a bluff into the lake). I was able to find new versions in the same style as the original knobs, so they are mixed throughout the house. This is a modern day one, but I do love them.

I got a little splurge happy when I bought lucent and chrome accessories for the bathroom to complement the glass doorknobs. I got a robe hook, towel bar and toilet paper holder all for a price I regret, especially since I’ve since learned you can find them elsewhere for much less.

We had the electrician move the outlet down to tuck around the corner of the vanity, and it was money well spent.

Mr. Much More Patient picked out the faucet and requested the heated floor. Who am I to argue with two small requests?

 Instead of a big handle, we had a fixed knob put on the shower door to avoid encroaching on the small amount of room. It works great and I like the clean look.

The shower fixtures are pretty simple. I love the cross handles so whether they go with anything else or not, I got them.

And lastly, how good is that shower seat? It’s either a very small seat or a little bit larger shaving ledge, but either way, I love how the floor tile looks on it and I think it does a great job tying it all in together.

The big reveal is next week, ready or not!


Vanity light
Spray paint
Ceiling light
Glass doorknobs
Lucite bathroom accessories
Shower valve trims

Don’t forget to check out the progress at all of the guest participants in the One Room Challenge and the featured bloggers as well. 

11 Responses

  1. Erin your hardware is fantastic! I can’t wait for the reveal! I love the direction the space is going in. As a fellow ORC participant it’s been wonderful to gather some fantastic inspiration. I’d love for you to share your progress at Thoughts of Home on Thursday. Our readers would love to see it. The gathering is at

    1. Thanks, Heather. I worry there may be a bit too much going on in here, but those are hopefully the last shower valves I'm going to be buying for a long, long time so I figured I better get all the stuff I like in while I can!

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