Well, I started this thing off with a feeling that we might be biting off more than we could chew. It’s now pretty much 100% safe to say that I was right. With only one week left to go in this One Room Challenge, we are far from being DONE with our new basement bathroom.
If you’re just jumping in, be sure to catch up on all of our progress on this project here:
Week 1 | Week 2 | Week 3 | Week 4
Hey there. So I’m giving up on being “ready” to launch this new site and decided that there’s no time like the present, so welcome to From Wyoming With Love! I’ve previously been blogging at lifeasweloveitblog.com, but am hoping my new domain is a little more specific to who I am and what I’m about.
Anyhoo. Back to the One Room Challenge. If you’re catching up, this is my second time participating in a six week design challenge to transform an entire room over the course of 6 weeks. Check out what we’ve been up to so far here: Week 1 | Week 2 | Week 3
Three things for week four:
It’s a good thing we went into full-on weekend warrior mode this past weekend, because this One Room Challenge is half way over! Holy crap. We made some serious progress on our bathroom, so let’s get right to it.
If you read last week’s post, you know that we did quite a bit of work a couple of months ago to turn one end of our basement living room into a bare and dirty, but framed-in and roughed-in bathroom space. This past week as we were getting ready to actually close up the walls, we had a last minute change of heart over the walk-in shower that we had planned.
SHOWER WALL: DECISIONS, DECISIONS…
We were thinking that we would build a 3/4 height wall with an open space at one end to step into the shower, and either leave the top of the wall open or install a window to allow natural light into the shower. Something like this:
If you read last week’s post, you know that we are taking on a huge project for this Spring’s One Room Challenge, hosted by Linda at Calling it Home. Welcome to Week 2 of the ORC, already 1/3 of the way through this design challenge to complete a room makeover (or build, in our case) in just 6 weeks! If you missed it, we actually tore up the corner of our basement in January to put in the second bathroom that we’ve been dreaming of for 3 1/2 years. Now we are hoping to kick it into re-build gear to get the bathroom as close to done as possible by the ORC final week, May 12th! Catch up on the initial plans and before photos, here.
As a quick reminder, this is what we started with:
I’m not even sure if a third-life crisis is a thing, but I think I’m a little late to call it “quarter-life” since I turned 30 last week. I, for one, do not plan to be around to see my 120th birthday. If you’ve followed this blog for any amount of time you’ve probably noticed my absence for the past, oh… way too many months. If you’re new here, Hi. I’m Kelly. Yes, there is in fact someone behind the blog, and thanks for stopping by!
The blog is not the only thing that I’ve been neglecting over the past six months. My work life had completely taken the place of my free time, my gym time, my early mornings and most of the evenings I should have been able to spend with my husband. I was commuting 45 minutes each way, 4 to 5 days a week to bust my ass 10 to 12 hours a day working on a thankless project that was making me miserable.