One Room Challenge Week 2 :: Demo and Drywall!

Date
Apr, 12, 2017

Welcome to week 2 of the One Room Challenge! If you’re just starting to follow along, you can check out week 1 hereWe’re tackling our master en suite this time around and things are going awesome so far. I’ve got lots of progress to show you!

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I totally feel stress free right now since we hired a contractor and he’s been doing all the hard work. He’s pretty much done with his part of the job, minus some plumbing and the drywall just got finished up today. woo hoo! Here’s a look at where things are:

That terrible weird corner vanity is finally gone, THANK GOD. We were going to put another recessed light on that slanted wall but decided the other two new ones we added gave off plenty of light. And it would have been shining right in your face when you walked in.

Here’s the new view when you round the corner. Looks so much bigger doesn’t it?! Opening this up was definitely the right decision. I originally wanted there to be just a little half wall between the tub and shower but we needed to keep the whole wall for support. I think it will help enclose the shower more though and keep it a little more private so it’s all good.

This is where the new shower will be, the shower head will be coming out from that new wall and there will be a stationary panel door that comes out about 3″ then you can just walk in. I could throw a party in there, it’s HUGE!

Here’s a view looking back out towards the entry. We thought about relocating the door and putting it where you walk in, but we decided to leave it open. You can’t see the toilet or shower directly when you look in and you’re already in the master bedroom anyway so whatevs.

Here’s where the new vanity will be going with a mirror and a couple sconces on either side. My original plan was to do some sort of shiplap or wood wall feature above the vanity but now that we took that wall down to the right – it made the wall a weird shape and not really something I could work with.

So instead I’m thinking I might do some sort of wall treatment on this wall above the tub. Just not sure what! Maybe some skinnylap or I have another crazy idea for a wood feature wall 😉

And here’s a view from in our bedroom of the new wall from the outside. It created a cute little nook in the corner where I think I’m going to move my desk.

So next up we have to figure out how to do the wood paneling around the tub. My original thought was to do real wood planks, but then we thought wood look tile might be better since it will be waterproof but I can’t find any I like that match the vanity. I’m gonna have to do some research and see if I can waterproof the wood enough so I can just stain it the color I want. Once we have that picked out, our contractor can get the tub in and finish the plumbing. So hopefully that all happens in the next week!

And now that the drywall is done we can start painting – which I’m just going with a classic white.

As always, a HUGE thank you to Lowe’s for supporting this project!!

Don’t forget to head over to Calling it Home to see all the other guest participants!

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33 Comments

  1. Reply

    Victoria Luisus

    August 9, 2017

    i am curious too see your work done 🙂 hope you will update with new post ! Look forward.

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    victorialuisus

    July 3, 2017

    Woow! –Good job, it’s going to look amazing. Just curious to see all together 🙂

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    Jen @ Noting Grace

    April 20, 2017

    Bre – Wow – you have accomplished so much! I can’t wait to see what you’ve done this week. I was thinking of tackling our master bath, but it seems so daunting. I’ll definitely be following along for ideas!

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      brepurposed

      April 20, 2017

      Thanks Jen! It definitely is a big task and I’m starting to freak out a little bit but hopefully we can get it all done on time!

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    Cristy @ W. Collective Interiors

    April 19, 2017

    HOLY COW! What an undertaking, hired contractor or not! Good luck with the next steps!

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      April 20, 2017

      Thanks Cristy!! I’m definitely starting to feel the pressure!

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    Cristy @ W. Collective Interiors

    April 19, 2017

    HOLY COW! What an undertaking! You are a brave woman! 🙂

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    Emy

    April 17, 2017

    It’s such a great space! Maybe use waterlox on the wood by the tub?

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      brepurposed

      April 20, 2017

      Thanks for the recommendation, we’re going to try it out!

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    Casey

    April 16, 2017

    Wow! Great progress – it’s going to look awesome!

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      brepurposed

      April 20, 2017

      Thanks Casey!!

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    Brittany Goldwyn

    April 14, 2017

    I cannot wait to see some of your pieces going in!!

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      brepurposed

      April 20, 2017

      Thanks girl! I can’t wait to get to the fun part!

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    Melissa

    April 14, 2017

    So excited to see it coming along! I can’t wait to see all the changes that happen by next week!

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      brepurposed

      April 14, 2017

      Thanks Melissa!! So excited to start getting into some of the fun stuff!

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    Kendra @ www.joyinourhome.com

    April 14, 2017

    Look at you guys go–yay for an awesome contractor! Can’t wait to see what’s next!

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      brepurposed

      April 14, 2017

      Thanks girl!! I’m so glad we decided to hire one!

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    Nicole @ The Inspired Hive

    April 13, 2017

    Great progress!!! This space is HUGE!!! So jealous! Let’s trade bathrooms! 😉

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      April 14, 2017

      haha not sure how I feel about that 😉 You can come over anytime!

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    ashley@biggerthanthethreeofus

    April 13, 2017

    Major progress! Can’t wait to see the pretty stuff!!

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      brepurposed

      April 14, 2017

      I can’t wait to decorate!

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    Lizzie Ravn

    April 13, 2017

    You’ve already done so much. It looks huge now!

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      brepurposed

      April 13, 2017

      Our contractor works fast!! I can’t wait to get in there and start on some of the DIYs!

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    Bre

    April 13, 2017

    Good progress, Bre! I like a private shower area, too! Those all glass showers freak me out!!! (I am weird I guess.)

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      brepurposed

      April 13, 2017

      ha they definitely work in some spaces but I think it’s better that it will be a little more enclosed!

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    Cassie Bustamante

    April 13, 2017

    you guys amaze me! our bathroom is awful but i am too chicken!

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      brepurposed

      April 13, 2017

      You can totally do it!!

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    Brittany Wise

    April 13, 2017

    Ohmigosh! You are planning SO MUCH for these few weeks! But wow, I love your design plan. I’ll be following along!

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      brepurposed

      April 13, 2017

      Ah I know, we have a lot on our plates!! The stress is starting to set in!

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