Week 4 – One Room Challenge

This week is week 4 and we made progress in our One Room Challenge so yay for that! We are still a full week behind where we’d like to be but things are starting to come together so there is hope that we’ll cross the finish line in time!

This week the new tub and tile was installed and grouted. That might sound like a small(ish) job but it involved removing all the old tub and tile and part of the floor, rerouting plumbing for a larger tub. Then removing drywall to be able to install the new tub.

Installing the new tub was an exercise in patience. It fit snugly in its new spot and getting it into the small room and even smaller space was an adventure of smashed fingers.

Decisions on Tile patterns - One Room Challenge Week 4

We decided on a basket weave pattern for the tile and a lighter gray grout. I didn’t want to go with white since I wanted some contrast in the tub, but I also didn’t want it to be too dark. I wanted contrast so you’d see the pattern, but not so much contrast that it would draw your eye immediately to it.

The shower niche took a lot longer than I expected because I marked the tiles all wrong to begin with. The edges of it have a cove so that they will make a nice picture frame and in my head I laid them out as a picture frame to start with.

The niche of the shower - One Room Challenge Week 4
The niche turned out okay after we cut all the tiles twice.

So each of those piece got cut twice, which left us with half as much tile. Which we had plenty of thankfully. So that was one less emergency trip to the home improvement store.

The color turned out perfectly!

Bonus for this week – the ceiling got painted white and it’s finished too!

Progress on the shower - Week 4 One Room Challenge


If you want to visit each week then you can follow along on our journey here:

Week One – The Before Photo’s

Week Two – Design Decisions

Week Three – Demo and Install Tub and Tile

Week Four – Board and Batten and Paint

Week Five – Wallpaper and Design Details

Week Six – The Final Reveal


The One Room Challenge is in full swing!

If you are new here, welcome, welcome! I’m so happy that you’ve stopped by to check out the project! This is such a fun even that showcases so much talent and creativity.

Each Wednesday you will see the 20 featured designers’ current progress and on Thursdays 150 plus guest participants link up their rooms. Click here to see this week’s featured designers and Click here to see the guest participants

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