One Room Challenge {Week Three}: Halfway to our Farmhouse Style Bathroom, but not Really

Hello friends!

Welcome to WEEK THREE of this crazy One Room Challenge journey!

At three weeks in, we’re now officially halfway through our timeline. Unfortunately, we’re nowhere near halfway through our work.

Honestly, I don’t even know what to say except that we’re in BIG trouble with this one.

Weeks one and two were spent rerouting old plumbing for the new shower and tub, turning one sink into two & moving the toilet plumbing. Hubs also had to move our floor vent for the HVAC system in order to create space to turn the toilet onto a neighbouring wall. Oh, and of course, there’s the small matter of removing the old linoleum and then laying and levelling the new subfloor and then framing out and waterproofing our new shower. There’s still the small matter of some electrical to figure out, but things are slowly moving along I suppose.

Obviously, all that framework behind the scenes is important, but boy it’s hard to devote 1/3 of our tight timeline to work that will never be seen.

Farmhouse Style Bathroom in the making

Farmhouse Style Bathroom in the making

Farmhouse Style Bathroom in the making

Farmhouse Style Bathroom in the making

Farmhouse Style Bathroom in the making


If you’ve been following along on Instagram, you’ll already know that after working on things behind the walls and under the floors for two weeks straight, we’ve finally begun adding in elements we’ll actually see in the finished space.


We’ve officially started our first ever tiling project…

Farmhouse Style Bathroom in the making

Farmhouse Style Bathroom in the making

This arabesque tile is so pretty, but it’s definitely a bit tricky to work with. Maybe it’s better that we start with something more difficult, hopefully it will make tiling the floor feel like a piece of cake!

Here’s a quick little recap of our plans (find all the details here) and how far we’ve still got to go:
– demo yucky old bathroom
– install electrical for new lights (from one to three)
– install plumbing for new sinks (from one to two)
– install plumbing for turning the toilet
– install plumbing for new tub
– build out shower base
– tile shower walls and floor
– tile bathroom floor
– install drywall
– install plank walls
– paint plank walls
– make double vanity
– install new vanity, sinks, & faucets
– install tub and roman faucet
– install toilet
– install shower head and tap
– paint & install new baseboards (like this)
– install new lighting
– install glass enclosure for shower
– hang mirrors
– hang towel hooks, paper holder and hand towel ring
– decorate

I’m pretty sure I was right in thinking we may have bitten off more than we can chew, though I’m still holding out hope that we’ll somehow be able to pull this all off! #wishfulthinking

Now, I bet you’re wondering what this is all costing us and how I’m keeping track of it all …

I’m putting my favourite budgeting tool to work again on this project. ItSums has been such a huge help as we plan each renovation project throughout our home! Honestly, I can’t say enough great things about this brilliant site! It keeps track of links, photos and costs for every product we use. It also organizes it all into categories so we can see how much we’ve spent and on what, and it even let’s us mark things as purchased, so that we know exactly how much we’ve spent and how much we’ve still got to budget for. You’re definitely going to want to hop on over to our Farmhouse Style Bathroom board to see how it all works!

ItSums - Farmhouse Style Bathroom

We are SO incredibly lucky to be teaming up with some AHHHHHMAZING companies as we take on this crazy renovation! Sending out SUCH a big thank you to the following companies for sponsoring this makeover (and making it so easy to recommend them and their fabulous products!):

Farmhouse Bathroom Makeover

Delta Canada | Barn Light Electric
ItSums | Sherwin-Williams
The Builder Depot | Home Depot Canada | American Standard Canada


Now, be sure to check out the other One Room Challenge Makeovers – there’s A TON of talent to see my friends!

And of I go to knock a few more things off that list. #wishmeluck


Pop on over here to see how our {farmhouse style bathroom} came together in the end:

A Farmhouse Style Bathroom |

And you won’t want to miss all of these other fab {farmhouse style bathroom} projects:


Wishing you SUCH a lovely day!

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41 thoughts on “One Room Challenge {Week Three}: Halfway to our Farmhouse Style Bathroom, but not Really

  1. I just love that tile! It’s so pretty. This is the fun part since you are starting to add elements we will see in the finished bathroom. I can’t wait to see how it all comes together in the next 3 weeks.

  2. I’m still all heart-eyes over that tile, to the point where I’m tempted to take a hammer to our current shower tile 😛 I am cheering you on, Kristi! I know that you’ll be able to pull this off!

    1. Thank you Emily! Seriously though, these late nights tiling have me thinking that maybe our old bathroom wasn’t so bad after all. 😉 Thanks again!!!

  3. Oh my goodness! You are the very bravest souls or the most fearless, or maybe both! It is going to be beautiful, Kristi! Crushin’ on that tile. Can not wait to see your reveal. Awesome job on the gutting and replumbing. I hope you are planning a big vacation retreat for your cohort in crime. He definitely deserves it. ?

    1. Or the most naive?! Whichever it is, I really hope we can find some way to pull this all off in time! And it’s so funny you mentioned that big vacation … we’re actually planning to spend two weeks down in Mexico after all of this is over!!! Thank you so, so much for your constant encouragement and kind words Peggy!

  4. Wow- this is looking so good! You are totally going to finish in time- you can do it! Gah- love the finishes 🙂

  5. That tile you chose is beautiful! At least you’re getting to some of the pretty stuff. We will be tackling our first tiling project next weekend.

    1. Thanks Roxanne! It definitely helps to at least be “seeing” the progress now! Good luck with your tiling (hopefully you chose something a little easier to work with than I did!).

  6. Wow! You have gotten a ton done!! I’m loving your tile choices! I hear you about wasting 1/3 of your time on the unseen things. We have been doing some of that too! It’s going to be beautiful!

    1. Thank you Denise! It’s definitely tough to not really be “seeing” the progress. But, I know it’s there and now we get to spend our time covering it all up with so many pretty things! Here’s to a productive week 4!!!

  7. It’s coming together so well! It feels daunting, but suddenly it will start to feel like you just might actually get it done 😉 Truth be told we still have lots of “little” things to finish off around our house… we said we wouldn’t do that, but we did! Love your tile choice!

    1. Thank you so, so much Ashlea! Our list of things that still need to get done is incredibly daunting, but if we can pull it all off, I really think this is going to be a beautiful space! And we’re totally in the same boat … there are zillions of little projects around the house still waiting to get done! I really hope this bathroom doesn’t become another twenty 😉 Thanks again!!!

  8. Your room is coming along SO well! I hear ya about spending a ton of time on work that will never be seen. Makes me feel like we’ve done nothing on our room yet! lol. Love the tiles you’ve chosen. Can’t wait to see your progress this week 🙂

    1. Thanks so much Lindi! With each day that goes by I somehow feel like we’re getting further away from finishing this thing on time, how is that even possible?! Here’s to the most productive two weeks ever for us both!!!

  9. Kristi I love all of the texture you are adding to this room. Instead of going with the plain tile you chose this unique pattern which gives the room more interest while still keeping it calm with the white. Looking forward to seeing the reveal. Thank you for sharing at Sweet Inspiration.

  10. Bonjour, I’m following your awesome work from France… I’m wondering how you built out the shower base ? sorry for my rusty english, Dominique.

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