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  • Writer's pictureJordan Laws

The House on Artisan: One Room Challenge

Fall 2020

I discovered the One Room Challenge through another designer that I have been following. It hasn't been too long since I found out about it, but as soon as I did I wanted the chance to participate! If you don't know what the ORC is I'll give you a short summary.

The ORC is a biannual event that gives designers and design influencers a place to celebrate their creativity in a supportive group. The participants document their progress on one room that they have selected to transform and invite others to follow along! With that said I'm super excited to be participating and can't wait to show you a transformation in my own home!

The Powder Room

Okay, I know it's a small room, but that's fine! Our powder bath is in need of a make-over, along with the rest of our house. My husband may beg to differ on this, but I'm just gonna do my own thing!

For those who may not know, we bought our home in July of this year! There's a blog post about it on my site. I've been begging to remodel, well anything, and the ORC was the perfect excuse.

Why the powder room? It's small, it shouldn't be to difficult, and it needs it. We knew there were a few minor issues and it's time to fix them. It's also time for me to have a favorite room in the house, even if it's a tiny bathroom.

From the floor to the ceiling. Our pedestal sink had leaked causing the wood underneath to be ruined and our toilet has a crack inside the bowl. We are ripping out the hardwood to replace with tile, replacing the toilet, and replacing the current chandelier with something that's a little more "our taste".

Almost the whole house is painted in this pale blue color. The powder will be getting a paint-over! Ha see what I did there? Paint-over... Make-over... Sorry moving on!

I am debating on adding some shelving above the toilet. This room has no storage. Some shelving would give us a little added storage without overwhelming the space.

Speaking of paint, I am planning on painting my faucet and towel ring. I probably wouldn't recommend it to a client, but I've got to save somewhere and we will probably replace them in the future anyway. I'll let ya'll know how it holds up.

This beautiful mirror came from my favorite Iowa design studio, Ruby & Company. I've had it since we moved from Davenport and the powder was the perfect place to use it.

I am planning on mixing metals in this bathroom. I LOVE mixing metals. Partially because I love them all and have such a hard time deciding between one.

Last, but not least, I am hoping to have time to create a roman shade or valance for this window. These venetian blinds are super outdated. They do provide the privacy we need. I probably won't completely remove them, but I will at least try to hide them.

I haven't decided on a fabric. I'm hoping to find something "along the way" during this project. We will see how my time goes, this is my last priority in this space.

Okay, I've talked about my goals long enough. Make sure you follow along by keeping up with the blog and following my instagram page @jlinteriorsllc . You can subscribe to my blog post by scrolling to the bottom of the screen on the home page ( and typing your email into the "email" box.

I also want to invite you to check out other participants in the ORC! Click the logo below to be taken to the One Room Challenge official site.

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