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Oct 13, 2019

Global Chic Guest Bathroom - ORC Week 2

It’s WEEK 2 of the One Room Challenge and I have spent lots of time tweaking my Design Plan and shopping til’ I drop! Last week I went from one store to another store so that I didn’t have to purchase too many things online. I visited Target, Home Depot, HomeGoods, TJMaxx, Marshalls, Lowe’s, Menards, Walmart, etc. to try and find items that are available in-stock. You might think this is a little strange but I don’t care for shopping online. I prefer to actually touch and examine the quality of a product up close in person at the store. I don’t like waiting for shipping or the additional cost of shipping and I definitely don’t want to have to figure out how to return it if it is damaged or I just change my mind. Plus in my opinion, shopping is very enjoyable and I get excited when I find exactly what I’m looking for! As it turns out, I got pretty lucky because so far I only have to order the floor paint and hardware. 
Here are some of the items I found on my SHOPPING trips...

[ IMAGES:,, and Pinterest ]

[ IMAGES: Scott Living Wallpaper @ Lowes Home Improvement ]


If you watched my insta stories on INSTAGRAM ( @thecreativeorchard ) the other day, you know that I found this gorgeous faux grasscloth peel n' stick wallpaper by SCOTT LIVING @ Lowes. It is exactly what I had in mind for my feature accent wall to make my neutral artwork POP! The weight of the paper is heavy and thick so I think it will install really easily, especially since this is my first time putting up wallpaper of any kind. Not to mention there is no pattern to line up! Yay! You can actually feel the bumpy texture and there are multiple warm brick, peach and coral colors scattered throughout that add lots of depth and interest. So glad I found this! It was a very happy shopping accident. Look out for more SNEAK PEEK videos and pics on INSTAGRAM! (@thecreativeorchard

[ Behr Paint @ The Home Depot ]


Since most of my shopping is already done except two online items, this week I am finally going to start physically working on the GUEST BATHROOM. The kids are off school on Monday so most of my work will get done while they are at school the other four days this week. I will be installing the white ceramic penny tile above the existing shower as an additional splash guard. On INSTAGRAM I posted a poll to see how many viewers would choose WHITE or GRAY grout and 70% VOTED for GRAY so that's what I'm going to use. THANKS to all of you who VOTED! It's always fun to have other peoples input. The GRAY grout color will match the GRAY floor paint and should go good together. The current cabinets are staying so they will get painted with the same Behr Alkyd Enamel Paint from The Home Depot which I also used on my kitchen cabinets during the previous ORC/Spring 2019 but this time the color is called "VINTAGE CORAL" found in the Behr Marquee PAINT SWATCH section. I am relieved to report that the cabinetry paint has held up really well with no chipping, staining or scratches and washes very nicely. So I can officially RECOMMEND the Behr Alkyd Paint! If the weather stays nice, I plan on using flat black Rustoleum spray paint on a couple items such as the rusty metal vent cover and a metal garden stool I already owned. There needs to be more matte black objects to tie in with the black framed mirror and black accents on the light fixture. Most of the other metal surfaces in the room are chrome so that's why I specifically chose a vanity lighting that included both matte black and chrome finishes to have a little bit of a mix. Sometime during the weekend, hopefully my hubby will get more involved and we can cut holes out of the wood countertop for the sinks and faucets. I guess it's time to get my butt in gear! Wish me luck!

Follow along on Instagram ( @thecreativeorchard ) for progress photos and videos in my insta stories! Click on the Instagram Highlight called “ORC” to see sneak peeks from this ORC and ones from the past.

Event Host:
One Room Challenge | ORC | @oneroomchallenge | #oneroomchallenge

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Better Homes and Gardens | BHG | @betterhomesandgardens | #bhgorc

To learn more information about the ORC or to check out the progress of the other Guest Participants and Featured Designers room transformations, visit! You can also follow the ORC on Instagram @oneroomchallenge #oneroomchallenge or @betterhomesandgardens #bhgorc

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