ONE ROOM CHALLENGE – Week 6


If this is your first time here, then HELLO! My name is Inna and along with my husband, we enjoy building and renovating in addition to our jobs and babies. We recently sold our first, self-build home and bought a ’67 fixer that has been uninhabited for 15 years, say for a few raccoon families.

Week 6! WE ARE DONE! Well kind of, we still have a whole house to finish. But the master ensuite is done! In six weeks we managed to completely renovate our master bedroom and bathroom. When we started, the room wasn’t even gutted!

Here are a few before photos to remind us all on how it looked like:

Gutting was actually much harder than expected. That original tile was on top of 6 inches of cement. It was a nightmare tearing down the shower. Luckily for us, I decided that I loved the original honeycomb floors, so we kept them as is!

Hover over the words of the parts in the room you’re interested in and they will direct you to the site where purchased.

My favorite part of the room is definitely the wallpaper. The lights are Light Society from Amazon. Linked are the smaller accessories such as the wall plates, hook, and toilet paper holder.

I went with a brass shower faucet and vanity faucet to pop against the white and blue.

Vanity, marble tile, blue and white tile, and brass inlay tile are all from Lowes.

Mirror was a thrifted find as well as the little knick knacks.

Trim was Sherwin Williams BEHIND BLUE EYES

COST: Calculating the total cost of the reno is a bit difficult since we are remodeling the entire house as well and much of the materials, such as tile and windows, were bought in bulk.

  • Labor for tile and materials was around $1,385
  • Plumbing materials $220
  • Vanity was $475
  • Lights and electrical $150 (my hubs knows how to do electrical so we saved a bunch there)
  • Window approx. $200
  • Paint and wallpaper $110
  • Crown $200 (V and I installed it all ourselves, so we saved money there)
  • Toilet $250
  • Vent and vent cover and outlet covers $48
  • Faucets and hardware $246
  • Ceiling drywall and labor $100
  • Labor, apart from the tile and finishing drywall, was all done ourselves so total price came out to around: $3,384

I’d say that’s a very good price especially since the whole space was gutted!

Now onto the Master Bedroom:

We had to remove the ceiling, resand the floors, change the windows, add the trim, crown, new baseboards, ceiling trim, revamp the doors, and add new electrical. How we got it done in 6 weeks I still have no idea apart from praying and working with my sweet husband.

Door onlays, ceiling trim, window onlay, and ceiling medallion were all ordered from Amazon.

Walls are Sherwin Williams SNOWBOUND and doors are TRICORN BLACK

There are also the pretty things such as the light fixture, curtains, and night stand. Bed is Jennifer Taylor.

Dresser, brass pots, and paintings were thrifted.

These flower prints were taken by my good friend whos a phenomenal photographer. https://www.andrianakovalchuk.com/

COST: Calculating the total cost of the reno is a bit difficult since we are remodeling the entire house as well and much of the materials, such as tile and windows, were bought in bulk.

  • Labor for drywall and materials was around $300 (we installed ourselves but had others do the finishing work)
  • Lights, electrical outlets and cans $427 (my hubs knows how to do electrical so we saved a bunch there)
  • Windows approx. $600
  • Paint $130
  • Crown, trim, baseboards, onlays $1,034 (V and I installed it all ourselves, so we saved money there)
  • Curtains and rods $204
  • Hardware $112
  • Floor stain and gloss $75 (my dad did the floors which saved us labor costs)
  • Rug $300
  • Furniture including bed, antique dresser, nightstand $880
  • A lot of the other things in the room, such as the knick-knacks and mirror, I had from my previous bedroom in our first home so I was able to repurpose and save.)
  • Total cost came out to $4,062

Because we were willing to do most of the work ourselves, we saved at least $5,000. Keep in mind, since this was a gut, we had to rewire and do a lot of other work that we generally wouldn’t do in a simple remodel.

Overall I’m very happy over how everything went. But I’m most thankful for my change of heart throughout the whole process. I started off being stressed and overwhelmed with everything going on in our lives. Selling our home, packing, renovating the entire fixer, and then renovating with a deadline. Add in two kids and existing responsibilities and I was swamped emotionally and mentally. It wasn’t until week 4 that I stopped and thought, “No one needs this. My family needs me much more than this room and my Jesus is not honored with my angry heart.” I spent a few night’s just rewiring myself and gave it all up to the Lord. I decided that whether I finish or not, I have a lovely family, healthy kids, and a God who loves me. Lo and behold, even when we were falling behind my schedule, I was at complete peace and joy. Trusting and giving it all to the Lord changed the whole experience for me and I was able to enjoy myself. We also happened to FINISH!

ANYWHO, I’m done preaching. But I will say that I am READY to tackle on the rest of the house JOYFULLY! So if you enjoyed following along, keep following! We have A LOT more where this came from. A whole house more!

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