One Room Challenge Week 4 – The Powder Room

Welcome to week #4 of the One Room Challenge!

(If you’re just joining me, you can catch up on the last three weeks right here….week 1, week 2, week 3).

I’d like to start by thanking everyone for the comments on my mirror color!  Last week, I was in a major quandary about which color was best for our powder room.    There were so many great suggestions!  The good news is that I think I’ve found the right color!  I think in real life, it appears a touch more on the silver side. But in pictures, it shows up as more of a gold.  I took a ton of pictures and this was the most accurate.


The shelves are hung up too!  I love how they look, but to be quite honest, I’m not thrilled with the quality.  Yes, you get what you pay for {and being that I only paid $20 per shelf, I’m shouldn’t be surprised I’m disappointed!}.

I wanted to see if I would like the height and spacing of the shelves, so I used painters tape as a visual guide.

painters tape as shelf guide

I was sure it would be easy to hang the shelves.  I don’t get scared away from wall anchors or securing something to my walls.  But for some darn reason, these shelves weren’t cooperating.


I’m sure the above picture looks like things were going along perfectly fine.  But the shelf wouldn’t properly hook onto the wall cleat.  After drilling several holes into my newly painted and patched walls, I had to step away from the project. I was frustrated. And it was taking way too long.

A day later, I gave it another go and finally just accepted the fact that these shelves aren’t perfect.  They are hung, but they are not nearly as secure as I’d like. They don’t sit flush against the walls. And I have no idea why. Maybe my wall isn’t perfectly flat?  Or maybe it’s the cheap shelf. At any rate, I’m just living with it for now because I like how they look.


As I started pulling out items to decorate the shelves, I remembered some sweet scripture prints that I bought awhile ago from Jones Design Company.   And they were even the right size for my frames!


jones design company print see first his kingdom

The prints bring just the right touch of color to the bathroom.

Things are really coming along!  I think the last big ‘to do’ for this one room challenge is to select a rug! Come back next week to see what I’ve chosen!


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  1. I’m having the exact same problem with my shelf! Your art looks great

  2. Ugghh! The frustration when something doesn’t go exactly right. Been there! I like the prints you picked out to accessorize with. What lovely sayings! Good luck, and can’t wait to see the finished room!

  3. Looking good! Can’t wait to see the final reveal!


  4. love it all!! love the mirror color…and just love all of Emily’s stuff. looks great! xoxo

  5. Ugh, I hate when things don’t work properly 🙁 But I am sure the flaws will only be noticeable to you. I love your prints!

  6. I think it’s going to come together beautifully and I love the prints & frames!!

  7. As if we aren’t under enough pressure to make decisions and get things done. I love that you’re accepting the shelves the way they’re hanging. Sometimes you just have to go with it! Looking great by the way!!

  8. Even if they’re not as secure as you would like, the shelves look great. Love the JDC prints, too!

  9. Ugh, hanging shelves is the worst. But the art looks fantastic! xoxo

  10. Sorry about the shelf- but it’s coming along so nicely- YAY! We are almost at the finish line don’t stress!

  11. It is looking so great! Way to go!

  12. I know how frustrating hanging shelves or anything that must be straight! I just hung a custom towel rack and even with my handy level It was frustrating. Thank goodness there was a stud in there! Best of luck and hang in there!

  13. Getting closer! So glad you found the paint for your mirror that you like. The prints are cute and the frames too. Looking forward to next week!

  14. The best part about 20 dollar shelves, is that you are not too attached to them. It’s more than fine for now. The art is adorable, and it looks like you are in the home stretch. Good luck.

  15. This is looking awesome! Love those prints!

  16. LOVE the bird print!!!!

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