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It was a pretty exciting week here at Flourish & Knot. I woke up on Monday to discover that my Día de Muertos Luminaries were featured on The Huffington Post! Eeeeee!

ORC Guest Blue

Last week I filled you in on my plans for Calling it Home‘s One Room Challenge. As a quick re-cap: I’m updating our master bathroom on a $300 budget in six weeks. I can’t change the tile, the flooring, the tub, the toilet, or the counter. I have a lot of work ahead of me.

Well, I’m pleased to inform you that our house is almost a cranberry-red-wall-free zone! (When we moved in there were three giant cranberry-red walls. There now remains one. And it is mocking me.)

The paint has gone on in the bathroom and it is looking so, so much better.

Week Two of the One Room Challenge: I've now painted our master bath! | flourishandknot.com

See ya, red wall!

We went with Benjamin Moore’s “Pink Damask” but in Rona’s house brand of kitchen and bath paint. And I’d like to go on the record as saying that THE HOUSE BRAND WAS AWESOME AND I’LL NEVER BUY DESIGNER PAINT! I cannot say enough good things about Rona’s house brand. It goes on like a dream. So no, I’ll pass on your $75-a-gallon-paint, thanks.

Where was I?

I took this photo so that you could see what it looks like with the light on. I’m planning to change out that particular fixture for something less Little-House-on-the-Prairie, but at least it gives you an idea. In reality, this room is rarely bright enough to… enjoy(?)… by natural light. Plus, I like to keep the shower curtain closed to hide all that brown tile.

Week Two of the One Room Challenge: I've now painted our master bath! | flourishandknot.com

As an aside, I’m quickly realizing just how tricky this room is to photograph. If you have any tips you can share with me, I’d love to hear ’em!

So what’s up next for this room? Well, framing out the mirror is the project I’ve sort of been dreading. Mostly because the amount I spend on it will determine how much I have left over for all the pretty shiny and cozy accessories!

Here are some of the options I’m considering. Let me know if you have a favourite, or if you have another suggestion. You can leave a comment at the end of this post!

Option 1: Simple and contemporary

Framed Mirror1

Better Homes and Gardens

Option 2: Traditional and elegant
Framed Mirror2

Watever is Lovely – Hometalk

Option 3: Mosaic tile

framed mirror3


I’d love to hear your thoughts and suggestions, so be sure to leave me a comment if you feel so inclined. Thanks for stopping by!


Here’s where I link up each week:

Mondays: Merry MondayMonday FundayInspire Me MondayShow & TellLou Lou Girls

Tuesdays: Tell ’em TuesdayTwo Uses TuesdayTutorials & TipsTuesdays with a TwistHit Me with Your Best ShotTickle My TastebudsTreasure Box TuesdayTasty Tuesdays

Wednesdays: Pin Worthy WednesdaysWork it WednesdayWow Us WednesdayWake Up WednesdayWordless WednesdayWhimsy WednesdayWelcome Home Wednesdays

Thursdays: Think and Make ThursdayHandmade HangoutWeekend Re-TreatFavourite ThingsArtsy Fartsy Link PartyWhat to Do WeekendsFriday Features (Thursday)

Friday: Fiesta FridayFeathered NestLink Party PaloozaFriday Favourites

Saturday: Share it One More Time

Sunday: Nifty Thrifty SundaySilver PenniesSundays at HomeThat DIY PartyFrugal Crafty Blog HopShare the Wealth SundayFood Stars

Monthly/Recurring: Great Blog TrainSunday BrunchBefore and After