It’s Thursday, and surprising, I’m actually ON TIME with my One Room Challenge update this week.
I haven’t been on time for anything yet this week. Nope, not preschool for the boys, not playdates, and not group fitness class at the gym (thus I ended up front and center right next to the instructor … not ideal as I’m not in great shape and forgot my hair tie #hotmess … literally this time). Sidenote: Have you noticed I seem to use that hashtag about once a week? I should do something about that. Hmmm ….
But back to the challenge, the room, and progress …
This is the second week of work, but the third post on this ‘challenge’. The One Room Challenge is brought to you by Linda at Calling It Home. I’m joining in with 96 other linking participants (bloggers) to challenge ourselves to finish redoing one room in SIX weeks (which is actually only 5 weeks of work).
Just a side note on that mood board … we can’t actually get all those exact items (some are a bit spendy) … they’re just inspiration. Just don’t want you to get your hopes up that our room will look just like that inspiration board.
And last week, I shared all of our destruction in the room (carpet OUT, trim OUT):
So, I mentioned last week that we were
cheating being really efficient and hiring our ‘guy’ to install all the new trim. He did that. And we painted it. And it looks awesome.
Let’s take a look …
The above was all work that we take NO CREDIT for. Our ‘guy’ is good.
Want to see OUR handy work in action? We painted it … and the walls:
We used Sherwin Williams Trim Paint color matched to Benjamin Moore’s Cloud White, and HGTV flat paint color matched to BM’s Cloud White.
Walls are white. Trim is white. HUGE progress here, my friends.
Okay, I realize looking at pictures of white paint is not the most exciting thing, but I. LOVE. WHITE. So I am super excited about it. To add a little excitement, though, let’s remember that awesome Herringbone Accent Wall we did a while back:
So … we have white walls except for the one navy Herringbone one. We have white trim. We have white doors. We don’t, however, have a great floor. It’s brown. It’s stained with paint from many, many years ago. It’s scratched up. It looks nice from a far, but up close … not so much (still better than the carpet, though).
We own one of those industrial looking floor sanders (thanks John and Sherry for leaving it to us!). We have sanded and sanded and sanded some more, and the stains are still there. We’ve gone through several sanding discs (of varying grits), and the nicks, chips, and gauges are still there (less noticeable, but definitely still there).
Next week, I’m sharing our faux pickling technique for updating the floors, but be warned … the floors will be painted. They will not be restored and restained as I’m sure many people would attempt (and prefer). I’m warning you NOW because I know a lot of people will think we’re crazy for painting over beautiful wood floors. They’re just not what we want (and the boys don’t have an option yet), so … bring on the paint.
Stay tuned for how that turns out …
Let’s review the to-do list:
You can also check out all of other bloggers participating and their WEEK 3 progress reports HERE.
Thanks for stopping by. As I said last week, any words of encouragement, advice, recommendations, etc ARE ALWAYS WELCOME!! We need all the help we can get here, folks!