It’s week three out of six of the One Room Challenge hosted by Calling it Home, which means we are halfway done with the room. Or we still have half of the room to complete. I guess it depends if you are a glass half empty or half full sort of person.
I’m definitely the optimistic type, so I’m going to say that I am well over halfway done with this room. This, however, would be a lie. Although I still feel a lot of work remains, I’m committed to finishing this room and including all the elements I had in the design.
I’ve actually added two more projects to my original plans. One of them is to refinish this gorgeous chair that is sitting in my garage. It doesn’t actually have a seat right now, but that’s a small detail in my crazy DIY brain. Did I mention I’m going out of town for a week? This should be interesting.
This week, I was able to install our faux shiplap plank wall, and I’m already loving how it looks. Obviously, it still needs to be painted, but that should go fairly quickly.
I’ve installed two other plank walls (one at my own house in our bathroom and one at a friend’s house, in her bathroom as well) and I still follow this basic tutorial from my first wall. For this wall, I used wood filler to cover up the holes and the seams since I plan to paint it white and want a more seamless look.
I’ve also improved my strategy for finding the studs in the wall. Instead of just putting a piece of painter’s tape at the top and bottom of the wall to mark the stud, this time I drew a line. I don’t know why I didn’t think of that one before. Duh.
I also started building our new queen bed, but more on that next week!
I generally don’t like lists, but when I’m feeling a little overwhelmed about a project, making a list helps me to stay calm. So, here’s what I have left to do:
- Paint bed
- Paint plank wall
- Make and stencil headboard
- Make crates for underneath bed
- Sew and stencil curtains
- Repair and upholster vintage chair
- DIY nightstand project
- Make pillow covers from vintage fabric
- Hang new (old) light fixture?
I think that’s it! See, that’s really not too bad. (I’m being serious here, I told you I’m the optimistic type.)
Plus, I’m bringing my sewing machine on vacation. Nothing says relaxing like sewing on the deck overlooking the beach. (Again, I’m being completely serious. I’m weird, but still serious.)
Like what you see? I’d love for you to follow along!
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