Eric and I were hanging the art last night and he said, "You know, babe, I'm glad you did this. It's nice to have something (mostly) finished!" Week 6 brings the One Room Challenge™ to a close. I'm so glad we jumped in on this crazy train, even if we aren't pros and had the tightest … Continue reading One Room Challenge Week 6: Reveal!
Week 5 of the One Room Challenge™ has paint finished, furniture rearranged and the bed partially made. It's been hard watching people BUY BUY BUY and end up with these amazing rooms, but this challenge was about moving forward and using what we have to do that. We don't shop at the big box stores unless … Continue reading One Room Challenge Week 5: Back together
Week 4 of the One Room Challenge™ has us traveling this weekend but it involved some pieces for the house so we're still on track. NUSS NUSS A friend is launching a Moroccan rug import business, so we nabbed a couple great things for the house. One goes in this room! NEW NIGHTSTAND TOPS Another friend … Continue reading One Room Challenge Week 4: Furniture and Rugs
Week 3 of the One Room Challenge™ was much more successful. I hit estate sales and spontaneously dropped into a second hand store - scoring both nightstands and a floor lamp. The first coat of Farrow and Ball studio green is up, and looking sexy and complimentary to the wood trim. PAINT First coat, it obviously … Continue reading One Room Challenge Week 3: Pieces coming together
Week 2 of the One Room Challenge™ was lots of effort with not much luck. I hit estate sales and every second hand store on Hawthorne with no luck. Here is it Sunday so I'm trying to make some progress where I can. I received my long overdue Farrow and Ball swatches, so color moved to … Continue reading One Room Challenge Week 2: The Guest Room Color
Those of you that know us know we have been working hard to get the master bathroom finished. Despite that, we've recently had guests stay and this room and it is just embarrassing. I've decided to enter us into the One Room Challenge™ in order to move this project along. I'm new to this type of … Continue reading One Room Challenge Week 1: The Guest Room Plan
We wanted to balance the modern glass steam shower with a traditional black tile border. This was more involved than I imagined and there were a couple key learnings. ONE: You should map the whole room out before you begin. Yes, this is annoying and time consuming but it allowed us to keep moving. TWO: … Continue reading Installing 1″ hexagon tile
Stripping this salvaged cabinet has been a back burned project since we began. I would apply stripper, do my best and take a break. The Rebuilding Center is a glorious place where you never know what/when/if you will find. First was the humble Citristrip, applied at least three times to just remove the at least … Continue reading Restoring a vintage Craftsman medicine cabinet
An overview of start to... well to where it is now-ish.
It is a mess in here. Everything is open, unattached and exposed. 35 days until this is where we live. O. M. G.