The first week of The One Room Challenge™ flew by and thankfully we’ve been motivated and were able to check a lot of projects (or parts of projects) off of our to-do list.
Last week I shared the before pictures and plans for our Eclectic Botanical Farmhouse Family Room.
This week we:
- installed (faux) shiplap on the walls surrounding the fireplace.
- built and installed window cornice. They are sanded and caulked and are ready for paint!
- patched together the 4′ x 6′ scatter rugs we picked up at HomeGoods.
- painted the end tables.
- began building (and will hopefully finish tonight) a barn wood bench for behind the sofa.
AND, last but not least,
- rolled out our new rug from eSaleRugs!!
A big thank you to our sponsor, eSaleRugs for providing our new 9’x12′ rug. We desperately needed something larger that didn’t look dwarfed in this rather large room. I’ll be sharing the details of the rug next week. I can tell you I love it and am glad this is the rug I selected. It’s not too thick and it’s super soft!
Here’s where we stand on our to-do list:
install shiplap walls surrounding fireplace
- install built-in shelving and bench seating surrounding fireplace
- paint shiplap and built-ins
- source plug-in wall sconces to flank fireplace
- build console table for wall beside french doors
build farmhouse style bench to place behind the exposed section of sofa build, install,& paint window cornices
- swap out curtains
patch together 2, 4’x6′ rugs to place in front of french doors
- paint sunroom and bathroom doors
- refinish art file
- paint tufted chair upholstery
refinish end tables
- refinish or replace coffee table
replace too small rug
- source matching accent chairs for in front of fireplace
- add decorative wood trim to built in entertainment cabinet
- sew a few new pillow covers
“plant” silk fiddle leaf fig
- pull together finishing touches (aka rearrange, buy, or DIY decor)
Join us next Thursday for another update. Additionally, feel free to stop over at the Calling It Home blog to see the progress of all the other ORC participants. There were a TON of amazing room plans shared last week and I can’t wait to see how everyone’s projects are coming along!