Well, it’s week two of the One Room Challenge. Last week I laid out our ambitious plans for our renovation, which can see those here. To recap, we bought a very distressed house (sight unseen from an auction house), and we are renovating to use as a Short Term Rental (talk about our timing, right?!?!). I’ll write about the process of buying at an auction another time, but let’s just say buying sight unseen is not for the weak of heart.
So what have we completed on the spaces? The dining/living area floors were original wood, so we had them sanded and then put a clear coat of poly over them. They are still rustic, but I love them. We have finished the Butcher block countertop install and put the original sink back in. We purchased appliances and wrapped wood cladding around the bar area.
This week we are going to work on the tile backsplash and in the entryway. We tiled our backsplash in our kitchen at the Lake House and thought we could handle it. Wish us luck! The entryway tile is going to be white penny tile with a word spelled out. This is my inspiration.
I am thinking of a few words, but it will depend on how time-consuming it is to lay it all out.
We are making progress, but it’s SLOW going right now. We have to do much more of the renovation ourselves (I’d really like to hire painting out) due to the coronavirus, but I also like using more of what we have on hand, and there is definitely pride in doing a job yourself. Some of the finishes started showing up, and that always makes me do a happy dance! Just look at this wallpaper from Spoon Flower. It’s giving me all the heart eyes!!
That’s all I have this week. Please make sure you peek at this week’s Featured Designers and my fellow Guest Participants. They are filled with some gorgeous inspiration! And as always, a big THANK YOU to Linda and her team at the One Room Challenge and the media sponsor Better Homes and Garden for putting this bi-annual event together.
And a BIG thank you to the following companies that have sponsored my work on this season’s ORC.
Until next time,