Thursday, April 10, 2014

One Room Challenge Week Two




It's only week two of the One Room Challenge and I'm already exhausted.  I guess I need to put on my big girl pants and get right over it cause I still have a LOT to do in my guest room.  My husband and I (really my husband) worked like a dog to do all of the crown molding and baseboards this weekend.  He had such a hard time with the angles since, once again, nothing is square.  Somehow (with wood filler, spackle, caulk, and paint) he managed to make it look a-mazing.  And he built the window benches.  They still need a bit more trimming out but I'm super impressed with his carpentry skills right now.  Remember what it looked like before (sorry for my absolute crap photography skills)?


And voila!




 We had these cabinets left over from our kitchen so I'm glad they're getting a home.  It'll be nice to have a bit of storage.



That space is where the fireplace will go.  We bought it two houses ago and we were going to get rid of it, but this seemed like the perfect spot for it.  It just needs a bit of tweaking, which will be the subject of one of my posts.  Next up is the carpet and wallpaper.  They're both scheduled so unless all hell breaks loose next week will be a big one.  In the meantime I've got something semi cheap and cheerful planned for window treatments that I'm hoping to get started on this weekend.  Crossing my fingers that it will look as good as it does in my head.  Now I'm off to see how all the other linking participants are doing with their rooms.  Don't forget to see what the varsity team of ORCers are doing.  Ridiculous goodness.

14 comments:

  1. what a difference fresh paint can make- i love those window nooks!

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  2. How many fireplaces does that bring your total count to? Your husband works so hard and is so talented. Both of you are. I know you will get really far with this room, hang in there.

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  3. Wow, what a skilled husband! Looks fantastic. Can't wait to see the next step!

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  4. Good god my friend!! He did an amazing job - it looks incredible! Can't wait or next week!

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  5. The window seats are SOOOOO perfect in there - this is such a juicy renovation - I love seeing your rooms come to life! You two make a great team!

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  6. Wow, a ton of hard work is what I see here!!! Can't wait till you get to the pretties! :)

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  7. Yay for talented husbands and wives with good taste and vision. Looking forward to the next step!

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  8. What an amazing job on that crown moulding! I would so love a window seat. Can't wait to see next week's post :)

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  9. That's some major progress! Your husband is good! And I've always loved window seats - yours are looking great and will be so nice for storing blankets and other things for the room.

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  10. Have I told you how in love I am with your home? Those windows seats are fabulous!! I cannot wait to see that wallpaper go up! This room is going to be AMAZING!!

    XOXO,
    The Glam Pad

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  11. Wow! That's a boat load of work!! I'm loving those nooks and the moldings are beautiful.

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  12. Wow, lots of progress. I wish I had a husband as handy as yours! Love the light your house gets.

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  13. I'm catching up on my reading from last week! This room is awesome already!! Love your inspiration - can't wait to the rest :)

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  14. that is looking fabulous! Fresh paint makes such a difference, as does the crown molding. Looking good!

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