Today, we’re sharing a progress update for Week 3 of the One Room Challenge!
As always, a special thank you to Linda, creator of the One Room Challenge and media partners Better Homes and Gardens and the Home Love Network for sponsoring the 2018 Fall One Room Challenge.
We’re about halfway through the One Room Challenge and for the first time, I can honestly say, we’re weary. While we’ve made a lot of progress over the past three weeks there are still several big projects left to finish and I’m starting to panic a bit.
Just to refresh your memory, we decided to start working on the pantry first because all the contents had to be completely taken out, so we could paint the pantry in Valspar’s Bistro White
and stencil the walls in Valspar’s Cathedral Stone. I plan on doing a full post and tutorial about how to stencil textured walls but for now, here’s a sneak peek.
After the walls were stenciled, we installed our $3 window pediment, trimmed out the sides of the pantry window, installed a new rug and hung a new chandelier too.
Last week, we shared our pet feeding station and although we’ve only been using it for a week, it’s already made a huge difference!
There is still work that needs to be done in the pantry, mostly organizing everything but we’re in great shape as far as the pantry goes. Here’s a look at what’s left to complete…
ORC Pantry Makeover To-Do List:
- Paint the pantry walls in Valspar’s Bistro White
- Stencil with walls using the French Bee Trellis Stencil in Valspar’s Cathedral Stone
- Hang extra shelf in the pantry
- Add trim and pediment to the window
- Reorganize & declutter party drawers
- Reorganize & declutter dish pantry
- Add new rug
- Create new pet feeding station from stock cabinet
- Paint pet feeding station
- Hang chandelier
- Add baskets to make pet feeding station more organized
- Replace chalkboard tags with luggage tags holding dry goods
- Replace containers to make dry goods more organized
Given the progress on the pantry has been pretty steady, last week and this week we’ve turned our attention to planking the walls in the kitchen. My parents were so sweet to pick up the wood for us and then cut all the planks in my Dad’s workshop at Bliss Barracks. It was definitely a happy day when they delivered everything last Friday because I’ve wanted to plank the walls in the kitchen for about two years now.
I spent most of Saturday morning sanding all the boards while my bestie S was busy inside marking all the studs with a stud finder.
By the time we actually got to planking the walls, we were only able to get two walls completed. There is just SO much to cut around from the outlets to the door frames to the cabinets. In one day, we literally had to use a scroll saw, a circular saw, a table saw, and a jig saw several different times. We’ve been working late the night each night but you guys, the progress could not be s-l-o-w-e-r.
We still have to fill in the nail holes, paint and caulk both the 7-foot wall and the 13-foot wall AND install the planks on the 23-foot wall and repeat all the above-mentioned steps. We’re supposed to be painting the kitchen cabinets this week so now you see why I’m getting a bit panicked. Painting the kitchen cabinets is going to take a long time too.
Here’s a look at what needs to be finished in the kitchen…
ORC Kitchen Makeover To-Do List:
- Install planked walls
- Fill in nail holes
- Paint planked wall in Valspar’s Bistro White
- Caulk planked wall
- Repaint kitchen cabinets
- Add X’s to the kitchen island
- Update kitchen hardware
- Update island pendent lights
- Repaint kitchen desk chair
- Upholster kitchen desk chair
- Restyle and accessorize kitchen desk
- Add greenery
- Hang ironstone or brown and white transferware plate wall
- Keep “Where Trouble Melts Like Lemon Drops,” sign
- Keep upholstered bar chairs
- Add new rug
- Add new artwork
I know, right? I kinda feel like stopping to eat a pint of ice cream just looking at this list and realizing after three whole weeks, we’re not able to cross not one thing off this kitchen makeover to-do list yet. Let’s face it though, there’s no time for that kind of craziness.
Right now, I need to get this chair for the kitchen desk repainted and upholstered so at least it will be right ready to go once the planks have been installed and finished.