Today, we’re sharing the painted floor, trusses, and a shed update as part of Week 1 of the One Room Challenge.
If you’ve been a friend of The Crowned Goat, this will probably feel like a 2.0 version of the shed update ?
Just for the sake of full disclosure if you’re visiting for the first time though, over the summer, I finally decided to turn our outdoor metal shed into my office after leaving the space empty for over a year.
Normally my Dad helps with big projects like this, but it was just too hot to have him help given his age (sorry, Dad).
So, I enlisted my bestie S to help turn the shed into the office of my dreams.
I must have had rose-colored glasses on at the time because it was hotter than a pepper patch in Florida and we were basically working in a tin can.
Our progress was painfully slow at times installing the insulation around the walls and partially in the ceiling,
learning how to hang drywall for the first time,
putting faux shiplap up on the walls because we blew our budget early on with insulation issues,
trimming out the windows,
installing an air conditioner to make the space somewhat functional,
and painting the shiplap in Valspar’s Du Jour.
That process alone took almost 2 months and the majority of our summer was spent working in the early morning hours and on the weekends as time allowed.
We’ve incurred more delays than I can even count. But the minute hurricane season hit so did Florida’s rainy season and our ability to work on the shed ceased nearly instantly.
While we still have a month of hurricane season left to go, we’re crossing our fingers and toes we’ll be able to finish the shed we’ve named, The Crowned Goat Cottage, before the holidays.
And with the One Room Challenge Reveal Day set for November 12th, we couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate what has been a crazy year.
Our plan is to repurpose as many pieces of furniture as we can from our garage stash and to keep things super neutral. Here’s a look at the paint colors we chose by Valspar…
In addition to painting the walls in Valspar Du Jour, we’re also painting the trusses in Faint Maple
and the floor in New Concrete which reminds me of battleship gray.
We’ll also need to properly install the marble inspired countertop on the built-in workstation and add some countertop legs.
After that, we’ll be transforming an old hutch topper, a table and chairs set, moving in another workstation, a console table, creating a seating area, figuring out what to do with the shed door, finding a way to properly light the entire space and adding steps.
I don’t even want to think about all the work we need to do outside The Crowned Goat Cottage because there’s just too much!
Honestly, it’s going to take all hands on deck to get everything finished but there is no better motivator than a looming deadline ?
Thanks so much to everyone who has cheered us on so far! We wouldn’t have made it without your sweet support and words of encouragement.Until next time, I’ll see you on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest.