I can’t believe we’re on the home stretch for the One Room Challenge. This project has been both a thorn in my side and a blessing. My schedule stays so insane & unpredictable that I needed this push to actually finish up the sunroom at Flip 5, but it’s also been difficult to dedicate meaningful time to the project because my schedule is so insane & unpredictable! While I didn’t get everything knocked out this week, I did make more visual progress– so I feel like I’m accomplishing something!
I spent a lot of this week cleaning. Since they had to grind the flooring before laying the tile, every square inch of the sunroom has been covered in dust. So I gave the room a thorough cleaning (or two). I still find dust every time I’m in there!
For the most part, the big work is done in this room! I just have a punch list of smaller projects I needed to knock out to finish this room. One of the projects I got partly done this was installing the paneling pieces. I debated between moulding and bead board paneling, and I opted for the moulding because it adds a little something different. The paneling pieces were pretty affordable at Lowe’s and came precut. All I had to do was nail them to the wall and trim the side pieces. What I did not get done this was adding the trim pieces, so I’ll get that done in this upcoming final week.
I was so thrilled to snag this modern patio set at Walmart for less than $300! The only part I was NOT thrilled about was assembling. It felt like it came with 4,000 pieces, but I finally got all 4,000 pieces put together!
But the best part about this week is that I got to begin staging! I picked up this amazing natural fiber rug on Way Day from Wayfair. It was affordable, and the quality is superb– it’s the heaviest area rug! I wanted to warm up the space since much of the space is so stark. Another project I got this week was the DIY light fixture that Uncle Nuny did for me. I still have to hang it, but I LOVE how it turned out! I’ll be posting a tutorial soon!
My vision is starting to come to life in this room! There is still work to be done for sure, but I’m starting to get glimpses of the design that was existing in my head. I think that’s what I love most about what I do– something starts in my head and with a lot of hard work, I eventually get to see it realized (usually).
This week will consist of a lot more little projects to get this room finished and then stage it. I have a couple items I’ve ordered online that should be arriving soon & will help add some character and function to the empty spaces in this room!
The plan for the last week:
*Trim door and rehang
*Replace light fixture
*Assemble products I ordered on Amazon
*Find window coverings
A lot to accomplish but at least Flip 7 is D.O.N.E., so I’ll have more time to dedicate this week!