It’s week 4 of the One Room Challenge, and, yea, it’s not getting done! Debby Downer over here I know, but y’all – why do projects take FOREVER in your own home?
The one main update of the week – electrical. Such a boring topic, but had to be done…and it’s not even all the way finished. I now have an even bigger mess than before the electrician came. There were a few outlets and the light switch for the room housed in the wall that came down. Therefore, it all has to be moved through the attic to another wall.
How is already week three of this six week One Room Challenge? That scares me a little, and I’m pretty much already telling you that there’s probably NO way this thing will be finished in time. Are we sensing a theme here? I did the same thing last season; however, that was not my fault – I was waiting on a baby to be born for that one.
Ok, back to the project. This was the first week something actually happened, well other than a dishwasher being installed. And I actually don’t even care if nothing else gets done. It is SO nice to have the wall taken down in between the kitchen and living room.
We finished up the birthday party weekend, and then about 3:00 pm on Sunday afternoon, I begged MDub to take a sledge hammer to the wall. After much complaining and one new tool later, he was having a lot of fun. Why does it take so much building up of men before they agree to do something? Never fails, Mdub always enjoys the job, but getting him to do it is less than a simple task.
AHHH – it’s that time again. This time last year, I was participating in my first One Room Challenge, and starting today, this is my third room to makeover during this blogger challenge. The past two rooms have been friends/clients, but today, The Walther house is getting to participate. If you missed out the past two times, the One Room Challenge is an excuse to get a room remodeled in six weeks. I will post every Thursday with progress of the transformation.
So, this marks the first week of the 2016 Fall One Room Challenge, and without further ado, our kitchen is the room I’m participating with.
When we moved in two years ago, I painted the cabinets and called it a day. I knew that I would eventually redo the entire space, but I really didn’t think it would be 2.5 years later. It’s sad to admit, but I’ve actually gotten used to the gross white formica and gray racing stripe backsplash. Let’s take a look at the Before’s!
On the other side of this living room wall sit’s the kitchen…come on in.
We cheated and switched out the dishwasher before I took the “before” pics. For the last two years it’s been black just like all the other appliances. Do you see the missing drawer under the sink – can you say ghetto?
Next week I’ll show you the plan and then it’s go time. A six week transformation means we will hopefully have a new kitchen by Thanksgiving.
Check back each Thursday to see progress. Mdub is more than thrilled this is about to happen (NOT).
Because this week has really been a blur, we’ve had zero favorite things and zero happenings other than July 4th. When Monday is a holiday, you take off Tuesday to travel back home, you are really thrown off Wednesday morning, and you for sure don’t think Friday is Friday. Hallelujah to getting back to normal next week.
SOOOO – Since I’ve been summering it up lately, and I’m lacking in the design department, I’m sharing a few of my favorite spaces I’ve created over the past couple of years.
Linking up as always for FIVE ON FRIDAY and FRIDAY FAVORITES
What started it all……not that it was the first nursery for me to work on, but it was the first to get a few likes on FB, and probably the nursery that finally made me create a website. Sweet Mila’s nursery is one for the books. Gold and white stripes with touches of pink make this one of my favorite girl nurseries. You would never know that it’s definitely the smallest space I’ve transformed.
TWO: Paige’s entire house is my favorite. Slowly but surely, we will complete her entire home, but until then, you can just stare at Mr. Griffin’s man room. Because he lives in a house with four other females, a major dude room was on the agenda!
THREE: Speaking of Paige’s house, I love, love her family room. A good bookshelf is always needed! Thank goodness Paige knows a little something about outfit styling when it comes to family photos. This giant canvas is the perfect addition and wasn’t planned at all.
FOUR: My absolute favorite, favorite was my first house ever. The kitchen, laundry room and the master bathroom were amazing if I do say so myself. Someone please tell me why we moved??
Not design related at all, but if you didn’t read my July 4th round up – check it out here. We love Rotan time!
Happy weekend friends! Here’s to a weekend of playing catch up before we go again.