Hi Friends! Thanks for coming back and checking in on my progress for the One Room Challenge. If this is your first time on my blog you can start the challenge here. Before I get into the details of the week, I want to thank Emily Clark for featuring the ORC ladies here, and here. Your hospitality was appreciated.
Are you wondering who showed up this week? Me too!
Vinny my painter came! I love Vinny, he is my first choice in painting. He painted my dining room ceiling
He came with two other guys, and the three of them really knocked it out. Before I show it to you , I must tell you that Vinny is not a huge fan of the plank ceiling treatment. He kept saying..."It's a look". I realize that this is not the most popular choice for New Jersey, but in my mind....I live at the beach. Here is my high gloss plank ceiling
When he was done, I told him it was so beautiful I could cry. Vinny looked scared. He didn't exactly understand that reaction....buy you do! He also did not understand what a blog was. As you can see, the walls were rolled by said painter, too. Once I have a competent person at my home, I don't want them to leave. Are you like that? As long as you are looking at my uneven windows....what say you for window treatment? That bookcase on the left is being moved downstairs, BTW. As for the built-ins...let's just say I'm still hacking away
The cardboard backs bothered me so much that I added a layer of luan wood. Yes, I will be painting them...still deciding on that, too. I realize there are only two more weeks, so now might be the time to come to terms with what won't be getting finished. Eh, I'll worry about it next week. As for the trimming out on the built-ins
I added a crown and a chair rail. This corner took a long time, but I love it and now stare at it....a lot
I love the way it turns the corner. Do you stop during a project to admire you own work? The work that nobody else in the family will notice. The work that makes you feel like you do more than just laundry and cooking. Moving on, after my dresser disaster, I put these two rejects potential projects out at the curb.
I always put my decent stuff out a day before bulky trash because I want it to be picked up and recycled. I am happy to report that within an hour, a local landscapers' crew picked them up! Look for them on another blog real soon. Hola chicos, me encantaría ver lo que haces con las piezas ... me envíen una foto. As for me, 2 Malm dressers from Ikea will do just fine.
If the humidity ever decreases, I will finish painting them the perfect shad of mint
Update...Week 5, go here
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I wish I had more finished things to show you. I do have a Lowe's Gift Card Giveaway going on, if you are feeling lucky?
I'm off to visit the others....just as soon as I get this Lyme Disease carrying creature out of my yard
Now let's go see if the other rooms are at the "fluffing" stage
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