I've done this five times already. I know how crazy this is!
Last week, when I discovered the One Room Challenge (ORC) was beginning again this year (this is its tenth season!), I was a bit upset that I would not be participating. I was in the midst of a few updates around the house and well, honestly, it snuck up on me.
I just wasn't ready.
As part of my little "whole home refresh" I started to clean the grout in the downstairs bath.
....a few days later....
And I asked my husband to paint.
That would mean patching the wall beside the toilet.
|It goes all the way to the floor.|
A tricky job with the toilet there, so Chris asked me if he could remove it.
"Sure," I said. "As long as we have a new one in place by Wednesday (today)." We were expecting company.
Well, he ran into problems.
...a few days later...
And I decided we should remove the wall unit--and not put it back up again. It is showing its age--and while I loved the storage, it has always felt intrusive.
This photo was taken right after the cabinet was installed.
I want a sleek new cabinet, instead.
And, I decided I don't want to put the old curtains back up.
This picture was taken the day the curtains went up in 2012!
I love my roman shades in the kitchen and I think one would be fabulous here.
And then, there's the new paint.
I chose Farrow and Ball's "Borrowed Light" mixed into Behr Marquee paint. I chose it without thinking too much --which is not like me at all!
There a few other projects we can throw in as well.
1) Repaint the ceiling planks.
2) Buy and install a new fan
3) Buy and install a new toilet
4) Sew up a new laundry hamper. I've had my eye on making something like one of these at Yellow Brick House for a while.
And there, just like that, is a johnny on the spot, why the hell not six (but really five and now !) week challenge.
I told my husband our time line, tonight. He said, "good luck!"
I hope we don't need it.
Here's to all the intrepid linking participants at Linda's blog, Calling It Home.
I am working on a ginormous post with links to all the Canadians involved in the ORC, but with over 250 blogs to visit, it is taking a while to come together!