10.09.2014

One Room Challenge: Living Room -Week Two

A common thread among participants in the One Room Challenge is that the whole thing pisses off their families and significant others to no end.

This is why... It usually requires that the crazy person doing the challenge trash their own home, often without any discernible rhyme or reason to those witnessing the carnage.

In my case, these are my destructive instruments of choice. 

This week I focused on the nitty gritty of this ORC. Paint prep. So that included removing hardware, sanding, patching the doggy scratches, de-glossing and taping. I totally get why a good paint job is expensive, it is super time consuming!

I've taken my last two ORCs in stride but for this one, I can already tell how screwed I am, in part because some of the work I need to tackle is being held up by waiting on a fabric delivery. OOOF.

The next few days will find me maniacally priming, painting and wall washing and hopefully some of my materials I need to get started on those chairs will arrive soon, because people...I aim to impress.

To get an overview of this project visit week one here.

Others do too, go check them out. You can find them all here and here over at Calling it Home. 

8 comments:

Wendy said...

I, too, have a trashed house right now! Good luck with all the painting!

Christine Dovey said...

I just went back because I missed your week one and wow Nelly...your house is incredible. Those stainless cabinets in your kitchen are slaying me, as is the overall vibe. Love, love, love. I'm already chomping at the bit for next week. Good, good, good!

aquahaus said...

I know what you mean, all that prep work always makes me much more empathetic to painting bids. Those doors and windows are incredible though. Good luck. You can do it!

Improvement List said...

Good luck with the painting. I have to paint some trim this week, and I am dreading it. But it will all be worth it in the end...right?!

C a i t l i n said...

Since I stalk your blog and love your style, I am seriously gushing right now. Really.

C a i t l i n said...

YES! at least that's what I keep telling myself...

kate@willowinteriors said...

Ughh, I hate the prepping to paint part (hence why i haven't even started). And I totally feel you with the make my whole family miserable with the ORC...I literally manage to take over the whole house! And those doors are gorgeous!

Linda {Calling it Home} said...

So true! My husband and kids hate the words, one room challenge. You can imagine how little I care :). This room is so fab with those doors and the natural light. Hang in there and hurry up UPS guy.