It’s week 5 of the One Room Challenge! I’m so excited to have another “almost finished” space! These challenges are so much fun and they really push you to be creative and let’s face it, get things done. 🙂 If you’re just joining me, Hello and Welcome! Take a peek at what we’ve done so far for Week’s One, Two, Three and Four and please follow along on Instagram. We’re turning an “ok” back porch screened room into the perfect lounging retreat! Time for an update!
So I’ve been busy working on our little retreat, and I will say even though it’s not done we’ve been enjoying it. Let’s take a look at our To-Do List:
- Get main seating for Lounge Area.
- Set up wall of windows and paint the trim. (You’ll have to see what I mean with this one)
- DIY chandelier.
- Make over Industrial Cart.
- Install Storage, ceiling fans and outdoor speakers.
- Create outdoor curtain system, better than current one.
- Make and organize a potting shed table that is both pretty and functional.
Add a little whimsy.
- Decorate, accessorize, add rugs and bring the whole concept together.
Create a functional table.
- Get new hardware for vintage cabinet.
So I was able to take 2 more things off the list since last week. But I added on one more. 🙂
No worries, we are in good shape. As I mentioned before, I can’t give you full images and pics otherwise, there will be no surprise to the reveal. Here is a peek at the Industrial Cart I made over.
Do you remember how bad it looked before? You can see it here.
I needed some grapevine for my potting shed project. One good thing about living in the country, nature provides a lot. We happen to have plenty of grapevine growing here and it is so beautiful when dried.
I love gardening, especially when the weather is good so this spot was a necessity for me. Can’t wait to share it with you.
I need to steam my curtains and get them hung. I found some beautiful ones, just perfect for the space. I love the look of curtains flowing in the wind…gives a dreamlike quality to the room. If you need any, I’ve included a link here.
Living in Florida we get a lot of humidity, in the hotter months especially. While I have a few rugs going in this new space, I will most likely take my “nice” ones inside as the weather warms up. I do however, have some seagrass rugs that I want to keep outside all the time.
Sometimes these rugs can get moldy from the humidity, etc. While doing a little research I stumbled upon this product, Kiwi Camp Dry, Heavy Duty Water Repellant. It says it’s works on fabric, tents, patio furniture and more so I thought it might protect my rugs. I gave my seagrass rugs a coating and they look great, no discoloration.
I’d say all in all we are in good shape. I need to hang one more item, gather a few more accessories and find some hardware for this vintage cabinet I love.
I’m so ready for number 9 on the list! The one I’ve been waiting for. I’m trying to incorporate lots of textures and a mix of styles…i.e. the Eclectic part of this project! 🙂
I can’t believe it’s almost the end. Seems like we just started this project. Thanks for joining me each week. Be sure you visit the other Guest Participants of the ORC. Another big Thank you to Linda from Calling It Home and all the great sponsors! I would love for you to follow me on Instagram, Pinterest and here on the Blog!!!
See you soon!!!
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