One Room Challenge Fall 2015: No. 2

Today is week 2 of the One Room Challenge Fall 2015, hosted by Linda of Calling it Home.

I am so grateful that she facilitates such a wonderful motivator to get shit done.

Last week’s post gave an overview of my plan and my end goal for the room.

This post is to update on progress made, and I am sad to say there hasn’t been nearly as much as I would like in the living room.

I might have elected to dress up and go to a wedding instead of working on it…. and a series of other excuses (including working on some other projects.)

As it stands, the room got cleared out (and now the rest of my house looks like an explosion went off – seriously. It didn’t even seem like there was that much in there.), and all the drywall forcefully ripped from the walls. Leaving behind hundreds of screws, screw holes and cracks.003


and the most hideous avocado green walls AND ceiling.005

In all fairness, the walls could definitely be worse! I got slapped in the face by that sad reality in my pantry.

I did get all the screws removed from the walls and ceiling.

It’s going to take 3 coats of joint compound on all the holes and tape on all the cracks plus 3 coats of joint compound. Then the most tedious part of sanding! Two coats of primer and 2 coats of paint. I’ll probably be done with it in a couple of days. Yeah, right. Dead.008

I think I have a plan for a DIY media console too.

How profesh is that elevation, yo?012

Apparently, Ikea sells 30″x15″ cabinet frames, but not the doors for them?

I checked out semihandmade and planned to go that route, they sell the DIY slab for $33 each – but the shipping is $75-$85… for 4 doors.

The other day, I was zoning out and my husband asked what I was thinking about. I exclaimed: “I think I’m going to try my hand at veneering!”

That’s when he just shook his head and walked out of the room.

Back to the cabinet doors. Now my plan is to buy an MDF board and make my own doors and veneer them. I have no idea how that’s going to go since I’ve never veneered or made cabinet doors before. I’m mostly concerned about the holes for the hinges and getting everything lined up.

I have the mouille ‘inspired’ light fixture ordered, and fingers crossed that it comes in time.

Same with my couch, I hope that’s all going well. I miss my couch.

I think that’s all I have for now! I’m planning on starting the patching process later tonight and continuing over the weekend.

I have been busy on some non-ORC related house stuff, some I am so excited about, and that’s a different post for a different day. It may, or may not involve this though. That’s all I’m sayin’.