It’s that time of year again where ALL THE THINGS are happening…..at the same time: end of spring sports, spring concerts, start of summer swim, testing and oh yeah, end of year gifts for the teachers! I know, I know, it was JUST teacher appreciation but come on, teachers are amazing and they deserve a little “Holy crap you made it through another year!” gift. I mean, could YOU do their job?
Alright alright! It’s time for the guest bedroom reveal my friends! I apologize for not doing this sooner but hey, I couldn’t give you ALL the surprises at once, right? Where’s the fun in that? If you remember a couple of months back, I put together an inspiration board to pulling together an inviting and comfortable room for our overnight guests.
Wowza you all! I don’t think I’ve been this tired in a very very long time. I feel like it’s college exam week and the coffee, slurpees and cheesy fries just aren’t working to keep me peppy and creative. But we are finally to the finish line! The basement is complete(ish). I mean is a space ever really complete? We’re gonna call this a win though because it’s the one place in our house that our whole family has helped design and that makes it pretty darn good.
Lets take a quick trip down memory lane and look back on where we started. I can’t resist a good “before” shot.
Welcome to week 5 of the One Room Challenge. Also known as the beginning of the end, also known as how in the world am I going to finish everything up by next week? Because, you know, next week is the big reveal!
Last week I gave you a sneak peek of the bar. This bar project turned into a lot more of a headache than originally planned.
Well we’re half way through the One Room Challenge and things are FINALLY starting to take shape. You know that period during the renovation when you feel like it’s never going to end? We were there and then the floors went in and the bathroom started looking like a bathroom and hope springs eternal!!!!
As a reminder, we chose a luxury vinyl for our flooring that could hold up to boys, husbands and dogs (if the dogs ever decide to head down to the basement). I knew the flooring would look amazing but seeing really is believing! First of all, the lock in process is awesome and makes the whole process pretty quick. But hello! How real is this project getting now that the floors are down? Can we all say AMEN?!
Welcome to week 2 of the One Room Challenge! As a little refresher. we are renovating our unfinished basement and turning it into a hangout area for the boys, adding a guest room and bathroom. Lots and lots of moving parts come with that and because of that we had to call in the professionals. We chose a great, local company, Greenpoint Services, to work with to help us transform this basement. First things first, they had to tackle the water problem.
The time has come! This blog post officially kicks of the 6 week One Room Challenge or ORC as the pros call it, of our basement renovation. What is the One Room Challenge you may ask? ORC features designers who showcase their renovation process in their blogs over the next 6 weeks. There are featured guests who have been invited to participate and post every Wednesday and then there are participants, like me who will post every Thursday. Want to know another cool thin? Better Homes and Gardens is the official media sponsor and they pick designers from this round to be featured in upcoming BHG opportunities! Yeah, kind of a big deal.
But really, this fun challenge is to encourage each other throughout the process, gain new inspiration through the other participants’ projects and get some sh#% done in our homes! Sometimes timelines are just what we need to get a project done.