We’re one week away from the big reveal and it’s crunch time in the One Room Challenge! We’ve made A LOT of progress in a short period of time, but we still have lots left to do. Click through for the very last progress update before the laundry room is entirely finished.
In case you missed any of the previous weeks, don’t worry! Catch up here: Week 1 (before images and the design plan) // Week 2 (demo, subfloor, plumbing, electrical, designing the dog crate) // Week 3 (drywall, floor tile, rug selection) // Week 4 (cabinetry, backsplash tile, countertop, custom upholstery)
Week #5 is all about the details. Emmett is still in the process of installing the millwork (find my opinionated thoughts on that in this post), which is proving to be very challenging due to the shape of the room and the slant of the ceiling. It’s seriously crazy!
The crown moulding has to terminate in weird ways and we took a ton of time to brainstorm how it could even work. He’s killing it though and amazing me as usual! It looks fantastic and I’ve been filling nail holes and painting my heart out on the portions he has completed.
In addition to the millwork, the cabinetry is also finished being installed… all of the little filler pieces have been added and things are looking nice and custom, just as I envisioned.
The gorgeous hardware from Pepe & Carols is installed and I’m losing my marbles over it- it’s even better than I imagined! I love that they were able to customize the length for us, so we could get an extra long pull for our floor-to-ceiling cabinet.
The back door has been painted and we’re waiting on one last piece of beautiful hardware to arrive. Until then- we’re using vice grips to open and close the door, ha! Notice that I’m mixing antique brass and polished nickel hardware in the space? I’m totally fine with mixing metals… in fact, I think it adds depth and prefer to mix it up!
The light fixtures are also installed. These flush mounts were SO inexpensive, and I personally think they look pretty high end (DIY win). There are two of them in the room. Of course I used my hack to turn them antique brass. More on that DIY here! It’s seriously my best kept secret, that is obviously no longer a secret.
You might remember my ugly pet food storage containers from Instagram (if not- the DIY is highlighted on my story)… those are finished and look a million times better.
If you’re wondering about paint colors in the space, I selected Sherwin-Williams “Alabaster” for the walls, and the cabinetry and millwork is a custom color I had Sherwin-Williams mix for me… it’s sort of in-between their popular gray colors “First Star” and “Big Chill”.
So- maybe you’re thinking, “What’s left on the to-do list?” Sort of a lot…
- One more coat of paint for the walls (SW Alabaster)
- One more coat of paint for the trim (SW custom mix… between Big Chill & First Star)
- Tile the crawlspace access door
- Seal the backsplash
- Install the new exterior sconce / porch light
- Install hooks
- Install artwork
- Install gallery light
- Build custom dog feeders
- Wax the soapstone countertop
- Wipe and organize shelving / cabinetry
- Finish installing door hardware
- Style and shoot the space
Here’s to hoping we can cross everything off our the list this week and coming weekend, because ready or not- the reveal will be in one week! Come back Wednesday for the final space (so exciting!!). In the meantime, check out the other guest designer spaces in the challenge… click the logo below: