ORC: Week 4, Extra! Extra! Read All About It!

Thursday, October 29, 2015

This week has been CRAZY!  I have been running a mile a minute every single day trying to finish this project!  I am so excited that there is only TWO weeks left, and I can't wait to finally be able to sit back and just enjoy the space.  

This week, the Multi-purpose room took a back seat. I am waiting on a few things to arrive for the room, so I moved onto the stairs area. 

The nook under the stairs got some fun pattern. I've had several ideas for what to do with this space. I won't bore you with all my ideas, but the final two ideas came down to these two options:
1. storage for our massive piano, or 2. turning it into a music nook for our teenage boy.  The piano was a beautiful, old upright grand piano, and  because it was a gift, I really, really struggled with getting rid of it, but it wasn't practical. No one knows how to play except me, (which I never do), so practicality won. Long story short, the piano is gone and I am planning a multi-music space that all the kids can eventually use.  

Thankfully, my wallpaper guy drove up from the cities to hang the wallpaper for me.  This saved me a ton of time, as I could work on the staining and painting for the other areas while the expert did his thing.

We installed some fun, inexpensive industrial style lights for the area.  Best $11 I've ever spent!   

The majority of the week was spent remodeling the staircase.  The ENTIRE staircase is getting a makeover!  We pulled off all the treads and replaced them with the ones I have been working on staining.  The risers were taken off, cut down, and everything was primed and painted. Look to the left to catch a glimpse of the Multi-purpose room! 

My son will be up for hire sometime soon. I'm teaching him the ins and outs of painting, staining, and priming.  Add that to his list of DIY know how's...  He already knows how to lay a floor, assemble furniture, and operate a chop saw (with supervision of course) among other things.  He will thank me someday, right? 

After a long day of painting, the treads literally went on in like 10 minutes!  We glued them, and then nailed them on with a nail gun.  I am THRILLED with the final result of these.  We are currently working on the posts and new railings for both sides.  Stay tuned for updates.  I promise you it will not disappoint!  

There are some fun elements being added to the Multi-purpose room this week.  If you want to see some sneak peeks, don't forget to follow along on Instagram!  

Don't forget to check out the other One Room Challenge participants over at Calling it Home.  I love seeing all the spaces evolve from week to week!

1 comment:

  1. I love that you are teaching your son all these skills!! He WILL be grateful for them someday - when he owns his own house and can fix things himself!! Your stairs are killer, and the nook looks so cool! Can't wait to see more!


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