It’s week five of the Fall 2020 One Room Challenge and I’m sharing what we have left to do in our owners suite makeover!
In case you missed it, you can catch last week and all the previous posts about our owners suite makeover here:
- Week 1 | Owners Suite Makeover Plans
- Week 2 | The Accent Wall Debate & Planning a Fireplace
- Week 3 | Starting to Build the Fireplace
- Week 4 | A Set Back
- Week 5 | You are here
ONE ROOM CHALLENGE (ORC) FALL 2020
Just in case you aren’t familiar with the One Room Challenge (ORC), it’s an event hosted by Linda Weinstein of Calling it Home and Better Homes and Gardens. Every Spring and Fall, they host a six-week challenge to make over a space in your home.
If you made it here from the ORC website — welcome!
Week Five Update
Well this week was similar to last week in that we weren’t able to get a lot done in the room. The weekends are usually our main DIY days and with Halloween on Saturday (you can see by my costume that my work was cut out for me here), it was hard to get too much done in the room. There was a lot of talking, discussing and mulling over different decisions behind the scenes though.
We were also able to go to Portola Paints in Los Angeles to look at the different options for Roman Clay to finish the fireplace. If you’re unfamiliar, Roman Clay is a plaster finish that we’re using to give the fireplace a cement look without making it out of actual cement.
Can you figure out from the colors below the one we chose? 🤔
Luckily, we found the color we’re going to use! Unfortunately, they didn’t have it available there so we will have to go back next week to pick it up. That pushes back us finishing up the fireplace but with everything currently going on in the world, it’s really not that surprising to run into a few issues along the way.
Fortunately for us, the ORC extended the deadline for the challenge to November 29th so we still have a little more time to work on our main bedroom makeover!
Here’s the to do list of the things we still need to take care of to have this completed.
Still to do in our owners suite makeover
get new flooring paint room + door + trim order electric fireplace build fireplace frame
- paint/finish fireplace frame – this will be done once we’re able to get the roman clay.
- build barn door – happening this week/weekend!
get an accent chair
- mount TV – happening this week/weekend!
art / plants / decor
- build dog platform bed – going to see if we have time to take care of this this weekend!
You may have noticed we didn’t put finishing up an accent wall on here. This has been a back and forth debate for a few weeks and honestly, we still haven’t come to a final conclusion. I think we will likely end up leaving it white until we decide on something that we really like! But we’ll see.
Thank goodness for the DIY-dog to help us get all this done!
THANKS FOR FOLLOWING ALONG!
Thanks for following along! Be sure to check back every Thursday for another update. You can also see behind the scenes and more photos and videos of the process over on Instagram @mincerepublic.