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One Room Challenge- Week 6

Week six of a vintage modern playroom makeover for the One Room Challenge.

The week before the reveal is always the most stressful and also most fun week of the entire One Room Challenge. It's the home stretch. It's when the room is looking totally transformed, and yet there are still so many small details left to tackle. But often, the small details are what I enjoy the most. I definitely enjoy all of the projects we go through to get to the huge transformation, but the decorating stage is what truly brings me joy. It's when I just totally zone out, find my zen, and am perfectly content to move things around the room until it looks just right.

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So this week, that's exactly what's happening. We're finishing up some small details, like electrical outlets, caulk, and touch up paint, but I'm also getting to pull my entire vision together with some decorations, like the schoolhouse green chalkboard I was working on today.

I didn't take many pictures for you this week, and they probably don't look all that different from last week. The trained eye might have noticed that I used my cell phone for all of the progress photos during this challenge. I'm not getting my DSLR camera out until the reveal. I decided to stop stressing so much about progress shots during this crazy season of our lives because it really just sucks the joy out of it for me. Don't get me wrong, I love taking photos of my finished projects and room makeovers (and my kids!!!), but spending time editing photos of a messy, in progress room is just not that exciting... and if we go back to the beginning, the whole reason I started this blog four and half years ago is because the creative process involved in making over a room or creating DIY home decor brings me joy. The pressure to be perfect all the time in the blogging industry is killer sometimes. And let's be serious, what is even remotely perfect about a half finished room? It's a mess, and I'm not going to hide it!

And so, here are a couple more crappy cell phone photos for you that I am not even going to apologize about :) And if you want to see pretty photos, come back next week for the big reveal!

DIY Wooden baseboard heat covers

In the photo above, you can see the finished baseboard heat covers. I love how they turned out! Pete is caulking them tonight, and I'll be painting tomorrow. The trim along the ceiling has finally been painted, and the blinds are now installed on all of the windows.

The shiplap still needs some cutting in with a paint brush around the edges, but otherwise is complete. As you can see, we still have some work to do on that built in shelf and the small section of wall where the breaker box is. It's a tricky area to work with and we're not sure our original plan is going to work, so we're making some last minute decisions here.

Not in photos, today I painted a door, painted a chalkboard, and updated some door hardware. A few more finishing touches to go, and then hopefully by the weekend, I will be sailing off into blissful decorating mode. Then I'll be ready to share our new playroom with you next week! I can't wait to see it all completed, and to see all of the other amazing spaces that were completed by other participating bloggers.

To Do List:
  • Remove ceiling tiles and add drywall
  • Cover original porch floor boards with vinyl plank flooring
  • Install new floor moldings
  • Install new, safer baseboard heat covers
  • Paint the walls and exterior door
  • Install new, kid-friendly window treatments
  • Install shiplap feature wall
  • Add lighting
  • Create a toy storage solution (tutorial)
  • Install safety features and childproofing measures
  • Decorate with a vintage schoolhouse theme
Until next week, friends! Don't forget to swing by Calling It Home to see all of the other spaces in the One Room Challenge!

Thanks to our sponsor!

Big thanks to our sponsor, Blindster. Stay tuned for more info about their perfect-for-playrooms kid safe blinds!!!

If you need to get caught up on the rest of the challenge:
Week 4 | Week 5 | Week 6

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