Wednesday, April 16, 2014

One Room Challenge --- Week 3

Oh week 3. What can I say about you? I spent lots of time packing for the bachelorette party that I'm en route to at this very moment. Excited about a fun weekend in Austin to celebrate one of my favorite friends. So while I was very much focused on my wardrobe, Josh was busy working on the future home of my wardrobe. So while I was making a tornado of a mess of clothes throughout the house, how about a little photo story/evolution of our room over the past week?

I could've sworn that I took pictures from our trips to Lowes and Home Depot to document the lumber purchase for this closet. But, I guess I was checking IG and fb instead wishing the trips would end. We have a pretty big SUV so normal wood purchases are no biggie. But of course, we got these sheets you see below. I don't know why but having lumber hanging out the back of a Tahoe only secured by a little string that can pop at any moment gives me anxiety for the entire 5 mile ride home. Josh spares me these details until I'm trapped in the situation with no other way home. And these are the flimsy sheets. Let's not talk about the 10 sheets of 50lb wood we bought as well. Thank you Lowes man and nice neighbors for helping Josh to load/unload that. We had one unfortunate accident where the piece fell on my foot and I was out of commission for the rest of the day. 

Also important to note in this picture above is the table saw. I finally got to use it! Not important to note is the state of my backyard. While it is most definitely the shadiest spot I've ever seen, you can swim in the leaves.... and the sawdust.

Anyway. Last week I left off with high hopes and dreams that we could fulfill some closet framing. So, let's start with where Josh started on Saturday. Here he is working on all those pretty little frame boxes that completely get covered up.

And then all those pretty little boxes got covered up with these heavy sheets of wood and then they all got caulked and here's where we end up. 

So in the photo above, that left little "cubby" is going to be where my dresses go, and the right side will be a double rack. And above will be shelving but I think we're waiting on doing something with the electrical. So obviously my heart is aflutter with just this much progress, but let me show you a sneak peek at the wall opposite. 

The wall in between these two has yet to be touched but I think that one will be easier but what do I know. The rest of the room is still looking like this. 

When I get back from bachelorette-ing, I am off for the week (#teacherperk) to hopefully knock out and then share paint on the walls, ceiling, and hopefully the closet. Also, I think I have something up my sleeve with regards to the turquoise beaded chandelier I so longingly adore. I really need to get to work on ideas for shades/curtains and artwork as well. Until then, I'll drink some margaritas and enjoy the bride-to-be! 


  1. Girl you deserve a little girly fun! Enjoy your weekend!

  2. how exciting! It's coming right along, have fun away from it all!

  3. It's looking so good! Before you know it, the sawdust will be all gone and you'll have a stunning new wardrobe! :)

  4. OMG. I cannot believe how much you have taken on...but I'm sure it will all turn out amazingly. Good luck this week!

  5. Looks like you made some real progress! Good luck and have a great time away from the dust :)

  6. Great progress. So much work in so little time, isn't it? Have a fun week off, I bet you will feel great at the end of your week.

  7. Wow, lots of progress. Nicely done:)

  8. Oh my goodness, so much progress! I am so sorry to hear about your foot... Enjoy your much deserved girls weekend!!

    The Glam Pad

  9. Wow, this is coming along beautifully! :)