Well, folks, we are officially halfway through the Fall One Room Challenge! This past weekend my handy husband and I worked hard to tackle as much as we could during nap times and I am happy with how things are coming along!
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We started the weekend by making a family trip to Home Depot (the kids love these trips!). We grabbed some paint and some extra wood for the board and batten because, as is usual for me, I changed my mind on the design and needed more supplies. Hubby and I also picked up a couple of new tools while we were out:
We grabbed this awesome Bosch self-leveling cross line laser level. I was able to install it on a tripod and it gave us a nice level line every single time! I’m not sure how we lived without this thing this long.
We also decided to purchase this Dewalt angled nail finisher because the brad nailer we had just wasn’t going to cut it for a job like board and batten. We chose the angled version (as opposed to the straight version) because of it’s superiority in getting in tight corners. I’m not sure which of us was more excited about picking up a new power tool!
Anyway, the majority of our weekend was spent cutting and installing the pieces of wood that will make up our board and batten. We kinda followed the tutorial over at Young House Love, but modified it in some respects. They have a great tutorial, though, that really helped to guide us in this process.
I still have a little more work to do on the board and batten but we got the majority of it done and I’m thrilled! I also prepared the walls for painting by removing all of the art and nails and spackling any holes (I also repaired the termite damaged wall). And my gorgeous new chandelier arrived in a GIANT box today! I can’t wait to get it hung!
Remove chair rail. Repair termite damaged wall (grrrrrr…). Buy wood for board & batten. Buy paint for wall and board & batten.
- Finish board & batten.
- Paint walls and board & batten.
- Order rug.
- Order bamboo shades.
- Make chair slipcovers.
- Install all the new things.
- Decorate and take pictures (my favorite part!).
We definitely still have a lot of work to do, but I’m far more hopeful about making the deadline now! Don’t forget to head over to Calling It Home to check out all of the other One Room Challenge participants and their amazing projects!