one room challenge - week three

Welcome back! If you're just now joining me for the One Room Challenge, make sure to check out where we started in week one and week two!

Here is a look at some of the finishing touches that I plan to add to our laundry room. I'm going for a modern coastal sort of vibe in here, and I think this artwork by Susie Bettenhausen is total perfection for this space.

>> light fixturebrass hookspainting onepainting two, runner<<

Last Thursday we took out our old flooring and prepped for the new floor.

We started tiling on Friday night, and surprised ourselves by getting the floors tiled and grouted by early Sunday evening, allowing us to have a little bit of time to relax over the weekend.

We put in the new cabinets on Monday and got the door painted and hung by Monday night.

This floor-to-ceiling cabinet is my organizational dream. It holds all of my cleaning supplies perfectly.

We will lower the shelf above the washer and dryer once we tile the backsplash, which we've decided to extend along the back wall (thank you for your input last week!). It looks a little plain now, but once the countertops, backsplash, new hardware, and accessories are installed, it will add much needed texture.

I'm still on the fence about my light fixture situation. The cabinet doors clear our current light by less than 1/2", which makes me a little nervous about my light fixture choice. Right now, moving it isn't an option because we just recently had the walls and ceiling skim coated and I really don't want to mess with repairing the ceiling myself. If the light fixture I chose doesn't work, my plans are to use it in our hallway and convert this to recessed lighting for now. Stay tuned for how this pans out!

Here is what we have left to finish:

  • Install new flooring

  • Install baseboards - These are cut and ready to be painted!

  • Possibly install crown molding This is now out due to the height of the cabinets.

  • Install new cabinetry

  • Paint interior door and water heater closet door

  • Replace water heater closet door hardware

  • Install cabinetry hardware

  • Install marble countertop

  • Install backsplash

  • New light fixture

  • Finish painting walls and ceiling

  • Install solar tube lighting for natural light. After looking at the Solatube lighting this weekend I found that I was not a fan of the fluorescent looking light the tubes gave off. We're getting all of our windows replaced in a couple of weeks, so we're going to talk to them about how much it would be to add a completely new window into the space.

  • New rug, art, baskets, and hooks

As always, don't forget to check out the rest of the linking participants to see the progress they've made, and come back next week when we plan to have baseboards installed, new countertops picked out, and the backsplash started!

sofa and console before + after

The second challenge in my interior styling class was to restyle our sofa and console. I started this restyle by gathering every single throw pillow and blanket in our apartment.. But even after gathering everything, I ended up sticking to pretty much what I had before.

Not a huge change, but there isn't very much you can do to completely change the look of a sofa without purchasing new pillows. This challenge helped me to see that I definitely need a little color in the living room, so i'll be on the lookout for a fix in our new house (less than a month now!).
I've been meaning to work on restyling our console, but I came down with bronchitis and now have a horrible sinus infection, so I'm very behind on everything I've wanted to do this week. Pictures will be coming soon!

home progress updates

I've recently enrolled in the Skillshare class Interior Styling: The Fundamentals to Styling Your Space Like a Pro to kick up my styling game. We've taken "before" photos of our home and throughout the course we will be sharing our "after" shots. While doing this it occurred to me that it's been quite a while since I've shared any changes to our little apartment. Here are my most recent "before" shots:

I'll be sharing the "after" shot of my coffee table next week... so stay tuned!