Here we are at week five, it’s almost the end of the one room challenge.
Remember what this kitchen used to look like? On the one hand, it’s come a long way baby…on the other, there’s just one week left and there’s still a lot to do.
What I didn’t factor in was how much the stress of packing up our lives was going to wear on me…we move on November 7th. I also didn’t factor in that this kitchen really needed to be done sooner than the November 5th deadline, because it still needs to be scrubbed clean, staged,zhushed, furnished and photographed. And, that’s not even factoring in the other things that still need to be finished. But like a I hinted on Instagram earlier this week, I’m trying to stay positive with my “first world problems” here (#glasshalffull) Or, in this case, half the cabinets still missing handles is better than all the cabinets missing hardware, right!?
Still plenty left to do here…let’s review:
1. stain the floors a dark brown **happening right now**
2. finish the chevron back splash
3. move lights from current home over to new home
4. finish the hardware**on back order until January!** (grits teeth, #glasshalffull)
5. sink faucet and instant hot water installed **crossing fingers and toes**
6. two new refrigerators (and all appliances plugged in, cleaned up and running)
7. paint walls
8. actually move in with our furniture and belongings and accessories!
Yes, there’s still a lot to do, BUT a lot did get accomplished. Our lights were hung, new fridges delivered and walls were painted. They are sanding the floors now in order to stain them a deep dark brown. I snapped these photos on my phone before running out in an OCD twitching fit over the amount of dust that’s every where, seriously every.where. (you can see it on the light fixtures above).
I’ll need to get this place scrubbed clean, styled and propped, all before next week. And, there’s a good chance the faucet, bit of back splash and remaining hardware will not be in on time, not just for this challenge, but also for when we move in. I’ll do my best to create a little magic…I’m pretty curious how this will all turn out (for real though).
I’m willing to bet the other participants are way more organized than yours truly…check them out here: