One Room Challenge Fall 2021: Week 7

I can’t believe it — we’re almost done with the One Room Challenge. Last week, I talked about tiling the zero-clearance wood-burning fireplace I built. This week, I’m going to do what most people typically do in Week One: talk about furnishing the room. Partly I waited so long to do this because the fireplace… Continue reading One Room Challenge Fall 2021: Week 7

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One Room Challenge Fall 2021, Week 6

As a guest participant in the One Room Challenge, I’m redoing our living room. And by redoing I mean starting completely from scratch decor-wise, adding some walls, and adding a fireplace. In last week’s post, I got the fireplace drywalled. So that means we’re ready for tiling!

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One Room Challenge Fall 2021: Week 2

It’s week 2 already, and our ORC project is underway! As a reminder, here’s where it started, after an electrician came by to do the electrical: Stubby little wall? Check. Return vents placed jutting out where you walk across the floor? Check. Time to say good riddance to those? Check! And that starts with everyone’s… Continue reading One Room Challenge Fall 2021: Week 2

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One Room Challenge Fall 2021: Week 1

It’s my first time doing the One Room Challenge. It’s also my first time decorating a nearly-empty room from scratch. Usually I have some kind of existing starting point! Not so this time, unless you count the 1960s card catalog that has to stay in the living room stairs-wise. (There’s no way we’re carting the… Continue reading One Room Challenge Fall 2021: Week 1

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Kitchen Table Mockup

We moved from a smaller house to this one, which means we’re short of furniture. In fact, we have almost no furniture at all (unless you count a card table) in our living room or kitchen. I ordered a kitchen table a couple of months ago, but it’s not expected to ship to us until… Continue reading Kitchen Table Mockup

House To-Do List

Our new-to-us house comes with a giant to-do list, courtesy of the move, things that need to be repaired, and things we’d like to change or add. So here’s the running list, with items that we’ve finished crossed out. Add downspout extensions Paint future pantry cabinets to match existing kitchen cabinets Install cabinets to create… Continue reading House To-Do List

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