Four weeks down and two to go! We’re in the fourth week of the One Room Challenge hosted by Calling It Home and it’s really beginning to feel like crunch time. If it’s your first time here, click here to see week one, week two, and week three of the cottage guest shed transformation.
We have an unwritten rule around here that I can’t start decorating till the construction part is done. I hate rules. I’m getting impatient and I want to throw a fit like a toddler right about now. I’ve got everything piled in boxes on our living room floor waiting for that moment when I can start decorating. Just breath and count to 10.
On a good note, we got a pretty good bit accomplished. Jason surprised me when I got home from work last Wednesday with the floor being installed. We had 2 options with the floor…either do a wood-look porcelain plank tile or a wood-look vinyl plank. We chose the vinyl plank for a couple reasons. When you factor in the cost of tile, cement board, mortar, and grout the vinyl plank came in a lot cheaper. We also wanted something that went down quickly.
Thursday evening (after we both worked 12-hour shifts), we spent another 3 hours working on the live edge bar. This is the 2nd week in a row we’ve missed our weekly Thursday night sushi night, but it’s been worth it. We’ll be celebrating in just a couple more Thursdays from now when it’s all done.
Friday night, we installed the industrial steel pipe bar brackets. At our age, this is the closest we get to the bar on a weekend.
We also squeezed in time to make a piece of art out of pallet wood. It’s not quite done but it’ll serve a special purpose when we have it hung. We’ll leave that as a surprise for later!
The weekend was spent taking care of the most labor-intensive projects of the week, the exterior improvements on the cottage guest shed. Saturday, Jason replaced the roof and the next day we built shutters and flower boxes. The outside of the cottage turned out to be adorable! I wish I could show you all the photos today, but they’ll have to wait till next week since it’s a sponsored post. I know, bummer. I promise you’ll love seeing the changes we made, so be sure to come back on Wednesday. We even threw in a time-lapse video for kicks. Update: Click here to see what we did to the outside of the cottage shed.
Earlier this week, Jason got started on the built-in trundle bed. It’ll be flanked by built-in cabinets.
The last thing we got accomplished this week was sanding and putting polyurethane on the wood slice that will become the coffee table. I’m still waiting on the hairpin legs to come in.
Here’s where we’ve been so far and what we still have to do…
Remaining to-do list for the next 14 days: