It’s my last update for the One Room Challenge before the big reveal NEXT WEEK!!! And at last I have some pretty(ish) updates to share! Finally.
Seeeeeeee?My furniture came! Say hello to Mr Chiminea.Yes I put him together in the rain. Yes I am currently using trash bags to keep him from filling with water. QUICK SIDE NOTE: what do you think about those plants growing back there? The Californian in me is still confused by foliage. Like, I didn’t plant them, and I don’t do anything to take care of them. They just grow? A miracle! Living things are a good thing right? But then these photos make me think they are just weeds, and weeds are bad…
I also assembled the bench.At first I was worried when I saw it next to the coffee table, because the stains are so different. But since the table pretty much blends in with the fence and patio, I think I can work with it.Thanks ORC for reminding me how helpful it is to take photos of the process! It’s so much easier to decide how I feel about things when I’m looking at it on a screen. I’m realising now that I don’t like the little shed facing forward, and obviously the metal pipe that a previous renter left behind will be going. So yeah, I still need to clean things up, but I can see the vision now.
A few other notes: I strung up festoon lighting over the seating area.…And I’m hanging these pots for the herbs. Andrew argued for these rather than the idea I shared in Week 3. I was so glad that he took an interest, that I happily made the switch.
The end is in sight! All that’s left to do is hang the herb wall and styling!
- Restore artificial grass
- Finalise design plan
- Purchase furniture & accessories
- Wax table
- Hang herb wall
- Put together and move the furniture outside
I’m so impressed by all the ORC transformations this season, and can’t tell you how excited I am for the reveals next week! Check out the other guest participants >>here, and the featured designers >>here.