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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.
5 thoughts on “YAY For Furniture! – ORC Week 5”
Hi Clarissa, I’m doing my too for the ORC too. Your new chiminea and bench are really nice! Good luck with the final details for next week’s reveal. Look forward to seeing it!
Thank you Tee 🙂 Good luck to you too!
I like the Mr Chiminea, might have to get one for my backyard!
Thanks, I love it! It’s good for us since our yard is pretty small, and so far it’s been easy to maintain.