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Thursday, May 28, 2020

One Room Challenge {W4}: Board and Batten

Week four of the One Room Challenge is in the books! I can’t believe how much progress we made this week.  This might be because I had a little breakdown on Saturday about not thinking we were going to be able to finish… Flash forward 4 days... The floors are done! 👏 The board and batten is done!

I still need to decide what to do with the top shelf/board but for now I’m going to leave it until I make up my mind. I’m going back-and-forth between stained wood or the same color gray. To make the board and batten we used common pine boards. The top and bottom boards are 1x4s and the vertical slats are 1x3s. 

I didn’t do a whole lot of research before doing the board and batten process.  Looking back now I wish we would of used pre-primed MDF boards. I have no idea what the cost difference is though! 😬

Y’all!  I could not be more excited because I’ve been wanting to be at this point in the process since we started. Actually back in February I told Sean I wanted to have the board and batten, and floors done before I even got started. I really wanted my focus to be on the DIY’s and furniture… but here we are! Week 5 is going to be all about furniture! 💃 Up first is my $50 chair! We originally wanted a couch but the one I bought didn’t work.  You better believe I pulled that couch up our basement stairs all by myself just so I could list it and get rid of it! 

The next piece of furniture I’ve added to the room is this barrister bookshelf that was my Grandfather's. This piece is so special to me! I can’t wait to fill it with Sean’s things and make it work in the room! 

did not mean to leave that trophy sitting right there... 😆

I’m thinking of painting the inside of the cabinet either white or gray. The wood on the inside makes everything look so dark and hard to see. What do you think, white or gray?  Now you’re probably wondering about the most important piece of furniture in an office… The desk! Sean just picked one up and I’m really hoping it works! 

Oh, I totally forgot to tell y’all a funny story! Or maybe it’s not funny and you’re a better communicator with your spouse… Last week I had sent a desk and credenza listing to Sean where the cover photo was the credenza (I arranged with the buyer to just purchase the desk).  Sean went to go pick up the desk and instead of picking up the desk he bought the credenza… I was laughing so hard when he got home because I knew there was zero chance he would fit his legs under it. 😂 

my listing picture... made $15 profit! 💁

Sean went back and got the desk and my suspicion was correct that it was way too big for our space. #oops So if you’re keeping track, I have bought three pieces of furniture for our space and none of them worked! #onaroll   I am so thankful this chair wasn't a flop!

As always you should check all the other guest participant's post! So many talented people! See you next week!

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