Thursday, November 10, 2016

One Room Challenge:: Final(ish) Reveal!

Thank you, Linda at Calling it Home, for putting this together!

One Room Challenge- WEEK 6... Dun dun dunnnnnnnn. Here we are at the very end, and guess what? This is real life and I don't have a magic wand. HA! Dangit. Still working on that one.

SO, bad news first- this space isn't "finished-finished", but the good news- it's a heck of a long way from where we started 6 weeks ago, so I'm happy with that! Mainly what didn't get finished is due to the hurricane and having to reschedule contractors. It happens! Still to finish: the stamped concrete grilling patio. It should be finished very soon (as in TOMORROW), and I'll be sure to post the completed project at that time.

So, let's backtrack. As I said in week 1 of this challenge, actual construction on this porch started back in May (Yes, May!). My husband and my dad have done all of the work to this point. When we bought the house, it was just a brick patio. We knew we would use it more often if it were screened in. 

A before....

And here's where we were six weeks ago at the start of this challenge... 

So, what is finished after the One Room Challenge? 

Finish painting interior of porch and truss ceiling
Electrical: fan, outlets, lighting
Finish painting Hardie plank siding 
stamped concrete patio
choose dining furniture
choose grilling/bar tables

We had to basically cut back our shrubs and azaleas to construct the porch, but they'll (hopefully?) grow back. We've also neglected the grass since the backyard has been a war zone of saws, hammers, drills, lumber, etc. etc. etc. There needs to be a One Yard Challenge. Linda, get on that :) 

We've enjoyed many dinners and football games on this porch already. Evans loves to color and paint out here, and Mae Caroline- well, she just loves anything outdoors :) I know we'll use and love this porch more than any other "room" of our house. 

It's been a long few weeks, cheers to being (mostly) finished! 

These girls love it :) 

Thanks again, Linda, for putting this together. It's always a treat to watch bloggers supporting each other and being creative, so go check out the other participants here


Amanda said...

This looks amazing! I absolutely love the coral with the aqua!

Cassie Bustamante said...

such a gorgeous space- i love the curtains! they soften it beautifully.

Jennifer Fancher said...

Such a stunning sunroom!! This addition is gorgeous!! Excellent job!

Life is Sweet : The McClain Family said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE! The pops of coral + my fav. You did such a great job!!!!

Ashley @ The Houston House said...


Ashley @ The Houston House said...

Thank you!

Liah Anderson said...

This is beautiful! Lovely transformation!

Ashley @ The Houston House said...

Thank you! I'm glad we decided to go ahead and get curtains. They finished the room!

Ashley @ The Houston House said...

Thanks! My favorite colors!

Emy said...

Such a pretty space! Love the coral and aqua! I'm always jealous of people who live in places where they can put furniture like dressers in outdoor spaces.

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