• ONE ROOM CHALLENGE

    One Room Challenge Week 6: The Reveal

    There was a lot of blood, sweat and tears to get here today. Though I can’t say it was 100% worth it, I can say that I am 100% happy with every outcome and choice we made for CuzinEd – our mobile air bnb. We took our dated rv that had been through 15 years of renting and brought it back to life. Hopefully, he can give us a few more now. A quick outline of what we changed: we replaced the driver and passenger seats with newer, modern seats that swivel and recline; we removed the love seat and added a fireplace with a coffee/charging station; we removed the…

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    Week 5 ORC

    This week Mike put up the shower walls and was going to install the shower plumbing fixtures when we discovered the shower fixtures we chose were a few inches too tall for the shower area. This set us back a little bit. But luckily Amazon Prime came to the rescue and everything came in the mail today and Mike will be finishing up the shower (hopefully) Friday. Then I can finish the wallpaper. This week I made a lot of progress. I built the framing for around the fireplace, added hardiboard, skim coated, sanded, primed, sanded, and then applied Portola Paint’s Roman Clay in the color Piano Room. And sanded…

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    Week 4 Fall One Room Challenge

    Week four of the One Room Challenge and I’ve pulled only one all nighter. Not too bad. We also decided to take CuzinEd – in his unfinished glory camping for the weekend. Either our friends are really nice or we are on the right track (or both) because everyone loved how he’s looking. This past week we set the quartz that Mike had cut along with the sink and cooktop x 2. I say x 2 because after we got it all placed nicely in perfect silicone goodness I asked Mike when the glass cooktop cover goes on and we find out we have to install it before we put…

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    Week 3 of the Fall ORC

    We are now halfway through this challenge and I am starting to wonder if we will be able to complete this in time. I’m also starting to feel the toll of spending all of my spare time in the rv – alone – with the kids and wishing Mike were around to help. Hopefully he will be able to give some solid time to the rv in the next half because we still have a lot of work to do. This past week we finished the flooring except for three pieces we were short and need to go pick up. I painted the refrigerator panels and wallpapered one strip of…