Finding the Silver Lining | One Room Challenge Spring 2017 | Week 4

Week 4 of the vintage schoolroom nursery for the One Room Challenge.

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It’s week 4 of the One Room Challenge, and I’m feeling as if I’ve accomplished a whole lot of nothing.  I actually didn’t even write a week 3 update post, because I had nothing to update, because I did nothing!  I almost didn’t write this post, either, because it feels like I haven’t finished anything, and therefore have accomplished nothing.

I’ll be the first to recognize that this is just a room design challenge, and if I don’t finish it in time, I don’t finish it in time. And it’s okay.

I was starting to think I really might not finish this room, and felt a little discouraged about it all, but then I reflected back on the small pieces of the room that I have worked on. I may not have much to show for it right now, but all those little things I have done will come together in the end.

We still haven’t ripped out the carpet and installed the laminate floors in the room yet.  I think once this gets done, it will feel like we’ve made some progress, but right now it’s just a pile of boxes of flooring looming over my head.

The silver lining in the fact that the flooring is still not installed?  It makes it really easy to spray the crib inside the room.  Not worrying about getting paint on the carpet is the best!

Week 4 of the vintage schoolroom nursery for the One Room Challenge.

Why, you might ask, am I spraying a piece of furniture inside?  Well first, I have this awesome spray shelter from Home Right that allows me to do so without making a mess AND it’s been raining and will be raining here for awhile.

Week 4 of the vintage schoolroom nursery for the One Room Challenge.

Just looking at this forecast sends a surge of depressive thoughts over me. The silver lining in this dreary forecast? At least there won’t be any nice weather to beckon us to play and work on outside projects and we can actually install that floor!

Week 4 of the vintage schoolroom nursery for the One Room Challenge.

I also finished the vintage rocking chair, which is something I am totally excited about, even if I don’t have a room to put it in right now.  I stripped the old finish, stained it, sealed it, and added this fun fabric from Minted.

I haven’t posted a to-do list yet, but I think it’s about time to put it in writing what I still need to finish.  This usually helps to light a fire under my rear.

  • Paint walls and chalkboard wall
  • Install laminate flooring
  • Refinish and upholster rocking chair
  • Paint dresser
  • Paint crib
  • Build, stain, and install book ledges
  • Strip and refinish large shelf
  • Install gallery wall
  • Make frame for map
  • Sew curtains
  • DIY art projects – mobile & wall accessories

I really hope to share with you next week that the floors are installed. I think once those go in, I’ll be motivated to put the whole room together.

Here’s a look at what I’ve been up to during previous weeks:

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8 thoughts on “Finding the Silver Lining | One Room Challenge Spring 2017 | Week 4

  1. Jenny your chair looks fantastic! I love the vintage chair with the fun modern fabric. Don’t be discouraged about your progress – you will eventually get it done!

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