Welcome welcome back to the One Room Challenge, in which one must make over a room in 6 weeks!
Well, I am happy to say that despite some shenanigans, I did make some progress on my One Room Challenge room- my rooftop decks!
As if I didn’t have enough to do, I decided to wallpaper a wall in my study.
Sorry for the crappy lighting in these pics.
Oh and this?
No, someone didn’t break into our house and steal our doors and drawer fronts… I decided it was a great time to have our kitchen cabinetry repainted.
Now onto the progress!
First up, I painted the Acapulco Chairs. They are so much better sans rust.
I also researched and built these self- watering planters.
1. Get planter.
2. Insert plastic saucer dish that has a smaller diameter than planter in step 1. This will create a reservoir for water below.
3. Get little t-shirt strips. These will act as wicks that bring water up from the water reservoir to the soil level.
4. Poke holes in plastic saucer dish.
5. After you poke your holes, thread the t-shirt wicks through, as well as some flexible tubing. This will be the channel through which you can fill the reservoir.
6. This is an aerial view of the wicks and tubing with water below.
7. Fill halfway with soil, and bring the wicks to the middle of the soil.
8. Top with soil and admire your planter!
And that’s not all folks!
I also did some shopping…
Whereas I had grandiose plans of building an outdoor sectional, 2 thoughts occurred to me.
1. I need something less permanent that I can bring on and off the deck easily.
2. I don’t really have the time!!
So onto Plan B…
Umm… genius festival! Military cots!
These can be tres chic if done correctly, and they are super duper portable. So we can use these when we camp with our trailer as well!
Here are some good examples of military cots (images from Honestly WTF):
And so, I picked up 2 of those babies off eBay this week!
And then, for the bar…I picked this little gem off craigslist.
When she suggested we drive to her “storage unit” to get the bar, I was slightly alarmed… but all’s well that ends well. I did text the address and my whereabouts to a friend just in case. I’ve seen too many made-for-TV movies about craigslist killers and so on.
But I’m still alive.
This weekend, I will (hopefully) install my mosquito netting fiasco.
Wish me luck!
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