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ORC Week 4- Renovation Limbo

ORC Week 4- Renovation Limbo

This week can be described with one word:


Week 4 has to be the most patience testing week ever. It's a waiting week for us, waiting for things to come in, and waiting for a few days off work to finish our DIYs. 

So I was stumped on what to post!

BUT!! It was also a buying week!!  I'm quickly running out of time and need to buy a coffee table and lighting. My husband has a lot of input and he keeps vetoing my options! Doesn't he know I'm on a deadline lol!

Lighting decisions! My husband doesn't want any wall lights that have cords. He believes it'll look "tacky". Although I personally like the look of hardwired lighting better, we have no intentions of doing that so a little cord doesn't bother me. It's been a huge debate in our house because I really want 2 sconces beside my art and he's not getting on board.


What's your opinion on lights with visible cords?

Here are the two I'm thinking of:


I also love this floor lamp but I'm not going to have 3 of them! I'm thinking this one will go nicely in the corner with my black chair. 

Furniture update:

Our chairs came in and some pillows cases and I'm equal parts excited and terrified that all our IKEA stuff came in for our tv built in hack.

The plan was to take Friday off and keep Tuck in daycare. That way we can get the floor finished. Turns out though Tuck wasn't feeling well Wednesday and if he's not back to normal Thursday there's no chance we can work on the floors. My fingers are crossed that we can get this done because it's the hardest part and really needs to be done to have a finished room. 

Fingers crossed! 

The floors are 1 of 3 DIYs that I'm making up as I go. I've always followed someone else's tutorial and decided it's about time I start my own. 

Turns out, that it's a bit terrifying. Especially with how the floors are causing us so much trouble. 

The second DIY is the tv built-ins. I didn't find anyone else's tutorial on using Ikea kitchen cabinets for built ins, which is super scary since I always followed another bloggers advice.

We are using kitchen IKEA Veddinge cabinets for the bulk of the unit but we still need to build it in. The hope is that it'll look like a professionally built unit. We had it quoted out for a custom build and it came back at a whopping 10-16k so if this works it'll be a HUGE cost savings for us.

I'm hoping to have a positive update on both the floors and the built in for you next thursday.

Thank you for following along with our renovation. You can see all of the participants in the fall 2017 ORC by clicking the logo below.

Wish us luck!,