One Room Challenge Guest Participant Week 8 – Mudroom Makeover

Hello!

Things are looking up!   We made it to Phase 3 of the Covid-19 opening.   There have been so many challenges during the past eight weeks.   It has been a slow process and at times I thought it would be a few more weeks before we could get back to some kind of normal.

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I ventured out to source lighting.   We are pushing on to complete the sink portion of the mudroom makeover.

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Pyne Hollyhock Schumacher  white paint collection

Head  over to Week Eight of the One Room Challenge and enjoy the reveals of many hardworking bloggers and designers.    You’ll find tips, products and plenty of inspiration for your next project.

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One Room Challenge Guest Participant Week 7 – Mudroom Makeover

As we start summer and end the longest day of the year,  summer solstice,  I’m excited to provide an update for week 7 of the One Room Challenge.

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This week I took a drive to the marble supplier in Newburgh, NY.   I also decided on using a farmhouse sink and shaker style cabinets for my mudroom project.

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The ever ending cleaning  in the mudroom and keeping up with the household continues.   Now that the orders have been placed, I’m feeling better.  Looking forward to more progress this week.

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Week 5 & 6 – One Room Challenge Guest Participant – Mudroom Makeover

Hello All,

We took Week 5  for a time to reflection.   #Black Lives Matter

One Room Challenge  Week Six has been a slow go here.   The good news is New York has moved to phase 2 during the Covid-19.  Construction businesses are open.

I’ll be back for Week 7.  Thank you!

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Week Four – One Room Challenge Guest Participant – Mudroom Makeover

Hello!

Week four of the One Room Challenge Guest Participants is here…that was fast.  I am working on the mudroom.  Little progress here.  The big decision for me this week is to add color or keep things neutral.

 

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Loving the Payne Hollyhock by Schumacher.  I have used the fabric in the kitchen already.

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Brighton Pavilion  mural

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No sink decision this week, but I am looking forward to the plumber removing  current  slop sink.   Meanwhile, I am shopping for lighting and paint this week.   In the meantime, do stop by and visit the other participants.    here

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Week Three – One Room Challenge Guest Participant – Mudroom Makeover

Hope you are all well.   Things are moving slowly here during week three of the One Room Challenge Guest Participant  Mudroom Makeover.  Week three has been mostly cleaning and organizing a messy, catch all room.

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(I promised you pictures, but I didn’t say they would be pretty.  The bunny is a dog toy.)

The freestanding utility sink is uncomfortable and not very pretty.   I do think utility sinks  come in handy,  maybe in the basement.

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Service calls to the electrician and plumber were made last week.  Yesterday, I met the electrician to discuss adding electrical for two walls and moving the ceiling light to center them better in the doorway.

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I am super excited to get things moving now that the room has been cleaned up.  Tomorrow, I will be looking at crown molding samples.  The mudroom  has tall ceilings and needs  balance and a finishing touch to coordinate with the generous 11″  floor base molding.

Things will get messy here again, but in a good way….. progress.

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Week Two – One Room Challenge Guest Participant – Mudroom Makeover

We moved into our home five years ago.  Each year we tackle a new space.   We brightened up our kitchen and improved our front yard landscaping.

This year I planned to tackle the mudroom. orc1

 

After a mix of emotions had me questioning the start of my  project, I am feeling hopeful and excited for Week Two of the  One Room Challenge Guest Participants  back hall mudroom project.

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There are many functions  happening in a small space.
1. Laundry room 2. mudroom 3. A full closet

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I’m having a  leopard bench crush.

This week I explored paint colors, wallpaper and sink options for the project…..white, green, and blue are catching my attention.   More decisions this weekend and more pictures coming.

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One Room Challenge Laundry Room – Week One

Hello,

Taking a break from the news is a good thing.  I am joining the One Room Challenge Guest Participants.  Creating a functional laundry room/mudroom/back entry.

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Tonight, I have many decisions to make.    The One Room Challenge begins today, and will run for 8 weeks.  Each week, I’ll be sharing our progress by featuring one project along the way, and the full reveal will occur the last week of June.

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The New Normal with Covid-19 Restrictions

Overwhelmed does not begin to express the feelings many have during the Covid-19 pandemic.  Each day brings a new discovery and adjustment to our daily living.

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Now that the toilet paper, paper towels and bottled water shortage has improved, I am living at a new normal with Covid-19.  Luckly, home is approximately 60 miles North of NYC.

Everyday I count my blessings twice.  Thankful for all essential workers bagging our groceries, mailing our packages, especially the medical workers and First Responders.

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Finding joy in the middle of trying times is hard.

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I’ve missed sharing my daily post (more like every 4 months post, I know).

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The blog brings me joy and I hope you will stick around.

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Grab a cold glass of water and let’s catch up.

Stay safe and stay home while we all adjust to the new normal with Covid-19.

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March into Spring

Welcome back!   March brings spring renewal.   After taking a winter break from the blog,  March has me excited for Spring.    I’m starting to see snowdrops, daffodils and iris peeking in the flower beds, all signs of a new season of life.

What is exciting you for spring?

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Let’s March into Spring together.   Thanks for stopping by!

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Monday Inspiration: The Week Ahead

Happy Monday!

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AND CLASSIC …

Autumn days have us  craving cozy areas at home .. .

 layers of  animal prints in leopard and zebra patterns.

Madallion Black Single Bench

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Love the look?   Get 10% OFF with code COZY now through Nov.30th

on bench & animal print rugs.

Thanks for stopping by.

 Ivy de Leon

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