Spring 2023 One Room Challenge Week 5: An Even Slower Week

Last Fall, we began to renovate our tiny mudroom and slightly bigger laundry room by combining them into one for the One Room Challenge. It turned out that moving plumbing and electrical was going to take way longer than we had anticipated, so, here we are, ready to finish this project! Let me show you where we are at week 5 of the 2023 Spring ORC.

This post may include affiliate links, which means I may earn a small commission if you click on the link and/or purchase from that site. I use that money to keep this blog running. You can read my full disclosure policy here.

This was an incredibly busy week in our personal, health, and work lives and so, it was a slow week for ORC progress. Sound familiar? Yeah, that’s how I started last week’s post.

We got exactly one thing done in the laundry/mud room this week. Well, one tangible thing…the new lights are installed!

I’ve mentioned before, but this reeded glass look is either on the cusp or fully on trend right now depending on where you live (in my opinion). I feel like you’re either seeing it everywhere or seeing hints of it here or there more frequently.

I am absolutely in love with them. It feels fresh and classic all at the same time.

As you can see, the light fixture that was there when we moved in had left a discolored ring around it on the ceiling. This, plus the 4 inch hole that goes wall to wall across the ceiling has made my decision to cover the ceiling feel absolutely like the right one.

I just cannot make up my mind on the type of texture I want…bead board and shiplap feel a little too…expected. I’m playing with the idea of carrying the reeded glass texture across the ceiling but I don’t want it to overshadow the lights.

I’m sure I’m overthinking this and it will totally come down to what I can find in stock this week. So, stay tuned. I’ll be updating my IG stories with what I find. I’d love it if you gave me a follow over there!

On Tap for This Project:

  1. Patch the missing or damaged drywall and ceiling where the wall we took down used to be.
  2. Tile the backsplash.
  3. Figure out what type of design I want to add to the ceiling.
  4. Install the new light fixtures.
  5. Install the custom cabinet doors.
  6. Stain and seal the countertop.
  7. Finish and install the sliding door.
  8. Paint the walls.
  9. Install wallpaper
  10. Do 20 10 loads of laundry that I put on hold to get this finished.

I hope that you’ll come back for week 6 of the Spring 2023 ORC and see how far I get. I have a couple other projects to show you this week–including the one that took all of my time last week– as well, so stay tuned!

XOXO Alicia

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.