As you can see, I skipped week two! We went to West Virginia to see my mom over the long weekend. My son had Friday and Monday off. I thought I would do a blog post when I was down there, but we were SO BUSY! So this is week two and week three. Not that we made that much progress – more like a week or less! My husband did surprise me by cleaning out the refrigerator! You might have noticed I did not have a before picture of THAT!! So here are the pictures. . . (We lost the camera charger again!) so that was one of the reasons I’m late again posting this week!
You’ve probably already checked out the other one room challenge participants, but if not, here’s the link:
I have decided to (re)organize my kitchen. I really want to make better use of my space so I can clear off my countertops. I want to re-decorate my hearth and brick wall. I also want to take the lace curtains off the doors of the original (1889) built-in cabinet and get my husband to help me with the inside. There is contact paper stuck on the shelves and there are gaps in the back of the cabinet.
Here are some before pictures of the inside of my cabinets. These are supposed to be bad, right?!! That way the after pictures look even better!!
Whoops!! The brick wall and hearth, and the built-in cabinet are first in the line-up!
You’ve probably already seen the other ORC participants’ projects, but if you haven’t, here’s the link: www.callingithome.com/
I wonder if I’ve made any progress. I have made some decisions if that counts! I decided to use a huge shelf that was hanging in the kitchen for the microwave. My original plan was to use a metal shelf, but I couldn’t find the right size. My husband took down the shelf. I think he really likes my idea to put it in the pantry because he hated that shelf!
I hope we can get a lot done this Saturday. We’re both off so that should help!!
Now I’m going to see what’s happening with the other bloggers after I link up here:
I’ve decided to change a half bath into a pantry! We have a powder room off the kitchen under some stairs. I want to use the space for a pantry. We have another bathroom on the first floor with a shower. I asked the appraiser about this when we refinanced, and she said since we have three other bathrooms, getting rid of one would not decrease the value of our home. Besides, who wants to clean four toilets? That’s what I say! Here are a few before photos of the half bath. I’ll take some more for Week 2.