ORC Week 3: Slowly but Surely

One Room Challenge Spring 2019 – Week 3 – Patio and Fire Pit
Is it week 3 of the One Room Challenge already?! Progress has been slow but we're on the cusp of checking a few things off our list for the patio with fire pit area.
Week 3 marks halfway of the One Room Challenge and we are at the critical point in our project where it’s frustrating and discouraging because there’s a lot on the go but little is actually done. However, we know we are on the verge of checking quite a few things off the list! Being part of the One Room Challenge, and having a deadline, is really helping us push through. It’s comforting to know others are going through the same thing. However, we are wondering if our plans are a bit too ambitious; especially for not having planned to join the One Room Challenge until the last minute.
What we accomplished this week:
Cut the boards to hold the tiers of soil
Primed the cooler, table, chairs, light poles and boards
Painted the arbour
Continued leveling the patio area
Ordered sand, sourced pavers
Confirmed putting effort into a patio is worth it (estimated Return on Investment – 80%)
Is it week 3 of the One Room Challenge already?! Progress has been slow but we're on the cusp of checking a few things off our list for the patio with fire pit area.
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly for Week 3:
Good: Taking inspiration from the pillows we bought (on sale 🙂 ) we are using the happy yellow and teal blue colours as well as continuing with the hexagon shape throughout the project. If you’re following us on Instagram, you would have seen the arbour being painted and it looks great – can’t wait to see it put back together and in place!
Bad: Progress has been slow and little work will be getting done this weekend due to prior commitments.
Ugly: Really feeling the pressure of not having a lot of time left in the challenge, we were working in the rain on Saturday and got soaked. Of course, the sun came out 10 minutes after we came in and dried off.
One Room Challenge Fire Pit and Patio

 

We definitely weren’t as organized as usual before this project started. Although, it has been a good lesson for me that not everything has to be planned out to the last detail before work begins. It has pushed my comfort zone of taking action and figuring out some of it as we go along. So far, things are coming together, they just aren’t all together yet.

The next few days we will focus on getting the painting done and moving the sand (being delivered tomorrow) into place. Putting the arbour back together, getting the shed builtand picking up some blocks for the entry under the arbour are next. Then into the grunt work of moving the many, many, many pavers into place.

We have been really inspired by the featured designers and other guest participants of the Spring 2019 One Room Challenge so be sure to see how they are doing too!

Cheers,

Denise and Sean

Is it week 3 of the One Room Challenge already?! Progress has been slow but we're on the cusp of checking a few things off our list for the patio with fire pit area.

2 Comments

    • Denise and Sean

      Thanks for the encouragement! I think we logically know we are on the brink but it helps to hear it! I got some more painting done last night so we’re close to checking all of that off. Sean got the pavers ordered too. Just wish the weather was a bit better so it wouldn’t be so crammed in our carport. Doesn’t matter, we have a deadline! Off to do some painting while the Little sleeps.

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