One Room Challenge Week 4 :: Let There Be Light!

Date
Oct, 26, 2016

What, it’s week 4?! Totally starting to feel the pressure over here. But we’re making really good progress and knock on wood, things continue to go smoothly. This week has been huge – new light, cabinets are painted and in, new bench and the wood wall treatment is almost done! If you’re just joining, don’t miss out on the first few weeks! week 1 :: week 2 :: week 3

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Ok so we finally got our gorgeous new light up and I’m obsessed! It’s from lamps.com from the Tech Lighting collection and it’s sooo much better than what was up there before. Here’s a reminder: WOOF.

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I love how the concrete ties in with the floors and matches the grout. Totally not planned but a nice little happy accident 🙂

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I left the electrical stuff up to Dan and my FIL because wires scare me. ha.

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I gotta give mad props to electricians because replacing lights isn’t the easiest thing in the world. It actually took all 3 of us to get this baby up since it was super heavy. But it was so worth it.

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LOVE.

lamps.com has such an amazing selection of lights if you’re in the market. I spent wayyy too long on their site browsing all the beautiful options!

Ok so now that we had a real light in here again, it was much easier to work. We brought in the two tall cabinets after I was done painting them and got to work on the floating bench in between them. I bought some 3/4″ plywood and stained it before bringing it in.

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I’ll be sharing a tutorial on how we did all this but we basically used 2x4s as support beams and then placed the plywood on top of it along with an extra piece of plywood and some additional 2x4s for support when we realized it was a little flimsy 😉

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I’m so in love with it!

So next was my crazy idea to make a wood wall treatment above the bench inspired by this photo from All the Bells and Whistles.

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So good right? I honestly thought this was going to take me forever but once I started and got in a groove I got everything cut in about 3 hours.

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I’ll be sharing a tutorial for this too 🙂 I did all the cuts on one day, then glued them down the next. I put the first coat of stain on last night and have to do one more to match the color of the bench, then I can seal it up and get it hung.

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I honestly was totally impressed with myself that I actually made this. I designed it out in Illustrator before hand and then used my chop saw to make all the cuts. Each one was either 90° or 45° which made things relatively easy. I’ll be sharing more deets when I share the tutorial but I seriously can’t wait to get this hung up!!

Ok so that’s it for that wall, now for the wall where the washer and dryer are. My cabinet maker sent me this picture yesterday and we’re picking it up today!

orc-week4-9The top is butcher block and will match the countertop and then I’ll be painting the base the same blue as the tall cabinets. The gorgeous sink and faucet are from my amazing sponsor, Blanco. I’m seriously going to be drooling all over this thing it’s so freakin’ pretty! The sink is their IKON sink made of Silgranit and the faucet is the Blanco Meridian. I’m so excited to get this installed and see how it looks and wash something in my new sink! We’ve come a long way folks…

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So until the sink vanity is installed we can’t do much else on this wall.

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But our new washer and dryer came and they’re heavenly! They’re the Samsung High Efficiency Front Loaders and they make doing laundry so much more fun 🙂

So once the sink cabinet is painted and stained, we’ll get it installed, then install the countertop and then put up the wall tile and shelf!

Oh and we got all the baseboard and trim back up too! I debated whether I wanted to paint it white or leave it as is and ended up leaving it as is and am glad I did. I think the wood ties in well with the other wood elements and softens the space a bit.

Phew, we got a lot done this past week but let’s see what’s left:

  • Tear down existing wall tile
  • Install new Drywall 
  • Tape and patch drywall and other holes in the walls
  • Paint walls
  • Remove old light and install new one
  • Tile wall that washer and dryer are on
  • Tile over existing floor tile with new tile
  • Reattach base boards and trim
  • Paint sink vanity
  • Install sink into vanity
  • Install new washer and dryer
  • Stain door slab countertop
  • Install countertop
  • Hang wooden shelf and style it
  • Paint tall cabinets
  • Install a DIY bench between cabinets
  • DIY wood treatment above bench
  • DIY system for hanging clothes
  • DECORATE!

As always a huge thanks to my amazing sponsors who are making this all possible! Blanco, Lamps.com, Crates & Pallet and HomeRight!

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42 Comments

  1. Reply

    Sarah

    January 27, 2018

    Beautiful, what color stain did you use? I just stained ours and it doesn’t look right so redoing today, any help is appreciated!

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      brepurposed

      January 27, 2018

      Dark Walnut!

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    Stacey

    March 12, 2017

    Hi there, I love the laundry room! I would love to know how you made and installed the countertop but I don’t see that in your blog. Am I missing something?

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      brepurposed

      March 13, 2017

      Hi Stacey! Thank you so much! There isn’t a tutorial on it…it’s actually an old door slab I found that I just stained and then we installed it similarly to how we installed the bench, by using 2x4s nailed into the studs to rest it on. Hopefully that makes sense!

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    Ruthie

    November 3, 2016

    Love the new light and that geometric piece is incredible!

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      brepurposed

      November 3, 2016

      Thank you Ruthie, it was so fun to work on!

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    Colette @ restyle it wright

    October 31, 2016

    LOVE your diy wall art! so creative! And that sink is gorgeous!

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      brepurposed

      October 31, 2016

      Thanks so much, Colette!

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    Ariel

    October 28, 2016

    Seriously though, this is looking SO good. That wood accent wall feature is going to be stunning in place!

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    Maria Brittis

    October 28, 2016

    I am totally impressed with you!!! What a job! You rock! Its going to be so so gorgeous.
    Maria

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      brepurposed

      October 31, 2016

      Thanks so much, Maria!!

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    Karrie Trowbridge

    October 27, 2016

    Yes! You have gotten a lot done! Love the floor, the concrete light fixture and wowza….The accent wood wall that you built looks amazing!

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      brepurposed

      October 31, 2016

      Thanks Karrie!! I’m so glad I followed through with my crazy idea for that wall!

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    Jess

    October 27, 2016

    Wow! I LOVE all of your choices! The bench idea is ingenious! I love how you made it look like a chunky piece of wood. This is going to look amazing! I pinned half the images from this post.

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      brepurposed

      October 31, 2016

      haha thanks Jess!! I’m so excited to see it all come together!

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    Jillian

    October 27, 2016

    You are getting there, I love how it is all coming together.

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      brepurposed

      October 31, 2016

      Thanks Jillian!

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    Amanda

    October 27, 2016

    Ahh it’s all coming together! I LOVE the wood art you made!

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      brepurposed

      October 31, 2016

      Thanks Amanda!! Me too! I’m so happy with how it turned out!

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    Andi

    October 27, 2016

    Wow that wood statement piece is so cool! Can’t wait for the tutorial on that one!

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      brepurposed

      October 31, 2016

      thanks Andi!! It was actually pretty simple! I’ll definitely be sharing a tutorial!

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    Kyla @HouseOfHipsters

    October 27, 2016

    No way!!!!! I’m dying!!!! That wood accent panel is delicious!

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      brepurposed

      October 31, 2016

      thanks lady!! <3

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    Maggie @ maggie overby studios

    October 27, 2016

    So good! Love that floating bench and wood panel your working on. I wish I a utility sink in my laundry your is great!

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      brepurposed

      October 27, 2016

      thanks girl! I’m so excited about my sink!! It’s a huge upgrade from what we had!

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    Leah Raven

    October 27, 2016

    Love following along with this! So impressed and inspired

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      brepurposed

      October 27, 2016

      thanks Leah!! I’m having so much fun with it!

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    Emy

    October 27, 2016

    LOVE the wood treatment! It’s looking amazing. BTW, I have a samsung washer and dryer too and they sing the sweetest little song when laundry is done. Do you love it?

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      brepurposed

      October 27, 2016

      omg yes, it’s the best! Makes doing laundry just a little bit more exciting 😉

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    Cassie Bustamante

    October 27, 2016

    OMG that wood treatment! and i LOVE that light!

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      brepurposed

      October 27, 2016

      thanks girl!! xo

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    Kristi

    October 27, 2016

    Bre!!!!!!! Oh my goodness! EVERY SINGLE THING is looking SO ahhhhmazing! You are rocking this girl! Cannot wait to see this finished space!

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      brepurposed

      October 27, 2016

      Thanks Kristi!! I’m having so much fun seeing it all come together!

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    Karen Schravemade

    October 27, 2016

    That wooden wall art is STUNNING!! And the bench seat – so clever, it looks amazing!! xo

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      brepurposed

      October 27, 2016

      Thank you so much, Karen!!

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    Brittany Goldwyn

    October 27, 2016

    Bre this is looking AMAZING! I absolutely love the floating bench. I wanted to do something similar in my entryway, but I opted to a bench with shoe storage that sits on the ground. I love how clean this looks. And the wood wall treatment is amazing, too. I can’t wait to see it up!

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      brepurposed

      October 27, 2016

      Thanks Brittany!! I was set on a floating bench but we needed to add a bit of extra support since the cabinets are just made of particle board. But it’s all good now! I’m sure shoes are going to end up all over the place on the floor, but that’s ok 😉

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    ashley@biggerthanthethreeofus

    October 27, 2016

    gosh, it’s coming along! You guys have rocked this one!!

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      brepurposed

      October 27, 2016

      Thanks girl! I’m so excited to get it all done!

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