WEEK TWO ALREADY??
Well, here we are, only 4 weeks to go in the One Room Challenge: Project Shut The Front Door. AHGHGH. If you missed last week’s post, you can catch up on all of it HERE.
You can also check out all of last week’s One Room Challenge participants. So many great things happening this season.
It’s pretty cool that Better Homes and Gardens is going to select a couple of us Guest Participants to be featured next season, don’t you think?
Before we get started, those are my client’s dogs. Aren’t they the cutest? They look THRILLED about this makeover.
OK, ready to dive into Week Two of Project Shut The Front Door with me? Here’s where I left you last week. We have to make the best of this wall that is in between the foyer and the dining room.
I ran through options with the client:
french doors (like in Week One’s post)
eliminating the small doorway and the window and add a single, large doorway
closing up the window
just leaving it and working around it
After we talked it through, we were going with the last (and my least favorite) option. Imagine my surprise when she texted me after thinking about it overnight? She said, “let’s do it, let’s close up the window”. YESSS. It’s not the favorite option, but it will give us enough of an improvement for not too much of a financial investment. I think the client’s family will still like it.
I know, I know, everyone loves “open concept” everything, why am I closing it up? The dining room isn’t a favorite place in this house, and we don’t need a pass through window into the foyer. If it were into a kitchen, it might make more sense, but that’s not what we are working with here. If I started before the floors were done, I might have had more options.
I wasted no time (because there’s no time to waste) and got someone in there ASAP to do the work of closing it up.
I don’t think I have OCD but these wonky openings into the dining room mess with my brain.
Of course, now we have to paint the dining room side, which wasn’t part of the plan! The snowball is starting…
And, just like on those shows you all love to watch that fool you all into thinking things get done in one hour, TA-DA! Here’s our Project Shut The Front Door instant makeover!