One Room Challenge: The Porch Project, Week 4
Welcome to week 4 of the ORC!!!
Well, it’s confession time friends! I have made very little progress this week :(
I spent the early part of the week at the Hight Point Market with the Lowes team and Eddie Ross (eeek!!!) so I missed a few working days but, it was well worth it. Follow along on Instagram to see some of the highlights.
The real progress was getting the new bushes purchased and planted. My family is looking at me like I’m crazy, I know they are small right now, but I really want the landscaping to be clean and simple. I want the porch to be the focal point so I’m hoping the pencil Japanese holly’s and the boxwoods will help that once they grow a bit…although they are slow growing plants. We’ll see…
Here is another look at the simple benches I built. I still have to stain them but I really like the way they turned out. The second one was definitely better than the first one. You can tell which one I built first because of the screws on the outside…oops :) #rookiemistake
I also found these adorable bowls from HomeGoods as part of the color inspiration for the space. I can see them filled with zucchini noodles with shrimp in a white wine sauce under twinkly lights, can’t you? Okay, out of the clouds. I’m not adding them to the budget just yet because I want to be 100% sure but I do love them!
I’m going to be making up for everything we lacked this week on Saturday and Sunday so watch for some sneak peeks soon!
Here is the updated punch list:
Build Tables and benches, paint chairs
Pressure wash and paint trim (this might not happen) and ceiling (next week)
3. Make curtains and rods (next week)
4. Stain/paint concrete (not sure about this yet)
5. Hang pendant and string lights (this weekend)
6. Remove porch rails (this weekend?)
Remove bushes in front and replace with new landscaping
7. Accessorize and style (week 5)
As for the budget not much has changed but I did make a decision about the plants. I decided not to include the landscaping in the porch budget because I was going to change that no matter what so I’ll have a little more wiggle room for accessories. I added some new house numbers and a flag that I promised my little guy to the plan but that could change over the next two weeks. Make sure to check out itsums.com to track your next project budget!
Make sure to check out all the participants and linkups this week over at Calling It Home. It’s getting good!
Have a great rest of the week y’all! Cheers!
When this is all over, I’m bringing the champagne and we will toast on you beautiful porch! It will be fabulous!
Wow! I can’t believe you built that awesome furniture! I love where you are headed!!
Aww thanks Carrie! xoxo
Your landscaping looks great, Summer! Cant wait to see your progress this week! Good luck! :)
Thank you Kendra!!
I think new landscaping always makes a house look so much newer! Love your benches. Hang in there, girl, you’ll make it! It looks light High Point was so much fun!
Thanks so much Jennifer!! I love fresh landscaping too!
Summer, I still can’t get over that you built TWO tables and benches – you are a rockstar! The new landscaping looks so good, even in it’s baby state, so fresh and simple, I love it!
Aww, thanks sweet friend!
Beautiful job on the benches. And I really love those bowls. The front looks so nice with the plants. You’re doing a wonderful job!
Thanks so much Erin, I really appreciate it!
The bushes, the bowls, the benches (that’s a lot of B’s!) – everything looks fab! Can’t wait to see what’s up next!
:) Thanks so much Krisi! xoxo
So excited to see this come together, Summer! I love the inspiration and know it’s going to be amazing!
Don’t you think that it’s totally unfair that boring stuff like screws have to be included in a budget?? That stuff really adds up! It’s crazy! Your benches are SO cute!!! And I love the bowls- totally thought they were Anthro. It’s coming along….looking so good!!
Absolutely Laura! I never take those into account as much as I should :) Thanks so much friend, I’m still making my rounds and I can’t wait to see your progress!
It is coming along – and it sounds like you had a busy week. The benches will look great when finished. Those bowls are super cute!
Thanks so much Kristen!
I love the bowls, too. Sounds like a busy weekend. It already looks adorable. Love that project tally.
Thanks so much Linda! The budget app is really helping!