Week 6 of the One Room Challenge is usually the reveal week and I am so over-the-top thankful for the extra time this go-round!
Go check out everyone’s progress, hopefully, it doesn’t look as chaotic as mine! The next two weeks are going to pull it all together though! Watch my Instagram stories (@michellelymanstudios) to see the behind-the-scenes craziness!
If you are playing catch up, you can see my previous posts for our front yard entryway and porch here:
My Boho Hygge Pergola Build is Complete
We had a few mishaps when it came time to stain the pergola.
We had gotten a pump sprayer that we were told would work with the stain/sealer we purchased. Nope. It was too thick and just poured out all over the place.
We had picked out a medium shade of stain with some gray undertones instead of red. Nope. They mixed us a deep red wood tone.
Lol, plan D is complete. We just went with what we had and will incorporate the color in some other places so it all ties together in the end.
Building the Easiest Porch Swings Ever
Seriously, these swings were probably the easiest wood project I’ve ever built. They are SOLID. They also need some cushions, lol.
I’ll come back at another time to break down what I used and how I did it!
I made sure that the minimum weight load for each of these swings was 500 lbs. They can probably hold WAY more, but 500 works for me. The swing itself probably weighs close to 80 so that leaves 420 for people and cushions.
I made my husband test it out with me. I truly wish I had a video. It was priceless! But it works!
Starting the Finishing Touches!
We started spreading mulch this past week. I was going to go with a more natural color, but one of my husband’s work buddies had a bunch of dark mulch leftover and thankfully brought it over for us. Can’t say no to that!
I also started some seeds for an aeroponic garden that I’ve been very excited about.
So the things that still need to be completed are:
– building handrails for steps
– finish grouting porch
– painting brick pavers
– spreading pea gravel
– weeding and finishing mulch
– building out aeroponic garden
– plant mosquito-repelling container garden
– build cocktail storage table
– buy cushions for swings
– planter box for porch
– misc finishing touches
Yeah, that seems like a lot…be sure to check in on me!!!