Wow four weeks have already passed! That means we are half way done with the One Room Challenge! If you missed my previous weekly posts you can read them here: Week 1, Week 2, and Week 3. You can also check out my ORC highlight on Instagram for daily updates and videos. Make sure to also head to the One Room Challenge Blog linked here to check out what tons of other DIYers have done to transform their spaces.
Last week I left off with installing my new DIY beams. Read my post here for a tutorial on how you can make beams on a budget for your own space!
Next up, trim! Do you see all of those gaps where the ceiling meets the walls… those gotta go! I headed to Home Depot to look around for crown molding. Holy expensive! I was shocked. My sunroom needed about 40ft worth of crown molding, which would have cost me about $180. Just for trim! Heck, the beams cost less than that! I couldn’t fathom paying that much so I did a little scrolling on Pinterest for some inspiration. I came across a pin from @Tatertotsandjello’s trim and went with it. In the picture it looked like simply 1x4s and 1x2s to make a faux appearing crown molding. I loved the simplicity of it and the price was much better than traditional crown molding. Only $60, I couldn’t beat it!
I first nailed the 1×4 flush to the wall and ceiling, then placed the 1×2 on top of the 1×4 flush to the ceiling. I really like how it turned out! I then taped in preparation for wood filler and caulk.
I had all intentions on finishing this step then painting, but my contractor was ready to start on the lower part of the sunroom so I couldn’t. After two days of working, the contractor got sooo much done! Here’s what it looked like before!
It needs to basically be re-done! It is a hot mess! So far they re-did the roof, started on the drip ledge, removed the windows and rotted studs, and started removing the concrete.
This was all closed in and will be re-built. The upper portion is where I have worked on. I did not want to get in the contractors way so my upper portion has been put on pause. It’s got to get worse before it gets better right?! I sure hope so at least! Make sure to follow along with me on Instagram for daily updates on my sunroom renovation. Until next week, thanks for reading!