Operation Mudroom – One Room Challenge Week 2

I’m participating in the One Room Challenge (ORC) put on by Calling it Home.  I am linking up with them as a guest participant! Check out what everyone is doing in week 2!

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Since last week, the room has been cleared out, carpet ripped out, and cement board put down. But most dramatically, a door has been added from the room to the garage! We are really starting to feel how this room will come together. If you need updated on plans, check out our mudroom plans post and the one room challenge week 1 post.

One of our big issues this week has been trying to decide on lights. We need to know where lights are going to go so that electrical can be done. So I went on the hunt for lights, and boy what a hunt its been. I’m exhausted. You can see some of our options here. We still haven’t decided. Ideally, we would find two gooseneck sconces for above the desk and a chandelier that coordinates for the center of the room. While we have looked at thousands of lights on the internet, it seems something is wrong with each option. Often, its price. I don’t want to spend 25% of the budget on lights!

Check out progress photos below:

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Project manager in position
Our Corner of the World Blog | Operation Mudroom - One Room Challenge week 2
Sunday morning planning meeting. Cement board is in – planning next steps.
Our Corner of the World Blog | Operation Mudroom - One Room Challenge week 2
The kids plans (very official on bunny paper) are taped to the wall, and the blue tape marks where everything will go. The desk will be in the far corner (with gooseneck lights above it?). The tape in the bottom right corner will be a bench. The tape in the bottom left corner marks the lockers/cubbies.
Our Corner of the World Blog | Operation Mudroom - One Room Challenge week 2
Temporary wall is up. This will support the ceiling while part of the wall is removed. Parker will install a header in the wall to permanently support the ceiling in that spot
Our Corner of the World Blog | Operation Mudroom - One Room Challenge week 2
Door is in!!

Some Before and “Durings”:

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Overall, I am very pleased with everything that has been completed in one week. The plan is to have tile done by next week. We are also meeting with an electrician tomorrow to figure out what we will hire out and what Parker will do himself. Really, we just need to re-route the wire that was where the door is now, and then we need to add a light switch right inside the new door and wiring for lights above the desk. Hopefully, we have also decided on and ordered lights by next week. I’m starting to think about paint colors, which is a fun change from lights 🙂 Lots of big fun decisions coming up!! I really think this is going to be awesome at the end!