It's week four of the One Room Challenge! Time flew by so fast!!
Have you had the chance to follow last week’s progress on Instagram?
The space is starting to take form gradually. We took quite some time doing the two arches, or mostly the first one because once this was done, the second was easier - practice!
This is how we went about it.
Take your measurements
On a piece of plywood, draw the size of the arch you want to have
Cut 2 identical pieces
Measure the depth of the arch you want and cut pieces of 2x4 equivalent to the width of the arches
Use the 2x4 to put together the 2 pieces of plywood ensuring they are very solid
Fix the piece to the place where you want the arches
Then cut a piece of dry wood long enough to cover the arch
Partially cut through the drywall the width every 2 inches to break the thick part while keeping the entire piece together
Screw the drywall to the arched plywood
Another highlight this week.... we chose the tiles that will go under and around the wood burning stove.. YAY! We went with a honeycomb tile and a mix oft colours: charcoal and beige with a hint of gold. We'll be mixing those together and making a transition with the hardwood floor.
We also had to pivot the idea of having the log storage vertically up to the ceiling because as we started to install it, we found it made the space heavier. So instead, we went with a horizontal structure.
The compound joint is done, but will need another layer before we can paint.
And, the side table is dry, but still needs sanding, assembling, sealing and painting. I'm so happy with how it's coming together, this right below gives you an idea of how it will look. I'll share more on this specifically later on.
On the agenda this week:
Install the hardwood floors and the tiles
Finish all the electrical wiring and install light fixture
Build the cabinet doors that will go in the arch under the shelves
Choose wood slab