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Welcome to week 3 of the One Room Challenge, guest participant Spring 2020!
Thanks for stopping by, please take your time and have a look around.
You could start by checking out our $100 Master Bathroom Makeover here, and then head over to our recipe page to grab a few new ideas.
In case you don’t know what the One Room Challenge is, I’ll give you a quick rundown.
The ORC will provide participants with a supportive, enthusiastic forum to share the process of transforming a room. The ORC is not a competition, but rather a celebration of creativity, inspiration, and original ideas. Welcome!
To date, more than 3,800 rooms have been transformed through the One Room Challenge™. The event, and many of the spaces, have been recognized and featured.
ONE ROOM CHALLENGE™ FEATURED DESIGNERS
A Glass of Bovino | Beginning in the Middle | Beth Diana Smith | Clark + Aldine | Coco & Jack
Deeply Southern Home| Design Maze | Dwell by Cheryl | Erika Ward | Home Made by Carmona
House of Hipsters | Hunted Interior | Kandrac & Kole | Kate Pearce | Katrina Blair | Liz Kamarul
Veneer Designs| Rambling Renovators | Renovation Husbands | Studio Plumb | Media BH&G
Get ready to check your Instagram feed as we embark on this exciting design journey together. We hope our photos motivate and inspire you over the next eight weeks. Every Thursday I will be posting info about our progress here on the blog as well as linking upwith all of the other guest participants, so be sure to check back often.
You can also Follow #oneroomchallenge and #BHGORC so you don’t miss a thing! And of course be sure to check back on June 25-July 21st to be amazed by the final room reveals.
We got a lot done on our deck (our ORC Spring 2020) this week. Amidst rain, thunderstorms and freezing temperatures at night. I can’t remember that last time it went below freezing after May 1st. So much for the early gardens out there. This week we started working on getting our cables installed, this was the part of our renovation I was most looking forward to. I knew it was going to dramatically change the way our deck looked; I can’t tell you how much I love them! The old pickets felt like a jail, now that they are gone our deck feels so inviting and spacious!
We began by enlisting the help of our teenage boys to knock out the old pickets, it went surprisingly fast.They left really ugly paint lines behind, so we’ll be updating you on that in the coming weeks.The cables went in great. I bought this kit on amazon that included all the hardware we needed.
This was the perfect budget solution, because it can get a little confusing ordering each piece individually.
We also ordered 400 feet of this 1/8 inch stainless cable.
Here is the short and sweet of how to do it:
Make sure to get the template just right.
If your holes aren’t evenly spaced it will really show up once your cable is up. One end of the deck will be the non-tightening side, or anchor side of the cable. For the anchoring side, use your template and mark your center points.
Let your anchor and 180 degree turn hang there for now, don’t worry about the cable yet. Use your template and a long ¼ inch drill to drill through the posts that the cable will pass through. THIS is the one we used . Only pass the cable straight through.
Don’t try to drill around a corner post. On the corners of deck, start the process over. Once you get your holes drilled all the way to a corner you will need to attach your anchor and turnbuckle.
You can pre-place the 180 degree cable turns to the end of all of your turnbuckles to make life a little easier. You will put your cable crimp on your cable first, then wrap the end of the cable around your 180 turn and back through the other side of your crimp. This will make sense when you do it your first time. We used THIS crimping tool, and it worked out great.
You want to pull the cable as tight as possible before crimping it, your turnbuckle on the other end will finish the tightening job. Now just repeat this process until all your cables are up. If you have stairs, I recommend doing them last. We wanted to perfect our process before tackling them.
More on that in the coming weeks – I’ll let you know how it goes!
It’s a pretty big improvement, don’t you think?