ORC Week 5 – It’s Electric!

Welcome to Week 5 of the One Room Challenge! It’s the final week before the big reveal and I have very little to show you. 

We were supposed to epoxy the floors over the weekend, but our delivery was delayed. The epoxy kits that we ordered from Home Depot were scheduled to arrive last Thursday, but apparently they were damaged in shipping. I wasn't super happy with the way customer service handled the issue, so I’ve cancelled that order and reordered the kits from Wal-Mart. They won’t be here until Monday and it’s a multi-day process so the floors will definitely not be done before next week’s reveal post. So, that totally screwed up our weekend plans and my whole makeover timeline.

OK, before I start getting annoyed about the floors again, let’s talk about the progress that we have made. As you can see above, the garage is empty. We thought we would be working on the floors last weekend, so we emptied everything out in preparation. Of course it turns out we didn’t need to do that yet and we’re living with a huge mess in the house for another week. No joke – look at our guest bathroom tub! Even Ringo and Abby are annoyed by the mess (Ringo likes to sleep in the tub).

We had an electrician come yesterday to update the lighting in the garage. Previously, there was a single bulb lighting the space, which was not effective. We had the electrician add two additional lights to the garage and replaced the single bulb “fixture” with an actual light. The new lights are integrated LEDs so no bulbs are required. Unfortunately, one of the fixtures was cracked so it didn’t get installed, but we have the wiring set up so we’ll have it installed by next week. 

So for the reveal next week, I hoping to have the entry area complete and the pegboard installed. Pretty much everything else has to wait until the floors are complete, so I’ll have to post an update when they’re done. 

Don’t forget to check out the official participants here and other linking participants here! One more week!


  1. That's too bad the delivery was delayed. We have a mess all over our house right now too, I can't imagine it being the entire contents of the garage!! Good luck!

  2. Can't wait to see your floors! I really want to do that on ours!


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