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Laundry Room One Room Challenge-Week 3

Howdy friends.  We are enjoying some BE.U.TI.FUL spring weather here in southeastern North Carolina and I sincerely hope Mother Nature is sharing some of this bounty with you, wherever you are.

So, here we are, Week 3 of the Calling it Home’s One Room Challenge and…


Yup, I hightailed it out of town as soon as I finished my countertops last week for a previously planned, wonderful, long weekend in Charlottesville with some great college friends.  We soaked up the incredible weather, the luscious wines, and the plentiful and delicious foods while reminiscing and catching up on too many years.  

A Girl's Weekend in Charlottesville, VA

We stayed at the Albemarle Estate, which was beyond words gorgeous and elegant. 

A Girl's Weekend in Charlottesville, VA

We hit up the Charlottesville City Market Saturday morning where I noshed on a blueberry filled kouign-amann from Marie-Bette bakery, a delectable pastry made from croissant dough. I wouldn’t call it delicate, but rather rich and crunchy, made so by the caramelization of several layers of sugar…are you drooling yet?

A Girl's Weekend in Charlottesville, VA
A Girl's Weekend in Charlottesville, VA

We followed our trip to the City Market with a wonderful afternoon at Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards, where we tasted a variety of wines and dined on an assortment of items from their lunch menu.  Their clientele made me feel right at home.

A Girl's Weekend in Charlottesville, VA

After spending most of the morning and afternoon eating, we felt we were well-prepared to continue the feast well into the evening.  My friend Jen secured us the Chef’s table at Clifton Inn. I have never had a chef table dining experience before, so I can’t compare, but this will surely be hard to top.  The head chef, Yannick Fayolle, is a dead ringer for Clark Kent aka Superman. 

The cook staff spent some time in the afternoon foraging around Clifton Inn earlier in the day and this Potato Ice Cream was garnished with the fruits of their foraging labor. And by the way, this potato ice cream…so delicate and sublime…beyond description.

A Girl's Weekend in Charlottesville, VA

Some sunbathing, another winery and a tour of Monticello finished our weekend and made it sheer perfection.


Progress on my laundry room one room challenge and a quick trip to Charlottesville, VA. Painting walls and trim are the task of the week.

So, I drove home Monday and spent Tuesday and Wednesday painting my laundry room walls and trim. Nothing like painting walls and trim (and it’s oil paint to boot!) to jerk you right back into the real world. Guess Terry didn’t get the message when I left the cans of paint in the laundry room… and the brushes…and the rollers…I mean, how many hints did I need to leave? 

Progress on my laundry room one room challenge and a quick trip to Charlottesville, VA. Painting walls and trim are the task of the week.

But…I did it and checked some more off of my laundry room One Room Challenge To-Do list.  The whole ‘paint the walls and trim’ thing is rather uninteresting, but they were critical in the whole process.  My week off has made it so the next 2 weeks will be hopping around here.  Lot’s to figure out and lots to make. So here’s my updated To-Do List:

  • Re-surface countertops
  • Paint walls and trim
  • Find a rug for the floor- I’ve ordered several rugs so once they all arrive I’ll make a decision on that (fingers crossed).
  • Figure out what to do to hide litter box-still noodling this one.  The picture below shows the area in question. Any ideas? 
  • Find some galvanized storage containers, of different sizes. I think a trip to Target is in my future (like tomorrow).  
  • Clean out and organize the cubbies-Haven’t started on this yet, it’s pretty bad!
  • Figure out some wall art-I had a very productive trip to our local architectural salvage store, have some fun things in store here! ?
    Progress on my laundry room one room challenge and a quick trip to Charlottesville, VA. Painting walls and trim were the task of the week.

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    1. Thanks Laura…it’s coming along well. I’ve got some good plans for the rest of it as well. Thanks for swinging by today.
      Hugs, Lynn

  1. Lynn, first your girls weekend looks like so much fun. I love times like that.

    Your laundry room is going to be great all freshened up. We have a space just like that in the laundry room where we keep the litter box. I’ve joked that the builder kept a space just the the cat but truly, I think they just save $50 on cabinets. Anyway, I’ve thought about putting a wood shelf above the little box the kind of enclose it. We have to clean the floor down there though so I don’t know how easy that would be. I’ll be curious to see what you come up with. 🙂

    1. Hi Stacey…the weekend was fantastic!
      As it relates to the laundry room…I’m plugging along. It’s all painted and now I’m trying to figure out rugs and baskets. I think I’m going to put up a curtain with an opening for Puddles to go through as needed.
      Thanks for swinging by.
      Hugs, Lynn

  2. Lots of fun with the girls Lynn. I am also going to take the week off to prepare for Easter. Your room is coming along nicely and I really like the new color. I also like the idea of a curtain, but will the cat be able to get in? Looking forward for the rest.

    1. I hope you’re enjoying your pre-Easter break! I remember that this is an important holiday in Greece and I hope that you and your family are having a wonderful time.
      If I do the curtain, then I’ll cut a hole in it for Puddles to go through. We’ll see. I’m still noodling on it.
      Thanks for swinging by
      Hugs, Lynn

  3. I’m so jealous! But also very happy for you that you had such a great get away with your girlfriends! The walls are looking great, is that like a beige/grey tone? And Flora of course had to check it out, hey, lol! I’m so curious about what comes next and the curtain sounds like a nice and decorative idea to hide the cat litter! Hope you’re enjoying your Sunday!

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