Sonata Script – One Room Challenge Update- Issue #9

Giving you a peek into the past week for me and Sonata Home Design. The week in review, my favorite finds on the web, and just a little “this and that.” I always want to give you great ideas, inspiration, creative motivation, light bulb moments, and a hearty “You can do it!”

I know I am not alone in my passion for home decorating, crafting, and nesting. So, please join me each week for this creative Saturday jolt!

A bar cart accessorized with glass bottles and a thrifted ceramic leopard.

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Oh my goodness, I have so much to share with you, my friend!

Lots of projects!

I’m afraid this week’s photos are not of polished, finished projects.

Because everything is either in the “planning stage” or the “sledgehammer stage!”

This post needs some eye candy!

Well, as I was choosing photos, I noticed that a certain sheep-a-doodle dog had managed to position himself in most of the photos. (He is my buddy throughout the day!)

So, Sir Bentley is our eye candy this week!

Our dog Bentley lounging on the sofa.

First, I want to update you on the progress of my One Room Challenge half bath makeover!

One Room Challenge Update

Plan and prep has been the key phrase for the week!

The One Room Challenge logo

If you have followed me for long, you know that I love to plan out a project’s tasks using sticky notes on a nearby wall.

Don’t worry…I have a very well-organized spreadsheet with all the detailed planning.

But that is not as fun as brightly colored sticky notes!

Sticky notes on the wall that outline my One Room Challenge half bath makeover project.

Sometimes I just on the stairs and stare at the sticky notes as I plan.

Time to finalize design decisions and get remaining items ordered.

Bentley must be ready to go outdoors!

View of the sticky notes on the wall from the stairs.

The week was all about planning and ordering but I did get started with some small prep tasks like removing light switches, the towel hooks, the mirror, and the wall shelf.

Removing a switch plate on the wall.

I’m beyond thrilled to be collaborating with! They are gifting me some gorgeous wall sconces for the half bath! Such a thrill to open the box!

A box of wall sconces from

Here is a little sneak peek at one of the sconces. The curve of the sconce is so elegant and the brushed gold is…chef’s kiss!

Bentley alert!

A brushed gold wall sconce from

The wallpaper arrived!

Even though the wallpapering will not happen for a few weeks (planned for week 5 of the challenge!), I couldn’t help but unwrap one of the rolls.

This Spoonflower wallpaper is dramatic, abstract, and the perfect shade of green!

I promise I did not stage Bentley in this photo! He either loves decorating or is scheming out to sink his teeth into this wallpaper.

No chance, Bentley!

Unrolling wallpaper to see the green pattern.

Hopefully, next week, I will have some completed half bath makeover tasks to show you!

Then There Is This Project…

On the other side of town lives my daughter and son-in-law in the cutest bungalow home in town.

Cutest…except for this deck!

It came with the house when they bought it and it has served up its time.

Even though aged and broken, the deck was actually very well constructed and it’s demolition seemed a massive task.

A broken down deck that will be demolished.

My daughter and husband each had a day off from work and decided to tackle the demo!

It took an entire day but between using crowbars, hammers, saws, and a big sledgehammer, they got the job done!

Using a crowbar to lift up boards from the deck.
The deck partially demolished.
The open space where the deck once was.

Ok, this might be the best photo of this post. What a great team! Way to go!

Brian and Madeline taking a break from demo work.

And This Project…

Back to our side of town…our patio is “on deck” for its demolition next week!

It is SO hard to wait!

This patio project is not a DIY for us…leaving this one to the professionals!

I can’t wait for the new pavers to go in so I can set out the patio table and start planting pots!

But I will take photos and keep you updated!

An empty patio waiting to be demolished.

Blog Posts You Might Have Missed

If you are catching up, check out these recent posts.

One Room Challenge Spring 2023 – Half Bath Makeover

The One Room Challenge mood board for the Sonata Home Design half bath makeover.

See the completed ORC Half Bath Makeover!

A Bold and Beautiful Half Bath Makeover

A gold faucet in the completed half bath makeover.

Spicy Sausage Muffin Recipe for Breakfast

Spicy sausage muffins.

The Best Way to Restore Solar Pathway Lights

A restored solar pathway light.

An Easy Fleur de Lis Flower Pot Using Air Dry Clay

In My Cart This Week

20″ coco lined hanging baskets.

This oblong mirror with the thinnest gold frame.

An adorable crossbody bag.

Dramatic black and white abstract wall art.

Set of 6 Kitchen Dish Towels

Rose Flower Ice Cube Molds (Make orange juice ice and add champagne!)

Look What I Found On the Web

Susan at Hen and Horse Design shared the best potting soil for indoor herbs to grow. Get the inside scoop!

Hen and Horse Design herbs.

Homemade on a Weeknight showed me that a BLATO is next level for a blt!

Homemade on a Weeknight BLATO sandwich.

Marieza at Home with Marieza decoupaged this desk blotter and it turn out amazing!

Home with Marieza decoupage blotter project.

Wishing you a great week!

Always remember…”Home is where your story begins!” ~Annie Danielson


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