Outdoor Living & Dining Inspiration. Design Tips & Tricks. And more….#oneroomchallenge
Welcome back for my Week 2 progress report of Operation Outdoor Oasis Refresh for the ORC Spring 2020. This week, I’m sharing my design concept, game plan/check list, and proposed budget breakdown.
In case you’re new to my site, welcome! I’m so happy you’re here!
You can find my ORC Spring 2020 Week 1 here where I shared the backstory of why I want to update our outdoor living areas, items I plan on reusing, the budget amount I’m hoping to adhere to, as well as, showed the not so pretty before photos. I also shared why this space is requiring some TLC. Hint…it has to do with 4 legs!
I also shared the short edited version of my background and how I work with clients on Week 1 too (near the bottom of that post), and you can also check out the long version here, if you like.
Operation Outdoor Oasis Refresh – The Design Concept
A Little Reminder of Where We’re Starting and A Close Up View of The Outdoor Dining Slate Tabletop
As I mention in my Week 1 post, we’ve had this outdoor furniture for about 12 years now. Surprisingly, it’s held up really well considering it’s exposed to the elements year round. Well, minus the cushions that is. Equally surprisingly is that the outdoor wicker collection is still available. Sadly, they don’t have ready-made replacement cushions for it. I thought about having custom cushions made for them, but that was cost prohibitive, so I had to move onto Plan B…ready-made cushions.
The Proposed Budget Breakdown
Since I’m trying my best to stay at or under $2,500, I knew I had to create a budget outline to help me stay within those perimeters. Otherwise, spending can get out of control, and fast. So far, I’m managing to stay within those perimeters.
The Game Plan/Weekly Checklist
Week 1: Announce ORC Spring 2020 Participation✔ /Share My Why Story✔ /Share Before Photos✔
Week 2: Finalize Design Concept✔ /Create Game Plan-Weekly Checklist✔ /Create Proposed Budget Breakdown Wish List✔/Start Purchasing Items✔ /Start Thinking About Plants for Pool Flower Bed and Patio Area✔
Week 3: Determine Outdoor Dining Tablescape Design/Finish Purchasing Items/Check Status of Online Purchases/Plant Flowers by Pool/Share Resource List
Week 4: Power Wash Patio & Outdoor Furniture/Re-Purpose Existing Planters & Finalize Patio Plant Choices/Schedule Photographer/Receive Online Purchases
Week 5: Continue to Receive Purchased Items/Plant Patio Trees, Flowers, & Plants/Waterproof Indoor Pillows I Plan To Use Outside
Week 6: Make Any Last Minute Purchases/Place Items Per Space/Compare Proposed Budget Breakdown with Final Budget Numbers/Confirm Photo Shoot Date & Time With Photographer
Week 7: Photo Shoot Mid Week/Breathe, Relax, and Pat Self On Back for Job Well Done!
Week 8: One Room Challenge Spring 2020 Guest Participant Room Reveal – Thursday, June 25th
Links to ORC Spring 2020
To learn more about the One Room Challenge, you can find that info here.