Wow! One week down. I thought I had this all under control but then a week slipped away from me… well, not much to do but move forward from here, right?
Not sure what the One Room Challenge is? Check it out here. It is this really awesome challenge put on by Linda of Calling It Home. Missed my first weeks post? You HAVE to start here then. There is a lot of vital information there that will make this post make more sense haha!
Now, as a recap:
I am still loving my plan so far. My husband is on board too so that is always good news. And I have received so much kindness and support so far from all of you! Which I really really REALLY appreciate! I have loved reading up on all the amazing ideas everyone has had! So exciting!
I feel like this week was a preparation week. We will call it the week of gathering. Because that is mostly all I did. I gathered alot of my supplies. Which, in my mind, makes things much easier because I have everything available to work on when I have time.
So What Have I Done This Week?
My husband is such a trooper. My goal for this project was to do it for under $550. In order to do that means alot of DIY. So for our shiplap wall, we bought 4’x8′ boards (I should know what kind of wood it was but, I’ll be honest I just told my husband what I wanted and I got what he suggested. It may have been plywood?…) and cut them to the sizes we needed. Now, I don’t want to give away too much or my reveal will loose some of it excitement. But I will say that it will be a little different than your standard shiplap wall. I am also very sure that my neighbors appreciated us cutting these at 11 pm. Pretty sure they will thank us the next time they see us.
The look we are going for is a bit rustic/vintage. We want a wall that looks like it has been there for years, that has been used and weathered, like it has stories to tell. We want it to look nice but not perfect. One of my goals I try to keep in mind when decorating my house is that I want it to be comfortable and livable, not just pretty.
While that is the biggest thing we have worked on this week, we did accomplish a few other little things. Like gathering supplies and accessories. All of which involved dragging my poor husband and/or kids around to many stores. We did have one success though. I braved Ikea by myself with all 4 kids and they talked me into letting them play at the kids area while I shopped. Best decision ever. Best shopping trip at Ikea ever. They played, I shopped, we ate lunch. We made a day of it and they are still talking about it and asking when we can go back. Win win. But I digress…
Here are a few sneak peeks at what we gathered this week:
I am not so sure when I look at my curtain and fabric swatch.
The color of the gold fabric is not quite as dark as it appears here in the pictures. It is actually very similar to the color in the picture. I just cannot decide. What do you think?
Now that you have made it through my wordy post, go check out the 20 designers and their rooms here. Their rooms are seriously AMAZING! And then check out the guest participants here. Again, some really incredible designs and some really fun ideas!
Make sure to come back next week to see our progress at the half way point!
Also, linking to Thoughts of Home on Thursday. Check out the other great ideas there!