One Room Challenge: Week 3
Holy cow! Week 3 already? I guess this is the halfway point. Crazy. And scary. Very scary. I thought I had a bit more time but now I am feeling the time crunch.
Not sure what I am talking about? Check out week 1 for a more in depth explanation. Basically the One Room Challenge is about designers redesigning a room in six weeks. There are 20 featured designers (see their work here) and then guest designers (which is what I am doing. Check them out here). You guys, I just spend the morning going through all the featured designers’ week 3 posts and IT IS SO GOOD! You have to check it out. I am excited to check out the guest participants tomorrow. So much talent. So many ideas!
If you haven’t already, check out my post from last week (week 2) to see the progress I had made then. Today I will tell you about the progress I made this week.
Week 3 progress
The wall has began people. Yeah! While still a lot of work, it is going up quicker than I had thought. It is 75% done, at least. Here is what we have so far:
I am LOVING it so far. What do you think? I have to keep pinching myself that this is happening and in my very own house no less.
While the wall is the biggest thing we have accomplished this week, we have got a few more things done.
Thanks to some very helpful comments, I think I may have solved my curtain dilemma. I ordered this fabric and hope it is at least very close to what I am wanting.
For reference, here is the original inspiration photo:
According to the description of the fabric, there should be less of a shine than what it looks like in the picture.
If I weren’t trying to do this on a budget I was very tempted by this fabric:
My fabric for the leopard print pillow came. I like to sew my own pillow covers for a few reasons:
- I can take them off and wash them which is huge when you have young kids.
- I can get more bang for my buck. Usually each piece of fabric can make at least two pillows. Its like a two for one.
- I can make the cover the right size for my existing pillow forms.
I am so excited for this fabric. Now what to do with the extra…
I also got my frames for my gallery wall. And now begins the hunt for fun objects to add to it and fun art for the frames. Some of this art I will use, some of the prints I am not so sold on yet.
The paint is bought.
I decided at the last minute to paint the ceiling. Much to my husbands dismay. He is still not sold on it. I figure if we hate it or it shrinks the room too much, we can just paint over it. The shiplap wall will be the lighter color and the rest of the walls will be white. We will probably be repainting the white walls because the paint the builder used just plain sucks. And it doesn’t come clean, which is no good when you have 4 kids (aka wild animals sometimes) under the age of 7.
The rug came. So far I am loving it. This is my first times ordering from RugsUSA and I think I am addicted now.
My one fear with rugs is that I won’t be able to vacuum them. I vacuum A LOT. Are you able to vacuum your rugs? How do you care for them and keep them clean, especially with kids and pets?
My wonderful hubby ordered these amazing things for me (vintage soda crates are kinda my obsession):
And they are going to be made into a one-of-a-kind piece of furniture for our living room. I am so excited!
Need a dose of real life? Here is what the room looks like right now. I have visitors coming over on Monday and I am wondering where I will have them sit…
Until next week… 😀
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