Wednesday, April 18, 2018

One Room Challenge Spring 2018 - Week 3

Ummm, I'm not sure that I'm loving how quickly I seem to be having to create my weekly posts here ... the One Room Challenge is flying by and we've got a lot left on our plates to say the least!

What have we been up to since last week? Well at least I can say we made a few decent strides:

  • room is officially completely emptied of everything
  • sanding and painting the trim is DONE! (door and closets still need blue paint)
  • wallpaper is INSTALLED!
  • built-in cabinetry is booked to be installed later this month
  • all decor items have been ordered and many have begun to arrive

  • Here is some  photographic evidence of all of the above 'to-do's' from the last week in action:

    Poor hubby went hard-core on painting that lovely inky blue trim, it takes MANY coats to get that kind of deep jewel-toned color. I helped with the taping, I swear :)

    Our glorious Stroheim grasscloth wallpaper from Fabricut arrived and it's even better in person. I always knew I was drawn to texture, but this is literally like a slice of heaven! Hot off the press, we just had it installed yesterday! If you are ever unsure if this whole 6 week challenge is real .... everything you see is being done in real-time and nothing was prepared or completed prior to the 6 weeks. I think we deserve gold medals at the end, bonus points if you're also pregnant ;)

    Yesterday's wallpaper install helper #1 (little Marky getting excited about his new room), and helper #2 (furry friend Yoki if you can spot her)!

    The combination of the navy on the Metrie trim and grasscloth is even better than I imagined it would be. Paint still is getting some touch-ups, but look at that glossy finish against the rough natural fibers!

    I've also switched things up a bit with the plans for our bed, I ended up finding a vintage 1930's bed with spindle posts that I fell in love with. And every room needs something old with soul right?

    With a few tweaks to the moodboard, here's a reminder of what's happening with the decor of the space (now with the addition of the 1930's spindle bed and the BM Symphony Blue color):

    Artwork, Gray Malin | Asana Natural grasscloth, Stroheim | Symphony Blue, Benjamin Moore | Pair of Swing-arm lamps, Lamps Plus | Vintage bed, Craigslist find | Ticking Stripe Rug, Bellacor | Coral bookends, Couture Lamps | Les Touches pillow, Arianna Belle | Table lamp, Couture Lamps | Veranda planter pot, Jill Rosendwald | Egg cabinet knob, Emtek | Roman blinds, Tonic Living

    Now that we have much of the framework of the room, I'll focus on all of the gorgeous decorative goodies next week! And as always, don't forget that if you love watching makeovers in real time, you can visit the other fantastic designers on this challenge.

    Eek! We are officially half way through, wish me luck!



    Nora V said...

    I love everything you do. But I have to admit that I'm a little uncertain of the blue trim with the grass cloth. I just know there's more to your vision than is apparent right now, so I remain cautiously optimistic.

    Jen @ RamblingRenovators said...

    Can I move into this room? It's charming and sophisticated but still playful. Love it all!

    Kelly Rogers said...

    I love the blue trim with the grasscloth, and that bed!!!

    Marmad said...

    Beautiful room :) It looks just amazing!
    Greetings :)

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