Wow-what a week this has been. I knew this One Room Challenge would be down to the wire, but it is not out of the realm of possibility that I may be painting around my photographer next week!
If you would like to learn more about the One Room Challenge, check it out here. I LOVE participating in this design challenge as it is the only way I seem to complete a space. We may not finish… but I love going through this process with fellow bloggers and seeing all the creativity and support. It is truly a community of my people.
You can check out my progress here.
Week 1/Week 2/ Week 3/Week 4/ Week 6/
Week 5 was canceled for the ORC to support #BLACKLIVESMATTER and allow Black voices in design to be amplified.
I spent this week double-checking shipments of furniture (and a very good thing I did), planning out some accessories (using as much as possible from my own home), and running to the paint store- yet again.
I discovered the Sofa I originally ordered was not even close to making it on time. So I began a desperate search to find a replacement and, after a frantic day, found this at a local store (all of this was done via phone as I am also still practicing extreme social distancing). Three cheers for Talsma Furniture!
Mid Week the stress continued as staining the bar turned disastrous when the stain would not take. There seemed to be some sort of oily substance on some of the wood pieces that I had not noticed when we put the wood up, after a few tries and eventually spilling an entire can of stain down the front of myself (yes, there were tears- and hubby is still freaked out by the freakishly grey skin I am sporting). In the end, I primed the wood and painted it Naval by Sherwin Williams, who also deserve kudos for their expert knowledge and social distancing procedures. I love the Navy with the beautiful green tile.
This brings me to another hero in this particular One Room Challenge. The Tile Shop. My neighborhood store had my back when I fell short on the tile I had on hand from a previous ORC project (see it here). I really wanted to run it all the way up to the ceiling, and they were able to order it for me, and I picked it up without ever leaving my car! Nick, if you are reading this, YOU ROCK!
Another thing I appreciated this week: My HANDy Paint tray. I’ve loved their paint pails forever, but this guy was sturdy enough to save me from a major paint spill this week when I stepped back into it, and it didn’t tip over.
And a few of the special things I am excited to show you next week in the reveal.
This light! So pretty.
And these beautiful fabrics From Spoonflower are adding some fun pops of color!
I want to thank Linda and her team from One Room Challenge for hosting this challenge and the events Media Sponsor Better Homes and Gardens.
And a special thank you to all these amazing sponsors who made this renovation possible!!
Be sure to head over to the One Room Challenge’s page and check out all the Featured designers and all the Guest participants. I promise you will be inspired!
See you next week!
Oh wow! I can’t wait to see this reveal! The tile, those fabrics – they are so beautiful!
I am in LOVE with Navy Blue paint, and I am sorry about new gray skin…. I have been there on that one….LOL as I love to use gray stain myself. It takes a bit to get all that stain off after a good DIY, it is a labor of love my friend.
Loving it! Can’t wait to see the reveal!!
Love it all Libbie! Can’t wait for the reveal!