Week 2 of the One Room Challenge. Where did the week go, again? I shared my vague plans last Sunday and here we are again at the weekend. For the record, I have always done my best work under pressure, so I’m not too worried yet.
The good news is I did buy some things, sold some things ($ to actually get this all done – woop), and am about to decide on the paint. Now I only have 32974982 things left to do. I think I’ve also honed in a bit more on the direction of this refresh, all good stuff!
As a reminder, here is a picture of where we’re trying to go:
This week I snagged a cute caned bench that I plan to spruce up with some paint on the frame, (reupholstering TBD), and put that sucker at the end of the bed
What do you think? Should I change out the fabric? It’s in OK shape, needs some cleaning. It will probably come down to time, who am I kidding.
I also purchased some desperately needed new linens – duvet, quilt, euro pillow & sham, extra long lumbar pillow, the whole damn thing. I am SO EXCITED. Maybe too excited.
I also have this pretty sweet rug situation going on. I plan to place this guy under the bed – where a rug should actually go instead of our weird floating rug right now…
Layered with thissss
Cowhide for the win. The rug above – I’m sure some will hate it and some will love it. I don’t care, I love the colors and I won’t even tell how much I bought it for, because it’s just craziness (as in dirt cheap) for an 8×10′ rug.
I also came across this photo
Which reminded me how much I love those damn African JuJu hats on walls. No really, that’s what they’re called and they are very expensive. I’m talking $300-$600 and then some. Each! So basically, that entire wall display cost upwards of $3k. And now I just feel so poor and sad that someone would put $3k worth of feather hats on their wall.
But since I think they are totally cool and still want one for myself, I impulse bought 2 yards of this:
And right now it’s fingers crossed that my crafting talents pay off well enough to give me something remotely close to one of those babies above. And like I mentioned on my insta, if not, I do always love a good pinterest fail. To be continued…
On a side note, less than an hour after the purchase above I get a gchat from Vito exclaiming “what the hell did you buy from moonlightfeather.com???” Ummm, soon to be art? Duh. Haha, this poor man.
All this feather art talk is for a wall I want to fill, so I’m hoping this DIY will fit the bill. I think it, along with this adorable rattan wall thingie…
And maybe some baskets will give me a beautiful and interesting little collage full of texture. I was also inspired by this:
So lovely and unexpected.
Actually, now that I look at it, that gray color above is just the light, airy gray I’m looking to paint our bedroom. So far, we have a few contenders, but based on these swatches I think I already know which color I love. Can you guess? (not the best lighting..)
SO – what do you think? Not too bad, right? Right? I know. There’s tons to do. I still have some big projects on my list, including:
- Paint the whole room!
- Upholstered wingback headboard
- Lucite hardware for wardrobes
- African JuJu art – ha
- Bench – paint and maybe upholster
- Night stands – I’d love to do some kind of floating option attached to the wall.
I also have a lot to source and install..
- Find armoire, mirror, dresser, night stand options
- Art for shelf
- Find boob light replacement, install. (We should put in recessed lighting, but, work.)
- Find lamps or sconces for bedside
- Find curtains and raise the rod
Positive vibes, please!
There is something else I did, err, bought! It doesn’t have anything to do with ORC, but I have to share because I’m so friggen excited to have finally got my hands on these.
So. Good. So while I probably should have been working on the bedroom, I’ve been researching how to repair the wrapped caning on these beauties so I can revive them for my dining room. Must step away from Craigslist.
On that note, it’s time to get going. Onto the next week!!
Tell me – which swatch do you like? Should I reupholster that bench? Help!