It’s Week Four of the One Room Challenge! This is the time in every One Room Challenge where I completely second guess all my design decisions and feel the amazing amount of pressure the timeline puts on you to get everything done! This is the time where if anything is going to go wrong it will. Flashback to my first One Room Challenge where the gorgeous custom tufted sofa for the sitting area of a client’s master bedroom had disappeared in transit (it later arrived the day after the Challenge)! I’m sure that first ORC took days off my life! The good news is I’ve learned and grown from that experience and really have tried not to bite off more than I can chew this time around. DIYing everything in site and construction is fun, but it’s also crazy when you have a three month old that doesn’t nap. Side note: I been writing my blogs in the middle of the night on my phone during feedings and then emailing them to myself. This is one of many reasons why I will never be a professional blogger, but thank you for indulging me and reading this!
So when this challenge began I thought I had appropriately scaled back the amount of work I planned to do with just a few simple DIY projects. All this to say, the majority of my projects aren’t finished and this next week will be crazy to get everything ready in time for styling and shooting the room in the last week!
Here’s what I still have left to do:
Finish painting the walls- I still have a lot of painting to do and I’m debating if I should continue the color down the hall.
Make a table skirt for the side table and order a glass top- This beautiful minty fabric has variations in color that reminds me of shagreen. I’m still debated on whether to make this table skirt more tailored or with a simple drop. I think I will do a poll on Instagram Stories to help me decide!
Repot orchids- I scored two beautiful specimens at Trader Joe’s the first day of the challenge and I want to transplant them into a clamshell for a classic addition to the room. They are so pretty and healthy and I’m really concerned about killing them...
Make a painting for over the console table- I purchased a 30x40 canvas for this space and have been debating about what to paint for this room since before the challenge began. A few weeks ago I took a picture of Oscar (the dog) in the woods surrounded by daffodils and stalking our chickens; one of his favorite pastimes. I think David (the husband) would love to have something like this and so I’m thinking this would be a good surprise for him in the room.
Print pictures and place in frames- One of David’s request for the room was more pictures so I have purchased a collection of eclectic frames for the table and frames for the wall.
Layer the rugs- I ordered a jute rug for under our new beauty and I’m optimistic it will be here in a few days!
Place accessories- Basically my favorite part!
Style everything- My other favorite part!
Get fresh flowers- I’m hoping to steal about a thousand peonies from my parent’s house, but I’ll definitely be making a Trader Joe’s run for some greenery too!
Photograph the finished space- And hope the sun cooperates!
The good news this week is our beautiful rug, that was the color inspiration for the room arrived! I love it and what it does for the space!
We also were able to polish our old lucite coffee table from CB2. I have had this thing for almost a decade and it was looking pretty rough after three moves and lots of use. I’m happy to say that it is looking much better thanks to some elbow grease and a Novus Plastic polishing kit. This table is perfect for babies and kids with its rounded edges and easy to clean material so I’m very happy it can live in our space a little longer!
I also was able to hang a few things and get a peak of what the finished product will be!
Next week I hope to have enough done to give you some true sneak peeks! Check back and see my progress and head over to the One Room Challenge site to see the other participants hard work starting to pay off!
See you next week!