This is it folks, Week 5 of the 6 week long One Room Challenge!
For those suckers who haven’t been following me on my One Room Challenge, I encourage you to go back to the beginning and read Week 1, Week, 2, Week 3, and Week 4 before proceeding. But, if you are like me and have no patience, I will bring you up to speed. Linda of Calling it Home is the master mind behind The One Room Challenge in which 20 design professionals transform a room in 6 weeks and post updates on their blogs every Wednesday.I have been a longtime spectator, but this is my first session ever being a participant. I must say it is so much fun, but incredibly stressful. We are all allowed to use any room we want for our transformation; one of our own, a clients, a friend’s, whoever. I am working on a client’s master bedroom. A few people have asked me about the room/client and are a little confused, just to clarify this is a real client of mine. I have worked on this project as I would work with any other client, I’m just off the charts stressed about the timing of everything and staying up till the wee hours of the night getting my weekly posts up in time. My client has been so gracious about the challenge and I am so lucky to work with her.
Now…..on to the design! A loooooooot is happening, which is a good thing considering we are “Revealing” in a week. Eek!
First things first…..Architectural Elements has just about completed the construction. That means crown molding, trim molding, chair rail, ceiling medallion, and fireplace are all in. And most importantly…….the lighting is installed!!!!!! There were some bumps in the road, but it has turned out exactly as I visualized and I couldn’t be happier with the (almost) finished result.
I love love love having the walls, moldings, crown, doors, and baseboard all painted out in black. I will highly doubt I will ever paint trim out in white again, I think it looks so much more luxurious all in the same color. You know what they say, once you go black….
Now…..all that is left to do is install the drapes and roman shades, furniture, art, accessories and get it photographed by Tuesday at midnight. Omgahhhhhhhhh!!!!!
I feel like I can pull it off, but then again a few months ago I felt like I could pull off the “overalls are back” trend. Let’s just say that was an over ambitious idea.
A tad worried because the burl side table was delivered……cracked.It had to be shipped back and hopefully the replacement will be here in time. But the main thing I’m concerned about is, of course, the bed. It is finally scheduled for delivery and God willing it will arrive by the end of the week, but now I’m stressed about the sconces fitting over the headboard. The customer service keeps getting better and better <insert sarcasm>. I needed the headboard specs to get the sconces wired in the correct location, and of course the couldn’t provide that to me. We ran out of time/options and basically had to guess where they should be installed. No pressure at all…..
Luckily, it’s not all going south. There are some fun things have been happening….Nicole Cohen’s Adidas print is ready to be picked up from the framer.A zebra rug has arrived.
And some other fun tricks up my sleeve….. I’m going to check in on my other ORC ladies are so should you…..
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