It's week three of Linda's One Room Challenge
and I am making great progress with my own ORC!
My painter came and did a FABULOUS job of patching the "painted over wallpaper" walls!
This is just a fraction of the amount of patching he did....
but you can NOT tell that he painted over the "painted over wallpaper"...the walls are perfect!
I cannot tell you how THRILLED I am with my paint color!!!!
Benjamin Moore Papaya
(it's not as dark as it looks in this picture)
This is a little more accurate and shows the contrast with the crown moulding.
The hardest part of the ORC for me so far has been this....
Moving into Caroline's room while my room was being painted.
I cannot stand living in clutter and having everything out of sorts!
I moved most of the "junk" out of my room and into hers.
Yes that is the infamous ceiling fan from our bedroom on her floor...
I am ready to surrender....the fan is staying.....sadly.
Once the painting was finished,
I only moved back into our room what is staying in the room.
That left a lot of this...
Here is a pile of "junk" in our master bathroom that must find a new home,
because I am not going to clutter our new room!
I have also been playing musical furniture...
Here is my desk...it was in our bedroom,
but it's finding a new home on our third floor and has been sitting at the end of the hallway
waiting for my boys to come home and move it.
I NEED to get all of this stuff sorted and put away what I'm keeping
and make a trip to Goodwill with everything else....
our bedroom really had become a dumping ground,
and I will have none of that now!
This past week I also did a little shopping....
New blinds, new outlet covers, and new light switches...
I moved back into our room but there aren't any blinds on the windows
since I took the old ones down before the painter came.
D won't be home for another week and a half,
so I may have to hang them myself...not my specialty but I think I can manage.
I've also been shopping for a few new accessories....
LOVE this lattice cachet pot I found at a consignment shop
and the topiary from my favorite HomeGoods!
I'm having a custom bed skirt and shams made in the Thibaut fabric,
and I've been looking for a coverlet and Euro shams in a white trellis print.
One Kings Lane had a beautiful basket weave coverlet and shams,
and they are on their way to me!
Here is the pattern up close...I ordered white and it should be here early next week!
Here is a reminder of my inspiration board....
Here is what's on my to do list for the next week...
1. shop for a green and white porcelain lamp
2. shop for botanical prints for above our bed
3. shop my house for crystal and silver accessories
4. make honey do list for D
5. shop for an arm chair
6. shop for night stands
7. find new homes for the piles of "junk" that came out of the bedroom
Anyone have a good source for small porcelain lamps (I want a green and white one that is about 18"tall)?
Or a good source for botanical prints (similar to the ones on my inspiration board)?
Looks like it will be a week of shopping for me!
I'm so happy with the progress,
and I'm even happier with the colors and fabrics I selected!
Please remember to check out all of the fabulous ORC participants at Calling It Home,
and of course check out the ORC linking party!