Thursday, April 17, 2014

One Room Challenge Week Three

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 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!
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Beth of designPOST Interiors said...

You've got some good stuff going on- love that little lattice pot!

mrs. V | Chez V said...

that cache pot makes me swoon. This will be lovely.

Kim said...

Very fun and I adore the cache pot! Cannot wait to see your custom linens … on my to do list soon in our Master!

Anonymous said...

I am very intrigued by the notion of painting over wall paper, we're moving soon and the home we are buying has wallpaper in all three bedrooms. I'd love to not have to strip it down. The white trellis fabric is wonderful!

sarah sofia knepp said...

Wow, love the paint color and job! You would never know from the pics that there is wallpaper under there. Love Thibaut fabric and lattice cachet pot! So stylish!

Alana in Canada said...

Too funny--I am just painting over the papaya I have had for years in my living room. But I love your colour scheme and your room will be beautiful.

Nancy said...

looking GOOD! target has some porcelain gourd lamps about that size that you could spray paint?

this one looks like the one on your design board only its white. or my eyes are so bad i'm totally off mark :)

cant wait to see what happens next :)

Carrie @ Cosy Carolina Interiors said...

Looking good! I know what you mean about dumping grounds! Good luck finding new homes for all those things. Can't wait to see the fabric in the space; it's beautiful!!

Krista @ Goodwill Glam said...

I love your green and white pot! Such great design board and I love the colors! So fresh and inviting!


Stacey {steward of design} said...

I hear you on the clutter mess while in painting mode. Our room was such a disaster as we were painting.
The paint color looks great and your room is going to look so fresh and springy. That's a word, right?

aquahaus said...

Yup, that paint color is a major improvement. Looks awesome!!! Did you see how I paint? Clutterville central.

Kathleen OneofaBillion said...

The walls look great - your painter did a great job covering that wall paper. I never would have guessed it's under there. I'm excited to see all the decor you choose. I love your color scheme and that pot is so cute!

Deb mcK said...

Lots of botanicals to print yourself on cardstock or have printed, are available for free from "The Graphics Fairy". I know there are more sites out there but I love the variety of Karen's site. Looks lovely and green is my favorite color so I am excited about how this will turn out! said...

I love your plan so much I can't take waiting for the end result. I laughed about your room being the dumping ground -- that's mine, too. Why do we do that?? Clearly next ORC I need to do our bedroom and follow your lead. I love everything you're doing. Good luck this week, we are getting toward the end, yikes!

Tiffany said...

Can't wait to see the Thibaut linens. Beautiful paint color!

Andrea said...

Great work, Christine!! I love that cachepot, it is going to look fantastic with your beautiful fabric! Everything you have selected is absolutely gorgeous!

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Sherry Calamia said...

Beautiful paint color! I love the lattice pot with the topiary! Can't wait to see the progress.

kate@willowinteriors said...

So jealous of your bedding! That is going to be phenomenal!! Love your lattice pot as well! :)

Nancy said...

sorry for all the emails I've sent about lamps if you've already found some but today I was at homegoods and they have big lattice vases/ginger jars that look just like the ones in your design board except they were yellow and some were white. and I started thinking maybe you could find a couple, spray paint them, and get a lamp kit to turn them into your bedside lamps?

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