As I was checking in on some of my favorite bloggers yesterday for their One Room Challenge updates (see the group of Wednesday gals at Calling It Home), several of them mentioned that we're at the half way mark. Way to give a girl heart palpitations! I feel like I've barely dipped my toe in the water, I definitely need to get a move on with this makeover!
If you're new here, Welcome! You can catch up on my makeover progress here:
I do have a few more things to cross off the list this week...
I finished the stools that I shared last week, and is anyone surprised that I added the nailheads AND the ribbon? I plan for them to sit at the end of the bed, but they're in the living room right now and it's the perfect spot for them. I hope I can tear them away when the bedroom is finished! I'll have a tutorial soon for their makeover. Bonus, you get a little sneak peek of what's going on for my Blogger Stylin' Home Tour that I'll be sharing tomorrow. I'd love for you to come back and check out the Spring touches I've added around my home! (Sorry for the yellow-y tint, it was getting dark.)
I've started cutting out the curtains, always a bigger chore than I remember! When working with such big pieces of fabric, since I don't have much open floor space at home, I like to drag all of my supplies up to our church and cut it out in an empty hallway. It's nice to see the entire piece (17 yards!) all at once and be able to match everything up easily.
And, a favorite tip that I've posted before is to use my laser level to cut straight lines across big pieces of fabric. Works like a charm!
We picked up the chairs from being re-upholstered, and they're terrific!
And speaking of terrific, did you catch a glimpse of that rug? LOVE. RugsUSA was kind enough to partner with me for my ORC and sent me this beauty. After purchasing 2 rugs from them previously, this is my third one from the company and every single one is top notch in my experience. This is the rug that I selected, and in addition to being beautiful, it's 75% off right now!
That's all I have to show you in the way of progress this week. So, today I thought I'd also share a little more about the wall opposite the bed that will be a little sitting area.
Our room gets cold in the winter, so when I saw this freestanding fireplace mantle on Craigslist, I thought it would be a good addition to our room. Besides the practical warming factor, I've always dreamed of having a fireplace in the bedroom. I love the character it adds. The problem with a lot of these units is that they're very short, this one was only about 4 feet tall, not big enough for the statement that I was looking for.
So, my handy dad made a base that's about a foot tall to raise it up. We're adding some quarter round and molding to the bottom to finish it out. I'm hoping once it's all assembled and painted it will be one cohesive looking unit.
This week has been a rainy one, and I'm hoping next week clears up so I can drag the fireplace and nightstands outside to spray it all at once.
Imagine the pretty fireplace, the pair of chairs flanking it, and a little table for books or a drink.
Around the fireplace, we'll mount the tv and I'll be coming up with some kind of a gallery wall. Another thing to think about- I have some random artwork but will mainly be using family photos... color or black and white? I don't know yet. But, there's one thing that I'm probably more excited about than anything else in the room right now. Want a peek?
Perfection. 1,000 times prettier in person. It's always hard to get a true idea of an item pictured online, but I couldn't have been happier when I opened the box. The shade was round and white (I thought it looked oval maybe and slightly creamy in the photo), and the gold was the perfect color, not to dark or too bright and brassy. These Phila Gold Leaf swing arm lamps are a good value and look so much more high-end than their price tag suggests. I'm planning for this sitting area to be a comfy spot for reading or relaxing, but there wasn't really a great spot for a table lamp, and even a floor lamp would be a little awkward. Sconces were the perfect solution, and when I saw that these extended 25", I knew they were the perfect choice. I seriously can't wait to get these hung!
That's it for this update, I really, really need to kick it into high gear!
Thank you to RugsUSA and Lamps Plus for working with me on this makeover, and thank you readers for supporting these companies that keep the projects coming around here!