SLIGHT panic attack as I just typed WEEK 5! I'll admit, I tend to be a procrastinator and work best under pressure, but this one will be cutting it close for sure!
If you're visiting for the first time, welcome! I'm making over my Master Bedroom (that we painted almost 3 years ago and then progress completely stalled). This big ol' crazy party was created by Linda from Calling It Home to encourage those who need it (me!) to get busy and get a room finished. Feel free to look back and catch up...
This week I feel like I might actually see a tiny bit of light at the end of the tunnel, but there is still so much to do. And, we're expecting stormy weather early next week (no bueno for photographing), so I'm feeling the need to finish even sooner so I can photograph with some light!
A few days ago I was finally able to begin putting some things in place. My husband installed the amazing swing-arms that I wrote about in Week 3, got the tv mounted, and I started moving things in. I'm thinking about a few things that will make up a gallery wall around the tv, and am trying to decide between color or black and white photos. LOVE the look of a b&w photo wall (I have one in our Office), but am not sure if that's right for this room. I'll be experimenting over the next few days. Some pillow experimenting is happening here too.
This project kept me busy for several days this past week... but it was totally worth it! You just get a sneak peek today, but these are the doors that lead into the bathroom, and they were just flat and black before. There will definitely be more details coming about these in the coming weeks! Sorry, they're really bright white, but my lighting was bad.
Updating the armoire was my other big project this week. More details later, but remember it had a lighter stain that tended to read orange, as oak does. This was my first time to try a gel stain, and I can say I'm pretty happy with the results! The hardware has really had me stumped on this one. Nothing seemed right. I don't want it to go rustic, but anything too glam didn't seem to work either. I *think* I finally came up with something yesterday, but still need to finalize.
Although I measured and cut a few weeks ago, I didn't get around to sewing my drapes until this week. But, I'm happy to say,I finished the drapes late last night! They still need to be hung, but I'm so glad to have that task in particular finished. Sewing drapery panels (115" long and double width) with blackout lining (so hard to work with) is no fun at all!
Here's my tip for today... when I'm working with large pieces of fabric on the floor, I use my cutting board under the edges as a make-shift ironing board (just don't leave your iron in one spot for too long on the cardboard). Working with that much fabric and trying to keep all straight and together, it's nearly impossible to get it onto an ironing board. So, I scoot along the floor and do as much as possible all in one spot.
Although that big sewing chore is done, I still have plenty of pillows to sew. I've been playing with different possibilities and trying to decide which one I want where. And then thinking about details... which ones need trim? Should I monogram? What size? How many? So many decisions... ;) BTW, that's just the fabric that will be on the headboard thrown up in the back. That's tomorrow's project!
I've seriously been keeping an eye out for
getting better, but still lots to mark off in a few short days!