Thursday, October 31, 2013

One Room Challenge Week Five

So, I thought I had zero updates for week five. 1. Because my real life job as a school counselor has been crazy busy/stressful lately and 2. Because, we had such a fun-filled weekend. I'm a gushing new first-time aunt (and Josh is a first time uncle), here's the sweet little princess we welcomed into our family. 

Isn't she the cutest? I can't get enough. 

Anyway, here's a little synopsis of what we accomplished this week. 
  1. OUR WALLPAPER CAME IN!!! #happydance - although, it isn't exactly the color I wanted, we are going with it. 
  2. Capped off all the edges of the wainscoting and finished up the shoe molding. 
  3. Patched the ceiling 
  4. Painted the ceiling (well, there may be another coat going up this afternoon)
  5. Hung the chandelier! There is LIGHT y'all. 
  6. Bought windowsill supplies/started to install it. 
  7. Ordered lots of pillows
Since most of that hard work is quite boring through photographs - I thought I'd give you a little glimpse into the furniture that is going into the space. I don't think I've done that yet? Forewarning, I didn't clean up to make these pictures look pretty. This is real life, y'all. Living through a renovation. 

1st up - here's my gorgeous armoire/bookshelf piece. Right now it's serving its purpose of storing dog food and Christmas stockings. Oh, and a crystal drink dispenser. 

Next up, there's this little piece. I made him over here with chalk paint. What I'm thinking for him - some type of bar cart look. I'm stealing him from the living room because next up we are tackling this room and we want to do a wall of built-ins instead.

Here's my bar cart inspiration. 


Here's the leg of the bench I have in mind. He will be home to all these pillows I have ordered and some that I already own. Right now, this bench is underneath tons of decorations in our storage room middle bedroom.  Dirty rug alert!

This chandelier has been hanging in this house probably since it was built (in the 40s) and something just spoke to me to keep it. It's not the most glamorous light in the world, but I just love keeping some of the character of the house's previous life. Anyone else sentimental?

Meanwhile, there was a whole lotta patch work to be done. Couldn't wait to get my hands/paintbrush on that medallion. Josh textured the ceiling after he patched it and sanded it. Anyone notice the ceiling is baby blue? Woof

And, that's where we left off. The ceiling is now painted but I couldn't get a good picture (not that I take good pictures - exhibit A right above this) because I finished it last night and it was just so darn dark. 

Still on the to-do list:

  1. Maybe another coat of paint on the ceiling - strong emphasis on the word maybe
  2. Prime the walls for the wallpaper 
  3. Install the wallpaper - first time! 
  4. Finish the windowsill
  5. Make the roman shades (yep, I still didn't do that)
  6. Install the roman shades 
  7. Move everything in and decorate! 

Cross your fingers that we get through the wallpapering without too many glitches and we have it all accessorized, fabulous, and finished by next week! Eek!! Did I mention I have a jam-packed weekend full of activities that don't involve this house?! Pray for me!


  1. That's quite a renovation you've got going on! Good luck this week getting it all finished...looking forward to the reveal! Elle

    1. Quite the renovation is right! I long for the day when I won't trip over extension cords :)

  2. Congratulations Auntie! I cannot wait to see your room finished!

    1. Thank you!! I'm so happy that in just a week it'll be complete - hopefully!

  3. Congratulations on being a first time Auntie! She is a cutie! Good luck on getting everything finished - I look forward to seeing the final room reveal!

  4. Wow you had a big week! Can't wait to see the wallpaper and congratulations on becoming an aunt!!!

  5. I'm glad you kept the original light! I can't wait to see the rest. :)

  6. Good luck getting it all finished!! I can't wait to see the paper up.

  7. It's going to look great. CONGRATS on being an auntie!!!!

  8. You have some wonderful pieces of furniture, and I'm glad you are keeping the original chandelier! :) I cannot wait to see your final reveal!

    The Glam Pad

  9. Oh my you have lots to do. Your furniture is looking lovely. Love your inspiration for the bar cart. Looking forward to seeing your space next week.
    Patty at Home and Lifestyle Design

  10. YAy congrats on the new nugget!!!

  11. Congrats on being a new Aunt! You guys have been so busy, but I love all the details that are going into the space especially the bench idea! Can't wait to see it all next week!

  12. Aww, I just love a new baby. Congratulations to you. Your husband looks like he knows what he is doing. Looking great.

  13. I know how hard patching and painting ceilings can be but your project looks like it's coming along nicely! Looking forward to seeing how it turns out!

    xo Mary Jo