It’s Official: Two One Room Challenges is one and a half too many.
Wanna see my bedroom in its current state?
That would be EXACTLY HOW IT LOOKED LAST WEEK.
Just as I feared, Dad and Brandon had to start a new job, leaving me mid-spackle.
So I’m stuck.
I can’t paint until they sand and spackle some more.
My entire house is filled with dust. All three floors.
The contents of my bedroom are shoved into my dressing room blocking access to my clothes. I’ve been wearing the same three outfits and hoping no one notices.
We are currently camped out in the guest room and its like a bomb went off in there.
Spirits are low low low.
I’m 90% sure I will not be finished in 2 weeks.
I may as well show you all the ridiculously good looking things I’ve bought.
Retail therapy, my friends.
Like I mentioned last week, I’m saving money by re-using furniture,
so I’ve given myself a free pass on finishing touches.
It’s a little out of control.
But the old light just wont do with the new scheme. I’ll move it elsewhere.
And Georgie actually went for the Steampunk lamp!!! (Boy has good taste.)
As for hardware, I need closet door handles… and nightstand handles too. So that feels legit.
The end table… yea I don’t need that, but dang its cheap and it will go so nicely between my chairs.
And the table lamp, well that was just plain indulgent. Thank God for trade pricing.
For textiles, I really wanted to keep it neutral yet layered. I’ll use art and accessories to add color. I started with the rug I showed you the rug last week (see that here,) and just built from there. The first step was buying the faux fur queen blanket. It will be so cozy, can pass for masculine (right?) and wont be poufy like a duvet. I chose the “Wolf” color. I bought the linen coral shams on super sale around Christmas and I knew I could find a use for them. I like that they are supposed to be wrinkly- it just feels more casual and easy. I’m having the mudcloth pillow custom made- and will have more available for sale soon! They gray sheets were a cheap impulse buy at Ikea.
Coral Shams /Mudcloth Lumbar Pillow-
Then there is the curtains. Oh the EFFING CURTAINS CRUSHING MY DREAMS. They were going to be a great focal point in the room. I hired someone to dye Ikea cotton curtains for me. I wanted them like the picture above- mostly white with organic black touches. I spent a pretty penny to ship them, dye them and ship them back. I got them back and opened them up yesterday and they are just not right. Way too dark, not white at all. More gray and blue then white. I’m sad. I’m really sad. At least I didn’t cry today. That puts me ahead of yesterday.
So hopefully I’ll be back next week with something new to report.
But we are running out of time and I’m running out of steam.
Week 4, it’s a bitch.
This post is linked to Calling It Home’s ONE ROOM CHALLENGE Linking Party