One Room Challenge {Naomi’s Bedroom} Week 7

Seriously guys, you make me want to cry. Like good tears. I don’t deserve this tears. The praise, support and over-the-top enthusiasm you have shown me and Dad is just too much for words. I feel humbled, almost embarrassed by your compliments. (But don’t stop, seriously.) We aren’t superstars, we aren’t design geniuses… we just like renovating homes and we try to do it as best we can. Maybe in my private dreams I’m some design superstar… but last wek, you made me feel like I was the real deal. So thank you. Thank you for loving our kitchen and telling us so. I read every single comment and each one was special to me. I wish I could reach out to all of you and hug you, high five you or just clink my wine glass. Thank you. You are awesome. You make all of this hard work just a little more gratifying.

So last Wednesday was my glory day then last Thursday I fell flat on my face and completely missed week 6 of the ORC Linking event. So much for a bedroom reveal. My Bad. The good news is our carpenter, Brandon, came back! We are on target for a 12/1 finish date. The room is back in forward progress mode.

Let me show you what’s going on…

windows painted

The window trim and frames got painted black.

Yes, you can spray paint vinyl window frames.  It’s da best thing ever.

crown installed

The crown moulding got installed and painted black.

Still need to paint the baseboard black.

bedroom light

My Steampunk ceiling fixture got installed.

I LURVE it.

I need to change to round bulbs though.  Those candelabra bulbs make me all sorts of angry.

closet doors in

The closet doors are in.

We need to paint the doors and trim black.

We also need to add the moulding and mirror to the doors.

inside closet

I took a break from the black inside the closets.

I had to paint them twice because the first pink was just wrong.

The winner was Sherman Williams “Tuberose.”

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Last time I posted about my bedroom, I was debating between black and white trim.

George voted black and I voted white.

I let him win this one because I’m doing whatever I want with the pillows.

Also, its’ for the best that things area black.

While the trim is more subtle, it also hides the fact that nothing is level in this room!

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I’ll be back next week in my own version of the neverending One Room Challenge.

Hopefully I’ll be sharing on my super sexy nightstands!

CATCH UP

Week 1

Week 2

Week 3

Week 4

Week 5

One Room Challenge {Petite Kitchen} Week 6 FINALE

Welcome to the  final week of the One Room Challenge!  If you have been following along from the beginning then you have seen me and  my father completely transform our client’s kitchen over the past 6 weeks.  If you are just tuning in today, you are in for a big treat because I’ll be sharing those requisite Before photos along with our super sparkly After shots courtesy of Courtney Apple.

Courtney was such a trooper and stopped by this Monday afternoon to photograph the kitchen.  We were literally cleaning up paint cans, fastening electrical plates and pulling up masonite (wood floor protection) right before she showed up.  We could not have timed this puppy any closer.  Truth be told, we aren’t completely done; the wood floors need their final (3rd) coat of finish and so we did not move the dining room furniture back into the space.  My clients have also not filled in the new cabinets with all of their kitchen goodies.  I brought over a few of my own stuff to do a little shelf styling.  Overall though, I think you’ll get a good sense of the new space.

{Need to Catch Up?}

WEEK 1 / WEEK 2 / WEEK 3 / WEEK 4 / WEEK 5

Before we renovated the kitchen it was a dark, cramped space.  At 8’7 by 14’8 not only was it not very functional to work in, it was impossible to photograph!  (Helllooo how can I show a proper Before and After if I can’t even photograph the room?)

View from the Dining Room Before

kitchen from dining room- before

It took a little convincing, but our clients agreed to let us remove the wall between the kitchen and the dining room.

View from the Dining Room Week 3

walls and floors out in petite kitchen

Now, with the wall gone, it is a completely different.  Open, bright, and incredibly inviting.  Actually words don’t do it justice,

without further ado, check out the space today…

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* * * One Room Challenge {Linking} * * * Naomi’s Bedroom- Week 5

So it’s week 5 in what I think may be a 12 week bedroom renovation.  

Wait you wanted progress?  You wanted a complete room redo in 6 weeks?

You should have stopped by yesterday.

We are rocking our kitchen One Room Challenge outta the water.

Bedroom is more like ambitious yet fumbling failure.

I still have no carpenters.  They are off building the kitchen mentioned above plus a soon-to-be-stunning master bathroom.  So that means no trim, no pocket door, no mouldings on my closet doors.  Also, no finished Spackle and sanding.  And you can’t paint if your walls aren’t done.  And if your walls aren’t painted, you can’t clean up.  And if you can’t clean up you can’t move your stuff in.

Deadlock.

Or maybe not.  With a little pleading, tears and batting of my eyelashes, I enlisted the help of Boy(friend) Wonder, Georgie.  We got to work on the nightstands.  At least I could move SOMETHING Forward.  We went to task transforming the faces of my nighstands from this…

Design Manifest Rast White-stained wood Nightstand

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One Room Challenge {Petite Kitchen} Week 5

It’s week 5 of the One Room Challenge and we are rounding the finish line in this kitchen renovation.  Tile woes are subsiding as the gorgeous mosaics are set up the wall.  I’m fairly certain we will have a finished kitchen to show you next week!  We might not have time to fill and organize the cabinets, but at the very least, the construction site will be cleaned up and it will be fully functioning.

Need to catch up?

Week 1- Before Photos, Inspiration, Demolition

Week 2- Floor Plan Deliberation, Wall Removal, Drywall

Week 3- Wood Floors, Cabinet Details, Appliances

Week 4- Cabinets Installed, Tile and Countertop selections

 When I left you last week the cabinets had been installed and I went out to the stone fabricator to place the countertop sections on the quartzite slabs.  Countertops were cut and installed last week and the are so beautiful.  The material is “Aquias Blue” quartzite and I’m obsessed.

countertop waterfall

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*** One Room Challenge {Linking} *** Naomi’s Bedroom- Week 4

It’s Official: Two One Room Challenges is one and a half too many.

Wanna see my bedroom in its current state?

bedroom week 4

That would be EXACTLY HOW IT LOOKED LAST WEEK.

womp womp.

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.

buttttt….

 I may as well show you all the ridiculously good looking things I’ve bought.

Retail therapy, my friends.

design manifest bedroom hardware and lighting

ceiling light / brass pull (nightstands)

hex end table / lucite brass pull / table lamp

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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.

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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.

design manifest bedroom textiles

Coral Shams /Mudcloth Lumbar Pillow-

Gray Sateen Sheets/Faux Fur Throw

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.

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Until then, check out my kitchen renovation post from yesterday and please take a look at the rest of the Linkers!

This post is linked to Calling It Home’s ONE ROOM CHALLENGE Linking Party