One Room Challenge || Fall 2016 Week Four

Happy Thursday lovies and welcome to Week Four (gulp) of the One Room Challenge.  We aren't even going to address the fact that it is week four ... I am going to pretend I am not in major freak out mode and we are going to move on.  

If this is all new to you or you just joined in let me recap. I am in the middle of a six week challenge to make over our master bedroom for the One Room Challenge. You can read up on week one, week two and week three or you can just read on and I will try to catch you up. I am sitting staring at my den and trying to remember that it is worth it in the end and this is just a hard few weeks that I will forget quickly when it is over. Sort of like labor.  Focusing on the pretty in the end and not the stress that trying to squeeze in a room makeover in six weeks provides.  Plus this past week I added in two new phones (one with a bad hard drive and the second ended up in the toilet the second day) and a week of travel. Now do you see why I am just powering through the ugly number four.  

Deep breath ... 

I am transforming our master bedroom from dull and bland to magical and relaxing with an incredible Palm Beach vibe. I just want to pretend I am Samantha from Bewitched and twinkle my nose and have it all complete.  I have tried three times to make it happen and yet nothing.  Sigh ... 

Let's chat about all that is complete ... 

Walls are done and they look amazing.  I still can't believe all I did was go from flat to high gloss and they are perfectly fabulous!!

Fabric is here and at the upholstery spa.  I have to measure for the bed skirt length today and add in a cornice I decided I must have this week today, but otherwise this to do is off the list!!  

And now for color ...

Since the bathroom is full of amazing color with the incredible South Seas wallpaper I had to make sure I was pulling in color to the deep and sexy walls of the bedroom.  We made the decision early on to use the turquoise and add in green, pink, yellow and orange.  As I am gathering all of the things we love I am using this color palette to make all of that happen. 

All of our favorite things have been gathered and are waiting for their debut.  Blue and white porcelain, Staffordshire pups, Rose Medallion, monogrammed gold Limoges plates, brass candlesticks and a few other amazing things I snagged in High Point this week.  It is fabulous and I am dying to get it styled.

And now for this week's update ...

The headboards arrived and I am dying over them.  I must admit when I first had to change from my dream bed style to head boards I was quite sad.  But the Hubs did happen upon a bad car wreck and we do have to replace a car and all of a sudden a mack daddy bed was just silly.  He picked out two amazing Palm Beach headboards from West Palm Beach and they are FAB!!!  I picked them up from the Greyhound station last week and immediately dug into that box like I was five and it was Christmas morning.  They are incredible and I can not wait to get them installed this weekend.  I will say I am way more excited than I thought I would be after having to change my bed idea, but a safe husband and a joint decision has made this even more special!!

I have been hunting a pair of bedside tables for us since week one and was having zero luck.  I needed something that was the perfect height and width for the space.  I have one I love as seen above but I was willing to replace it if I found one that would work for both of us.  When I literally found nothing I was about to give up and go back to the drawing board.  Imagine my surprise when I plopped down in my chair at the desk and realized the dresser to the left of my desk was the same height and width as mine currently in the room.  The exact same size.   We have decided to have different side tables that are the same color and size and I couldn't love the idea more.  This bedroom is truly a collaboration of our ideas and discussions and it will turn out to be everything I had hoped for when we started four weeks ago.  It is always amazing to me that when I let go of what I think something needs to be the real perfection begins.  #love

A couple of sneaks for next weeks update ...

Are you following along with the incredible group of 20 from Wednesday?  I have a favorites post coming early next week to let you know who I am massively in love with.  There are sooo many good rooms happening!!

I will leave you with this incredible image for the week, and I will see you back here next week for some serious eye candy sneaky peeky!!

Ps.  This is just as incredible as it looks in this picture, honestly more!

Follow along with the remaining linking participants ... see you next Thursday!


Blue Pumpkins ... #yesplease

You know my heart beats faster when I see blue and white so the thought of amazing blue and white pumpkins is the best idea to me since the invention of sliced bread.  They appeared on my radar a few years ago when I spotted a Dana Mahnke pumpkin on Town & Country.  I mean ... it was life changing.  


Bar Cart Series ... No. 19 Malia Dreyer

Lordy this week was a long and hard one ... I don't think I have had a week of Mondays in quite a while but this week was basically Groundhog Day ... Monday after Monday after Monday.  I am so excited its Friday, can we just start this day with a little something special and then fast forward straight to the weekend.  #yesplease!!


One Room Challenge || Fall 2016 Week Three

Happy Thursday!!  Holy week 3 of the One Room Challenge better known as the half way do or die point.  This is the point in each of these challenges that I wonder two things.  First, what in the world was I thinking when I made this decision and, second, will this all come together in the end and in time.  Couple of deep breaths and let's move on ...

If this is all new to you or you just joined in let me recap.  I am in the middle of a six week challenge to make over our master bedroom for the One Room Challenge.  You can read up on week one and week two or you can just read on and I will try to catch you up.  I am sitting staring at my den and trying to remember that it is worth it in the end and this is just a hard few weeks that I will forget quickly when it is over.  Sort of like labor.

I am transforming our rather boring master bedroom into a relaxing refuge that encompasses all the things we love and truly speaks to the style we have created together.  Palm Beach chic for the bedroom is the goal and I think I have captured it for us in the style board.  Even though the walls aren't changing color they are changing sheen and this will make the room pop.  Well that and tons of colors and fun fabrics!

This week was all about finalizing fabrics and painting the walls.  I can report I have made huge ground with both areas ... and I couldn't be more excited about both of these things!!  (happy dance) 

First off walls ...

As I stated before the wall color did not change but I repainted the room with high gloss paint.  And the change is HUGE as you can see above.  The first photo is an old wall compared to the newly painted wall and you can see the difference the new paint made.  I truly feel the life in the room now as the light bounces off the walls.  What a huge difference two cans of paint and an evening made!!

Walls ... check!!

Fabric ...

This area is huge since almost all of the color coming into the room is coming via fabric.  Luckily for me this amazing Mad Cap Cottage fabrics are the bomb.com!! I am thrilled to have nailed it all down, ordered it and have it ready to drop off at the upholstery spa to be stitched up into every single thing I will need in the room.  I settled on the brighter and bolder trim for the drapery and although it seems like the scarier chose for most I couldn't be happier with the pop of fabulous I need to make these drapes everything I want them to be.  I toyed with ruffle trim and cornices but in the end the bold trim is the right choice.

Fabric ... check!!

As you can see in the picture above I added two amazing bamboo lamps for the room from Couture Lamps.  They arrived yesterday and are currently waiting to be unveiled and moved upstairs.  I can not wait to get these beauties out of their boxes and upstairs into their new home.  When I decided to move the furniture around for the room I was able to rescue my favorite desk that moved to storage during the den makeover.  It will have a huge spot in the new room in a new position and I can't wait to show it to you.  Let me just say this ... its days as a desk are over.  #eek

Sadly I lost the chandelier war in the bedroom and we are keeping the ceiling fan.  I have tried and tried to convince the hubs that we needed a mack daddy chandy for our room and he has told me seven ways to Sunday that it just won't be happening.  My husband never cares what I do to the house so when he finally speaks I truly have no choice but to listen.  This time I may have walked away with my head down and crumbled up all the papers with amazing chandy options.  It is what it is and now I am hunting a fabulous bamboo ceiling fan that I don't hate.  Any suggestions are greatly appreciated.

Tons of gathering happening as I am making sure our room includes every single thing we love and truly speaks Minear.  Here are some of the amazing things I have pulled, ordered and gathered this week.

Tons of pups, blue and white porcelain, rose medallion plates and my favorite needlepoint from my dear friend Lance ...

two darling finials from two of my favorite girls ... do you spot it on this lamp?  Yes, those are mine and are ready for their debut in the room!!

I just got the call that my headboards are here from south Florida so it's time for a road trip to the Greyhound station.  So excited to get them home!!  See you next week for a sneaky peeky ...

Are you following along with all of the amazing things happening on Wednesdays?  I am glued to the computer each week. Glued I tell you!!

Make sure you check out the remaining linking participants and check back next week for another update.

The bed will be installed and I can't wait to see it all coming together!!  #yesplease!!


Plaid Done Right with Scot Meacham Wood

You know I love plaid.  As in all plaids, there isn't a plaid I don't love ... truly not a single one.  I mean ... can't you just die with all of that goodness in this photo.  Oh and two more to get you going this Wednesday morning.
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