10.20.2016

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!!
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