Welcome back! It’s week three of the One Room Challenge, and I have some serious progress to report. Woo hoo!
As you can see below, we got the first coat of paint on the walls (my husband cut in and I rolled). We also decided to take down the old Casablanca ceiling fan because 1990 called and wanted its crap back. And to be honest, if the ORC stopped here, I consider it a success! As far as paint goes, we still have another coat on the walls and two on the ceiling to finish. I am absolutely loving the color (Benjamin Moore Fanfare). It feels exactly like you are in the middle of a whispy cloud. I can’t wait to use this color again somewhere else.
Here’s a shot of the ceiling for you. My favorite part of painting a ceiling is seeing the color the paint takes on at a different angle, even though you are using the same paint color. I am liking the moody gray that magically appeared.
Also done this week, I purchased a cool bench from Homegoods to accompany the vanity. If you are following me on Instagram (user name: ada_marie) you already saw this beauty:
You can see the tag still on it because when I got it home, I measured her and realized that she’s about as wide as the vanity, so I am going to leave my options open and wait until the vanity comes to see how things look together. I am thinking that I may have to return her (sob!!), even though I love the color of the fabric, the texture of the wood and the nailhead trim!
Also, I removed the desktop computer sitting on the floor. Keeping it real for you — it’s been sitting under this window for 11 months. Baby steps, people. This is what happens when you move with a crazy 10 month old. Eeeeek. Matt shortened the cable TV wire, added a power strip and tacked all of the wires to the back of the chest of drawers.
More progress: I ordered the rug ($334.10, 15% off), the additional sheepskin throw rug ($33.20, 25% off), and the desk-turned-vanity ($136.88). With the bench purchase ($157), I have spent $661.18. I didn’t factor in taxes and shipping in my budget, but I would like to stick close to my original $850 budget anyway. I have $188.82 left to spend on two panels and two bamboo shades for the windows, and maybe some DIY art supplies. I am going to have to get creative with styling what I already have (mirrors, pillows, accessories, etc.).
So, this week I hope to finish the paint on the walls and ceilings, start receiving some of my ordered items and adjusting course if necessary, and hunting for window panels and shades.
I have loved this challenge! What do you think so far???