Well, here it is, week 3 of the ORC already! How did that happen?! Boy if you ever want to speed up time, just join the One Room Challenge, haha!
This week has consisted of a lot of things, including ordering a ton of stuff! But although I have a pile of boxes in the corner of my master bedroom (the UPS guy is definitely on a first name basis now!), a lot is still on back order or yet to arrive! Eek! Some of my delivery dates are so close – let’s just cross our fingers that they arrive in time!
But before I share with you what I’ve ordered and decided on, let’s talk about that wonderful wall trim work we had planned in the room! After last week’s post, I was still waffling a bit about the trim and I’ll tell you why. I had envisioned mirrors over the night stands for so long, that even though the trim is gorgeous and I knew in my heart it would look good (and add a lot to a plain-Jane room, too) it still made me a little sad to let go of the mirror dream!
I ended up doing a mock-up of sorts of how it would look in either version, and once I saw that, I ended up deciding to go for the trim! And, my husband said he was excited to be doing some carpentry again so a win-win for all, right?!
Here is how the wall trim work it looks right now. He has just done the upper boxes, but he’ll be finishing the rest of it this weekend and then next week I can start deciding on a paint color!
It’s not even painted and I already love how it looks! I just feel like it adds much needed character to the room.
When I shared the idea on Instagram earlier this week, I got a few comments about changing out the chandelier, haha! So just let me reassure you, this chandelier will not be staying! 😉
I shared with you last week that I didn’t think I could do a chandelier because of the low ceilings. However, that is a dream I couldn’t let die… at least not yet! I’ve ordered the one below and am hoping it might work. We moved the chandelier from over the bench to over the bed so that I can go a little lower. That gives me a little more freedom and I’m hoping it’s enough. We will see!
It’s so pretty – can you blame me?!!
If not, then it will be the Morris Lantern I posted last week, which I also love…
As for the bed, I’ve found a very reasonable local upholsterer who was kind enough to say yes when I asked her if she could make a custom headboard in 3 weeks time – yay for that! I also ordered the drapes, and two throw pillows for the room, and those should be ready as well, fingers crossed! My lists are starting to decrease!!
MASTER BEDROOM TO DO
1. Strip, sand and clear coat (or paint?) the existing dark brown dresser
2. Chalk paint existing nightstands and have new marble cut for the tops
Make (or buy) headboard
Add picture frame molding to walls (This is new! I know!!)
5. Decide paint color & paint
Have chandelier moved to over the bed
MASTER BEDROOM TO BUY
4. Artwork for wall next to bed
5. Bedside lamps? Not sure – may keep the ones we have and paint them, or replace. TBD.
Mirrors for over night stands
7. Small side table for next to chair
9. Accessorize!! (the fun part!)
As for the art on the wall to the left of the bed, we haven’t discussed that much because, to be honest, I wasn’t quite sure what I wanted. I love the prints below from Restoration Hardware (they are the ones in the mood board). And I’ve seen them in the store here and they’re so pretty!
But I’ve also always wanted some intaglios. They are something I fell in love with years ago after seeing them in some of my favorite rooms, like the ones below. Intaglios are a design or figure carved into stone or other hard material, similar to a cameo. The antique ones are a fortune, but there are reproductions to be found.
Design by Suzanne Kasler via Atlanta Homes.
These below are from Restoration Hardware as well and they are stunning!! So they are a definite contender….
So that’s it for Week 3!
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