Thursday, October 15, 2015

One Room Challenge - Week Two

Week 2 -Here we go!  This past week was all about designing and making the headboard for the guest room.

Since our guest room is small, I want something 'big' to give the room more presence.  So, I am going 'tall' with my headboard.  This will hopefully create the illusion of a taller ceiling (which we don't have - only 8ft ceilings).  Here is a snapshot of my DIY headboard (constructed out of plywood and MDF):


This weekend, I will finish building it and then I need to decide on the fabric.  I'm leaning towards white duck cloth with brass nailheads, but I might be swayed to do raffia.  We'll see…..

I FINALLY found an antique tortoise shell bamboo side table for less than $150 at a local antique store!  I was very excited because these tables are hard to come by for anything less that $300!  This will serve as one of the nightstands.  Here, she is in all of her beauty and glory, hanging out in our dining room until the guest room is ready.


I dropped off John Robshaw's fabric at my local seamstress to be made into euro shams.  See below.


I will be channeling my inner Heather Chadduck with the window project in our guest room.  I bought a bamboo rod from Hobby and Lobby and some oil rubbed bronze brackets that will serve as the guest room's window hardware.  Here is my inspiration:


So, this is where things stand!  Still tons more to do!  You can see my guest room inspiration from week one here and please check out the other amazing guest participants here.

14 comments:

  1. Fran! This is gonna rock. I love all the elements you have going here.

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  2. Every single thing is gorgeous!! This is going to be so pretty. Did I ever tell you I rescued a bamboo side table from the side of the street in San Francisco. I love it. It's in our living room but I can't find an affordable second one as Id love a chair. Not that I can complain.

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    1. I'd LOVE a pair too and I can't believe you found one on the side of the road. I guess that only happens in places like SF or NYC! Thanks for your comment Kate!

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  3. I love everything you've pulled together already! And I adore Heather Chadduck; great inspiration. I've been dying to create a canopy bed like the one in this inspiration photo ever since it was in Cottage Living (I think?) way back when.

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    1. You and my daughter both! She really wants a canopy bed and she is only 4 years old! What?? Anyway, I'm still trying to get over that this challenge is really 5 weeks and not 6 weeks! ;)

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  4. Love it so far! This is going to be great Fran!

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  5. Love the table and excited to see the bamboo curtain rod!

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    1. Thanks Stacey! Excited to see your project too!

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  6. Can't wait to see the finished product! Love the blues and the sidetables. I actually just made a head board. We ended up using a canvas drop cloth for the fabric. It actually turned out better than I expected and cheaper!

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    1. That is great Hillary! I too wasn't ready to spend a lot of money especially on a guest room headboard so I'm glad I'm going the DIY route. And, it was kinda fun designing one that I wanted!!

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  7. Looking good! The bamboo side table is lovely, and can I put in a good word for raffia? I have the Oly Studio Ingrid bed in raffia and LOVE it!

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