Thursday, November 5, 2015

One Room Challenge - Week 5

One more week left for the One Room Challenge (ORC) and still lots to wrap up!  With a chest cold and 20% of my voice left, I got sidelined this past week but slowly getting back in the saddle. (I hope)!


I finally hung up my Serena and Lily mirror  above (that I've had for a while) and some art (that I have also had) above the desk that sits on the opposite wall of the bed!  Since the mirror is small, I need to balance the size of my desk with some artwork around the mirror.  I want to keep it simple and not have a cluttered look.

My desk is a black french inspired desk from Ballard Designs that I got long ago that I will pair with a white slipcovered parsons chair from Ikea.  Desk style similar to below minus the gold detailing.


I finally hung up my  DIY bulletin board (a huge piece of homasote that I reupholstered with ticking fabric) and this will sit above the bench. 


Hanging this was a lot trickier than I originally thought and planned!  Below you can see the bulletin board hung on the wall above the bench with the bed's euro sham and bolster!


So, where am I now?  Oh yes, the headboard.  The headboard has been the most interesting component of this challenge.  I have a new found respect for all the DIY-ers who have made one of these before.  Here is the headboard upholstered with the raffia fabric (bad picture). 


I'm 70% completed with the nailhead and I'll be honest I am not sure I love the headboard with the nailhead.  I know - the horror!!  

I can't put my finger on it as to why, just yet, but I'm hesitating whether to move forward with completing the nailhead or not.  It breaks my heart because I want to love it and after five hours of your life that you won't get back, that is a hard pill to swallow. 


But, that is where I am and I guess both you and I will have to wait for the reveal to see if I decide to keep the nailhead or not.  

But, I know one thing, I'm ready to get this room done!!!  Looking forward to next week - see you then!!  Go here to check out what my other fellow ORC-ers are doing!!  


14 comments:

  1. Looking good, Fran! So sorry you're not 100% with the nail trim. But it will look great no matter what you choose to do

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    1. Thanks Holly!! One more week!! Woohoo!!!

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  2. First of all, those pillows are amazing together and I love your S&L mirror. I would sleep on the nailheads for a night or two and then come back to it (if you have the time). Love all that you've done so whatever you choose, it'll be awesome!

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    1. THanks Kate! Sleeping on it is what I'm doing. I think I just got step away before I go design crazy……at least, I'm not considering clouds on my ceiling! Bah!!! :)

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  3. That mirror and those frames! Love. I'd give the nailheads a try. Maybe they'll grow on you.

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    1. I love that mirror too!! I keep moving it around the house! Got it on clearance several years ago….:)

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  4. Yay Fran - this is huge progress and you're almost there. I can't wait to see the bulletin board up - I've been wanting to do something similar for a while. And what an accomplishment to get that headboard done - is it the color of the nailheads that you don't like or the size?

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    1. Thanks Holly! I actually like both the color and size of the nailhead, but I'm leaning toward more a simple look for the headboard sans nailhead. We'll see….

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  5. I love your headboard! I think it'll look amazing either way, so I don't think you can go wrong with/without the nailheads. I'm excited to see the reveal next week!

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  6. Thanks Sam! I love it too. Both ways look good, but at the end of the day, it is just a style preference. Thanks for stopping by!

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  7. Hang in there Fran you're almost to the finish line. Do what feels right with respect to the headboard, otherwise it will bug the heck out of you later. Good luck!

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  8. Looking spectacular! Well done on that headboard. I hope we get a glimpse of how you did that - those curves! Yowza.
    Can't wait to see the rest!

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  9. I'm sorry to hear that you're not entirely thrilled with all your hard work. (Especially after enlisting the help of your resident engineer. I know one thing: those nail heads are perfectly spaced!) Sometimes I have a single element in a room that I don't love on its own, but when the room is complete, the one element blends into the whole. Can't wait to see the reveal!

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