It’s week two and I’m ready with a plan and making progress. If you were not here last week let me remind you what’s. Twice a year Linda of Calling It Home hosts the One Room Challenge, during this event twenty design bloggers take on the challenge to transform one space in just six weeks. Every Wednesday, the designers document their progress while sharing their sources and professional advice. In addition to following along, everyone with a blog, (that’s me!) is welcome to join the fun as a guest participant by linking their own room transformations to Calling It Home.
So here’s the plan, I have been dreaming of a faux bamboo bed for a while now so when we decided to upgrade to a king bed I immediately thought of this vintage Henredon bed I had seen at one of my local antiques stores, Spring Valley Antiques. The dealer was able to sell it to me for $225, a bargain compared to the bed I was originally considering, plus I think a bed with a foot-board may have been too much for the room once we went going king size.
Here is a reminder of my inspiration room by Oly Studios, I love the way the green and coral complement each other but because I am living in a rental I can’t use a bold wall paper like this one.
Instead I am looking to the bedding to bring in most of these colors, thankfully I found this Pottery Barn Lyla Garden bedding
and several other fabrics and notions I think will pull the look together.
I’d like to use the ribbon to create a dramatic banded curtain and valance set design like one of these.
So now that you know the plan let me share what I have actually accomplished…
This week I was dealing with wallpaper border that had not been properly hung and was bonded to the paint (yes the same wallpaper border I was dealing with way back in September.) After hours of scraping, peeling, sanding and mostly destroying the top eight inches of drywall I had to go back and make repairs.
I spackled the holes and gouges with a joint compound that included primer and sanded the wall back to its original self.
Pulling the pale blue grey from the bedding I decided on a bright new coat of Valspar Morning Lake applied with my awesome Purdy painting tools I received from our One Room Challenge sponsors (thank you, thank you, thank you!)
With a little hard work and these super tools magically my master bedroom is no longer horrific!
I can’t tell you how happy having the wallpaper border and the ugly brown paint gone makes me feel.
So good in fact that I couldn’t help but test out the new/old headboard against the new paint.
Oh yes, I think I’m gonna like it here!