Hello World! Welcome friends! Well, we have another week down in the books for the One Room Challenge! A big thank you to Linda at Calling it Home for organizing this event and getting us motivated to tackle one space in our homes! I should just have my own 6 wk. challenge on the rest of the rooms in the house to get this house decorated. Alright, for this week’s update, I don’t have a ton to show you. It was a weird week time wise. If you follow me on Instagram you will have seen a shot or two from Little Dedicated’s Field Day. Oh, by the way, did I mention that I was room mother? Yep, so I organized our 3rd grade parents for the fun day outside with our kiddos.
The stripes are continuing around the room, but the room is a disaster and it is too difficult to set up the tripod to get pictures taken of the progress. I try to paint at least an hour a day to keep chipping away at the job.
Below is what we started with.
I think it will be so light and airy once it is completed.
So, I had a disappointment, the chandelier came in! But, not what I was expecting.
Alas, they sent me the wrong one! So back it went yesterday. I just got an email from the Pottery Barn Kids consultant I spoke with, and I should have the correct one later today! So, hopefully, Mr. Dedicated can get it hung this weekend.
These beauties came in for the bedroom door and for the closet door. They are gorgeous!
There is a change occurring in the design scheme. I had originally planned on painting all of the interior doors in the house black, but I have decided not to do that. It looks like we might be putting our house on the market at the first of the year. And, even though black doors look so chic, sometimes a house will sell quicker with white doors. It’s what the general population is used to seeing. Goes along the same lines as painted ceilings. The eye is just used to white. So, I will paint the doors white; remember they are an almond color. The hardware will look fine on the white, but trust me one day I will put them up on a black door.
Speaking of putting the house on the market. This house was never our forever home, just a stepping stone house. A couple of houses have become available in the neighborhood we have been wanting to move to ever sense we moved back to Houston from California. We want to move while Little Dedicated is still in elementary school and then once we move we will stay put until she is through high school. I’ve already promised Little Dedicated we will take the chandelier with us and the hardware. Oh, and I have to paint her room again…and, knowing her, she will probably want a different paint scheme in the new house!
For the table I found a couple of knobs and backplates at Hobby Lobby. The backplates I will need to spray paint to coordinate with the knobs which are gold and the gold door hardware.
Here’s the breakdown of what’s left to do:
Finish painting walls and trim
Paint both doors
Change out hardware on doors
Spray paint backplates
Change out hardware on bedside table
Change out all electrical plates
Hang curtain rods, valance and curtains
Hang up artwork
Hang curio cabinets to flank the bed
Finish teacup stitchwork (More on this at a later date)
Make or purchase throw pillows
Hang chandelier (Here’s hoping it comes in soon)
Thank you for stopping by! Have a beautiful day/night depending on where you are in the world! Go with God and remember to be kind to one another!
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