Thursday, May 5, 2016

Week 5 One Room Challenge!

 Week 5.
Cannot bear to type that!
I have finished painting the windows and window trim but not all of the trim in the room.
 Windows are scraped. Yay.
#no small thing.

Are you a taper or a scraper?
(aaaaand I need to get in the front yard and pull some weeds...)
Bamboo blinds found, purchased and hung. Check!
Deal of the century at Home Depot.
Looked there for the #motherdaughter ORC and couldn't find a thing.
This time major success!

 I have been tweaking the original fabric choices a little.
And changing my mind on the window treatment situation just a little.
 I'm still starting with inexpensive IKEA curtains. They were purchased yesterday.
 Some sewing still has to happen.

(Does it concern anyone that black zip ties are part of my window treatment plan??)

My panic item on the"to do" list is that I have not even begun painting
 the white shelves black.
See still white. And still full of stuff!

That is major.
 We need some serious drying time in our humid weather
 before we put books back on freshly painted shelves.
 I just don't know y'all!
The luxury would be to buy 2 more of the basic black IKEA shelves to match the ones on the opposite wall. However, the white ones are perfectly fine except for the fact they are white and not black. #firstworldprobs
So frugality will win out and we will hope for a painting miracle :)
cause no humidity in Atlanta in May would take a miracle!
Waaaay less has happened than should have.
I was in charge of two large events at work in the last 3 weeks. 
Both occurred on  weekends so not much happened at home.
 I'm not sure how "finished" this room is going to be next week :(

(War zone pics to make everyone else feel better!!. You're welcome!)

And photographing a black room is proving to be tricky!
Any tips??
And if it wasn't tricky enough we took down the brass chandelier ( light source)
 last night on a whim.
 (cause I'm not behind enough already!!!)

Look at that glossy black trim, though!!! It's killer!

Check out the rest of the ORC Guest Bloggers.
 Many of them have waaaay more interesting things to report than I do :)
See you next week to "reveal" whatever is ready!!!


  1. Love that black trim and I can’t wait for the reveal! I love the direction the space is going in. As a fellow ORC participant it’s been wonderful to gather some fantastic inspiration. I’d love for you to share your progress at Thoughts of Home on Thursday. Our readers would love to see it. The gathering is at

    1. Thank you Laura. I'll pop over and see if it's too late to share! Happy Friday!

  2. Thank you Amy! Good ol' Sherwin Williams Tricorn Black. It's a solid, true black!

  3. You have some amazing accessories! Do I spy a pineapple floor lamp???

    1. Cathy, Most of the accessories were thrifted ... just like th eheavy brass pineapple floor lamp!! I just had to buy a new shade and pop some bulbs in it!! Lucky find in Charleston SC at Thanksgiving. I check the Goodwill everywhere I go!