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One Room Challenge Week Five

March 6, 2013

Ohmylawdy.  
It's week five of the One Room Challenge and I have nothing for you today that's special.  Om, another stall week?  Pretty much.  But that just means my big reveal will be that much more awesome.  


I apologize in advance for the crappy photos.  I loaned my camera to my parents to take with them to Nashville when my sister had a baby last week and I thought my Dad was coming back home Monday.  That sweet new baby boy was just too scrumptious and he extended his stay by just enough days to miss my One Room Challenge deadline.  I'm probably the only person on the planet who doesn't have an iphone and my droid takes really crappy pictures. 

I added that second 20x20 Portobella Vase throw pillow and it makes all the difference.  I'm a balance person.  I also brought up a pair of matching white gourd lamps (similar) with linen drum shades as per the suggestion of several of y'all to add some cohesiveness to the nightstand vignettes.  I like them.  I'm not sure that they're the final pick but I'm sold on having matching lamps.
 Of course, now I'm hating the headboard.  You couldn't see it in earlier posts because we never bothered to attach it to the wall and it sat too low. That wall is made of brick and plaster and hanging anything, much less a heavy headboard, is a major undertaking.  I fixed that problem temporarily with my handy assistant Wells yesterday by screwing on two big pieces of wood to the bottom to act as stilts if you will on the existing planks.  That did the trick. .
The fabric looks really pretty with an all white palate but just isn't jiving with the saturated colors I've mixed in.  And with the new dark wood on the nightstands the wall color is really reading more muddy warm with brown and green undertones so the cool grey fabric is clashing big time.  I have mixed emotions about how to fix this.  If we weren't about to move I'd probably repaint the wall color.  My favorite is Classic Gray by Benjamin Moore which you can see in Tagg's Nursery.  I don't want to skip a step in this challenge, but I also don't want to redo my headboard when it might work perfectly well in just a few more months.

 But we have tables.  That's huge.  Those were two big items that dictated where I could go with the rest of the zhushing up.  I'm a big fan of the dark wood and who can resist marble table tops?  I'd like to find second chest like the first one to help gain some balance and drawer space.  But I like that whatever we find won't be exact.  Matching his and hers, but not identical.  The curves on the legs on my nightstand are so gorgeous.  I don't plan on giving this piece back anytime soon!

I also have in my possession a very large size poster of something pretty to go above my bed.  A 42x56 Giclee Print to be exact.  It arrived in the mail on Monday night and I've been trying to come up with the best way to hang it that will make moving it later on a cinch.  Any ideas?
 

 It's going to look something like this only minus the coral tables.  If you reference the above situation with the headboard (which you can't see in this picture below) I'm also going to need to work around what's going on in this William Morris Reproduction Wallpaper Print.
It's got a lot going on my friends.  A lot.

You can view the final results of my first One Room Challenge here
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27 comments:

  1. I love the nightstand. Never give that back ever. Girl you need an iphone it is all I use to take pictures since I don't have a fancy camera!

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  2. Love the chest and table!! Beautiful!

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  3. The tables were the missing piece! They are gorgeous and pull the entire look together. You are rockin' this one room challenge! I seriously get giddy when the UPS stops in front of my house:)))

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  4. OMG that print is going to be amazing! It is all coming together so well! I don't think you are going to need to do a single thing because the print has those beautiful saturated colors and it will all look perfect.

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  5. I think the headboard is perfect with what you have going on. And those beautiful end tables were a definite score. I think when it all comes together it will be beautiful.

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  6. Love the print!! It will be amazing! Great room!!

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  7. oh howits all coming together! i actually love the subtle pattern in that headboard with everything you have going on! and i LOVE the side tables. LOVE. this is going to look SO good when you pull in the art! GRANDE job my lady

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  8. That paper is going to add such a pop to the room, and hopefully detract your eye from the wall color you're not loving with the other elements. Love how it picks up on the colors in your throw pillows! So pretty, Julia.

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  9. Oh my ... I love the William Morris Wallpaper Print!!! That is FABULOUS!!! xoxo

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  10. The nightstands are just perfect. And the William Morris paper is going to be just right. I think once it is up it will tie the headboard and the pillows and wall color all together. You are workin it my friend.

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  11. Jessie Short made her wallpaper into panels in her dining room and it looked great! http://horchata-jessieleigh.blogspot.com/2012/07/sources.html

    And I'm seriously loving the dark wood tables with the marble tops - and that they don't match, but they do all at the same time.

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  12. I love the print and I think it would look beautiful in the room!

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  13. Big impact from that beautiful paper, and those nightstands give it such a collected timeless style! Great job, girl!

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  14. Wow Julia...so smart to build up the headboard like that, and I adore mismatched bedside tables. That paper is yummy

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  15. Oh I can't wait to see that hanging over the bed -- gorgeous! And the tables look perfect!

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  16. It is never easy is it? I love the pillows and everything you have planned so far. The bedside chest & table are yummers!

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  17. Love the second pillow, I agree balance is what its all about. Also that print for above the bed, LOVE- it totally pulls all the colors together and I cant wait to see it up!

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  18. Sweet pea, your tables, pillows and print look fabulous, truly. Love that print, and it's probably worth a frame job since you'll want to use it in your next house somewhere. Just go to Michaels and get lengths that fit and a piece of glass..hope it's not a custom size! Everything's looking so good.
    xo Nancy
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  19. I'm glad you are using those tables, good choice!!

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  20. Girl, you are really putting the pressure on yourself for the next 2 posts. I love the print and the tables.

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  21. Loving the marble topped tables...handsome and practical!!!

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  22. I like the new lamps...it balances out the space. Maybe put a bright throw at the foot of the bed to bring in the saturated colors in the pillows??

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  23. You sound like me every step of the way. I think you are your worst critic, Julia, because it's looking great. Love that print, too!

    www.chattafabulous.blogspot.com

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  24. Looking good! I love the lamps and the scale appears to be perfect too.
    You could possibly mount the poster on a canvas and hang that. I would have suggested foam board but I doubt you could find a piece large enough.

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  25. Love the new lamps and the pillows look great..the yellow really pops in front of the other two!

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  26. It is coming together beautifully!

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