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ONE ROOM CHALLENGE: WEEK 2

April 8, 2015

Welcome back to Week 2 of the ORC!  If you're new this week you can start at the beginning and check out my plan for our master bedroom makeover here.

I'll be perfectly honest, it was Easter Weekend and the pollen in the air has Tagg's asthma flared up big time so I didn't get nearly as much accomplished as I had hoped.  Is till need to add another coat of paint to the walls, scrape the windows, dap and paint the crown and molding, and paint the doors.  Boring stuff but it needs to be done before I get much further. 

So what did I do this past week? Fors starters, I ordered two yards of Schumacher Garden of Persia Dove Fabric which arrived.  It's so beautiful!  Like really really lovely in person.  I have been in love with this fabric after spying it in several rooms I loved online for a while.  I just need to decide if I want to make Euro Shams with it like I had originally intended or recover a bench cushion with it instead.  You can see below where I tested it out on both spaces.  I'm torn.  I feel like I need to get a few more textiles in the room before I make such a big decision.


 Here is a little bit of inspiration for what I'm thinking.  You can see the garden of persia in the pink colorway.  I love that but I wanted to go with the taupey-grey for Matthew.



I popped a bench and mirror onto the wall in between the closet and bathroom doors to try to create a little seating vignette.  I don't love the mirror or the bench as-is but I'm liking the idea of them.  This room doesn't really get much light so it's nice to have such a large mirror opposite the windows.  And it's always nice to have a little extra seating in a room.

Although I loved that fabric as shams, you can see below that it could be really pretty and extremely functional to add this as a skirt to my existing bench.  That would be perfect for hiding a basket of shoes or extra linens.  I could always use a less expensive fabric to make a skirted cover and then a small pillow cover with the schumacher fabric if I have any extra.  That's probably a more wise plan.


 So this week we also had an electrician come out and install an outlet in the middle of the wall directly across from our bed.  This way we can hang the tv without any cords hanging down. We still need to drill a hole in the wall to feed the cable cord through so that won't show either.  We plan on plugging the box and storing it in the spare closet adjacent to where the tv will hang.


That's it for this week!  Be sure to tune in next Wednesday for more updates.  You can also follow along on instagram for even more little sneak peaks on the progress in our master bedroom!

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22 comments:

  1. Julia ... I love the palate! My vote is a really long lumbar like the pink one or on your bench. I'm afraid with euro shams if you put something in front of them you will miss seeing the fabric you love so much! My two cents!! I know it is going to be gorgeous when you are done!

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    1. I think you're right! A long lumbar would be so fun and easier to make the bed too :)

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  2. Love the room so far! I really like that fabric for the shams. One long king sham in front would be gorgeous and then you might have enough to also cover the bench.

    Question - do you mind sharing how much it cost for the electrician to come out and install the outlet? We have our tv hung in the middle of our bedroom with a million cords showing and the two outlets on that wall are on opposites sides. Aesthetically it's driving me crazy!

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    1. Hey! We actually had a few things done at the same time so I'm not sure what the breakdown would be for just adding the outlet. I've found that with easy jobs like that most electricians charge by the hour and you can usually save in the long run if you add two or three small jobs together.

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  3. Go for the long pillow! I did them on three of our beds at our beach house, and I LOVE the way they look!

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  4. The fabric is beautiful! Good luck on the rest of the project!!

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  5. So in love with that fabric. I say go with one long pillow as well!

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  6. That's my favorite fabric, too. A bench is really great to have in the bedroom if you can make it work.

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  7. That's my favorite fabric, too. A bench is really great to have in the bedroom if you can make it work.

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  8. This is one of my favorite fabrics. I can't wait to see the finished room. It looks like it will be a nice peaceful space.

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  9. Love that fabric and the idea of the bench! It's already feeling very peaceful...going to be great!

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  10. that fabric is gorgeous! what a classic choice. and while it is pretty gorgeous in the pink color way, i agree that your hubby will like the taupe better!

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  11. Julia, that fabric is so fabulous - I love a big dose of it on the bench!

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  12. Julia....that fabric is beautiful....I would use it on the bed if that is what you see when you first enter the room! It needs to be a focal point. I am not opposed to using it on the bench and the bed as sometimes it is nice to use the lead fabric in a few places....! Sorry about that nasty pollen. I have been on Claritin for 2 weeks!

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  13. Julia that is one of my favorite fabrics too! Good idea of having electrician come out... it make all the difference! Love where you are heading!

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  14. Your fabric is so beautiful and love the soothing color…can't wait to see more!!

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  15. Can't wait to see all of the progress!! Loving that fabric!!

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  16. Your idea of a skirted bench where things can be placed underneath is brilliant. I'm going to have to remember that! What gorgeous fabric! Whatever you decide to do, it will be beautiful!

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  17. Love this fabric...I think I prefer it for pillows! But it would look lovely either way :)

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