Thursday, April 21, 2016

One Room Challenge - Week 3 - Slow and Steady Progress

Hi All!! Welcome to 3rd week of ORC. Its almost half time but in terms of progress I havent even accomplished 10%. Hoping the speed up the process this week. lets see how the weekend shapes up. You can checkout for week1  (Before) and week2 (Inspiration and Design plan)

This week was a mix of good and bad things. First, good things :)

1) Map wall is coming along nicely. Got the map delivered over the weekend, Frames have been bulit and painted.. All set to go on the walls but waiting for the wall to get painted

2) Fabric got delivered today. It looks absolutely stunning and matches perfectly with the my color pallate. Can't wait to start on the simple sewing project

3) Also made some improvement on the subway Art, got the wood cut to size, Pre stain went on and I have been busy staining the wood. Since I am trying to match the stain with dining table, there is lot of back and forth going.

4) Wall paint selection was so difficult, I was able to short list following two. One of these will go on the wall this weekend

Benjamin Moore's Buttered Yam!

Glidden's Ripe Apricot

Now Bad Things :

After searching the internet for hours and hours, I gave up on new chandelier. I am working on a very tight budget and spending 3-400 on the chandelier wouldnt leave any budget for the console table. Havent had any luck with craislist on the console table either. So Plan B it is for the chandelier, spurce up the existing one!! That means more work, more time consuming and high possibility that it might not come upto expectation or might not make it to reveal!!

I loooooove the imperial trellis pattern and wanted to use it here. However I was planning to paint the lines in the color i choose over the existing one. All the ones available online were other way round. i.e you paint over, and the lines will be in base coat color. So decided to make one. I have a sheet set in that pattern, smaller pattern though. All good till I traced it and started cutting with xcto nife. My neck gave up half way thru and woke up with stiff neck and pretty bad head ache. Then the stencil started breaking in between!! Horrible feeling. Found one on etsy however the seller said regular shipping takes few weeks and express shipping would cost 30$, price itself is 30$. So again Plan B. Go with what ever you can find quicker at hobby lobby :(

Here is what still needs to be done

1. Install Map Wall
2. Paint and Stencil the walls
3. Spruce up existing Chandelier
4. Order/Buy Curtains
5. Sew table Runner
6. Order Console Table
7. Floating Shelves
8. Finish Subway Art

Looks like next couple of weekends going to be crazy busy with too much to do!! Well, I am excited.

Thank you so much for following along this journey of One room Challenge. Hope to see you again next week. I am off to link up at callingithome and check out what other guest participants have accomplished.

Take care,


  1. Your wall color is going to be so pretty it will steal the show. I especially love Ripe Apricot!

    1. Me too! Its such a beautiful and pleasant color Connie, I am love with our dining room walls :)

  2. Your fabric is beautiful! I bet you can fix up your chandelier until you are happy with it. How about a little Rub 'n Buff. :)

    1. Thank u Stacey. I changed the plan of using it as a runner, I might still use it as the border for the runner. It is so beautiful in person I had to make it as part of the focal point :)
      Rub n Buff is such a cool idea, thank u. I am not sure if I will get to chandelier by the reveal!!
      - Hugs


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