Welcome to WEEK TWO of the One Room Challenge- Project: Guest Bedroom Makeover. To get caught up on the what, why, how, and the full direction of the guest bedroom makeover, check out what happened last week, here:
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You are not going to BELIEVE all we accomplished this week! To be honest, I felt like I really hustled to set things in motion, but that’s exactly what it was… setting things in motion. So, that means lots of sourcing and decision making and ordering in the evenings… and that’s basically it haha. Ok, I’ll give credit where credit is due. Dave sold the old bed and dresser that was in this room, cleared everything out, and took down the light fixture. He gave us a totally blank canvas. (Way to go, Dave!)
And then this afternoon, Alfredo came and gave this baby three coats of Sherwin Williams Alabaster. (Way to go, Alfredo!)
It’s still wet in the photo and with as gloomy as it was outside, the color looks a little off. But I can’t even believe how much the lighter shade brightened this room right up! The former shade is actually the greige color I use throughout most of my house. But situated on the back side with little sunlight, the color looks TOTALLY different. The “before” is Sherwin Williams Versatile Gray, but so is this space.
Kind of crazy, right? Granted, the first photo is a poor quality phone picture (naturally a little darker) but the paint looks totally different in a big, bright room with lots of natural light (which is why it’s so important to always test 😉 ). Ok, I’ll be honest again. Yes, you, I, WE should always test. But, I didn’t this time *covers eyes in shame*. I had to come up with a color quickly and when I found out my painter’s availability, I knew I wanted a shade of white but hadn’t had a chance to make it out for samples yet. So, I went with the same shade I used in the guest bedroom connected to this bedroom through the Jack and Jill bathroom. The lighting in these two rooms is TOTALLY different so I hope I’m still loving it when the paint dries.
The rest of my house has started turning into a war zone. I didn’t want to move anything in until it was painted so for now, we have boxes throughout our main level looking like this. Yep, that is the bed (HERE).
And over in the dining room, we have the big chandelier box. I haven’t even taken it out just yet but I had to open it- just for a peek. These beads are pretty much all I’ve seen of it but I’m loving it already! To see the full light fixture I went with, visit my WEEK ONE post design board (HERE).
Aside from peeking in boxes and “supervising”, I did get my selected window treatment swatches in from Select Blinds. I’m going with some Roman shades and drapes and am stoked to replace my blinds. To say I
was am indecisive would be an understatement haha.
I’ve started to narrow them down, using this tray (my inspiration for the room) I scored at HomeGoods several weeks ago.
But, I think it is going to take getting the bed set up to really determine what I’m going to do. There are so many options, shades, weaves, textures, etc. that I basically just started scrolling and writing down names of swatches haha. PS: If you are considering new treatments/shades, you can get the sample swatches for free (HERE).
So after peeking in boxes, supervising, and staring at swatches, I did get some items sourced and ordered. Here’s where I am with everything. (You can click in the images below to be taken directly to the source.)
Next Thursday, I’m heading to Texas for a week. What that means is I’ll be trying to make as much progress as possible between now and next Wednesday because I will likely be missing out on a full week (WEEK 4). I will hit the ground running to share for WEEK 5 to wrap things up, just in time for the reveal in WEEK 6. Here’s what I still need to do:
- Set up bed (this week)
- Install light fixture (this week)
- Lay rug (this week)
- Determine and order window treatments (this week)
- Decide on lamps, night stands, art, etc. and order (this week)
- Source throw pillows and order (this week)
- Assemble room as products are purchased and arrive
- Install window treatments
- Shop for accessories and guest essentials
- Find full length mirror
- Organize guest bedroom closet
In reviewing the list, it sure seems like the bulk of things need to happen next week. Hmm… holy cow haha. I hope you’ll check back in next Thursday to see how much we’ve been able to mark off. At the very least, I’m hoping for a few peeks of textiles, the bed, and lighting. It’s looking like this six week challenge is quickly becoming a three to four week challenge *gulp*. (Did I really just write “gulp”? haha! But seriously, it’s a little scary!)
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