ORC Guest Participant, Week 4

October 29th, 2015

Hey hey! Here we are at week 4 of the One Room Challenge.  This past week was the hardest for me.  If you’re just tuning in, I’m completely re-vamping our main guest room in six week’s time.  I’ve linked up with Calling It Home’s famous series and we have six weeks to complete the project.  This week I primed and painted that dark brown and wow, it took FOREVER.


I had to travel this week for work so I spent the majority of Friday priming and painting. A little elbow grease and six hours later, my room was a beautiful blue gray.



I’m pretty sure I’m good with never painting again! My little African mud cloth project came along but not without a huge scare. I cut the piece in two and took it to Hobby Lobby to have it float framed.  After an hour long conversation with specific instructions for the hanger (including WHITE matting), I arrived to find them like this:


I had picked a very light mat to really let the piece jump out, although the Hobby Lobby employees were not sharing my vision.  Even when I mentioned I wanted it white they were quite resistant to my idea. Why would I want it on black? You could hardly see the piece.


Thankfully they were able to get them removed and mounted correctly.  I walked in the door scared to look but found these waiting for me:


Perfection.  I am SO excited.  The chandelier arrived also and it looks great! I’m so excited to get this project finished.


Here’s what I have left to do:

          -purchase nightstands

          -pick bedding

          -hang the chandelier

          -receive the headboard (comes Monday!!!)

          -purchase trim and apply to the drapery

          -style and take pictures

I have a feeling I’m going to be finished early.  Sometimes a deadline is all I need to get going! Hope you’ve enjoyed following along.  Make sure to stop by the link up page here to see other’s projects!

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6 Responses

  1. I love the frames! If only I could find a rug with that pattern. What a great find 🙂

  2. Jenna says:

    Love the framed cloth! Great idea 🙂 Coming together really nicely!

  3. Wow Katy all your hard work has paid off! What a difference the white paint makes in making your room bright and welcoming! I’m loving the bead and batten wall! The chandelier is fab! You have fun stuff left on your to do list and I know you’ll get it all finished! Can’t wait to see this room on reveal day! Let’s do this! XOXO, Sarah

  4. i can’t wait to see the rest. those mud cloths are just to die for… i’ve been lusting after them since you texted me that picture and i love how they are turning out!

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