I CANNOT believe that there is one week left in this One Room Challenge. One week?! Where has all the time gone?! If you aren't familiar with the One Room Challenge, head over to Linda's blog and ask her why she picked the number six. Six weeks, that is. Is she/ are we crazy? Don't answer that.
Week five is the clutch week, or the week that I so affectionately like to call "BUILD ALL THE THINGS". Alternative titles were "PAINT ALL THE THINGS", and "DRINK ALL THE THINGS", but I think it's safe to say that I have all three titles covered. Also, we've reached the 'I have so much to finish but I also have a lot finished and I don't want to show you too much and spoil the reveal so you get to look at iPhone photos' portion of the challenge. Can any other participants relate?
First up, I gave my formerly bright red lamps a few glossy coats of a baby pink. One of the compromises of living in an apartment building is that there is no private backyard or garage area in which to spray paint. So, I dragged my supplies up to the roof and hoped that the wind wouldn't knock them over and/or blow dust all over the wet paint. It worked, and I'm loving the pink color!
If you follow me on Instagram, you'd already know that I began painting my curtain panels that I talked about last week. They turned out better than I'd hoped! I still have one panel to go. #thursdayplans
That concludes the "PAINT ALL THE THINGS" portion of this week's post, so let's move on to "BUILD ALL THE THINGS". Particularly, a king size headboard.
Thank you for all of your input on the shape of the headboard! You stopped me from choosing the least popular option, which literally no one chose. I was really torn between one and two, and didn't actually decide until we got home with all of our supplies and had to start cutting. You probably saw from my Insta teaser that we finally decided on a shape (number 1!), but here's our template before we started cutting.
It was going so smoothly (although it was taking a long time) until we started stapling fabric to the built headboard. I knew this shape was going to be difficult to upholster, but I didn't know HOW difficult. At one point, I ripped all the fabric that I had just stapled off, grabbed two beers (both for me) from the fridge, and went to sit on the roof, all without saying a word. Nick was as frustrated as I was, so he followed gladly with his own beers. And yes, this would be the "DRINK ALL THE THINGS" portion of the project. But, thankfully, in the end, we have a headboard and we're not divorced, so it's a win-win! And I'm so in love... I texted a picture of it to my mom, and she responded with "Oh, wow! It's not as "Blanche Devereaux-ish as I thought it'd be!" Thanks for the confidence, mom :)
I also gave in and purchased what was apparently the last Josephine Desk within a 100 mile radius. It was a cinch to put together (especially compared to the headboard), and I love it! You can't beat it for the price, and it's even on sale.
I ordered a few samples of some pink tape from Fringe Market, and one of the nicest employees (hi, Melanie!) sent me samples of every pink trim they own. Oh my gosh...they are all so gorgeous! I have been debating every single day for five days, and I think I finally made a decision.
(which really ended up being the one I thought I'd like the most to begin with, haha).
Meanwhile, the other members of this household have been doing a lot of this:
Lazy. Don't they know we have an important reveal in a week?
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