It’s Week 5 of the One Room Challenge and I am freaking out just a little! I haven’t exactly reached all the goals I was hoping to reach by today, and I have hit some bumps in the road, but I am absolutely determined to have this room completed in every way by next week! Check out the amazing 20 invited design bloggers spaces here. And the other (200+!!!!) guest design bloggers spaces here. We are all down to the wire and feeling the stress, I’m sure!
Last week I posted about the faux roman shade I made for the window in pineapple print fabric… but I have a confession to make about that. I really just did not like it. I loved the fabric close up but I felt like the print was just too small for something so large and from far away it was hard to even tell what was on the fabric. The second it was hung I knew I couldn’t live with it. Sooooooo it was ripped down and remade in the fabric I almost picked to begin with. I don’t have a good picture of it yet, so watch for the new curtain in my room reveal next week. I love it SO MUCH more and it was definitely worth fixing! Thanks to my amazing mom for helping me pull it off. Sometimes it takes doing something wrong in a space to realize that what is right has been there all along waiting to be noticed.
So this week has consisted of painting the area rug and like I mentioned before it is SO time consuming. It is honestly only 50% completed. I have painted a good portion of the rug with my baby in one arm. It has almost been the death of me! Honestly, if I had any idea the stress this would cause me I would have lived with the old rug or bought a new one. But it does look really good and unique so I am excited to get it finished and on the floor where it belongs… not my kitchen table. Here is a sneak peek of the rug… pretty awesome, huh?
Okay, so I have been crushing on Louis XVI ghost chairs for a while now. Stalking them on pinterest and what not. There is something so glamorous about them, yet they are really very quirky! I decided that I absolutely had to have one for my office. I purchased this ghost chair from amazon and I really love it, the quality seems good and its sturdy. It was very affordable, which is always a bonus. I also found this fun zebra canvas art at Hobby Lobby to hang above the powder pink metal desk!
Just for fun… check out some of the amazing spaces below with ghost chairs in them. Dreamy, right? I fell in love.
photo via vtwonen
photo via The Glitter Guide
photo via rstyle
This wooden art easel is perfect for my studio and very special in a sentimental way. My grandma (who passed away 10 years ago) was an oil painter. She painted beautiful landscapes, mostly in the 70’s and 80’s. This was the easel she used. She told me she got it from a man who was also an oil painter. So I am not sure exactly how old it is. I love that it’s tall and dramatic. It has paint splatters and wear, because it was used to make art. I love the history that it holds. I inherited my grandma’s love of art and drawing (although I mostly paint with pastels, not oils) and so I ended up with the easel. Some people might consider it old and junk, but to me it is perfect.
Here is a close up photo of the gold sharpie wall (this is behind the pink desk).
I will be so happy when the rug is finished so I can focus on the details and really pull this office/studio together. I am excited to decorate this space! So please check out the room reveal next week, I promise you will not be disappointed! Also, check out the progress I made on the previous weeks.