We are at the half-way mark of the One Room Challenge. Last week I posted about our new design direction for the master bedroom and this week I have a few changes. We completed the lighting installation (with some professional help) and hanging of wallpaper, so read on for those updates and to see a fun time-lapse video!
UPDATED FURNITURE AND MATERIALS BOARD
Since last week, I have updated my furniture and materials board. You may have noticed that I have some new art and a chair on the board. At this point, I think I have completely sourced all of the necessary items for the main pieces of the room. As we start placing furniture, I will be able to assess what is left.
CLOSE UP ON THE NEW ITEMS
We needed a chair for the room and found one in the perfect color at World Market! It has that clean-lines, mid-century vibe, so it is joining the furniture party.
Next on the list was to find a piece of art that we really love and can afford. I had originally planned on creating a gallery wall of various framed geometric prints and some French-inspired flea market finds, but that wasn't working out quite to my liking. So, I decided to change direction and find a piece that could serve as a focal point and a smaller gallery wall can be located to another place.
I love the work of artist Laura VanHorne and I was able to get my hands on a licensed print of an amazing encaustic painting she created. I have been searching and searching for something modern and abstract to infuse some color and modernity to my design and this is it.
Seeing the art in person at a local gallery made my final selection so much easier! Actually, I really liked two pieces of her work but I could only choose one for this project!
NEWLY INSTALLED LIGHTING FIXTURE
We hired an electrician for the lighting part of the room refresh. This would have taken us forever and is probably beyond our skill set. Instead of the two of us tackling the task, it was the professional electrician who got to climb around in the attic space and pull all the wiring and install a new outlet - complete with a dimmer switch! (Lighting fixture sourced from Wayfair)
When in doubt, hire it out!
THE WALLPAPER & HANGING PROCESS
The most challenging part of installing the wallpaper was working with that angled wall. We started on the right side and worked left in order to make sure we finished the most difficult portion first instead at the end of the installation when we would likely be more tired and impatient to finish. (Dandelion wallpaper sourced from Spoonflower)
TIME-LAPSE - HANGING WALLPAPER
I don't know about you, but I always get a kick out of watching time-lapse videos. What you see here in 22 seconds actually took us about four hours! I have never hung wallpaper alone and have always appreciated my husband's willingness to lend a hand.
THEN AND NOW
The wallpaper hanging is finished and feeling pretty good about our upcoming schedule.
WHAT HAPPENS NEXT
Now that the messy jobs are completed (painting ceiling and walls, installing the lighting, hanging the wallpaper) here is what is upcoming:
we are cleaning the wall-to-wall carpet before we put furniture in the room
current situation has us sleeping on a mattress on the floor
looking for accessories to style our new space
will probably do some thrift shopping for above items
we just decided to buy a new mattress set since ours is over 10 years old and sagging!
maybe find some new sheets to go with the new mattress?
SEE YOU NEXT WEEK
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