One Room Challenge: The Best Laid Plans Derailed
ORC Week 2 of 7
Boy what a week! Who knew that one of smallest areas of my home would be so tough?
For those of you just joining J’adore or Décor I’m in week 2 of 6 of a One Room Challenge. It’s a personal challenge sponsored by the blog CallingitHome in conjunction with media partner House Beautiful. Each week bloggers like me, along with 20 featured designers, journal our progress as we make over one space of our home in six weeks or less.
In last week's post I warned you of two things: 1) during this challenge anything UN-planned is bound to happen; and 2) not to become too attached to the inspiration mood board, since the final result would be drastically different. Let's just say, I'm really glad I gave you that heads up. Below is the raw space, followed by the working mood board.
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First, the Bad News
Using my trusty virtual garage app, OfferUp, I located this beautiful piece.
I have a serious weakness for furniture with curves. The legs on this baby whispered softly to me “Buy me-e-e...pwetty please”
At only $30, I had every intention to do so. I had already pictured it “wearing” the dark gel patina that I had picked out for its debut. But alas, something told me to re-check the measurements. Width...perfect; height...even better; depth...20 inches?! Whaat?? Oh nooo! The landing at the top of my stairs is only 43" deep before one has to make a sharp right turn. So for good clearance, I needed a piece that was no more that 12” deep. I’m certain that I’ll find a good replacement. But for now, what a bummer!
NEXT, with hopes dashed for the perfect console, I moved on to prepping walls for the wallpaper.
As I started to fill the nail holes from the previous wall hanging with spackle, I noticed a small pucker in the paint. Anyone who has ever hung wallpaper knows that the surface must be completely smooth and clean for the paper to adhere properly. So naturally I tugged at the area to remove the loose paint. To my surprise- and horror- this small pucker turned into an enormous sheet of paint that peeled clean off. Gasp!
One thing led to another and before I knew it the wall looked like this.
What is happening??? To be sure, this is probably a good thing. Hanging wallpaper is a tough job. And I certainly don’t want to put forth all of this effort only to have peeling walls within a few short months. So I’m actually happy about this little mishap. Now on to some better news.
On the bright side of things, I was able to find a mirror that I liked. I also received the wallpaper that I'll be using. And finally, I’ve come up with a few DIY projects which I’ll tell you more about next week. But for now here's a little sneak peak at some of the materials that I'll be using in my DIY projects.
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