One Room Challenge {Week Five}: Almost There

Hello friends!

Welcome back to our One Room Challenge.

One Room Challenge

We’ve somehow made it through five weeks of this thing and I honestly can’t think of how. It feels as if we started this journey just yesterday, yet we’re utterly exhausted at the year’s worth of work we’ve jammed into five weeks – all at the same time. Does that even make sense? I’m pretty sure my brain is so overloaded that nothing I say makes sense at the moment. Ha!

Last week, I updated you on all of the challenges we’ve been facing as we work our way through this crazy to-do list. Nothing seemed to work out the way I’d hoped and every single project seemed to be taking about 10 times longer than I had planned.

Fortunately, this week was far more productive.

We managed to finish installing the vintage closet doors I had my heart set on (and by we, I totally mean Brady!). They’re absolutely perfect and totally worth the 20+ hours they took to put in if you ask me (just don’t ask my husband).

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I’m not quite done with them yet though. They’re in for a bit of a makeover and obviously, still need some hardware.

We also got the farmhouse trim installed around our doors and windows, with the baseboards to come soon I hope. I am 100%, totally, head-over-heels in LOVE with it all! It couldn’t possibly look more perfect! I even got it all filled, prepped and painted! Tutorial for it all coming soon!!!

Farmhouse Master Bedroom

The existing bedroom and bathroom doors got a bit of a makeover, changing from a really bright white, to a slightly warmer white – the very same colour as our walls and baseboards to be exact (find it here).

We finished up our DIY Faux Fireplace and our room is feeling cozier than ever! I even practiced styling it with all sorts of beautiful farmhouse treasures!

Learn how to style a fireplace with these simple tips!

And, with A LOT of help from my amazing Mom, I got our curtains all sewed up too! I found THE MOST amazing linen fabric with the perfect mix of beige with gray and I cannot wait to see them hanging on our wall! Watch for a tutorial for those coming soon too.

Finally, we also managed to start installing this beautiful farmhouse chandelier.

Farmhouse Master Bedroom

Why didn’t we get it finished you ask? Well, because I’m still holding out hope for that darned planked ceiling!!!

Honestly, that ceiling has been haunting me for weeks now. My heart is dead set on putting in a planked ceiling – I just know it will bring SO much character and charm to the space (plus, it’ll cover that awful popcorn!). Unfortunately, it’s just not working out to be as easy as I’d hoped, in fact, I chatted all about our struggles with it last week.

I hunted high and low for weeks for something that could work, so you can imagine how excited I was when I finally came across some wood that could give me the wide planks I’d been hoping for, for a cost I could justify. I had Brady there in a jiffy to pick up seven sheets of 1/8′ hardboard at Home Depot and the hard working folks there even cut it all up for us for next to nothing. The wood for our entire ceiling, all cut into 6″ strips came to a whopping $60, can you believe it?! Boy, I felt like I had just won the lottery (okay, maybe not the lottery, but still)!

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I couldn’t believe I was finally going to get my lovely planked ceiling!!!

And then it all came crashing down again (literally). Brady went to nail up our first board to the ceiling and the darn nails drove right through that hardboard. Ugh.

Seriously, how can this be so dang difficult?

So, back to the drawing board we go. With this weekend being our last before the big reveal, it’s do or die time my friends. I’m REALLY hoping we can figure out that plank ceiling in time. #canthisbemyChristmasmiracle

Anyway, here’s what’s left on our list with just one week to go:

paint walls, doors, trim & ceiling
-stencil wall
-plank the ceiling
-change baseboards & trim
-change light fixture
-refinish dresser & bedside tables
-make & hang curtains
-refinish & mount antique closet doors
-build faux fireplace
decorate all the things!

With less than one week left, we’ve certainly got our work cut out for us. But, here’s the bright side: this will not only be over and done with in just one week, but we are less than one week away from the farmhouse style master bedroom of my dreams!

How I'm designing the Farmhouse Master Bedroom of my dreams (and making it come to life in just six weeks)!

Find tutorials for all of our Farmhouse Master Bedroom Projects below:


Wishing you SUCH a lovely day!

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60 thoughts on “One Room Challenge {Week Five}: Almost There

    1. Thank you Ashley! We are close, but it’s definitely going to be a push!!! And thanks for the suggestions, we lowered it as much as we could and they still shot right through – thinking maybe screws?

  1. Wow you got a lot done I am loving the trim, and the door! I am sorry about your ceiling, I have my own hardboard planking nightmares on my blog, I hope it turns out, the staples just might work! Fingers crossed! Can’t wait to see the finished room!

    1. Awwwww, well thank you Mindi! It’s my own fault for rushing into things without a plan I guess. Going to keep trying this weekend though – here’s hoping I can pull it all together in time!!!

  2. I cannot tell you how excited I am for your final reveal as I am already just loving this new room in your home! And that new ceiling for that price? I am soooo crossing my fingers it will all work this weekend. I know it will! YOU CAN DO IT!!!

  3. That is so exciting and it looks fantastic. Those last details are the worst and always seem to take forever. You can do it! Hang in there. It’ll all be so worth it in the end!

  4. Kristi I love how your master bedroom is turning out! I love the fire place and the candlesticks in front of it! The stencil is perfection! Love your little silver table by the fire place! (I have the same one!)

  5. This is gorgeous! I love all of the light colors and the subtle patterns. It is so relaxing. I hope you can figure out the wood plank ceiling issue. I love the idea of it! With the popcorn texture it makes a few other solutions not possible. My first thought was wood glue but that would not work. I hope you can figure it out! I am right there with you freaking out about the lack of time left!

    1. Hahahaha! Well, misery does love company! πŸ˜‰ Thanks so much Emily! We actually tried the wood glue hoping that might work, but of course it didn’t. Here’s to us both finishing things up on time!!!

  6. Yay for getting the vintage doors up and that chandelier is so fun! I can’t believe you guys had more trouble with those ceiling planks! I’m SO sorry! That is really frustrating! I hope it all works out for you!

  7. Hey Kristi, wow this looks amazing! Bravo for 20 hours worth of vintage door installs and that you and your husband are still talking! Seriously, my husband and I can’t even install a chandelier without getting into a fight. πŸ™‚ Bummer about the planked ceiling, but I know this will look so beautiful, as all your home projects do, and it will be great to have a master retreat! Love the faux fireplace so much that it will be featured tomorrow on Pretty Pintastic Party! Thanks for linking up and partying with us! Let’s do this! XOXO, Sarah

    1. Thank you Sarah! I can’t say he was thrilled with my “quick” project for him, but I’m so grateful that he finds the patience to stick with those things that I never could! One more week my friend!!! xo

    1. Thank you SO, SO much Pamela! We’ve been working on the ceiling all day and, I don’t want to jinx anything, but I think we’ve finally found something that might work.

  8. You have made SO much progress on this room and I really do hope you get that planked ceiling, because I know you’ll blow me away with how awesome it’ll be! That faux fireplace is so pretty, oh my goodness I just love it. You and your hubby are amazing, good job!!!


    1. You’re the best Carrie! Thank you SO much! We’re still hard at work on it all, trying to get it done in time (I’m not sure when I’ll find the time to photograph it!). Thanks again for your encouraging words my friend!

  9. Are the walls paper or stencil? If paper, can you share the name and where you got it. I love it. If it’s stencil – fantastic job!!!

  10. I just stumbled across your blog and I am in LOVE! Good morning reads with my coffee! πŸ™‚ I’ll be right here anticipating new posts! Lol Your room is amazing! May I ask where the chairs are from? Love them!

    1. Thank you SO, SO much Rain! I’m so happy you love what you see! The chairs belonged to my husband’s grandparents – we had them recovered a few years ago and I absolutely love them! Thanks again!!!

    1. Thank you Cat! Our entire house is covered with them and I don’t think we’ll be able to remove/ cover the all (though I’m certainly going to try!), but I really wanted our bedroom to have that cozy, farmhouse feel. Thank you so much!

  11. Eek! I have to go check out the finished room! I can’t wait to see the plank ceiling. Love your faux fireplace! Thanks for sharing at The Creative Circle. xoxo

  12. This is perfect! Pinned and tweeted. We appreciate you taking the time to party with us! I hope to see you on Monday at 7 pm, so we get to see your fabulous new creations. The party goes until Friday at 7 pm. Happy Saturday! Lou Lou Girls

  13. This suggestion is probably too late, but have you considered using “beadboard” on your ceiling? Your bedroom looks wonderful. Good job.

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