Welcome back to our 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).
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!!!
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).
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.
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)!
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
-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!
Find tutorials for all of our Farmhouse Master Bedroom Projects below:
Wishing you SUCH a lovely day!