Hello and welcome to week 4 One Room Challenge update!
We had wallpaper installed this week and it looks dramatic! Both bright and bold – I love it! It will be a great backdrop for the artwork I plan to hang over the bed. The wallpaper also got approval from my little assistant, our son, who seems to have a good taste!
Adding character to plain nightstands
Since I am keeping the furnishings we had, adding hardware to the nightstands’ drawers is an easy, quick way to add character to otherwise plain Ikea nightstands. The nightstand design is very simple so I was looking to complement them with a more detailed hardware. I found four ring pulls at a showroom sale that fit well. A shout out to my husband who thought of a perfect vertical drilling the drawers. Another thing I learned – there is a tool for this task as well!
Jewelry Inspired Lighting
I once stumbled upon a local jewelry artist and fell in love with her creativity in using vintage jewelry, taking it apart and creating new eclectic pieces. While it seems natural to combine different materials and finishes in jewelry, combining finishes and materials in lighting fixtures only recently became a trend.
As an interior designer, I attend High Point Market twice a year to get inspired and find new furnishings, lighting, art, and rugs lines for my design projects. I was blown away at Spring 2019 High Point Market when I met a lamp designer who designs lamps that look like my jewelry! How cool is that – directly from your closet to your room! While none of my client’s design aesthetics called for this style, I knew I had to have those lamps in my home! The bases of these lamps look vintage and the thick glass shade adds a contemporary twist.
The dresser lamp I selected could also be used as a pendant and as a lamp. Somehow, I incorrectly entered the order and received a pendant instead of a lamp… no plug, no switch. Again, kudos to my husband who got a cord, plug and a switch and re-wired it. I love it! It certainly is not a usual dresser lamp!
Come Back Every Thursday!
Above the dresser, I plan to paint some wickertrays and add some feathers to them. But the rain and a trip to High Point Market are pushing this task to the next week. Did we say this was a “challenge”? Let’s keep our fingers crossed that we finish the art on time!
Come back next Thursday to check on our progress: I should be receiving window treatments [happy dance!], finishing my art pieces, and start shopping for bedding and accessories, and picking up the oil painting for above the bed… see you then!
Project check list:
- Install Crown molding and ceiling medallion: done!
- Paint walls: done!
- Install accent wallpaper on bed wall: done!
- Redo window treatments: should be in next week.
- Add hardware to nightstands: done!
- Create art pieces for above dresser: in work.
- Replace lamps: done!
- Add chandelier: done!
- Change bedding: still not even started =(
- Add shag rug: samples ordered!
- Procure/Design/Collaborate on the oil painting: in progress.
Week three is complete….now I have more to do for my One Room Challenge! Be sure to check out the Featured Participants every Wednesday, and the rest of the Guest Participants every Thursday for a lot more room makeover madness!