If you’ve been following along, you know that I’m participating the the linking part of the biannual One Room Challenge, hosted by Linda at Calling it Home. To see past posts, go to Week 1, Week 2, and Week 3. I have taken on the so fun challenge of decorating a 2 bedroom townhouse in six weeks and up until now, we didn’t even own the place. But I’m excited to tell you that we closed early on the townhouse, and I got the key on Tuesday! I’m less excited to tell you that after getting the key and seeing the space without the previous owner’s furniture and accessories, I could see all the issues with the floors and walls that I didn’t see before. I spent the better part of today meeting the electricians, painters, etc. I’m not sure at this point if I can pull off this challenge, but it wouldn’t be a challenge if it wasn’t challenging, right? (make that into an Encouragement!) So I’m going to keep pushing forward and see what happens. Now for the update on the pretty decorating stuff.
You may remember that I wanted coral and white curtains in the space. The inspirations:
Well, I looked all over (or as all over as time would allow) for the right fabrics. I found a great coral silk, and a pretty–but not exactly what I had in mind light gold faux-silk and started sewing. As I was laying the fabrics out and cutting them on the floor of my Family Room (since I have no real space for such work) they looked great. So great, in fact, that I really wanted to see these window treatments everyday, and I couldn’t bear to separate them from my Family Room rug that they seemed destined to spend eternity with (or at least until some future One Room Challenge.)
So it was back to the drawing board (sewing machine.) I decided to re-purpose some Ikea Sanela brown panels. I like the Sanela panels because they are a cotton velvet. For store bought panels, they are fairly heavy, have a nice header, and come longer that most (98″.) I bought some turquoise Sanela panels, and I’m striping them together. My new inspiration:
Stay tuned to see how they turn out. My sewing machine seems to be coming down with something. Hopefully it’ll bounce back, and I’ll be sewing up a storm soon.
Another inspiration you may remember:
I love the color, but not the $1000+ price tag. I had a metal headboard just sitting around, so I decided to paint it a similar color. The results:
I’m very pleased. I think the bright color sets off the pretty shape of the scrolls. It’s going to be great in the Master Bedroom.
Have a great week!!