It’s week two of the six week One Room Challenge. If you missed my post last week, you can read it here. Last week I shared with you my inspiration for the purple and yellow color scheme for my Master Bedroom–my lemon tree:
I’ve done some searching online and have found some beautiful rooms that have similar colors to what I’m imagining in my space.
This is the fabric I’m using for my window treatments. They will be stationary panels and I’ll have Roman shades behind them that I can lower for privacy:
I haven’t decided if they will be a DIY project or if I’ll get my workroom to make them for me. Looking at my long list of things to do, I’m thinking workroom. I decided to do natural Roman shades. The silk fabric for the panels is a bit fancy and formal for the space, so I think the natural Roman shades will make it feel less fancy. Here’s the material I chose for them and I ordered them this week, so I should be able to reveal them in a week or two– and consequently reveal less of my husband and me to our neighbors.
Now, let’s look at my progress this week. I focused on lighting. The room had a ceiling fan in it, but I’m not a huge fan of fans. I don’t like the way they look, and I don’t like too much breeze on me while I’m sleeping. I decided to switch it out with a chandelier I bought on craigslist a few years ago. It’s a vintage glass tube chandelier similar to these used in this gorgeous Dining Room (except mine’s not Italian, but it makes me happy.)
Here’s how mine looks in the room:
Another lighting project that I tackled this week is a glass lamp I have that needed rewiring. I decided to make this a DIY project, and it was really easy. I think it took less time than the time it would have taken for me to drop it at a lighting repair place and then pick it up. I’m sure there are tons of blogs explaining how to do this, so I’ll just show you a brief pictorial summary of the project.
That’s all for this week. Not much, but it’s a start. I’m so impressed with the other ORC participants and linkers who have torn down walls, moved plumbing, etc. in the first week! See you next week when we talk bedding!