Welcome to week 5 of the One Room Challenge. If you’re new here, I’m redoing our Media Room. You can see the first four weeks here , here, here, and here. My hope for this week was to have the shell of the room finished so this next week, I can just put the furniture in and style the space. I pretty much accomplished that. I wasn’t sure last Wednesday when I was writing my post that I’d ever get an electrician to call me back so I could get my sconces installed in time. Last Thursday morning two of them had called me back before 9am! The first one who called came this Monday at 7:30 am, and the sconces were wired and installed by 10am! Here’s a peek:
I had already switched out the ceiling light myself to this one:
Now that the sconces are up, I’m thinking I might paint the ceiling light in a gold finish to go better with my sconces. It’s a dark room (as a Media Room should be,) but the glimmer from the gold finishes seem to add drama to the space. And you know I’m fond of painting things gold, like when I painted my steel canopy bed in my fourth ORC:
I’m still working on the curtains that will surround our screen. I took both of my sewing machines apart and oiled them and cleaned them and bot worked fine for a bit, but now they’re both sewing poorly. My Mom still uses the sewing machine she got for her high school graduation. Why do they now only last a few years? So today I broke down and bought a THIRD sewing machine. Tomorrow is sewing day, and I’m going to get them done and installed!
I started tackling the odd attic access door this week. Before it looked like this:
The door is odd and has always bothered me. It’s raised because the attic floor is higher than the Media Room floor. I knew that when I painted the walls dark, it was going to bother me even more because of the contrast of the off-white door and the peacock walls. I thought it would be fun to make it a hidden door like in this picture:
Sadly my carpentry skills are not up to this project and my dad, who is capable of something like this, is in Italy (poor guy.) So I decided to just paint it out the same color as the walls. Here’s how it looks after two coats of paint. I think I need at least two more coats:
My husband has always been my proof reader and sometimes furniture mover or heavy thing hanger for my past ORC’s. This time he was out of town when I started. I’ve been keeping the Media Room doors closed since the beginning because my cat and paint cans, brushes, etc. don’t go together. So when Jimmy returned home, he said he wasn’t going to look in the room because he wanted to be surprised at the reveal. I thought that was so sweet. It took me 4 1/2 weeks to realize he duped me. He doesn’t care about being surprised. He’s just using that as an excuse, so he doesn’t have to help me remove the half wall or get the exercise equipment out of the room or any other tedious tasks I might ask him to help me with. I just figured this out, but unfortunately he’s out of town again for work so I’m still on my own.
That’s all for this week. Please tune in next week for the reveal. Also, please check out the Wednesday participants and the other Guest participants! Lots of beautiful, transformed rooms!