Wednesday, October 28, 2015

One Room Challenge Fall 2015 - Week 4

It's week 4 of the One Room Challenge. Le sigh. Two weeks can drag on forever in some circumstances, but when you have 50 bazillion things on your to-do list and only 14 days left to do them (on top of my 7-days-a-week job), it's a bit stress-inducing.


 WEEK 4 PROGRESS

This past week I made a lot of decisions and bought a lot of stuff. My credit card is worn out.

After muuuuch deliberation, I ended my light vs. ceiling fan conundrum. With encouragement from many of you here on the blog and Instagram, I followed my heart (and what works 75% of the year) and purchased this copper beauty. It has already arrived and I'm staring at it right now ... too bad it's just sitting on the floor, rather than being mounted on the ceiling!


Also, with help from my internet friends, I decided to go with these two art prints for the wall above my work table. I purchased the prints from the artist's website, and the frames elsewhere. Fingers crossed the prints arrive in time or my ORC reveal will be a bit of a whomp-whomp, since these are meant to bring a big BAM! to the space.

 

Being fabricated right now by a fellow Etsy seller is a lovely gold-framed pin board with scalloped corners. I'm hoping it will help me corral my plethora of note papers into one location. It will hang on the wall by my desk.


Speaking of desk, last week I swapped out my rectangular desk with a round table that I hauled up from my basement stash. It's not much to look at, so I threw a sheet over it to see if I would like working at a desk with a table cover. Yep, the round desk is great, and now I have added another to-do to my list, which is making a custom table skirt. I ordered a round piece of glass as a topper, which is ready to be picked up when I manage to leave the house for more than a quick trip to the post office.

White & gray marble is my jam (as evidenced by the Carrara marble in my kitchen), and although it's a cold, hard surface, I feel like it adds femininity to a space. That's just what I'm going for in the studio, so I'm replacing my boring wall clock (which is much needed for a maker on a daily deadline!) with this marble number. The good news is that it arrived within a few days of ordering. The bad news is that the second hand hits the minute hand rather than ticking past it, so I need to open up the clock and bend the second hand just slightly. And from across the room, the white hands are hardly visible against the light background. I think while it's opened up, I'll use some gold spray paint or Rub 'n Buff to remedy the situation. Just what I needed ... more projects!


WEEK 4 HURDLES

Gotta get shiz done. My biggest hurdle is time. I have lots of tasks on my to-do list, but it's these bigger projects that are stressing me out with only 2 weeks left:

  • Paint entire room (after emptying room and filling lots of holes in the wall)
  • Sew a round table skirt (hopefully with kick pleats with contrasting fabric, plus trim)
  • Sew relaxed Roman shades for windows (using Designers Guild Pandora Peony fabric)
  • Switch out existing ceiling fan for new light fixture



I can practically make a pillow cover with my eyes closed, but relaxed Roman shades and kick pleated table skirts are new for me, so I can't just whip those out. Instead, I have to do lots of research on techniques and try things out as I go along. I would enjoy the process more if the clock weren't ticking!

Wish me luck ... lots to do and very little unoccupied time to do it in!

Hollie

P.S. I'll include sources for everything after ORC week 6 reveal.

16 comments:

  1. Oh wow! I can't wait to see this come together! It's going to be goooooooood

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    1. Thanks so much, Claire! I hope it really does come together like it is in my head. We shall see!

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  2. The chandelier and those prints! SWOON.

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    1. Isn't that chandelier fun?! I can't wait to put it up, but I have to paint first, and it's killing me! My art prints arrived this afternoon and I am almost afraid to pull them out of the mailing tube until my frames get here, for fear they may get marred, but I'm dying to look at them!

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  3. Oh Hollie I love all that space in your studio and your plans to make this a wonderful work space! That artwork is stunning and the gold framed pin board! I'm adding you to one of my faves this ORC, so much talent! Let's do this! XOXO, Sarah

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    1. Thanks so much for the encouragement, Sarah! I can't wait to work in a PRETTY space every day!

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  4. That fabric, sooo good! The artwork is fabulous and way to go with the ceiling light fixture!

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    1. Thanks, Ange! I just hope everything looks great once the room is put together, like it does in my head!

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  5. I love the Kristi Kohut prints! Those will look amazing with the Peony fabric.

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    1. I was so nervous they wouldn't arrive in time, but my favorite delivery guy dropped them off on my doorstep this afternoon. I will be pulling them out and gawking at them shortly!

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  6. That fabric is gorgeous!! Can't wait to see how you make the shades!

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    1. Pandora Peony by Designers Guild is one of my favorite fabrics! I love florals, and the colors are both soft, and also zingy. My studio is the only room where I can make all the design choices without feedback from my husband, so I'm going girly!

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  7. The light fixture is awesome!!!!! Love everything!

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    1. I swoon over your style, Christine, so I'm thrilled that you like the direction I'm going with my studio makeover! I'm so glad I went with my gut on the light fixture. It's not one everyone has seen (which makes me happy) and it's not a ceiling fan!!! Now I need to get my painting and sewing done so I can start putting everything together.

      Good luck with all that is on your list still. At least you have professional help ... the scary thing about that is that much of it is out of your control. But I'm sure you'll pull it off and it will be stunning!

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  8. The light fixture is the bomb! Pandora Peony is one of my fave's & it will look amazing as relaxed romans.

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