Week 7 has come and gone and I’m proud to say that the room is finished.Yes! It’s done. Since I was having the space professionally photographed, I wanted to give my photographer enough time to edit the photos. Wednesday had been my deadline, but with everything going on, I had to postpone it until Friday and it really worked out well, although I was still dressing the bed when Tim walked in. It was truly down to the last minute.
Monday I was shot after the party. I had (have) major foot pain and so I needed to really take a break Monday and rest it, ice it etc. Tuesday I got to work on some small projects and by Friday morning I was in full on finishing up mode, injured foot and all.
All through the week I was making so many last minute changes, giving me a few extra projects. Last Friday (not this one that just passed) I had gone to a wonderful antique and vintage sale in my town. I was on cloud nine when I got home with all my goodies. One of the things I was thrilled about having picked up was a rattan plant stand. The one I had my heart set on is sold out and won’t be available for some time. When I saw this plant stand on a FB post promoting the sale I knew I had to go and at least see if it would work in the space. I left for the sale 30 minutes early and still was 9th on line. It was hands down one of the best sales I had been to. The owners and their kids were so lovely to talk to- always an added perk of going to a tag sale.
The one I’ve had my eye on. How gorgeous is that!?
With that purchase, I knew it needed to be sprayed over. It was in decent shape but needed some TLC for sure. The weather was beautiful and so I got to spray painting and wow have I missed it. Also since it did not come with a planter, I was on a mission to find one and then had a thought. I had seen a cute rattan planter at Target the week before and a pretty plant to go inside. And just like that I was on my way to ordering said planter and plant.
Thursday I painted some frames that I had laying around and very serendipitously I had some art that fit perfectly in them with minimal trimming. I had been wanting to make a gallery wall of pages from a rose book I have but have never gotten around to it. This isn’t the gallery wall I had intended on, but I’m happy to have used some of the roses in this bedroom.
Something that had gotten away from was a pleated lampshade I had wanted to do. The fabric had gotten here late Thursday (amazon fail) and I just couldn’t make it happen Friday with all of the other last minute projects I had to do. I may still do it down the road.
Friday morning came and art still needed to be hung and things needed to be steamed. I had forgotten to DIY the light switches, covering them with wallpaper and so I had to get that done. Where were my supplies… Exacto knife, glue? Hallway closet. Yes!All of the last minute stress was so worth it, it’s just a little detail that elevates the look of the space- even if the pattern is a little off.
The final thing to do was style the space. I used things that I had from around the house and kept it simple since I wanted the wallpaper to be the star of the show. I do love it, but I think I may add some more accessories and art because I am truly a more is more kind of girl.
Thursday night as I was testing out where the art would go. I realized that one of the things I had ordered through e-Bay and had come on time (which was amazing considering my tight deadline) were these gorgeous Wedgewood plates were no where to be found. Monday, during drapery install, I had put them in a “safe spot.” Well, I have to be better at remembering where the safe spots are in my house because the plates are lost and not on the wall where they need to be. So sad they weren’t in the professional photos, but I’m hoping I can find them and have them in the final reveal.
Please stay tuned for the reveal Thursday! I am so excited to share this space and all the details of it with you all. Please be sure to visit the Featured Designers and the other Guest Participants as they finish up their spaces.