ORC Update: Week Two Progress

This week…you guys…what a week! I don’t really even have the words to adequately convey what this week has been like because it’s been THAT all over the place. In my heart I know things are going to fall into place because they always do but I’m a planner. A big time planner. I wear the “I’m totally organized! I’ve got it all planned out! This is going to be Ah-Mazing!” label around like a badge of honor. So when things change as much as they’ve changed this week it feels like no amount of brownies will fix the high strung, wide open feelings that accompany those changes…and yet…like we always say here at The Goat…there have been ample opportunities to practice giving and receiving grace. As always a big thank you to Linda of Calling It Home for hosting the One Room Challenge. Here’s a look at our progress for week two…

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You may remember I mentioned in Friday’s post we would be hosting guests over the weekend so I wasn’t really sure how much we’d get done on the master bedroom makeover. We spent all of last week getting ready for our company because as I may have also mentioned we’re in the middle of an office makeover too and the house looked like a cross between a construction zone and ten craft project explosions all at the same time. We mostly got everything settled before they came and even though I had junk stuffed everywhere (under the beds, the chairs, the benches, the dressers, the closets…it was that bad) they were so gracious and loving. We had a really great time. Sunday, we were able to move the furniture into the center of the room and paint the walls.

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We originally had picked out a color by Valspar that was called City Chic (the one on the top). It was really pretty but once we tried it against the white trim and saw the paint color transition from the bedroom to the bathroom we decided that Valspar’s Cathedral Stone would be a better choice.

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On Monday, I gave the matching nightstands a weathered feel by layering paint and wax. You can read all about that process here if you missed it.

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Tuesday found us with the room completely painted and ready to start the board and batten installation. After putting board and batten in the office and having to paint the drywall and the boards and batten simultaneously we decided to see if having the dry wall painted first would save any time.

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It wasn’t until Wednesday night we finished installing all of the board and batten so now we have to fill in the nail holes, caulk all the seams, sand and prime before we start painting. I think it’s going to look really nice though. If you’re wondering about the paint color, the darker color was taken at 730 pm and this one was taken at 130 pm. The difference is huge, right?

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Today, I’m going to try and finish painting as many of the pieces of furniture as I can. There is a small debate about this huge dresser that will all but carry the wall between the two windows and as well as a discussion the media cabinet that holds the TV and will also have to carry the wall. I know all the professionals say, “NO electronic devices in the bedroom!” I totally get it but everyone has their compromises and their non-negotiables. We’ll see how it all shakes down in the end.

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While we’re talking about compromises and non-negotiables, in addition to furniture placement changes which affects the furniture paint color choices, these are all the other changes that have happened this week…

The paint color…

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The floor stencil…

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The chair…

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Some of the pillows…

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Maybe the mirror and artwork…this one…I can’t even talk about it, you guys…

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And finally, we’re going to look for wall lamps instead of sconces this weekend because we realized we’re not exactly hardwired for sconces.

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This is probably a totally lofty goal but I’m really hoping we can have the board and batten finished as well as all of the furniture settled and painted by the weekend. That way, if all goes well, we’ll be able to concentrate on tearing out the carpet and then preparing, priming and painting before finally stenciling the floors next week.

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Oh my word, you guys, just writing all the stuff out makes me feel like baking a pan of brownies right now ha ha! So much work left!

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Until next time, I’ll see you on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest.

 

Many blessings,

CoCo

Comments

  1. says

    It is looking so great Coco! I know changes in your plan can be so stressful, but having the flexibility will also add to the design of the room in the end. I can’t wait to see that floor! It is going to be ah-mazing!

    The board and batten is so striking with the darker color. It’s going to be great!
    Nancy

    • says

      Aww, thanks so much Nancy! It’s definitely been a roll with the flow kind of week. I’m still excited we’re going to be able to pull it all off in time! Heading over to your blog now, Hugs, CoCo

    • says

      Thanks so much, Roxanne, I’m excited for the board and batten to be finished and for the wall change color too. I think it will make a huge difference once everything else is in place. I’m sending you big hugs and lots of cheers as we head into week 3, CoCo

  2. says

    Oh man! So much to do, but I am so anxious to see the result! Love your plan and choices, but CANNOT wait for the stencilled floor. Bring it on, girlie! You got this! It will be AMAZING! XOXO Susie from THe CHelsea Project

    • says

      You are so sweet, Susie, thank you! I think once I get through the stenciled floors next week I’ll feel so much better about everything. It feels like time is flying by at warp speed! Hugs, CoCo

  3. Kim says

    I can’t wait to see that floor! Everything is looking wonderful! I don’t know how you get all of this done so quickly – I am exhausted just reading about all the painting!!!!

    • says

      I’m excited about the floors and totally nervous about it all at the same time, Kim. ha ha I know what you mean about all the painting, It feels like it’s taking forever to get all finished but I know it will come all come together. Sending you hugs for a happy weekend, CoCo

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      Oh my gosh, Bre, I can honestly say those stenciled floors are what I’m worried about the most. It’s going to be such a fun project but oh my word probably super involved. I’m stocking up on brownie batter as we speak ha ha! Hugs, CoCo

    • says

      Such sweet words, Linda, thank you so much! I’m definitely a little worried but also excited about stenciling the floors. Fingers crossed it comes together as pretty in real life as it does in my head 🙂 Big hugs and see you tomorrow at the link up, CoCo