Hey y’all!! We hope your week has been beautiful and blessed! Sorry friends! I’m desperately late with this week’s post, but real life kicked in and dealing with that has been time absorbing and stressful, but hopefully the outcome will be a very, very good thing for mum and I.
Anywho, welcome to week six of the One Room Challenge hosted by the fabulous Linda from callingithome.com and sponsored by House Beautiful Magazine! There is so much talent from the 20 invited decorators and designers and I’m one of the 175 or so guest participants that are allowed to link up our blogs and share in the challenge and fun of doing one room over in 6 weeks! There is so much talent and inspiration from everyone, so please stop by Linda’s blog and check us all out!
Because of the storms and hurricanes effecting so many of the participants, the ORC hosts have extended the challenge this time, giving us an extra week to complete our rooms, so the room reveals will be next week!
Last week was wallpaper and trim, so this week it was all about paint, rugs and final furniture placement. For rugs, I decided to start with a large sisal colored rug that we already had. The adventure of laying this room sized rug in a room already full of furniture was quite strenuous and although we avoided melt downs during the wallpaper and paint, the rug install caused at least 2/3’s of a melt down! Lol!
I ordered two rugs from amazon.com the first one arrived and though I loved it, I wasn’t sure if it was the “perfect” rug, so I uber shopped some more and found one that was a little more expensive, but I thought I might love more. It arrived last week and I do really love it, but I also love the first rug too, so I decided to use them both for a more relaxed, layered bohemian feel.
The new ivory bedding is beautiful, but since I ordered it late, I was only able to get 1 matching sham, so I ordered a pair of ivory matlesse shams from the same site. I’m mixing the ivory shams with white rouched shams that I already have and I love how the different neutral textures are making a beautiful backdrop for the blue and pink accents.
I’m very happy to report that although I used the hot glue gun ALL day reupholstering the little storage bench at the foot of my bed, I didn’t get any major burns and no else was harmed in the process either! And the blue velvet I used turned out beautifully! I was actually looking for a deeper more royal or sapphire blue, but it was a happy accident that it’s a pretty azure and matches an old favorite pillow and my new rugs perfectly!
I had fun blinging up a crystal bowl shade for the ceiling fan with some chandelier fobs that I found on amazon for $9.
We decided that since we may be moving soon, the barn door sliding closet doors and drapes could wait for our new home, so those won’t be getting installed this time. I’m a little sad about that, because I think they would have looked so fabulous in this room! But I’m also sad that the beautiful blue floral toile wallpaper will get left behind in our move too, so it’s a decor Catch 22!
Friends there’s gonna be a lot going on in our lives this coming week, but I’m hoping to make some new pillows and get all the finishing touches done early for the bedroom reveal on Thursday. It seem’s that like people, life is like a box of chocolates, you can never expect what you’re gonna get, and its a whirlwind when the Lord starts releasing everything to come together too! It’s like you’ve been waiting so impatiently, only to find that you’re not quite ready for how fast everything goes when it does start to happen!
I’ll leave you with these thoughts this week from one of my little morning bible studies:
Why does God not give us an immediate response to our every request? Recall that he likens our relationship with him to that of children with a father. (Ps. 103:13) A child cannot rightly expect a parent to grant every request or to do so right away. Some of a child’s requests may be mere passing whims. Others must wait till the time is right. Still others may not be in the child’s best interests or in the best interests of others involved. Furthermore, to concede immediately to a child’s every request would change the relationship to one of master and slave, the child being the master. Similarly, God may in our best interests allow time to pass before his response to our prayers becomes evident. That is his prerogative as our wise Creator, loving Master, and heavenly Father. Fulfilling all our requests right away would distort the proper relationship between us and him.—Isa. 29:16; 45:9. ”
Please take good care of yourselves and your loved ones sweet friends! Hope you have a wonderful week and we’ll see you again soon!
Much love from Mum and me! oxo