Wooooooooowwwww. Even with an extra week, I almost didn’t make it.
When I first started, I thought this small room was going to be a breeze. I even thought it wasn’t worth doing the ORC for, since it wasn’t going to be that big of a change.
Then the ORC gods were like ‘lol, this girl.’
Ok. OK. Some of it may have been self inflicted. Why did self decide this was the time to learn how to build a bedframe and headboard from my brain and upholster it? In the last week. Oh, self, you’re a real pain in my ass.
But, you know what? It’s week
6 7 of the One room challenge and my guest room no longer resembles a crack den hovel!
If you’re wondering what my almost incoherent ramblings about what an ORC is, it’s a biannual event created and hosted by Linda, from Calling it Home. Designers, bloggers, whomever wants to join the madness; choose a room and have 5/6 weeks to complete the refresh/remodel/arson (JK. DON’T DO THAT) and blog weekly with their progress.
I’m not a designer, and I’m barely even a blogger, but, I rate high in neuroticism and I like to spend money. So I’m pretty qualified.
BOOM. Check that shit out.
YOU GUYS. I MADE THAT BEDFRAME. THE WHOLE THING. From a vague idea in my head and my blood, sweat and tears. And a pneumatic upholstery stapler. It took me almost 4 solid days, to make the cuts/build the frame and headboard, upholster it and then attach all the pieces. Hopes and dreams are probably the only thing keeping it together.
I am going to nap so hard on it, later. For like a week. I am so tired and my body doesn’t even want to fuck with me at this point.
I didn’t follow any directions for it. You know me, just bullshitting my way through life. One project at a time. I was maybe going to do a tutorial on it? But, it pissed me off so much that I’m not even sure I took pictures or that it will make sense to anyone else. Idkkkkk. Let me know. It may be pictures of my scribbles as an explanation.
The fabric is from West Elm. I purchased waaaaaay too much of it in a panic, when I had ugly couch reupholstered. When fate has your paint color almost perfectly match the several yards of spare luster velvet, you upholster that bedframe in it.
I am HERE for that tone on tone on tone, ya’ll.
See that fluffy pillow? I had to buy it because my husband was LOVING all my choices in this room and I needed something that he flat out said “NO.” to. Otherwise, the world might fall off its axis. I also like the color of the pillow. Teal, pink and burgundy are quickly becoming a favorite combo for me.
Side note! One might assume that my blog name is because of my love of the colors teal and gray, which is a reasonable assumption. It’s actually the combination of my daughter’s middle name and mine. Yup. My hippie parents named me Madeline Teal. And then filled out all my legal paperwork differently, just for funsies. Thanks, guys.
I struggle with loving beautiful décor, yet functionality is also equally important. If it doesn’t make sense to the room’s purpose, then I don’t want it there. But I want more than a mattress on the floor? I’m hoping that I found a reasonable balance in this room.Mirror / Planter / Throw blankets
Paint – Benjamin Moore Dark Harbor 25% darker (aura flat on walls and regal semi-gloss on trim)
I’ll be spending the whole weekend looking at everyone else’s fantastic reveals, and you should too.