As eluded to in the week three update, Nick and I were out of town for most of this week so I have very few updates to share. How about this fun and funky chair I stumbled across while on the road – so pink, so ornate.
Things checked off the list in week four:
- Continued indecision on the leather headboard
- Brunch and brainstorming session for the closet doors
- Lovely realization of a new art source
One benefit of the one room challenge is that it really encourages you to make some decisions. The timeline is long enough to realistically complete a room but short enough to discourage ruminating over every detail. Since I started this adventure, I realized just how easy it is to spend unreasonable amounts of time on tangents and considering infinite possibilities and details. After all, good design really is all about the details. But if you fret over every single decision, nothing will ever take shape. All this is to say… I am ruminating over what to do with the leather headboard. If you remember, this design by thornman is the original inspiration for the headboard.
Stunning. Simple. Cozy. I firmly believe it is the details that make this design so compelling. This is where I admit that my skills are developing and I don’t always have the confidence to DIY something like this in a way that will maintain the same sleek and effortless style. Enter this headboard I stumbled across on the interwebs.
This headboard is certainly less expensive than any DIY I would attempt. It maintains sleek simplicity and I believe the vertical details could enhance the visual height of the room. So I bought the headboard… and I ordered a bunch of leather samples. Keeping my options open. Only week five will tell which direction we pick.
There are two activities that are turning into past times for Nick and I. First, biking around town exploring furniture and home goods stores. The last time we did this corresponded with Pints for Parkinson’s, a charity Brewery Passport. Needless to say, we found a 30% gorgeous floor model couch from rejuvenation and enjoyed discount craft brews. Perfection.
Second, casual brunch and brainstorm. This week we dined at a local spot that features flakey poptarts. While enjoying a lovely raspberry and cream cheese poptart, Nick and I talked through the options for the closet door. The biggest barrier to overcome is that the closet is open from the floor to the ceiling leaving no wall for us to mount the barn door track to. We considered a ceiling mounted track but we couldn’t be sure it would sustain the weight of the door, in which case, we would want to add wheels to the bottom which might be aesthetically displeasing or require the door to hang further from the wall than desired. This week we will pick up an oversized piece of plywood to sand, stain, and finish the edges. Based on its weight, we will order the hardware which will hang behind a decorative valence which we plan to either stain to match the plywood or paint to match the walls/ceiling.
Last but not least, Nick reminded me that our friend now sells her artwork online. Her pieces are all a familiar black and white featuring quirky animals juxtaposed with comedy and inspiration Sammy pulls from her experiences in the surfing community. Nick sent me his favorites. Which do you think would look best in a minimalist frame with a medium-to-large mat?
Things on deck for week five:
- Source and install baseboards
- Source and install the sliding closet door
- Final details and top coat on the dresser
- Install ceiling flush mount and wall sconce
- Think about window treatments
It’s crunch time y’all. I am looking forward to sharing some serious progress with week five, and to fully enjoying the space after the week six reveal. Thank you Linda from calling it home for the continued encouragement and support of the one room challenge.