One Room Challenge Week Four: Bed, Blinds, and Beads

Can you believe that it is week four of the One Room Challenge?! That means that there are only two more weeks until we wrap this up. YIKES! We still have so much to do!

This week I’m sharing  the Bed, Blinds, and Beads, A.K.A. some bits and pieces of what we’ve been up to. You know, the things that we’ve finished and the stuff that has gone wrong. Oh yes. There is always something that goes wrong. Especially this late in the game. Without further ado…

Upholstered Tufted Bed Headboard

The Bed (Headboard)

This is one of those items that we were so looking forward to getting! When I first spoke with my daughter about the things she would like to have in her room, her biggest request was a tufted headboard. So we scoured the internet looking for a piece that would fit her liking and also our budget. I found this headboard and we fell in love.

However, I was slow to pull the purchasing trigger and the headboard was sold out the next day. Everywhere.  A week passed and even though I looked every day, I could not find it in stock. We were so frustrated because there really wasn’t anything else that fit the bill like the wavy curves of this beauty.

Finally, through some sort of miracle, we found it online at Walmart and it was shipped to our home within a few days. Yay!

One Room Challenge Bed, Blinds, and Beads

The Blinds

Because of the electric baseboard heaters in our daughter’s bedroom, we knew that we wouldn’t be able to use full-length curtains.  I absolutely love curtains and how they can easily soften a room, so I was a bit disappointed that they wouldn’t work in here. For now, we opted for white faux wood blinds.  They are plain and simple, but totally get the job done.

White Faux Wood Blinds

The Beads (Chandelier)

So pretty, but such a pain in the booty. We thought we would be able to quickly install this lovely chandelier from Ikea, especially since my hubby has replaced plenty of light fixtures before. We were wrong. It came with attached pieces that have been, ahem, interesting to attempt to remove. So, we are mulling over our options, since we don’t want this chandelier hanging almost down to the floor.

Acrylic Glass Chandelier Beads

Barring any other major setbacks (oh, please let this lighting thing work out!) we are doing ok. Let’s check and see what is still on the to-do list.

  • Remove old carpet and replace flooring
  • Paint walls, trim, & doors
  • Replace old electrical plates, outlets, and switches
  • Add new lighting
  • Install window coverings
  • Create a workspace that can also double as clothes storage
  • Bring in color and textures with accessories
  • Organize craft & art supplies, books, toys, and clothing

We are currently working on an exciting building project that will knock your socks off.  I’ll be sharing that next week, so stayed tuned!

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