Wednesday, October 16, 2013

One Room Challenge: Week 3 Evaluate...

Welcome back to the One Room Challenge!  This is Week 3 of a 6 week room makeover challenge.  If you are new here, thank you so much for visiting.  You can catch up by visiting here


Week 3.  This is the week I like to call "Evaluate...and Procrastinate"

I'm making over my guest bedroom in a sort of Bohemian Chic meets Palm Beach. 
I thought I had so many wonderful ideas at the start of this.  I'm still enthusiastic, but a bit discouraged that I'm starting to veer off course. 

Here's an assessment of where things stand: 

Remember my fabulous Turquoise Urchin Chandelier? 


 Here's an update:   Yep.  Still in the box.  I'm waiting for my electrician's schedule to free up so he can get to the house to install it!  He KNOWS this is One Room Challenge time!  He *promised* he could do the install within this time frame.  And I'm just crossing my fingers that this baby gets hung in the next 3 weeks.  This will be the *statement* for the room.  Don't make me get my hammer and screws out and nail this sucker to the ceiling!   (Reference from Week 2).


I had a surprise up my sleeve that involved this slab of turquoise: (no, I'm not telling what it is, but this is an *actual photo crop* of the secret item).  Let's just say, I think this surprise twist is going to turn out to be a complete FLOP.  I'm going to have to rethink this.  Bummer!

 
I was able to find a few table lamps for the nightstands.  I tried to find as simple as possible because that sputnik lamp doesn't need any other competition in the room!  I originally posted a photo of the entire lamp but I decided I'm going to make ya'll wait at least another week to see them. 
 (I know the suspense is killing you) 



 I haven't even attempted to hang my window hardware or drapes.  (Though they HAVE been purchased!!!)    I've been procrastinating in hanging them.  The blinds did me in.  Plus I'm charging my drill extra long this time. 

Still no ribbon for the ribbon trim.  Thank you Ms. Lisa Mende for giving me some options of where to purchase Petersham ribbon elsewhere! 
 

And now, in true procrastinating fashion, I thought I'd share with you some pillows I purchased for my sunroom today while I was supposed to be shopping for items for the guest room!   In true Vivid Hue fashion, I spotted the pillows.  Fell in love with them.  And then tried to figure out which room in the house they would fit in.  I decided I could switch some pillows out in the sun room for a bit.   Here's what I ended up with:







 
Pssst, there's the bamboo magazine holder that I got at *the fanciest tag sale in Connecticut*

 
I guarantee I will have more work done next week for the next reveal!  I'd BETTER!  Time is ticking away.  Please check back next week.  And in the meantime, check out the other participants from the One Room Challenge.  In addition to the below, there are over 70 that are participating in the linking challenge (like me).  You can access those from Linda's Calling It Home
 


Vivid Hue Home's One Room Challenge Weekly Progress Posts:

Week 1   |  Week 2    |  Week 3     |  Week 4   |  Week 5  |  Week 5 1/2


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30 comments:

Henhurst Interiors said...

Yes, the suspense is killing me - I am dying to see that fabulous chandelier hung and am very curious about the turquoise slab. And I love your new pillows, who care if they are not in the guest room - this is still progress!

Vel Criste said...

No worries Heather, we all need breaks form our projects, and your 'break' with the pillows made your sunroom more inviting! That chandy is truly a killer!

Vel Criste said...

No worries Heather, we all need breaks form our projects, and your 'break' with the pillows made your sunroom more inviting! That chandy is truly a killer!

Khammany @ Sweet Inspired Home said...

I love the color of your surprise item, so I hope it's not a flop! I want to see you use it!

Junell said...

Everybody loves a tease! Looks like lots of design goodness is brewing. Can't wait to see the chandy hung; it is a beaut.

Jessie said...

You are quite the teaser, Heather! Looking forward to see the mysterious surprise item and the lamps.

Your new pillows are a great addition for your sunroom. They matched your rug and blue chairs perfectly!

P/S: Don't forget to enter my current giveaway! :)

http://www.mixandchic.com/2013/10/giveaway-200-decorausa-store-credit.html

Jessie
www.mixandchic.com

Kerry Steele- Design du Monde said...

You are so funny. What is it about week three that has us standing around going, "uuuuuuh"? I bought stuff I did not plan on using in my room either.

Improvement List said...

You are the right...week three is where I realized I really need to step this up! I love your sneak peek pictures. Can't wait to see how the room turns out.

Elisa of Fancy Free Me said...

I like the whole evaluate....procrastinate thought ;) Made me chuckle. Loving the sunroom pillows.

Kim said...

I find that in the middle of one project I have my best ideas for another project that I didn't even know I was working on!! So goes the life! The chandy is worth the wait!! xo

Beth of designPOST Interiors said...

You'll get it all done! Procrastinate is the name of my game...I like the adrenaline rush of cramming :) And get your money back for that illusive ribbon!

Kim @ Plumberry Pie said...

That chandy is one of my favorites. Can't wait to see it in the room! I'll be following along w/ya. Look forward to next week! And I'm right there along side you with this challenge. I was definitely feeling a lack of motivation this week. Hope you'll stop by to check it out.

Kris @ Driven by D├ęcor said...

No worries - it will all come together in the end. With a light fixture as fabulous as that, there's no way the room won't be awesome!

Jessica said...

I do this too--if things don't line up for me on one project, or if I get stuck, I start another project. I have enough projects going to last me ten years.

Sorry about the turquoise flop. It happens sometimes. Any room with that light fixture in it will be great, though. Love the striped pillows!

Linda {Calling it Home} said...

I am sure your electrician will make it by in the next 3 weeks. I would love to know what the turquoise is for and why it may not work out. New pillows are like new shoes...they always feel good.

The Pink Pagoda said...

I'm dying to see that fixture up!! Isn't it tiresome when they can't come right away?

Andrea said...

Don't be too hard on yourself, you have done so much already. And it looks FANTASTIC! You'll get it done!! And I love what you have done in your sunroom... GORGEOUS!!!

XOXO,
The Glam Pad

Kimber McGallagher said...

Um, if that fixture is still in the box, please just go ahead and ship it to me. :) xoxo

mrs. V | Chez V said...

Feeling you big time this week. WK3 was a 'holy crap what have I gotten myself in for?' kinda week. I know you will get it all together in the end!

Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door said...

You are one good tease my friend. :) I can't believe that ribbon still hasn't arrived. We need to raise hell on those people!!

Patty Rumaker said...

Yes I too can get easily distracted from one project to another and veer of course, but that's okay as eventually I get back to the right place. I adore that light fixture, and look forward to seeing your reveal. Hang in there!
Patty at Home and Lifestyle Design

Albertina M. Cisneros said...

I want to see that chandy in action...and dying to see what that turquoise piece is for??

stephanie at Stephanie Kraus Designs said...

Procrastinate? looks like you are making headway to me! JUST fabulous!! LOVE that chandy I need to see it hung!!!

Eris Wiggins said...

Dying to see those lamps!!

Suburban Charm said...

I have been procrastinating too...I painted over the weekend and have not done a thing since!

LOVE your sunroom!!! The colors are beautiful and the chandelier is absolutely beautiful!

pam {simple details} said...

Oooh, I think you should tell us what the turquoise slab is for ~ I'd bet on bloggers any day to figure out a way to make it work! :)

willowinteriors said...

"Evaluate and Procrastinate"!!! Love it! Because I felt the same this week...ended up posting a gallery wall (that i designed on the computer--i don't even have frames yet)! I think now that we are over the hump we will all race to the finish. Can't wait to see your space! So colorful! And that chandelier...I die!

Carrie @ Cosy Carolina Interiors said...

Ah, suspense! I can't wait to see the chandelier hung--that is the most amazing piece!! And to find out the rest of your surprises. Good luck!

Karena Albert said...

I can see that it is all going to turn out beautifully and the suspense is killing mew!

xoxo
Karena
2013 Designer & Artists Series

Delia said...

Awesome chandelier Heather! Hang in there:-)

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