One Room Challenge // Week 5
Welcome to week 5 of the One Room Challenge! (Not sure what that is? You can find my previous posts in this series here: week 1, week 2, week 3 & week 4.) Of course you can’t see it but right after I typed the first sentence, I covered my face with my hands in dismay. Why? Well, at this point in time I am realizing that I won’t finish this room to the extent that I was hoping for. I underestimated the time it would take me to paint the dining set, and was too optimistic when it came to some other considerations – mostly availability of time, energy and transportation.
Transportation, you ask? Well, I don’t have my license and the nearest IKEA is a 45 minute drive away. I didn’t think it would be that hard to get a ride there in the six weeks of this challenge, but other life things have interfered and it just hasn’t worked out. In the meantime, I’ve been taking driving lessons and was so wishing I could just drive myself, but I will have to pass that darn driver’s test first.
Not finishing is bothering me, as it feels a bit like failure (well technically, I guess I AM failing the challenge!). But I suppose life will go on… :)
Sadly, these IKEA fabrics that I fell in love with won’t be a part of next week’s reveal.
But I hope to make it to IKEA pretty soon and will keep working on the room after the challenge is done. I can see so clearly in my head how it will come together, but it will take some time and elbow grease to actually get it there.
Moving on – what DID I get done this week?
All four chairs have at least one coat of black paint on them. I am loving the black look.
I also put a coat of purple paint on the shelving unit.
Another sweet addition to the dining room is an orchid that Ben got me for Valentine’s Day.
What really got me was that he color co-ordinated the pot with the color he knew I was painting the shelving unit in. He pointed it out to me when he gave it to me and told me the considerations that had gone into picking that particular orchid. That’s my man!
And here’s the current mess that the room is right now. I really need to fold that basket of laundry.
Don’t forget to check out the progress that my fellow One Room Challenge bloggers have made! Can’t wait to see the final results of their rooms next week!
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