One Room Challenge - Week 5: Lessons I Learned and Why Coffee is my Best Friend

Should I tell you all the great things happening in the space?   Or should I tell you about a couple of little setbacks?  My husband always says to me, Do you want the good news or bad news first?  Of course I reply:  No bad news, all good please!!  I'm going to start with the good:

The floors are painted!  Hooray!  

 

 It created an optical illusion with the lines, kind of cool, looks rounded.  I basically free formed this, letting it develop.  This will serve as my 'area rug' for the work desk in this space.  We will be polying the floor to protect all this work.

It created an optical illusion with the lines, kind of cool, looks rounded.  I basically free formed this, letting it develop.  This will serve as my 'area rug' for the work desk in this space.  We will be polying the floor to protect all this work.

We hung the pendant in the space where the old 80's (some say retro) light fixture resided.

 My Paris Loft vibe is showing through!  I'm seeing this space as my haven and studio.

My Paris Loft vibe is showing through!  I'm seeing this space as my haven and studio.

The previous low bookshelves that I put all my Fabric samples on got a major face lift!  It went from drab gray to a really amazing green.

 The before, they were ok...but needed some color.

The before, they were ok...but needed some color.

 Hello Gorgeous!!!  I'm in love with this green color...Benjamin Moore Seaweed 2035-10 in a high gloss.  Rawwwrrrrr! 

Hello Gorgeous!!!  I'm in love with this green color...Benjamin Moore Seaweed 2035-10 in a high gloss.  Rawwwrrrrr! 

So there is the good!!!  Now for the frustrating not so good.  I opened up my light fixtures and found that there were only 3, when there should be 4.  The lesson to this story is:  Always open up all boxes to inspect, so in this case it can be rectified immediately.  I waited until yesterday...I know better!  I do it for clients, but thought all was good for me.  I called Lampsplus and they helped me immediately.  Fingers crossed it will get here before the big reveal!  I also ordered a pillow from Etsy that was to be an emerald green velvet(it actually came from Ireland!)....well since there are no samples it came and wasn't quite the right green.  I may still use it.  The swing arm lamps weren't the right gold, they were more of a brass..

 It might be hard to tell from this photo, but the swing arm lamps were more of a chartreuse like color and the pendant was more of a warm, gold color.  So off they went to my spray booth (aka, backyard with cardboard).

It might be hard to tell from this photo, but the swing arm lamps were more of a chartreuse like color and the pendant was more of a warm, gold color.  So off they went to my spray booth (aka, backyard with cardboard).

 Ahhh, much better!  You'll see them in the space next week.  They will be hanging above the Inspiration Boards that I'm creating.

Ahhh, much better!  You'll see them in the space next week.  They will be hanging above the Inspiration Boards that I'm creating.

So what's left?  Inspiration Boards -  I have an idea to use some foam insulation as the base....stay tuned.

                          Hanging of the Lights - With any luck, I will have 4!

                          Clear coat of the floor

                          Window Treatments!

                          Daybed area.....still working on that plan.

                          Paint the large bookcase backs with the green.

                          Drink large amounts of coffee...better yet, IV stat!!

Follow along with the other One Room Challenge Participants!  We are closing in on this challenge and I'm looking forward to seeing the Final Reveals!! (Including my own...)

xoxo,

Jenn