WK5 of the ORC link up is here and I am going to keep this one short because I am not even close to finishing Project Chinoisy Safari Chic aka my master bedroom. Crikey. While everyone else is busy styling, accessorizing, and putting the finishing zhush on their spaces, I am busy re-enacting an episode of Hoarders. Can’t bring one thing into this bedroom until paint is completed. We are priming and priming and priming those super smooth walls. The dark, glossy walls of my dreams are now my daily nightmare. Seriously. I would have put paint up in WK1 and called it good but this is where we were...
|Sand City, sweetheart|
|the mr. acting as braun|
And here I am on Monday officially OVER it. This is the part where I am cleaning the sanded walls. I won't bore you with details but it involved many wipe downs, both dry and damp and dry again, many, many times to get rid of the dust on the surface. F* these walls is the long and short of what I was thinking at this point.
Finally, some form of paint is going up on the walls! Praise be to wine. The mr. got the first coat of primer up last night. Progress is progress, no matter how small.
By the way, if you have no idea what I am talking about then you need to catch up: WK1, WK2, WK3, WK4. The pros continue to make this ORC thing look easy, but this is what I have learned. Doing a space in 6 wks on a tight budget is HARD. My already healthy wine regimen is quickly becoming triathlon worthy and is helping me to power through or at least cope with the massive pile of stuff building up on and around my kitchen table. So yes, back to Hoarders.
|Keeping it real real over here|
Not being able to bring things into the room, because of paintmaggedon, has led to a pile up of furniture and accessories everywhere. And even for a naturally predisposed hoarder such as myself, this chaos is seriously cramping my style. But enough with the sob story already. I am seeing this thing through - so aside from basically living at Lowe’s and Home Depot, I have been finalizing art and getting my DIY swerve on while I wait for paint to dry. Literally. I am also well aware of the fact that I have yet to show any real progress shots of the room. As I said folks, it will be a hair pulling, down to the wire right kinda show. These snippets will have to suffice as evidence that I am, in fact, doing shit. I also encourage you to follow me on Instagram for up to the minute reality tv.
|this right here is EVERYTHING|
|etchings for the headboard wall|
|love the detail in each one - a total of 4 are going up - they will flank the round sunburst mirror over the headboard|
|gold frames to pop against the dark walls|
|the mr. went to hang the chandy last night and we realized we didn't have a cap|
off I rushed to Lowes but no brass options - so I got a white one and zapped it
|I added a little chinoiserie flair to the shams late last night|
Let’s take a look at what has been accomplished since last week:
Now I am off for a family jaunt this wknd, leaving the mr. behind with a rather long Honey Do list and then he is leaving me high and dry on Monday going into reveal week. This is significant for many reasons, the primary one being that I will see the actual paint color for the first time on the walls when I get back on Sunday. There is a chance that I may totally hate it. Then what?! Then there is the issue of moving everything back into the room on my own. So basically, those super smooth walls that we have busted our asses on for 5 wks will be promptly destroyed by this crazed lady moving heavy furniture and wielding a hammer and drill frantically trying to hang pictures, hardware, mirrors, and baseboards. Crikey is right!
As always, do not forget to check in with my fellow participants!
kisses, mrs. V