10.31.2013

WK5 ORC Updates

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 bedroomCrikey.  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


18 comments:

Kerry Steele- Design du Monde said...

With each post I see bits of hell that I lived in my dining room. I feel for you. Get furniture sliders for the heavy stuff your back will thank you.

Michelle Woeller said...

Those walls have really given you a hard time! But don't give up!! From the looks of your accessories and bedding, it will come together beautifully in the end! Pour another glass of wine! :-) Elle

Nancy {at} powellbrower at home said...

Oh man, I feel you. The walls are eating you alive but will be SOOOO worth it. Wish we could all run in to help you paint! You'll feel so much better when that's done, the rest will be cake. It will be fabulous. Did you do those monograms on your shams yourself? Awesome, really. Hang in there and good luck.
xo Nancy

Heather@Tatter and Fray said...

I'm soooo sorry about paintmageddon, but it will be worth it in the end! And I was spray painting that EXACT same white chandelier cap last night, too! :) You can do it...and I cannot wait to see the end product.

Elisa of Fancy Free Me said...

OH NO! darn those walls! You'll get through, I'm following along on insta now for updates!! I can't wait to see everything next week!!

SHERRY HART said...

Yeah...those walls would make me want to punch somebody. Better you than me my friend. But I am well aware of budgets so you save there and spend somewhere else! I am liking those little peeks of the accessories.

Kimber McGallagher said...

Oh honey I am so sorry! I so wish I could help. I'd bring wine too! I know it will be awesome and well worth it in the end.

Andrea said...

Poor thing... take deep (mask covered) breaths... It is all going to be OK! I think you have done more than you give yourself credit for, and once that paint is finished, everything will fall into place! Your room is going to look fantastic!! A well-deserved sanctuary!

XOXO,
The Glam Pad

stephanie at Stephanie Kraus Designs said...

Those walls are going to be crazy good when you are done! HAng in there... all your artwork looks fab can't wait for the reveal!

therelishedroost said...

I think it will be really great, the wall are just he backdrop for the great things you have!
Good luck!!

MFAMB said...

here's the thing though..i'm gonna bet that no one is sanding the shit out of their walls for a smooth surface for which to lacquer. mmmkay?
drink less wine and regain your damn focus. think rocky!
eat some raw eggs and shit. wear a gray sweatsuit and run your ass to the finish line screaming ADRIENNE along the way!

that was my version of a pep talk.

Linda {Calling it Home} said...

LMAO over what MFAMB just said. I agree, sort of. You are rebuilding a room. That is much harder than what most of us are doing. Good luck. I always ask a neighbor to help me move the heavy stuff.

Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door said...

You are rockin it my friend. You are in the final mile of the marathon, hang in there and know I'm drinking right along with you. Oh, and thanks for making me those cute shams! What are you going to put on your bed?! :)

Barclay @ Gracious Home said...

What're you talking about! It's coming along great! The walls are a bit of a set-back, but, it takes time to CREATE FABULOUS!!

Kimberly Lemmon said...

Praise to wine indeed. Sorry for the troubles, I know you must feel completely overwhelmed. In love with the etchings and can't wait to see it all come together!!

Vel Criste said...

Hahaha! Thank God for wine right?! Love all the accessories you've chosen for the space, I can only picture it in my head right now but seeing it all together next week makes me think total Glam! Good luck, I know all the hoarding and paintmegaddon will be worth it in the end!

The Pink Pagoda said...

Did you do this painting yourself, Emily? I love it so much!!! Also, I just finished my ORC and the entire rest of my house looks like a bomb went off.

Julia | Pawleys Island Posh said...

Did you paint that amazing pink gorgeousness. If so, we need to have another talk :)