11.09.2017

One Room Challenge Fall 2017 - WK 6

Welcome back for week six of The One Room Challenge™To get caught up, you can click through the links below:


WK1 | WK 2 | WK 3 | WK 4 | WK 5 | WK 6 | WK 7


Holy crap.  I’m behind.  How is this even possible?  Even with the extra week.  I am still behind.  I suppose it is because I underestimated the amount of time it would take me to cut fabric. Wait, what?





Well remember that whole ‘I don’t usually measure’ crap from Week 2?  It seems when you are sewing stuff, measurements are kinda, sorta, super important.  Side eye.  So I’ve had a bit of performance anxiety about cutting the fabric for roman shades because I only have so much of it with no room for error.  After exhaustively researching many methods for constructing relaxed romans, my take away is this:  get a damn professional to do it




Only, it’s too late for that, so I am pressing on and on and on after calculating more lengths and widths and seams and centers and rings than in my entire HS geometry year.  After much wringing of hands and a million measurements later, I finally cut the first roman today and it took me ALL DAY. The most time-consuming part was getting the dang pattern centered and positioned where I wanted it based on the finished hang length.  And now to match that exactly for the second shade…




At least the lining is cut and sewn for the weight rod pocket for both shades.  After I get the second roman cut tomorrow, I will attach the lining to the face fabric and hand sew the rings for the operating mechanism – which will probably be about as much fun as the time I decided to make a bunch of pom poms by hand.  Not.


After all this labor-intensive fussing, I am going to wear these dang shades around like Scarlet O’ Hara, albeit more Carol Burnett than Vivien Leigh.  When anyone asks I will simply reply: ‘I saw it in the window and I couldn’t resist.’







In other progress news, we hung the Ballard Designs Atoll mirror. Funny aside, when I posted a picture of the mirror last week on my IG, Ballard asked if they could share the photo and I said 'of course' and figured they would share it on one of their IG accounts.






While making a template of the mirror to determine where we needed to drill holes, I got on the website to find out the exact dimensions and saw the picture of the room on Ballard's website - which was totally weird because at first I didn't put two and two together and wondered how in the world they had  a lampshade that looked just like my custom oneBlonde, much? 




I finally decided on a reading chair.  It arrived over the weekend and is in place but you will have to wait until next week to see it because I forgot to snap a picture of it today.  While I had always envisioned a wing back, the smaller size of the chair I ordered works so much better.  The mister, after reading a few nights worth of bedtime stories in it, has pronounced it to be pretty perfect but that a small footstool or ottoman would be nice.  If you give a mouse a cookie…  

Now that the rug is in place, I am loving it more and more.  The colors are perfect in the room and the pattern will work to mask minor mishaps.  The pattern and color play nicely with the other kids in the sandbox…




Wish us luck in these last few days that everything pulls together without a hitch.  Notice I didn’t mention the desk chair or the closet doors.  Still not going to mention them, except to say I don’t like our chances.  So there’s that.

But I don’t want to end on a Rhett Butler note so go check out the superstar progress of the 20 designers and my fellow linking participants




Big shout outs to the hostess with the mostest, Linda and our media partner House Beautiful.  Additionally, we just received word that Home Love Network is partnering to feature one lucky ORC Guest Participant and their room in an upcoming episode! So pretty please with sugar on top come back next week for the big reveal!  At the very least,  I may be parading around in drapery.  So there's that.




6 comments:

Vanessa@decor happy said...

Emily - I cannot wait to see these shades that got you all worked up. I'm sure they will be beautiful - just love the fabric. Well, I love all the patterns going on in the room. Can't wait to see the reveal - you got this!

Tim said...

oh I love that fabric too and think that rug works beautifully with all the different textiles you have in the space. Looking forward to seeing the chair and yay to the mirror!! One week to go now!

Ashley Wilson said...

Oh my goodness- you're hilarious! Good luck with those Roman Shades- the fabric is amazing! I can't wait to see it all come together.

Ariel Garneau said...

love that fabric choice! Excited to see it all come together.

Suzanne Anderson said...

Loved this Gone With the Wind update! And I'm sure you aren't giving yourself much credit, bet those shades will turn out looking flawless. Can't wait to see how your room turns out!

mollie's mom said...

I hear ya. I’ve bought fabric twice and uh oh.... I still have a big problem in the fabric department. I think that I may have to throw in the towel this go round. I was so sure about the second fabric but I posted the other day that this time I’m going the One Room Indecision. Congrats on being on Ballard. That’s big time. And home town for us Atlanta gals!