Here we are at Week 6 of the ONE ROOM CHALLENGE

THE ONE ROOM CHALLENGE was extended one week (for the first time ever due to all the natural disasters of late). This is WEEK 6 and the FINAL REVEAL will be WEEK 7.


I apologize for a gap in reporting on my project.

Between the monthly flea market where I am a vendor.

and HALLOWEEN, it has been a whirlwind of muddy pumpkins, costumes and candy.

The visits to the pumpkin patch (twice):

The HOMEMADE Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia Costumes:


So, back to the room…


No ORC is ever complete without a trip to IKEA and a night of Swedish Meatballs.

Besides walking throughout the entire store for inspiration, I needed to consider the baskets and the sheets:

Do you think we stayed too long?



The gallery wall is coming together although I am wanting to replace the large beach image on the upper left. I don’t know that I can pull it off in time.  I tried to incorporate Jimmy Smits from How to Get Away With Murder into the gallery wall last night.  Love the pop of red and the dark contrast not to mention, el hombre guapo!  See how that dresser is still very UNPAINTED.

I love the indigo blues and rich reds in this quick shot I took of a tanker in Astoria last weekend, but I want the picture to be more interesting.

After some perusing on MINTED, I found these:

San Francisco is only one of my favorite cities in the world.  Which would you choose?

A)Overlooking the Golden Gate, where my husband proposed:


B) Baker Beach, where we had our wedding pictures taken. They are both pretty wonderful.  Which one do you like?


Here’s a little embroidery project in the works that justifies occasional Netflix binging – it’s for the room also because you know, its all in the details.

I am incorporating some colors into the indigo mix to liven things up. This will be one more layer of interest along with some lovely Pendleton pillows.


The rings have to be hand sewn onto the curtains as they are extremely heavy and the drapery hooks simply won’t do.


I am happy with the sconces for the price although I need some rods to hide the wires it would appear.



I can’t tell you everything…I have to leave some things a surprise.

What color will I paint the DRESSER? I am about to pull the trigger or in this case, load the paint brush.

And I have some painting to do this weekend on the doors and trim. We are down to the wire here. I was hoping for a glorious sunlit afternoon next week with the natural light just right to capture the room.

So, hang in there and next week I will show you what I’ve got!

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