Hi there, welcome back to my weekly One Room Challenge Entry. For this year’s one-room challenge, I’m focusing on our Master Bedroom. The goal is to revamp this space and turn it into an oasis for my husband and me. I wanted to create a beautiful, relaxing space, and most importantly something that we both love. Even though most of the designs were my idea, I made sure that hubs was very involved in the process.
The bulk of the work being done are DIY projects, but there are some things that I’ve had to outsource to other people to do. I can’t believe that we’re in Week 5 already. I’ve made a ton of progress with the makeover, but there’s still a lot of work to be done.
Catch up on my progress by reading the previous weeks entries:
Week 1 | Week 2 | Week 3 | Week 4 | Week 5 | Week 6 | Week 7 | Week 8
This week was a good one because I finally decided on the direction of my beams. I decided to stick to the original plan and have them on the short length of the recessed ceiling.
I haven’t worked on the beams as this is one of the parts of the project that I would be DIYing. The process involves prepping the wood, so I’ve been waiting for good weather so that I can do the prep outside. We’ve been getting a lot of rain lately, so I decided to start the process in the garage instead. We are only a few weeks away from the end of this challenge, and I knew that if I don’t start working on the beams this week, it could really delay my progress.
I prepped the wood with a pre-stain conditioner. Choosing the right stain was another big decision for me. I tested 4 different stains and narrowed them down to the Golden Oak and Early American stains. I love to get my readers involved in the process as much as possible, so I did a poll on Instagram stories to find out which one you prefer (you can catch my progress in my Instagram story highlights).
Even though the majority chose Early American, I went with Golden Oak last minute as I feel that I needed something a. bit lighter to offset the dark wall. The great thing is that I can always make it look a bit darker if it ends up not looking right. Fingers crossed. But for now, I used 2 coats of the Golden Oak wood stain for the beams.
Fluted Side Table
Another one of my DIY projects for the week was the table for our seating area. I chose to do a fluted end table.
This awesome DIY was inspired by Jenny of Juniper Home. She shared how she created this for the Front entry in her new office space. I fell in love with it immediately and knew it was a design that I wanted to incorporate into the next space that I redid.
I was able to complete this project in a single day and it’s one that you can do too as long as you have all your materials organized beforehand.
You can also watch exactly how I made the fluted side table on my Instagram story highlights. I’m hoping to have a full tutorial of this process on the blog very soon.
The final product is beautiful and very on-trend. I’m pleased with how it turned out. I also love the contrast between the stain and the dark walls.
Still To Do
Overall, I feel that things are coming together nicely for this project. There are only a few weeks left till the big Master Bedroom reveal and a few outstanding tasks.
The first on my list to do next week is to finally hang the beams. I’m so excited to do this as I know that it’s going to pull everything together and the room will finally start to look more complete.
I also plan to start working on the dressers and nightstand. I’ll need to decide on a stain for this too.
I can start to see the light at the end of the tunnel and I look forward to sharing the final reveal with you in a few weeks.
In the meantime, be sure to check out all the other awesome bloggers participating in the One Room Challenge on the blog. Also do not forget to visit the feature designers to see progress on their projects too.
Ariene C. Bethea | At Home With Ashley | Banyan Bridges | Bari J. Ackerman | Brit Arnesen
Brownstone Boys| Cass Makes Home | Dominique Gebru | Gray Space Interiors| Haneen’s Haven
Home Ec. | Nile Johnson Design | Pennies for a fortune | Prepford Wife | Rachel Moriarty Interiors
Sachi Lord | Susan Hill Interior Design | This Is Simplicite | Tiffany DeLangie | Victoria Lee Jones
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