Woah! What a week it has been during the One Room Challenge | Week One! They don’t call it a C H A L L E N G E for nothing that is for sure!
As you can see, I was able to finish several items on the list. However, not without a few issues.
The first being the rug that I selected and which is shown on my concept board above. It shows a lot of burgundy, navy, rust, teal and cream.
I loved this rug and it would have been exactly the color palette I needed to tie into the built-ins that we will be adding to our bedroom.
But, the honest truth is, the sample came and I was so disappointed in the color difference from the website vs. in person. The actual rug has a lot of pink, lavender and purple. So much so, I thought they sent me the wrong rug! (See the color difference below) A great lesson to learn here, if possible, ALWAYS order a sample.
I was not going to let these minor issues derail my original plan. I quickly found not one but two vintage rugs for less than the price of the original rug I chose for this project. They will be arriving today and I can’t wait to see them in the room. Watch my Instagram stories this week to see which one is the winner!
Next, the second snafu with the One Room Challenge was when I opened the tile on Tuesday. I couldn’t wait to unbox these beautiful tiles. They arrived very securely with no damage to the tiles whatsoever.
Unfortunately, they were not the burgundy color I had hoped for. The tiles were more purple in color. However, the customer service at Cle Tile is INCREDIBLE and they resolved the issue quickly and more tiles are on the way as I type this post!! Thrilled to be partnering with them on my first One Room Challenge.
Another win for Week One is Eric built the frame for the ottoman. Dang it is going to be SOOOOO GOOD. The vintage rug arrived that I will use as the seat cushion and it was perfect.
On Monday, I dropped off the plywood to the upholster to custom fit the padding and fabric to the size. Our upholster is 81 years old, so incredible and has been in the business and teaching the art of upholstery for a very long time.
Once I finish cleaning the frame, priming it and painting it, we will attach the upholstered top and it will be complete. I will be providing a separate post on the entire DIY of this piece once it is complete. Here’s a little peak at the frame (unpainted) and fabric for the ottoman.
Here is a list of my goals to complete by the end of the One Room Challenge | Week Two:
Looks like I have plenty to keep me busy for the next 7 days – so I’m signing off now to go paint!
What do you think so far? I’d love to hear from you in the comments below.
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Until next week…
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As owner of Kari Beckett Design, she has transformed interiors for people in Illinois and e-design clients throughout the US.
With her love of both white walls, as well as bold colors in smaller spaces, she enjoys blended, cohesive aesthetics. Kari mixes in vintage pieces to create unique, eclectic designs. Kari injects a bit of Modern Transitional style in each of her projects, and the real magic happens when her clients trust her design eye expertise.
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