One Room Challenge – Week 5

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It’s the beginning of Week 5 of the One Room Challenge.

Things are starting to come together!

Everything except the built-in bookshelf is painted.

The closet doors and closet organizer all came out. We patched, sanded, and painted everything, and yesterday I wallpapered the inside of the closet.

I’m in love

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Progress on the Furniture

For now, the dresser is staying in its original condition. I’m really liking how it looks and I also don’t want to have too much white in the space.

We applied the inlays to the desk with some wood glue and a few brad nails. Then gave it a coat of paint.

Wallpapering & Painting

All of the walls and the beams have been painted since last week and what a difference the white makes with the light in the space. I think the beams have made the biggest impact so far.

The back wall of the closet is wallpapered. I haven’t wallpapered with regular wallpaper in years but it was like riding a bike, it came back to me very quickly.

The repeat on the wallpaper was 21″ so there was quite a bit of waste. I was originally going to wallpaper the whole closet but I feel like it actually was better to just do the back wall. The walls were very out of square and I would have had to buy another roll to do it.

Once shelving goes up, I don’t think the added effort or expense would even make that big of a difference.

We are definitely in the home stretch going into the One Room Challenge Week 5

More Progress

I’ve heard from Boutique Rugs that my rug is shipping soon. If you want to purchase a rug from Boutique Rugs use my discount code: LIVINGLARGE to get an additional 5% off their already discounted prices.

My fabric is here and I did have to change that up a little bit. Below is what I originally wanted but the check had a 5-yard minimum order and I certainly don’t need that much fabric so I switched it.

These are the fabrics that I ended up getting. I actually think the ticking is more in keeping with the Country French vibe that I’m going for.

I’m going to make pillows and refinish a chair with them for the room.

I have ordered some prints for the walls that I need to get framed this week.

I’ve also ordered lamps and fingers crossed I will like them when they arrive.

Country French Decor

As we go into Week 5 we will be wrapping up the big things.

The daunting project we have left is painting the built-in bookshelves and it’s a big job.

We are getting close to the end of the One Room Challenge!


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  1. Lynn, it looks beautiful! I can’t wait to see it finished. I love the blue and white.

    1. It’s starting to come together and I’m pretty excited about it now. I still have a few more things to do to tie it all together.

  2. Love it
    It looks great, good ideal to just do the back wall, too much more money to make a difference your right
    Great job

    1. It also was some small awkward cuts that I just didn’t want to deal with 🙂

  3. I love the wallpaper you chose! Here in FL, all the houses have an orange peel texture on the walls, so I can’t wallpaper! I’m so jealous because I want to wallpaper so bad!! I think the ticking fabric was a good choice since you’re going for a country-French vibe! I can’t wait to see the finished room!

    1. What is that about the south and textured walls? Our Annie has them in her house in Dallas! I don’t know if it works but love vs. design wallpaper (peel and stick) has two kinds of paper, one for smooth walls and one for textured. It might be worth looking into.

  4. Love the blue and white, and that wallpaper? Yes, please! Can’t wait to see it all come together.

    1. I’m just so happy with everything.