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Wednesday, March 6, 2013

One Room Challenge- Week 5!

I can't believe we are already into the 5th week of the One Room Challenge!  This week, I tackled the window situation in B's room.  


I had hung his striped nursery curtains in the room when I moved him over to his current room, so the big hardware needed to come down.  After I took it down, the wall had several holes in it from the wall anchors.  I got out my drywall repair kit to fix it up.

Don't tell my mom I *may* have used a silver butter knife to spread the spackle.

It really is easy to patch small holes in drywall.  You just spread the spackle over the holes, filling them in as well as you can, and then wait a few hours for it to dry.

Then you use a fine-grit sandpaper and sand it completely smooth.  The dried spackle will stay in the holes.

Then just touch it up with paint, and your walls are as good as new (although obviously I would avoid hanging something in the patched/ filled area).

So enough of the gritty part- let's talk about the pretty part!

Instead of heavy panels, I had a roman shade made with the Quadrille blue and white fabric.  This fabric was a splurge, but I trimmed it in really inexpensive red grosgrain ribbon.  I love using trim on roman shades when the shades are either a solid fabric or have a small-scale pattern.  

When I am hanging shades for clients, I always engage a professional installer.  But I have watched them do it so many times that I figured we could do it ourselves.  I had the shade made to be mounted all the way up to the molding, to make the ceilings look high, and outside the window frame.  I knew that the window is always mounted in studs, so it was easy to find studs in which to hang it (this is very important, since a roman shade is really functional.  You don't want someone to yank it off the wall!).

My handsome installer got to work with the drill and L brackets, and he had it hung in no time!

Without showing too much of the room...




Stay tuned next week for art and accessories!  We're almost there!!!

Be sure to check out the progress of the other ORC girls this week!




22 comments:

Natalie {Designer Bags and Dirty Diapers} said...

love watching your room transform! The Roman Shade look great and you are a girl after my own heart using a butter knife to spackle- I use random stuff all the time- ie an eyeliner brush to do trim work!

Kim said...

The room is looking so happy and fresh. Love the quadrille and grosgrain together!! xo

Ashley said...

The shade is the perfect combination of baby blue and red. Love the classic look!

Sadie + Stella said...

That roman shade is killing it!!

Julia | Pawleys Island Posh said...

Girl, this looks fantastic! I'm in love with roman shades with bold trim. And fab use of really nice fabric!

Kathleen DiPaolo said...

I LOVE, LOVE the Roman shade. The room is going to be FAB!

Stacey said...

Love the contrast piping on the roman shade. It looks amazing!

Bethany [at] Powell Brower Home said...

looking GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD in the neighborhood!

Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door said...

Beautiful roman shade! This rooms is just wonderful, I can't wait to see the rest!

The Pink Pagoda said...

The roman shade is FANTASTIC!! Those colors are so great together. Can't wait to see everything!

LindsB said...

That shade is stunning, its like the icing on the cake, its going to make the whole room for sure!

pam {simple details} said...

Loving your fresh color combination and how it's coming together! Fabulous shade and trim detail!

René said...

Everything about that shade is perfect! Lucky boy!

Mary Ann at classic•casual•home said...

LOVE the Roman shade...the color combo and the way you trimmed it. So fresh and pretty. This is exciting.

Nancy said...

That shade is perfection. I love when they are professionally made and hung- no worries. Im tackling mine myself this time...wish me luck.
xo Nancy
Powellbrowerhome.com

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

Beautiful, Sarah! Absolutely love the color palette - the red is so unexpected and so vibrant!

www.chattafabulous.blogspot.com

Nicole Scott said...

That's a great looking roman shade! Such a cute colour palette! I'm gonna use it somewhere somehow!

Naomi@DesignManifest said...

so so good. I absolutely love the pattern, the color mix and the fact that you hung them nice and high.

LOVE IT.

A ndrea said...

Everything looks AMAZING!!

XOXO,
The Glam Pad

SHERRY HART said...

Gorgeous. I love a pretty roman shade...especially trimmed out like that!

barbara@hodge:podge said...

Oh my....that is one amazing shade! I am loving the peek of what we saw, can't wait to see it all!

Jessie said...

I really love the window treatment! The roman shade with the trims are so pretty!

Jessie
www.mixandchic.com

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