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Thursday, October 24, 2013

Progress!

Good Morning everyone!

This is the fourth week of the six weeks challenge over at Calling It Home


Well, I think we have finally made some progress on the bedroom/nursery.

This week we hung the wallpaper (yeah!).


Oh my goodness - this was the EASIEST wallpaper I have EVER hung.
I can't believe we put off doing this for weeks thinking it was going to be difficult.

If you are looking for a bead board look and don't have the tools
 or the ability to put up "real" bead board
 I would recommend this wallpaper.

It gives the exact same look and
 is WAY easier to do.

Plus, it looks FABULOUS!

Now, we need to get the chair rail and paint. 
However, the paper needs to sit for several days before we paint
 to make sure it is really dry.  
I hope to do that this weekend -
maybe Sunday afternoon?
We shall see.

We have also been working on the windows.

Remember that material I ordered on OnLineFabrics.com?
Well, look what we did with it.






I still want to find some curtain panels
but so far I haven't been able to find what I want.

I might not be able to find them
before the end of the challenge - but I'm going to try.

If not, the shears looks okay for now.  
That is something else we will just have to "wing".




Dan even made them with a shelf so I can decorate
on top when we get to the decorating stage of the room.
Don't you just love Nemo?

(I'll post a tutorial on how we did the valances
 in a future post.)


So, that's what we have been doing this week.

I finally feel like we got something accomplished
this week after several weeks of 
detours.

Now, we're off to Lowe's to get the paint, chair rail, and some flowers for outside.

Have a super week!

23 comments:

  1. I LOVE that fabric. LOVE the color and the starfish and the fact it isn't an obvious repeat. I love what you did with it too!

    Beautiful!

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    1. Thanks! I think they turned out pretty well.

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  2. Looking good. I am thinking of making valances for our place. I have done it before, just not that difficult.
    We finally heard from MLGW. They will try to start the electrical installation tomorrow. We hope so.

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    1. That is fantastic! I know that you are so ready to get the electric hooked up to the cottage. Looking forward to seeing everything come together for you.

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  3. Your fabric valance is so adorable! I can't wait to see the entire room. I love nothing more than a cute nursery!

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    1. Thanks Renee - hoping it all comes together in the next two weeks - but we have so much more to do! We shall have to wait and see.

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  4. Great valence - looking forward to seeing the tutorial!

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    1. Thanks Kris - will get that tutorial together soon.

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  5. That wallpaper is a great alternative to wainscoting. Love the valance and the fabric. Moving right along over here.

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    1. Thanks Linda - we are trying to get it all done!

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  6. Oh I was thinking of using bead board wall paper in one of my bedrooms. It is nice to see how great it looks in your room. What kind is it?

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    1. Hi - The wallpaper is called Wall Doctor - it is really think and will cover things like paneling or cracked plaster. We didn't have that problem but they advertise that it will cover these problem areas. It is pre-pasted and really easy to use. I will say that when it is wet it will tear - but other than that we didn't have any problems with it at all. Hope that helps!

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    2. Oops! I meant to say that the wallpaper is really THICK! Silly fingers on the keyboard! LOL!

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  7. Yeah, so happy for you. Both wallpaper and valance look great, I love the pretty fabric, it will work well for the guestroom / nursery combo.
    Have a great weekend!
    Hugs,
    Sue

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    1. Hi Sue - Thanks so much! I can't believe it took us so long to actually do it. Hope things are going well for you - how is the weather up your way? Things have finally cooled off here - it was actually 62 degrees this morning - but it won't last. Calling for temps back up near 90 by the end of next week. Ugh! Have a great weekend my friend!

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  8. I'm SO glad to know about the beadboard wallpaper! I was just thinking about adding beadboard in a bathroom recently, but was lamenting my lack of a table saw. This might be the answer!

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    1. Hi Heather - I wanted to do our bathroom too - which is the reason I bought the paper, but the hubs shot that down due to fixtures and stuff. Anyway, I'm glad I saved it for the bedroom. I love the way it is turning out! Let me know if you do your bathroom.

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  9. I was thinking of doing the beadboard wallpaper on my ceiling in my living room! Glad to hear its easy!!

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    1. Oh Eris - would love to see how that turns out! I bet it will be beautiful!

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  10. I agree, that wall paper made all the difference Carol! Love Nemo up there in your beautiful valence!!!

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    1. Thanks Vel - you just never know where Nemo will end up! LOL!

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