Here we are one week before the actual makeover reveal. With only one week left to pull it all together, I am getting nervous. A part of me wishes I had an additional 2 weeks to work on the room. But then I look around my house at the dust, dirty dishes and mountain of laundry and I realize it is time to wrap this thing up and get back to the real world. I am very grateful that my husband has been so supportive of this challenge because with the insane amount of hours I have spent working on the room, the rest of the house is falling apart at the seams. Even so, I can honestly say it has been worth all the extra effort. My heart leaps when I see the silly happy grin on James‘ face when he talks about his new room. He is really excited. Two weeks ago I shut the door and hung a sign telling him not to enter until reveal day. He loved the idea of a surprise and has been great about staying out. I hope I don’t disappoint him.
The next several days will be my final push to knock out my list. I have loads of work and several projects still to wrap up. Tomorrow I be stretching a giant canvas to create some special art for James. My husband and Dad have been helping me by creating a cornice for the window and the new desk. I can’t wait to show you. These are the very technical plans I created to help my dad know exactly what I wanted.
Hopefully this should go in this weekend. I still have yet to stain the desk top and shelves.
The wall is done (one hundred hours later) and I completed the headboard today. It only took two tries! I am too tired right now to go into why I had to re-strip and do the whole thing over. I could do a whole blooper post solely dedicated to all the dumb mistakes I have make the last couple of weeks.
I found some great bedding at Target and started playing around with options. The headboard is not set up in this photo. It is actually sits up quite a bit higher.
I have a few things to exchange and lamps and accessories to purchase. The cornice has to be painted and lighting needs to be installed. I have to create artwork and get the desk setup. I hope I can get it all done. Tune back in next Thursday to see how this little room all comes together!
See the Whole Makeover Process
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