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GULP! Cue into anxiety now. Only ONE week left to reveal day.

I’m not sure how it happened but we just completed week five out of six for the One Room Challenge. Week five has a sneaky way of creeping up on you and before you know it, poof it’s gone! If only I had a magic wand to go back a week, I would feel a lot better about my current state. But, I’m not Harry Potter and I don’t have a magic wand.

This ORC has been hands down the hardest one for me to date. Between my client load and lack of quick design decisions, I am behind the curve, but I feel optimistic I will catch up this weekend.

Catch up on the last four weeks here. I might need a recap too.

Week One | Week Two | Week Three | Week Four

Let me tell you that week 5 has been one fiasco after another. It all started on Sunday when my drapery workroom contacted me to let me know that my fabric for the draperies had not been delivered. I assumed my fabric had arrived the previous week along with my trim that I ordered at the same time, from the same company. NOPE. I should have never assumed. I completely dropped the ball. After that news, I decided to check on my second fabric I ordered. This fabric was a contrast fabric on my drapes that I was going to use for a band detail and some decorative pillows. The two words designers never want to see, popped up on my screen. Back Ordered! Not what I wanted to see on a tight timeline, mush less when I have one week before the room is to be photographed!

Monday rolled around and I’m like now what do I? Throw my hands up in the air? No-way! I’m determined to figure this out. I re-selected some fabrics, called my Fabric company, ordered new fabric and was able to ship it overnight to my workroom-YESSSSSSSS, I’m back in business.

My (wonder women) workroom is working her magic to get these beautiful drapes to me by this weekend. Thank You a bazillion times over!!

A little sneak peek at the new fabric selection. I thinks it’s going to be so cute!

girls drapery fabric

As the celebration (or anxiety) was winding down about my drapes. I realized that my light fixture had not yet arrived. I had the electrician scheduled for Wednesday morning and yet I had no light.

I already knew what this meant but I had to confirm my fears. TWO words…..

BACK ORDERED! Arggg! Not due to arrive until 5/26. Hmm, well that is not going to work!

My daughter really had her heart set on this one. She said it reminded her of feathers and made a nice pairing with our flamingos. I was willing to wait for it!

Here is the original selection.


The good new is, they did have the same fixture in this antique silver finish, that was in stock. It’s not my first finish choice (obviously) but we need a light and this will still be beautiful.Daughter approved and is still happy!

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Real Progress

Everyone do the flamingo dance! Or just a happy dance will do.

The wallpaper was finally installed on Wednesday. I don’t care if anything else gets done in this room. The wallpaper is absolutely PERFECT and looks amazing in the bedroom.

It looks so good in fact, now all my children want wallpaper in their rooms!!

Flamingo wallpaper

In addition to the wallpaper getting installed, the night stands, desk, art, lamps and bedding have all arrived this week. I do have the majority of the items going into this room now. I still need to work on some detail items and will shop local for those this weekend.

lamps plus lamps with flamingo wallpaper

Before, I can officially move everything back in my daughters room I have to work on touching up the paint in the closets, the moulding and the pink closet doors. Did I mention my painter/handyman had a death in his family and had to leave the country. Yep, one more thing to my never ending check list.

I’m rolling with the punches, although I’d rather be rolling with my homies. ( I have a strange desire to go watch Clueless now! LOL)

My check list looks something like this now:

  • Clean out bedroom ✔

  • Add Crown Molding ✔

  • Refinish oak hardwood floors✔

  • Painting ceiling and trim ✔

  • Order Wallpaper ✔

  • Install Wallpaper ✔

  • New ceiling light fixture ✔

  • Install Light fixture

  • New Lamps✔

  • New bedding ✔

  • New Window Treatments (In workroom)

  • New artwork ✔

  • New desk ✔

  • Desk Chair

  • New night stand ✔

  • Shelving for storage

  • Organize closets

  • Touch up painting

  • Paint existing dresser

  • Get it together

  • Find time to sleep ( well I did fall asleep one time while I was writing this post)

  • Professional Photography

  • Drink Wine

  • See you all here next week for the BIG reveal

I could really use your support this week, please comment HERE and cheer me on with your comments or give me the good ol’ heart if you see me on Instagram.

I’ll see you next week and please subscribe to my blog now if you haven’t done it already to follow along and watch for my reveal post. Be sure to follow along with my Instagram and Facebook stories for behind the scenes sneak peeks.

Also, please check out THE FEATURED designers and the guest participants this challenge. Some really great rooms are being transformed

As always, thank you for taking the time to read my posts and leave me your comments. I appreciate it!

Jana Donohoe, ASID
Fayetteville, North Carolina

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