Primary Bedroom Finishing Details: One Room Challenge Week 5

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It’s Wednesday, so you know what that means: My latest update on the One Room Challenge!

I don’t have a lot to show you this week. Well, I DO have a lot, but I’m trying hard not to divulge too much before next week’s big reveal.

Today, I thought I’d tell you about a few more details of the space, let you in on some of the challenges of this ORC, and share a few of the things that changed from my original plan.

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Master Bedroom Finishing Details:

Over the past week, I’ve been working on the finishing details of the space. In addition to visiting my favorite local shops and antique stores to source additional decorative items, I’ve been installing new switch plate covers, putting up light fixtures, touching up paint, and so on.

If you follow me on Instagram, you know that I also did a mini-makeover in my master bathroom. I’ve been busy painting that room, hanging new lights, and updating the vanity.

Master Bedroom Finishing Details: Week Five #masterbedroom #oneroomchallenge #moderncountry #colonial

Master Bedroom Finishing Details: Week Five #masterbedroom #oneroomchallenge #moderncountry #colonial

I got a beautiful package of goodies from Emtek so I’ve been installing those as well. I ordered a new door handle, knobs for my closet doors and bathroom vanity, plus a barn door system to free up space in my bathroom. (My master bath is smallish so having a door swing into it was not working for me.)

Over the years, I’ve learned how to install light fixtures, change light switches and outlets, do minor plumbing, and construct simple items. And although I have some experience, I don’t think I’m good at it. I blame my lack of patience and not having the right tools and all the required knowledge to complete a job. However, that doesn’t stop me from trying.

I’m proud to tell you I hung four light fixtures, changed a door handle, installed a barn door (still working on this one!), and even added crown molding and board & batten to the entire room. I realize my work isn’t on par with that of the professionals, but seeing what I’ve done makes me feel good every time I walk into the space. (I focus on the accomplishment rather than the small imperfections.)

Master Bedroom Finishing Details: Week Five #masterbedroom #oneroomchallenge #moderncountry #colonial


A couple of weeks ago I was talking to the designer I’m working with on my kitchen, and both of us were saying that we like to see all the options before making a decision. Obviously, this is somewhat impossible as the choices for home decor items and finishes are practically endless.

This is where and why I’ve found this six-week ORC to be most challenging (but also most helpful). It typically takes me a looong time (that is, months and months) to finish a room. It’s not that the space isn’t “finished.” It’s just that I like to take my time in finding all the little details that make a room special. It can be difficult to have a room feel and look collected in a six-week period. I both love and loathe this quality because as much as I enjoy the hunt and shopping, it can get exhausting and stressful.

Master Bedroom Finishing Details: Week Five #masterbedroom #oneroomchallenge #moderncountry #colonial

That’s why I jumped at the chance to participate in the ORC. I knew that it would force me to finish a space in six weeks. Six weeks! There is a joy walking into a space and knowing it’s done.

(Of course, if I’m honest with myself and you, none of my spaces are ever complete. Which I love. I’ll still be accessorizing, moving things around, and decorating a few months from now. I suppose that’s good for the blog, right?)

Still Sourcing:

And speaking of still trying to find things for my master bedroom … Overall, it’s coming together, but I’m still feeling a tad nervous about a couple of details. The bedside lamps that I sourced for my master bedroom didn’t work. They were too large and didn’t go with things like I’d hoped. I’m now on the hunt for new lamps. Since shipping is not a real option at this point, I’ll be hitting up a few of my local shops.

I also still haven’t found the perfect piece of furniture for my closet area. I’ll continue to source this week. I’m even attending a vintage market on Friday night. Here’s hoping my perseverance pays off!

Master Bedroom Finishing Details: Week Five #masterbedroom #oneroomchallenge #moderncountry #colonial

Master Bedroom Finishing Details: Week Five #masterbedroom #oneroomchallenge #moderncountry #colonial

Beyond all of that, I’m ready and excited to share my revamped master bedroom with you. Please join me back here next week for the big reveal.

In the meantime, you can click through all of my fellow ORC participants’ posts below. Enjoy them and thanks again for following us on this challenge!

IBC Master Bedroom Spring ORC:

Week 1 – Before Photos and Design Plan
Week 2 – Board and Batten
Week 3 – Cozy Bedroom Design Ideas
Week 4 – Antique Finds for my Bedroom
Week 5 – Finishing Details (You are here!)
Week 6 – Final Reveal!

Spring 2019 One Room Challenge Designers:

At Home With Ashley | Casey Keasler | Dorsey Designs | The Farmhouse Project | Home Made by CarmonaHouse of Funk | House of Jade Interiors | House Seven Design | House That Lars Built | Inspired by CharmJana Bek | Jessica Brigham | Kelly Golightly | Murphy Deesign | The Pink Pagoda | Sarah GunnSherry Hart Designs | Sugar & Cloth | Veronica Solomon | Vintage Revivals | Media Partner BH&G | TM by ORC

A special thanks to Inspired by Charm’s One Room Challenge Sponsors:

Metrie | Lamps Plus | Barn and Willow | Loloi Rugs | Spoonflower | Emtek | Minted | Jill Ronsenwald

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  1. I can tell that life at Bayberry House is good for Frankie. He steals the show! (Your hints about what’s coming in the big reveal have been fun.:))

  2. I saw Frankie on Instagram and hurried over to read your blog! What a beautiful ambassador!! Can’t wait to see the complete reveal. I was hoping to get a big pergola built this summer, but instead we are buying 10 new windows and having all the insulation under the house replaced instead. Ugh…I wanted pretty!