ONE ROOM CHALLENGE: WEEK TWO April 10, 2014 | Greetings from Week Two of our six week challenge! First, thank you all so much for your sweet comments and compliments on last weeks inspiration post…you sure know how to make a girl feel special…and put the pressure on! Eeeeep! I actually got a lot done this week and am pretty happy with my progress…check out my Insta dump and see what I was up to this week: Are you following along on Instagram? If not, you should be! First things first, I hate ceiling fans. They are royal dust collectors and thankfully in North Carolina, we really just don’t need them very much. So, what I didn’t show you last week in the pics was the big honkin’ white ceiling fan that is smack dab in the middle of the room and has legit never been turned on. She go bye bye. I’ve have it in my head this entire time that I was going to replace it with the Robert Abbey Axis flush mount fixture. It would have been a bit of a splurge for me, but I’d been dreaming of it for months and went to buy the darn thing and wouldn’t ya know it I never realized that it was only 16” wide?! They sure make it look huge on websites, but it’s just not, and not nearly big enough for my space. Sigh. So it was on to something else. I remembered a pretty basic, bigger pendant shade semi-flush mount that I saw at Lowes and when I revisited it, I knew that it would work. A little spray paint, bias tape and hot glue later and she’s a beauty…and at over 19” wide it’s a much better fit for our space. Next up, I was perusing a local thrift shop and nearly fainted when I saw the most perfect drapes just hanging there waiting for a new home. They were the EXACT color palate that I was going for in this room and were so well made I almost felt like I was committing a crime for basically stealing them as the price was so outrageously good. Double lined, perfection with hand-sewn pinch pleats…each panel (there were two!) is 108” long by over 12 feet wide (without the pinch pleats)…Holy fabric. They are gorgeous and continue my inspiration for this room. And let’s mention both panels were a whopping $65. Don’t kill me. The above is one panel folded into thirds (4ft each) and this is how I will work them. One panel on each side of my two windows and one in between. I dropped them off at the seamstress today to get sewn back up and I am dying to get them back and hung! I also picked out a paint color and went with Sherwin Williams//Alabaster. Thanks for all of your Instagram input, it was incredibly helpful. Originally, I thought that a true white was the way to go, but after the drapes entered the situation (and brought with them some beige), I decided that I needed something with just a hint of a creamy feel and Alabaster came highly recommended by lots of you, so I’m excited. And it’s probably just because it’s late and I need to go to bed…but I can’t get this plan out of my head. Am I totally out of my mind? Were you guys as blown away last week as I was?! There are so so many great rooms being created and so much talent on display…make sure to check everyone out! Abby M. Interiors Because it’s Awesome Bijou & Boheme Calling It Home Chez V Chinoiserie Chic Copy Cat Chic The Decorista Design Crisis Design Indulgence Design Manifest The English Room The Glam Pad Little Black Door Mimosa Lane My Notting Hill The Pink Pagoda Simple Details My Sweet Savannah Verandah House And head over to Calling it Home to check out the rest of the linking peeps and show them some love! See you next week!