Womp Womp. It’s week six of the One Room Challenge and I’m coming to you without a big reveal. Over these past few weeks, I’ve been taking our boring bedroom and turning it into a dreamy coastal farmhouse space. Here’s the overall plan for the space:
Coastal Farmhouse Master Bedroom Plans | Fall 2019 One Room ChallengeWeek One: Our Farmhouse Master Bedroom Plans
Week Two: Navy Blue Vertical Shiplap Accent Wall
Week Three: Wall Mounted Bedside Lighting WITHOUT an Electrician
Week Four: Custom Nightstands from a Thrifted Desk
Week Five: Coastal Gallery Wall
Week Six: Coastal Farmhouse Master Bedroom Reveal!
For anyone new to the One Room Challenge, this is a six week challenge where bloggers + Instagrammers makeover a space and share the process! Thank you to the One Room Challenge for organizing the challenge every year! And of course to Better Homes & Gardens who is the official media partner!
If you’d like a refresher, here’s where we started…
Coastal Farmhouse Master Bedroom: Before
And then I added the Navy Blue Vertical Shiplap Accent Wall…
Things were made even better with the addition of Wall Mounted Bedside Lighting WITHOUT an Electrician and Custom Nightstands from a Thrifted Desk.
In week five, I added a beautiful Coastal Gallery Wall to the space around our TV.
Things were moving along great! Until this past week.
One of the biggest pieces of this space, my dream bed, did not come in time. I always knew it was going to be cutting it close with an expected pick up date of October 31st. The 31st came and went with no contact from The Brick, so I called them to see what was happening with the bed. It was now going to be delayed until Mid November. They told me they’d call me if anything else changed, but it should be mid November.
I called again a few days later to get an exact date, and the bed is now back ordered until mid to late December. Again, no call to let me know – I had to call them. I’m at the point now where, two months after paying for this bed, I am considering cancelling the order and sourcing a new bed. They’re still selling the bed online, despite having none in stock.
I’ve spent days searching for a new one that I love just as much, and am now considering the Emberton Panel Bed from Wayfair.
It’s not white like my original plan, but I do love the driftwood type look to go with my coastal theme. It would also tie in well with the mirror I got for the space. Before I order a new bed -I first have to deal with cancelling my order with the Brick. For some reason, you have to go in store to do – even if you placed your order online. Then wait for the new bed to arrive, and put it together.
Since I don’t have the bed, and am not 100% sure I’ll have the same one – I also haven’t been able to hang up my artwork above the bed. I need to measure it evenly between the top of the headboard and the ceiling, so that will have to wait until the bed comes in. I was waiting for the bed to come in to place the rug as well, but decided to just go for it to make me feel a little better about the space.
I ordered the Rugshop Traditional Bohemian Vintage Area Rug in Blue and I absolutely love it! It was super affordable (under $100 for the 5×8 size) and is so. soft!
The next big issue that was discovered late Tuesday night, were our closet doors. I removed them last week to spray them with a paint sprayer, which worked out great! They were easy to remove and spraying was a breeze. Turns out they were easy to remove because they are literally falling apart at the seams. Falling apart so badly that we’ll have to find a way to rebuild/reinforce the (very narrow) door frame because it’s so badly cracked. I did end up finding a bi-fold door hardware kit on Amazon, so I’m waiting for that to come in on Friday. Then maybe I’ll attempt to fix the doors again, but I’ve already wasted a good two hours of my life trying and I’m not sure I can handle much more.
For now, I’m just leaving the doors off and am considering a tension rod with a curtain to cover it, or just leaving it as is. Looking back, I should have just left the doors on and painted them by hand. In the end, it would have saved a lot more time and money because I’d still have doors! Live and learn.
It didn’t help this week that our furnace went out on Sunday afternoon. Not only was the house cold for a few days, we also had to pay $$$ to get it fixed.
I share this post to keep it real for you all. Sometimes, life does not go as planned. Overall, this is not how I wanted my first one room challenge to end. Am I dissappointed? Yes. Will I get over it? Yes. Will I eventually finish this space? Yes. Probably not for a little while, because I want to just forget about my worries with the start of my Christmas decorating. I have poured so much of my time, sweat and money into this room over the last six weeks that I need to just let it go for now. I need to get the rest of my house cleaned & back together (it’s been seriously neglected while working on this space).
Have you ever had a room makeover go terribly wrong? Share your story!