I'm happy to report that the most intimidating part of my ORC is complete: the wallpaper is hung! And, as it turns out, it wasn't as complicated as I'd imagined. Okay, it wasn't easy, but it wasn't impossible either. The fact of the matter is, my wallpapering job is not perfect, there are mistakes! But, overall, I think it looks pretty darn good.
If you follow the rules, have a good understanding of how wallpaper works, you've watched a few hours of YouTube videos, and you have a partner to help you, it can be done. I'm going to expound on this in a post soon, which will help you determine if you should take on wallpapering by yourself, or if you should hire a professional
I will not teach you how to wallpaper as there are a million videos out there by trained professionals. I love this guy. He's extremely dry, but I found his instructions easy to follow. I will, however, teach you a few tricks and show you that wallpaper is more forgiving than you might think.
As we have an additional week to work on the ORC, I've decided to add an accent molding to the windows. We'll add a molding box to the top and the bottom of each window to make the ceilings appear higher.
Our sofa was supposed to be delivered last Saturday. However, they went to the wrong address!
I made a few notable purchases this week. I found a chair at West Elm that I love, and it's a third of the price of the Anthropologie one I'd been eying. West Elm also had an adorable needlepoint pillow that I had to have for the space.
I picked up curtains from IKEA that match the wallpaper perfectly; they're almost too good of a match. I'm going to try them as well as white curtains. And, I stopped by Restoration Hardware Outlet and picked up this fantastic reading lamp.
I'll be spending most of next week styling the library, filling the bookcases, and finding a rug! I'm getting very excited to share the completed space with you.
If you haven't already, make sure to check out the incredibly talented featured and guest bloggers who are bravely participating in the ORC this fall!