GUYS!!!! I. am. so. pysched. Somehow, by the grace of ghouls, I’ve been able to catch up on my entryway project and I’m back on track. This one room challenge is a rollercoaster, ain’t it?! Nevertheless, I’m at a point where I won’t even show wide shots because it’ll give waaaay too much away! You’re gonna wanna come back for next week’s reveal.
If you’re new ‘round here, I hiiiiighly encourage having a quick lookity-look at my vision post—Boho Mod Glam Entryway – One Room Challenge – Week One—and then catching up on all the crazy in Week Two and Week Four.
Yeah, I missed three. S’ok mein.
THIS WEEK’S PROGRESS
I built the custom corner shelves on the cusp of last’s weeks progress. It’s pretty incredible what one can create with willpower and the right tools. In this case, it took a few planks of wood, table saw, miter saw, tape measure, L-square, my trusty, chubby no.2 pencil, a handful of screws, drill bits and a power drill. ✏️
Ever since I had a custom table made for the dining room, I’ve fallen hard for poplar. I’m smitten with its rich tones and it’s really inexpensive! I bought a few planks for this project—one 7-ft x 1-ft and two 6-ft x 1-inch boards—and the all-in cost was $46.
Once the shelves were built and my prototypes were tested, I installed them into the wall with custom wood supports to match. This section is close to completion, so here’s a little tease of the finished producte! Not so lifeless anymore.
I’ll be writing a detailed blog post on how I built these beauties, but for now you can watch the video tutorial on my Instagram story highlights!
FUN FACT: I have NO formal training in carpentry. I don’t know how I know what I’m doing. My late grandfather, Giacomo, was a carpenter. He passed away a few days before his 40th birthday. I never met him. I feel like we hang out sometimes and, in some uncanny way, he’s passed this knowledge down to me.
With the shelves D-U-N done, it was time to tackle the black and white Tropical Palm Leaf Wallpaper from Coloray. This was the first time I worked with custom-cut and I really liked it. It took out the guesswork and was impressively precise. The paper is made of a high-quality vinyl fabric and was very forgiving during install. One of the better caliber papers I’ve ever installed.
A detailed blog post on how to install removable wallpaper is coming soon to a blog near you. This one. Just in case you were confused.
The bold black and white tropical palms and the Brass A-Frame Chandelier from Pepe + Carols are a match made in heaven. Add to that the texture of the wood door … I can’t stop staring.
All those final touches. The doors need to be poly-ed. Artworks need to be finalized and hung. I’m debating adding a round rug to the no-longer lifeless void space, but we’ll see. Right now I’m floating on cloud nine and I’m sticking to that feeling for as long as I can.