Farmhouse Master // Sooo Close but… (ORC, Week 4)

THE FARMHOUSE

Somehow it’s already week 4 of the One Room Challenge and I feel like we’re sooo close, but still sooo far away from finishing our master bedroom.  The walls are painted, the hardwood floors are refinished, the rug has arrived, and the vintage theater seats are here (plus a vintage fan, because we obviously needed one).  But there’s still the small matter of installing base shoe, wiring 2 sconces, hanging curtains, and finding art, night stands, a floor lamp, throw pillows, and all the little details that make a space feel homey.

I really love my vintage theater chairs!  And the best part is, they were only $25/seat.  Getting a good deal is one of my greatest pleasures in life, so consider me thrilled!  I still haven’t decided if I’ll leave the armrests green or sand them down and stain them, but it’s likely to be a last minute decision once this space is a little farther along.  The theater seats aren’t actually installed yet since they need to be bolted to the floor, but I’m hoping to tackle that this weekend after we finalize their location.

Speaking of floors, did you notice what’s under the theater seats?  Freshly redone hardwood floors! We spent the better part of 7 days refinishing our fir floors and they look so much better.  I’m planning to share the process, pitfalls, and cost of refining our floors with you guys once we catch our breath, so stay tuned for that.  But for now, I’m just appreciating these beautiful floors and loving that the steady stream of dust has finally stopped. Phew!

For comparison’s sake, here’s what the floors used to look like after we pulled up the carpets, but before we started sanding.

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And here’s what they looked like after we refinished them…

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Better, right?!  We chose not to stain our floors so they’re this light, warm fir color.  They will darken with age, which I’m excited about, but I’m also loving how they look right now, especially with my Skyline rug!

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Goodness, isn’t that rug a beauty? I love it so much that I want to use it in every room at the Farmhouse.  But I suppose then it might lose its appeal 😉

I wanted to thank you guys for some really great feedback on last week’s art roundup. Let me just say, Alison you are definitely right!  She suggested that I give myself time to find the right piece of art and hang a mirror or tapestry there in the mean time.  So smart, right?!  I would hate to buy a piece of art that we don’t love just to have something for the ORC reveal.  I’ll keep looking over the next two weeks, but I’m pretty sure that you’ll see a mirror here instead of art when week 6 rolls around.

Another item I’m still working out for this room is throw pillows.  I’m a bit of a pillow minimalist, but I also love how they can add texture and layers to a space.  For our master bedroom, I’m looking for a couple of pillows that can help accent the historic feel of the house.  I’ll admit I wasn’t quite sure how to accomplish that, so I looked to two of my favorite bedrooms for a little inspiration:

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sources 1 | 2 (on sale!) | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | top bedroom | bottom bedroom

I’m leaning towards a combination of both of these rooms for our space, dark velvet and natural linen pillows.  But the final choice will depend on what I can get shipped in time for the reveal.  Living in a small town definitely has it’s moments when trying to find home decor 😉

Alright, that’s all the progress I have to report today.  Only two weeks of the One Room Challenge left.  I am officially scrambling!  Eeech!

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You can catch up on my previous One Room Challenge posts here: week 1 (before/design plan), week 2 (pulling up carpets/paint), and week 3 (hardwood progress/seats/art).  Thanks for following along!

xoxo

-Cathy

p.s. John and Sherry talked about renovating with young kids in their most recent podcast and I loved what they had to say.  Thank goodness John threw in the TV comment at the end or I was going to have to write an entire post on the powers of that magic black box during a renovation!

p.p.s. four white bedrooms styled perfectly.  You know, in case you’re planning a white bedroom 😉

p.p.p.s. How a 26-year-old CEO spends her money.  My sister sent me this article and it’s totally not what I expected.  I’m sending a fist pump to you, Ms. Mah!

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  1. Gosh, I’ve loved that rug for quite sometime! I’m going to love this space. Can’t wait for next week.

  2. Your most welcome. Homes truly do evolve over time, not in 6 weeks. It takes time to design a room. I am glad that you are not rushing to get art. If you are a pillow minimalist have you considered one large oblong/lumbar pillow, and just use pillow shams on your sleeping pillows. If you are prime member Amazon will ship to you in 2 days. I did a quick check and there is some lumbar pillows. Your floors look wonderful, they really shine with the light color. Just curious why do you have to bolt the chairs to the floor? And what is base shoe? Good luck rounding the rest of it up. Have fun junking.

    • So true Alison! I love the concept of the evolving home. I put a couple videos on my Instagram Story explaining the chair bolts and the base shoe. Thanks for the comment, I need all the luck I can get 😉

  3. Ooh I can’t wait to see how this turns out! Melissa from Polished Habitat has the exact same theater chairs in her entryway – and they look amazing!!!

  4. The floors look soooo good! And the rug is very pretty. Can’t wait to see the reveal!

  5. It is really coming together, and I love what you are doing! I am wondering what product and sheen you chose on your floors. Our house is 125 years old, and we plan to do the floors in the near(ish) future. I want a very low sheen, and we will not be staining ours either. We redid the kitchen floor this past summer when we found original hardwood under three layers of flooring. We chose a completely matte finish. While I love the less formal look, I think some sort of very light shine might look better in the combined dining room, foyer, living room area. I would appreciate your product suggestion.

  6. Looking great! Can’t wait to see the final product. You selected a few of my all time fave concept images!

  7. Great progress! That rug is beautiful. I really can’t wait to see your vision come to life – it will be stunning!

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