10.29.2013

ORC Week Five Coming Together

This is the home stretch of the One Room Challenge, 
where twenty bloggers make over one room in six weeks.
I am redoing our college aged son's bedroom.
Here is the wall opposite his bed.
A gallery wall of photos that are 
important to him help disguise
the television.  The curtains on the right were hung.

Here is the wall before.

And after.  
I wanted all black and white photos, so some
that were colorful I just copied on photo paper 
using the black and white setting.  I already had the 
frames and spray painted 
some of them black if they weren't already black.
I also switched the lamp shade for one that 
blends with the grass shades
and added a carved jade tassel that was a gift.

This is a photo of Tommy when he was about nine years old.  
We were on vacation in Italy.  
He is drinking a soft drink called "Pschitt."  
Say that out loud. :)
Last week, I told you about spray painting his lamps.
Inside one of his books is a secret hiding place...don't tell anyone.
I hung the French ticking stripe curtains from 
Etsy on the bed frame.
The convex mirror used to be in my office.
In the reflection, you can see the pendant light from IKEA 
that I altered for a more industrial look.
Look who blends in with the black and white scheme...

Next week is the Grande Finale...
new bedding to show you and more.
Liana is going to take the photos 
and her camera is better than mine.



Check out this week's progress with these
fine bloggers...

48 comments:

  1. Some really useful simple ideas here. Thanks.

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  2. Yes! Thanks! Great ideas here, very helpful! I also love the floor lamp you got there! I was looking for a similar one in here: http://www.archiexpo.com/cat/floor-table-lamps/traditional-floor-lamps-fabric-G-2303.html There're some great inspirations too.

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  3. I really like the gallery wall around the TV - great way to deal with the TV!

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  4. Black, white and cream....this room is all me for sure. I can't wait to see the pillows....of course.....cause I know they will be the icing on the cake:)

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  5. Oh my gosh Mary Ann love the painted lamps.... looks great! And the ticking stipe curtains for the bed -- amazing! cant wait until next week!

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  6. Looking great! I think my favorite part is the ticking stripe curtains on the bed. Its such a nice and unexpected layer.

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  7. That is the exact gallery wall I would like to create for my son. I love how the television just blends. How cute is your pup.

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  8. Looking good, Mary Ann. Love the gallery wall. Hmmm, odd name for a soda. :)

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  9. Looks so great...love the gallery wall, what a difference. And the ticking is beautiful..cannot wait to see the big reveal!

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  10. Looking great, Mary Ann!! Love the wall!
    Your puppy is just too adorable.
    Teresa
    xoxo

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  11. The curtains on the bed frame are my favorite Mary Ann ~ what a great statement! Can't wait to see the bedding you pair with it!

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  12. The gallery wall looks great and I love the wood strip shade!

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  13. Your son must feel very lucky!! His room is looking better than many master bedrooms I've seen lately!! You have pulled together some beautiful details! xo

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  14. Very nice job on the gallery wall. I will remember that technique for future projects.

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  15. The gallery wall looks great. I love that you did all black frames, it really solidifies the look. Can i also just say, that convex mirror is perfection there! And the drapes on the bed...you are killing me! I can't wait to see it all next week!!

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  16. It's coming together beautifully...and those lamps look fab!

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  17. Can't wait to see the new bedding although the room already looks great! Love the sweet picture of your son!

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  18. Love it all, so crisp and sophisticated! And what 9 year old boy wouldn't love repeating the name of the Italian sod, how funny!

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  19. Gorgeous! That gallery wall really makes an impact! This room is going to be stunning!
    -Shelley

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  20. I love this so much! The small round mirror over the bed is awesome. And the gallery wall around the tv is perfect!

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  21. The curtains on the bed is so charmingly beautiful! Great styling as well. Love the progress you made this week. Looking forward to the grand finale next week!

    Jessie
    www.mixandchic.com

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  22. Like great! Looking forward to next week.

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  23. That gallery wall looks perfect Mary Ann!!! Combining elegance and cool is tough, but you pulled it off effortlessly!!!!! Can't wait to see it all next week! BTW, love the touch of MICKEY on the wall, reminds us all of the child that he once was. :-)

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  24. Thinking about you so much lately, wondering how you're doing in S.F.! The room is really taking place and I can hardly wait to see the finished room!!! (wink..wink...) I love the tassel and have been looking for some new ones. Years ago, they were everywhere, but can't find good ones anywhere. Maybe Roger's Gardens!
    Little Chief is right at home on the bed....waiting for Tommy to come visit his new room! Too cute! xoxo

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  25. Mary Ann, the gallery wall composition is so great. Love the black & white going on in this room.

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  26. Love this masculine room and your pup on the bed! The ticking drapes are wonderful and all your elements are so perfectly picked for the room Great job, Mary Ann, and good luck with the final reveal!
    xo Nancy

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  27. It is looking so great! I have loads to do before I rest. Cannot wait to see the final reveals next week!

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  28. Great job, Mary Ann! That gallery wall looks fantastic!

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  29. First off, I think your photos are great. Worlds better than my iphone pics. I love that mirror you placed over the bed and the crisp black and white of the gallery wall. So good!

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  30. Love the gallery wall is goes so well with the room. Everything works so well together and I know your son will love it when he comes home. The dog sure goes with the room.
    Have a great weekend.
    Mary

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  31. That gallery wall is fabulous! Loving the black and white contrasts too! It's looking amazing!

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  32. It's looking great! Love that lampshade!

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  33. The TV gallery wall turned out great! Now it really feels the space nicely. The old look made the TV look so diminutive and lonely. Also love the bed drapes. Really nice and surprisingly manly.

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  34. Dear Mary Ann I love everything you have done, and I bet your son does alos. Adore the panels on the poster bed, so cool!

    xoxo
    Karena
    Review "Fifth Avenue Style"

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  35. Looks great, Mary Ann! I love the gallery wall. The secret hiding place is fun, too! :)

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  36. Everything looks absolutely fabulous - nice work!

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  37. Wow! You did a fantastic job disguising the TV! Everything looks amazing, and I can't wait to see this next week! I have a fiend taking photos, too!

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  38. Beautifully done! I love black-and-white photographs. Nice looking lamp and shade, too, and great-looking leather-bound (?) books - very scholarly. One feels transported to a different world!

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  39. shoot...that looks really good and now you don't see the T.V. as much...great idea!

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  40. Wow, amazing! I love the gallery wall around the tv! I also love the convex mirror! Can't wait to see the reveal. :)

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  41. Great way to get a room completed before guests come for the holidays! Fantastic new look.

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  42. It's looking great, I love the color scheme and the ticking stripe curtains.

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  43. The gallery wall looks amazing.

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  44. Love it! You are so awesome with redecorating!! XO

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  45. Very well done! It looks so crisp. Love the dog too.

    Pam

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