Wednesday, March 6, 2013

one room challenge...week 5


I'm dying to see every one's progress this week, the deadline is closing in on us
and I have the feeling this group is best under pressure. 
Woo hoo! Two out of three diys were a success over here this week.
My idea to add a little pizazz to the Urban Outfitter's tiered pendant is making up for
 my Roman shade that's been less than cooperative and is getting re-worked. 


Remember the before from last week...prettier, don't you think? 
Tutorial to come later in the week, it's easy I promise!  


My favorite is the warm ambient glow it casts. 
I'm happy with the valance, and that I took time to be sure the pattern matched,
if you take a photo straight on like the one below you can tell...you noticed, right?
Those folds are giving me fits and are pinned up at this point, after ripping out all of
the stitching and starting over. If I'd stop standing around admiring the light I could have
 had it finished by now. :) 



This week I'll be working on getting my accessories together, and figuring out
how to deal with the shade...ugh!
 You'll never guess my accent colors...pink and blue...trust me!!
Ha, how's that for leaving you in suspense?

If you'd like to catch up with past weeks
Week 1 - Before & The Plan
Week 2 - Painting Stripes
Week 4 - Lighting

Have fun checking in on the rest of the projects!






46 comments:

My Crafty Home Life said...

I can't get over your transformation of that light fixture. It went from young adult to hip and chic. So creative! You bet I noticed your pattern match...faboo. I would kill myself over something like that, too. My family would walk right by it.

Julia | Pawleys Island Posh said...

That light fixture looks amazing!!! Seriously cool.

Matters of Style said...

Love the detail you added!

Lisa @ Shine Your Light said...

Wow Pam! You've had a great week - the light turned out beautifully and the shade and valance look great! I can't believe how you got the pattern to match, such attention to detail!

Kim @ Plumberry Pie said...

Oh, Pam, WOW! Giddy about that light!!! Turned out fantastic!! I've thought about using that stuff for a light fixture before, but never got any further than a thought. Looking forward to see how you made it happen.

Lori said...

Oh my goodness! I love it all, the stripes, light, and fabric (and yes I noticed the pattern match. The manufacturer of the aluminum sheet should sponsor you- Top Ten Uses of their product!

Kim said...

Ha! I wouldn't stop staring at that light fixture either! You are some kind of creative, that is awesome. I would have been in UO with my kids and walked right by that light!! Gorgeous ... I am sending roman shade love to you!! xo

Jennifer Bridgman said...

Love what you did to that light, Pam. It looks so pretty!

Sadie + Stella said...

Everything is looking so great!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

oooh that light! what a fabulous idea!!! it looks, amazing!

Calypso In The Country said...

The fabric looks gorgeous and I love how the light turned out!
-Shelley

Cathy Wall said...

You teaser, I want to see more! I'll have to suffice with the amazing light for now. You never cease to inspire me with your creative DIY's!

Holly said...

The pattern matching is perfect - can you make one for me? ;)

Bethany [at] Powell Brower Home said...

wow! i am really impressed at the light coming out of that! its BEAUTIFUL!

Beth Connolly said...

Love the light and the fabric. Pink and blue? My favorites.

Jill Flory of Sew a Fine Seam said...

I LOVE what you did with that light! Totally an awesome makeover. Wish I could pop in and help you with that shade - is it a Roman shade?

Julia Konya said...

Love that light fixture. Beautiful glow!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Just love that new light fixture..what a extremely creative design!!
Looking forward to your reveal!

Nancy said...

Your room is looking fantastic Pam! Love the fabric on the window. I'm ready to tackle my roman shade, too, and have wrestled with the folds before. let me know if you have any tips. Mine is a double wide window so it may not keep the fold so well.. Love your combinations of textures, stripes and patterns. Good luck with the final push!
Xo Nancy
Powellbrower.com

Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door said...

That pendant is amazing!!! I'm in love! I love how the room is coming together!

Taylor Greenwalt said...

Your room is coming along nicely...love the fabric on the window shade....and the stripes on the walls!

Brandi said...

Your projects are always so impressive! Beautiful work, Pam!!

cindy @ a curious gardener said...

Wow! The light fixture is now an inspired combination of masculine lines with feminine detail. Was it easy to attach the mesh?

I love the ikat, you have the patience to get it right. I cannot imagine pink and blue, will be fun to see the reveal. Love it all so far. Good luck with the blind!

René said...

Gosh this powder room is quickly becoming a masterpiece! I really like what you did with the light. The shade amazing too. Those things are hard to get right.

Nat said...

Love the pendant- it looks great! Love to see it all coming together

LindsB said...

Woah I never would have guessed that is the same light fixture, what a fun detail. I cant wait to see how you did that!

The Pink Pagoda said...

The shade looks gorgeous and I LOVE what you did with the pendant!

Alexa said...

Oooh I love how the shade turns out and that pendant is gorgeous.

Mary Ann at classic•casual•home said...

That light fixture is awesome...looks so pretty with the fabric...how impressive that you are making the window treatment. This is so fun!

Jennifer @ Dimples and Tangles said...

You COMPLETELY transformed the look of that light! You're so smart! Hang in there on the shade...you'll get it! Sometimes you just need to walk away for a while... :)

Kathysue said...

Wow!! I am totally impressed that made a huge difference in your lighting. I loved it as it was, but this makes it go up a couple of notches. Great job!!
Kathysue

BTW: I have a giveaway on my blog today, come by if you have a chance!

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

Oh my. I love that fixture, Pam!

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Kerry Steele- Design du Monde said...

I love the light! I have been in the same tough spot with a Roman shade before and it is maddening that something so seemingly simple could you that much trouble. I am excited to see how these accent colors fit in ;)

Jennifer Dennis said...

Looking good! Like the fabric choice.

SHERRY HART said...

I could not love that valance more....except if it was in my house :) This bathroom is going to feel so different so I can't wait for the big reveal!!!

Mallory | Confetti and Stripes said...

All of your changes are amazing!!!! I love the light transformation...i may need to steal this idea as my original light for a project has a backorder date that keeps getting farther out (and is becoming even more frustrating) So please post the tutorial soon!!!!!!

Patty Day @Pattys Epiphanies said...

Crazy about that light! Pink...I'm in!

designchic said...

It looks great, Pam - love the light and can't wait to see how you did it and the fabric on your valence is a favorite of mine!!

Meredith and the New Yorkie said...

Your light fixture is gorgeous! Gwyneth and I are SO enjoying seeing your room come together! Can't wait for the next update!

xoxo,
Meredith & Gwyneth

Dana Frieling said...

Pretty sure you'd better trademark your design before Urban Outfitters can copy it! Genius...love it, girl.

Kathleen DiPaolo said...

OMG Amazing!!! It is awesome! I can't believe you are trying to line the drapes up yourself. Wow. I am so impressed! Can't wait to see some accents:)

barbara@hodge:podge said...

Looking good! The pendant is a statement piece too. And I know how hard it is to line up patterns when making window treatments - it can be such a hassle!

Amber B (Simple Dwellings) said...

Wow, amazing! I love what you have done to the Urban Outfitters light and can't wait to see how! Don't worry, the valance will work out- I have faith in you!! Can't wait to see the reveal. :)

Nicole Scott said...

I misunderstood, I thought you were going to use it as a stencil over the light last week. And I still loved it then too! Looks amazing Pam. This is a great room.

Danielle said...

The light is lovely, Pam. Can't wait to read how you did it! x

Gypsy Heart said...

LOVE the light fixture! You are very talented to figure out the accessory for it.

You have a ton of patience too to continue dealing with the valance. :) The fabric is lovely! Well, I would never have guessed pink & blue ~ can't wait to see.

xo
Pat

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