One Room Challenge: Week 7, Will We Make It !?

New tin up on the ceilings in the speakeasy from American Tin Ceilings

We’re going to keep this real folks…. Week 7 is absolutely terrifying! Just so we are clear we have 8 weeks total! So we are one week away from the reveal. With less than a week to complete this space, while our list seems to be getting longer and longer, we have been making steady progress. Nothing like a little motivation and a couple all-nighters to get the speakeasy done! We can see the finish line, but boy oh boy does it seem like such a far way to get to!

One of the biggest transformations this past week was the installation of the tin ceiling from American Tin Ceilings! We were worried the tin ceilings would make the space feel smaller buI it actually gave the space a larger and more cozy feeling. The tin also gives the space a more finished feel. They have so many patterns and colors to choose from, but we went with a classic New York feeling pattern in extra white with a satin sheen so it bounces some much needed light around the space. It is made to install right over the drywall with tongue and groove install for a nice even finish. We got it mostly installed in just a few hours and now just have to go back and do some trim.

Incorporating wood slats from the curved wall into the cabinetry row. We will put LED strips behind
Voila! Now time to stain the slats to match the walnut

Another big development is the installation of the vintage doors…with chicken wire glass! This is one of our favorite design tricks to add some vintage charm to a room. We got our doors at a local salvage yard and altered them to fit our space. We cut the openings for the glass panels and added some trim to hold it in. We got her chicken wire glass cut at a local glass shop. Now we just need to paint them! Black! Installing the doors and cutting each one to size took way more time than expected and really took up the majority of our week. It was well worth it!

Putting vintage chicken wire glass into the cut doors. Stencils on the way.
A total of 4 new doos in the space: 2 pocket and 2 regular


Racing to Finish

This is a big week ahead! We’re installing the stair slats. They are just about ready to go up. They will act as our handrail and will really add some drama to the room. They’ll be stained walnut to match the curved slat wall and the furniture. It’s taking a bit longer because we are adding a steel rod to the center to stiffen them up a bit and prevent any warping.

We’ll also be completing the cabinet install. The lower cabinets are set, the carrara marble counter is in, and now we just need to mount the uppers, put the glass in, and add some trim. Easy huh!?  Other than that there are several light fixtures to install, a whole lot of paint to get on the walls, floors to finish, and an endless amount of finishing details. So the big question at this point is…….WILL WE GET IT DONE?!

You better have answered yes! We can’t wait to start sharing all our sponsored items and finishes going into the space. We’ve talked a lot about the build (catch each week below) but starting this week, we’re going to share so many details about all our wonderful sponsors for the space who are truly going to make this room so beautiful! We have a mix of vintage and new coming into the space from ebay, the most beautiful lights from Alora Lighting and Blueprint Lighting NYC (each with such different style and character), a wallpaper from Spoonflower that also made us cry when we opened, furniture (and decor) from a new favorite Apt 2b. and a rug from the Chris loves Julia collection from Loloi Rugs.  Oh did we mention there might be a custom neon light from Custom Neon!? How is this all fitting in the space!? Make sure to follow all the updates on instagram and stay tuned for next week’s big reveal post.

We’ll see you on the reveal side folks! Thanks for all your continued support…. We got this! Make sure and check out the other 19 featured designers. While we’re scared to take a look at all their progress we feel so supported and loved by each and everyone. We are so excited to see their spaces.

If you’re wanting to take a look back to see how we got here, check out our past ORC posts

A very special thank you to our sponsors for this event
Make sure to check out the other 19 featured designers. Their spaces are motivating us!
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