ORC Week 5: Beams + Mantel

Two more big projects are complete for the One Room Challenge!

This picture pretty much sums up my enthusiasm for the progress update this week! (Thank you to my four year old for snapping it today!)

It’s Week 5 of the One Room Challenge with Better Homes and Gardens. The final reveal is June 24th which seems sooo close already.

I’ve tackled most of the larger projects and I could not have done them without the help of my woodworker. He just finished the installation on the ceiling beams last night and WOW!! I can’t even describe how much I love them!! Our beams are purely decorative but adding them really adds drama to the room.

The other big project was the mantel redesign, which I had been dreaming about since we moved into our house 4 years ago. My woodworker Eric Ward nailed my vision and went above and beyond to make every detail perfect.

I’m going to write a separate posts for each of these projects that will include ALL the details (deciding on stain color, helpful tips, selecting trim for the mantel and more) but for now…. here are a few pictures today on my phone of how everything is coming along ~

As always, if you have any specific questions, feel free to ask!!

Here is the view from our entryway.I love that you can see the beams right when you walk in our house.

And a close up of the mantel. Last week, I shared all about the framed wallpaper panels with plug in sconces, in case you missed it!

This is a favorite view of the mantel (black paint will be touched up;)

Here’s a close up of one of the beams. I love how the stain came out with the variation in color. This was the part I was most nervous about so it’s such a relief!

There’s 2 weeks left to finish up a few more of the projects, including a custom coffee table with a faux grasscloth accent, window treatments, styling, etc. We also just had the TV wall wallpapered today and the TV frame is being created right now! I can’t wait for that.

Here’s a recap of past posts and be sure to check out others participating in the One Room Challenge here.

Week 1: I’m Joining the One Room Challenge!

Week 2: Adding Electrical and a Crystoroma Chandelier

Week 3: Design Plan Details

Week 4: Framed Wallpaper Panels with Lighting

Thank YOU all for following along!

Samantha Regan

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  1. 6.5.21
    Libbie@alifeunfolding said:

    So much gorgeousness here! I can’t wait to see the finished space!

  2. 6.6.21

    Your beams look fabulous! I am so impress with how your one room challenge is turning out.

  3. 6.6.21

    It’s looking fabulous, Samantha! You have a great woodworker – I love that mantle!

    • 6.6.21

      Thank you! I am lucky to have to him working on this with me!

  4. 6.6.21

    Very nice! Those beams really make the space. And your 4 year old has quite the skills!

  5. 6.7.21

    All beautiful, and love that wallpaper!

  6. 6.8.21

    What a beautiful space! I love how it is all coming together – no wonder you are jumping for joy. Truly a beautiful space!

  7. 6.9.21
    Lindsey said:

    Everything is looking amazing! So chic but also fun and inviting

  8. 6.9.21

    Oh my goodness! This looks wonderful.. I love how the beams add definition and character to the room..and your fireplace mantel is fabulous! and a big kudos to the talented 4yr old’s photography skills.. lol… i need classes

  9. 6.12.21

    Wow, these beams are spectacular!! Your room is coming along so beautifully. I can’t wait to see the Big Reveal! Thanks for giving us sneak peeks along the way. Good luck thru the finish line!