Sunday, May 10, 2015

Spring 2015 One Room Challenge: The Finale

It's the final week of the One Room Challenge and to say that I'm a little disappointed that I don't have a completely finished room to share would be the understatement of the century. That being said, I am extremely proud of what I have accomplished and feel confident that I will be able to share the grand reveal with you in the next couple of days. Over the past six weeks I have cut, sanded, caulked, sanded, painted, tufted, sewn, upholstered, rearranged, and shed a few tears. You can check out my progress from the beginning here.

I may be progressing a little slower than I would like, but I'm proud to say that I'm still progressing.  I plan on spending my day sewing my heart out to complete pillows for the dining bench. Then I need to wrap up a DIY frame and take final pictures and the reveal will be good to go!

Here is a quick picture of the fabrics that I settled on for pillows.

I hope you will check back in a few days to see the big reveal in the meantime, don't forget to click here to see all of the other inspiring transformations.

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Spring 2015 One Room Challenge: Week Five

I feel like the past week has been a complete whirlwind of sawdust, paint, and sewing!! This is Week Five of the ORC and while I would love to say I am seeing the light at the end of the tunnel; I'm sad to say that right now, I'm just feeling the pressure! To learn more about the ORC and see my plans for my breakfast room makeover check out week one, two, three, and four here.

I don't have a lot of pretty pictures to share of my progress but I will share a few quick pictures that I took from my phone.

I installed the shelves above the cabinets and took this picture in the midst of sanding and painting. I'm loving how the new wall color brings out the colors of the outside in. Our house feels like a tree house this time of year; it's definitely my favorite thing about our home!! 

I'm still working on the piece of artwork to put in between the sconces on the cabinet wall. I am definitely not an artist and I'm having an unbelievably hard time figuring out how to incorporate the coral and deeper blues and greens that I would like to tie in from my fabric selections. If you look closely you can see where my adorable two year old "helped" me with my painting by adding a few abstract crayon marks to the canvas. :)

I still have a lot to do to complete my room and there is less than a week left (I need at least a day to stage the room and take pictures). I'm off to knock out a few projects, and you should check out all of the other incredible room makeovers here at Calling It Home.


Thursday, April 23, 2015

Spring 2015 One Room Challenge: Week Four

Thank you for stopping by to check out week four of my One Room Challenge. I'm currently redesigning my breakfast room and only have two weeks left to complete it  To see my progress and get all of the details about the One Room Challenge please click here.

As I predicted last week, I am officially stressed over this room makeover. I did not get everything completed that I needed to last week, so I have that much more to do this week. Words cannot describe how tired I get just thinking about the next two weeks...the next fourteen days are going to fly by faster than recess did in the third grade, if you get what I'm saying!!

Even though I didn't get everything done that I needed to, I was able to cross a few things off of the to do list last week.  I painted the cabinet wall white and the other three walls the perfect shade of a pale aqua/blue. I also completed 80% of the cushion for the bench. I decided to go with option three for the shelves and started to build them over the weekend. 

I also narrowed down my fabric selection for pillows. I have a few different ideas for accent piping on the pillows and I can't wait to share it with you guys next week!

I also made a few tassels for the space, in case you didn't know I LOVE me some tassels!! 

Here is the my to do list for the next two weeks:

  • Install doors on cabinets
  • Upholstered back for bench
  • Cushion for bench- almost complete!!
  • Pillows for bench
  • Artwork- almost complete
  • Change window treatment
  • Change light fixture- order
  • Table and chairs- scored the chairs on craigslist, need to paint them
Typing out my to do list is just adding to my stress so I'm off to get some things done!! Wish me luck!

Be sure to check out all of the fabulous inspiration from the other linking participants here and all of the unbelievably talented participants here.