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.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Spring 2015 One Room Challenge: Week Three

Welcome to Week Three of the One Room Challenge. If you are new here I am currently in the middle of redesigning my breakfast nook. You can learn more about the One Room Challenge and my plans for my breakfast nook here and here.

The redesign is in full swing and I'm only feeling slightly overwhelmed at the moment; but have no fear, I'm sure I will be in full on panic mode by next week. Haha!

I am in the middle of creating the cushion for my bench. I have never made a pillow, let alone a five foot long cushion so I'm praying that it turns out nice (pray for me please!!). I also painted the first layer of my DIY artwork. The fact that I haven't shared any pictures of it on Instagram should give you an idea of it's current state. This weekend I hope to finish the artwork and also finish the shelving above the cabinets. I have a few different options for the shelving and would LOVE your opinion to help me decide which option is best.

Here is the current layout.

Option 1: Add open shelving above the upper cabinets.

Option 2: Add open shelves above the upper cabinets and add faux support brackets below the upper cabinets.

Option 3: Add open shelving in a different formation above the uppers and either add the faux support brackets or leave them off.

I am debating between Option 2 and Option 3. I personally like the idea of the support brackets on paper but I am nervous about the execution in person. I'm also planning on painting the entire wall white so that it has more of a built in feel. What do you think about the white versus a different wall color? What option do you like best?

I will leave you with another shot of my color scheme for my breakfast room/great room. God I love the Chiang Mai Dragon fabric!!

Be sure to check out here and here for more design inspiration.


Thursday, April 9, 2015

Spring 2015 One Room Challenge: Week Two

Welcome to week two of the One Room Challenge! If you missed week one you can check it out here. I have four weeks left to complete my breakfast nook makeover and I can definitely feel the pressure starting to build!!

Last week I shared some inspiration photos and the awful before pictures of my little breakfast nook. This week I thought I would give you a better idea of what I'm hoping my completed room will feel like. A lot of my projects for the room are DIY so the items in my mood board are not the exact pieces I will be using but they have a similar feel. 

I am pulling colors from my beloved Chiang Mai fabric because I am using it in my living room that opens up to the breakfast nook. Here is what the fabric I am using for the dining bench looks like with the Chiang Mai. I love how versatile the fabric is and how well it pulls out the aqua and green from the Chiang Mai.

I'm still debating on the accent pillow fabrics. I'm loving this cheetah print in coral but I may end up using it for another project so I am currently on the fence about it.

I am creating a piece of art to go between the sconces on the main wall in the nook. It will have a similar abstract feel to the Melissa McKinnon piece that I featured in my mood board (isn't it BEAUTIFUL?!?!?).

I am looking for a cheaper version of the bamboo chairs that I featured in my moodboard. I found some similar to these on Craigslist, fingers crossed that I can get them this week.

Hopefully you now have a better idea of my plan, follow me on Instagram to see my progress this weekend!

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


Saturday, April 4, 2015

Spring 2015 One Room Challenge: Week One

It's One Room Challenge time!!! I can't believe that it has been six months since I participated in my first ORC and my friends and family can't believe that I'm crazy enough to attempt a second one now! 

For those of you that don’t know what the One Room Challenge is, it’s a six week challenge where 20 bloggers are selected to transform a room from start to finish. Linda, from Calling It Home, started this challenge a few years ago and it has grown into an amazing semi-annual challenge that all bloggers are invited to link up to.

I am thrilled to be a linking  participant for a second time. You can check out my reveal from the Fall 2014 ORC hereI will be posting updates every Thursday and the completed room will be revealed on Thursday, May 7th.

For those of you that don’t know me, my name is Megan and I’m obsessed with all things home decor. I love bold colors and patterns and want my home to have a bright, clean, and comfortable feeling. I’m trying my best to achieve the look I want, but have a really hard time committing to a specific color scheme so currently my home is not a true reflection of my style. You see, I am a dreamer, a thinker, and a planner, but I have a HUGE fear of commitment that often prevents me from even starting a project, let alone finishing it (I’m a buy the picture but don’t hang it on the wall kind of girl). The Fall 2014 ORC provided me with the swift kick in the butt that I needed to finally make some commitments in my color scheme/theme but my home still needs LOTS OF LOVE!

For the Spring 2015 ORC I have decided to tackle my breakfast room. It's connected to my kitchen, deck, and living room and is a room that we spend a significant amount of time in each day. Unfortunately, I started to add built in cabinets a couple of years ago and never completely finished them. To say that this project has put a slight strain on my marriage would be putting it lightly, so I have a lot weighing on the completion of this ORC. 

First let me share a few inspiration pictures for my breakfast room to give you an idea of what I want my room to feel like when all is said and done.

Katie Rosenfeld Design
Waterleaf Interiors
Whitney Cutler via House of Turquoise

Here is the sad state of affairs that my breakfast room is currently in.

This is a brief outline of my plans for my breakfast nook: 

  • Paint walls
  • Complete molding, caulk, and paint on cabinets
  • Install doors on cabinets
  • Upholstered back for bench
  • Cushion for bench
  • Pillows for bench
  • Artwork
  • Change window treatment
  • Change light fixture
  • Table and chairs
Obviously I have a lot of work to do to make my vision come to life but I'm ready for the challenge!  Check back next Thursday for an update on my progress. I will be sharing updates on Instagram throughout the week as well (chic_hive). If you are looking for more design inspiration check out all of the other linking participants for the ORC here.

Thanks for stopping by!