One Week Challenge Week 4

I can’t believe week 4 of the one room challenge is here! I feel like I’m making progress but also kind of feel like this is going to end up being a one-week challenge for me LOL! At this point I’m still waiting on a rug and curtains but have nailed down a sideboard, chairs and most of my accessories.

If you follow me on Instagram you might have seen that I was debating between keeping this sideboard below or getting something a little bit more modern.

About a month ago I picked up a dresser set to refinish for someone. One of the dressers, the shorter one, ended up having a broken drawer that was beyond repair so I ended up using that as a sideboard because I absolutely love the shape of it and the hardware and I really didn’t want to see it to go to waste. It still looks great, it’s just not completely functional which is fine because I don’t need a ton of storage in my dining room. I’m not finished painting it yet but below is a picture of the tall dresser that matches it.

The artwork above it is actually framed fabric from a cute Etsy Shop named Donna’s lavender Nest. She has so many awesome fabric choices and is definitely a shop to check out. I really wanted something that was a kind of soft powdery blue to add some pattern to the wall because I really really wanted wallpaper initially but it just didn’t end up working out with our walls. I’ll be doing a whole blog post on the tutorial for these shortly.

One thing I did complete fully this week is getting my mantle styled. Yay! Everything on it is a collection of things that I love. From my crystal collection, petals from the flowers when me and my husband got married, some artwork from my son and of course I had to throw in some blue and white.

That light fixture will hopefully be getting switched before the challenge is up!

The mirror hung is also my vanity mirror from whenever I was a little girl

This week coming up I’m hoping to receive and hang my curtains, figure out a rug and finish up my dining room chairs.

For my chairs I will be keeping these cane back chairs that I’ve had for a while now. I had initially painted them white but I’m going to Gel Stain the caning a nice blonde wood color. I really need some contrast in this room so I think it will work out nicely.

Hope everyone else’s progress is going well!

One Room Challenge Week Two – Paint and Curtains

This week has been a somewhat slow one for my room but I am just about done with the paint and I chose curtains!

Curtains are my absolute favorite things to put up in a room. They add instant style and make a room feel put together. When hung correctly they can also make a room feel larger.

Last week I was still unsure of if I wanted to go with white or blush curtains and blush has won! I found some great ones on Amazon and cannot wait to get them! I’ll be telling you guys all about them on here next week.

I also found an amazing sideboard that isn’t campaign style but will definitely give the same effect! I’ll be sharing the makeover on it on here in the next few weeks. I know this picture is not the best but I promise there will be more (and better ones) soon!

I’ll be out thrifting this weekend for all things accesories and also a table because ours has sold.

Check back here next week for lots more progress and updates!

One Room Challenge – Dining Room Week One

I am so excited to be participating as a guest in this year’s fall 2018 one room challenge! If you’re not familiar with the one room challenge it’s basically when a ton of design bloggers come together to try and complete one room in their home in 6 weeks. There are 20 featured designers and many other bloggers who participate as guests. It is a great way to find inspiration!

I chose my dining room for the challenge because I’m going to be hosting Christmas this year and really want a beautiful space to have dinner in.

This room started out as a wallpapered mess. I actually didn’t hate the wallpaper that was in this room but it was not in the best shape and really just not my style. I decided to go all white with the paint and I’m so glad I did!

The photo below is from the Zillow listing.

The black fireplace got a white paint job as well!

I’m basically done painting the room and will post afters of the paint next week!

I really want this room to be a mix of mid century modern and traditional with lots of femininity! (Is that a word?!) Blush and light blue will be my main accent colors.

Image via Meredith Rodday Designs

This is actually an office space but the desk and chairs are exactly what I’m going for!

Image via houseofhipsters.com

This blush and light almost periwinkle blue with the white walls is perfection. And that light fixture 😍

Image via thelarsonhouse.com

Yes this one is a bathroom but the blush curtains with all the white and gold accents plus the mid century lighting is exactly what I’m going for!

Vintage table diy –

I want to find a thrifted table and do a white lacquer paint job. I’m looking for something with super clean lines and not to much detail work on it.

Chairs –

Definitely going to do some kind of rattan chairs. I absolutely love rattan next to a high gloss white. It’s such a beautiful contrast.

Curtains –

As of right now I’m planning on blush velvet curtains. There’s a somewhat good chance I might change my mind to white velvet curtains but we shall see!

Sideboard –

I want to find a campaign dresser that will fit and work as a side board. I’ll be thrifting this as well so I’m open to a few different options.

Artwork –

I’ll be framing 3 panels of blue and white floral fabric to go above the sideboard.

I am so thrilled to be doing this challenge. I can’t wait to see everyones rooms and FINALLY get this room of my own done!