Happy Wednesday and One Room Challenge update day! If you are following along then you know I didn’t have much to report last week and I am busy working on a back porch update and planning our Derby party, so there was no week #3 update. I know, I know. How can we all possibly live with the suspense?!?!
The good news is that there has been some progress and I will share some sneak peaks with you today. But only tiny peaks because I really want you to stick around for the big reveal in just TWO SHORT WEEKS! As a reminder, here is the inspiration board for the dining/sitting room combo.
In my week two update, I shared the Top Ten To-Do’s for the space and I am thrilled to report that five have been knocked off the list! OK, here we go!
ONE: Paint Blue Chairs
NEWS FLASH- YOU CAN PAINT UPHOLSTERED CHAIRS. Sure, you may have seen this on Pinterest before but maybe you had your doubts. I am here to tell you that it can be done, and it is easier than you think! I will definitely be sharing a full tutorial for you soon. I can’t believe these are the same chairs now!
TWO: Rug for Dining Room
A new rug for the dining room is here… and she is a beaut! I was really gun shy on pulling the trigger on this rug. I am so guilty of sticking with neutrals when it comes to rugs and this was definitely out of my comfort zone. But I am so glad I went for it because it really “makes” the room. (and hides the stains)
THREE: Recover bench and chairs.
My original plan was to recover the bench with a vinyl tablecloth (see above reference to stains). But since I have a major stash of fabric (I prefer to think of it has collecting vs. hoarding), I decided free was the way to go so used some fabric I had on hand to give it a new look. I think this striped navy gives the room a fun coastal vibe and you know I am a sucker for all things navy. And striped. Think the Hampton meets Atlanta? The chairs are going to stay with the cow print because I kinda love the way the pattern mixes with the rug now!
FOUR: New Art for Sitting Room
Y’all. This one is BIG! I mean… literally… really…BIG. At first when I created my inspiration board, I thought we might actually splurge on some new art. Like actually pretend we are mature adults and have a real piece of art. But since we still haven’t landed on something we absolutely LOVE and I didn’t want to rush it, I came up with the next best thing. A three foot by four foot black and white picture of a horse. Secretariat to be exact. And a total of $9 spent. Although it is definitely inspired by our upcoming Kentucky Derby party, I have a feeling it will be around much, much longer. I absolutely LOVE the way it turned out!
FIVE: Paint Dining Room Table
I cannot believe I actually have a painted dining room table. Y’all, I have been contemplating painting this table for probably two years. THIS is why I love the One Room Challenge. Less contemplating, more DOING. I knew it was going to be a good project when this cute paint deck showed up in the mail to choose the colors for the paint.
I loved working with Velvet Finishes and will definitely be back soon to share the full tutorial on how I achieved this “driftwood finish”. The best part is that I knocked it out in about 1.5 hours. So so so easy.
We are just over half way through the list with only two weeks to go. The painter arrives today to paint the dining room- I had to outsource this time since there is absolutely way too much windows and trim to deal. And I MUST figure out a solution for the windows. (any ideas?!?!?) Then it’s just light fixtures and stools. Oh and then accessorizing which is definitely the fun part!
- Window Treatments (dining room)
Paint Blue Chairs (dining room) Recover Bench and Chairs (dining room) Paint Dining Room Table (dining room)
- Figure out light fixtures (both)
Rug (sitting room)YAY! Rug (dining room) Art (sitting room)
- New Counter Stools
- Paint Dining Room Repose Gray
All right, stay tuned for a final update next week before the big reveal in two weeks!
As always- thanks to Linda at Calling it Home for hosting the One Room Challenge. Be sure to click over to see all of the updates this week!