It's One Room Challenge time again!!! I'm so excited to participate once again in the linking party; I had a ton of fun participating during the spring round earlier this year and I'm looking forward to another challenge. Although, I won't have as much time to commit to a big project this time around, so I'm going to cheat a little and choose a room that I started re-decorating last summer and never finished (I got sidetracked by other projects, including my ORC home office makeover!). I suppose it's not really cheating though - after all, Linda says the reason she invented the ORC was to help her stay on track and finish a room. This challenge is the perfect motivation to get it done, knowing that I have fellow ORC participants and blog readers to encourage and support me along the way. Before we get started, here's the week-by-week list of links so that you can follow along. And no matter where you are on my blog, know that you can always click the ORC icon in my right sidebar to return to this page.
Week 1: Introduction and Decorating Plans (that's this post, keep reading below!)
Week 2: Lighting
Week 3: Marble Bar
Week 4: Art & Window Treatments
Week 5: Finishing Touches
Week 6: The Reveal
Since I already started transforming this room, the reveal on Week 6 isn't going to be that dramatic, but I haven't really posted much about my living room on this blog so at least the content during the challenge will feel fresh. Here's a tour around how the room looks right now:
|The front door needs painting!|
|That empty wall needs some art!|
|The bar cabinet (left) was a DIY last summer; the demi-lune needs replacing |
but perhaps I'll give it a paint job for now until I find the right piece for that space.
|This empty frame needs a mirror!|
|I must admit, I still love this old-fashioned detailing on the plaster ceiling. |
But the light needs to go.
|Ugh. No. This is just NO.|
Here's a breakdown of my plans to complete this space:
1. Add art to the large blank wall next to the sofa
2. Add new light fixtures
3. Have mirror custom cut and installed in that empty gold frame
4. Custom drapes with trim for the window? Depends on cost.
5. Paint demi-lune table black and accessorize
6. Add new throw cushions to sofa
7. Do something - ANYTHING - about that staircase!
So...not too ambitious, right? I guess we'll find out together. Check back each Thursday for the next 5 weeks to see my progress and for the big reveal!
Thank you so much to Linda from Calling It Home for not only creating the One Room Challenge (check out her blog every Wednesday for links to the 20 sponsored challengers) but for opening the challenge up to anyone who wants to participate through the linking party! Please show your support for the other bloggers and designers I'm participating with by clicking here.