I can still remember the first time Linda got in touch with me to participate in the ORC.
I. Had. No. Clue.
And in my opinion I pretty much failed. Starting with posting around 3 in the afternoon, which is kind of a no no and not even finishing during the 6 weeks.
Linda took a chance...... invited me again and I think I'm getting the hang of it. Last time I did the "bunny hutch" which you can see here.
If by some miracle you have just stumbled across Design Indulgence today and you are scratching your head......let me explain.
One Room....6 weeks....start to finish.
Linda from Calling It Home is our CEO and she keeps us marching towards the finish line.
She don't play people...this is serious bizness.
Which is why I changed my mind from renovating my laundry room/office to a dining room makeover.
Marathon or 5K. Just saying.
Let's get going with a little history of the space starting with 20 years ago.
Details: The walls are a faux limestone complete with sand on plaster [my house was built in 1946]. We added the columns when we renovated in 1993.
One of my issues has always been the door in the middle, which leads to the office/laundry room.
As far as furniture I still have the same chairs which were purchased at Scott's at least 20 years ago along with the table base. You see a glass top here but that got changed.
This was about 10 years ago. I changed out the chandelier to one that had been hanging in my kitchen dining area along with the curtains, added a limestone top and a hand painted sisal rug. You can still see that damn door.
Then I got a wild hair and painted the base and chandelier cream.
The changes here are cream linen curtains, remove the columns, cheap sisal rug from Ikea which I sprayed white....all this after my floors were painted white.
Here is a close up of the walls.....people that stuff was not coming off. I used a hand sander with 80 grit paper and it barely budged [knocked off a little sand]. I tried spraying water on it and scraping. Yeah......that kinda worked but after an hour my arm about fell off. I am a weak ass DIY girl.
Look....I don't hate the walls but after all this time I am just ready for a change.
That door. Plans.
And why have I not sprayed the old register white like I did all the others? Beats me.
Here are a few hints of what is coming up.
Change out that #*^@ door with double french doors which I found at a flea market for $15.00 each. Perfect size. I mean perfect.
What to do with the walls....
Cover them baby!
When I started I was NOT going to reinvent the wheel.....but well you know how that goes.
I got caught up in it and now let's just say "as of today" I'm keeping the chairs.
You know the drill.....more next Wednesday.
Even though you have a busy day it will be worth it to check out all the other talented designers/bloggers to see what they have planned!
I will pick a winner on Friday for the giveaway.....