ONE WEEK CHALLENGE WEEK 4




Hola chickadees.....here we are with another week of the One Room Challenge!  Is it going fast enough for you?  


If for some unexplained reason this is your first time here we are a crazy group of 20 designers/bloggers who volunteered to makeover one room in 6 short weeks.

I know.....we are drinking the "kool aid" filled with a drug that makes you think you can fly and leap over tall buildings.

Naive....maybe.....but Linda now has us standing in line begging to do it:)

The first thing that happened this week was to fire my decorator.  She could not make a decision and I really got tired of her wishy washy attitude.  Isn't she supposed to be a professional?
  
 Then things came to a major stand still so I begged her to come back and she held me ransom with some crazy notion of taking the word budget out of the equation.  

I caved and did something completely out of character  which you will find out about next week.

Deadlines will do that to you.

We did have some progress though despite all the employee problems.


The rug was delivered.

And....these acrylic 1970's bases.  I know it's kind of ca... ra.... zy.  If you remember when I started I said "I am not going to reinvent the wheel here"....but I think reinvention has occurred.

I blame it on my cohorts Ally, Kathy and Angela during some flea market shopping.   We came around the corner and boom there they were.  I stared at all of them and said "back off  little girls....they're mine:)


The upside is I think it made it easier to sell my DR table!

If you remember I wanted a new top because it was just too big for the space.  Here is how I figured out what size I needed.


I made a templet out of core board taped together. This really helped and I actually added 6" to the length.

They delivered the table polished the first time.

Back it went to be honed.


Here is where we are today.
It was after this I had the fight with my designer....something just wasn't falling into place.  


I was not feeling the chairs.  I know....crap.  They felt heavy with the table.  I thought about using another set I had....the ones I had let my nephew use for a while.

They were cream and I painted them black.

If you look closely they have rush seats.  My thought is to paint them white and maybe add just a little gold edging.

Then I had another thought which is where the budget.  fell.  apart.  but you will have to wait until next week or possibly the reveal to find out.

Newsflash.....do I second guess my decisions at times?  Yes.  Even with clients I have been known to change things up.....I think it is just the nature of the beast.  Don't sweat it though.  

It's just design.....we are not curing cancer here:)

Grab a cup of coffee and make the rounds for all of the other updates!  You won't be sorry.

Shaunemployedbutweaseledherwaybackin








50 comments

Cathy Wall said...

Damn that wishy-washy designer! She did good on the table tho, that's a peach! Can't wait to see the chairs....

My Notting Hill said...

That table top is amazing - love how you clipped the corners. Can't wait to see it honed. I had a feeling when I started reading the post it had to do with chairs. Love the rug too. Can't imagine a ORC without you in it!

kate@willowinteriors said...

I think you should keep your designer! She's awesome...I' mean come on, she did those walls!!!!
Love the lucite and good call on the honed marble!

Christine Dovey said...

That table BLOWS MY MIND!!!! It's so so good. I definitely think your room wants at least two of your existing french chairs- they're just so pretty against the walls- maybe two against the walls with 4 'lighter' one around the table? In any event, this is one seriously beautiful room. If you ever want to change up the table again, you have a buyer on the ready;)

Catie said...

Love the rug and that table is AMAZING!!! You are good! Love ORC.

Abby M. Interiors said...

That table is a dream come true. I would give up one of my children for that table. Ok, maybe not, but I can't can't wait to see what decide with the chairs. I predict a show stopper.

StagerLinda said...

Love a dub dub that table!!! So perfect with your walls. Excited to see the new chairs. Ain't it the way that things continually change as changes are made. Don't be too mad at your decorator--she may be indecisive but she is a great girl!

Catie said...

Love the rug and that table is AMAZING!!! You are good! Love ORC.

Patty Day @Pattys Epiphanies said...

You have me guessing. You posted early today! A record!
And Yes, I am constantly rethinking my decisions and redoing....

The Pink Pagoda said...

Sherry!! That table is magnificent! I'm in awe. Can't wait to see what you decide about the chairs!

janet belbeck said...

Please keep a couple of French chairs. Can't wait to see what you do. Room looks so good!

Kerry Steele- Design du Monde said...

The table is fantastic and I think we all second guess those decisions at times, especially in our own houses.

My Interior Life said...

Oh, you know I'm my own worst client. And that table!! How did we let you get that without more of a fight?! Blood should have been shed over that beauty. Or maybe we saw that look in your eyes and decided we wanted to live. Ha. Regardless, it is perfection!! Can't wait to see the chair situation resolved. It's so good already, I can't stand it!

Cyndy Aldred said...

oh boy, this is unreal! Table is off the charts and I love those chairs but your "designer" apparently has other plans. I agree, your designer is amazing! Keep her!! When you're done with her, can I have her for a couple days or months? So excited to watch this come together! xxoo

Eris @ The Pink House Reno said...

Between the walls and that table, I'll stand up to eat! Couldn't love this more!

Beth of designPOST Interiors said...

I can't wait to se what you pull out for the chairs! I love the walls and that amazing door color! And the table bases...just stop it!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Love the table, it is fabulous. Can't wait to see more.

Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door said...

There are no words for that table base/top combo. You have created heaven girlfriend. Can't wait to see what you'll do with the chairs!

Naomi@DesignManifest said...

love the table, love the tabletop, I love the chairs too! Why are you messing with it? Just kidding. Sort of. I get it... it's your room and you need to fulfill the vision. However it ends up it will be gorgeous.

Fran said...

WOW! When I first saw the lucite base, I wasn't sure what to think, but WHOA - it's incredible with the marble tabletop!! And, I love the chairs with it and now you have my wheels turning about what you're going to do about the chairs. Can't wait!

stephanie at Stephanie Kraus Designs said...

love where you are going this. that marble top and Lucite legs daring and bold and awesome! cant wait for chair reveal

Jessie said...

I love the lucite base and the marble table top. Everything looks great so far, can't wait to see the big reveal in 2 weeks!

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Albertina M. Cisneros said...

that table base is so amazing and it looks amazing with the marble and cut corners...so GOOD!! I will be dreaming about it tonight.

Vel Criste said...

love the rug and that table rocks! I kinda like your chairs, but they do look a bit big for your table.

Kimberly Lemmon said...

I will fall asleep dreaming about the table tonight. Super excited to see how you address the chairs situation.

erin williamson said...

I think you might be my soul twin. I SO wish we could shop together!

Except I probably would have fought you for those amazing table bases :)

Andrea said...

That table!!! Wow, it is stunning!!! And I actually really love your French chairs... but either way, you cannot go wrong. This room is going to be exquisite!

XOXO,
The Glam Pad

Carrie @ Cosy Carolina Interiors said...

I can't wait to see what you chose for the chairs because the rug and table bases make angels sing.

An Urban Cottage said...

I just about fell out of my chair when I saw that table!

Carol@6WilsonBlog.com said...

Yup. Really did almost cry at the beauty of that table, and I'm begging to differ because I thought the table was BRILLIANT with the style of the chairs. But I get the heaviness. I'm just a freak for French lines. Do what you must (like I make a difference lol). But please consider keeping one at each end?? If not possible, I will send you my shipping address ;-) You are making magic happen. Again. Love watching it.

Kathysue said...

Omgosh I am picking my jaw up off the floor. THAT table is to die for, I LOVE it so much!! YOU are a designing diva in my book, LOVE this look so much,
xo Kathysue

Linda {Calling it Home} said...

You definitely invented something with this combo, and I want one, too. I am dying for this table/base/wall treatment...all of it. I heard your designer works for really good bottles of wine, btw. Seriously good, I hope your husband doesn't hate either of us when this is done. Love it.

pam {simple details} said...

That table is CRAZY AMAZING!! Can't wait to see your new chairs (good guess?) that blew the budget! :) This is so good, my friend!

mrs. V | Chez V said...

I'm sorta still digging the frenchies. Perhaps use two in the room against the walls or maybe as host/ess chairs...

Your friends are better women than me b/c I woulda cut a sister for those lucite bases.

Privet and Holly said...

Sheri, I always leave here
with a smile. Thank you for
that! I've been a bit paralyzed
with some decor decisions, but
feel renewed vigor with your
chorus of "we aren't curing
cancer here!" ringing in my
ears. Yes!

Looking forward to your next
reveal....

xo Suzanne

shirley said...

Beautiful as expected!! I love those chair, they are gorrrgeous!!! Your designer should be given a bonus! Job well done...

shirley said...

Beautiful as expected!! I love those chair, they are gorrrgeous!!! Your designer should be given a bonus! Job well done...

Jennifer @ Dimples and Tangles said...

Your lucite bases are so unusual, love your choice! I've actually never seen those before, but look what showed up on my CL tonight! http://oklahomacity.craigslist.org/fuo/4433883954.html

Reichel Broussard said...

Such a tease! Gahhhh! :) The table is EVERYTHING. Such a wow moment!

toocolorcrazy said...

OK...am I missing the DEETS here? I need to know where you got the rug AND the gorge paint color on the door.

Also I agree with other - keep at least two of those beautiful chairs! -
Dont leave me hangin' I need that rug!

Good luck - so far the vision is spot on!

Sarah Krouse said...

When I saw the table, it blew my mind. But then I saw the chairs + I crashed from my high. Just so very glad we're on the same page with those, 'cause somehow when you added that table, this room became mine.

therelishedroost said...

I love it! The Stark carpet, lucite my fave!! It's soon cool!!!

charmaine said...

OMG! That table is everything!!

Emily Palmier said...

Holy Moly! That table is incredible!!!

holly said...

wow. that table!!

where in atlanta are the best flea markets? do tell!

Nancy {at} powellbrower at home said...

Wow that table is fabulous, and love the honed texture! Youre right the chairs, even though GORGEOUS, were just not right, so can't wait to see what you come up with. Love the rug, love the colors. Great job S, good luck this week!
xo Nancy

Traci Hutton said...

I want this room!! I can't wait to see it in all its finished glory!!

Amanda said...

holy sheet!!! I saw those acrylic bases and prayed "please put a marble top on them, please put a marble top on them" ! Its fabulous!!! Totally curious on what you choose for chairs!

Stacey {steward of design} said...

Ahhh, looking fantastic! Love it all.

Tobe | BIA said...

dying. dead. that table is stupid. can i hire your decorator? :)

cannot WAIT to see this room finished. (did i say that last week? cause it's true.)

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