ONE ROOM CHALLENGE WEEK 3





      Welcome back to the One Room Challenge!  


Week 3.....otherwise know as "halfway"....which triggers feelings of anxiety and could cause a nervous tick that stays with you for the duration.

Yes..... there is 20 of us.  Yes..... we only have 6 weeks to get to the top of the "design mountain".

Meanwhile Linda is sitting back laughing that "evil laugh".....which makes the little hairs on your neck stand up.

Here is a round up of what got finished this week.

Bye bye army green!


That is one sad looking sofa......




Window seat is also gone.

Hmmmmm there seems to be some difference in the floors.  "What to do" she said tapping her chin.


Can't see that TV now!



 After the painters left I decided that this area under the island needed to be painted.

And....since I couldn't get my Farrow and Ball wallpaper I went in another direction.....
I shopped the house I found this old walnut drop leaf table and 2 Hitchcock chairs that belonged to our Mom.  She will not be happy about this but I am painting the chairs white.  Sinful.

Also can you see that scrap of fabric?  It's from Ikea.

As much as I wanted to use the Schumacher version....you can't beat the price.

I ordered this from Overstock for behind the sofa.

With the mantel and bookcases in mind I did a little shopping at Target....for some accessories.



Yeah....that was my lunch.  No judging please.

The "bunny" showed up with this and went over the floors like she was doing laps at the Indy 500.  
It takes a village.

So what's on the horizon for this project?

Window Treatments
Floors
Lighting
Rug
Barstools
Styling

Breath in.....breath out.

It's time to check out the progress from these hard working peeps!



Get to it!

Shafreaka




26 comments

Carrie @ Cosy Carolina Interiors said...

As I read this I wished I had some sisters, then I realized I wish I had you and the Bunny as sisters. Amazing! Love your Target cart lunch too :)

Betsy Cobb Gordon said...

It's looking so good! What a difference that urbane bronze makes on her built ins. Wow! Love the paint under the kitchen counter, a huge improvement.

Slow and steady, you're half way there.

You're lucky to have sisters that let you use their spaces for the orc and they pitch in to help too!!


Betsy Gordon
West of the Square Designs


Kathysue said...

Your plan is coming together beautifully and I love the direction you are going and how you adjust as you go along in the process, it is good to see how you can MAKE IT WORK as Tim Gunn says!! Love that fabric from Ikea, great colors and design, good choice. Keep up the good work!! WE move today!! Eeeee! I am so excited!!

Vanessa@Decor Happy said...

Love the new wall paint colour and the bookcase looks 100x better with that dark shade. That Ikea fabric is a good find. Love how you are bringing in some budget friendly items, paired with the Lee upholstered pieces, this is really going to be a great high-low story. Can't wait to see it all come together!

Anonymous said...

What is that machine she's using on her floor?

Linda Pakravan said...

So much progress! Looking good. Chips are a food group as far as I'm concerned.

Iris Watts said...

I love the progress you've made! Can't wait to see your ideas take life in the end! :)

Jennifer @ Dimples and Tangles said...

Looking good, Sherry! Could you tell me what paint color you used for the tv built in? I'm actually off to get some samples and I like what you used!

Stacey {steward of design} said...

Looking great! I love the wall color and the dark tv cabinet. Can't wait to see more.

Courtney {a thoughtful place} said...

OK. . first of loving the lunch. Make me feel better about my Twix lunch I always have from Target. This room will be such a dramatic change. I love that built in color. So good. Keep on keeping on, my dear! We can do this.

Katy said...

I bought that same throw last night at Target- I love Nate Berkus' line for this season. Did they give you a free $10 off coupon when you order on Target.com? Not going to lie, it felt a little bit like Christmas when he handed it to me. Also, please tell me you saw their new marble lamps- totally gorgeous. I even wrote a short post on what a great deal they are and you'd never know they came from Tar-jey!

Lisa @ Shine Your Light said...

Ahhhhh Sherry the built-ins look so fabulous!!!!!!

Christine Dovey said...

I love that dark wall and the built ins are on point my friend. Also well done on the new wall colour and excited to see those sanded floors! You've made huge huge progress my friend- well played!!!

Mary Ann Pickett said...

This is so great...and now I need to visit Target!

Cristin // Simplified Bee said...

Love the dark built-ins! It takes a village indeed :)

xo
cristin

Ivy Lane said...

Looking good!!!! Keep on keepin' on!!! It's going to be fabulous when it is all done!

Xo,
Ivy

Vel Criste said...

PROGRESS in a good way this is!(sorry for channeling my inner Yoda today;-)

Linda {Calling it Home} said...

Is a chuckle the same as a laugh? I am working hard, it just doesn't show in the same way :)...and I am drinking. Love ya.

rajnialexdesign said...

That's a beautiful console for behind the sofa!

Reclaimed wood dining tables said...

Looking great! I love the progress.

Anonymous said...

You got this girl!! 100% confidence in everything you do! good luck with the finish cant wait to see it. faithful follower,K Sunday

Brenda said...

Love that you combine great design with a thoroughly entertaining post. Can't wait to see the results.

Florence said...

Love your ideas!
You may want to have a look at the 10-20 post on "House of Turquoise." It shows what maybe the same bar stools painted. Just a thought.

Naomi@DesignManifest said...

O man I love your posts! Looking sharp. The Ikea panels are a nice budget solution. Are you gonna use it as paper on the upper walls? or curtains. I Might have missed that.

Holly Gruszka said...

That table is from Overstock? That's great! And love the goodies in that Target shopping cart.

Tobe | BIA said...

Oh, this has come a looooooong way already, Sherry. You are a magician! Love the serene gray...that console is spectacular (wish i needed it bc it's a killer price, too!)...the Ikea fabric is genius...and the built-ins. Nice. We are attempting a version of our own over here and I'm pretty certain my husband wants to leave me after this.....

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