Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Here are some before pictures...
The Entry will have a mirror with some interest to it and possibly some art. I'm hoping to find a navy tufted bench to fit under the mirrors grounded with a natural jute rug (which I already have and found not too long ago for a steal!).
We purchased the Bradding dining table soon after we moved in this past winter from Pier One. It took me forever to decide on one I liked, was the style I wanted, and most importantly was the right size. Plus we had a "Congratulations Welcome to the Neighborhood" coupon that made it a steal and the price we were looking to spend...
The chairs I was even more picky about. It felt like everything I found was either too country looking, too trendy looking (and even though I liked some I was afraid I would fall out of love too soon), or was way too expensive (think $700 a chair, and I need 6 side chairs and 2 heads... no way). Then I came upon these at Birch Lane one night and fell in love!! However, the price was still a little more than what I was hoping to spend so I kept on looking. I think I've seen every chair that is for sale in the entire world! Or it at least feels that way, and none of them could make me forget about the Lisbon Rake Back chairs. Then by chance the other night while still looking for another option, I happened to look them up and they were on sale! Seriously they never go on sale! I swear I looked them up at least 2x a week to check... and on top of that, I had just received a BH&G magazine in the mail and there was a coupon for Wayfair which would make them the exact price I was hoping to find chairs in!!! I think I startled my husband who was sitting next to me on the sofa when I found them and began screaming and running for my wallet. I can't tell you how excited I am to get them and see them in person! There is not 1 bad review and I just love them so much from seeing them online! Unfortunately they are sold out at the moment (They actually only had 6 left when I found them and that was just the number I needed so yes I took the last few available, if that's not SERENDIPITY I don't know what is!)
We already have both lights as well, we purchased those just after moving in to replace the lights the builder had put in, but need to get an electrician over to install them (we have a 2 story foyer that neither one of us is climbing to hang that foyer light).
The walls are Pale Oak by Benjamin Moore, and we painted them before we moved in. We do plan on adding some molding and trim to both the entry and dining area. I like the style and design ChrisLovesJulia did in their nursery, so chances are it will be similar to that...
Everything else I have an eye out for while shopping in hopes I can find everything I need to pull it all together by the end of this 6 week challenge. I'm so excited to get a room finished in this house and having the dining room done before all of the holiday meals that will be taking place in it is a great motivator.
Check back each Thursday to see where I'm at in the process. For now if you want to see more rooms taking the challenge, you can visit Linda over at Calling it Home to see everyone else joining in.
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Thursday, April 20, 2017
We're half way through and honestly not much has changed since last week, oops. I work better at last minute! I have ordered a couple of these euro pillow covers for the bed...
I'll be picking up an all white duvet cover this week and be on the look out for a fun lumbar to pair with the euros above.
I've decided I'm going to paint our dresser (if you follow along on Instagram then you probably saw the color choices I had taped up on to it trying to decide). I think I've decided on this, Misty Surf by Valspar...
It's a light blue with a heavy grey undertone to keep it from looking too babyish and just enough modern. I think I'll keep our hardware that's on it to keep the vintage flair.
We're still debating on a bed/headboard situation. I found this one on Walmart.com of all places. My mom has it in a dark grey and it looks really nice and much more expensive than you would think coming from where it comes from.
Daddyo isn't completely sold on it yet but I have a feeling this will be it.
Some artwork I keep looking at and need to order, all from Minted.com..
I've hung the curtain rod finally after fighting with the wall and screws for 2 days! I need to browse lamps and night stands. As much as I want to use the drop leaf table from my MIL, I'm not sure I can find something that will pair with it well for the room as we only have one. I might share what I find on Instagram as I go shopping this week, @WinderandMain if you're not already following along. And be on the look out for a reading chair as Daddyo has mentioned he thinks a chair will look good in the corner and who am I to argue about buying furniture?
I'm sure most others are much further along than I am. You can see the updates from the other participants here.
Now to go paint!
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Thursday, April 6, 2017
The list to be done is kind of long but that just means a greater transformation in the end right? Still not 100% sure what I want to do, but I know what needs to be addressed.
I've been browsing Pinterest to find some inspiration pictures so I can pick a direction to go in. Here are a few of my favorite images:
Lots of cozy neutral bedding with blue accents and a pop of color here and there. That's the broad plan at the moment. Next week I'll hopefully have a design board and have found a new place for all of the clutter that has piled up in there since the move.
To see the others participating in this challenge, visit the home of the ORC here.