week 1 ⎸week 2 ⎸week 3 ⎸week 4 ⎸week 5 ⎸week 6 (reveal)
We are making some serious progress here at The Mod House Project! Since the purchase of our new home, the hubby and I have been working around the clock to renovate this 90’s dated house. From the front foyer to the powder room, we’re making over each room until we will completely finish off our main floor (aka Phase 1 of the Mod House Project!).
We are gearing up to tackle a new space today and guess what!? I’ll be joining the One Room Challenge as a linking participant for this one! This challenge attracts bloggers from all over North America to document their journey in transforming a space in their home—all within a six week time period. It’s quite amazing to following along.
I took part in this ORC challenge once before. Remember our Sophisticated Master Ensuite Bathroom? Gawd, I miss this space so much. . .
You really have no idea the state of our current ensuite in the new home—it doubled in size but tripled in ugliness.
However, for this challenge our master ensuite is going to have to wait. I’ve decided we are going to revamp our combined dinning and living room area.
So let me bring you up to speed.
This image below is from our MLS listing. As you can see, lots of beige and old white carpets conquered this space.
Just beyond that dining room wall is our kitchen. When we moved in, we removed part of the wall to create a larger opening.
When demolition took place, our home looked like this. . .
After we ripped out all the carpet, we installed new hardwood floors throughout and began working on a new kitchen.
Since that time, we completed 90% of our kitchen but never got around to our dining and living room space. It currently sits empty with one piece of furniture—our table and chairs from our previous home.
So what’s the plan?
To make the living/dining room functional for use!
Add some major pizzazz!
Having clear sight lines from the living, dining and kitchen not only makes our home feel larger but creates the ultimate entertaining space. Since the major construction work is complete, this project will consist of painting, DIYs and adding a few more furniture pieces.
For starters, our first DIY project planned will be the creation of built-in shelves around this window in the living room.
This is the view from the alternative doorway into the living room. You can see this as soon as you walk into our home. A feature wall will not only look impressive upon entry but it also creates extra storage.
I will be pulling some colours from the kitchen to create a cohesive look in the living and dining room area. We have some brass handles on our cabinets so I wanted to continue that in the dining room. I will be using this great looking brass Bali 22 light chandelier that I received from O.co.
I was playing around with some different looks for this space. I haven’t made up my mind 100% in terms of style. I want causal but fancy. Modern but traditional. Most of all I just want an inviting atmosphere. I’ll probably be tweaking this design over and over in my mind. Sometimes it’s just better to jump right in and get inspired as everything starts to unfold!
Until next week. . .
I would be so wanting this all done at once, but that’s me, I like everything done and put away, some time maybe I will learn just to sit back and enjoy the ride, . It’s beautiful and I cant wait to see it done. GOD bless.
That makes two of us Penny! At first, it was extremely difficult to live through a renovation. However, you learn very quickly (especially if you’re doing it yourself) just to take it one room at a time. Thanks for your kinds words 🙂
WOW, this is going to be gorgeous! I love, love that light fixture in the mood board. I’ve been eyeing one like it myself. Excited to see this transformation. ~Sonya
Thanks so much Sonya! I have to say the light fixture is even more amazing in person…I can’t wait to share 🙂
LOOOOVE the mood board! Cannot wait to follow along!
i’m loving the choices of colours you have made for space already. I will be following along too!
I can totally relate to the kitchen wall tear-down and needing to finish adjoining spaces! Love where this is headed….
So really you’re doing the Two Rooms Challenges. 🙂 I admire your ambition. I really like the built in plan for the living room. It will give that little window so much more presence.
I thought about just picking one space but then I thought who am I kidding. . . I just want to get this main floor done! lol
Your bathroom makeover is amazing Sabrina! Excited to follow along on this makeover!
I so love built ins and yours are going to look so wonderful…I can’t wait!
First and foremost, loooove what you did with the bathroom!!! The mood board is too good.. I am myself tackling a kitchen/dining room for the ORC linking group, it’s for a client, so if I don’t finish on time I don’t- but I am totally rooting for you- as I want to see this REVEAL!! Rajni
I am excited to see what you do with this space. Your last challenge with that bathroom is amazing. And I love what you did with your kitchen. I’ll be following along.
That window seat surrounded by built-ins? Love it! It’s going to look amazing. I really like how you’ve considered the sight-lines upon entering your home. Great chandelier.
WOW! Your house looks fantastic so far, and the living room will look just as good. Can’t wait!
This is going to be a gorgeous makeover! I can’t wait to see it done!
Sabrina, your plan looks great cant wait to see the outcome! I know it will beautiful!
I just want to say that your before picture is beautiful! I understand your need for a change but what you’re starting off with is beautiful. I want to change my own room, but I want to go the DIY route because money is super tight. DO you have any tips on where to start as far as going the DIY route? #SITSBlogging