week 1 ⎸week 2 ⎸week 3 ⎸week 4 ⎸week 5 ⎸week 6 (reveal)
It’s week 4 and time is ticking.
We’re down to the final 2 weeks of our One Room Challenge. Actually, it’s more like a week and a little bit for us bloggers.
Truth be told, the last few days are spent styling the space, photographing every possible angle and creating a blog post that condenses what we did in 6 weeks. Something you don’t want to leave for the night before unless, of course, you enjoy no sleep and a massive anxiety attack 😉
I spent the better half of the week buying and returning things again. It’s seriously taking a huge chunk of my time.
My open concept floor plan is making things a little more difficult than I initially thought. Although, I’m only decorating my living and dining space at this point—in the back of mind I need to make sure every design decision I make in this combined space will have a cohesive look with the rest of my main floor.
Err see my dilemma?!
I’m definitely wracking my brain around a design scheme that only partially exists right now. To also make my shopping experience more difficult, I have to consider my tight budget.
So here’s my update this week:
I was finally able to find some drapes for the dining room (after 4 attempts!).
Since my dining space is right beside my kitchen, I needed the two spaces to somewhat jive together. I found drapes that had a similar colour to my lower kitchen cabinets.
I’m also loving how the gold light fixture picks up the gold hardware in the kitchen.
We painted the built-ins white. We are currently working on adding trim details to the front. We also hope to create the shelves + add those light fixtures this weekend.
I have a massive wooden buffet server that I purchased secondhand. I plan to refinish it for the living room. Hopefully it won’t overpower the space now that the built-in unit is in place (combined with my other furniture pieces). It’s sitting in the garage so fingers are crossed it all works together when we bring it in. . .
Don’t forget to head over to Calling it Home to check out all of the other awesome ORC updates.
If you like to catch up on my progress from week 1, click here.
Those built-ins are just delicious, I tell you! Also, I’m pumped to see this buffet server!!
Thanks Thalita! The buffet server is so heavy that we are waiting on some extra hands to bring it in the house. I really don’t have any idea how it will fit in the space until I see it all together. Hopefully it all works :s
The built in’s look fantastic and the curtains we worth the attempts – you did a great job!
Thanks Lianna! I’m glad I found something for the dining room, I just need one more window treatment for the living room. . . not going to be fun.
I am dying over those built-ins. This looks close to finished. Well done!
Thanks Linda! I feel like we’ve been working on them forever. It’s almost there. . .just need to add a luxe touch to them 🙂
Gorgeous Sabrina! Those built-ins are amazing! Can’t wait to see next weeks post! 🙂
WOW! Those built-ins are stunning! Can’t wait to see the shelves! And the drapes look perfect – totally worth the time to find the right ones!
Love the built-ins!! It’s looking so good!
Love your choice on the drapes, and the built ins are coming along so nicely! Can’t wait to see how you finish everything off. The space already looks like you’re so close to complete!
We’re having the hardest time finding drapes as well and I can totally relate to the budget crunch!
Thanks Tash! We are getting there. . .it’s all those little details that I have to worry about now. I found my drapes at FabricLand you should check them out. They have great choices. I’m trying to look for a roman shade for my living room. Now that is a task and half. No luck yet 🙁
Your built-ins look fabulous!!!! Can’t wait to see it all come together!
I love those curtains. They look great in the space… and the built-ins look amazing! Great work!
oh my word this built-ins! amazing. love the drapes too, i think they look good with your cabinets…good choice.
Those built ins are just stunning! It’s all going to come together beautifully!
The drapes look great! And the built-ins are amazing! I’m excited to see your reveal! 🙂
I find choosing drapes SO hard–especially if you don’t want to spend a bundle. I love the ones you chose! The built-ins just keep getting better! Can’t wait to see them loaded up!
You’re making really great progress. I love the wood tone of the table.
Fantastic! I’m hiring you guys to build those in my living room:)
Love the built ins and the drapes. It will look amazing when done. Good luck!
The built ins look AMAZING – great work!
I think your room is really coming along. I’m exited to see more next week
Your spaces look amazing already! Colors, cohesiveness and atmosphere are all just right, great job! I really look forward to the final reveal.
Your progress is AMAZING! I am so impressed! Can’t wait to see it completed (and I’m sure you can’t either). 🙂
The built ins are fantastic! Love watching your space “grow”!
Drapes are like my nemesis. I totally get having to try a million before choosing. But I love your choice! The whole space is looking so great. 🙂
I love the gold chandelier in the dining area. Can’t wait to see your reveal!
It looks great and sister…I feel your pain on drapes! My dining and living room share a wall of windows so I have to have 8 panels. Do you know how hard it is to find 8 panels in a style that isn’t overwhelming. Sigh….But it really is looking amazing. Those bookshelves are divine and can’t wait to see how they finish out!