The final week of One Room Challenge™ is always a favourite of mine. I love seeing all the transformations that take place over the course of six weeks. Between the 20 main participants picked by Linda of Calling it Home and all the 100+ linking participants that join in on all the fun—there’s so much to see!
As many of you know, we’ve been extremely busy at The Mod House Project since moving in. We are tackling room after room to ultimately finish our main floor (and eventually the entire house).
We joined the ORC with the primary goal to update our combined living and dining room area. And that we did!
It all began with this very dated space. When we purchased our home last October, the set up had my husband ready to run out of the house. He couldn’t see past the old furniture, the ugly carpet, beige walls and off-centre light fixture.
I, on the other hand, saw potential!
It’s definitely come a long way. We totally transformed this combined living space to reflect both our style and needs. With new floors, some paint, a few added accessories and a DIY built-in, we are jumping with joy at the end result!
As mentioned in week 1, we did our major construction work prior to the ORC. This included:
- Knocking down part of the wall between our kitchen and dining room.
- Ripping out all the carpet and replacing with hardwood floors.
It was a lot of fun combining our old furniture pieces with some new ones in the room. The dining room table is an investment piece we purchased while living in our previous home, which I still adore to this day.
A graphic area rug was added to define the space, drapes to soften the look of the room and a fun modern brass chandelier to fill the air space above our table.
The living room is by far home to one of my favourite DIY’s: the built-in bookcases.
This is one of the first sights upon entering our home. This once overlooked empty room certainly gets all the attention now.
I originally purchase a secondhand buffet server for this space which didn’t work out as planned. It was substituted last minute for this open side table.
As always it’s been a pleasure joining the ORC journey. Thank you so much for following along.
Now let’s go check out all the other fabulous participants!
Paint Colours: Sepia (P5243-51D) + Shutter Bug (P5243-62), PARA Paints
Light Fixture: Overstock
Dakota Dining Room Table & Chairs: Crate & Barrel
Area Rug: IKEA
Art Work: Secondhand Purchase
Table Accessories: Superstore
Paint Colour: Sepia (P5243-51D), PARA Paints
Chairs & Table: IKEA
Area Rug: JSYK
Built-in: DIY project
Floor Lamp & Pillow Puff: HomeSense
Art work: Secondhand Purchase