We made it!!!!!!! I’m sitting here at midnight the day before the ORC reveals hopped up on caffeine, cinnamon toast crunch and chocolate (we can discuss my questionable dietary choices later)…the point is that I am done! Finished! Complete….Well maybe not entirely – I am still living out of boxes in my master bedroom and my TV is propped up on saw horses- but the Dining room is done and this was the whole point of the ORC. To make one room complete in its entirety! ( I warn you now, there are going to be a crap ton of exclamation marks in this post – you are reading my tone correctly – Excitedly screaming!).
Are you kidding me…Week 5 *insert all the freaking out face emoji’s*. I can’t believe how fast the last five weeks have gone. For the past twelve years my professional life has been all about deadlines-engineers thrive on them- so it has been a really interesting transition channeling the same kind of planning and motivation I would spend on an engineering project into this room design. I have loved the creative challenge and stretching myself to make decisions, build furniture and practice my styling. Plus it has given me a great excuse to buy a few coveted decorating items to accessorize 🙂
Well here we are, Week 4 of the ORC! No one told me how fast these six week would fly. I feel like each week I have made big strides toward developing the dining room, building the banquette and buying the materials. Unfortunately, I can’t mark one item off my list yet and that is definitely makes me nervous. I am also awaiting a few key order to arrive in the mail and that is stressing me out. I keep having that “falling behind feeling”…but if college taught me anything it is that an all-nighter cram session can bring it home in a crunch. I might have learned a few other things…but that post is for another day 😛
This has been a productive week…although I am still in the “it is going to get worse before it gets better” phase of decorating. Thank goodness most of our purchases have been delivered and construction of the banquette has begun. I am still waiting on our bleached jute rug and the round poly foam for the back of the banquette. Needless to say it will be a huge stress relief when that arrives. Pretty much everything else can be bought off the shelf at this point.
Our most recent client came to us for a moodboard for their bathroom. They weren’t sure exactly what style they wanted but they had a few factors that played into the overall feel they wanted for the space. Their home is nestled in the mountains in an adorable community here in Socal. It definitely has a cabin feel with warm honey toned paneling throughout. The paneling was a labor of love installed by our client and his family, therefore it was important to keep the cabin feel flowing from this main room into the bathroom.
It is hard to believe it has already been one full week. We have made a lot of progress this week…but don’t have a lot to show for it through pictures. I spent the entire weekend overhauling the garage. If you were following along on my Instagram stories then you likely saw the disaster that was located in the path of all my wood working tools. It was exhausting, but I am happy to report that the garage is more or less cleaned, organized and ready to become a workshop. Continue reading “ORC Week 2 Coastal Eclectic Dining Room Makeover Update”
Ashley: We are doing it! We are officially attempting the One Room Challenge! We have both been wanting to do this for some time but could never get our schedules or renovation timing just right. But with Rocky moving into her rental home just a few weeks before the challenge began, we knew it was time!
So we are going to tackle her dining room. Its big and bland, but has the most stunning view you could imagine! Because of that view, we knew we didn’t want to pull the interior in a different direction, but play on the ocean views that you will see when you are dining.