Kim Macumber Interiors. ORC. Week Four.

Everyone should know the drill here by now ... but just in case you need me to tell you again, Welcome to the One Room Challenge Link Up put on 2 times a year by Linda of Calling It Home. There is an official ORC on Wednesdays where 20 designers and bloggers will dazzle you with their transformations of a room in 6 weeks.  You can check their progress here.  And then she opens it up to the world to compete on Thursdays.  Compete.  With ourselves.  After all, isn't it ourselves that get in our way anyway?

Week Four!! and next week is Photo Time to prepare for the big Reveal.  And I told you I have been at the Furniture Market in High Point North Carolina for the past week.  I am exhausted and it has nothing to do with trying to get this room together!!  5 days of pounding the pavement in High Point looking for new inspiration, sources, and trends to bring home to YOU!  You are welcome!  Oh and did I mention it RAINED the entire time.  ergh.

While I was at market I stumbled upon my "jack rackham" swag ... just what I needed to complete my #KMIProjectRental Dining Room.  If you are confused about why Jack is here, you can read about my inspiration during Week One here.  He does add a little personality don't you think?

This Lucas and McKearn Flambeau light made in New Orleans had me at hello!  They are being shipped ... fingers crossed.  EEK!!

In the meantime, my lion head cabinet hardware came in ... a little lackluster.  So I am going to be zhushing them this weekend.  

I will also be painting my chairs.  Nope, haven't started that.  Good thing the weather is supposed to be a little nicer this weekend. 

Make sure to follow along with all the Link Up participants ... You can find us all here!

xokim

Kim Macumber Interiors. ORC. Week Three.

Welcome back to the One Room Challenge Link Up, Week 3.  Yes, the half way point, that really is more than half way because Week 6 means you get to see final photos.  It is kind of a head fake to call it six weeks!!  Right Linda ??  Thankfully, Linda realizes that we all need a good push to get things going.  She created this 6 weeks of craziness just for us.  She is crazy loyal like that!

For those that have no idea what the ORC is ... it is a challenge to complete one room in 6 weeks.  And it's like going to the gym.  If you are on your own you can kind of fake it.  But if you link up with this crowd you have no choice but to finish! I do love the ORC for many reasons, but the main one is that I am so busy working on other people's homes that mine seems to get pushed aside.  The ORC kicks me into gear and I cannot use excuses like ... "Well, I haven't found the perfect piece yet" or "I am going to work on it next week" ... because that NEVER happens!!

So back to Week Three ... here's progress!

Please take a moment to fully enjoy my new corner!!  Root Cellar Designs Wallpaper and Sherwin Williams "Natural Choice" for the walls ... Naturally!

I am happy to report that things are moving forward and it is a good thing, because I leave for HighPoint Market tomorrow and won't be returning until next Tuesday.  6 days of a big fat nothing going on here and that has me a little antsy!  If you need to catch up here is my inspiration Week One and my Plan at Week Two.

And yes, do you remember this window of mine from Old House Parts in Kennebunk Maine?  You can re-acquaint yourself here!

The window is the perfect accent for the wallpaper and another added layer with the gold and grey heron print.  I am more than thrilled that this room has plantation shutters.  Drapes would be dynamite, but I don't want to invest that kind of money in a rental.  The beauty of window treatments is that it warms a space up.  Since I won't have window treatments, the layering on this focal wall is even more important to warm up the space and give it some depth.

And then these chairs.  We have had them in the natural state for far too long.  They are about to get a good dose of Sherwin Williams "Iron Ore" to pull out the backdrop of the wallpaper and be a nice pop of color off the farm table.

And then the knobs on my mirrored console, one broke. 

So I ordered these, from Wayfair.  

Please follow along all the fun and excitement going on in the ORC LinkUp and the Official One Room Challenge.  The talent is amazing and fun and creative and inspiring!  All rolled into one!

I am headed to High Point tomorrow and will probably see a thousand things I think will be perfect in my Dining Room.  But I will have to be pinching myself as a reminder that this is indeed a Challenge.  With #KMIProjectRental this is not about a life commitment!!

xokim

Kim Macumber Interiors. ORC. Week Two.

Thank you for coming back!  Yes, this is Week Two of the #oneroomchallenge #orclinkup and I am in the midst of transforming our dining room.  From blah to extraordinary with everything I already have.  Except the Wallpaper. EEEK!  Oh Yes, in just six weeks!  Thanks to Linda of Calling It Home, there are room transformations taking place across the globe right now!

Let's break the Board Down:

My Jump Off ... or Jump Up and Down! starting point is this FABULOUS wallpaper by RootCellarDesigns.  

This has been the biggest restraint ever.  To virtually transform our home into our vibe with nothing but paint.  I will continue to update you on the entire project.  But the Dining Room took a front seat so that I could have the place looking a little more spiffy for Easter!  And a girl just needs some wallpaper sometimes.  Just a Wall.  It just takes a Wall. Okay, not THAT wall!!!

I realize this weekend is Easter and I am far from ready, but I will show my family the mood boards.  And while we are eating my Mother In Law's addictive deviled eggs they will be able to truly see my vision!!

Existing:

Farm Table - buy something you love.  This table has been in our dining room, our kitchen, the potting shed ... and back to the Dining Room!

Mirrored console.  Back when I wanted a little more Glam in my life.  This sparkler continues to make me happy.  But it needs new hardware.  One of the pulls broke, so I will be replacing those.

The "Winners" ... the Aidan Gray Chairs and chandelier!  I had my luckiest "win" moment two years ago and won these at HighPoint Market!

Heron Art.  I love this piece!  A fun find at an Estate Sale.  

Garden Urn and Greenery.  NOT decided on wholly.  But I like the pop of green and iron in the space.  And I have no current yard to place them in ... so bringing the feel inside is terrifically appealing.

Zebra Print Cowhide:  I like it and own it.  Should it stay or should it go now? Stay tuned!

Yes, Black Sails  is  still on my mind as I try to make #KMIProjectRental feel like home.  Bringing in the rustic elements and shiny moments of our past to create something fun and fresh for our new adventure.

Be sure to hop over to Calling it Home to check out the 20 sponsored bloggers and here for us crazies that Link Up.  It will be life changing!

xokim