Week Three. ORC Spring 2017.

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!!


ORC - Week 3. In the Trenches.

Good Morning my friends and I hope you know what is happening here... ORC, yes, the One Room Challenge, that I for one (and my family) are very grateful for.  There is the slight (real) chance that if it weren't for Linda, no room in our home might be complete!  

Let me just say right now, up front ... this has been a BEAR of a week!  Week 3 is the down and dirty ... the okay, this isn't working, this will never be done in time, what on earth was I thinking?? Yep, that kind of week.

PLUS ... I am headed off to HighPoint TOMORROW.  If you follow me on IG you saw the pretty photo of my bedroom, drawers and clothes on the floor, me trying to find anything suitable to wear to HPMKT while my armoires are in a half painted state.  I feel like we are both (me and the armoires)  are in trouble!

But then these arrived ... yes, these little lovelies that will be gracing all the doors in the bedroom.  Ooh La La they caused a large sigh of happiness when I opened the boxes.  

I will give my husband HUGE kudos for letting me do my thing in here.  I absolutely (seriously) considered him, showed him the plan and got his buy off ... I think because I am not making it TOO girly, he is on board with the few "glam" things I am bringing in like these knobs. 

So that means ...  a little mirror action, some glass, some gloss, some scrumptious antique brass and lots of texture ... makes this girl squeal with delight!! (ha ha ... no weirdness here!)

That is about it my friends, thanks for checking in ... 

So while I have to go get packing, check out all the other Link UP fabulousness happening this Thursday!

Making the World More Beautiful.  One Room at a Time.