Week 5. Spring 2017 ORC.

Welcome, Welcome!  To Week 5 of the One Room Challenge Link Up Party!  I cannot ever state this fact enough.  If it weren't for these challenges no room in our home would be finished.  It is a sad state, but I start ... and then move on to other things, or life, or clients, or just keep changing my mind.  Thankfully Linda, of Calling It Home, keeps me and I surmise, many others like me in check.  She began this challenge a number of years ago and has motivated many of us!

The "big" challenge is on Wednesdays, where 20 designers and bloggers transform a room in 6 weeks.  You can see them here.  These are major deals.  I am just transforming a dining room in a rental ... and trying my best to use only things I own.  This is where the world can join in.  On Thursdays for the ORC Link Up.  Literally, anyone can join!  My children and husband ask me ... "what do you win??" ... What I win is that we all have a room that is complete.  Thank you very much!! 

So here's progress for Week 5 in the #KMIProjectRental Dining Room.

Chairs before:

Chairs Painted.  Iron Ore by Sherwin Williams.  I am totally in love with this color right now.

Last week, many of you know I was at High Point Market seeing all the new trends, being inspired and mostly educating myself to bring the best back to my clients.  While I was there I noticed a strong sense of "dark neutrals".  Not just your average white or soft linen neutrals. But a darker moodier neutral.  

These photos might give you an idea ... 

Color is there, but it is darker, moodier and tending toward the dark blues and grays.

I share this with you because this is where my dining room is going.  I am a huge fan of color.  But that doesn't necessarily mean bright primary colors. 

And here you see my new lion cabinet hardware.  I am really not a big diy'er ... but a little gold mixed with stone colored spraypaint gave these the patina I was looking for!


And yes, you can spy my zebra rug and the painted chairs all lined up for dinner!

Oh ... and the jewelry ... remember the lamps I purchased while at High Point?  Here's a little sneak peek!!

Pretty dramatic for a neutral space ... wouldn't you agree?

Now ... go check out all of the creatives out there transforming the world!

If you have the desire to catch up ... scroll down and you can see Weeks 1, 2, 3 and 4.

Next week ... pencils down! Yikes!!