Thursday, April 24, 2014

One Room Challenge Week Four

It's week four of  Linda's One Room Challenge Linking Party
and I'm continuing to make progress!

My number one priority was to get the blinds hung....
I started to hang them myself,
but Teddy took pity on me and had them hung in less than ten minutes!
He takes after my Michigan dad and Virginia dad and is extremely handy!
Viola! 
They are room darkening....love them!
My coverlet and Euro shams arrived from One Kings Lane in record time...
as in I ordered them on a Monday night and they were here on Wednesday,
and I am thrilled with the quality and love how they look!

I spent all day Saturday making the rounds at my favorite consignment shops
with Caroline and my Virginia mom and boy did it pay off!!!!!
 I was starting to feel stressed about not finding a pair of botanical prints
to hang above the headboard.
I'm on a budget but was willing to splurge a little to get the perfect pair,
but I was not finding anything I liked in any price range.
Virginia mom spotted these at a consignment shop we were at on Saturday,
and they were not only PERFECT, they were a STEAL!
I already hung them up and love them!!!
I shopped my attic and found a few other prints for our bedroom and hung those as well.

I moved a very special piece of furniture into our room when I moved my desk out....
my great grandmother's secretary desk.
It is a small desk with Queen Anne legs and a mirrored cabinet,
and I would like to fill it with crystal, sliver, or white porcelain pieces.
I shopped my home for some things and found a few more things at consignment shops.

I love this small silver canister...the shop owner said it came from a castle in France.
I also scored this cut glass vase as well...I love how it reflects in the mirror!
I would love to get a pair of small white Staffordshire dogs for the cabinet,
and I have a small rose bowl and a few other small silver pieces I can use.

After rearranging the furniture,
I decided that I needed an arm chair to fill the space next to my dresser.
I added that to my consignment shopping list and hit the jackpot again!
This beauty was $50! It's very sturdy and in great shape...just needs new fabric!
Here's what I am planning to have it recovered it in...
LOVE!
This will not be finished by the end of the ORC, but I plan to add pictures of it once it's done!

So.....my ORC is coming along fabulously,
and the main things I need to finish are my window treatments and custom bedding.
I'm hoping those will be done in the next week!

I do have a small "to do" list....
1. continue to search for a small green and white porcelain lamp for tall dresser
2. finish sorting through "junk" that was in our bedroom
3. order fabric for chair
4. finish hanging pictures and mirror
5. help D with his mile long "honey do" list

I have thoroughly enjoyed visiting all of the other talented participants
in the One Room Challenge Linking Party.
If I am totally honest with y'all,
I feel slightly inadequate as I am not DIYing anything on my own ORC project.
I am AMAZED to see all of the skill and talent out there in blogland!
The wallpapering, painting, demolition, re-finishing of floors, the list goes on....
I am truly impressed with all of the talent displayed!
I really would have loved to tackle some DIY projects...
I used to do them all of the time when I was a stay-at-home mom.
Realistically, however, now is not a time in my life where it would be sensible
to try and add any DIY projects to my schedule....
just adding a dentist appointment to my schedule can throw me for a loop right now!
Some day I will have the time to take on DIY projects,
and I know I will miss these crazy busy days when I don't know which end is up!

Just keeping it real y'all.....
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15 comments :

Carol@6WilsonBlog.com said...

That chair is going to be to die for, and in my favorite color, no less! Love it

slip4 said...

I love the way your room is turning out and can't wait to see it finished! As a fellow Richmonder, I would love to know what your favorite consignment shops are...I like Impulse at the Ridge shopping center and the Love of Jesus Thrift in south side.

Nancy said...

you are rocking it Christine! I love it all and those thrift store finds are out of this world! you are a lucky girl. go buy a lottery ticket this week while you're at it. your room is going to be spectacular. and who cares about DIY when you've got your eagle eye for thrift finds. i'd take that any day :)

Krista @ Goodwill Glam said...

I love the plan for the chair! Those colors are GREAT!

XO,
Krista
www.goodwillglam.com

Kerry Steele- Design du Monde said...

I can relate to that dentist appointment throw you for a loop! LOL! That chair is going to be so perfect!

Kimberly Lemmon said...

Saw that Thibaut fabric locally last week and it was love at first sight@ Looking good over there!!

aquahaus said...

The accessories are to die for, as is that fabric. xoxo

Carrie @ Cosy Carolina Interiors said...

Great finds on those prints! Love the chair fabric! I know what you mean about time for DIY; I just realized it's been almost double the amount of time it should be for a hair cut. It's hard keeping the house clean much less re-decorating! Your room is going to be beautiful, though, and that's the goal!!

rednest said...

Love that fabric for the chair. So pretty. Great score on the prints as well. Looks like things are coming along very well.....Maureen from Red Cottage Chronicles.

Andrea said...

Awww, Teddy is so sweet!! I love your room already, Christine!! I cannot get over those fabulous botanicals! And I adore the silver bowl and crystal vase! What a score on the chair! I cannot wait to see it all come together!

XOXO,
The Glam Pad

Shelia Dowd said...

Those prints are great - they will go great w/ the fabric you've chosen! I can't wait to see the big reveal!!!!
Shelia
www.houseofhighlands.com

Sherry Calamia said...

Those prints are beautiful! I love the chair, I can't wait to see it with that beautiful fabric.

Linda {Calling it Home} said...

How long have I been away from your blog? You have a new(?) header. I love the look. You room is also coming together great. The chair was a great find.

Katie Clooney said...

Christine... looks like it coming along beautifully! Can't wait to see it when its finished! Love the fabric you chose for the chair. The botanical prints are a perfect addition!

kate@willowinteriors said...

Those botanicals are perfection for your room!!! And love the fabric for the chair!

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