If you’re new here, welcome I’m thrilled that you’re here. The One Room Challenge, hosted by the amazing Linda of Calling it Home, is a a 6 week challenge to take one room and re-do it. Sounds easy enough-HA! And I’ve chosen the biggest room in our home-what am I thinking?!?!
This will be my third ORC. Last year I redid our Family Room, you can find the reveal here. This year I’m kicking it up a notch and doing our Dining/Family Great Room. The first room you see when you walk in. Most of the furniture will remain, however I think when I’m done this room will feel completely different.THE PLAN
I absolutely love the inspiration photo. For the ORC we will be framing out all of the lower windows and adding wainscoting on the entire window wall and wrapping around into the entry way. We will paint all of the wood trim work bright white, and painting the walls a pale gray.
For this part of the room, I’d like to replace the chandelier, possibly move this coffee table upstairs into our bonus room and find a more streamlined table, and lastly replace the chairs with a loveseat in a light linen like the couch. I haven’t gotten my design partner (AKA my husband) to sign off on that plan yet. But I have faith he’ll see my vision.
My ultimate goal is to make these room feel, lighter, cleaner lined, and fresh. Here’s one chandelier that has caught my eye.
Find this chandelier here.
What is Done So Far
Well…this week was all about finalizing the plan and choosing a paint color. We tried four different light neutral grays until we landed on our perfect color. The only color the whole family could agree on was Benjamin Moore’s Revere Pewter at 50%. I’ll spare you the gory details but it was quite a task finding the perfect color.
The other thing we did this week was finalize how we would trim out the windows. We settled on the style below. A very simple and cleaned line frames
Inspiration via Sarah Hart
And…well that’s all that got done during week one.
Between now and checking in next Thursday I plan to paint the upper part of the walls and trim out all the windows.
So glad you’re here and will be following along my progress every Thursday. Don’t forget to subscribe so you don’t miss a thing. Also if you’d like to subscribe to my Instagram, you can find me here, my plan is to do a video update every Thursday in my Instagram Stories. Find my profile here.
See you back here next Thursday, and don’t forget to go to Calling it Home to see all the other participants of ORC!