Wednesday, October 22, 2014


Week 4 of the ORC has arrived which means 2 short weeks to go.  Yikes.  

Just to recap.....if this is your first visit we have 20 room.....and 6 small weeks.  Emphasis on the 6 small weeks!

The CEO of all this is Linda from Calling It Home

I'm not gonna sugarcoat it....a challenge it is.

Enough yakking  right?  How about we get to the updates of the "bunny hutch" now.

I am doing my sister's [a former Playboy Bunny] family room.  You can read more about her here

The cabinets on both sides of the FP got painted and we decided on hardware.

That would be these from Anthropologie .
Swanky huh.

Those Mitchell Gold chairs came back from the upholster and  they look pretty darn great against the wallpaper.

I had a moment of panic that the whole room was looking like a bowl of oatmeal Translation: boring

The wallpaper was definitely a game changer.

I love how it looks next to the planks.

TV was moved....

The butcher block countertops

We have real progress in the kitchen with paint and shelves done!

Let's see....what else

After I saw Abby's great collection from Minted  [one of our sponsors] I got on the ball and ordered a few pieces to go along with my Ashley Hizer painting.  I didn't want to give it up but I think it will be perfect in "the hutch"!

At Scott's I purchased a small bench to go behind the sofa.  It was a steal at 40.00!

The light fixture was hug and I kind of love it.
You know me and "patina"....we're buds:)

And now the real work begins....putting the room together and styling it.  

We all know that this is where things can go wrong.....always scared.

But whatev.  We aren't curing cancer here.

I am eager to see the updates from everyone else.


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Monday, October 20, 2014


Let's be clear....I procrastinated so long I didn't complete this task until the 11th hour.  And by that I mean I started putting it together yesterday around 2:00.

Which also meant that I had to take the pictures....edit them and now here I am trying to get this out before the 9:00 deadline.

It's looking like the "waiting until the last minute" thing does not get better with age:)

For the sake of time I will eliminate the chit chat and get right on it.

Part one here
Part two here

This is where we started....2 empty shelves and bare wall space.

I started playing with the design hoping to arrive at a plan before I get to the point where I don't care and just slap something up while shouting loudly "how much I don't care" been there?

These 3 went up seamlessly:)

I am on a roll now....I'll have this done in no time.

I could have left it like this but I felt it was a little too predictable.  

Can I tell you how anxious this situation actually makes me.  

Anyway I call husband in for a little assistance.....  of course first giving him a lesson on how to actually take a picture with the iPhone.

Or this...

Crap no.  I'm getting way off track.  Too busy.


For now right....
I love this little Arteriors mirror I scored at HomeGoods.

I was actually pleased with the easy "no mat" situation.

From the other direction....

Annnnnnnnd that's a wrap.

She's not amused.

Frames from Michaels
Art from Scott's
Shelves from Container Store

Thanks to Mary Ann and Cindy for inviting me!

Now you get to go see what everyone else came up with!

See ya Wednesday for the One Room Challenge update week 4!


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Friday, October 17, 2014


Good news....looks like we all made it through another week.

Around here it was pretty darn busy.

First up was a trip to Scott's with a client.  Normally that kind of situation can be a disaster but this chick likes to shop so it was like Disneyland for her.

Our goal was inspiration for a 12 ft dining table which will have to be custom made.  

The biggest decision was the base.  Here are a few we saw.

Love this look and especially the fact that no "legs" will get in the way of seating.

I got excited over these 2 looks...

Crazy over the simple lines of this one.

The next 2 were nice but not as unusual....

After all decision yet but I will keep you updated !

Another thing on the agenda was a chest or some inspiration for a vanity.

This was beautiful.  Love the warmth of the wood tone.

This is how it might look with 12 x 24 Calcutta marble floors carried 1/2 up the wall.  Throw in this Cole and Sons wallpaper, an ornate mirror, a couple of Circa Lighting sconces and some art from my favorite artist Dawn Raulet.

Saw these great KW pillows....I mean what is a Scott's post with out at least one pillow:)

And this huge marble bowl.....lawd....I love this!  When I say huge it was like 20-24 inches wide.  

This fun propeller mirror was a thought for the "man cave"

How cool is this old teeter totter.  

I am always interested in unusually shaped chest.  This killed me.

 The light wood on this spindle chair.

These cool teak stools...

And.....this gargoyle was purchased to ward off evil spirits.  I feel safe now.

There you have it.....the best of the best.  Oh yeah....thanks for all your encouragement on my ORC.  That wallpaper got installed and dang if it wasn't a game changer! 

I hope you dance away this weekend:)



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