Welcome to the Week Two recap of One Room Challenge! If you are visiting for the first time, you can read about our project here.
Do you see the beautiful shiplap??!! I was giddy when Maurie ripped that first board down and we saw that it's in such good shape. We will have a little patching and sanding to do, and once painted, this wood will bring so much character to the space.
Painting this shiplap is really just the beginning though, and I am still mulling over more decisions than I would like to. With the reveal just four weeks from today, I am a good week behind where I really need to be, and I must make some serious progress this next week! In no particular order:
1.) As of right now, I am planning to build a round dining table. Myself. All.by.myself. I have been bitten by the girls-make-furniture bug that is going around, especially after falling head over heels for the adorable Shanty-2-Chic girls, who btw are practically my neighbors. Did you see their pilot on HGTV? I'm hoping to modify a table they created in tandem with the also adorable Ana White.
2.) Find a sideboard that fits this room. This is a tough one, based on the size of the chairs we are hoping to get. No more than 15 inches deep (ouch!), no more than 54 inches wide. Most furniture now is certainly not made for tiny 1920s era dining nooks, and everything I have found so far is just too big.
3.) Lighting. Honestly, I have probably looked at 1,847 different lanterns, chandeliers, and pendant lights. I did not really love a single one. Does anyone else have this problem? The iron chandelier in the room now is actually fine, and plays nicely with the chandys in the two adjoining rooms. I may just keep it. We already own two different vintage lamps that would work well on the sideboard, and only need a quick color change.
4.) Fabric. I have found several that I love, and they are ridiculous based on the wear and tear this area will get. Oh Schumacher, why do you make such beautiful fabrics? Why do they cost as much per yard as a car payment? Still thinking on this one. #chiangmaidragonjustsayin
5.) Art. Well of COURSE I want to make this too. The fact that I have never painted anything other than walls, small furniture, lamps and other tchotchke is completely irrelevant. I spent some quality time with a few YouTube painting tutorials this week and now I have way more ideas than I could ever accomplish. Need to focus.
Thank you all for coming by to see how we're doing! Cross your fingers for me that we will have sparkling white walls to show off next week. To see the 20 featured designers' progress go here, and I'm linking up with all the other guest participants in One Room Challenge here. Thanks again to Linda at Calling It Home for this great event.