10.07.2015

*One Room Challenge* ~ Week 1


It is that incredible time of the year again known as the One Room Challenge!  Honestly my favorite time of the year in the blog world.

If you aren't familiar with the One Room Challenge, let me help you out.  Five years ago Linda from Calling It Home created a six week challenge to get a room finished in her home.  She invited 19 of her friends to play along as encouragement and for accountability. Since that time many, many rooms have been completed and the ORC has become "the thing" to do twice a year.  

This isn't my first challenge, its actually my fifth, BUT it is my first challenge as an invited guest.  The ante was just upped by quite a lot.  To say I am excited really doesn't even scratch the surface.  I am excited, over the moon, giddy, nervous and did I already say excited!  My fellow designers are nothing short of top notch and I am thrilled to be paired with such incredible talent!


I have six weeks to makeover a room in my house and for this challenge I chose a BIG room.  Or maybe I should say BIG project.  

Any way ... here we go!

The kitchen and breakfast room are the most used and visited spaces in our home.  And quite frankly they are the dullest.  The Lawyer house is a home filled with color and treasures and the kitchen just sort of falls short.  When we almost moved to Kansas four years ago I painted every room in our house beige except three.  I have worked quite hard the last four years transitioning them back or to an even better version of their past lives.  But the kitchen ... it just sort of stayed in its light yellow and white boring state.  It is crying for some love.  As in #helpme #please.  

Our kitchen and breakfast room are one long L shaped room.  Plenty of space and tons to work with for sure.  Quite a simple back drop to start with and one I am trying to enjoy since it will never be in this simple state again.  

#amen

Before ...

These first two shots are from a few years ago, but still very much current.  The only thing different would be the back splash that I could not longer stand and painted white.  #longstory





I tried so hard to get good shots of these two angles of the kitchen, but with the rainy weather it was just a no go.

So ... here are great shots from December (please ignore the decorations!) ~ 



Here is the inspiration I gathered when putting together the space  ...







My vision ... 


Amazing wallpaper, bright lacquered bamboo furniture, brass fixtures, incredible lighting and, of course, fabric covered lampshades to come!  Goodbye boring kitchen ... hello bright new happy space!

Next week I will be back with the massive to do list and some updates!
See you next week ... I hope you will be following along!



40 comments:

  1. Incredibly excited to see how you transform your space, Paige! xo

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    1. Thank you so much! I am just a little excited to have the kitchen I have been dreaming of! xo

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  2. Oh my heavens. This is going to be divine!!!

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    1. Thank you and thanks for following along!

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  3. Cannot wait! This is gonna be good! Beth

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  4. Dang, girl, you have your hands full. Can't wait to see how it turns out....you're gonna rock it!

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    1. It sure feels that way! I am so excited to see it finished!! xo

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  5. I am so excited to follow along! This is going to be great and your previous ORCs were amazing! Love your new blog design; I almost didn't recognize you until I saw a peek of that fab pink dining room!

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    1. Thanks! That pink dining room is the best room in the house!! xo

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  6. It is gonna be amazing!! So can't wait to see the reveal in 6 weeks.

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    1. Thank you my precious and loyal reader! xo

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  7. So excited for you and for all of us 😘 as we follow along!! πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–

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  8. I'm sure it's going to look amazing! And I looooove the inspiration photos! Can't wait to follow along!

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    1. Thank you so much! I am thrilled with all the pieces, can't wait to see it come together! xo

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  9. Love your design plan & inspiration images! Can't wait to see the progress! Good luck & congrats on being one of the 20 designers!

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  10. loving your color palette! Cannot wait to see what you do! I'm crushing on the dark cabinet look right now!

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    1. Me too!!! I may even paint more dark ... we shall see! xo

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  11. LOVE LOVE LOVE all of that inspiration. Looking forward to following along!

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    1. Thank you so much! It will be awesome to see it come together! xo

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  12. I'm so stinkin excited for thisπŸŽ‰πŸ’•πŸŽŠ

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    1. Me too!!! I am thrilled to finally tackle this big space! xo

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  13. LOVE your inspiration! Can't wait to follow along, Paige!! xoxo!

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    1. Thank you! And thank you for following!! xo

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  14. SO EXCITED to have you part of the team....and for myself bc I get to watch this amazing room transform!! Love all the blue and white!! You got this! xo

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    1. Thank you love!!! Me too ... so excited to be doing this together! And your living room will be AH-MAZING!! XO, paige

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  15. Paige-
    Love your inspiration. I just completed a mini makeover in my kitchen updating lighting & furniture. It is amazing the difference the updates make in the feel of our entire first floor. The kitchen truly is the heart of the home! Can't wait to see it all come together.

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    Amelia

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  16. This is going to be one chic blue and white kitchen. You already have a great space. I'm looking forward to watching you transform this. Yay!

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  17. Love the inspiration, love the wallpaper, love all that colour! I can't wait to watch this all happen!

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  18. Go girl....get some blue and white up in there! Love every bit of that inspiration:)

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  19. Those inspiration images are just fabulous! i cannot wait to see the transformation take place.

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  20. Yes! Love your inspiration. Blue and White for Life!! Will enjoy following along :)

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  21. The blue and white with the yellow and orange mixed in is insane - in a very good way! Can't wait to see this come to life.

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  22. That blue and white is going to be so pretty! I'll be checking back to see how it's coming!

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  23. Sad that you never made that move. We would have been the best of friends, I'm sure! CANNOT WAIT to see this space finished. I just adore your style! ox

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  24. LOVE all the blue and white! Can't wait to see how you transform this kitchen~ xx

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  25. Paige, I adore all of your transformations, and this one is going to be AMAZING!! I'm so excited to see everything come together!

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  26. Cannot wait to watch this come together!! I love a happy house :)

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