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The One Room Challenge Linking Party ... week 3

Welcome to week 3!!!

I am in the process of redecorating our outside screened porch and surrounding deck area and linking up with 83 other bloggers courtesy of Calling It Home!!  If you missed last week ... you can catch up here and here!!   I am in shock that the challenge is at the half way point ... I have sooo much to do!
As a reminder ... here is my inspiration picture courtesy of the amazing Mary McDonald!!!

Tons of blue and white, simple presentation, complimentary rattan to balance, the amazing green of nature ... perfection!

This week's progress ...

All fabric arrived!

All cushions have been dropped off to upholsterer.  The tops and sides will be the stripe and they will be welted in the solid navy!

4 pillows will be the amazing starting point Chinoiserie fabric!

I found this amazing chair last week before I left for the lake.  I will lacquer it white and the cushion will be navy welted in white.  I grabbed 4 of those chevron outdoor pillows from Target.  The green fabric you see in the chair above is for three small accent pillows.  Two for the head chairs of the table on the outer deck and one for the chair shown!

I bought this amazing bar cart from Pier One!!  I ordered it in white and it should be here in a week.  Please excuse the crappy picture ... I could not find one online so I had to hop over to the local store to snap this one and I guess I snapped it before it focused!  Oops!!  I am planning to style it up with all my blue and white melamine and Ball jars!  Perfect for the first soiree!

My thrifted mirror has a painting plan!  It will be navy gloss with gold accents.  As soon as the weather provides ... this baby is getting a DIY makeover!

Finally made some decisions on the eating area ... 

I had been hunting a good table for six or more and been coming up empty.  Yesterday I was in Target and I stopped and looked at this table design.  Loved the length, loved the umbrella, loved the two end chairs.  

Lawyer's father made a similar table when the boys were young.  It had been sitting on the side of our deck covered in a tarp as my painting table.  Until yesterday afternoon ... 

Just needs an umbrella, two end chairs and these black chairs need new paint and some cushions.  It won't be the exact table in the picture above but it will do nicely and Lawyer will be thrilled we are using his father's table.  And it will be perfect until I find something we need for this area.  I have a great set of Vera linens for the table and they will be amazing out here!!

Picked out this umbrella yesterday along with a stand.  
Check. Check.  Thank you Threshold from Target!

Moved the seating area I had been working on to the upper deck area and got it ready to be cleaned and for new cushions.  Also decided that the window you see in the upper right hand corner probably needs a window box.  Its our powder room and I think it would be adorable with some fresh plantings!

Also grabbed two big black urns for the step area.  My green thumb friend Maggi says these need some Kimberly ferns so I will be grabbing those as soon as the thermometer stops reading in the 30s.  Seriously people??  It was 80 on Saturday and as I type this it is 30 outside.  It's April and this is Georgia.

All the pots have been placed in their new homes for planting.  I will conquer that next week so they will be good and settled by week 6.  

Let's take a gander at the master to do list ... 
(This weeks accomplishments are highlighted for easy reference)

1.  Paint the ceiling haint blue and the floor navy - 
 scheduled to be painted next week pending pollen
2.  Clean porch ... scrub and hose!!
3.  Replace the small white sofa with a larger, more fabulous one that will be lacquered and recovered in the navy and white stripe! - dropped off for the lacquer and fabric makeover! 
4.  Recover all the cushions - navy and white stripes - ordered fabric - dropped off!!! 
5.  Add a billion and one more pillows and a lumbar for the new fab sofa
6.  New server/side piece to hold the lamps
7.  Lacquer the new coffee table 
8.   New lamps - those glass and gold are just perfect!!!  
9.  Buy mirror for above server
9a.  Paint mirror
10.  Order art for sides of mirror from The Pink Pagoda 
10.  Bar cart - ordered!!
11.  Tons of blue and white porcelain
12.  Create outside dining area - eating alfresco is my love language
13.  Get two head of the table chairs
14.  Get umbrella stand
15.  Order outdoor umbrella for table 
16.  Extra sitting area on the deck - more places for entertaining!
17.  New urns, pots and fern stands and fabulous plantings for spring
18.  Plan a shin dig for the porch's coming out party!!

It was another good week ... next week the porch gets painted (barring the weather) and all the planting gets done!  We are at the half way mark peeps ... its time to kick it into gear! 

Check out all the other amazing bloggers participating ... there is some serious eye candy out there!!  I can't wait to sit down with my wine tonight and catch up!!




  1. Girl, I can't wait to see the final product!

  2. Lawyer's father's table has so much more character! I love it. Great progress!

  3. I'm starting to panic!! I love your chair and bar cart scores!

  4. So much fun stuff! The cushions are going to be great. And the table is really neat - and it has a story behind it, which makes it even more special. Can't wait to see next week!

  5. I love all of the fabrics you have chosen and that bar cart is going to be the bee's knees!

  6. Loving all of it and the colors. It is going to be one great spot .... we live on our porch year 'round ( except this week when it is 30 in Atlanta - you're correct... what's up with that?). I think the table is fantastic and perfect. I love furniture with a story and a past. I love to stroll Target and Homegoods but I'm always a sucker for the furniture that has been used, loved and needs a new spot!! A coat of wax or poly and it will be the place of many more family memories!! Looking good!!

  7. You've certainly been busy! Your progress & plans are impressive. Great job! Can't wait to see the finished space.

  8. Your progress is amazing! I love where this space is heading. You have a lot on your plate, but I'm sure you can do it. Can't wait to see the finished space!

  9. Wow! You have made amazing progress. Love all the white and navy. Also love the rattan chair... Maybe leave it natural? I think it would provide a nice natural juxtaposition.

  10. Your plan is really coming together! The fabrics are gorgeous! The vintage table, bar cart, chairs, window box, wicker--love it all!

  11. Paige! I'm loving all your finds. This is looking like my kind of space...maybe when you get it all done I'll have to fly south for a visit! ;)


  12. Everything is coming together nicely. Love all your new finds.

  13. This is going to be AM MAZE ING!!!!!!!!!!! LOVE XOXO Lance @ Parker Kennedy Living

  14. I am happy to see you use the table - I love that it's from family and is beautifully worn. Your decor so far is lovely too - it's going to look fabulous!

  15. SUCH fantastic pieces, and I LOVE the fabric selections and Target pillows! I am so excited to see everything come together!!

    The Glam Pad

  16. I am so looking forward to the big reveal - half way!

  17. I honestly gasped over the fabric choices and the whole plan. This is going to be AMAZING!! Seriously one of my favorites. I adore blue and white, especially navy, but I don't have it myself so I always live vicariously. This is such a beautiful project.

  18. I can't wait for the reveal!! Just loving were this is going!!!

  19. I just love your fabric choices and your finds. This is going to be gorgeous!

  20. you plan is really moving forward! love the trestle table and the wicker set you have to work with...great pieces. dana

  21. Somebody's been busy! Absolutely LOVE all your fabrics!!! And all of your crossed off to do's are stressing me out...i better go do something! :)



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