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* One Room Challenge * - Week 5

OMG!!!  How did it speed forward to Week 5!  

Holy to do list Batman ... I may be freaking out!  This is always the week the stress piles on for me.  I start worrying how it will all fit together.  Deep breath ...

Ok ... let me back up just a tiche ... 

I am in the process of transforming our kitchen and breakfast room for the One Room Challenge.  It's a big space and an exciting time and I have Linda to thank for all of it!  The room is quite different then the before photos as we are trekking along toward the finish line.  So many things happened last week and so many pieces of the puzzle have fallen into place.

Let's get to the good stuff ... 

The walls are painted ... the wallpaper has been hung, the light is shining perfectly in its space.  Check, check and check!

The His and Hers chairs are home and even better than I could have imagined.  I have stared at them for too long this week ... time to focus on the rest of the room!  

I am thrilled with the new side chair seats ... the leopard fabric is perfect for the space.  This was left over fabric and I don't know the name, but I will find it.  For now let's call it the most perfect blue leopard ever.

My bamboo chests are loving their time at the lacquer spa ... the truck came last week to get them and I should have them back by Monday at the latest!

They are both incredible pieces and I can't wait to see them all shiny and new!  The larger chest will be blue just like the design board.  I am madly in love with Farrow & Ball paint and can't wait to see that piece shine light a diamond in Drawing Room Blue.  The Drexel server will be the most glorious hot pink color.  Benjamin Moore Peony for the win!

My amazing Lucite curtain rods arrived and they are nothing short of perfect!!  I was so excited when I ordered them I completely forgot to order end caps and rings.  #oops.  I beat a path straight to the computer and ordered them ASAP and they should be here in a matter of days.

 Can we please just have a moment of silence for these rods?  They are even better than I imagined they would be!  Thank you LuxHoldUps ... your rods are di-vine!!

And in almost perfect unison the Clarebella Studio fabric for the drapes arrived.  I almost forgot to change out of my pajamas before driving straight to the upholstery spa to drop it off for my panels.  Not that there is anything wrong with driving carpool or running errands in your pj pants. #totesnormal

I absolutely love the Langley pattern with the Clarence House paper ... it will be a perfect marriage!

What else did I do?

Oh yes ...

Ordered the rug.
Painted the hall.
Painted the platter divider insert for the cabinets.
Installed the new faucet ... well, the handy man did!
Checked on the art ... I pick it up this weekend!
Decided on placement for the gallery wall ... thank you Minted!

I can't wait to share how I chose the art and what they all mean to us.  I had the best time working with Minted, their art is gorgeous and their customer service is incredible.  All of the pieces arrived perfectly packed, framed beautifully and ready for hanging.

Oh, and to update you on the tile contractor!  He arrives this morning at 9, literally just in time!  He swears it will only take two days and he will be in and out in no time!  I am a little stressed but trusting the process.  I can't wait to see that nasty stone tile replaced with amazing white subway tile!  
I will keep you posted!!

Let's check the to do list ... 

1.  Paint the cabinets, ceiling and all molding.  Also paint walls in the hall toward the laundry room.
2.  New light fixtures - 2 for over island , 1 in hall and 1 for over table - ordered!!
a. Hang pagoda chandy over table
b. Hang pendants over island - arrive any day!
c. Hang light in hall - arrive any day!
3.  His and hers chairs - completely new addition for us
4.  Wallpaper the breakfast room BAM!!
5.  Rug for under kitchen table
6.  Paint island white
7.  Tile back splash - by-bye stone ickiness! He comes today!!!
8.  Remove desk area
9.  Remove wine rack, replace with platter dividers and paint
10.  Add bamboo dresser and lacquer
11.  Add bamboo server and lacquer
12.  New hardware
13.  New faucet ordered and installed
14.  Paint bar stools, have cushions made and recover side chairs
15.  Art, art and more art  - all ordered and here minus three pieces!!
16.  Order lucite curtain rods and install
17.   New drapes for breakfast room - at the workroom!
18.  Style!

Almost done ... just down to the last few details.  Time to relax and wait!

If you need to catch up ...

Week 1 ... Before pics 
Week 2 ... Plan
Week 3 ... Paint and Fabric
Week 4 ... Wallpaper and Updates

I am off to check in with my fellow participants and to wait on the tile guy ...

See you next for the finale!!



  1. I'm dying to see the big reveal!!! The his and hers chairs are absolutely divine! Stunning!

  2. Wow, Paige, I'm just blown away by all of this! I CAN'T WAIT for next week!

  3. Just when I think neutrals are what I like, I see what you are doing (and have done) and think COLOR ALL THE WAY! Can't wait to see the finished project.

  4. This is so so soooo GOOD!!! I can't wait! I love the way you use color and pattern; and all of that art! Not to mention the lucite curtain rod! I'm dying... :)

  5. Those curtain rods! Lucite and brass all the way. Love this cheery space!

  6. Ok, you're my favorite so far!! Can't wait for final reveal!

  7. Holy cow is right! This space is going to look amazing. The wallpaper, fabrics, furnishings, artwork... love it all!


  8. Dang girl, you took on a lot!!! Can't wait for the reveal.

  9. Please, please, please send me the info for the lacquer spa!!!!! I have a couple of pieces that have been begging for a makeover for years.

  10. DYING! Hot pink server, yes peeeaaalllllllz! The chairs --- swoon! Cannot wait for your reveal you;ve managed to outdo yourself once again!

  11. I always feel like I am watching the energizer bunny. This is looking amazing and I really want to see more. Good luck this week.

  12. I really don't know how you have done all of this in 6 weeks....that wallpaper is so perfect and I know we are all dying to see a full shot! Here's to hoping we get it done in time for next weeks install!

  13. You are killing me with all the "peeks" of everything! The space is going to be no doubt...GORGEOUS! Can't wait until the final reveal!!


  14. Paige, you mix pattern and color so well. Everything is looking so fab. I love all of your selections. Those head chairs.. hubba hubba stunners.



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