One Room Challenge: Week Two

So my friend, Stephanie from Olive and Tate and I are working on her living room for the One Room Challenge and it's week two. Week two of six and there's definitely been some progress made.... but there's still a lot to do. So, I'm multi tasking here and while I share what still needs happen in the space with y'all, this is also acting as my to-do list. Check back at last weeks post to see before shots of the whole room and our mood-boards. Ready? Here we go.

The List

1. Reupholster Chairs 

First off, we are beginning with a really neutral space and trying to turn it into an emerald and persimmon wonderland. 

We loved the idea of recovering the neutral chairs that Stephanie had with green velvet. The only problem with that was that her precious two-year old and his applesauce pouch paired with luscious green velvet is a nightmare waiting to happen. So, we began to look at some commercial grade green velvet. ALL of it was awful. All no bueno. 

Although I was never jazzed about this choice (which I have realized as a sign that I shouldn't do it) I thought that I had found something that would give us some texture like a velvet would offer and it was kinda of sort of the right green. So, Stephanie really trusts me and said go for it. We got them back and our upholsterer did a lovely job. There was just something wrong about this fabric. Then Stephanie's husband said the words that changed everything.... " It kind of looks like a 90's La-z-boy recliner fabric". Picture my brain exploding. That's what happened. It did. It looked exactly like a la-z-boy and oddly enough, the wood accents on the chair suddenly looked exactly like the oak lever thing that makes that sucker recline. 

I know. What was I thinking?

Never have I ever had to admit professional failure like this.... but it was bad and I refuse to show it to you until I can redeem myself when they are covered for the second time and look fantastic.

Yes, the second time. Now they will be seafoam green and it will be perfect. I am jazzed. Stephanie is jazzed. Everyone is jazzed and we will forget the "Lazy-Boy Fabric Fiasco of 2016", forever and ever.  

2. Ikea-Hack
The plan... take the Ikea cabinets that were already in the space, chop off the top shelves and add a wood top with a raw-edge thanks to our friend TJ Breil with Slab Woodworking. I have to say, this isn't done, but its well on the way and it is exactly like we imagined. EXACTLY. And its crazy crazy beautiful. Here's a little sneak peak of that.

3. Patterned Accent Wall
For the wall behind where the new wood-topped cabinet is, we wanted my friend Andrea to paint a patterned wall. She is insanely talented and painted a lemony paradise in my entry way that is one of my favorite things ever. So she is underway with her masterpiece and all signs point to her creation being an abstract animal print wall of awesomeness. 

4. Kid-Friendly Coffee Table with Poufs
Done and Done. This amazing acrylic coffee table is on its way from CB2 and these girly pink poufs from Amazon are getting recovered in a kid and shoe friendly gray. Feeling good here. 

5. Drapery Panels 
I am a fan of the Ikea Lenda panels... a great fabric that can be easily modified. So our plan for these guys is to remove the tabs and use drapery pins with rings to give them a more custom look. Then, we are adding a panel of persimmon silk to the bottom, hanging these babes on some gold rods with custom wooden finials from our friend TJ and calling it a day. 

6. Pillows 
Unless I'm missing a biggie, all we are missing after all of this is accomplished is the finishing layers and this is always my favorite part. Elizabeth from Wheaton and Whaley is helping us out with the pillows and I am so excited. Throwing some palms leaves and greek key in there with some gorgeous malachite that Elizabeth is hooking us up with. 

7. Artwork
SO jazzed about this... Marquin from Marquin Designs has created the most beautiful abstract for the space. I cannot wait to share it with y'all. The Colors are perfect and it is crazy gorgeous. 

8. Accessories and Lighting
Packing in the persimmon with this layer. Persimmon lamps, persimmon tray.... we might even find some persimmons and sprinkle them around. You never know. 

So, I think that gives the layout of what's happening. Big exciting stuff. Bumps in the Road but we drove over that big green reclinerish bump and kept moving. Peace out until next week. Make sure to hop over to Calling it Home to check all the other participants!


  1. I am in looooove with this. I used the banana palm fabric and coral in my first ORC so it's near and dear to my heart. Cannot wait to see this room when it's finished!!!

    1. Thank you, dear! Your space is going to be gorgeous. Cannot wait to see.

  2. Oh the green chairs! I wanted to love them so badly, I really did. ;-)

    1. What green chairs? I don't know what you're talking about.

      I wanted to love them to. It's like a really nice guy that you wanted to love, but he was just really ugly and looked like a recliner and you just couldn't. It's like that.


  3. Amanda I adore the direction that your room is headed towards! You did SO much better than I did in my room this week.

    I would love for you to share this post at Thoughts of Home on Thursday. I think our readers would really enjoy it!

    Good luck in the upcoming week!

  4. Bummer about the chairs but they'll turn out! Love that Ikea hack idea!!

    1. Yes. It was a real bummer, but we are on the road to recovery. Your space is looking divine!


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