One Room Challenge, Week 8 (Final but not Final, Final)
Welcome to the Final! But not the final final...So here is a photo of where we are at!
I am waiting for a couple of items to really complete the room; the 2 wicker chairs, and the game table. They should be here around Thanksgiving time, as they have shipped but they could also be in the middle of nowhere. Below is the fabric for the game table chairs, and the trim for the couch and windows. I will be making roman shades with the white fabric and the skinny blue trim. And I am so proud to say that F. Schumacher is the sponsor for this project!
The paint is called Glass Slipper by Benjamin Moore. It's a really soft blue which gave me the subtle pop of color on the ceiling that I wanted. Just like looking up at the sky. We did the ceiling in a semi gloss, and the walls in a flat. The walls are Decorator's White, and the lattice is a high gloss finish of Decorator's White.
The chandelier lantern is by Visual Comfort called Caddo, in size medium. I love it for the white color and the touch of brass. It is such a nice balance of elegance and fun for this room.
I had hired someone to come and put the lattice on the walls, because I had trouble finding the time. You can read all about it in my Week 7 Lattice post. The short story is that we painted good quality cedar lattice, then built boxes on the wall for the lattice to fit inside. The lattice was tricky to cut because even though it is good quality it is still somewhat fragile. We took a smaller trim piece to cover the edges of the lattice within the boxes. It came out FABULOUS! I am so happy with. my decision to put it on the walls and not the ceiling. It really makes the statement I wanted, without being too "Grand Floridian"-which was a term coined by one of my clever followers.
RUG and COUCH
The rug is an Annie Selke gem that is a fun spin on a regular sisal rug. It has a wave pattern that was just so irresistable for me. While I do love myself a fun rug with a great print, I really wanted the walls to speak for themselves so a sisal rug was a great choice. The couch is from OKA and not only did I love the cornflower color, but it's a slipcover so I can wash it. Which is great because the dogs already love to sit on it.
The ming style coffee table was a truly remarkable find. It was my grandparents. It was sold when they had passed and I never saw it again. All these years later I came across someone who had it and knew it was from my family's home. He gave it up for me and I picked it up that week and brought it home. It was unbelievable to find this, much less during a time when I actually really needed it; The One Room Challenge.
As with any project I do, I always take a before photo. This clearly reminds me of how much I love the room now, and how much I really didn't like it before. Many of you have seen this room, and in fact I know a lot of you loved it the way it was. But the truth is, it just didn't feel like me. We made old furniture work for the space to buy us some time, so after awhile it looked frumpy to me. But ultimately we needed a redo so that we would actually spend more time in there. And I wanted a more creative and one of a kind approach.
I will update you more this week. You can check out some of the reveals here from the guest participants. Thank you for hanging on with me, more to come, including the Final, Final Reveal in just a few days. -Chrissie