Wednesday, April 13, 2016

One Room Challenge Week Two

I am sticking to my guns and continuing with my simple and neutral living room much to the despair of some of my Instagram followers. I thrift all year long and have all sorts of things tucked away for projects like this, the fabulous Calling It Home's One Room Challenge!

I have decided to use a bolt of neutral fabric and a couple of nice blue pillows that I found at Goodwill . . .

and some fabulous snow leopard fabric I found online for $6.95 a yard! So this is the start of my neutral color palette
This week I'll figure out what to do with it !?!
Oh yeah, I'm also adding pops of black and gold and maybe even another animal print.

I am starting to visualize and that's a good thing !!!
Next week I hope to share with you a DIY project that I will be working on this week (if it is not too terribly hard)!
Thanks for stopping by,

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

One Room Challenge Week One

I am delighted to be a guest participant once again in Calling It Home's One Room Challenge and am hoping that it gives me the much needed incentive to finally put my living room back together.
I started the new year off in a major simplification mode, removing almost everything from my living room and painting the walls white. I left the windows bare and had two chairs slipcovered in white. That's it, nothing else! Do I like all this white or prefer lots of color, I'm not sure. I must say the white walls are very peaceful, but why am I stuck? Hopefully during the next six weeks I'll figure something out. If you followed me last year, you know I do all the work myself, shop thrift shops and my home and don't spend a whole lot of money.
So here I go with a totally blank canvas. I plan to decide on whether to stick with white, where and when to add color, and use paint, staples, and fabric to bring this living room back to life!

Thursday, November 12, 2015

One Room Challenge Reveal

I have had so much fun changing my formal navy dining room into a cheerful pink one during Calling It Home's One Room Challenge!

I used all my old furniture except the table and managed to replace it for $25.00. I also purchased an indoor/outdoor rug for $49.00 which is perfect since the dining room gets lots of traffic.

The window treatments, panels and roman shade were $30.00 per window. Another 75.00 for fabric for the chairs and stool. The wallpaper for the screen was 45.00.

Paint ate up most of my budget at 150.00. I did paint the room, chairs, and chandelier.

Most of the accessories came from my favorite store, Goodwill. 

So I managed to totally change my room for about $400.00.

I'm tickled pink with the results, enjoy!

Live Well Without Breaking The Bank!


Wednesday, November 4, 2015

One Room Challenge Week Five

So here we are at the final week of Calling It Home's One Room Challenge!

This week I was supposed to be finishing remaking my chandelier, I'm almost done I'm glad to report.

A few more strokes of the brush and it will be gold. The lampshades are easy, I'll finish them in
a matter of minutes.

I got a little side tracked because I had second thoughts about my white curtains.

So, they turned to green and I am so much happier.

This final week I'll be working on the bar, buffet, and two tables doing a little fluffing, also picking out some pillows and deciding if my mirrors flanking the fireplace should be framed in white or gold!

I'm thrilled with my bright, cheery, casual, dining room!



Thursday, October 29, 2015

One Room Challenge

I'm having so much fun participating as a guest in Calling It Home's One Room Challenge!

Here's a peek at the number one contender for my chandelier shades. I'm trying to amp up the glam factor on my old chandelier!

This may be it, love the paper and it's a charm to work with!



Wednesday, October 28, 2015

One Room Challenge Week Four

Half the fun of the One Room Challenge is popping over to Calling It Home to see what so many talented people are up to, I've gotten some good ideas from lots of DIYers like myself.

I have changed my mind throughout this experience but must say I'm finally happy with the way things are going. I finished repainting the dining room this week, sprayed the curtain rods, and covered the chair cushions yet again!

Yep, it's very pink (and it's staying that way)!

Yesterday the temperature hit 50 degrees so I was able to get back to my spray painting.

So I'm back on track after completely changing my mind on color and pattern. 

All I have left to do is a little more trim painting, the window treatments, and come up with something creative to do with my chandelier.

Lots of color, sparkle, Goodwill finds and a crafty project or two that's what this room is all about!

It's all about personal taste!

See you next week.