Wednesday, November 6, 2013

One Room Challenge Week 6: THE REVEAL

Wow, can you even believe its been 6 weeks? I wish all my rooms could be done in 6 weeks. In fact, next up we're tackling our living room - which is just as beautifully pink wallpapered as this dining room. I'd love it if you followed along! We'll be starting that next week! Break? No time for that. If you're just joining me, we've got an entire renovation going on room by room. And I have to say, this room, is by far my favorite so far. Thank you so much to everyone who's been stopping by and leaving me such nice compliments - they've really kept me motivated! I'm overwhelmed with your kindness.

See where we started here. Demolition here. Week 3. Week 4. aaaand Week 5.

I think it's safe to say we have come quite a long way. What have we accomplished in 6 weeks? And by we, I mean me and Josh (and help from a few family members). We're very proud to say we accomplished all of these things by our lonesome selves. It's such a learning experience, but it's so rewarding. Who knew we could build wainscoting and wallpaper? I sure didn't! Here's a little list:

- Frequented Lowe's more than I care to think about
- Removed wallpaper 
- Installed wainscoting and new baseboards
- Replaced a windowsill 
-Patched and painted the ceiling
- Painted the wainscoting and trim 
- Re-wired all the electrical and installed new outlets 
- Installed a chandelier 
- Primed and sanded the walls
- Put up wallpaper 
- Made Roman shades 
- Made artwork 
- Lots and lots of shopping and decorating :)

Enough with words, let's get to the pictures! I hope you enjoy the end result as much as I do. And just in case you may have never seen the before. Here you go. Anyone need a tool or paint can? Better yet, someone get me a maid.


Funny business over. I really cannot get enough of the beauty and the beast sconce to the left. In every picture I took, the light reflected different ways and made the grass cloth all kinds of colors. Oh well, I love every inch.


My beloved roman shades that I made - I think they turned out lined up perfectly. That was a beast I tell you. Also, they aren't up in any of the photos because if they are up, you can see straight into my neighbors house - clean across. I'm willing to bet she's happy our windows are finally covered.


Anyone else a fresh flower on the dining table type of girl? By the way, our last name does not start with an E. But the fact is they were out of W's and as much as I wanted to flip the M into a W, it just wasn't working. 


Remember this room is the hub of the house? Here is your view if you're walking in from the nightmare of a kitchen. 


My mom bought this bench for her house. Turns out, it didn't work for her space but it totally works for mine. Thanks Mom for all the little treasures you give me. And purple? I thought I was doing blue and green. Funny how colors just hit you in the face and lead you in a different direction. 



I'd be lying if I didn't tell you that this bar cart is my absolute favorite part of the room. Especially with the little sunburst sconces peeking in the corner. And fresh hydrangeas. Stop. Alcohol anyone? I'll pour you a glass and we can stare at the wainscoting together. 




This lamp is another gift. I changed out the lamp shade which turned into the most tedious task of the entire room. I mean, really.


I just love how my artwork turned out. I made these little bad boys a few weeks ago and they've been staring me straight in the face ever since. Love love.


So in my first house, this bookcase used to be the armoire next to my fireplace. Now, I decided to make it a china cabinet of sorts. No kids to bump into it just yet, so I think it's safe. 


And there's our W.



As I'm typing this, I'm smiling. I never thought I'd live through a renovation - but if this is the end result, I guess I'm okay with it. 



And there you have it. I am IN LOVE. What do you think? How'd it come out?! Thank you again and again for all the visits and sweet words - and thank you to Linda at Calling It Home for hosting such an awesome and inspiring event. 

45 comments:

  1. I am in awe at your creativity. So proud of you and Josh. I can feel the love in your home just by the looking at the pictures. And I'll take a Makers Mark, please.

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  2. Eris I LOVE this room! It came out great!!

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  3. AHHH!!! I love love love it! Such a nice treat as I am knee deep in blog posting hell. That sconce, the urchins, the artwork...all perfect! and let's talk about the roman shades....how on earth did you line up those patterns?! You are very talented girlie...kudos!! xo

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  4. What a wonderful job! I'm sure you are so, so proud...and you should be!

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  5. The sconces, the urchins and the wall coverings area all amazing -- great job!

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  6. LOVE! It looks fantastic. The wallpaper and wainscoting are divine, not to mention your wall accessories. The candle sconce is perfection. You must be so happy with how this turned out. It really is incredible my dear!

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  7. Love your redo. The bench and the other creative pieces are wonderful. Great job for designing every wall. Wonderful.
    xo Nancy

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  8. That before kind of scared me:) But damn girl....you rocked this room. Lot's of creativity and styling going on. You must be thrilled.

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  9. You both should be very proud Eris!!! All your hard work paid of and you have this amazing and gorgeous space!! Can't believe it only took you 6 weeks, seemed like it's been done over years! love all the details from the art to that fab. candelabra on the walls!!! CHEERS!!!

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  10. Beautiful and job well done! Good for you making those shades and yes, they do line up nicely. Your artwork is perfect too… when is the party? Because now you have to christen the space, right?

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  11. Your dining room turned out so pretty! You did an awesome job!

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  12. Gorgeous, chic, elegant...just perfect!! You guys are so talented...well done!! (I'm pinning your pix!)

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  13. You are my kind of girl, I could stare at the wainscoting all day long, too....especially with a cocktail in hand. I am in love with your wallpaper. You guy's are the dynamic duo for sure. I can see why this is your favorite room. Time for a dinner party.

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  14. If I were your neighbor, I'd be the first one coming over for a drink because I'm loving that bar cart bigtime and I could stare at the wainscoting with you for days. Beautifully done!

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  15. Your little space looks so cozy and nice! Lots of personal touches make it unique :-)

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  16. Oh, wow!!! What an amazing transformation, this room is GORGEOUS!!! You did such a fantastic job, congratulations!!!

    XOXO,
    The Glam Pad

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  17. Brittany CancienneNovember 7, 2013 at 8:46 AM

    I love it! I think I'm inspired to do some artwork of my own now! I really enjoy watching this process.

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  18. It looks great! The wainscotting, wallpaper, that artwork...it's all just perfect together. Amazing job!

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  19. Your dining room looks so inviting! You did a fabulous job. I love that bar cart too and that art work is gorgeous. I really like the bench - you have a generous Mom! I think you will be enjoying this space for a long time. Great Job!
    Patty at Home and Lifestyle Design

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  20. I hope you don't mind, I will be featuring your space in a ORC wrap-up on my blog tomm!

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    1. Mind? Um no, I'm completely flattered :) Can't wait!

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  21. Such a great transformation! So many things to love in your dining room- the wallpaper, the wainscotting, the artwork, the candelabra and greek key pillow. Your hard work really paid off, good job!

    Jessie
    www.mixandchic.com

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  22. Looks great, and you did a fab job on the wainscoting. One room done...time for a party!

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  23. Beautiful job on the wainscoting. The grasscloth is to die for, I'm drinking it in!

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  24. Obsessed with the grasscloth and the roman shades. Love the transformation of this room!!

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  25. Beautiful job with your room! I love the walls and that liquor area!
    -Shelley

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  26. Beautiful job - love the wainscoting and the grasscloth wallpaper. The transformation is amazing!

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  27. What a huge transformation! That wall sconce is bananas good! Don't turn your back or I might swoop in and swipe it! Great job to the two of you!!!

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  28. Adore the grass cloth and that gold sconce is tdf. Great job!

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  29. there's just no comparison! you did a terrific job! love the wall covering! love that sconce, seriously?????tdf!!!! love your styling! great transformation!

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  30. Really like the wallpaper ;)

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  31. What a great transformation! Well done!

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  32. Beautiful room! Love love love the wainscoting, wallpaper, sconces .... Great job.

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  33. You have truly transformed this room. What a fabulous job! One of my favorite parts is your cool artwork over your bar cart!

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  34. Beautiful job! I just love the grasscloth, wainscoting, and all the details. I can't wait to see what you do next with your living room!

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  35. Very sophisticated and elegant...I want a bar set-up like that!

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  36. Oh my gosh, grass cloth + wainscoting = perfection...add that sconce and it's another ballgame! Can't believe the six weeks is over! Well Done!!

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  37. What a transformation!! I'm amazed that you did all that-grasscloth, wainscoting-in just six weeks! And lining up the patterns on those roman shades would have stressed me out-well done!! I'm also in love with your gold artwork you made. Your room turned out so well!!

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  38. Good gracious girl, what a transformation!! Y'all put so much hard work into this room and it shows. Every detail is spot on and the room just glows. You should be so very proud. Well done!

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  39. It looks beautiful! So impressed you did that wainscoting yourself!

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  40. Hi Eris, this is beautiful. Really well done. Can you describe how you did the DIY artwork with the burnt orange/deep yellow pieces?

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    1. Hi Ciji! I took two plain canvases + a pack of those garage sale price stickers from Wal Mart for $2 and just kinda stuck them where I wanted them (whatever pattern you choose) and then painted over them (as well as the rest of the canvas) with acrylic paint. When the paint is dry, you just unpeel the stickers and it'll be white where the stickers were! I overlapped a lot of my stickers so that it would make some areas look more chunky. Thanks for asking! Let me know if you have any other questions :) XOXO

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  41. How in the world did I miss your reveal in the ORC days?! So glad you stopped by today so I could find your blog! And we are gonna be friends, i can feel it. Your sense of humor, DIY skills, and well styled bar cart had me at hello :)

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    1. So glad you are following along! I love a new friend, especially one who can appreciate a bar cart... Particularly with a glass of wine in hand :) Cheers!

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