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Week Four: The One Room Challenge

This week we are off to the races and the dining room is coming together very well. 

Weave Salad Plates by Sasha Nichols

Nude Plate by Southhaus

Sterling Silver Napkin Ring and Bud Vase by Croghan's

Chinese Coral Paint brush from The Screen Door

Marsh Painting by Marquin Designs 

This week I painted over the canvas I shared last week, and the painting that is now in the dining room is a soft, whimsical, abstract.  I think the colors, shape, and feeling of the art is now more of a fit for the space.

I also painted over the white lamp shades.  They are now a painterly, slightly textured moody cobalt blue. 


Amanda Louise and I met for some easy DIY projects that we enjoyed working on while taking in the fall air on my front porch. 

I reupholstered the dining room chairs in a malachite inspired textile that is a much better fit for the classic dining room chairs than the stripes I had on them originally. 

The Roman Shades in the dining and living rooms needed a quick, easy upgrade.  I added Fabric Fusion to Greek Key Ticking Tape to give them a fast facelift. 

If you try this at home, be sure to use Dressmaker Pins (I personally don't like the pins with the big pearly heads, because sometimes they can accidentally indent fabric) while installing the trim.  After 24 hours, pull them out and your trim will stay in place. 

Amanda Louise had plastic cut to fit into my china shelves which she then covered with fabric using Easy Tack Spray and Duck Tape with a chinoiserie fabric in our color palette. 

The four finished panels

Amanda Louise slid the panels into the back of the shelf.  She secured them to the wall using Command Strips.

Shelf Styling with Malachite Inspired Paper Boxes and Bud Vases from Croghan's

Here is the new version of the China Cabinet: Styled in a pretty way with small pops of color. 

We made tons of headway this week and rolled up our sleeves to get some small DIY Projects as well as the large Dining Room Painting done. 

Next week we will layer on a few more styling details, and then the following week we will have the wrap shoot for the event. 

So far I can say this has been the most pleasurable, fun experience I've had.  To collaborate with all the creative minds that have participated in this room has been a delight. 

Thank you to Kimberly Gibson for popping over to photograph this weeks progress!


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