Sunday, November 10, 2019

Reveal Day!--Fall 2019 One Room Challenge/Guest Participant Week 6

 Oh my goodness, what an actual challenge it's been making it to week six.  After a lot of late nights, I'm finally finished and excited to share the reveal with you!

But first I would like to thank Fanimation for helping me achieve the look of this room.  Partnering with them has been such a wonderful experience.  Our new ceiling fans are modern and stylish.  They're mounted flush to the ceiling and run so quiet.  We love the option to control our ceiling fans by using our smart devices.

As a reminder here are a few before pictures of our family room.  It was time for a change!  We outgrew the look of the movie posters and wanted a space that mixed well with the rest of the house.  

I decided to keep the room pretty neutral.  I also want to mention that I took pictures of the space on two different days.  Some of the decor may have changed in pictures!

We love our big leather sectional.  It's so comfortable.  We take naps here and gather as a family to watch movies in the evenings.  To make it more relaxing, I added a few over-sized pillows.  

This room feels stylish, yet functional for my family.

In hindsight, I probably should have concealed the cords.  Oh well, real life, friends!!

A small side table for drinks.

The gallery wall is one of my favorites!  The ceramic bells were a last minute Target find.  They just spoke to me.  I love the organic feel they add to the space.  I'm so glad I was able to incorporate them in the room.

A wall hook for extra throw blankets.

I would love to hear what you think!  Please take some time to check out the other One Room Challenge reveals by following this link--  Thank you so much for reading.  If you're interested, I'll update this post with a source list.

Sunday, November 3, 2019

Fall 2019 One Room Challenge/Guest Participant Week 5

 Week 5 of the One Room Challenge is here and I'm limping towards the finish line.  It's been a week and I still have work to do!  

I was hoping to wrap this project up this weekend and take final pictures this morning.  Unfortunately my husband got sick and was hospitalized for a few days.  Thankfully he came home today and is doing much, much better.

So the pressure is on to get things done.  I'm remaining positive that I'll finish in time for the big reveal on Thursday.

What I can share with you are a some of the decorative items I plan to use in the room.  Staying true to my "neutral-loving heart," I kept everything monochromatic.  I'll bring in lots of greenery to liven up the room.

What's left to do?  I have artwork to hang and lots of empty walls.  Now that the movie posters are gone, I want the walls to breathe.  I firmly believe, not every wall needs to be covered in art.

I'm excited to put the final touches on the room and share with you!  See ya back here on Thursday(fingers crossed)!

Sunday, October 27, 2019

Fall 2019 One Room Challenge/Guest Participant Week 4

Welcome back to another week of One Room Challenge updates...

Yikes, week four already?!  Time is flying by!

A few things I ordered for the room are beginning to arrive.  I found a small side table to hold drinks on Pottery Barn's website.  I plan to tuck it alongside the reclining seat of our sectional.
It was easy to assemble, in about 20 minutes or less.

As a reminder, here are a couple before picture of our family room.  I cringe!  Thankfully, my decor is always evolving.

This week, I hope to share our new ceiling fans installed.  Crossing my fingers our contractor friend can pencil us in!

Thank you for following along!

Friday, October 18, 2019

Fall 2019 One Room Challenge/Guest Participant Week 3

We are officially at the halfway point of the Fall 2019 One Room Challenge.

 This week's updates will be really quick.  It's my son's high school homecoming football game day!

So let's get the ball rolling...

I mentioned last week that I would be painting the pine tables that I purchased from IKEA.  One down, one more to go!  Walmart sells an unfinished desk with a flip down drawer that I considered also. 

I almost stained them, but to balance the different wood tones throughout the room, I went with black paint.

Also, painting the room white makes it feel clean and spacious.  I have been touching up the baseboards.  Although daunting, I love the look of crisp-white trim.

I'm feeling pretty good about my progress.  I've accomplished a lot, but my to-do list is still long!

See you back here next week!

Saturday, October 12, 2019

Fall 2019 One Room Challenge/Guest Participant Week 2

A few days late, but I'm still here working away on my family room as a guest participant in the One Room Challenge hosted by Linda at Calling it Home.

My husband was in a car accident, after dropping my son off at school.  Thankfully he and the other driver are just fine.  Life happens, so blogging took a backseat.

As I mentioned before, I'm giving our family room a much needed makeover.  It's a nice size space that I plan to make cozy.  I also want to create a work area, so my son has place to do homework and eat a snack, while I work from the laptop.

I purchased two pine tables from IKEA, that I plan to paint black.  I wanted a work space where we could spread things out. I love the minimal look of the table and IKEA's low prices.

 We have a leather sectional already in the room.  It's a great lounge spot. It cleans easily and I don't have to worry about messy kids or dogs.

To make it extra cozy, I plan to layer in pillows and throws. The linen Euro shams I ordered arrived in the mail and I can't wait to arrange them on the sofa(after having them dry cleaned).

Our old rug was water damaged.  I replaced it with another natural fiber rug.  I'm inspired by the look of layering a statement rug atop a jute, so I may go that route if I can work it in the budget.

I'm excited to share more updates with you as I find the right accessories to bring this room to life!  

As always, thank you for stopping by. Be sure to visit the ORC guest participant linkup and discover all the other projects and meet new people. 

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Fall 2019 One Room Challenge/Guest Participant Week 1

Hey friends!  I’m excited to share that I’ll be participating in the One Room Challenge, as a guest participant!  The One Room Challenge is a biannual event hosted by Linda at Calling It Home, where bloggers are challenged to make over a room in six weeks and post their progress weekly.  To keep you up to date, stop by the ORC blog to check out all of the other featured designers and guest participants.

I updated our guest room in the fall of 2017.  This time around, I'm joining the fun to complete our family room.

I'm excited my husband finally agreed to say goodbye to the movie posters that have hung on the walls for many years.  As much as I loved staring at Ryan Gosling's face, it's time to say buh-bye!

I'm working with a small budget, so I'll be using a lot of the furniture that I already own.  

I've already painted the walls white, to give them a fresh-crisp look.  The room already feels larger.  Paint is such an inexpensive way to update a room.

Stay tuned each Thursday for weekly updates.  If you like, you can follow me on Instagram to see more progress pictures before I post here on the blog!  

I sincerely appreciate your continued support.    

Friday, September 27, 2019

Simple Fall Shelf Decor

 Even though it's still so hot here in Atlanta, I did a little fall decorating in my kitchen.

I enjoy changing the decor on the shelves each season.

 After a quick trip to Target with my daughter, I was inspired to add more warmth and texture to our kitchen shelves.

 Target's new fall collection makes me want to spend all my money!  Instead, I showed some restraint and didn't buy stuff I didn't need.  I shopped my house, grabbed items stored in upper cabinets and refreshed the shelves for free!

 I was so happy to find white pumpkins in my area.  

I added a couple to the vegetable bowl on the kitchen island, creating a fall accent.

I just love this time of year.  I thumbed through my cookbook for meal ideas.  As soon as the weather gets a bit cooler, I'm breaking out the crock pot for delicious dinners at home.  

 As the weekend rolls around, I want to begin sprucing our porch up too.

Although we'll have temps in the 90s for a few more days, my mind has switched over to pumpkins, wreaths and raking leaves.  It makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside!

I am linking this post to the Best of the Weekend Link Party.