Week 2 One Room Challenge

Well, week 1 sure flew by in a hurry. Here we are in Week 2 of The One Room Challenge. I spent most of this week devising a plan of attack. If you didn’t get a chance to take a look at my mood board and the before photos of the front room, swing back to week 1 to have a look.

If you are just joining in, I’m participating in a design challenge ‘The One Room Challenge‘, where you transform a space in just 6-weeks. Visit their site to learn more.

One Room Challenge

Choosing Paint Colors

Choosing paint colors from Sherwin-Williams for The One Room Challenge

I am very excited to partner with Sherwin-Williams to help transform this space. I gathered a bunch of samples that caught my eye, to try in the front room. There is so much natural light I didn’t want something that would get washed out.

Spring colour scheme. Pink, yellow and olive green.

Choosing colours is my favourite job, as I’m not afraid to make a splash.. However, the job gets a bit tougher when your furniture, area rug, and fabric are all in transit. I narrowed things down to these Sherwin-Williams colours-

The Feature Wall

Creating a wall stencil

I wanted to do some type of wall treatment, and had settled on board and batten when I first started to think about the space. But then I realized with all the windows there wouldn’t be much point. I decided to give a wall stencil a try. I’ve never used a wall stencil, let alone create one, Ha, first time for everything, right?! I found a tutorial from Brooke at All Things Thrifty sharing how to make a large format stencil, so I decided to jump in, all or nothing.

Making a large wall stencil

Product Sourcing

This week there has been Ia fair amount of time spent sourcing product for my ORC space. I fell down a rabbit hole of chairs, light fixtures, and area rugs. Wow, there are a lot of choices out there. How do you feel about buing big ticket items online?

I also hit a few thrift shops this past weekend looking for a side chair. I had an idea of what I was looking for, but when I came across this guy for $20, I couldn’t resist. I can’t wait to rip the dirty fabric off and make something pretty.

Thrift store chair makeover

It seems I haven’t made a lot of progress this week. I’m going to make it happen this week! Check back next week at the mid challenge point to see how far I’ve come with my space.

Be sure to check out the One Room Challenge link-up post to get inspiration from over 300 designers working on a space as well.

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  1. That chair! $20?! That’s a serious score! Can’t wait to see what you do with it.

  2. Thank goodness we’re not the only ones busy planning, hunting and gathering and going a bit slower than anticipated at this point. Now we’ve been slowed down by the weather. i didn’t think it was going to rain over night so am waiting for things to dry out to paint. Tomorrow is another day and this week is another week, right?
    looking forward to the final reveal – good luck with the stencil, it is going to be beautiful!

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