ORC Week 7 of 7
Welcome to REVEAL WEEK of the Fall 2017 One Room Challenge! Many thanks to Linda from CallingItHome and media sponsor House Beautiful for hosting this challenge. Without it, many of the spaces of my home would probably never receive the attention they need.
Without a doubt, revamping this hallway proved to be more challenging than I ever imagined. But I couldn't be more proud of what we've accomplished here. This space is my spicy bowl of boom chakalaka. HA! My #stopandstaredecor. Every ounce of creativity I could muster has been poured into it.
So please grab a cuppa your favorite sumthin', sumthin' and linger in it a bit with me. I hope that you are as pleased with the results as I am.
ORC Week 6 of 7
We’ve reached what should technically be the last week of the One Room Challenge hosted by CallingItHome and media sponsor House Beautiful. And boy am I ever glad to have an extra week!
While my room is technically finished, I keep finding more things to tweak. This is final push week. Time to touch up paint, reinstall baseboards, and caulk. In addition to that, there’s still one more thing I have yet to do… Hang that DIY chandelier I shared with you last week.
The good news is that we finally decided on a color for the floor stain. But the final choice couldn’t be further away from the original plan. We chose white. Aye!
ORC Week 5 of 7
I've got exciting news to announce! Due to the number of participants affected in various ways by the recent onslaught of natural disasters, the host of the One Room Challenge has granted us a one-week extension. This means that more than 200 other bloggers and I now have 7 weeks to complete our rooms. How thoughtful, right?
This additional week gives me just enough time to pull off this last DIY that I just can't seem to stop DIY'ing. Has that ever happened to you? Better yet, have you ever completed a difficult project that made you proud— so proud that you questioned whether you would undertake it again? If so, you will fully understand this post.
ORC Week 4 of 7
Welcome to Week 4 of the One Room Challenge hosted by Linda of CallingItHome and media sponsor House Beautiful.
Little by little this forgotten space of my home is becoming a tiny gem. We're talking of course about my hallway makeover. Such a minuscule space— just a 14-foot long stair climb through a 36-inch wide passageway. Yet it seems to be transforming right before my eyes into something grander than I ever thought possible.
However, just as the process of extracting literal diamonds is laborious, so this overhaul has been.
Clearly no home is without its own issues. Small spaces of course, tend to have an additional list of unique challenges. But there is one problem that seems to creep up in nearly every home. What is it? Ugly floors.
Most people just opt to just cover an eyesore floor with another one. The next homeowner comes in and does the same thing. Before you know it an entirely new set of problems arise when yet another homeowner arrives and is stuck removing all those layers of flooring. Trust me— I know. So what's a practical solution? Why paint of course!
ORC: Week 2 of 6
Boy what a week! Who knew that one of smallest areas of my home would be so tough?
For those of you just joining J’adore or Décor I’m in week 2 of 6 of a One Room Challenge. It’s a personal challenge sponsored by the blog CallingitHome in conjunction with media partner House Beautiful. Each week bloggers like me, along with 20 featured designers, journal our progress as we make over one space of our home in six weeks or less.
In last week's post I warned you of two things: 1) during this challenge anything UN-planned is bound to happen; and 2) not to become too attached to the inspiration mood board, since the final result would be drastically different. Let's just say, I'm really glad I gave you that heads up.
ORC Fall 2017: Week 1 of 6
Welcome to Week 1 of the One Room Challenge! I can’t tell you how excited I am to be able to take you on this journey with me as I transform one room of my home.
For those of you who are new here, the One Room Challenge (ORC) is a six week makeover project hosted by Linda of Calling It Home and media partner House Beautiful. Bloggers like me, along with 20 featured designers will detail our design plans, and highs and lows, as we makeover one room of our choice. Every seven days we all journal our progress by means of a blog post, and will link it to a central location at Calling It Home.
The time passes remarkably fast. And as is the case with any remodel or makeover projects, anything outside of your original design plan is bound to happen.
I'm always amazed at the level of determination that home ownership can produce.
Recently I decided to make a few soft upgrades to my home’s only bathroom. This conjured up memories of what this room looked like before my husband and I mercilessly took sledgehammers to it not too long ago.
Our home measures a little over 900 square feet. It was constructed in the late 1940’s as part of a planned community (affectionately known as "GI Town") for soldiers returning from World War II, and their families. Homes here were constructed in “assembly-line’ fashion, into duplex homes and apartments ranging from 750-1100 square feet. Although I have yet to figure out the name of the style of our home, it most closely resembles a small Georgian - only it's a townhome.
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Welcome to "my place". I'm Ola, a self-confessed décor addict and DIY think-tank. I love working with small spaces. Please make yourself comfortable, and let's get to know one another better.
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