ONE ROOM CHALLENGE | WEEK SIX: THE REVEAL



Welcome to week six, the final week, of the ONE ROOM CHALLENGE (ORC), where designers and bloggers alike have six weeks to totally transform one room!  
Thank you for hanging in there with me & periodically checking the blog for my progress!!!    A HUGE thank you to, Linda, the creator of the ORC and the blog Calling it Home for her encouraging words and her kind reminders that. "...this is not a competition!"  Actually, it's THREE weeks after the ORC ended and I've updated this post with photos of my completed living area, however, the kitchen is STILL under revision!  There's still much to do, in terms of stripping & polishing my bookcases & pharmacy cabinet and polishing cabinets; I'll get to those later in the summer & will post tutorials.

Part of why I was so delayed in posting, aside from selling my sofa, I had a MAJOR catastrophe with my antique and vintage rugs!  I sent them (all 6) to Chicago, to be cleaned by my rug dealer friend (I mentioned him in a previous post), and they are currently in transit to me.  Good thing I keep a good ole cowhide in my repertoire!  I hadn't planned to use the cowhide under my coffee table; but, it will work, temporarily, until I receive my rugs and purchase a new sofa.  So, picture my bare floors with BEAUTIFUL, COLORFUL rugs!

If that wasn't enough, I was diagnosed with an eye infection 2 weeks ago!!!  I knew something was wrong and went to the ER immediately.  The doctor just wanted to give me meds and send me on my way, however, I insisted that my eye be cultured!  A few days later I received the results:  "NO BACTERIAL INFECTION; RESULTS NEGATIVE".  I was in shock!  STRESS!!!  The stress of the rug situation (maybe I'll blog about it, it's just difficult to talk about) and not completing my one room in six weeks gave me a "phantom"/psychosomatic eye infection!  So, I've essentially been on a protocol of decompression in order to harmonize.   WOW!  DRAMA!  OK, enough of that and on to my room!  

We've had such gray days here in Duluth, so pardon the dark photos, I hope you can see the details...  

Remember, from whence I began...




    




























Another starting point...









Additional blank slate...


















An open sea...












Thank you again for visiting me!  Have you visited my fellow ONE ROOM CHALLENGE participants?  PLEASE let me know what you think of my room!  I'm open to suggestions, advise, praise (LOL!), and constructive criticism.  Also, feel free to join me, here, each week;  I'll be blogging about interior design, designers, makers, artisans, furniture, accessories, architecture, how-to's/DIY tutorials, and anything else of interest to you and I.  Feel free to let me know of your interest, I'll research, and share what I've learned!  

I have a good feeling, like 99% certainty, that I'll return in October for the fall ONE ROOM CHALLENGE!


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8 comments

  1. Oh my goodness, please don't apologize. This is not a contest, and moving in the direction of getting it done is better than wishing you had. It's all good.

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    1. Linda, thank you so much for your kind message! I was STRESSED OUT!! LOL!!! I hope you have a moment to peruse my blog; I've updated photos of my (somewhat) completed room. See you in October!!
      All the best,
      Daena

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  2. Daena you still there? Waiting for the story.
    Denise

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    1. DENISE!!!! Thank you, from the bottom of my heart for hanging in there with me!!! I've updated the blog with photos of my (almost, soon to be) completed living area. I'd love to know what you think!!!
      I really appreciate you checking on me- I was STRESSED OUT! LOL! Sooooooo much better now! LOL!
      Hope to hear from you soon,
      Daena

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  3. Hope you are ok. Would love to see finished project.
    Denise

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    1. Now, I'm checking on you! All good???!!!

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  4. I love love love your hot pink ottomans! Did you reupholster them yourself? Can you share the source/name of the fabric and color please?

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    1. Thanks for the compliment, Goddess! The x-benches are by Jonathan Adler; the color is "Venice Berry". Thanks so much for stopping by!
      Daena
      http://www.jonathanadler.com/furniture/home-office/x-bench/24-1900005.html?dwvar_24-1900005_base=NoBase&dwvar_24-1900005_quickShip=readyToShip&dwvar_24-1900005_fabric=BrusselsCharcoal&dwvar_24-1900005_fabricType=Velvet#q=X%2Bbench&start=2

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