ORC Family Room Makeover Week 3

Well week 3 of the One Room Challenge rolled in way too fast and the reality (panic) of this tight timeline is starting to set in. This is what my room looks like as I write this post.

ORC emptyThe room is painted and my husband installed the new ceiling light from Crystorama. I am thrilled that my Jonathan Adler gold bamboo floor lamp (in the right corner) was quick shipped and arrived in 5 days.

The furniture is “expected” to be delivered before the reveal but honestly, it will be very tight. I’ve booked the photographer for the afternoon of the 9th which was his only available date and the coffee table is scheduled to be delivered on the 9th (fingers crossed it’s in the morning).

I am also trying everything to entice the the dog to use to his new Dash and Albert dog bed before the new sofa arrives. He wants no part of it though and keeps wandering around looking for his big dog bed that used to be against the wall where all sat and watched TV. He has now defaulted to his plan B which seems to be our bed.

I am happy you all like my vintage campaign dresser I found at the Habitat Restore. I have big plans for it…hint, lacquer and color! Now my next action item is trying to figure out how to bring these babies back to some kind of glory.

Campaign chest hardware

Campaign chest hardware

They are solid brass and I thought I could clean and polish them myself but no such deal. I spent an entire afternoon researching brass restorers and spoke to multiple companies. Either their price is crazy (as in over a grand to replate them) or their lead time is not going to work (8-10 weeks). I did finally find someone local so fingers crossed they turn out as I envision.

So many of you also said you liked my “plan B” fabric even better than my origional choice and I honestly have to agree. I hadn’t seen this colorway the first time so the back order really was for the best. Here is the fabric for all my upholstered pieces. I know it looks a little boring for someone who LOVES color like myself but I wanted this room to be calming and restful. Fear not though color lovers as I still plan some saturated pops of color in there!

ORC fabrics1

Bottom left: sofa. Top left: small club chair, Middle top: window treatments, Right: Indonesian chairs

So for the time being it is sit and wait for the furniture, window treatments, rug, pillows and my newly upholstered chairs. I also have to decide on and purchase art work, find an ottoman, order drapery hardware and think about accessories. I basically have about two weeks…yikes!!! My room reveal will either be a total win or a complete bust. Let’s hope it’s the former.

To see the progress of all the other link up participants from Calling it Home ORC challenge click here. Also, don’t miss the twenty main bloggers who post on Wednesday’s.

Also, If you want to catch up with the past two weeks the links are below.

ORC week one

ORC week two

6 Responses to ORC Family Room Makeover Week 3
  1. Kelly Rogers Reply

    I think that room was just meant to be painted that color. It looks absolutely divine! You chose a great ceiling fixture, too – great design and the perfect scale for the space. I love your neutrals, but you know I love all of your blue and green accent colors even more, and I can’t wait to see how they complement and accentuate this tranquil oasis you are creating!

  2. Meredith Bohn Reply

    Nice to have a beautiful blank slate – those fabrics and the colors you are planning are going to look Maarv-vuh-lus!! You are not going to want to stop standing in the room and soaking it all in! I can’t wait to see what you are having for artwork, and I am totally jealous of that campaign chest. I think that you, Kelly, Kim and I should have a ORC tour and see all the rooms in person! with wine, of course!….what do you think?

  3. Kelly Reply

    So hard waiting for things we ordered! I love your lights. Poor puppy. 🙂 Don’t they make life so much more fun?

  4. Arielle Reply

    Oh my word, my dogs are such brats about their dog beds. They’ll occasionally test one out for a minute or two before heading over to the sofa, regardless of the rules. The room is looking great so far!

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