Wednesday, April 6, 2016

One Room Challenge Week 1 | Breakfast Nook | Spring 2016



Ok here is my plan for my second One Room Challenge space! Yes, you read that right - I'm taking on 2 spaces for this six-week guest participation run because these spaces desperately need completing in order for my family to function in our new home. The first space is the baby nursery you can read about here.

The second space is the breakfast nook - if we have to eat our meals juggling a baby and dinner plate on our laps on the couch for very much longer I may just pull my hair out! This space is a "box" ready to be decorated - flooring is in, light is up, French doors were swapped out, and everything is painted BM Chantilly Lace. It feels fresh and ready to be lived in! A reminder, and a glimpse to any new readers, of what the space started out like when we purchased the home:
Wowzers. Truth is we have already come a long way! wallpaper down, and perhaps the biggest change - raising the floor in the adjoining step down space so we could get rid of that divisive railing!! You can see the curved bank of windows in this photo I captured with my iPhone yesterday:


And yes, the baby carseat is part of the décor now, haha. But yay for no more step down and no more railing by the  French doors! What a lovely sun filled and open space it is now. So this is officially my starting point today. Sounds easy right? Well, here's what I have in mind, including a couple of DIYs:


I'd like to use removable frosted glass coverings on the French doors because 1) we are too close to our lovely neighbours behind us, 2) it'll help preserve our oak floors from the sun but still let light in, 3) it isn't permanent should we change our minds!

 
If you've been following along in the last couple of weeks you know I've been debating what to do with these Craigslist rattan chairs. My heart is saying don't paint them, and attempt to reupholster in a faux white (wipe-able) leather all by myself, which I've never tried before! Let's see, I may change my mind half-way through and paint them! I'm going to source and hang art to liven the space up (this one is already purchased and I'm awaiting it's arrival), select the table, these killer cushions to add softness, and we should have the makings of a simple, bright and light breakfast nook! The list sounds very doable but considering it's taken me this long to get started, I figure the ORC will be just the kick in the pants I need to get the space officially done!!
 
Here we go! Hop over to Calling it Home blog to view all the other fabulous guest participants.

 
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16 comments:

Kristin Thompson said...

WOW! Looks like you have already done so much to your home...can't wait to see what you will do with the ORC: in BOTH spaces! This is my first time doing ORC so I'm excited to follow along with the rest of you all! :) Kristin @ Postbox Designs

Jen @ RamblingRenovators said...

So much transformation already! You've got a great start. Can't wait to see it all come together Nancy!

Barbara Matson said...

Crazy girl! I can't believe you are doing both spaces! Good luck!

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Tiffany said...

I'm doing two rooms too! Your home looks lovely. Looking forward to your reveal.

stacy said...

Wow, you have already made a huge transformation. Looking forward to following along!

Hollie Cooper said...


Love your design direction & what a huge difference already! I'll be following along as I complete my ORC too! Hollie

Mila @jestcafe said...

2 spaces! wow. But, I guess you need to change both of them to really do a strong impression, as they are one next to the other. Lovely space, btw. I am doing my children's room and I feel a little bit overwhelmed and excited at the same time. best!

Lianna@theresnoplacelikehomemke.com said...

you have already come so far! love your inspiration board! can't wait to see how it all turns out!

Linda {Calling it Home} said...

I thought it was a mistake when I saw your name TWICE!? Wow, good luck with the two rooms. It will be lovely.

Wanda @ From House To Home said...

Two rooms!! Wow...you are going to be busy :) I love all of the windows in your breakfast nook and the floors look great, too. Can't wait to see the rest of it.

Jodie | Sypsie Designs said...

You are so ambitious! Love it! The inspiration board is so welcoming and updated flooring and colors already make such a huge difference! Can't wait to see the final product :)

Corinna - ADesignerAtHome said...

That table is a show stopper. What a beautiful space in it's bare bone space. Your decor ideas will surely make the whole space stunning.

Amanda Louise Campbell said...

Brave girl! Love your plans!

Lesley Metcalfe said...

Best of luck to you Nancy, as you tackle two rooms this round! I'm excited to see the progress and how it all turns out. :)

Garima said...

Great

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