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ORC Week 1- DREAMS ARE COMING TRUE

ORC Week 1- DREAMS ARE COMING TRUE

Ever since I followed last falls One Room Challenge I wanted to participate in one. I missed the spring one because I wasn't ready and I nearly missed linking up to this one from shear.... well I'm trying to find a word nicer than stupidity. I forgot. Womp womp.

I forgot all about the thing I'd been waiting for even though it's completely aligned with my renovation. I do have an excuse though. It's because I was so into planning out my renovation!

I love everything about the One Room Challenge. For those of you who haven't heard of it, the wonderful Linda from the Calling It Home blog hosts it twice a year. The basic concept is a bunch of bloggers all commit to completely redecorating one room within a 6 week period.

Each of us posting weekly. There are 20 main participants and hundreds of guests participants. I'm linking up as a guest and I'm super excited to be a part of it. 

    The Plan:

    Our house is Midcentury Modern in archeture but it's been decorated like a cottage.

    I'm so excited to be starting our first room renovation in our new home. We are doing our living room first for a few reasons:

    • It's the one room we didn't do in our last house
    • It's the room we spend the most time in
    • It's the only room that is completely independent of all any other room. (so we don't have to do all the floors)

    Living Room Before:

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    Mood Board:

    I love starting every design with a well thought out mood board. I won't be following this exactly but it really helps me stay aligned with the overall look and keep it looking pulled together. 

    Key words that I am thinking of for this room:

    • Edgy
    • Classic
    • Sophisticated
    • Welcoming

    I want to bring my 1982 living room back into this century while sticking to it's Midcentury Modern architecture. I'm going to accomplish this with interesting furniture shapes that are still clean and simple. A neutral color palette and punches of black. 

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    Projects:

    Flooring: Carpet is getting ripped up and we are going to do a cool hardwood design.

    Molding: All the warm orange wood molding is coming down and being replaced with black window frames and simple detailed baseboards. 

    Paint: Definitely going white, I want this space to use light and feel bright and welcoming, especially with all the dark details.

    TV Unit: Ikea Hack TV unit that will provide storage and a focal point to the room.

    DIY Art: Going to partner with Anewall for my big art piece. Art can be very expensive, I'm going to do a DIY version to get the most bang for our buck. 

     

    Terrified Excitement!

    ORC is a big task to take on but I'm so into it and can't wait to get this room done and on Instagram! I feel so lucky to have such a fun collaboration to participate in. Thank you for following along with our renovation. You can see all of the participants in the fall 2017 ORC by clicking the logo below.

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