It’s Week 2 of Fall 2015 One Room Challenge hosted by Linda from Calling It Home!
Last week I gave you an inside look at my other One Room Challenge (ORC) rooms, including 3 other rooms I decided to update last spring in addition to my Glam Office! I also introduced you to this ORC’s room, our living room, with some before photos and lots of inspiration.
If you missed it Week 1, you can get all caught up here.
This week is all about my plan to refresh our living room to look more custom, my running to do list and what I’ve accomplished.
First up is deciding what fabric to re-upholser my thrift find arm chair and custom pillows to refresh our living room.
I’ve had my heart on two toned chairs for a few years now and finally get to do it in our living room!
I have a major crush on anything trellis these days and Schumacher! This Imperial Trellis II in Ivory Navy from Schumacher is the perfect fabric to re-upholster the arm chair, but out of my budget.
I love this two toned coral arm chair with nailhead trim, but trying to add more blue and white.
Using my inspiration from above and fabrics from New South Home Couture my next step was to design my inspiration board.
I’m using all four New South Home Couture fabrics shown above (Untamed Coral, Linen Weave Navy, Linen Weave Cream, Knots Navy) and Cream Linen Weave with Zebra Tape (not shown) to re-upholster the arm chair and add accent pillows. The Knots Navy, while not an exact match to the Imperial Trellis II in Ivory Navy from Schumacher, is a close second and fits in my budget!
This living room has great bones and major pieces already. Mixing classic costal colors and adding in modern fabrics will complete the room and make it feel more custom.
I want to add mirrored framed seashell prints next to the arm chair. I currently have one framed box of seashells, but it’s small and looks awkward hanging alone on the wall.
I feel in love with this Safavieh Mirror Top Accent
Against the side wall that opens to the front entryway I would like to add a console table. I’ve been wanting to add a buffet in here to double as dinning storage and office storage, but after doing my Glam Office makeover last ORC, I am not sure if I need such a large piece in this room. This is a large rectangle room with enough space that a console table will be perfect to finish the room.
Lastly, I would like to add a few more accessories to finish this room, including a soft blue throw.
You can shop the look here: 1. Untamed Coral Fabric Swatch/ 2. Fabric by the Yard / 3 Fabric by the Yard / 4. Fabric Swatches 5. Framed Shell Prints 6. Safavieh Treasures Kerri Gold/ Mirror Top Accent 7. Seaspray stripe bedding 8. Threshold Windham Console Table
To Do List for
$500 under $1000 Living Room Refresh Pick out fabrics for re-upholstered chair Pick out fabrics for accent pillows Finalize fabric order with New South Home Couture (3-4 week lead time) Find a an upholsterer that can do the quick and on budget (3-4 week lead time)
- Pick up fabrics from New South Home Couture and deliver with chair to upholsterer
- Buy framed mirror shell prints
- Buy throw and other costal accessories
- Buy console table
- Replace light fixture in front entryway with something more modern that compliments the living room
- Photograph the space
I’ve made some headway in my first week. I’m finalizing my order with New South Couture for the fabric to reupholster the arm chair and pillows today. I’ve been wanting to use the Upholstery Guy for sometime now, and finally have a reason too! He’s not only available and within my budget, he’s turn around is 2-3 weeks right now!
Now for the down side. My budget for this living room refresh started at $500. Fabric, reupholstering the arm chair, and pillows alone put me over $500, which is still a great deal. However, I am still over budget. This means I might not be able to buy all the fun accessories I was planning. The most important item after my current expenses is to purchase framed mirror shell prints. If I can find some at an reasonable price, then I might have some wiggle room in my budget.
You might be interested in my past ORC room. My first ORC was finishing our master bedroom.
Operation Big Girl Room and Update
Blue and White Kitchen Makeover that we finished during ORC Spring 2015
Coral and Robin’s Egg Blue Big Girl Room that we finished during ORC Spring 2015
It’s a busy week of picking up fabric and delivering the arm chair. We’ll have our week 3 update next week! Until then go check out all the talented linking participants!