Just like that, 6 weeks came and went… which means it’s final reveal time! If you missed our week 1-5 One Room Challenge posts, you can catch up here:
Week 6 was definitely the most eventful and trying week of the entire challenge. With shipments arriving up until yesterday, we were scrambling to get it all done in time. On top of that, when we were having our electricians install our new light fixtures last week, they discovered that our wiring was really messed up and that our panel was about to fry. We went without power for a few days last week while they got everything fixed, which put us behind even more, but it all worked out.
We’re so grateful to have had the opportunity to participate in the One Room Challenge, and if we’re being honest, if we hadn’t, our living & dining rooms would still resemble a partially renovated storage unit!
Here’s what the view from the front door looks like now!
Here’s the view from the dining room looking into the living room. We love how the panel molding and artwork add formality, while the furnishings make the space feel super relaxed.
We created a sitting nook with blue velvet accent chairs, the modern floor lamp, and artwork from Chairish. We love how it fills this little corner in the living room.
We added a small console table and mirror right by the front door, as well as some hooks for hanging our coats (because this old house has no coat closet).
About this sectional from Lamps Plus… it’s ahmazing. It’s on the larger end for the space, but because this isn’t just a photo shoot (we actually live here), we knew we needed something that was actually comfortable vs something that just looked good for photos. We envision spending a lot of time in here!
Moving into the dining room. Remember when it used to look like this?
Here’s what it looks like now. Muchhhh better.
We love the way the chandelier looks mixed with the vintage furniture & rug. It really elevates the space and adds a fun design element. Also, we love the piece of statement art from Minted. We were super excited to find that the artist, Kirsta Benedetti, is from Columbus, too!
We chose to wallpaper the bottom half of the walls, and leave the top half white. We had some weird ceiling lines going on, so we wanted to avoid highlighting them. Having white space on the top half of the wall also allowed us to incorporate some fun artwork with a neutral backdrop.
Here’s the dining room looking into the living room from a different angle.
Another favorite: the rug! We have gotten so many compliments on the rug already. It really grounds the room & adds some bold pops of color.
We chose to go over the old floors with new ones for a few reasons, but the main reason was that the existing oak floors were really thin & not in the best shape. We chose Mohawk’s TecWood Metropolitan Chic engineered hardwood floors in Midtown Oak. They’re a classic medium/dark brown, really similar to the tone we’d be looking for if we had been able to refinish the old ones. They’re perfect for the space, and were easy to install! They look different in different light — here they are in our really well lit living room…
And here they are in the darker dining room. They’re pretty!
That’s all for now, folks! Here’s all the links to the amazing products we used to transform the space.
- Sectional Sofa from Lamps Plus
- Blue accent chair from HomePop
- Wall Molding from Metrie
- Flush mount light fixture from Bellacor
- Artwork above blue chair from Chairish
- Artwork above couch from Minted (Artist: Catilustre)
- Floor lamp from Bellacor
- Brass curtain rods from Bellacor
- Hooks by front door from Bellacor
- Striped Throw from Bellacor
- Wood & Rattan Entry Table
- Ruched velvet ottoman (available in multiple colors)
- Round Gold Mirror above entry table
- Wood & Rattan side table next to couch
- Black & white rug – we had this previously, but this and this are similar
- Potted snake plant
- Bubble Chandelier (Update: no longer available on Bellacor’s site. The brand is Dimond Lighting. You can find the gold bubble chandelier here and also a frosted glass version here. Looks like they’ll both be back in stock this summer.)
- Vintage rug from ESale Rugs
- Wallpaper from Farrow & Ball
- Chair rail from Metrie
- Large artwork on back wall from Minted (Artist: Kirsta Benedetti)
- Landscape artwork from Minted (Artist: Emily Jeffords)
- Art between windows from Minted (Artist: Angela Simeone)
- Brass curtain rod from Bellacor
- Dining chairs – vintage
- Dining table (similar here)
- Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree
A HUGE thanks to Linda from Calling It Home for organizing the ORC, and for all of the amazing sponsors who made this project possible! Make sure you check out everyone else’s reveals today too!!