Oh-My-Goodness!! Week 4 of the One Room Challenge! It’s been exciting, nerve-wracking and exhausting! Are you checking out all the great Designers and Guest Participants for this amazing challenge? To catch up on what we’ve been doing you can view Week 1, Week 2, and Week 3 by clicking the links and also by following me on Instagram. I’d say we are doing really good with our To-Do List and we have a lot of projects done…or almost done. Take a look and see for yourself!
So let’s start by reviewing our To-Do List:
- Get main seating for Lounge Area.
- Set up wall of windows and paint the trim. (You’ll have to see what I mean with this one)
- DIY chandelier.
- Make over Industrial Cart.
- Install Storage, ceiling fans and outdoor speakers.
- Create outdoor curtain system, better than current one.
- Make and organize a potting shed table that is both pretty and functional.
- Add a little whimsy.
- Decorate, accessorize, add rugs and bring the whole concept together.
- Create a functional table.
When I look at the list I feel really good, but you might be wondering why I’m not sharing full pictures with you yet. Because it’s not done. And it’s a mess! You know how it is when you’re having company and you are making this great dinner, the dinner is ready to go into the oven but you turn around and the kitchen looks like a bomb went off. Yeah, that’s the state we’re in. 🙂 We are what I call functional, but not pretty yet. We have 2 more weeks so it’s all good. I promise though this post will be full of sneak peeks!
Did you notice I added a new item to the list? Yep, I decided we need an area to eat, set our drinks, play a game, etc. What’s a “retreat” without a space to eat? So I found a cool piece this week that is the main component to this functional table. Want a peek? Here you go.
Isn’t she pretty? Wait until you see her dressed up. 🙂
One thing we were so excited to do in this space was replace the ceiling fans. We had ordinary, efficient fans that were here since the house was built. In Florida, every room needs a fan.
The wonderful people of Lamps Plus gave us two new beautiful fans to use in our new space. What a difference!!
We chose the Fanimation Xeno Dark Bronze LED Outdoor Fan. I was debating on putting up another white one to blend in with the ceiling but then decided I wanted the contrast and I’m so glad I did. The fan not only gives the space a sleek, updated look. The light is awesome, it’s a nice warm LED light not a harsh bright white one. Also, these fans give off an incredible amount of air which again in Florida makes the difference between sitting outside and NOT. Did I mention, they also have 3 speeds to choose from AND a remote control….so I don’t even have to get up to turn on the light or change the speed. Thank you Lamps Plus for making my retreat a real retreat! 🙂 By the way Mr. BeesNBurlap who so wonderfully installed these, was impressed by how well they went up and commented on the quality of them! He’s into that stuff. 😉
So this is the industrial cart I worked on…she was definitely an ugly duckling. Industrial anything is very popular right now and I picked this cart up at a favorite thrift shop. Again, I’m trying to blend my love of vintage, eclectic and modern all into one space. I wanted a serving area to use when eating outdoors or entertaining friends.
I love how this turned out…I think you will too. I will be sharing a DIY tutorial on it soon with sources and tips! I have to give you a peek though, right? Just a little one.
I mentioned I’m doing a DIY chandelier. It’s really a “lampelier”…if that is a word. I didn’t want to bother wiring this piece for lighting. It’s another element of vintage that I love and it’s going to be a statement piece as well with regards to design. I just need to get Mr. BeesNBurlap to hang it for me. Can you guess what it’s made from?
I wanted this area to be an additional living space to use for friends and family. However, it is also my space for gardening and small projects. So I needed storage and a corner for my potting table. I added some vintage lockers for storage because they hold anything and everything and with the weather…metal is one of the best storage options available. Again, I was fortunate to find these at another local shop.
I wanted to create sort of a potting “shed” area, rather than just a table with soil and pots all over it. I already had a few shutters, so what’s a few more? I tried to create a space to work in that would look good too. Can’t wait to show you. 🙂 Did you think I was really going to show it to you now? Ok, here is a peek.
All in all, we have gotten a lot done and I can’t wait to start enjoying it! The weather is so perfect here right now with cool mornings and evenings and perfect temps during the day. For my friends up north wondering why I’m doing an outdoor space in October…well, we can wear shorts through December here. Besides, I’ve even thought of something fun for the winter. We will be enjoying this space for months to come.
I’m also hosting a Giveaway for a hand poured Flashpoint Soy Candle in earthenware pottery like this one that I’m using in my ORC decor! Join me on Instagram for details and your chance to win!
Thanks for following along! See you next week!
- This post has been sponsored, but all opinions are my own.