Thursday, October 31, 2013

One Room Challenge: The Home Stretch!

I am astonished that we're already entering week five of Calling it Home's One Room Challenge!  One week left to finish up all my remaining projects and tie up loose ends...can I do it? Will it all come together? I have my doubts sometimes!

I really kicked some butt this week, if I say so myself. I finished up all  my painting projects, re-matted some artwork that I've had in storage, and upholstered an antique bench I've had hanging around for ages.

I picked up this little bench at a thrift shop for $5 over a year ago.


It's a true antique, and in remarkable, solid condition, but the upholstery was gross (and not original).

 

When I finally pried this weird wool boucle off the bench, I found an old layer of muslin, then wool batting and STRAW underneath that. And sooooo much dusty dirt. Eww. But kind of fascinating, too!

Some new foam, fabric and nailheads later, and I had this:



I love the lines on this bench, and the fabric really modernizes it. So happy! {Also...I am officially terrible at applying nailhead trim.}

I also painted the inside of my front door black this week. Like the rest of the world, I've been obsessed with black interior doors for ages, but haven't taken the plunge until now. I was sure I'd love it, but now I don't know. I'll definitely live with it for a while before I decide whether to keep it or paint it back. I'm also working on a new treatment for the window in the door, which should soften it a bit.





Do you think it makes the room look even smaller?

Still on my list for the home stretch is hanging artwork; making pillows and the roman shade for the door, and installing and styling everything. WISH ME LUCK!

Be sure to stop by Linda's blog to check out all the amazing bloggers and linking participants who are participating in the ORC!

www.callingithome.com

20 comments:

  1. Fabulous find in that chair and you did a great job rehabbing the seat! I think the door looks great as well....

    Looking forward to your reveal!

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  2. First of all, that bench is amazing! What a find! and second I'm loving the door black. I think it looks great next to your drapes and it really shows off all the panes of glass in the top half of the door. I say keep it!

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  3. That is the cutest freakin' bench! I like the black door.

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  4. Your black door looks fantastic, and I love that precious bench! Everything is looking so amazing!!! I cannot wait for the final reveal!!

    XOXO,
    The Glam Pad

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  5. LOVE the door!!! The room is going to be amazing:)

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  6. Awesome bench! I love how unique it is and how you brought it back to life! Love your style - can't wait to see!!

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  7. I like the door!!!! Great job on the bench too!

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  8. That bench is beautiful! I so like the fabric you chose! What a steal on that one! And the door rocks! I bet you are just a bit shell shocked because when I look at it I think it is stunning! Keep the pics coming!

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  9. The bench is a great find I like how you redid it nice fabric choice.
    Denise

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  10. That is the cutest bench! What a steal at $5! I like the front too!

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  11. Love the door! Black makes such a pop! Can't wait to see next week's reveal!

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  12. I love the black door!!! And my gosh that little $5 bench is gorgeous!! Can't wait to see it all come together next week!!

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  13. I think you will be DONE Heather!!! Love the fabric on the bench and the door just looks brand new! We're in the home stretch and I can't wait to see your whole space next week!

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  14. I love the bench, great job. The door does not make your room look smaller. It looks fantastic. I also love the pop of color on the window treatment.

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  15. I can't believe you got that bench for $5. It looks so good!

    I love your black door. It's funny because just today I was thinking about how we had planned to do the same thing and haven't done it yet.

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  16. Great bench and looks a lot better in its new fabric! Can't beat antique dusty dust! :) Regards, Alexander's Vintage Collectables

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  17. I love the idea of painting the inside of the door black. It looks great. The bench is a gorgeous piece! What a great find.

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  18. The little bench came out really well. Great fabric choice. I like the black door but I'm a big fan of dramatic contrast.
    Keep going! You're so close, you can do it!

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  19. I don't mind the door. Maybe you would like it more if you changed the hardware to something more modern?

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  20. Heather, just needed to let you know that I have your living room as one of my ORC faves featured today in my blog! http://buhayatbahay.blogspot.com/2013/11/my-orc-faves.html

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