Wednesday, November 6, 2013

One Room Challenge: THE REVEAL!

 
I reeeeeeallllly can't believe it's here - REVEAL DAY!  In case you're just joining in, I've been attempting to make over my living room from top to bottom in just six weeks, as part of the Calling it Home One Room Challenge. You can catch up with my makeover progress here.
 
This past week has been insane. I realized last Friday that I really needed to finish up my room by Sunday the 3rd, since it was the last sunny day (for photographs) in the forecast before I had to leave for a work trip to Texas on Thursday morning. Argh! All those last minute projects that I planned to finish up on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday had to be pushed back to the weekend. Panic set in. I had a couple of sleepless nights and a couple of small projects had to be cut, but I did it! 
 
Now, brace yourselves for photo-palooza...
 
 
 
 

 
So excited to finally have a bar cart!
 

 
This table used to be gunmetal-gray. I think it's much prettier in gold!
 
 
No smoking in my house, but I thought this ashtray was too pretty not to display!
 

 
Every single thing in the photo below was thrifted...did I mention my budget for this project was almost zero?



 
This black and white photo was in a stack of pictures that my grandfather brought back from Italy in WWII. I had it enlarged and framed:
 

 
My new (old) chandelier originally came from a home of the same vintage as my house. Thanks to
my mom for finding it and my dad for sacrificing his Saturday to install it!


 
Dear black door: You're starting to grow on me.
 

 
 
 



That rug sure is good camouflage! Gus was exiled from the living room during all the
makeover madness. He seized his opportunity to sneak in and "hide" while I was
distracted taking photos. :)
 
 
 
In case you're interested, here's a quick list of my sources (in a nutshell, 95% of the room was thrifted/secondhand):
  • Wall color: Benjamin Moore Seapearl
  • Sofa, bookshelves: IKEA
  • Blue chair: Craigslist
  • Plaid Pendleton throw on sofa: thrifted
  • Bench: Thrifted
  • Rug: Safavieh via Overstock
  • Coffee table: Three Chairs Company (several years ago)
  • Sideboard: Yard sale
  • Coat rack: thrifted
  • Bar cart: thrifted
  • End tables: all thrifted
  • Lamps: all thrifted
  • Artwork/mirrors: all thrifted/secondhand
  • Chandelier: vintage/secondhand
  • Green throw pillows: Target
  • Black and white throw pillows: IKEA
  • Glassware and bar accessories: Target and vintage/thrifted
Finally, MANY THANKS to Linda from Calling it Home for allowing us mere mortals to follow along with the amazing and accomplished designers and DIY bloggers participating in the One Room Challenge. I can say with complete conviction that there's no way on earth I would have finished this room by now -- or even by the end of the year -- without the motivation and accountability the ORC provided. Quite simply, Linda rocks!
 
Now hurry on over to the link below to check out the incredibe six week transformations that all the other participants accomplished. I know you'll be inspired!
 
 www.callingithome.com

59 comments:

  1. Just gorgeous!! I love everything about your room, especially the bar cart (which I'm pinning), accessories and the black door....well done!!

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  2. This is a fabulous space! There is something beautiful for ones eyes to behold at every corner of the room. Love that black and white art and the fact that you got it enlarged and framed. Job well done!

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  3. Love it ALL! Every detail. We speak the same design language.

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  4. This looks AMAZING! I'm speechless. Your touches are so well styled. Love what you did with the leather sofa as well. The textiles really cozy it up!

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  5. HOLY MOLY, this is insanely gorgeous, what a transformation! I love every detail.

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  6. Heather, your room looks like it is straight out of a magazine!! So gorgeous! I'm speechless!!

    XOXO,
    The Glam Pad

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  7. OMG - unbelievable! It looks amazing. Congratulations on pulling this all together so perfectly. I love so many of your styling choices, but especially the artwork, rug and pillows. Great job!

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  8. This room is outfreakingstanding. Well done, you!

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  9. Heather, just gorgeous! And I especially love that sideboard! Oh!

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  10. LOVE your use of color and pattern! Gorgeous room!

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  11. Heather this room is beautiful! Love the bold art over the sofa with that blue chair. Love your bar cart and all your eclectic finds that now have a purpose and a home. You did a great job. Hi to Gus!
    xo Nancy
    P.S,. Thanks for following us!

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  12. It is so gorgeous friend! You really pulled the whole space together beautifully!! Goodness...where do I even start!! The art and the accessories and that light! I bet you just love hanging in there! I know I would!!! Bravo to you and all of your hard work!!!

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  13. Nice job! The art over the sofa is just the right touch for the room. Well done!

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  14. I LOVE, LOVE the room and your collections on the shelves look amazing xx

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  15. Heather! Your room is jaw droppingly gorgeous! You have so many wonderful pieces and it looks so polished and pulled together. in love with the art of the sofa. I want it.

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  16. Beautiful room, and your shelves are particularly beautifully arranged. Best wishes!

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  17. This is a stunning room!
    http://saltskinned.blogspot.com.au

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  18. You did a simply fantastic job with this room! Totally nailed it! And Gus is too adorable:)

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  19. Amazing job with this room! I love all the thrifted pieces - you have an excellent eye!

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  20. Heather, you rocked this challenge!! I LOVE your style and the fact that most of it is thrifted is amazing! What I'd give to go thrifting with you! Gorgeous styling and photos, too! :)

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  21. I agree with Pam, you rock!! Thank you for that lovely mention, but I was the lucky one to meet bloggers like you. This room is amazing. You have killer styling and photography skills. Yeah for your dad and mom. I love a dog poto bomber, so hugs to Gus. Still loving that chandy, btw.

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  22. I'm totally blown away by your room. It looks so high end that it's hard to believe that almost everything is thrifted! And the styling is impeccable!!

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  23. This room is so beautiful! I love the colors and patterns you used in the room. I think I might have to get that rug for myself!! You did a great job decorating the space.

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  24. love this room. really love the vintage chandelier and the eclectic feel. glad to be your 200th follower

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  25. So, so sophisticated and pretty! I'm in love with your large art piece. Great work!

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  26. It's wonderful! I love all the pops of color and all your thrifted genius. And that light couldn't be more perfect for the room! It really turned out well. I'm sitting here in my un-styled bland living room wishing I had done the challenge too. Next year.
    I LOVE it! Great job!!!!

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  27. I can't tell you how much I love the look of this room. I love vintage/thrift store finds and you have demonstrated to me how to put it all together with such style. There are a few bits I'm coveting - the art work over the sofa and the brass elephant. I'll probably be back to look at this room again b/c I'm sure there is something I've missed. You must be THRILLED with your results. Well done.

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  28. Wowza...the is a fabulous room....love the curated vibe and special vintage touches. The colors and styling look great....love the bookshelves. Great job on the challenge!

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  29. This room looks so expensive! Job well done!

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  30. I'm so impressed with this!! Amazing job. I've included you on TPP today.

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  31. Honestly this room is perfect! So personal and well styled...I could make myself at home there real fast! Amazing job!

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  32. I love your room and all of your vintage find! Job well done!

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  33. OMG Heather, your living room is fantastic!!! Where to begin? All the brass gorgeousness, that beautiful wall art behind the sofa, your shelf styling, bar cart styling... everything!!!!!! I LOVE IT!!!! Apartment therapy should visit your home soon Heather! just perfect! CHEERS!!! P.S. I want to steal your brass elephant and mid-century candelabra!

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  34. Amazing job, Heather! I love your room! So many beautiful objects! Well done!

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  35. Shut your Mouth!! It is good...it is amazeballs!! I love EVERY.SINGLE.THING. about your room. The painting behind the sofa is amazing, I love the colors! Well done!

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  36. Amazing! So cozy and charming. Want that chandelier!

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  37. what an amazing transformation. this doesn't even look like the same room. love the rug, love the bar car! the coffee table takes on a new life with all of the new stuff. all of the styling looks great! oh, and I LOVE that art above the couch...I could go on and on. just fabulous!

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  38. This looks amazing!!! I just discovered your blog and am so glad I did :) can you tell me where you got the orange trim on your curtains? Tia!!

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  39. Really??? This is my favorite room by far and away. LOVE it. You did an amazing job. I love the rug and all of your thrifted finds. Did I miss where did you get the bar cart. I am loving...xo

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  40. This room is beautiful! I'm amazed that so much of it was thrifted and items you already had on hand! That credenza is incredible. You are also really great at styling your stuff. I need to practice. Well done!! :)

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  41. Holy crud! Seriously! Where did you find that art piece behind the couch! Okay, so blue velvet, vintage brass, black interior door, awesome light fixtures, mirror, rug and fabric choices.....and a brass bar cart!!!! Shut the front door!! I mean I'm so happy you get to live with all that awesomeness!! Great job!! :)

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  42. LOVE!!!! So glad the black door is growing on you, it looks great with the rest of your room. And I absolutely adore your bar cart vignette!! Great job darling!

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  43. OMG this room is stunning! The colors and patterns and accessories - perfection!
    -Shelley

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  44. WOW! You knocked this out of the park!! And I love love love that you thrifted so much of it. You are a girl after my own heart. :) You mix patterns and colors like a champ and you style like a star. Rock on!

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  45. Wow!! Heather your home is beautiful!! Really stunning and you did an AMAZING job pulling it all together. Lots of work, I'm sure, but a such a pay out! Now you get to pour yourself an drink from that gorgeous bar, relax and appreciate all your hard work. Well done! Btw, I love it all but my favorite is the art behind the sofa. Love, love, love!

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  46. I LOVE it. Not just a little bit but love, love, love... I especially love that it was thrifted. And that you have a store. ... Happy sighs. :)

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  47. Oh my gosh your room is beautiful!!!! I am loving EVERYTHING about it... And obsessing over the rug!!! Do you recall the name of it by Safavieh?? I have spent days looking for it I must have it!!!!!

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  48. Whoa... I thought I had thrift skills but now I feel hopelessly outclassed ;)

    Love your style -- we even have the same rug!

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  49. I have to keep going back over your pictures because all the little details are so amazing! What an incredible room - I think I have a major crush on that chandelier, and the rug and just about every other element in your room. Kuddos to a job well-done!

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  50. Heather, this room is stunning! It is my absolute favorite. Everything thing in it is just perfect! The chandelier, the art, the black door, the bar cart, those killer gold glasses on the bar cart (dying!!) the grey tables, I could go on and on. Really well done lady!!

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  51. What a beautiful room! This challenge brought me to your blog, and I will be returning!! Can you please tell me the specific name of the rug? I've spent hours looking on overstock and can't find it. Thanks!

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  52. You have some crazy thrifting skills!!! Love love love all your finds, esp the artwork. Beautiful room!!

    -Claire

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  53. That is totally incredible! It looks so professional...and expensive! So awesome that you used so many thrifted things. Good job girl! I think this could be another career for you. :)

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  54. I just asked you some questions on my blog today.

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  55. Straight out of a magazine!!!!!!!!!!! Perfection!

    I love that basket chandelier! I have two myself!

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  56. This is so good! Love the art over the sofa...was that thrifted as well.

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  57. Hi there...new follower! Well done on the room!!! Looks very thoughful and complex while being cozy and inviting. Love the table lamp arrangements!

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