Friday, November 21, 2014

One room challenged

Have you heard about the ORC (one room challenge) series where bloggers have 6 weeks to decorate a room?

I seriously admire those that are able to get a room together under such a tight time line!

I, unfortunately, am not so ORC savvy. 
Decorating a room is definitely a slow process for me that I can't rush (it took months and months to put together Charlie's nursery and our bedroom after-all).

The current room that I am challenging myself to decorate is our family room.
I posted about our plans for this room here and I'm currently at week 8 or so.
While it is nowhere near finished, we have definitely made some progress.

Here's what it was looking like before:

And here is where we are today:

We have the bulk of the furniture in (couch, coffee table, armchair) and the ceiling, trim, and walls have been painted (wall color is Benjamin Moore's pale oak).

Obviously there is still lots to do (purchase a rug, find side tables and lamps, find and hang artwork, add accessories and pillows, give the room some color and personality) but it'll get there.

In the meantime, I'm just enjoying the freshly painted walls (it is amazing what paint can do) and a cozy couch to sit on in front of the fire.

Have a great weekend!
- Caitlin


  1. No should take your time and do it the way you want.....sometimes 6 weeks is not such a good idea because you settle just to finish:)

    1. great advice spoken from a true professional! thanks! :)

  2. Love it so far! I definitely don't think that you should have a specific set amount of time to decorate a room, you'll just be rushed and regret things you've done. Heck, we built our sunroom almost 2 years ago and it is barely furnished.


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