We are now in week 2 of the ORC and things are moving at a turtle’s pace! Slow and steady wins the race right? This is a little too slow for me. Ha!
Hi friends! So where exactly are we in the ORC Fall 2017? Let’s take a look…
- Add a vintage looking mirror wall
- Create a massive contemporary work of art
- Find a larger rug
- Add moulding to walls to up the wow factor
- Switch out the mirror/console for something a bit sleeker
- Add additional gorgeous lighting
- Add art pieces to the art niches
- Add details to stair risers
Add a vintage looking mirror wall-
I purchased the mirror tiles and options to make this a semi permanent feature, resale is always in the back of my mind. Our weather was iffy with rain so I haven’t started the antiquing process yet but I will be sure to share the tutorial with you.
Create a massive contemporary work of art –
I purchased the drop cloth… yep a drop cloth and I will begin working on it in the next day or so. I will build a frame to stretch the drop cloth and of course teach you how to make your own work of art!
Find a larger rug –
Ok, here is where I ran it to the first hiccup. You the inspiration rug? Well after measuring my floor space it became very clear that a round rug would be the best option. The foyer is not a perfect rectangle so I would have to use a smaller rug in the space and it would always be a little “off”. I was so excited to see that Wayfair had the rug I desired and I chose a 5ft. round rug. It arrived earlier this week and I absolutely love it… except for the size. The original rug for the space was a round rug but when I remeasured – the original rug is actually 2 inches larger. As vibrant as the new rug is, it is just too small so back to Wayfair it went. After much deliberating I decided to throw caution to the wind and purchase the 6 ft 7 in round version. Let’s hope that this decision doesn’t hit me in the face later.
Add moulding to walls for a “wow” factor-
A great debate is going on around here… there will be moulding- mark my words. Just not really sure what the design will look like but it will be fabulous, I promise.
Switch out the mirror/console for something a bit sleeker –
The mirror is on the way! I moved the half round table to another spot and pulled down an older wood carved table I had upstairs. I think I like the style but it is time to paint! I’m thinking about doing something kinda different, sleek but different. Stay tuned!
Add additional gorgeous lighting –
Here is my next little hiccup. I adored the sconces originally chosen for this space until I started picturing the room in my head more. The idea of having the round mirror with sconces that had a round backing with a large round rug was just a bit too round. You know what I mean? So, I changed the sconces slightly and they will now pick up the rectangle(ness) of the large art piece and bench. Oh yeah… I’m building a bench to add the fun.
Instead of this:
I went with this:
Add art pieces to the art niches-
I think I have figured this out! I will make it first then I will share it… in case my idea is a little too far fetched.
Not quite there yet….
Add details to stair risers-
I am really excited about this idea! I will explain more as the weeks march on but I can’t wait to show you the details… once I draw it out. 🙂
That’s it for now friends!
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