One Room Challenge Week Four

Welcome to Week Four of the One Room Challenge.  If you missed Week One, go here, Week Two is here, and Week Three is here.  Linda, of My Crafty Home Life, created and organized the ORC, and I'm so happy to be participating.  The twenty bloggers seen above are redoing one room each in six weeks and posting progress every Wednesday.  The photo below is my breakfast room, and it's what I'm working on transforming.  

In Weeks One and Two, I explained all of the things I want to do in the room.  One of them is change out my prints.  The photo below shows what I had.  I love this series, but I also like a change now and then.  

A designer from Scott Snyder Inc. commissioned me to do a new series.  I posted about it here and you can see one of the photos from the Scott Snyder room below.  I absolutely loved the way the designer framed them and wanted to copy the idea in my breakfast room.

So, here's one wall with the new prints and matting.

And here's the other wall.

Here's one close up.  I'm so happy with the way they turned out.  I love the addition of the navy matte.

Now, on to less happy news.  I ordered a custom rug from and got it Monday.  I laid it out in my living room so that I could inspect it and it could flatten out after being rolled and shipped.  Can you spot the problem?

Notice the binding between the seam and the rug.  It was cut in such a sloppy way that in some places it's 1/16th of an inch, and some places it's almost 1/2 inch.  Below is a different corner.  It's wavy like this all the way around. 

I'll be in touch with about this, and I hope they fix it.  I'd love to show you new photos that show a more professionally made rug.  I'll update you to let you know how they handle the situation. 

I'll end on a positive note.  I found this planter for my store and for my breakfast room table.  It's a perfect centerpiece size and I adore the dragons.  Also, someone is coming tomorrow to pick up my chandelier and paint it for me.  I'm wanting to do a faux tortoise shell or bamboo finish, so it's not a DIY option for me.  I can't wait to see how it turns out.  Now, go see what these talented ladies have been up to during the past week!

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