One Room Challenge Week Four

2.27.2013


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 sisalrugs.com 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 sisalrugs.com 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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33 comments :

Matters of Style said...

Love the new mats!! So gorgeous! Bummer about the rug- I bet they will fix it. I hope!

Julia | Pawleys Island Posh said...

Bummer about the rug. That's so annoying! I completely adore the dragon bowl. It looks so great!

eddielicious said...

Oh I am so sorry about the rug. I know exactly how you feel because I am a stickler for detail too, and they are not inexpensive rugs. Please do an update on the rug situation, I was planning to order a large one for my sunroom from them!

My Crafty Home Life said...

Those prints of yours are fantastic. I remember reading about it when you did it for the designer. That extra navy mat makes it pop. Sorry to hear about the rug. I am sure it will turn out fine. Love the planter.

Kim said...

Jennifer I love the way your prints now pop with the navy border. Don't you hate it when something arrives that disappoints. Hopefully they make it right!! xo

Albertina M. Cisneros said...

I love the thin added blue matting on the prints! They look so clan and elegant!

Junell said...

Love the prints! Such a small touch makes such a punch! I have mine ready to hang just waiting on the window panels so I can hang the panels in the right spot....does that make any sense??? I love them. In the mean time they are in my built in cabinets in dining room. Will send a picture to you!

Katie {Miss Dixie} said...

I loved the framed prints before but I love the addition of the new navy matte! Love your new find too- what a statement piece.

Kerry Steele- Design du Monde said...

I just love the planter! Such a shame about the rug.

The enchanted home said...

I am so impressed and in blue and white nirvana!! Everything looks exquisite, that bedroom....sigh!

A Flair for Vintage Decor said...

Love the new matting detail! I actually am planning on something similar for a gallery wall going up my staircase...so it was fun to see your new matts!! Take care, Caroline

Beth Connolly said...

I love the way your prints turned out - the mats and frames are perfect!

Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door said...

What a bummer!! I hope they correct it and quickly! LOVE the new prints and your dragons :)

Nancy said...

Jennifer, I love your new series, and the way they are matted! spectacular! Can't believe that rug, let's see what kind of customer service they have--let us know! Best of luck this week. Looking good!
xo Nancy
Powellbrowerhome.com

Cathy Wall said...

Bummer about the rug... let them know you are a blogger and the blog world will be aware! Love the new prints and your ideas for the light fixture, looking good!
Cathy @ Room Rx

Sadie + Stella said...

This is looking so incredibly gorgeous!

Nicole Scott said...

That's a bummer about the rug, but the mat job really pops your prints. They look brand new and totally lovely! Good luck with customer service this week!

pam {simple details} said...

Details are difference, good or bad! Your framing is so pretty, the binding...sorry!

Teresa at Splendid Sass said...

LOVE the wall of prints, Jennifer!! I can't wait to see the finished room, and hope the run dilemma works out.
Happy Wednesday.
Teresa
xoxo

Kathleen (Pacific Family Homes) said...

I am obsessed with your dragons!! I love them. Sorry about the sisal. It just means you will find a better rug that you will love MORE!! xo, K

A ndrea said...

Oh, I LOVE your prints!! The navy matting is perfection! And that dragon planter is fabulous! I bet customer service will fix your rug situation... Fingers crossed!

XOXO,
The Glam Pad

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

Prints & planter - love! Sorry about the rug - it's not as if you're under enough pressure... Hope it all gets worked out soon!

www.chattafabulous.blogspot.com

LindsB said...

Oh man, I hope they do something about your rug, that is no good at all!

I'm DYING to see the new light fixture, its going to be stunning when its finished!

Vel Criste said...

I agree with the blue matting, it does make the art work looks so beautiful! I did notice the waves in the rug, good luck with the complaint. I've had my own share of problems with online rug companies. :-)

SHERRY HART said...

Just that little touch of navy and it makes so much difference :) Grrrrrr I hate when I order something and it has to be returned.

Elisa of Fancy Free Me said...

Wow, who would have though the navy could make such an amazing impact! Brilliant!

Lauren (The Cottage Mix) said...

Sorry about the rug. Love the prints with the navy mat. So pretty!

Kathysue said...

So sorry about the rug, I agree for the price it should be better quality. ♥♥♥ your new prints and the double matting, perfection!
xo Kathysue

Design_Fluff said...

I love the matting! It makes all the difference! So beautiful!

Naomi@DesignManifest said...

the matting is gorgeous! Too bad about the rug. I hate delays and mess ups. All part of the process, though.

designchic said...

You prints look stunning with the new navy mat - LOVE!! Sorry about the rug - so much trouble when you order something that big and it's not right...

mrs. V | Chez V said...

The navy matting is gorgeous. Gives an added depth to the beautiful prints. Bummer about the rug. Will be anxious to hear how they handle it.

René said...

Oh that navy mat really pops! Too bad about the rug, but I'll bet they will take of you. Excited to see the chandelier!

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