Wednesday, February 6, 2013

One Room Challenge Week One



The amazing blogs listed above are all participating in the One Room Challenge.  Linda, of My Crafty Home Life, created and organized the challenge, and I so much appreciate being included.  The objective is to finish one room in 6 weeks.  If you're new to The Pink Pagoda, thank you very much for visiting today.  I'm happy you're here!  For the challenge, I've chosen my breakfast room, which has been neglected for years.  There are things that were never done, and things that were done that I don't care for anymore.  Apparently, I require a challenge (potential public humiliation) like this to motivate me and to complete something that should have happened long ago.  The photo below is one that I took this past summer during the last One Room Challenge.  Hence the messy table.  Well, actually the messy table is year round.

This room is a long way from feeling/looking "finished." Do you see the sad, bare window?  Something has to happen there.  And notice the bare floor.  I'm considering that, too.  When I had the chairs painted red, I recovered the seats.  I really dislike the fabric I chose.  It would be great somewhere else, but it's not working for me here.  


Another thing I plan to do is change the art on the walls.  I love this series, but I'm wanting to copy a customer with prints/framing that has some fantastic taste.  Since I create and sell prints, it's easy and fun for me to change things up now and then.


This was in the house when we bought it, and I have to say that with the Dallas heat, it's been used.  However, it's time to do something else.  A pretty fixture would do wonders for this room.  The red chairs are going nowhere.  I've got a thing for red chairs.  They add such personality to any room as you can see in the four photos below.

via Chinoiserie Chic

Windsor Smith


via Design Sponge

Anne Hepfer

The six photos below will be providing inspiration for my breakfast room project.  There's at least one thing I love in each room that I'd like to incorporate into my challenge.  

Ashley Whittaker

House Beautiful

Sara Gilbane

Traditional Home

New England Home

Meg Braff


This quote is quite appropriate here.  When I'm finished with this room, it will be a reflection of what makes me feel good with no regard for what's trending.  Our family spends most of our time in the family room and breakfast room, and I want us to be comfortable.  Thank you for coming by today.  I hope you'll be back next week to see the progress.  And don't miss seeing what all of the other bloggers have going on.  Everyone's very busy!






29 comments :

Julia | Pawleys Island Posh said...

LOVE where this is headed. One of the prettiest before spaces I've seen. This is going to be so good!

My Crafty Home Life said...

I love your taste, and this room is going to be another room in your home that I envy. What fantastic light you have. My kitchen is as messy as yours on a daily basis. I can't wait to see the other art you are putting up. I really like these prints. Your inspiration photos are making me want to paint my kitchen chairs.

Kim said...

Albert Hadley Rocks ... and so do you! I cannot wait to see what you do in your breakfast room and soooo happy you are keeping the Red Chairs!! xo

Beth Connolly said...

I am excited to see what you do. I love your inspiration rooms. I'm hoping for a bit of pink since we both love red and pink together and some Chinoiserie.

Kerry Steele- Design du Monde said...

The red chairs are my favorite part of the room so I am glad they are staying. Can't wait to see what you do.

barbara@hodge:podge said...

I have met my soul sister - I have a thing for red chairs too along with blue and white - -yessss!

It is going to look fabulous Jennifer. can't wait to follow along!

Andrea K said...

It is going to be beautiful! I can't wait to see the final results!!

XOXO,
The Glam Pad

Nicole Scott said...

Yay Jennifer! Stunning inspiration pics and your breakfast room has all the bones to make your dream a reality. Since your a pro ORC'er I know this is going to be amaxing! Thank you for the banner...it is awesome.

Junell said...

So excited! I know it will be fabulous! Have fun!!!

Heather Moore Grahling | Vivid Hue Home said...

omg, you had me at the chairs! I can't wait to see how this ends up! this is one of my fave challenges and you're gonna rock it! good luck g'friend

Kathleen said...

Already feeling jealous!! Can't wait!! xo

Julie Taylor and Danni Greenwalt said...

Cant wait to see what your going to do. Good luck!

pam {simple details} said...

Love, love, love your signature style, Jennifer ~ this fabulous 'before' is going to be killer when you're finished!

Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door said...

LOVE your plan!! (of course). This is gonna be great, I know :)

René said...

Your inspiration images are gorgeous!. Love those red chairs and cannot wait to see all the changes. It is going to be beautiful I can already tell.

Mary Ann at classic•casual•home said...

I want to thank you, Jennifer, for your expert work creating the banners. So lovely. Your new breakfast room will be amazing (I already love it).

Karen S said...

Big fan of your blog and the ORC...can't wait to see your transformation!

Matters of Style said...

Love that you are keeping the red chairs!! And I never ever ever tire of blue and white!

Albertina M. Cisneros said...

yeay!! I can't wait to see what you do! Love the chairs. It will be amazing!

Nancy said...

I love that quote Jennifer and your ideas and inspirations are so you! It will fit your family and your awesome taste! Best of luck and looking forward to next week!
xo Nancy
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Carrie @ Cosy Carolina Interiors said...

I LOVE all those red chairs! Can't wait to see what you do. :)

LindsB said...

your inspiration photos are beautiful! You already have an amazing breakfast nook there so with your talent I can only imagine how stunning it will be when its finished!

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

Amen to being true to your style! You're off to a great start - can't wait to see you take it to the next level!

www.chattafabulous.blogspot.com

Kathysue said...

This is just beyond too much fun. I am really going to enjoy watching the process. I know it will be amazing. No pressure, right? You will meet the challenge with beyond beautiful results. I like that it is giving motivation to do a project that you want to do anyhow!! so exciting!! Love the red chairs by the way, such a perfect twist to a blue and white room.
xo Kathysue

Chateau À Gogo said...

It is going to be fabulous. It already looks great. I agree on the ceiling fan.....don't you just hate those things. - Brandy

SHERRY HART said...

Dang it girl...it is beautiful as it is.....so I am sure it will be off the charts when you are done!

Lauren (The Cottage Mix) said...

Love your red chairs, too! Great inspiration pictures.. Looking forward to following your progress! Best, Lauren

Naomi@DesignManifest said...

I love the red chairs- I'm glad you are keeping them! Your hints are perplexing me... so curious to see this one come to life.

Elisa of Fancy Free Me said...

I'm so glad I started following you. This is such a fun idea. I can't wait to see how things unfold!

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