Wednesday, February 20, 2013

One Room Challenge Week Three


Welcome to Week Three of the One Room Challenge.  If you missed Week One, go here and for Week Two go here to catch up.  I'm grateful to be included in the ORC.  Linda, of My Crafty Home Life, created and organized it, and I'm thrilled 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.  

First off today, I'll share my chair fabric situation.  Basically, I don't like it, and it looks terrible with everything in the adjacent family room.  With the fabric I'm using for drapery panels, I need a stripe on the chairs.  It's highly unlikely I'd ever find the colors I'm needing, so I'm creating it myself using Spoonflower.  


I ordered this color map from Spoonflower in heavy cotton twill hoping it would prevent color surprises.  It's helpful, but I still had a color that came out off.  I'll tweak the design and resubmit.  Hopefully, the second time will be the charm.  I don't have time for a third go round!

This is the digital image I made.

Here it is printed.  I think I like horizontal stripes for these chairs.  Thoughts?


This is the fabric I'm using for the window panels.  I'll do pinch pleat with a navy linen header.  I'm using this because I have it on two pillows in the family room and I want the rooms to flow well together.  Below you can see the family room pillows.


Here's the window fabric with the stripe I'll use on the chair.  Well, the pre-tweaked stripe.

This came down -- YAY!!


I found this at a local consignment store and thought it was perfect, so my husband installed it for me.  It's not perfect and has to come right down.  I love it, but it's much too dark.  When the lights aren't on it looks very dark brown and from a distance maybe even black.  That won't work here, so I've found someone who can paint it for me.  Below you can see the look I'm going for.

The drapery hardware is light, warm wood and I'll have the sisal rug which will be fairly light.  I believe in the rule of threes, and think a wood tone fixture works perfectly and can help keep the room from going too "cute."


Here's a photo of one of the rug samples I ordered from sisalrugs.com.  I ordered this in a 7x7 square and am hoping to see it arrive in a couple of weeks.  That's about it this week.  Lots going on!

Now, go see what these busy ladies have been up to!













31 comments :

Kim said...

Jennifer, I am loving your horizontal stripes! What a bright and happy space! I am determined to try out spoonflower some day!! xo

Julia | Pawleys Island Posh said...

I love how this is coming together! Can't wait to see what color you paint that awesome light. I'm so nervous to try spoonflower. I didn't know you could order a color sample. That makes it a little less intimidating.

Kerry Steele- Design du Monde said...

I love everything you chose! I am excited that you ordered Spoonflower fabric. The light fixture is crazy good.

A ndrea said...

This is looking amazing!! I love the colors in the fabrics, and the bamboo chandelier is perfection!

XOXO,
The Glam Pad

Beth Connolly said...

I love your colors. I too have been intimidated about ordering from Spoonflower, worrying about the quality. Would love to know more about it.

My Crafty Home Life said...

You are killing me with your design talents. That fabric stripe is so lovely, and the flow of all the fabrics combined...to die for. I have a fairly strong opinion on the chair stripe placement...vertical. I like front to back stripes on chairs. That chandelier is magnifico...I have one like it, and might paint it after I see your final one.

pam {simple details} said...

That stripe is perfect Jennifer, and I did a little gasp when I saw the light ~ fabulous!!

Matters of Style said...

Love love love this direction!! So fab!! And def stain treat the chairs ha!

Katie {Miss Dixie} said...

I want to come live in this room with all the blue and pink! I think the fixture will be perfect in its new tones.

Junell said...

The stripe fabric is gorgeous! I love that bamboo piece. Can't wait to see it redone! All looks fab!

Teresa at Splendid Sass said...

I can't wait to see the final room. You really do have great taste, and I love what you are doing.

Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door said...

SOO in love with your fabric and it is going to look fab. Have you been satisfied with your spoonflower fabrics? I've never ordered from there but have been tempted.

Nancy said...

Your fabric combo is fantastic! I love the fixture, too- hope you can make it work. Your plan sounds fantastic.
Hope your week goes well! I kindof like that color map by itself! fun for a kids room?
xo Nancy
Powellbrowerhome.com

Unknown said...

Love the chandelier and the blue and white fabric for the drapes....I have a sample of that fabric and I have been wanting to use it. love the blue cording around it...

Albertina M. Cisneros said...

love it!! I love your fabric design and the chandelier, pillows....its going to be amazing!

Nicole Scott said...

I'll say! You have been busy. A faux paint job on the light fixture is really smart can't wait to see. I actually really like your stripe as it is and I'm a sucker for those pillow shots:) Loving your direction Jennifer

LindsB said...

I've always wanted to try out Spoonflower, I see so many fun projects people do with fabric they make and your stripes are no exception, LOVE the colors here!!

Vel Criste said...

Love the stripes most especially the colors - I can just imagine this rooom now, gorgeous, gorgeous especially with pink carnations on the table top!;-)

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

Your fabric combos are excellent!!! Great find on the light, too. This is going to be so awesome.

Jill Hinson said...

I love the blue and white fabric! I must know what it is - source, please!!????? Love your fabric combos and that light fixture was a FIND!
xo~Jill

Kathleen (Pacific Family Homes) said...

I love the stripe!! Yes on the horizontal. It will look fab!! Xoxo

Kathysue said...

I think your elements are perfection. Like the idea of a lighter light fixture too!

Now you know I am a stripe lover! But because of the heaviness of the blue stripe in comparison to bright/lightness of the pink/red stripe I think it needs to go vertically with the blue in the middle flanked by the pinks, or pink stripes in the middle flanked by blues. I also think I would do a cording in navy which would look great against the red of the chairs.IMHO!

Love your style and this is so fun to follow along with!!

Chateau À Gogo said...

Looking good! - Brandy

Naomi@DesignManifest said...

the fabrics are really fun. I've never used Spoonflower. It intimidates me :)
Oh and LOVE the chandy!! Glad you are lightening it up a bit.

Sadie + Stella said...

Ummmmmm that light fixture is insane!! I am dying. Your space is rocking it.

emily said...

i just happened to stumble across your blog, and first off, killer space, i want everything, you have such a great eye for pieces that go together. secondly, i may have squealed with excitement when i saw your blog header, my blog ironically enough is called the pink elephant, so you know im dying over it! im a new follower, i love you blog and im so happy i found it!
xo

www.thepinkelephantblog.com

barbara@hodge:podge said...

I love the striped fabric for the chairs, it goes perfectly with the drapery fabric, which I wholeheartedly love! And your light fixture? Ah-mazing!

SHERRY HART said...

Spoonflower.....I always forget about it! Love the stripe you made. Much progress over here.....I am feeling the pressure :)

Lisa Gabrielson said...

LOVE the colors! The stripe is darling with the drapes and pillows. So excited to see the reveal! Lisa

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

Love that striped fabric, Jennifer! The colors are so fresh and will be perfect with the curtain fabric. Carry on with it!

www.chattafabulous.blogspot.com

René said...

Oh my word - that light! Love how this is coming together!

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