Welcome to Week Two of the One Room Challenge. If you missed Week One, you can go here to catch up. I'm so appreciative that Linda's included me in ORC. She created and organized it, and I'm thrilled to be along for the ride. A group of us are redoing one room each in six weeks and posting our progress every Wednesday. The photo above is my breakfast room, and it's what I'm working on transforming.
This is the first floor of our house. Do you see how my breakfast room is between the two rooms I've previously redone for the last two One Room Challenges? I want my house to have good flow and be cohesive, so that is something very important to me as I make decisions.
My laundry room has a different feel than the family room. I wanted it too be really casual and fun as laundry isn't my favorite. But you can see that the colors are very similar. I'm wanting the breakfast room to work well between these two rooms. Many times people enter the house at the side entrance and walk by the laundry room, through the breakfast room, and into the family room.
I shared the above rooms last week as inspiration photos. I like the rugs in each and think that something similar would work perfectly for my room. If you look back at the floor plan, you'll see that when you take the walkway out of the equation, the room is a square. Square sisal rugs are not readily available. I did find an interesting source, however, that does custom sizes and the prices are pretty much in line with everyone else. I'm not recommending this source yet. I'm waiting for color samples and then I'll most likely place an order. We'll see. The below are the two samples I ordered.
These are samples for a wool/sisal blend. I want a little softness.
Last week I mentioned that I will do something with the bare window and the bare floor. I also shared that the ceiling fan and the chair upholstery will have to go. I'd love something new on the walls. One thing I forgot to include is the photo below. This is the the wall opposite the window. It's bare, too, and needs something happening. I'm thinking of maybe doing a plate/platter display.
Last week I spent much of each day at my daughter's school helping with the Upper School Musical. Basically, I lost a week of getting things done for this room. Yikes! I've got a lot of ground to cover and not much time! Any thoughts? Suggestions? I'd love to hear from you!
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