Saturday, May 14, 2022

WEEK 6: Built In Hack progress, Fabric for victorian couches and chairs, & My TO DO LIST!

Hi Friends and fellow One Room Challengers. This update is gonna be short. Life has once again thrown some wrenches in my plans haha but it is ok. I am making the best of it and enjoying this time to play with so many ideas. The built in hack is coming along. My hubby almost scrapped this idea to just build it from scratch but we just literally don't have time to do it so I came up with this design! haha I kind of like it . Obviously we need to keep building it up to the wall but I basically took 2 Havstas and 4 Billy bookases. I am also going to add doors to the billy bookcases and some hardware. I have been eying these for so long I might just bite the bullet. What do you guys think?

 The fabric I really wanted was out of stock , the second one I wanted wasn't available until June...So I went to and ended up ordering the Indigo velvet for the couches. I am so happy with it...I think it will look really nice and for $7.88 a yard it was a steal and came here in 4 days!

Lastly the material I wanted for the rams head chairs was also backordered. I ended up ordering the tiger fabric but may have to use it for something else since it is only a small amount. I ran to Calico Corners one of the few fabric stores left here in Vegas and while it was so expensive and limited I managed to find 10 years ON SALE from $79 a yard to $5.99 ! It is an orange color which I am actually really excited about...I found an abstract patterned velvet to go with and the women there literally managed to scrounge up the scraps that were left! 3 yards.. I literally BARELY go enough! We will see how it turns out! 

Lastly, I put my order in for the wallpaper so stay tuned for the ones I chose but I am now trying to decide on the paint. I know I told you I was behind! I will make a list of items I need to still do believe me I am not sure how this is going to come together! Painting swatches this weekend and will share them next week but you can check out my instagram for more! 


  1. Finish Building Built Ins
  2. Purchase lighting for dining area, built ins, and art
  3. Picture molding for mural and molding for built ins
  4. Paint built ins /walls/front door
  5. Paint needlpoint art/abstract art/special art project
  6. Strip and Stain my grandmas tigers wood dresser
  7. Hang up the wallpaper
  8. Purchase Rug for Adult lounge
  9. Purchase Game Console ( Purchasing tonight)
  10. Curtains ( Make) Curtain Rods
  11. Ottoman or coffee table ( Thrift or Make) 

Ok I need to go to bed, not sure how or when but this will come together something about seeing how things unfold always seems to give me my answers...I am excited to see how this turns out! haha till next week! 
Special thank you to the One Room Challenge and Apartment Therapy. I NEED this now more than ever. I feel like every time I do one of these I am going through something pretty emotional. Will share more but until then! I NEED your help on Instagram! See you there! 




Wednesday, May 04, 2022

WEEK 5: HAVSTA Built In Hack & choosing fabric


WEEK 5. I am absolutely shocked at how fast these last weeks have gone. I have basically been dedicating the few hours I have left at night , my Friday nights, and Saturday and Sunday in the midst of everything else. BUT, here is the progress and updates! 

If you follow me on Instagram then you would have seen almost all of this but here it is. 

I dropped off my grandma's couches for re upholstery. I also ordered some velvet online since the store we have here is literally almost $200 per yard for the fabric I wanted and almost a 3 week wait. I am hoping what I picked will work. It was on sale for $7.88 on never used it before so we shall see! Here is the color I chose! 

I also dropped these Ram's head chairs I had thrifted for $7 

I really want to use thise fabric I also found at it was pricey I don't even want to tell you how much. But I bought it and I will just figure it out haha I know I am the WORST designer . 

one of my visions was this. The wallpaper is the Milton & King Almond Blossom in Chartreuse. I know...the color is bold but I LOVE it. haha I am just not sold on the these chairs going in the front. So yeah...ugh 

I am also making my mind up on the Mural Landscape Wallpaper, but I am definitely going to do something like the inspiration picture below! 

Oh and last but not least I built the IKEA HAVSTA. I swear I feel like I am moving at turtles pace. I have a lot still to I have a feeling WEEK 6 is going to be a HUGE progress report but until then here is what I did. 

Before I moved on to the center piece I ordered I played around with the variations. I think  I LOVE the cabinets in the center. and the center piece may have to go back. I am looking at ordering the BILLY Bookcases for each side. The decision is do I go with the skinny or the large one. Each side would give me room on the skinny versions and allow for lighting on the wall or art. 

That is what I am leaning toward. These will go to the ceiling and we are working on that. I will also be painting it as well. I HAVE To come up with the colors before Sunday because painters will be here Monday morning! EEEEK. You guys...It's the making decisions that is really hard for me! 

I did however pick the handles for the doors...I will save that for the reveal though! Ugh they are so good! Ok well You can follow along on Instagram for updates in real time!

Special thank you to the One Room Challenge and Apartment Therapy. I NEED this now more than ever. I feel like every time I do one of these I am going through something pretty emotional. Will share more but until then! I NEED your help on Instagram! See you there! 




Wednesday, April 27, 2022

WEEK 4: The Vintage & thrifted finds I will be using & PROGRESS!

Well, it is WEEK 4 time to start this challenge. Just me in my vintage house dress haha I know I keep looking at everyone's progress & lets just say most are getting things wrapped up and I'm over here like look I moved some furniture and started smoothing the walls! haha ok I am not smoothing the walls. While my hubby and I are more than capable our lifestyle right now is just too busy to even do the smallest of things. I have a few things we will be doing. I have a fun hack we are trying this weekend so  stay tuned. Here is where the space is today!

Oh and you can check out everyone else's HERE!

SO It is already looking amazing which is a good sign! So let's chat re upholstering and fabric and colors and some of my vintage finds that I want to use in this challenge! 
FIRST is my grandmas couches.She had these in formal living room with plastic on top. I LOVED THEM as a child and I love them today. The fabric is actually beautiful but they have been used and loved and it is time for a new look! 
This is the large one. THIS is the color I am leaning towards. Saw this when I was filming STORAGE WARS a few years back.
I am thinking I will keep the wood dark but this fabric and color!! 

I also have this Tigers Wood chest from my aunt. I LOVE the wood but it needs some love. I am no wood expert so this is going to take some research but I have some plans for this we shall see. 
Here are some inspo 

Now I want to keep the integrity but I need it to be functional as well. I really need to this on this. This will go in the entry way! 
This is a needle point my mom did that is now at the church in North Vista Hospital. I will be attempting to paint this portrait! 

These incredible chairs I found at Deseret Industries for wait for it. $7 They have rams heads on them and they are stunning. With my Aries son I thought these would be perfect at the end of my grandfathers dining table I am also keeping. I still need to decide on the fabric !

This chair is giving me life and inspo for these chairs but I also love the gold and black! 

Not the best pic but this was handed down from my grandma to to my mom and dad. Marble top with a brass little boy. I LOVE IT I don't know how to remove a stain from marble I think that is gonna be impossible so a doily may have to cut it but I do want to use this! 

This mirror. This used to be in the entry way of my nanas house. I LOVED this mirror. It was then moved to the living room. I am still toying with where to move it but it will be used! 

Picked this up at an estate sale. Not sure if it will make the cut but I LOVE IT

This candle holder picked up at Goodwill!

Might use this antique folding trey passed down from Adam's grandma

I also LOVE these vintage lamps I picked up..THEY willbe going in the space and inspired the green!I have 2 of these I found at Vintage Market days over a month ago! 

Oh and remember this from my first challenge? Goodwill find Japanese tea table... yeah I have some big plans for this also!!! EEEK ok I am getting excited! 

I have a lot more! But this was just a preview of what I am looking to use! You can follow along on Instagram as I transform these!

Special thank you to the One Room Challenge and Apartment Therapy. I NEED this now more than ever. I feel like every time I do one of these I am going through something pretty emotional. Will share more but until then! I NEED your help on Instagram! See you there! 





Saturday, April 23, 2022

ONE ROOM CHALLENGE SPRING 2022 - WEEK THREE Choosing the perfect Wallpaper for a Dining Room & Entry Way


It was around this time last year when I told my hubby I was doing the One Room Challenge and I was wanting so badly to use wallpaper. He first asked me if I was nuts with everything on my plate to do a challenge that I have no business doing haha but then laughed when I said I would be attempting my first wallpaper application. Let's face it I didn't do it perfectly I faltered, I messed up...I even had to RE DO it haha but I look over at it every single day and I am so inspired. Like..I DID that...I came up with this whole has pieces of my treasures , family heirlooms, and little stories in every corner...that is all my own. So...THAT my friends is why I am going to be doing this again!

I may be in over my head but what's new right? SO..On to wallpaper and some of my ideas for the entry way and dining room / adult lounge in our home! I LOVE Milton & King and I find myself scrolling through the hundreds of designs they carry on a daily basis. 
After a few days I finally went in and chose a few that inspired me and had the samples delivered. I already had one of them from the 1st ORC I did and got about 5 more! Here are the options!!

I am still deciding on which room and or where I will be placing it but I am going to let my vision be driven by some of the antiques I have and go from there!

I know...these are all so different...but I feel like they each evoke a different vibe. These are the ones I am looking at for the dining room/adult lounge. The 1st one is called Almond Blossom...and a little know fact...I am OBSESSED with Peacocks...the bird, the color all of it. The next one is Tuscan Landscape, I have been looking at this one for a while...something about this just screams dining issue is the wall keeps going so I can't really wallpaper the whole wall I have to either frame it choose a different wall...The next one I was looking at I totally forgot to order the sample but it is called Paradise. I kind of like the idea of black and white which lends itself to adding more color but again WHERE! haha Ugh so these were the ones I was looking at for the dining room . Oh and this one ...I really liked this one

I know I am all over the place. This one is called Shadow Palms Mural. NEXT is the Entry Way. I was looking at this one haha only because I was drawn to the red and the all green with the bamboo but it TOTALLY doesn't go with any of the vibes anywhere haha Oh and for a second I was also looking at the black version and Chartruese version of Almond Blossom

I told you I was all over the place. NOW for the entry way I am looking at possibly going with one of the murals...OR Baroque Fusion...something about this large scale print caught my eye I was even thinking of playing around with the ceiling. Ugh. You guys....While I have all of the antiques and pretty much everything I need I do need to pin down an idea cuz guess what....I have my painters coming to skim the walls on MONDAY. So I guess I will be making some decisions FAST!

I have another day to make the final decision on which wallpaper to choose. It will probably take a week and half to get it so I need to order it Monday or Tuesday.

Well, I scheduled the painters...I also picked up paint swatches but need to finalize the wallpaper for final decisions! Week 3 is in the books and I finally feel like I am moving in the right direction! Would love your thoughts I am also going to post on Instagram to poll cuz that is fun even when I don't listen to it! haha

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