ONE ROOM CHALLENGE | WEEK SIX: THE DINING ROOM REVEAL

Well, the last six weeks have flown by and here’s where we are now…

I couldn’t be more pleased with where the dining room is at right now compared to when I started on this One Room Challenge. Sure, there are things that didn’t get done, and things I may end up changing out, but having an almost finished space is incredible.


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ONE ROOM CHALLENGE | WEEK FIVE: LET THERE BE LIGHT

If you’re visiting for the first time then, welcome! Here are the links to Week One, Week TwoWeek Three and Week Four.

With one week remaining I’m a combination of thrilled with how far this room has come and slightly panicing that I’ll never get it all finished.

My main aim for this week was to get the new light fitting up and have the doors between the dining and living rooms in place, which hasn’t been finished but a decent amount of progress has at least been made on them.

I knew I wanted pocket doors but had no way of adding them so decided to cheat a little to get the look. On the living room side of the wall which divides the two rooms the plan has always been to add a full wall of bookcases so I’m going to attach doors that will slide behind those bookcases, giving the look of pocket doors. After spending a fair amount of time looking at doors and debating solid vs glass panelled doors I spotted this image on Pinterest, which quickly became my inspiration for the door project.

Sliding doors inspiration

Credit: alvhemmakleri.se

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ONE ROOM CHALLENGE | WEEK FOUR: DIY FAUXDENZA

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It’s fauxdenza time people! I knew I wanted to include a fauxdenza in the dining room when I first started thinking about how I wanted the room to look when. They’re supremely practical from a storage point of view (I plan to store wine glasses, cocktail making equipment, napkins and the likes in mine) without taking up too much space and keeping things feeling airy by being up off the floor. Continue reading “ONE ROOM CHALLENGE | WEEK FOUR: DIY FAUXDENZA”

ONE ROOM CHALLENGE | WEEK THREE: PAINT, PAINT AND MORE PAINT

It’s #OneRoomChallenge time! If you’re visiting for the first time then welcome! Here are the links to catch up on Week One and Week Two.

This week has been almost entirely devoted to painting, with a little bit of coving / crown molding excitement thrown in.

I’d given the fresh plaster a coat of watered down white paint during the first week so another one of those plus two coats of Farrow & Balls’ ‘Blackened’, colour matched to Valspar’s Matt Premium Walls and Ceiling paint at B&Q (because I was too lazy to make the trek to the nearest Farrow & Ball stockist and too impatient to order it online and wait for delivery), has made a massive difference to the room. I probably could have got away with just one coat of Blackened as the coverage was fantastic.

I’d highly recommend the Valspar colour matching if you can’t easily get your hands on the paint colour you want from another brand. I took along the paint chart I had for them to match and the colour was spot on, I couldn’t tell the difference between the original sample pot I had and the colour matched paint. Plus, the quality of the paint was fantastic and really well priced. Two enthusiastic thumbs up right here!

Farrow & Ball - Blackened

The colour is perfect in the dining room and keeps things feeling light and bright, without being cold. Continue reading “ONE ROOM CHALLENGE | WEEK THREE: PAINT, PAINT AND MORE PAINT”