ONE ROOM CHALLENGE: WEEK THREEApril 17, 2014 |Hello from Week THREE of the One Room Challenge! If you are new, you can catch up on my plans to re-work our Living Room/Breakfast Nook here and here. Wow, here we are at the halfway point, and geez I might need to kick it up a notch. A little progress was made this week, but not nearly what I had planned on. My view for the past 3 days has looked like the below photo. I swear that I have the immune system of a gnat and get any and every stomach bug that I come into contact with. THE.WORST.! be gone please be gone! Needless to say, my to-do list is virtually where I left you last week. wah. wah. Here are a few things that did get done before the bug hit… These gals got some new duds and I am thrilled with the buffalo check on them. The perfect unexpected “traditional” print to throw into the mix. Let there be paint! The painters came on Friday and I have to admit I re-thought my painting decision beforehand. The drapes actually have quite a bit of beige in them and they would look quite good against the existing color….but in the end it came down to the fact that the space HAD to be brighter to be livable to me and to achieve that the walls needed to be white. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the end result and the room feels tons bigger. We don’t even have to turn on the overhead lights during the day and that makes me so happy. I did leave the one wall beige though as more of a “focal” wall and to still ensure that the fireplace stands out. The plans for that wall are below as well. The drapes came back from the seamstress and are now three separate panels to work with. Still in love with them. This week we are moving on to curtain rods, focal wall install, and (if the hubs is feeling nice ambitious) cornice boxes for the breakfast area. I am sort of torn on the living room rods though…so weigh in. I originally thought that I wanted to do a galvanized pipe DIY rod that I would just spray antique gold. I love that this option would be a statement (should I use the 1” pipe) and it would also be sturdy enough to hold the bad boys above, all while adding an unexpected rustic element to the room. The other part of me just wants to spray an old rod gold and call it a day. Thoughts? Both images via Pinterest Lastly, I have been desperately searching for the breakfast nook bay window treatment solution and think that I have finally settled on the idea of cornice boxes. This photo is very very ambitious but I have faith in my handy-man aka husband. Would something like this not be gorg?! Mius the heavy drapes because my area is too small, but the detail on the boxes kills me…I love itimage via Until next week my friends! In the meantime check out everyone else here…..and below! Abby M. Interiors Because it’s Awesome Bijou & Boheme Calling It Home Chez V Chinoiserie Chic Copy Cat Chic The Decorista Design Crisis Design Indulgence Design Manifest The English Room The Glam Pad Little Black Door Mimosa Lane My Notting Hill The Pink Pagoda Simple Details My Sweet Savannah Verandah House YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE...One Room Challenge: Master Bedroom | Week FourOne Room Challenge: Master Bedroom | Week ThreeUpdated Entryway and Bringing Spring In!!