One Room Challenge {Petite Kitchen} Week 5

It’s week 5 of the One Room Challenge and we are rounding the finish line in this kitchen renovation.  Tile woes are subsiding as the gorgeous mosaics are set up the wall.  I’m fairly certain we will have a finished kitchen to show you next week!  We might not have time to fill and organize the cabinets, but at the very least, the construction site will be cleaned up and it will be fully functioning.

Need to catch up?

Week 1- Before Photos, Inspiration, Demolition

Week 2- Floor Plan Deliberation, Wall Removal, Drywall

Week 3- Wood Floors, Cabinet Details, Appliances

Week 4- Cabinets Installed, Tile and Countertop selections

 When I left you last week the cabinets had been installed and I went out to the stone fabricator to place the countertop sections on the quartzite slabs.  Countertops were cut and installed last week and the are so beautiful.  The material is “Aquias Blue” quartzite and I’m obsessed.

countertop waterfall

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*** One Room Challenge {Linking} *** Naomi’s Bedroom- Week 4

It’s Official: Two One Room Challenges is one and a half too many.

Wanna see my bedroom in its current state?

bedroom week 4

That would be EXACTLY HOW IT LOOKED LAST WEEK.

womp womp.

Just as I feared, Dad and Brandon had to start a new job, leaving me mid-spackle.

So I’m stuck.

I can’t paint until they sand and spackle some more.

My entire house is filled with dust.  All three floors.

The contents of my bedroom are shoved into my dressing room blocking access to my clothes.  I’ve been wearing the same three outfits and hoping no one notices.

We are currently camped out in the guest room and its like a bomb went off in there.

Spirits are low low low.

I’m 90% sure I will not be finished in 2 weeks.

buttttt….

 I may as well show you all the ridiculously good looking things I’ve bought.

Retail therapy, my friends.

design manifest bedroom hardware and lighting

ceiling light / brass pull (nightstands)

hex end table / lucite brass pull / table lamp

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Like I mentioned last week, I’m saving money by re-using furniture,

so I’ve given myself a free pass on finishing touches.

It’s a little out of control.

But the old light just wont do with the new scheme.  I’ll move it elsewhere.

And Georgie actually went for the Steampunk lamp!!! (Boy has good taste.)

As for hardware, I need closet door handles… and nightstand handles too.  So that feels legit.

The end table… yea I don’t need that, but dang its cheap and it will go so nicely between my chairs.

And the table lamp, well that was just plain indulgent.  Thank God for trade pricing.

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For textiles, I really wanted to keep it neutral yet layered.  I’ll use art and accessories to add color.  I started with the rug I showed you the rug last week (see that here,) and just built from there.  The first step was buying the faux fur queen blanket.  It will be so cozy, can pass for masculine (right?) and wont be poufy like a duvet.  I chose the “Wolf” color.  I bought the linen coral shams on super sale around Christmas and I knew I could find  a use for them.  I like that they are supposed to be wrinkly- it just feels more casual and easy.  I’m having the mudcloth pillow custom made- and will have more available for sale soon!  They gray sheets were a cheap impulse buy at Ikea.

design manifest bedroom textiles

Coral Shams /Mudcloth Lumbar Pillow-

Gray Sateen Sheets/Faux Fur Throw

Then there is the curtains.  Oh the EFFING CURTAINS CRUSHING MY DREAMS.  They were going to be a great focal point in the room.  I hired someone to dye Ikea cotton curtains for me.  I wanted them like the picture above- mostly white with organic black touches.  I spent a pretty penny to ship them, dye them and ship them back.  I got them back and opened them up yesterday and they are just not right.  Way too dark, not white at all.  More gray and blue then white.  I’m sad.  I’m really sad.  At least I didn’t cry today.  That puts me ahead of yesterday.

So hopefully I’ll be back next week with something new to report.

But we are running out of time and I’m running out of steam.

Week 4, it’s a bitch.

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Until then, check out my kitchen renovation post from yesterday and please take a look at the rest of the Linkers!

This post is linked to Calling It Home’s ONE ROOM CHALLENGE Linking Party

One Room Challenge {Petite Kitchen} Week 4

Welcome to week 4 of the One Room Challenge.  At this point in the kitchen renovation I’m pretty tweaked out.  Honestly it’s not this project specifically.  A complete kitchen renovation in 6 weeks isn’t a big deal to us- we do it all the time.  It’s just intense juggling this project with the rest of them: the bathroom we demolished last week, ordering materials for the next kitchen we will begin in 3 weeks, designing and planning two major renovations to be built in early 2015, seven interior decorating projects at various phases, the unanswered emails from new prospective clients (sorry!), oh and my own house.  Add documenting AND blogging onto that I’m spread so thin that I’m like dry, burnt toast.

I cried on my boyfriend’s shoulder yesterday.  I stopped home after an extremely frustrating tile layout (see below) and fell apart in his arms for exactly three minutes before pulling it together and heading out to my next design meeting.  I’m just trying to keep up my mantra:  I feel good, I feel great, I feel wonderful.  It’s just work.  No one is dying.

I don’t have control of this kitchen project anymore and that’s gonna to have to be OK.  The design has been set, the materials have been ordered,  All I can do is sit back and watch it come to life like the rest of you.  It’s Dad’s turn to make magic happen.

Need to catch up?

Week 1- Before Photos, Inspiration, Demolition

Week 2- Floor Plan Deliberation, Wall Removal, Drywall

Week 3- Wood Floors, Cabinet Details, Appliances

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* * * One Room Challenge {Linking} * * * Naomi’s Bedroom- Week 3

{Hey all thanks for the all the compliments on the kitchen progress so far!

If you missed yesterday’s post you can fin it HERE.}

Hellllooo and welcome to a little game I like to call “Let’s Shop Naomi’s House!

One of the perks of being a former craigslist and auction junkie is that I have a nice little collection of furniture.  Who cares if I leave my guest room, living room and 3rd floor depleted?  This One Room Challenge is focused on my master bedroom (again) and if there are a few holes elsewhere, I’ll just deal with that later.  It’s the musical chairs of decorating.

Here is a rundown of my furniture I plan to use in the master…

design manifest curved headboard

I’ll be stealing the curved white upholstered headboard from the guest room and moving it into the master.

Design Manifest Rast White-stained wood Nightstand

As much as I’d love new-to-me mismatched nightstands, it’s just not in the budget…

So I’ll be using two of these Ikea Rast hacks from my collection.  Unfortunately I discovered over the weekend that  Harper  Overlays started falling off, so I will have to DIY something in the next 3 weeks.

Awesomesauce.  Just what I needed: Another TO DO to add to my To Do list.

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One Room Challenge {Petite Kitchen} Week 3

Here we are at the half way point of the ORC!  It always sneaks up on you so quickly.  This week we made good progress on the kitchen and also had a BIG HUGE MAJOR TILE scare.  Let’s start with the drama….

I wasn’t going to share the mood board/ full design scheme until week 5,

but this Tile issue has changed my order of reveal.

If all goes according to plan, you will see these elements fully installed on November 5th.

DM Petite Kitchen Design Scheme

We ordered the tile (Mist by New Ravenna) 7 weeks ago and had an expected ship date of 10/10.

But then on 10/9 I get this email from my Tile rep:

“I have some distressing news and I have a solution. They were not able to get the really dark Azul Macauba for the mist splash, BUT they are searching the country, and beyond, for that color, whether or not it is that specific stone. They also have to re-lay the mosaic because they did not do the fade correctly, the dark stripe was too high. SO, that being said, they are really working hard and fast to get it fixed and out to us in the next couple of days. I will keep you posted, but wanted to let you know what was going on.”

Cue Major Naomi freak out.

If this tile does not arrive on time, we don’t have a finished kitchen.

A non-finished kitchen = unhappy clients, Delayed start date for our next project AND Pathetic ORC Reveal.

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