Thursday, April 27, 2017

One Room Challenge {W4}: My New Entry Table

Hello!  I am back for week 4 of the One Room Challenge and I am so happy I've stuck with this.  So many times when I get stuck decorating I just move on and never get a room to where I want it.  This little challenge is pushing me to actually make decisions and get stuff done!  It reminds me of why it was a good thing my engagement was only three months...  :)

Last week I felt like things were really rolling and that our entry room is already a million time better.  

Now I hadn't really touched the other side of the room because I was waiting to find the perfect piece of furniture.  I really wanted this dresser but no shot in hell Tall Tan Man would let me buy that {it is $1200...}. 

I had been stalking Craig's List since I started this challenge looking for the perfect sized dresser and wasn't having much luck.  My plan was to find a cheap dresser and DIY this pattern on it.  Now when I found the right size dresser I felt like it was a little over priced at $75 {yeah, I'm real cheap}.  I tried my best to haggle and get it down to $50 but they wouldn't go lower than $70.  Most of my Craig's List experiences have been great, but this person was coming of a little cray cray.  So after another week and me freaking out about never finding anything, Tall Tan Man called them and got the price down to $65.  SOLD.  

I am so bummed but I haven't been able to do anything to this dresser yet because life has been crazy {and my FAVORITE taco restaurant gave me food poisoning}.  After having the dresser in the entry room I decided I didn't want to paint the white pattern on it.  I just don't think it would work.  I do plan on sanding it down, staining it, and updating the hardware.  

I also plan on adding a lamp to the table and putting the plant in a different container.  If you missed my {POST} earlier this week I talked about my new purse rack that I strategically place over our ugly alarm system.  

I'm hoping this dresser is updated by next weeks post!  I have a half marathon on Sunday in Oklahoma City so I'll have to get after when I get home.  Thanks for stopping by!


Monday, April 24, 2017

Our New Coat & Purse Rack

Oh my goodness y'all, I just survived my first bout of food poisoning.   I don't know if I am more sad about being sick all day yesterday or that I can never again eat at my favorite breakfast taco restaurant again!!  Sorry if that was TMI... :)  Our front room makeover is ticking along nicely and if you want to see some before and afters you can look {here} and {here}.  Our front room has been pretty purposeless since we moved in, and I am hoping to change that!  I've realized that I need a drop zone and I don't want it to be the floor...

Now I have a blank slate after another successful Craigslist sale and there is only one ugly problem.   

Our house is wired for an alarm system that we don't use.  We haven't decided if we were going to update the system yet or just take it out all together.  So my solution was to hide it, kind of like how I clean the house if I find out someone is coming over... 

I found {THIS} shelf at Target and it was almost perfect.  So close yet so far...  I thought about making a DIY version but this only cost me $20 and no time, so I went for it.  I was thinking these shelves would be perfect for outgoing mail & decor, but I did't know how I was going to work around the alarm system.  Then I stumbled upon this at Marshall's.   I was so excited when I pulled on the sprigs and they came out easily!    

Now I don't know know if I will keep the book on the other side but it works for now.  I'd like to say this has worked perfectly but I spent about 45 minutes looking for my keys today... I'm looking at you Mack.  Why did I ever let my baby play with my keys?!?

If you follow me on Insta then you know I have a new project {that I am so excited about!!}.  I was supposed to get started on it yesterday, but that obviously didn't happen!  I'm hoping to get to it in the next couple days before Mack and I head to OKC for my race.  I am really hoping I make it through the race because my training has been SO bad... 

Thanks for stopping by!

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