Wednesday, October 16, 2013

one room challenge...week 3, a crazy coincidence


Oh my gosh everyone, you are not going to believe this coincidence!!
So, remember in Week 1 I mentioned an Ikea Rast Hack was part of the plan,
well my hack was inspired by designer Ryan Korban's beautiful chest covered in ostrich skin.
Mine has yet to be crossed off  the to-do list because I spent waaaaay too much time trying
 to find a faux ostrich or emu in a color similar to his.  

Ryan Korban

Here are a few samples I ordered after striking out at an insane number of local stores.
 On the left is 'cream,' - not exactly what I was hoping for, but time was running out,
and if I didn't make a decision I was going to be in a pickle!


Guess what appears in the weekend section of the Wall Street Journal?
A tad freakish!
An article about Ryan Korban, in which they happen to mention,
 "the ostrich skin took nine months to customize the pale color"
Arrrrgh!! Doesn't look like Joann's is my source!


Other than searching for that I found time to start on our ceiling fan,
I'm making it disappear as best as I can by blending it into the white ceiling,
inspired by this one! No time to take this baby down, keep your fingers crossed!

My time cruising the fabric stores wasn't a total loss, these will be appearing...

I scored these on Craigslist not long ago for $20 each, I think one of them will work, 
with a little paint and fabric... 


Have you noticed nothing is actually finished? 
I'm so easily distracted, when I should be working I do things like
take pictures out the bathroom window. :)


 Next week the headboard makes a debut! :)



52 comments:

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

those chairs are gorgeous! and that is a crazy coincidence!

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Julia Konya said...

That dresser looks amazing. I can't wait to see what you will do with everything. And I think it's perfectly ok to get distracted after all you need some time to stop and smell the roses or take pictures of beautiful trees, right?

Danielle said...

Love the chairs! I think online fabric store has faux ostrich. x

Unknown said...

So much gorgeous-ness! Your inspiration nightstand is stunning, the fabric colors and patterns are are so beautiful, and the chairs are so unique. I can't wait to see how it all comes together. (BTY- I think your first ostrich sample is very pretty.)

Lori

Lisa - A Room with A View said...

You are making progress even though it might seem like nothing has been completed yet. I have come across the grey/lilac floral fabric recently when shopping for a client project although I did not end up using it. I look forward to seeing what you do with it and excited to see your reupholstering.

NN Bartley said...

Are y'all having this little snow? That should keep you home and limit the "pretty" outside the window!
It all looks gorgeous so far....

Katie {Miss Dixie} said...

This is so much fun, I'm loving your updates!

Design_Fluff said...

Oh, I use to drool over ostrich skin. I hope you find the one your looking for. I think the first 2 are gorgeous and the middle one looks the closest. That Ikea hack is going to be amazing!

Lisa @ Shine Your Light said...

I remember Janell Beals at House of Fifty used faux ostrich for a bench cushion….maybe another cream that would work for you? I can't wait to see how all your choices come together….I love the fabric selections!! http://blog.houseoffifty.com/2011/03/surprising-choice-but-im-excited.html

My Notting Hill said...

I was reading through thinking you were going to stumble upon an ostrich skin chest already made. Hopefully you'll find what you're looking for. Love the other finds & that pic out your bathroom window.

melissa said...

I actually bought faux ostrich ( in the cream color) and covered a large pillow with it. They may still have the fabric at my local fabric store (and bonus...it is a discount fabric store).I can take a picture of my pillow. Let me know if you need for me to check on it for you! leedy.melissa@gmail.com

melissa said...

I forgot to mention...I ACTUALLY saw the fabric at Jo-Ann's (crafts/fabrics).

Cathy Wall said...

The story of my life, getting distracted!!! Love the ostrich pieces you have and thinking that one of those must look terrific with that great mix of fabrics you have pulled together...!

designchic said...

I cannot wait to see the ostrich fabric on the chest...that in amazing!! Yes, like you, I can tend to get a little distracted just when I need to be concentrating the most!

Dana Frieling said...

We'll wait months on you to figure out how to pale the fabric. ha! ;)

Mary Ann at classic•casual•home said...

So are you still going with the ostrich skin?? I just love that idea. Love your creativity, too.

cindy hattersley design said...

Hmmmm I was taking pictures of trees as well...progress can wait, right? Your blog is aptly named...it is the simple details (for my own home) that always drag me down as well! Love all your ideas and I think those chairs will be wonderful!

René said...

I love the ostrich skin and am using it on bar stools. I have no worries, you always move mountains when necessary. Great shot, by the way ;).

Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door said...

That ostrich skin will look like a million bucks! And your fabric story is awesome. Love it.

Jennifer@The Chronicles of Home said...

So much great progress, even if nothing is finished yet :)

Linda {Calling it Home} said...

That is so funny that the article ran while you were fabric hunting. At least you should feel better knowing it was not humanly possible to find it in that exact color. Good luck with that fan...noting is finished here, either.

Kelly @ A Swell Place to Dwell said...

9 months? i love it, but wow. I hope your sample colours will work for you. Love all the little glimpses. Love those fabric swatches

Amanda said...

Have you tried Joseph Noble for the faux ostrich? I just had some kitchen chairs recovered in some- they have several colors to choose from. I actually have a little of mine left over- not sure how much you need. Email me amanda@amandacarolinteriors.com if you want me to send you some photos of it.

Shauna@Satori Design for Living said...

I found out the light fixture I wanted won't be here until the new year which forced me back to the drawing board! Hopefully something will show up for both of us- good luck!

Kristin@bliss-athome.com said...

I have searched everyone for some decent faux animal skins too and haven't had any luck. Hope you can find something!! I do like the white croc...where did you find that one at? xo Kristin

Leslie said...

Things are moving right along Pam! I like the ostrich fabric and those chairs are gorgeous.

Kim @ Plumberry Pie said...

eek! good luck on the ostrich situation! lovin the fabrics you found. it's hard not to get distracted by nature's beauty. :) I'm distracted by that and everything else around me! i think it's an avoidance tactic i do when I don't feel like doing what I'm suppose to be doing.;)

Naomi@DesignManifest said...

yum to the ostrich and yum to that delicious fabric color scheme! PS- I dont think the ostrich looks too creamy. Then again, pics can be deceiving.

Leslie Price said...

I'm totally digging your fabric choices! Can't wait to see how that plays out! Cheers!

Julie Taylor and Danni Greenwalt said...

Love the idea of using the leather and the fabric choices are wonderful!

Beth Connolly said...

I hope you end up doing the ostrich chest - it would be amazing!

Vel Criste said...

9 months?! insane! I love the croc one though, but any of it will look fab for sure. The fabrics are such a mixed beautiful bunch Pam and I can't blame you for taking a pic from outside your bathroom window, it's beautiful out there! Can't wait to see you fabulous headboard!!!!

Patty Day @Pattys Epiphanies said...

Hang in there....I am enjoying your adventure!

The Pink Pagoda said...

Oh wow, Pam, your fabric choices are GORGEOUS. Can't wait to see what you do!

Julia | Pawleys Island Posh said...

that's going to be awesome!!!

Erin said...

Gah, I am also quite distracted by the view but I think the ostrich will be mighty fine!

SHERRY HART said...

Well the thing about the ORC is that in the middle it is a lot of unfinished projects! The same thing happened with us which means I have got to get my but in gear soon. Bummer about the ostrich fabric but you will figure something out....I have faith!

Unknown said...

Pam, love your samples and the direction you're going with this! Any way to alter the tone of the ostrich in the short term? So magnificent! Such vision you have!

Judy G.

Susie @ Maddie's Nest said...

I feel your pain. But I do hope you do the ostrich chest....it is fab!

therelishedroost said...

Love that ostrich!!! Maybe ebay has some! I hop you use it too! It wi be fantastic!
Best
Karolyn

Simply Modern Home said...

LOVE where this is going. Ostrich all the way!!!!

cindy @ a curious gardener said...

So many creative ideas! I love the view from the bathroom. Love the fabrics and chest idea too. Nothing daunts you! Going to be an amazing reveal!

Jessie said...

The ostrich chest is fabulous, I hope you to see your version of it! I also love the pretty fabrics you picked!

P/S: Come by and enter my current giveaway for a chance to win $200 store credit from DecoraUSA if you like!

http://www.mixandchic.com/2013/10/giveaway-200-decorausa-store-credit.html

Kim said...

Oh I was thinking you scored one of these chests somewhere! But I have faith that you will make it even better!! Distraction is good for the brain!! xo

Kimberly Lemmon said...

It's shaping up to be a fab space with ostrich or without. Still hoping somehow some way, it's with. Love your fabrics, Pam!

Stacey said...

I can so relate to the distraction part!:-). I see an ostrich chest in your future! It will be fab! Here's to us staying on task and taking less pics!

Alexa said...

The ostrich chest and all of the amazing details! Bravo!

Brenda said...

Saw your fabrics and thought of these pillows on sale at Grandin Road. Extra 25% off today...

http://www.grandinroad.com/unclassic-kilim-pillows/grand-finale-outlet/indoor-decor/490310?redirect=y

Kris @ Driven by Décor said...

Love that ostrich skin chest - hadn't seen it before. Looking forward to seeing where you go with plan B!

Bethany DeVore said...

so pretty Pam! I love all the elements you are incorporating!

Crystal said...

That is gorgeous and so creative!

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