Wednesday, April 15, 2015

one room challenge - week 3

Hey friends, thank you so much for stopping by to check in on Week 3 of the 
One Room Challenge. Things are coming together and it's getting exciting, but we
still have a few big DIYs on the list and I'm famous for under estimating how long
 they'll take to complete. That being said, we have a ways to go. You can catch up with
 previous weeks here: 

We had fun deliveries this week -  FABRIC!   
I chose this mix of patterns and burst of color to incorporate my client's request for
 'pops of color with a neutral background and furnishings.'  

Remember our inspiration chairs? I found some!
World Market came through for us, unfortunately the ivory linen we wanted had been
 discontinued. Without the help of two outstanding employees, who jumped through hoops,
 they'd still be in some backroom in CA. World Market doesn't ship between stores, but the
 Denver manager and CA manager scoured the country for two chairs, packed them up,
 arranged for a Fed Ex pickup, and sent them our way.
Since they'd been discontinued the price was a steal, less than $200 each including shipping!

We were planning to keep their dresser, I knew the warm wood would look great against
our crisp white walls, BUT this thing was a beast, at 40" H x 65" W x 25" D it 
 completely overpowered that side of the room and the style wasn't working for us. 

** Do you see the little black spot underneath the right side of the dresser?**
It's their sweet pup Zoey's favorite spot.  

My goal was to find something on Craigslist that was reasonable, stylish and didn't
sacrifice storage. They could then sell theirs for a similar price and it would be a wash. 
My Craigslist find for the week! :)
 $300 for the vintage dresser and nightstand (which we plan to paint and use in their basement).
The length is the same, but the lower height and narrower depth are a much better scale and
we love the brass hardware.   

And storage galore. I feel SO bad for Zoey though! 
For those of you who asked about my Craigslist tips last week, I've shared a few of them 
 here and here.   

A happy delivery from our awesome sponsor Minted! Their selection of artwork is fabulous
 and I can't wait to share the statement pieces we've chosen. Here's a sneak peek at a small
portion of our art I worked on framing.   

This week we have DIYs and window treatments on our to-do list. 

I'm off to see what these fabulous friends have been up to: 

                                  Coco + Kelley                                   
Vanessa Francis      
Greige Design         
Hi Sugarplum          
Stephanie Kraus     
         Savvy Home            
                               Swoon Worthy                                

  Don't forget the One Room Challenge Linking Participants share
their progress tomorrow over at Linda's @ Calling It Home.
 If you haven't checked them out you are in for a huge treat - serious talent!  


Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

you are the queen of finding deals- your clients must be thrilled! the chairs and that dresser!!!! LOVE!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

ps- that dresser actually has the same base and similar details to emmy's dresser. :)

Katie Clooney said...

Great finds. Enjoying your process and progress!

BJM said...

I love the fabrics!

Julia | Pawleys Island Posh said...

those fabrics are so pretty!!!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Those chairs are wonderful and how great of those managers to bend the rules to make sure you got those chairs....I am in love with those fabrics!!!

Lisa @ Shine Your Light said...

The chairs are so perfect Pam! I can't believe how much like the inspiration photo they are - and what a price! Kudos to the store managers who made that happen for you and your client! The fabrics.....swooning. They are so pretty and will bring so much life to this room! This was an exciting episode of the ORC! Can't wait for next week.

Dana Frieling said...

I am so impressed with the World Market managers! The new dresser is great too. Maybe you can DIY a special little bed for Zoey?!

Cindy Hattersley said...

You are ridiculous ! I cannot believe the treasures you find on Craigs List!! Amazing! Those World Market Chairs are going to be fabulous as well!!

Marion said...

Love the combination of fabrics! Looking forward to seeing finished room. Also would love source of fabrics. Loved your kitchen and bedroom in past ORCs. said...

Wow! Your area for CL is amazing!! xo

therelishedroost said...

ooh I am loving the fabric I am seeing here!!!

Carol A. Damasco said...

Great finds on both the CL dressers and WM chairs! I love the lines and hardware on the dresser. Really loving the eclectic mix of fabrics too!

Lori Appleton said...

WOW! Those fabrics, those chairs, the dressers- all beautiful! I'm so excited for the reveal. Your clients are lucky lucky people!

jana bek design said...

Pam you find the best things on craigslist, it's really not fair! Woo hop for those awesome world market employees!

Anna Urbanowicz said...

The patterns are amazing and the chairs are pretty too:)

Julia Konya said...

That dresser, I want you to shop for me too! Love it

Vel Criste said...

Hooray for WM!!!! Love those chairs and also that CL find! you are just the best at scouring CL for these beauts! Can't wait to see the window treatments!

Linda {Calling it Home} said...

I don't know which is more impressive, the dresser or the chairs! The story is great. Can't wait to see how you paint it.

Katie {Miss Dixie} said...

I'm thoroughly impressed by World Market- it's hard to find people like that! Loving that pink fabric.

Jennifer @ Dimples and Tangles said...

I love how the vintage dresser is so much more on trend than the newer one, great switch! And, I can't believe you scored those chairs. Way to bird-dog them out! ;)

Jenny said...

Pam, you are The Fabric Yoda (maybe you should start another blog by that name). I always love the fabrics you pull together - they're so pretty and unexpected, but they always work! Can't wait to see what's in store!

marygraves said...

Would love if you could share the manufacturer and name of the black chinoiserie fabric?!!

pam {simple details} said...

Hi Mary - Thanks! It's from Calico Home - Cermony - Ebony. The sample on their website is deceiving the repeat is very large.

Simple Stylings said...

I'm loving all of this Pam! Can't wait!

Kimberly Duran said...

Oh!!! The fabric choices are INSPIRED and your furniture finds are incredible! That chest of drawers!! OMG!!! Amazing amazing amazing. I can't wait to see this room, it's gonna be incredible. xxx


Rock and roll are killing it! That chest is so so good! And the fabric selections are awesome!

Julie Reinwald said...

I love following your progress on this ORC project, Pam. That chinoiserie fabric is SO yummy!!!

Gypsy Heart said...

Fabrics are amazing and the chair story is awesome! Can't wait to see what's next ~


Albertina M. Cisneros said...

I love the fabrics! And the chairs are amazing...and for that price...and the dresser!! It is beautiful!! You are seriously talented at Craig list scouting....I need to read through your all tips post to see if I can find anything in Dallas. I'm so excited for how this is coming together! I can't wait for next week!

Jennifer Jones said...

I am totally known for underestimating how long things will take also. And love the fabric selections, chairs and the amazing Craigslist find! So much goodness happening!

Kris Jarrett said...

Love, love, love those fabrics and seriously, only YOU could get World Market to Fed Ex you chairs!

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