Thursday, April 27, 2017

Boho eclectic Living room/Entry Way Progress - ORC Week4

Welcome back to week4 of One Room Challenge.

This weekend was very eventful with me completing another half marathon.

Lot of good things happened this week.
- I was able to fix the sofa dilemma.
- Ordered a pair of chairs to replace the love seat.
- Lamp shade has been recovered
- Nesting Tables are ready.

I m still on the fence with grasscloth wallpaper. I received the wall paper yesterday. Most of the people on net suggests to smoothen the wall and prime it before applying the wallpaper. Hopefully I will find someone to install it for little cheaper.

Here is the Lampshade

 On the Lamp

Indian Fabric Covered lampsahde

 Nesting tables. Best part about this blue and gold dipped nesting table is that I can change the fabric per my taste as and when I want

Blue and Cold Nesting Tables

I am swooning over the gold dipped legs

Ble and Gold Dipped Legs

Aren't they colorful, vibrant and pretty?

Ethnic Nesting Table

One more shot before I leave

Fabric Covered Lampshade

I am off to check what 200+ other bloggers have accomplished this week.

Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Boho Eclectic Living Room One Room challenge Week3 - Progress

Welcome back to third week of One Room challenge.

We are past halfway mark. There hasn't been significant change in the way room looks but I do have few updates.

Let me start with good parts first

- Fabric for the lampshades arrived. Here is the sneak peak of the lampshade. I haven't covered it yet, this was just to see how it looks.

- Pillow covers will be mix of few DIYs and few store brought. Most of my online shopped pillow covers are here and I am loving what I see.

 - Dresser will have kalamkari (Printing technique famous in southernpart of India)  runner. I was able to get the fabric for the same too. Here is the fabric I have got for this makeover

- My nesting table is all set for some serious spray painting this week

- I was able to score the pretty curtains from home goods and I cant wait to put them on the wall.

- Gallery wall is 75% complete and need to work on couple more

- Coffee table is going to get a face uplift and the add on is on the way.

Now on to not so good parts :

I am still on the lookout for the side table with storage. There are two major setbacks tough :(

Grass cloth wallpaper

I have been dreaming about the grasscloth wallpaper in the entry way. Since its the first room as soon as you enter our home and I didn't want it to look all DIYed, so have been looking around for professional installer. My dreams were shattered by the price he quoted. Installation and prep work will cost me good 2k, which I am not  currently ready to spend. So, DIY it is.

I looked at various options, since our walls are textured, most of the options says prep the wall. I am worried about what happens when we decide to take them down. If the wall will end up damaged. To be honest, I am little worked up at the moment


Since this room gets very use, Hubs isnt ready on spending moolah on this room. So new sofa  is not happening. That means I have to come up with option B which is to upholster this beast. If I complete
everything on my list by this weekend, I might give this a try.

You can catch up earlier weeks posts here, week1, week2

I have so much to complete this weekend along with a half marathon on Sunday.

Thank you for stopping by

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Boho eclectic Living room/Entry Way - ORC Week2

Week 2 of One Room challenege is here and I am little too late to the party this week. This is the week where most of the designing and planning happens. While I am still struggling to decide on the couch and side tables, I was able to order few things.

Here is the grand plan for this Global Boho/electic Entry Way/Living Room.

1.  Grasscloth Wallpaper -> I have been drooling over Grasscloth Wallpapered rooms lately. So decided to take the plung and ordered the wallpaper. Time to get to other tasks in the list as the wallpaper is expected in last week of April.
2. Curtain Panels -> Still Searching
3. Replace Side tables -> Got one, debating on the other as I need some storage too
4. Bring in more plants
5. Collage for the wall between two windows -> WIP
6. This rooms flows into the stairs and also the dining room. need to figure out how to devide both the spaces. Some sort of dividers may be.
7. Redo Coffee Table
8. Chairs instead of love seat (??)
9. replace sofa (??)
10. Spray Paint Ginger Jar Lamps
11. Lamp Shades
12. Bring in more colorful pillows (If 8 and 9 doesnt happen upholster the existing sofa and ditch the pillows)

Coffee table, Indian inlay stenciled cornices, Two toned Dresser, Elephant plant stand and Corner stand stays.

Here are few of my inspirations:

Love the collage in this beautiful setting (Please pin from source)

Source : Pinterest

                                                               source : pinterest

Absolutely in love with the grass cloth, blue, white and rust color scheme in this room

Source : Pinterest

Northern california is going thru extended spring showers. I couldnt do any thing this weekend either. Will have to squeeze in everything in next 3 weeks, Hopefully I will be able to pull it off.


Thursday, April 6, 2017

Entry Way/Living Room Makeover - ORC Week1

Hi Friends,

Woo hoo, I am taking the plunge again and diving deep into One Room Challenge Hosted by Linda of callingithome  I had a whale of time last time during last Spring while transforming our dining room. This time Entry Way/Living Room is the lucky room to go thru transformation in 6 weeks.

For those who dont know, One Room Challenge  is bi-annual blogging event where designers transform the chosen room in 6 weeks time. There are two categories. One for selected few designers who publish their progress on wednesdays and other is for the guest participants where hundreds of designers/bloggers take you thru their progress on Thursdays.

Here is our Entry Way in its current glory.

Boho Entry Way
View from main door.

View from the stairs

View from the Seating

Seating area
This Sofa needs to go. We have had this for almost 10 years and I absolutely hate the sea of pillows. Howmuch ever I try, I can never make it look beautiful or organized. I hope Hubby is listening.

5th Wall

These side tables needs to be replaced with something better and with the storage option. If not both, atleast one would be better with storage option.

Pretty much everything else stays or may come back transformed.

Cant wait to come up with the plan to transform this room :)

Thanks for joining me in this adventure.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Kitchen Pantry Reveal for $100 Room Makeover

yay!!! I am so excited, Finally reveal week is here. Not just I get to show you all what our Pantry went thru, I also get to see what other bloggers did to transform their space for under $100.  This is the first time I joined Erin's challenge, I thoroughly enjoyed it. Thank you So much to Erin from lemons, lavender and Laundry for hosting this challenge.

Per the plan I shared during week1. I was able to accomplish most of it.

- Extend the shelves to wrap around. There is about 9" space on the sides.
- Paint and stencil the back
- Paint the shelves
- Build/Buy lazy Susan to access/fully utilize the corners
- Utilize the pantry door
- Explore Storage ideas for different groups.
- Maximize the vertical space.

Here comes the Pantry in its full glory.

One more

I absolutely heart this buy from Amazon which stores my flours and sugar. With very little money left in the budget, I could buy only 4 of these.

I was able to organize the containers based on their frequency of use. The ones with most use occupied the lower shelves and less used ones on the upper shelves.

Few bins that I had before, got a makeover with the fabric I had at home and house electronic appliances/parts , kids snacks and unopened food items.

The side shelves which we added made the day and night difference in the appearance of the pantry. All the items that are needed but not very appeasing to eyes are stored in the side shelves. 

I was able to pull out all my kitchen appliances from the other cabinets and store all of them in the pantry. No more rummaging thru all the cabinets to find one (Happy Dance)

Here is a comparison of the pantry before and after

Here is how I did on the budget

- Vertical Storage Shelf for the Pantry Door -  $50.40
- Reusable Chalkboard labels - $6.99
- Glass Jars - $29.69
- Paint for the wall, shelves and stenciling - $1.00
- Stencil - $0.00
- Wood for the Shelves - $0.00
- Nails etc for the shelves - $8.00

Total :- 96.08 $

I am smitten by the Pantry. I keep opening it for no reason and keep staring it.

Well for now, I am off to checkout the beautiful work of all other amazing bloggers.

Thanks for stopping by,

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Stenciling Kitchen Pantry Week 4 $100 Room Makeover

Hi All,

It's week 4 of one room makeover for under 100 dollars.

If you are joining me for the first time, I shared the before and plan in Week1, Progress in Week2, I couldnt post any thing for Week3.

I was able to finish stenciling the Pantry over the weekend and I love how stenciling has transformed this tiny place.

stencilled Pantry

I am not new to stencilling, I have tried all sort of stenciling, One with home made template in laundry, without template in my daughter's closet and using all over stencil  in Dining Room. This one was very easy as this didnt involve measuring.

Each shelf varied in height, I just kept stencilling by alligning stencil once on the top and once on the bottom.

I used acrylic paint (left over from this project) and painter's brush.

After painting each, I made sure to wipe the stencil's back so that there is no paint smudging.

I skipped the sides :)

There was some bleeding here and there, I touched it up with base coat.

Stay calm and keep stenciling :)

Stenciled Pantry

I spent a whopping 1 dollar on this as I ran out of acrylic paint and had to buy one more.

Total budget spent so far :- 58.40 (Till last week) +1 = $59.40

Thanks for stopping by. I am off to check out the progress made by other amazing bloggers.

Monday, March 13, 2017

Kitchen Pantry makeover for $100 room challenge (Week 2)

Hi All,

Since I joined the party little late, I don't have much to share as this weeks progress. Only thing I could was to empty the Pantry, add a shelf on the top to increase the vertical space and add the side shelves.

I had one particle board provided by the from the Master Closet. I was hoarding it since the closet makeover. Part of it was used as the top most shelf, rest used for side shelves. I was little short on wood but I was able to get another small piece of particle board from a dear friend. Since I had everything on hand, I used around 8 dollars for the screws and side support .

I ordered the vertical storage shelf for the back of the pantry door. This took little more than half of my budget ($50.40)

Here comes the pending task list. Since I have the Paint/caulk, I don't have spend anything on these.

- Caulk the newly added shelves
- Paint the shelves
- Paint the pantry
- Stencil
- I went shopping in the house and found 2 more baskets similar to the blue ones but in Pink. since I would be storing food, I am not comfortable doing spray painting on these. Planning to use the fabric. Time to raid my stash of scrap fabric.

Total budget spent so far :- 50.40 + 8 = 58.40

Its going to be an uphill task but I am all geared and excited!!

Thanks for stopping by