Monday, November 18, 2013


Well, I feel a bit rude leaving you hanging there from my last post with an almost done room and then radio silence.  First, thank you, thank you, thank you for all the sweet comments.  Oh my goodness, they truly warmed my heart and felt like a big hug.  I appreciate all the supportive and kind words more than you know.

Oh, and I also left you hanging on a Baltimore post I promised.  Geesh, that’s not very nice.  It’s like when you put your hand up for a high five and you’re left hanging waiting for a return high five.  Not cool. Smile

Anyhow, everyday life stuff continues to put up barricades to my progress over here and rather than stretch myself so thin that I snap, I have pretended it’s finished.  And really, it’s pretty much done (except for the baseboard and the trim and the this and the that, but really, it’s pretty much done – ha!).  I just haven’t been able to get the room picture ready to share.  I put up the gallery wall, but honestly, not feeling it.  Not sure if my pieces are too heavy visually or if it’s this one piece throwing everything off.  It’s feeling cluttered.

So just like the post title says, I just stopped in to say hello today.  Was missing blogging, but can’t put my focus on it at the moment. 

Have a wonderful week, my friends!!  Hope all is well.

- Kim

Friday, November 8, 2013

One Room Challenge Reveal {just a peek}

Yesterday I was hoping I would have a post up and the angels would be singing with beams of light shining down on the finished room, but life happens.  I had a man down sick last week and I caught a bug this week, so the last two weeks were a bust.  Instead of pulling an all-nighter to get it done, yesterday I chose to curl up under three blankets on the couch and head to bed early.

Admittedly, I was bummed this morning, but thanks to Lisa at Shine Your Light, I am here to celebrate what I’ve accomplished in 6 weeks.  Her encouraging words reminded me that I’m much further than I was 6 weeks ago and that’s something to celebrate too.  By the way, you must check out Lisa’s reveal…another black wall of awesomeness to fuel my obsession for dark walls

So let’s see what I was able to check off my list from my week one checklist.

Paint the walls Owl Gray.  Check

Hang bamboo blinds.  Check

plumberry pie bamboo shades layered curtains

Paint bookcases white with dark back.  Check

plumberry pie white bookcase with dark back

Gallery wall.  Umm, does one picture count?

plumberry pie gallery wall art

I’m so close to the finish line and will be back soon to show you the full reveal!  Thanks to Linda for hosting this because if it weren’t for you, I’d still be sitting here just thinking about all the stuff I want to do.  Thanks to Linda for encouraging us every week too and putting things in perspective for me yesterday. Smile  Make sure to check out the rest of the linking participants finished rooms at Linda's.  Oh, and while you’re there, check out Linda’s ORC family room makeover on her Wednesday post.  Magazine beautiful.  You are sure to be inspired.

To see the progression over the six weeks, check out these posts.

Week One

Week Two

Week Three 

Week Four

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Reveal Day for Official ORC Participants–Must See!

Today is reveal day for the 20 official One Room Challenge participants!  The ladies have outdone themselves and there’s something to inspire anyone’s style preference.  Believe me, you won’t be disappointed.  Make sure to grab a cup o’ something and enjoy some awesomeness.  Thanks again to Linda at Calling It Home for dreaming up this thing.  Hopefully I’ll be back tomorrow with my reveal as a linking participant.  At this moment, it looks like an all nighter.  Wish me luck!

Monday, November 4, 2013

One Room Challenge Week 5+: Not Much To Show For It

Aaack!  There’s been so much going on around here, but not in the family room.  You know, when it rains, it pours.  Yeah, like that.  Soooo, I kind of missed my five week update, but truly there wasn’t much to show for it anyhow.  My father-in-law hung my drapes higher and wider, I changed out my recessed lighting for LED kits and thanks to all of you and your feedback, finally decided to keep the new brass table.

I was so glad that the masses said to keep the brass table saving me from painting the old one.  Yippeeeeeeee!  I couldn’t even fathom painting another thing….especially since I haven’t finished the bookcases, the baseboards or trim on the walls.  Time is closing in on me.  Eek!  I’m losing confidence that I’ll actually pull this off by Thursday.  But either way, I’m much further than I was before, right?!

Thank you so much for the comments and support.  That has been the best thing about this entire process.  Today I hope to knock some things off my list.  And tomorrow, I hope to be back to share some Baltimore with you.  I went to Baltimore this weekend for a wedding and believe it’s one of America’s best kept secrets for a fun getaway.  Sorry for the non-update update and no pictures too – geesh.  Hope to have something to show for myself on Thursday. 

Happy Monday!

- Kim

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