Thursday, April 5, 2012

Spring Into Action Challenge!

I'm ready for another project 'push'!  I've been asked to participate in this DIY challenge involving 12 bloggers from around the country! We all need a little deadline to make us finish a project and ours is April 19th!  Yikes!   Thanks to Linda at My Crafty Home Life for setting this up.  I've picked my breakfast room that has been in limbo for a long time.....

   It's time to reupholster these sad Mid Century Modern chairs:

     Replace this light fixture:

(here's a peak of the laundry room to the left which is my next BIG makeover -- these photos really are embarrassing!)

Add white drapery panels with a patterned trim to replace the aluminum mini-blinds - yuck!

Add an accent rug under the table and a valance at the kitchen sink to coordinate:

Possibly even a new pendant light? I am excited about the reveal...can't wait!

Even though the challenge starts today, I won't be able to start making a mess and getting out the sewing machine 'til after Easter.. I'm having a big brunch and Easter egg hunt here!

Make sure to check out the "UNDAUNTED DOZEN" bloggers in this 'Spring into Action Challenge':

Kerry at Design du Monde
Suzy at Saved by Suzy
Tiffany at  Living Savvy
Cathy at Room Rx
Carrie at Hazardous Design

There will be a Progress Post on April 12th and finale on April 19th!  Good Luck Ladies!

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  1. It's so funny, we all keep saying "isn't this embarrassing". If you notice...we are ALL living like that! Your DIY project is a big one. Good luck.

  2. Wow, exciting project! I love redoing chair seats and sewing kicky new valances but I never seem to have the time. The paint color in your breakfast room is wonderful.

  3. Looks like a great project! Very ambitious to start after Easter!

  4. You have a lot of exciting stuff to do! It is going to be an amazing project reveal, for sure. Easter plans sound like fun - enjoy!

  5. Wow! You are tackling the whole room! I love those chairs and table... searching for something like that myself!

  6. It's going to be great! I love the navy walls!

  7. Wow!!! You have a lot of stuff planned...the transformation is going to be great! I love your navy walls too.

  8. Oh my gosh! I just love your table and chairs! You've taken on quite a few projects, and I'm super stoked to see how they turn out. You have an awesome space, so I'm sure the reveal will be rockin!
    xo Becca

  9. Wow! You have a lot planned, but I'm sure it's going to look amazing! I can't wait to see what fabric and light fixture you pick!

  10. We won't even recognize this room when you are done with it!

  11. There really is nothing like a deadline (usually a photo shoot) to get me going!! Can't wait to see what you do!

  12. This is an impressive project to tackle over the next 3 weeks! Love the chairs and can't wait to see how you pull it all together.

  13. Very interesting blog!!!


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