The One Room Challenge Week 4: Shopping The Mine & DIY Shelf


It’s Wednesday, and that means that it is One Room Challenge update time!! Last week we talked about the Farrow & Ball Hague Blue accent wall that have planned. The color is so moody and changeable that its hard not to love this color. It’s also an excellent backdrop for the peacock chairs! This week we finally finished painting, and I’m happy to report that most of the furniture is here and I’m planning a little DIY shelf. I already arranged our cream wishbone style chairs around the vintage farm table! They look amazing.  I’m still experimenting with my vintage Rug form Corre Maria; it’s so pretty I’m thinking I might let it stand alone rather than layering it on top of the equally beautiful rug from Dash and Alber; it is deceptively interested in spite of its simplicity.

I talked about it a little bit last week, but I picked these peacock chairs from The Mine because they bridge the intersection between modern and early American styles. I could not love them more.

I’m using this gorgeous leather sofa form Article; you might have seen the delivery last week on my Instagram stories. It is by far the most comfortable sofa we’ve ever had. I’m also thrilled to report that it attracts and holds ZERO cat hair. The sofa is a massive quality of life upgrade in my book. To break up the dark brown leather,  I chose a super sexy marble top coffee table from Hayneedle.


After much back and forth in my mind, I’ve finally let go of the woodstove dream (for now). Practicality won the day; I’ll be revisiting one of my very first blogger inspired projects, a DIY shelf. I can still remember the day I read Morgan’s (The Brick House) blog post about making pipe shelving. As far as I’m concerned she is the godmother of the pipe shelf DIY.  In the last eight years, the project has seen a LOT of iterations on the internet! I found some 2.5-inch live edge oak planks to use as shelving, and I’m hoping that the look will be more about the wood and less about pipe shelving.

Image Via Ludlow Home

These shelves are sturdy as hell and a good solution for record storage.  I’ve come full circle on the project I think is ready for reconsideration. I’m optimistic that I can create something that feels fresh. Looking back at The Ace Hotel in Palms Springs, the original pipe shelf DIY, I think the look has aged well although, I’m going for way less of a “boho” vibe. Hopefully, it’s possible. I like the more rustic meets vintage vibe the image above.

Image Via The Ace Hotel in Palms Springs

I’ll wrap it up here for today with a quick scheduling note. Because of the unprecedented number of natural disasters this fall, the logistics of ORC have been more complicated than ever. With that in mind, the One Room Challenge is adding an extra week. That’s right we are going for seven weeks rather than the usual six weeks. While adversity has passed me by I’m thankful for the extra week to whip this puppy into shape & grateful that I’m not dealing a massive flood or threating wildfires. Desing is essential but community is everything and come hell or high water we will cross this ORC finish line together on week seven.

As always please be sure to check in with the other participants!

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