{One Room Challenge} Demolition Zone

Welcome back to Week 3 of the {One Room Challenge}! Before we dive in, I was glad to hear you loved yesterday’s Look for Less post! Nothing like the thrill of finding a great deal, right?!


Now…back to the Living Room. Thanks again to Linda for including me in this fun ride…I’m so excited about all the participant’s rooms, not to mention, love meeting the new readers that find their way here! #heyyall 

Let’s recap for those popping in for the first time, we moved to a new house this year, and at this point, only the Kitchen and Master Bedroom are complete, and the Breakfast Room and Little Miss’s Room have been started. So we decided to tackle the first room you see when entering the house, the ‘formal’ Living RoomMy goal was to create the feel of a jewel-box, with deep colors, lots of glam, and of course, an element of drama.


Week 1 I showed the Before shots and room layout, and last week was all about the Design, Plans, and a big fat Hiccup.


Okay, now that we’re all on the same page…let’s get after Week Three.

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That hiccup? Well, it resulted in three full days of chiseling, jackhammering, cutting and glueing. It wasn’t pretty or pleasant…but these poor guys got ‘er done, and the damaged floors were replaced. Which is actually fairly anti-climactic since we had new, dark hardwood floors to begin with.

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Remember that this room has the world’s largest wall, with not even a window to break it up? Okay, maybe not the world’s largest, but at 14-feet wide by 10-feet tall, it’s a big, blank span of wall. Our solution was to cover it wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling, with built-in bookcases!

Reason #478 why I’m grateful to be working with a professional designer on this project…Kristin drew the detailed schematic of exactly what we wanted!

The bulk of the unit was built off-site, then once the floors were replaced, they installed the bases and frame in the room.

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They also patched the holes created from wiring the ceiling for a pendant light, and the wall for sconces.

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As long as the electrician was here and we were making messes, I had him add an outlet between the windows…this will be our first Christmas in this new house, and I think that might be the perfect spot for our tree.

And reason #318 I’m grateful for Kristin?? She suggested adding outlets to the toe-kick of the built-ins for lamps! #genius

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In delivery news…it was a busy week for UPS and Fed Ex. I also can no longer walk in my Dining Room, which has become the holding zone for all the furniture and packages. #victim #sarcasm

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The paint arrived, and I’ve never been so excited about paint, or painting, before in my life! I’ve always wanted to try Farrow & Ball paint! And since there is no VOC or smell, even the full gloss won’t be an issue. Any guesses where we’re using this color?

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Another teaser…the most gorgeous rug that ever was arrived. And I’m not exaggerating. This time anyway.

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The pendant arrived, and I’m in love!! Except it’s the wrong finish. #oops But the people at Crystorama could not be nicer, and the correct one is already on the way!

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{Project List}

Built-in Bookshelves // Bases & frame installed
Lighting // Wiring done
Drapes // Ordered
Paint // Ready & waiting
Seating // Ordered
Rug & Textiles // Rug arrived & pillows ordered
Floors // DONE!
Still so much to do, and we’re already at the halfway mark of this challenge! #gulp Thank goodness I have Kristin to hold my hand, because my assistant keeps falling asleep on the job.

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Thanks so much for following along on this crazy-train with me!

{Playing Catch-Up? Start here}
And be sure to check-out the other stellar participants in The Challenge, 

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42 Comments

  1. OH MY WORD, THAT RUG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And the bookcases are going to be gorgeous! I'm so excited to see this evolve!

    Posted 10.21.15 Reply
  2. That RUG, it's Ah-mazing!!! I wish I had a place for it in my house. I can't wait to see this room completed. I'm already loving how it's coming together.

    Posted 10.21.15 Reply
  3. debbies wrote:

    I just discovered your blog by accident. I'm curious why you changed the flooring. Beautiful room and I'm guessing the paint will be going in the back of your new shelves.

    Posted 10.21.15 Reply
    • Momma wrote:

      She had a water leak a while back and only recently discovered that it had damaged the flooring in this room.

      Posted 10.21.15 Reply
    • Yes, what Momma said!! πŸ™‚ Click the link in the post talking about the 'hiccup' and it will take you the post with the water damage. xoxo

      Posted 10.22.15 Reply
  4. Maggie!! That's not like her! Give her a treat!
    Can't wait to see the bookcases!

    Posted 10.21.15 Reply
  5. Momma wrote:

    To say I love that blue paint would be an understatement! And the bookcase to cover the windowless wall…genius! I think that room will give your whole bottom floor a glam yet cozy feel. Btw, love the photo of Maggie! She looks so cute hanging off her doggie bed!

    Posted 10.21.15 Reply
    • She always sleeps like that…does the blood not rush to dog's heads??? πŸ˜‰ Thanks so much!!

      Posted 10.22.15 Reply
  6. Love the bookcases, rug and sconce. Can't wait to see more.

    Posted 10.21.15 Reply
  7. Wait how did I miss last weeks drama? You poor thing! Happy to see that you worked through it and HOLY BOOKCASES BATMAN….I cannot even wait to see how those totally change the room.

    Posted 10.21.15 Reply
  8. Iris Watts wrote:

    I'm so exited about your bookcase! It's gorgeous and it isn't even done! Can't wait to see what you have in store for us next week! πŸ™‚

    Posted 10.21.15 Reply
  9. Oh those built ins will change the entire room! SO good. Can't wait to see how you style them and get that rug in there! It's going to be so pretty.

    Posted 10.21.15 Reply
  10. Who did you use to make the bookshelves. It is looking great!

    Posted 10.21.15 Reply
    • Thank you!! We're using the same rockstar contractor that did the Kitchen! Are you DFW? I'm happy to share his contact, just shoot me an email! xo

      Posted 10.22.15 Reply
  11. this is going to be seriously amazing. you are going to squeal everytime you come in the front door. yes, who is the bookcase builder, if you don't mind?

    Posted 10.21.15 Reply
    • I'm going to start taking guests in the front room now! πŸ˜‰ I've already started referring to it as the Parlour! My contractor…the same rockstar one!!…is doing the bookshelves. Email me and I'll give you his info!

      Posted 10.22.15 Reply
  12. Carrie wrote:

    That rug! Did you get it in the color "Iris"?

    Posted 10.21.15 Reply
    • Yes, and it's beyond gorgeous! My teaser pic above doesn't even do it justice!!!

      Posted 10.22.15 Reply
  13. Is it wrong that I'm crazy jealous about your progress? You've done all the major construction stuff and now it's just layering in all that pretty! I mean that rug- le sigh…it's heaven. And the bookshelves…I'm guessing they're going to be coated in that blue F&B heaven. Everything is looking fabulous!

    Posted 10.21.15 Reply
    • Don't be fooled…I feel like there's still so much to do!!! And styling all those shelves?!?!?! Ack!!!

      Posted 10.22.15 Reply
  14. Ivy Lane wrote:

    It's all coming along nicely! I love checking in on all you ORC gals! This is so fun to see your progress! Can't wait til next week!

    Posted 10.21.15 Reply
    • I love following along with everyone else, too!! So much talent and inspiration!

      Posted 10.22.15 Reply
  15. Vel Criste wrote:

    Looking great already Cassie!

    Posted 10.21.15 Reply
  16. CBP wrote:

    The built-in are going to be amazing… with outlets to boot! and let's just talk about the rug. it's going to steal the show!

    xo
    cristin

    Posted 10.21.15 Reply
  17. THE BOOKCASES!!! THAT RUG!!!!! I'm a leetle bit excited over here πŸ˜€

    Posted 10.21.15 Reply
    • You and me both, sister!!! Fingers crossed things start moving again soon!!!

      Posted 10.22.15 Reply
  18. Sami Pat wrote:

    I have no idea how to do the linky thing but I wanted to acknowledge the good help from your assistant. Mine, who is tiny but fierce, does a little more by rearranging the rugs in the living room every morning while she ferociously chases her treat until it succumbs. I look forward to watching the progress in yours.

    Posted 10.21.15 Reply
    • Ha!!! Sounds like a cute assistant!!!

      Posted 10.22.15 Reply
  19. Wow, that looks stressful. Glad you are over the damage. It's looking great!

    Posted 10.22.15 Reply
  20. Allison wrote:

    I think your sweet assistant steals the show even though she is taking a break. Just kidding! Cassie, it looks so good! Those built-ins are wonderful and wow your rug is gorgeous.

    Posted 10.22.15 Reply
    • Totally agree!!! She always distracts me! xo

      Posted 10.22.15 Reply
  21. Liz Jo wrote:

    oh my gosh I'm so stoked to see the finished room!! Whenever we buy our new house, you need to come by and give us some of your inspiration!

    liz @ sundays with sophie

    Posted 10.22.15 Reply
  22. It's hard to believe we are halfway! That rug is so so fabulous and it will be damn awesome with the blue builtins!

    Posted 10.22.15 Reply
  23. Unknown wrote:

    Love, love, love the bookcase and it's not even painted yet! That rug is so beautiful. Can't wait to see this finished!

    Posted 10.22.15 Reply
  24. Love, love, love the bookcase and it's not even painted yet! That rug is so beautiful. Can't wait to see this finished!

    Posted 10.22.15 Reply
  25. This is going to be amazing! Havig a designer on this would be a dream! I am also taking part in the challenge and doing it all on my own. It is fun but very stressful. I love the little peek at accessories you gave us!

    Posted 10.22.15 Reply
  26. Dying over that rug! It's gonna be a showstopper for sure!

    Posted 10.22.15 Reply
  27. Nice! The built-in are going to be such a game changer. Will the bookshelves be blue like the walls?

    Posted 10.23.15 Reply
  28. mwimp wrote:

    the rug is amazing!

    Posted 10.25.15 Reply
  29. Tobe | BIA wrote:

    This going to be gooooood. The built-ins are amazing. As is the rug. You're so blessed to have a crew executing! Don't tell my electrician/carpenter/husband πŸ™‚

    Posted 10.26.15 Reply
  30. joesmith wrote:

    That we are now half-way there is amazing! Those built-ins will look amazing with the carpeting!

    Posted 8.18.21 Reply
  31. Matliving wrote:

    What amazing a rug ? Thanks for sharing

    Posted 9.9.21 Reply