Week Three of the One Room Challenge is on! I’m tackling our new outdoor living spaces as an ORC guest participant–you can see the before here. There are five furniture zones to furnish, and almost all the pieces are in or scheduled for delivery…so hopefully it will all be done by Week Six.
I’m moving on to the small decorative pieces…pillows, lanterns, pillows, and pillows! Obsessing a little maybe, I am, on the pillows. So far I have collected these from Target, for the loungers and fire pit sofas. They are not outdoor specific pillows, but I plan on storing them when not in use. Plus, if they breakdown prematurely, I can restock for next year since they are inexpensive.
These fun drippy pots are from Antiques & Beyond in Atlanta. A little painterly nod.
I’m considering these stools, from Home Goods, for tables by the loungers. I’m just afraid everything is going to be too patterned. The daybed is black and white stripe, which I’m now regretting. I wish I had stuck with the solid black I originally planned. Ugh, lessons learned!The brick wall surrounding the pool received a new coat of paint this week, just to freshen up after the construction of the pool. Chris is trucking along on the custom furniture. He is almost done with the daybed and the buffet. Here is a progress shot of the buffet, the sides and top:Inside will fit two bins to hold pool toys and pillows. Here are the bins, getting their whitewash finish:The bins glide out easily on casters. I think I’m going to love this storage solution!
Other finds in the last week, a coffee table from RH Outlet and a metal side table from Decades Antiques in Atlanta:
I am considering powder coating the little sculptural side table, but most likely it will stay white. These pieces will go on the patio under the deck. Also under the deck will be a pair of these chairs:I bought them at the Parker-Kennedy sale at their new Governor’s Mansion in Commerce. I love the pill-shape detail on the back and sides–and they are vintage, too!
Meanwhile, I am hustling to get commissioned paintings finished before school lets out for the summer. It has been a full spring!
While the spaces are nowhere near finished–no plants in pots, no table at which to dine–we are hosting our first pool get-together this weekend. Can’t wait! Before everyone arrives, I will need to clean all the good, Southern pollen off every single surface. It is unstoppable. This dusting of pollen is one week of the coffee table sitting under the deck:Yuck.
Anyway, there is a lot of talent out there! Check out the featured designers and guest participants. The amount of money and man hours spent collectively on this challenge is CRAZY! Thank you again to Linda for hosting and House Beautiful as media sponsor!