ORC Week 2: We have a new light!! (and other things)

Hello and welcome to week two of the One Room Challenge!! I was able to accomplish a lot this past week, but I definitely still have a TON left to do!

Catch up with WEEK ONE;
Jump ahead to WEEK THREE

-I started painting our baseboards
-New chandelier was delivered + my dad installed it for us! (thanks Dad!)
-Console + art delivered from Scout Design Studio
-Bought chairs (still waiting on two to be delivered)
-Picked a table (not delivered)

-Finish painting baseboards
-Finalize wall art
-DIY projects (bar cabinet? chair cushions?)

I had such a hard time choosing the right light, Hudson Valley Lighting Group generously let me pick one of their gorgeous fixtures and I kind of wanted them all! I ended up choosing the Estee Chandelier by Mitzi because I love how it resembles a sputnik style light but the big glass shades make it different. It is also the perfect size for our space, and the aged brass finish is absolutely stunning.

I also decided to add a ceiling medallion to my design! I love the charm that ceiling medallions add to a room, especially when paired with a more modern light. I found this one on Amazon for $15 and it’s perfect! There are a ton of different designs available, but I knew I wanted something more simple so that it would still fit in with the rest of our home.

Switching out the light and adding the ceiling medallion made a huge difference in the overall look of the room. Except I didn’t realize that I would need longer screws for the fixture to accommodate for the ceiling medallion. So we still need to fix that, but it should be a quick change! I tried my best to point out what I mean in the photo below:

a fresh coat of paint on your baseboards can make a HUGE difference!

a fresh coat of paint on your baseboards can make a HUGE difference!


This beautiful console table and art was also delivered! They’re from my other incredibly generous sponsor, Scout Design Studio. The wood on the console is SO pretty in person! The rustic, reclaimed wood combined with the modern look of the drawer fronts and smooth gold base is such a fun and unexpected combination! If you haven’t heard of Scout Design Studio - you seriously need to check them out!! They have SO many unique decorative accents + furniture- I had a blast just browsing their site. Plus, they’re based out of my home state (Texas)! :-)

I also bought this super cute wood bead garland from my friend ashley’s new etsy store! ( check it out here )

I also bought this super cute wood bead garland from my friend ashley’s new etsy store! (check it out here)

Here’s a quick side by side before + after-

I’m already so in love with the changes so far, and I still have plenty left to do! I made some minor changes to my design board (and likely will make more because I hate making decisions!) so here is what I’m envisioning now:

The first change is that after going back and forth for a while, I decided that I’m going to do one large piece over the console. I originally planned a gallery wall but since that wall is one of the first things you see when you walk in the house, I wanted something less busy.

The next change is the table. I really wanted to find a round table that would work, but sadly it would have either been too small or so big that it would feel cramped with the console table. I saw this table on Apt2B’s website and fell in love! So I reached out to them and amazingly enough, they agreed to give me a very generous discount! I am so, SO grateful to them and to my other sponsors for helping me bring my dining room design to life!

The last major change I made is that instead of one big framed piece of Hmong fabric, I think I’m going to do a grid of smaller frames. This will be on the wall opposite the console table. I also plan to put the two stools I found at a IKEA along this wall.

That pretty much does it for this week! Be sure to check back next week for any updates, and definitely head to the main One Room Challenge site to see what the other participants are up to!

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