Thursday, October 16, 2014

One Room Challenge: Midway

Welcome back to my version of the One Room Challenge™ Link-up! Each Thursday for six weeks I'll show you the progress I've made in my Entryway Revamp. This is week three. Read about my plan in week one and purchases in week two

The midway point for any project seems to inspire a crisis of confidence. Yes??? Anyway that's where I am for week three. But I will carry on and it will be so worth it in the end.

The taming of this shrub is just about the only tangible thing I got done for this week. 



It still overhangs the door a bit. 

It is more top-heavy than I would have liked and there is this empty spot, all of which has to do with how the branches were growing, I think. 

But whatevs, moving on...
On the left we have the current door sitch. On the right, a rough mockup of what it would look like without the storm door. So much better right?! Especially with the new house number feature. But the door needs something. Texture perhaps. And the step desperately needs to be re-painted.

Coming inside, this is as far as I've gotten with the powder room stenciling. I listened to the words of encouragement from y'all and definitely think I want to go forward with the ceiling. But there are ways to make the stenciling easier, I think. 

Finally, my last problem. I want to hang the green velvet drapes I showed you last week here on either side of the front door. The only problem are those bulkheads. If I hang a curtain rod low enough to go beneath where the two intersect, we won't get the door open. If I hang it above, the rod won't go all the way to the other wall. I've already purchased the drapes, though, and there's no way I'm giving up. The drapes will give the space such a rich, luxe feel. 

So, here's to hoping that I have anything more to show you next week! Time to check out everyone else. Check out the Wednesday 20 here and the other linking participants here.

14 comments:

  1. Looks great Carrie!! I think some mid-century modern house numbers will look amazing!!

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  2. Wow, that must have been quite the task trimming that huge shrub! Good job, it looks great and shows off your fun door! I'd count that as some major progress. Good luck this next week Carrie!

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  3. I love how the shrub turned out! Great job! It looks so pretty with the fall colors right now as well : ) I also hear you on the storm door- function vs. ideal look can be a beast in decorating at times. We also have a storm door that I love using, but I also like the look of homes with a beautiful front door. Good luck this week!

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  4. That is a lot of pruning - great job! Yes, a fun number and removing the storm door will also add to the appeal.

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  5. It looks like you have made a lot of great progress. Amazing how much more open the door space will look without the shrub covering part of it, and the storm door gone. Great work.

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  6. What about maybe adding moulding to the front door- that might give you the texture you're after etc. The pruning looks great and I love the new number plans!

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  7. It's looking great! So much better with the bush pruned. For the drapes, you may want to look into drapery track hardware.... Not sure if it will work but it's worth a look. Melissa

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  8. hi carrie. the house numbers will look nice with your mid-century look. i like the idea of the drapes and look forward to seeing those up. xoxo, dana

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  9. I think yes to removing storm door, and I love the idea of same color molding to add texture and depth. Keep it up!!!

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  10. I love how the mock-up house numbers look and know you'll find a way to make those drapes do their thing!

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  11. Pruning that shrub really opened up the whole front porch! I love your house numbers idea too!

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  12. That pruning is absolutely gorgeous, Carrie! It really makes your door stand out. I also agree with what everyone has been saying about the house numbers idea. Can't wait to see more next week :)

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  13. Ah, yes, the 'ol bulkhead issue with hanging drapery. It seems like almost every drapery job I have done there is a unique situation on how to hang them. I am glad you are not going to give up. I really want to see those green velvet beauties!

    Janeane
    www.designwithj9.wordpress.com

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  14. Just now catching up, Carrie ~ your pruning made a huge difference, so welcoming now! I love your idea for no screen door, that was one of the first things I did to our front. :)

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Thanks so much for commenting! I love to read what you have to say. ~Carrie

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