Time has flown by so quickly and it’s already time for the Fall 2021 One Room Challenge! I dipped my toes into the ORC during the Spring 2021 ORC by refreshing my son Trevor’s room. I didn’t realize how stressful making over one room in eight weeks would be! The great part of the ORC was that it pushed me to get the room makeover done and not procrastinate.
For the Fall 2021 ORC, I immediately knew that I wanted to makeover my lunchroom. (Most people call this a breakfast room, but when my kids were little, they named it “the lunchroom” and that’s what we’ve called it since.)
Here’s some before photos so you can see where we’re starting at…
When you walk in my side entry, this is the current view. If you know me, you know that I love orange. It’s just a happy color! The walls of the lunchroom are currently a tangerine color. I painted existing grasscloth wallpaper with this light peachy-orange when we move in the house fifteen years ago. Honestly, I haven’t gotten tired of this color yet. My plan is to keep the tangerine walls but add even more orange to the room. Oh, and I guess you see the orange wall in my foyer.
I have this great built in that holds my television. Although the television will stay, I am going to try to elevate it with peel and stick wallpaper in the back and simplify the decor on the shelves.
Even with the bright colored walls, the room always seems dark. I think one reason is because this dark china cabinet sits all alone on one side of the room. The china cabinet was my grandmother’s and I want to keep it in the room. The plan is to paint it a lighter color.
The mixed-match table set has been around for many years. A red wicker based table with glass top was originally in my sun room but found it’s way here. An antique settee was painted to match the table’s base. I don’t even remember where the chairs came from.
The light fixture? Better than what was originally there when I bought the house but a little too farmhouse-y for my decor. It will go.
The custom made curtains were originally in my living room. Although I really like them, they’re going, too. One item that will definitely stay is the oak sideboard. This was the first piece of furniture Donnie and I bought after we were engaged. I am still trying to figure out once I refresh this room where the kids are going to put their shoes…they stay tucked under the sideboard! Lastly, the two chairs that flank the sideboard have been with me forever. Can you tell that this room is just a bunch of leftover furniture that I just haven’t thrown out the door yet?
I cannot tell you how many times I’ve sat in this room and tried to come up with a plan. The room is small, has two windows, three doors and has the most traffic of any room in the house. Realizing that I could not take this task on alone, I called in reinforcements. Enter Kaytlen Young. Kaytlen is my daughter-in-law and is an interior designer. You can check out her blog HERE.
I created a Pinterest board with ideas and asked Kaytlen to get me a plan. I knew that I wanted an eclectic feel of mix-matched furniture that looked as though it was accumulated over time but in a good way, not what I currently have! Working off the the tangerine walls, I asked for orange, teal and updated furniture. Kaytlen came up with a mood board and we now it’s time to turn her vision to life!
I hope that you will join me on this journey as I work to refresh, lighten and brighten my lunchroom before the holidays! Now, the work begins….
Thank you for stopping by Much and Paint today!
Until next time,