One Room Challenge - The Thrill of the Hunt

Hello there friends! Thanks so much for following along with me on this One Room Challenge journey! I can't believe it, but we are at the half way mark! WHOA OH. WE'RE HALF WAY THERE! WHOA OH. WE'RE LIVING ON A PRAYER! Am I right though?! Ahahaha! Last week you'll remember that I was able to get the trim painted white and the new hardwood flooring installed! Hooray! And here is a little flashback to remind you where we started!! 

ORC- House Plus Love Before

Oh man, I had almost forgotten about that glorious pink carpet! Praise the Lord those are only fading memories of the past! So now with the walls and floors done, this week I was able to focus on hunting for the perfect pieces for the space! There were a few items that I just knew I wanted for the space and they simply needed to be ordered from some of my favorite online sources!! Don't you just love online shopping these days! Here is a look at the pieces that were ordered and where to find them! 

ORC House Plus Love Online Orders

Here's the shopping list: 

  1. White Linen Headboard - Overstock $279.99 - Loved the idea of a white/cream headboard with pops of color! 
  2. Natural Sisal Rug - Overstock $261.79 - I always love a good sisal rug! I particularly like this one! It is similar to one of my favorites from Pottery Barn but without the price tag. 
  3. Cream Dot Coverlet- Urban Outfitters $189 - It really is the CUTEST thing in person! Adds texture and charm! 
  4. Toe Cleavage by Susan Skelley- Gilt $115 - Apparently it is sold out! Glad I scooped it up when I did! 
  5. Flamingo II framed print- One King's Lane $159 LOVE Flamingos! I feel like this is an upscale version! 
  6. Gold Metal Hammered Side Table- Waiting on Martha $429 - I actually carry these tables in the House Plus Love retail space in Mobile, AL, but here is where you can find them online! We are hoping to carry them online very soon! 

I searched and searched online through some of my favorite shopping spots and these quickly made the wish list! Overstock is really one of my secret weapons for online shopping! They often have great looking pieces for a lower sticker price! They are also similar to an online Homegoods...their stock is always changing, so you have to keep checking in with fingers crossed! I LOVE the hunt of it all! One King's Lane is also a go to when working on a project! Their selection is amazing! And they offer vintage finds that are always to die for! Urban Outfitters is another good place to search for unique home wares! I stumbled across the coverlet on their site and immediately fell in love! Waiting on Martha has impeccable style making it an easy online shopping experience! Gilt is actually new to me! But after scoring this gorgeous painting...I'll be back! So there you have it! My online finds have officially been ordered and several have already come in and settled into the space! 

After nailing down these essentials I hunted online, I knew I wanted to add in several vintage elements! I love antique and vintage furniture! My personal style is mixing the old with new! I like to say that I design with a nod to traditional but with a modern, youthful twist! So I first got to hunting out a vintage dresser! I had an idea in mind of what I was looking for, but part of the thrill is not knowing exactly what you will find! And often what you end up finding is better than you imagined! That certainly happened with the dresser! After making a visit to my favorite local antique shops and estate sales, I was in no luck with operation vintage dresser! Then I popped in a large vintage shop I had been wanting to visit in Fairhope, AL, and the vintage furniture gods rained down their goodness upon me! As soon as I saw this piece, it was as if the aisles parted and the angels sang! Glorious!! There it was in it's furniture goodness! Not only was it exactly what I was looking for, it also included a chair, table, and headboard for a grand total of $200!! take my money! So all the things came home with me that day!! On the list for the coming week is to get this beauty painted! I have settled on a beautiful turquoise color by Benjamin Moore called Oceanic Teal.  Can't wait to share this mini transformation with you next week! 

ORC House Plus Love Dresser

The dresser was a major score, but I also was able to pick up a cute little rattan chair for only $59!! read that right! I am going to simply clean this little guy up a bit and have the cushion recovered! I think leaving it in the natural rattan will be a fun element for the space and also tie in the natural color of the sisal rug! I decided on a gorgeous brown and cream graphic fabric with hot pink piping! The fabric and cushion are making their way to my trusted seamstress today! I can't wait to see this one come together!! 

ORC House Plus Love Chair

Lastly, I made frequent visits to my all time favorite place to hunt for finds...HOMEGOODS! The land of my people! I was able to pick up this super cute gold Moroccan pouf, white ceramic lamps, and turquoise upholstered bench.  I am still a tad unsure of the white lamps...still on the hunt for a pair that makes my heart skip a beat! I am also unsure about the bench! I have my eye on something different! I also walked down the hall and stole the teal and cream zebra rug from my mother's bedroom! Haha! Calm down, before you jump to conclusions...she ordered it for her bedroom and it just wasn't the right feel.  We BOTH decided it would be better for the guest bedroom! Score! 

ORC House Plus Love Room Update

Holy moly what a week! I can't wait for the next! I meet with the seamstress once again to make a drop off and get to pick up some finished pretties! I am also tackling painting the dresser this week! Say a prayer for me on that one! Stay tuned and join me next week as we continue the journey! Be sure to check out this week's designer posts from One Room Challenge!! There is beautiful things happening!! And also check out this weeks link up with the guest participants! Until next time!