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Fall 2016 One Room Challenge [Week 5: Dining Room Wall Art]

So this is supposed to be the last checkpoint before the big reveal, right?!! Say WHAAAT!?

Week 5 of the Fall 2016 One Room Challenge hosted by Calling It Home has arrived and you know what the tricky part about this week is? Well….on one hand, it’s like, “Yay!! I am so excited about nearing the end of this thing! I just don’t know how much to share with my readers!!”

On the other hand…I’m all, “Sooooo, HOW is this room going to be wrapped up, decisions finalized, styled, re-styled, photographed, re-photographed and posted in less than 7 days!?”

Phwew! I, along with the hundreds of other bloggers who decided to take the plunge and makeover a given space in our home in a very short 6 week period, am sharing the final update on our progress today. Final progress post because the reveal is next week!

So here is where we are at with our dining room with T minus 1 week to go…

ORC checklist | This is our Bliss

  • pick out paint colors
  • paint walls & repair damage / holes 
  • ceiling feature – IN PROGRESS
  • unique wall treatment? – DECIDED NO
  • replace chandelier
  • sconces? – YES!
  • have lighting installed
  • replace blinds – NOT NOW
  • find curtain rods / determine how to hang in bay window 
  • find hutch
    • paint hutch??? – STILL DECIDING
    • zhush hutch + hardware
    • style shelving [& maybe, just maybe pull out our wedding china to store / display!??]
  • order table
    • assemble table
    • style table
  • determine chair situation — how many? what type(s)?
  • order rug 
  • find bar cart
    • find bar cart accessories
    • stock it & style it! – IN PROGRESS
  • find various decor items – IN PROGRESS
  • style, style, style! – IN PROGRESS
    • DIY art
    • DIY cornice boards [see Week 4!]
    • mini bar cart makeover? [Yes, it’s new, but I have an idea ;)]

One aspect of the challenge that I haven’t really touched on yet, are the struggles. This isn’t called a challenge for nothin’! Although we had a blank slate to start with and weren’t taking on / didn’t have the need to take on any demo / reno projects in our space, there were still a few moments of blood, sweat and tears. Well, minus the blood! T built the dining room window cornice boards and I upholstered them. What I didn’t talk about last week, was the OTHER window. Yeah, the one I didn’t show you. The bay window. THAT window, we worked on last weekend and I’ll tell you it was more or less, a 4 person job! Thankfully my parents happened to be in town for the weekend and they were summoned to help out!! The angles of the bay window proved to be quite cumbersome and there were a few things we didn’t think out very well in advance. Like, how the cornice should be built out deep enough so that our drill can fit inside / underneath the cornice in order to be able to secure it to the wall! I’ll be sharing more on the DIY cornice boards in a follow-up post, but so far, these, now beautifully hung cornice boards, gave us a run for our money.

Now, on to a few sneak peeks of the dining room. Do you want to see?

I’ll be the first to admit I’ve never been good at mapping out any of our gallery walls. I did a little bit of layout planning on the floor for our living room gallery wall in the old house, but completely hung the stairway gallery wall on a whim!

But for the ORC, I decided it might be a good idea to sit down with a pen and paper and sketch it out.

I started with this…

Try sketching out your gallery wall layout before you start hanging! | Dining Room Gallery wall planning for the ORC | This is our Bliss |

And ended up with these…

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And if you thought I had 1 million googly heart eyes for the chandelier…

dining-room-bay-window-cornice-boardthen let me tell you I have ALLLL the heart eye emojis for these guys over here on the sideline…


These sconces are so fabulous! Their design, material and subtle accent lighting they give off are exactly what I was looking for. You can’t go wrong with these babies!!

I decided to “stack” my frames to create this layout on either side of the window. I’ll go into more detail on these pieces and how I curated the look plus the diy details, too, in a follow-up post. I truly love how these stacked frames flank the window and fall under those magnificent sconces. I think I could put anything under those lights and love the look!

Well, I guess that wraps up another dining room progress check. Don’t worry if you’re stopping by for the first time today, you can get caught up below!

ORC Guest Participant Fall 2016

One Room Challenge Fall 2016 | Dining Room Makeover | This is our Bliss |

Week 1 | Before Pictures + Mood Board
Week 2 | Glam Gold Chandelier Options
Week 3 | All The Things are Arriving!
Week 4 | DIY Cornice Boards
Week 5 | Wall Art [we are here this week!]
Week 6 | The Reveal!

A huge thank you to my brand partners who helped make my vision come to life!


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RugsUSA | Lamps Plus | The Bouqs Co. | Cutting Edge Stencils | Minted | Luna Bazaar

Want to try stacking a few frames in a space of your own? Read this post here and see below!

Get the look | Stacked frames in the dining room | One Room Challenge Fall 2016 | This is our Bliss |

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Floral art | Abstract people art | DIY art [fabric + frame]

 See you back here soon, friends!! There are some wonderful things coming up including the REVEAL of this space!

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45 thoughts on “Fall 2016 One Room Challenge [Week 5: Dining Room Wall Art]

  1. LOVE it! I love how the wood elements are tied in from the China cabinet to the chair legs and the wall art frame! Came together amazing my dear!!

  2. Hey Rachel, OK…not only is that the coolest chandy out there, but you’ve picked out some lovely art for your walls and the whole stacked thing works perfectly! Well done!

    Looking forward to seeing the final reveal next week.

    Hugs, LYnn

  3. The art & your gallery walls look beautiful!! I love the variety! And I’m with you on the things-we-didn’t-fully-plan-out… I feel like our entire ORC project so far has been “oh wait, we forgot to consider _____”. I hope this last week goes smoothly for you! Can’t wait to see your full reveal!

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