Living Room Renovation | One Room Challenge | Here We Go Again! Befores

It's time for another One Room Challenge! We will be joining many other participating bloggers in making over a room in six weeks.  This challenge is hosted by Linda of Calling It Home blog and you can see all of the details of how it works there, but basically every week we will be updating you with our progress.  This will be our fifth time participating!  

Guess what room we're doing this time???  The living room!  Does it sound like we've been there and done that?  That's because we did, or at least tried to for the last One Room Challenge. See that gorgeous 12" wide pine plank floor?  That's as far as we got last time.  Well that floor and we took down a giant section of log wall that opened up the whole space.  Those two projects kicked our behinds and we didn't even come close to finishing everything we wanted to. This is our big reveal of the room from last time: Living Room Renovation | One Room Challenge | Week 7 Sort of Reveal. So this time we are going to finish the room as we planned before.  So here is where we are starting.

Keep up with all of the project updates:Week 1  Week 2  Week 3  Week 4  Week 5  Week 6

If you'd like to see the before before's, you can see them here from the last ORC living room renovation but here's one view:

So one of the biggest projects that we will be doing is adding some sort of balusters to close in that staircase.  It scares us especially when other kids visit and it's a safety issue.
I also have a big idea for that back staircase wall.

 Here's another view of that side of the living room.  The fireplace needs some work too.

It never had a mantel so adding one will be the other big project in this room.  We have a very special reclaimed beam that has a great story that is going to make a great mantel! There are some cracks in the mortar of the stones that will also need to be fixed.

Here's the other side of this big room.  It just needs to be finished.

And the piano wall needs some art for sure!  I have a painting in my head and I need to get it on canvas asap!

There are a ton of little details to finish in this room and I can't wait to do it!

Now head over to One Room Challenge to see all of the other rooms that are going to be renovated this month!  Thanks so much for stopping by and checking ours out!


Emy said...

It's such a pretty room already! I can't wait to see what you do in here!

White Cabana said...

Wow! What a very cool room! It already oozes so much charm and warmth!

Unknown said...

Looking forward to see what you do in here!!! It is already a gorgeous room and your flooring is amazing!

Ann said...

I can't wait to see what you accomplish. Such a beautiful room to work with.

Salvage Sister & Mister said...

Well, my friend, you know I love your space. It's gorgeous already and can't wait to see what you do with it. (And yes, these ORC are NOT for the faint of heart)

rachel said...

what a gorgeous place! cant wait to see what comes next!

Jen @ Noting Grace said...

Dara - I'm so encouraged to see this! I love that you are right back at it to finish this already gorgeous space!

Jessica | Petal + Ply said...

What a gorgeous space. Best wishes finishing up everything you want for this space! Can't wait to see how it all comes together!

Lisa @ Shine Your Light said...

Dara your home is so unique and interesting, I just love it!! Your floors from the last ORC came out beautifully (I work like that too.....some of my ORCs have been parts of rooms but hey, at least we're knocking things off our lists right?!) and I can't wait to see your plans for this round come together!

Alison @ Deuce Cities Henhouse said...

You have a done such great upgrades thus far, as a fellow cabin owner I'm excited to see your process for this second phase of the project!

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