One Room Challenge: Week Four


Welcome to week four of the one room challenge. (What’s the one room challenge? Click here, here and here for everything you’ve missed so far.) The biggest thing to happen this week is the chevron glass tile back splash. I LOVE how this looks, I would love it more if it there was grout to go with it. At least there’s a grout decision: white…so that’s something.

I’m sort of freaking out about how much is left to be done. And not just in this room…but everywhere! So in an effort to calm down and have fun with this project again, I started to think about my favorite part of designing any room…the accessories. More to the point: zhushing.

Don’t you think our pretty white new cabinets would look great with a vignette of blue and white pieces, similar to the ones I spied in Greenwich yesterday? I already own several traditional blue and white jars and vases, and there are also a few pieces in my shop that might work here as well. Plus, this area of the kitchen transitions over to our recently deep blue lacquered butler’s panty… so it makes perfect sense. Now I just need to sort out what I own and figure out what I still need to buy.

Retail therapy…I feel a little bit calmer already.

Here’s what’s left to do:

1. stain the floors a dark brown.

2. finish the chevron back splash

3. move lights from current home over to new home

4. finish the hardware

5. sink faucet and instant hot water installed

6. two new refrigerators (and all appliances plugged in, cleaned up and running)

7. paint walls

8. actually move in with our furniture and belongings and accessories!

O.K. forget calm….still freaking. There’s a lot that needs to happen. And it needs to happen NOW!

So, while I go all Veruca on a few contractors, be sure to check out the progress on all the other one room challenge participants!
Abby M. Interiors
Because It’s Awesome
Bijou & Boheme
Chinoiserie Chic
The Decorista
Design Chic
The Design Daredevil
Design Darling
Design Indulgence
Design Manifest
House of Turquoise
Jana Bek Design
Jill Sorensen
Maddie G. Designs
Mimosa Lane
A Piece of Toast
The Pink Pagoda
Stone Textile
Waiting on Martha
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PS: A few more thoughts on zhushing with blue and white ceramic pieces:

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  1. Love the backsplash. Renos are so hard….when we finished our remodel we finally had to move in w/o a backsplash b/c our tiles kept being delayed. But, in the end it is all worth the stress! Love the mirror in the link too!

    Published on 10.22.14 · Reply
  2. Love, love the backsplash!! And that area would look amazing with all that blue and white. Swoon! I can't wait to see more next week. two more weeks! EEK!

    Published on 10.22.14 · Reply
  3. That backsplash is so gorgeous and your cabinetry looks amazing with the exposed hinges!!! The blue and white is going to be stunning in there and I can't wait to see you zhushing!

    Published on 10.22.14 · Reply
  4. Sue I have no doubt at all that your kitchen and pantry are going to be stunning,. Blue and white makes everything alright!

    The Arts by Karena

    Published on 10.22.14 · Reply
  5. Leslie wrote:

    Looks great Sue! I can relate here today as I'm going Veruca on a few contractors too….. We are 8 months in with yet another delay. It's always something. Anyway, I just love the way your new home is coming together and the chevron backsplash is perfect. xxleslie

    Published on 10.22.14 · Reply
  6. Linh Vo wrote:

    Loving what I see so far πŸ™‚ Don't stress – you got this woman!

    Published on 10.22.14 · Reply
  7. jana bek wrote:

    The backsplash looks amazing! Love your idea for zhushing – I think I should start doing that feeling a little crazed waiting for my items to come in – way too many moving parts right now! I'm with you "I WANT IT NOOOOOWWW" πŸ™‚ x j

    Published on 10.22.14 · Reply
  8. It is going to be incredible, I LOVE groupings of blue and white. Zhush away girl!

    Published on 10.22.14 · Reply
  9. I am seriously nervous for you. Hopefully, the contractors will be scared of you and snap to it. Love the blue and white on display. I want to see this kitchen. I have a feeling it will be something to dream about.

    Published on 10.22.14 · Reply
  10. Yikes….I am hoping some of these things have gotten done since you posted:) I mean we only have 2 weeks you know!!! I think the blue will look great because of course it is classic and timeless.

    Published on 10.23.14 · Reply
  11. designchic wrote:

    It's going to be so amazing, Sue. I love every single detail. The gold hardware is stunning!!

    Published on 10.23.14 · Reply
  12. Wow! You accepted a huge challenge to complete a kitchen & all while moving into a new home too! I only wish I could be that dedicated & organized! Good luck! I know this is going to be amazing! I'm in love with your current home & I'm sure your new home will not disappoint.

    Published on 10.23.14 · Reply
  13. BEAUTIFUL!! This is going to be an amazing kitchen! I love that you included Veruca — she's my favorite : )

    Published on 10.23.14 · Reply
  14. Tobe | BIA wrote:

    LOOOOVE the tile and LOOOOOVE me some blue and white. i read from my tablet in the middle of the night last week and wasn't able to comment, but you know that brassiness is EVERYTHING.

    lots of caps for you this week. because, you know, you're awesome. ox

    Published on 10.23.14 · Reply
  15. Love the glass cabinets and chevron tile!!! But back the truck up…you lacquered the butler's pantry in dark blue???? Holy cow…i can't wait to see this and YES to anything and everything blue and white! Good luck this week!

    Published on 10.23.14 · Reply
  16. all that blue and white is going to look fabulous my pretty! xo

    Published on 10.23.14 · Reply
  17. Love the tiles…its going to look great!

    Published on 10.24.14 · Reply