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  • Writer's pictureJustyne DeWilde

DDCO Living Room | One Room Challenge : Week Four

Updated: Oct 31, 2019



Week four is here and panic is setting in. We have a whole lot to do before next week but our amazing sponsors are really stepping up to the plate with some amazing work. This week, the stair railing has proven to be the most difficult thing we have tackled thus far...in any challenge...ever...


Luckily our amazing sponsor Knight Garage hasn't blinked an eye! Allen is the real deal. He has dodged all of my design punches and has been super accommodating. You know that saying, the cobbler's children have no shoes... it probably because they had to be perfect. Designing your own home as a designer makes every decision so extremely difficult. I have second guessed my decisions at least six times each and I sit up all night wondering if theres a better way to execute something. Our new stair railing has been no exception.


Let's take a second to look back at the inspiration that we are pulling from!



Like we mentioned in last weeks post, our inspiration boards come at the middle of our design process. We start with our vision and then go to Pinterest and Instagram to find real examples of something similar. This helps tremendously in refining the look in our minds and helps us decide the importance and difference between a 3/4" post and a 5"8"post. In case you were wondering, I spent approximately three nights trying to decide. Is FOMAWC (Fear of Making a Wrong Choice) a thing because it should be? Also thats pronounce fauxmock for those of you that are sounding it out and it's the best decision I have made all week.

In order to visualize the railing in our home and application, I instantly drew it up. And by instantly, I mean I may or may not have drawn the image shown below in the parking lot of Home Depot before running in to grab physical samples.





After a lot of pros and cons excersizes, 5/8" won! We did some mocking up and it was the clear winner. We then began demo on the existing stair railing which one took about 30 minutes. The previous railing was super generic and had its time.



Before




During


The After will come at the big reveal! Maybe a few sneak peeks on our Instastories so make sure you check in regularly!


Once we finish up the railing, its off to powder coating at Amerikote! Until then, we have a whole bunch of paint to pick out so check back next Wednesday for the wall and front door color palette!



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All Inspiration Sources and Photos can be found on our Pinterest board!



Check out our previous weeks:

Week 1 | Week 2 | Week 3 | Week 4 | Week 5 | Week 6: Reveal


Check out our Spring Transformation:

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Nicki Parrish
Nicki Parrish
Nov 02, 2019

You are making great progress! Looking forward to the reveal!

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Jenn and Vicki Fenton
Jenn and Vicki Fenton
Oct 30, 2019

The new railing is beautiful. Especially the thickness. Can't wait for the reveal!

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libbie
libbie
Oct 27, 2019

That railing is already making such a statement. I can't wait to see it finished. Good luck next week!


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Joannie Hambel
Joannie Hambel
Oct 24, 2019

I’m looking forward to seeing your paint choices, I love the railing!

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Mary Hunnicutt
Mary Hunnicutt
Oct 24, 2019

The railing is going to look amazing!

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