Thursday, October 17, 2013

One Room Challenge - Week Three

Good Morning Y’all.  Welcome to week 3 of the ORC Linking Party, where we have six weeks to make over a room in our homes.  If you missed the previous posts, you can read about week one here and week two here. 
I’m feeling pretty good about the progress I’ve made so far.  But I know that when week 5 rolls around, I’m going to be FREAKING OUT wondering what the hell I’ve been doing the last four weeks. 
Do you ever walk through a store and see someone who is a hot mess and wonder if he/she doesn’t have a full-length mirror at home?  I did not have one in my room and really needed one.  Since I am on a tight budget (read:  zero), I looked around Narnia (a magical world where my friend Kristen swears I have access to and store my decor) and found a large mirror I bought from Kirkland’s about 10 years ago, you know, when I actually shopped at Kirkland's.  I originally planned on painting the whole thing gold, but then remembered I had purchased this a few weeks ago.


Martha Stewart’s Precious Metals line for The Home Depot.  The Conch color spoke to me when I was in the store and I bought a small thing of it on a whim.  This paint is very thin and actually kind of goes on like a glaze.
 I laid the mirror on my sewing table and messily simply painted the flat surface between the moldings to give it a bit of substance.  I love how it turned out and am so excited about the coral sheen it adds to the mirror without screaming C-O-R-A-L.  I am also excited that I now have a full-length mirror so I don’t go out looking like a hobo.


Speaking of Martha Stewart’s Precious Metals, I also re-painted the headboard for the room.  I had previously sprayed it using my favorite spray paint, Rustoleum Brass, but it wasn’t holding up as well as I’d hoped.  Please note this probably has zero to do with the spray paint and everything to do with a couple rambunctious boys that like to play “Sumo Wrestler” on mom’s bed.  Anywhoo, I gave it a quick coat of Tiger’s Eye from MS and love how the gold is a bit deeper than the spray paint was. 

Another new item in the room is this vintage faux bamboo dresser.  I originally planned to paint it, but really needed some wood tones in the room and decided to leave it as is.  I am still a bit on the fence about painting the pulls.  What do you think? 

The other side of the room has a pair of faux bamboo chiavari chairs and a little Dorothy Draper action happening. 

I cannot wait for you to see it!  But first, I must finish the other eleventy-billion things on my To Do List.

·         Make curtains
·         Bamboo Shades
·         Paint Headboard
·         Find Bedside tables
·         Make Bedding
·         Upholster bench for end of the bed
·         Art
·         Mirror
·         Rug
·         Dresser
·         TV cabinet

Come back next week to see more progress (hopefully) and be sure to visit all the other One Room Challenge participants and ORC Linking participants.




  1. might have to check out that MS Conch sitch b/c I am planning on coral-y accents in my room but not too coral. perf.

  2. I love every single piece of furniture you have selected, and the paint looks great!!! I would leave the pulls on the dresser as-is... it is a beautiful piece!

    The Glam Pad

  3. Those chairs are soooo gorgeous!!! Love the upholstery on them!!

  4. Ok ... I am in love with your blog and in fact painted my kitchen back splash yesterday and my life has been transformed!!! I love all your updates on your room and most definitely love your honesty and your wit. You are amazing and I am sure I would stalk you daily if you lived in my hood! Hee hee!!! I love the dresser and vote with Andrea ... I would leave the hardware ... you can always pop some spray paint on them later if you desire! Great work ... love it all!! xo, MPM

    1. You are my new favorite person! I LOVE your comment and SO want to see your kitchen backsplash!!!

  5. Maybe Rust-oleum gold for the pulls? ;)

  6. Fab furniture! Loving the seat upholstery.

  7. love that bamboo dress -- AWESOME! can't wait to see your room come together I love your blog and your fab taste!

  8. You've got some kick arse pieces in your room girlfriend! Love the coral detail, it is just right. I think painting the pulls on the dresser would look great.

  9. LOVE the vintage bamboo...I like her as is for now, but someday she will be fabulous painted too. The upholstery on the chairs is perfect and can't wait to see them next to Miss Draper. Excited to see more!

  10. Nice header, Girlfriend. I am loving your stuff, as always. I might paint the pulls black. That mirror is a funny story, and one I can relate to. Love that Martha.

  11. Love the draper dresser, and the spray painted headboard. The room looks like it is progressing nicely. Can't wait to see your post next week!

  12. The mirror and headboard rock. And I'm digging that dresser - I vote for leaving the piece unpainted except for the pulls. Your room looks like it's really coming together!

  13. Love the faux bamboo dresser and would not paint the hardware. Adding the conch shell paint to the mirror is a stroke of brilliance. Carry on with your bad self.

  14. I am IN LOVE with that bamboo dresser. Can't wait to see how this all turns out!

  15. In love with the dresser! And the paint finishes look fabulous Kimber! your on a roll!

  16. Looks amazing so far! I am in lust with all of your bamboo furniture. ;)