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
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.
· Bamboo Shades
· Find Bedside tables
· Make Bedding
· Upholster bench for end of the bed
· 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.xoxo,