One Room Challenge Week Three

10.16.2013



Welcome to Week Three of the One Room Challenge.  If you missed Week One, go here and for Week Two go here to catch up. I'm grateful to be included in the ORC.  Linda, of Calling It Home, created and organized it, and I'm thrilled to be participating. The twenty bloggers seen above are redoing one room each in six weeks and posting progress every Wednesday.  My daughter and I are working together on her bedroom.

Over the weekend, I spent a lot of time working on this frame project.  This will be the frame used for the painting Kerry Steele is creating for the focal point of the room/over the bed.  If you're a TPP reader, you will be surprised to see that I did a DIY. You can see by the materials I used that I'm quite an amateur.  I used a dry cleaners bag as a drop cloth along with three different colors of Rustoleum wood floor stain that I applied with paper towels.

I found three 24x36 frames at Aaron Brothers three years ago for $10 each, and I couldn't pass them up.  I thought I'd use them painted, but for this spot, I thought "wood" worked much better. Since floor stain is transparent, the guy at Lowes thought it would work perfectly, and it did.  I actually enjoyed doing this. I set up shop in front of the TV and worked while watching Castle episodes.

So much better.

There are Malm chests on each side of the bed.

We chose these in antique brass to add some interest.  And we won't use the backplate that comes with.  There'll be two per drawer.


This photo shows the new paint (stripes gone) and shades are up. Making progress!  This paint is the same color we have in much of the house except at half strength.  

Here's the original before photo of the west wall.  My daughter has requested to not have a mirror over the dresser and instead have a gallery wall.  So that she could better explain what she wanted, I asked her to go to Pinterest and choose some examples.  She likes these and I do, too.


Emily Henderson via oh joy!

We've been very busy finding art and frames for this wall.  Besides Kerry's painting, this is what we're most excited about.  I'll show you what we have in the works next week.

This is the before photo of the south wall.  Shades are up now, and the seamstress has fabric.  We decided to keep this simple and do a white cornice and white panels with navy trim.  We also decided this would be a great spot for a work space, and a trip to IKEA is planned for the weekend.  


These are IKEA shades, and they go with the pendant lights.  I'm wanting to use the fabric I shared with you last week to cover the shades, but we thought it would be fun to try this as a backup in case we couldn't get the shades covered in time.  We used fabric dye and syringes, and it was so much fun!  Pink was our first attempt, then we tried blue. We had a blast doing this, but it's just not hitting the mark for this room.  So, several hits this week and one miss.  But, a miss can be fun and entertaining when you're trying something new and spending time with your daughter!  


Now, go check out these amazing and crazily busy ladies:


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36 comments :

The enchanted home said...

This is so much fun. I am really loving your inspiration and think the nightstand are going to look amazing with their new "jewelry".

You are so creative, the frame came out amazing!! Cannot wait to see it move along.....

Kerry Steele- Design du Monde said...

Your DIY looks great! I am so looking forward to seeing all of the details coming together.

Julie said...

Can't wait to see the gallery wall!

Kim said...

Ah your secret DIY'er came out!! Such fun projects with and for your daughter!! It's looking so pretty!! xo

Calypso In The Country said...

You can't go wrong with a gallery wall! Can't wait to see more!
-Shelley

My Notting Hill said...

Those frames turned out beautifully. Great pics from your daughter too of the gallery wall. Can tell already this room is going to be magazine worthy.

Junell said...

Lovn' you channeling your Inner DIY Diva! I want to move in! This is gonna be bad to the bone.

Henhurst Interiors said...

I am very impressed with your DIY efforts - much more than I could hope to accomplish. Love the paint color - can I ask what you used?

Have a wonderful day,
Phyllis

designchic said...

Love the direction and can't believe how good the bamboo frame looks and the gallery wall is going to be amazing. So glad I'm not hanging that one!!

Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door said...

Jennifer! Those shades look awesome!!! And I love the blinds and the new wall color too. Don't even get me started on the hardware for the bedside tables, I need them! :)

Mary Ann at classic•casual•home said...

Amazing what you did with that frame...so creative. I just love that you and your daughter are working on this together.

René said...

I'm really looking forward to the gallery wall! The shade idea is so adorable!

Kim @ Plumberry Pie said...

The stain color on the frame came out perfectly. And that hardware for the malm dressers has me drooling a bit! I'm super excited to see this room come together! Where did you find your bamboo shades? I've got some, but not sold on the color and looking for other options. thanks!

Linda {Calling it Home} said...

Everyone is a DIY-er at heart. They just don't know it. I love that wall color, and it is too bad you were not in love with the shade treatment. It is cool, but I get it. Love the hardware.

Monograms Mud said...

Love watching this room come along and hearing about you and your daughter working together. I'm crossing my fingers that my daughter & I will share a love of design when she gets older. Right now, her idea of room decor is pink walls with yellow polka dots:)

Sandy at You May Be Wandering said...

What fun to share the ORC with your daughter! I am excited to see the finished room - it looks like it will be amazing.

Have a wonderful day, Jennifer! xoxo

Julie Taylor and Danni Greenwalt said...

Jennifer...it is looking so good!I love the frames...10.00! Great price..Your daughter is going to love it!

pam {simple details} said...

Oh my, that hardware is going to be AMAZING!! What fun diy projects ~ you better be careful you're going to get hooked! :)

Vel Criste said...

In love with your shade and hardware the most! But I will miss the stripes. I'm sure the gallery wall will totally blow us away as an alternative visual interest for the space!

Naomi@DesignManifest said...

Wow, I think the shades are so cool! Too bad they don't work.
And of course I loooove that brass chinese hardware.

Julia | Pawleys Island Posh said...

Can't wait to see your gallery wall. I want to do one in our family room but I'm so scared to pull the trigger!

Shauna@Satori Design for Living said...

The gallery wall is going to be amazing. Love that hardware too!

Albertina M. Cisneros said...

love the bamboo shades! and the drawer pulls! Those will be the chicest malm dressers ever. And I love how the frame turned out. I can't wait to see what art you all chose for the gallery wall. And the dripped shades look so good!

SHERRY HART said...

The frames are wonderful and I love the wood tone. The gallery wall will be the hardest for sure but I know you guys will rock it.

Andrea said...

It is looking FANTASTIC, Jennifer! I love what you did with your bamboo frames, and those drawer pulls are gorgeous!

XOXO,
The Glam Pad

Susie @ Maddie's Nest said...

This room is going to be spectacular! I love what you did with the frame and the vision for the gallery wall is perfect. Cannot wait to see more!

therelishedroost said...

I love the transformation already! That hardware is great too!!
Best
Karolyn

Jessie said...

The hardware is so chic and gorgeous! Great progress, looking forward to see the gallery wall!

Kimberly Lemmon said...

It already looks so good. I'm most excited about seeing the hardware on those white chests. And the curtains. They sound great!!

Heather Moore Grahling | Vivid Hue Home said...

I love this! this is one of my favorite makeovers! I love all of the things you guys are trying. can't wait to see more.

stephanie at Stephanie Kraus Designs said...

love the hardware for the malm dressers and I love the gallery wall instead of a mirror idea!!

Improvement List said...

Those lamp shades look great...even if they are not right for this room maybe they will find a home elsewhere. Can't wait to see the finished room.

Beth Connolly said...

Linda even has you doing DIY! I love what you did this week. Can't wait to see the gallery wall.

Stacey said...

Wow! You've accomplished a lot! Loving the lamp shades and that hardware for the dresser is fab! I will also be doing either a gallery wall or big art above my dresser(wall across the bed) too. No mirrors facing the bed- bad feng shui:-). Can't wait for next week!!

Kristen Alcorta said...

Looking good! Can't wait to see the finished product!

Carrie @ Cosy Carolina Interiors said...

Lucky find with the bamboo frames. I love the cabinet hardware too, and the lamp shades look like a lot of fun!

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