Just putting this out there right now, my 6 week room challenge is totally going to be a 6+ week challenge.
Now that we have that out of the way, I can go on to what I half accomplished this week. I say half because this past week I had half of my final project due for my class, and this coming week I have the second half due. So next weeks challenge update might be half done as well.
That's a lot of half's. But, let's get on with the show.
The mirror over my dresser once upon a time was silver...then gold
(that looked more like puke than gold. But, I guess it's meant to be my friend forever since it once was silver and then gold AND round like a circle, which has no ends. Anyone know the song reference?)
Then one night at around 11:43 pm I broke out the black paint.
(Note to self, do not start projects at 11:43 pm no matter how great you think the idea is)
Flat black paint was NOT a good look for this thing.
You want to know another bad look?
Flat black paint + the layer of dust I forgot to wipe off = chunky flat black paint.
Yup, don't start projects at 11:43 pm.
But that's all changing now. Because this is happening....
If you cant tell by my stellar iphone photo, that's gold leaf. Bye bye chunky flat black paint, hello hottie gold leaf!
I cant wait to finish this, I love it already.
Next up on the agenda was tackling the sham situation on my bed. I had been in search of the perfect shams to grace my bed for awhile. I didn't wanted to spend a crazy amount on shams because I knew they would spend most of their life in the basket next to my bed, not actually on it.
I guess for once the eBay gods were looking out for me because the perfect pair of orange embroidered euro shams popped up. In one swift click they were mine.
Now this is the first time I've ever had euro shams, so I didn't have any euro sized inserts to fit the shams. I hightailed my butt over to TJMaxx and low and behold there were two heinously ugly pillows sitting on the clearance rack waiting for me. Good news is the heinous pillow covers come right off and what I'm left with are two 26x26 down feather pillow inserts for my new shams.
They are from the Calypso collection at Peacock Alley- here's a photo of the look
All that's left to do with the shams is to pick out the style monogram I want on them. Totally easier said than done.
So while I have no real after photos for you this week I bet one of the other One Room Challenge bloggers does for you. Check them all out
Beth – Chinoiserie Chic
Sherry – Design Indulgence
Barbara – Hodge Podge
Kim – Kim Macumber Interiors
Lisa – Lisa Mende Design
Tiffany – Living Savvy
Jessie - Mix and Chic
Linda – My Crafty Home Life
Alison – My Little Happy Place
Danylle - Nana Moon
Nicole – Nicole Scott Designs
Julia – Pawleys Island Posh
Jennifer – The Pink Pagoda
Nancy – Powell Brower Home
Lindsay – The Pursuit of Style
Emily – Rue de Emily
Lindsay – Sadie + Stella
Lauren- The Cottage Mix
Lisa – Trapped in North Jersey