Wednesday, February 20, 2013

one room challenge...week 3


Last week's progress was so lame painting two coats on the vanity, 
and it still needs one more....then the fun begins! 
If you're catching up with the One Room Challenge you can find 
Week 1 here, and Week 2 here.

(Playing in the mountains over the long President's weekend took priority
 last week, and I'm feeling a tad guilty, but this week I'm on it!)  


One of my favorite paints is Rustoleum's Protective Enamel, I love the high gloss,
 lacquer like finish which, in my opinion, outweighs the inconvenience of the oil base.
 It requires 24 hours drying time between coats, and the clean-up with mineral spirits is a pain,
 but worth it in the end for the fabulous finish. I've used it on these two projects,
my coffee table here and in black for a side table here.
You can find a tutorial here.
 If you look close you can see the reflection of the can on the vanity.

 

This detail is a booger! I used a stencil brush to get in the crevices. 


I stole a larger mirror from my bedroom, the old one seemed too heavy and dark
for the new look...better?

  
My fabric for the window treatment arrived, my lighting is ready and waiting,
 I have three rugs I'm losing sleep over - can't decide if I should go totally neutral or
 throw in a punch of color...and then there's the art...I'm all over the place!  


Click on the links below to visit my ORC friends and check out the progress
 of their rooms this week! 







  

44 comments:

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

Such a good tip about that paint. This looks so good already! Talk about losing sleep...I need to go back to bed...but this was a fun read.

My Crafty Home Life said...

What a difference paint is making on that vanity/dresser. The carved details look really challenging. I love how the stripes on the wall line up perfectly with the top of the vanity :)...and that mirror is so much better for the new look. I know you'll pick the perfect rug.

Julia | Pawleys Island Posh said...

oh it's coming along so nicely! I love that fabric, I used something similar in Tagg's nursery!

Julia Konya said...

All the changes look great. Rustoleum's Protective Enamel is my favorite too. I paint all my trim and moldings with their white.
I love that Ikat fabric too.

Kim @ Plumberry Pie said...

love that fabric! that room is really transforming already!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

the room is already coming along beautifully- so much lighter and brighter and not so heavy anymore!

Nancy said...

I absolutely love that painted vanity Pam, it is gorgeous. I'm also losing sleep over rug choices..I sort of have to wait til my fabric comes in, but I have to pick an accent color still..fun! Your room looks practically done. can't wait to see the lighting. Good luck,
xo Nancy
Powellbrower.com

Holly said...

Nice! The lighter color brings out the detail even more on the sides of the vanity. And definitely a good choice swapping out the mirrors. There's not a huge difference but that little bit does make a big impact. Looking good!

Denise @ frazzled JOY said...

Loving the look so far!! The light color on the vanity makes the room look much larger. Very nice!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Love the high gloss finish on the cabinet...everything looking great and I truly love the horizontal stripes on the wall!

Matters of Style said...

Wow, love the lighter color! Feels like a different room!!

Cathy Wall said...

So far so good my friend! Love the fabric and can't wait to see the rugs you are noodling over.....

Calypso In The Country said...

I love how it's coming out! The fabric you chose is so pretty too!
-Shelley

Unknown said...

Looking good....love the new fabric for your drapes...perfect with the stripes!

Dana Frieling said...

I love that you're losing sleep over this project. It wouldn't be a good one if you weren't! Don't all designers dream about rugs?!

Lori said...

So light and fresh looking. I love the fabric, stripes, mirror, and the vanity is so pretty!

Amanda said...

looking good my friend!!!

Colorado Client said...

It is coming along beautifully Pam. Thank you for your work on our home. You have the patience of a saint in advising us and care for your clients' homes as if they were your own. You are simply the best!

Beth Connolly said...

It already looks so different. Love the fabric choice for the window.

Jennifer @ Dimples and Tangles said...

Ohhh, it's just SO GOOD! Loving it!

Nicole Scott said...

Loving it all so far!!! Great job on that Vanity!

Fletcher @ High Cotton Style said...

What a difference! We just painted our guest room floors white this weekend and it took 4 coats! A pain but worth it!

LindsB said...

What a difference that paint makes- the sink is looking so great! I agree with you on the mirror, I'm loving the gold choice!

Patty Day @Pattys Epiphanies said...

Will surely keep that paint in the back of my head for our next project. thanks

Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door said...

That finish is amazing. Great idea about using the stencil brush!

Laurie S. Davis said...

You have such great taste I am sure whatever you pick will be perfection! I think a punch of color would be so pretty!

Jill Flory of Sew a Fine Seam said...

It's looking great Pam! Love how that vanity is looking - your hard work is totally worth it.

Lisa @ Shine Your Light said...

Oh the vanity looks fabulous in glossy white! And the gold mirror in there is fab!! Can't wait to see the lights and roman shades!

The Pink Pagoda said...

Oh wow, I can see such a transformation taking place! It looks much brighter and has a refreshing clean look that is really updating the room. I love everything you're doing!

Kathleen (Pacific Family Homes) said...

Great fabric! It matches your blog:):)

Danielle said...

Oooh, loving the progress. I love the window treatment too!

Katie {Miss Dixie} said...

Im amazed how quickly you can make these decisions...go Pam! Love the fabric!

barbara@hodge:podge said...

I love what a can of paint can do!

SHERRY HART said...

Here is what I love...that all of the ORC challengers who are doing rooms in their own house are in a constant state of anxiety over the decisions:) Including me. I have faith that it will turn out fabulous! Keep moving forward.....

Amber B (Simple Dwellings) said...

I love what you have done so far! The new mirror is a perfect touch in that space!

Kathysue said...

Amazing what paint can do, love the new look of the vanity!! I say go for two rugs, one neutral for fall/winter and one bright for spring/summer!! Have fun with it!! Love how it is all turning out,
Kathysue

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

Yes, the gold mirror is the right decision, and I'm still gushing over the stripes. I have no doubt you will pick an amazing rug and art!

www.chattafabulous.blogspot.com

Bethany [at] Powell Brower Home said...

looking AWESOME pam!!!

René said...

I agree with you about the paint - a pain, but so worth it. Looking good girl!

Shannon Fox said...

So glad I stopped in to catch up. My blog roll is not active right now and I am missing everyone. Moving to wordpress so I'm half packed. lol.
Love what you're doing. It's really looking different already! Have fun mixing it up ;)
Shannon

Gypsy Heart said...

Wow, I love it already! I can only imagine the paint situation but it is gorgeous. Love, love the mirror too! I suggest a pop of color ~ but then again, I'm all about color. :)

Great job!
xo
Pat

Naomi@DesignManifest said...

This is going to be such a major facelift. I Love it. The stripes look great and the new mirror looks great to me.

Anonymous said...

What kind of prep work did you do on the cabinet? Did you sand & prime?

pam {simple details} said...

Hi Anonymous, Thanks for asking, here is a link to the the paint tutorial. I've updated this post to include it, too.

http://simpledetailsblog.blogspot.com/2012/04/diy-black-lacquer-like-table.html

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