Wednesday, April 22, 2015

one room challenge - week 4 diys


Hey friends, thank you so much for popping in again to check on our headway. 
Oh my gosh you guys, this was the week of ADD DIYs, meaning
we were all over the place jumping from one project to the next and I can't
even tell you how many trips we made to Home Depot. Can anyone relate?

If you missed the previous weeks and would like to catch up:

We have some progress in the form of this wonderfully wild texture!  


I had my mind set on a simple metal base for a long bench at the end of the bed, 
and remembered the infamous Target bench.The hunt was on and we found two,
that together will be the perfect length. They were a simple reupholster job.  


We worked on a weathered finish for the dresser my client's dad made for them,
this is the base coat for our texture and layers of paint. 


After I painted a few sample boards, and got the imperfect random technique down we
 were on a roll, you'll have to wait and see if we went light or dark. 

 
 

 

Remember this is our inspiration piece from Anthropologie, we tested about seven knobs
 and pulls and just weren't feelin' it for any of them. My brilliant client suggested we try
 Anthro and they sell the exact pull on this dresser! That put the wind back in our sails! 



We also have an Ikea Besta hack in the works for the nightstands, like I tell my boys
"It's not finished, just wait!"


We got them painted and were having the same 'not feelin' it' issue with hardware when
 I noticed this rustic box at Hobby Lobby had the perfect over-sized ring pull I'd been
 looking for. We removed them to use on the nightstands and the boxes will become planters
 on their outdoor table.


I always check around my clients' homes to see if they have any cool pieces they're 
not using, and this is exactly why!! Isn't this the perfect patina - Grandpa's chippy old
 stool we found in the basement will be incorporated somewhere! 


Remember a couple weeks ago when I posted about my visit to the beautiful Arhaus
store, I was holding out on you, we picked out a pair of these fabulous Lewis Table Lamps.
I can't wait for you to see how gorgeous they are all styled up in the room.     
 

We received a beautiful drapery and hardware order from Loom Decor 
and got them installed (more about them with pretty pictures to come).  


They're being trained so we'll have nice pretty folds for the big reveal in two short
weeks. Yikes!  


This week we'll be finishing up these diys, and starting a BIG diy project.
I may give a peek on Instagram on Friday if you'd like to follow along.  :)  

Stop by and check out what my talented friends have been up to this week: 

                                  Coco + Kelley                                   
Vanessa Francis      
Greige Design         
Hi Sugarplum          
Stephanie Kraus     
         Savvy Home            
                               Swoon Worthy                                

  Don't forget the One Room Challenge Linking Participants share
their progress tomorrow over at Linda's @ Calling It Home.
 Over 150 room makeovers not to miss!  





26 comments:

Dana Frieling said...

Looks like you have not only thought outside the box, but inside the box and all around too! I love how innovative you are and your willingness to stick with it until it's perfect is astounding, friend. It looks amazing so far. I'm excited to see the full reveal of her dresser!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

oh my goodness i am just dying to see that dresser.

Lisa @ Shine Your Light said...

I cannot wait to see that dresser all finished!!!!! It looks amazing already especially with the hardware!! And the pulls for the Besta - such a creative source!! Your client is so lucky to have you and your inspired ideas!!!

Jenny said...

Looking GOOD, Pam! Love those benches you're using, and that dresser is looking fantastic! How did you get that beautiful weathered look? Do tell!

Kris @ Driven by Décor said...

You have been a busy girl! That dresser is going to be killer and I love how you train your drapes - who knew?

sarah m. dorsey said...

LOVE the bench!

Nancy Isham said...

It's looking so good! I can't wait to see the finished room. What a great find at Hobby Lobby with the almost door knocker looking hardware. I'm sure this room is going to be drop dead gorgeous glamour rustic chic. I can't wait for the reveal!
Nancy @ Slightly Coastal

Nancy Powell said...

Fantastic progress Pam and love your ideas- you are always the MOST creative! xo Nancy

Jennifer @ Dimples and Tangles said...

I crown you queen of DIY knock-offs... that chest will be fabulous! And I've been wanting a pair of those Target benches, too. Love the new fabric!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Love the benches and the dresser. Can't wait to see more.

Lori Appleton said...

I love the base on the dresser and the Arhaus lamps are gorgeous. I'm so glad you also think inside the box! Your HLobby find has solved my long search for giant hardware! You're killing it with that Pam magic.

Carrie @ Cosy Carolina Interiors said...

Such yummy textures in this post! I love the way the benches are looking and those satiny black lampshades... So clever about the pulls, too! This room is going to be a stunner!! :)

Patricia Greene said...

Love the Target benches! Are they still available?

rajnialexdesign said...

The dresser looks wonderful!!! And the Target benches are beautiful!!

Julia Konya said...

So good! Those ring pulls are amazing and a fantastic idea.

pam {simple details} said...

Hi Patricia - The Target benches are still available online, you can check the inventory of stores in your area online, and might get lucky like we did. :)
http://www.target.com/p/threshold-tufted-bench-buff-beige-and-gold/-/A-14698107

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

I cannot believe that you found that great pull at Hobby Lobby!!...how fabulous!...and don't you just love Arhaus!...I go there often to gain inspiration...and I love getting those cool bags!!!.....your plan and vision for this room is amazing!

Cindy Hattersley said...

I cannot believe that gorgeous finish you are achieving on that chest! You ladies must be working day and night!!

Linda {Calling it Home} said...

You are rocking the diy's. Your dresser looks exactly like your inspiration. So impressive! Love the drapes, and glad you are training them?!

sarah sofia knepp said...

Oh Pam I am just loving how this room is turning out! First off that bench is going to be so glam and the weather finished dresser is just stunning! I love Hobby Lobby for unique accessories that won't break the bank. So excited to see the finishing touches! Sarah, Sarah Sofia Productions

Vel Criste said...

OMG, this room has just got so much ooh-la-la Pam!!!!!

SHERRY HART said...

Pam....you are pretty incredible.....inspiring....and so very creative! I bow down to you for thinking outside the box and figuring things out! Can not wait to see this room.

jana bek said...

I'm so excited for your DIYs & that anthro has the gorgeous pulls! Cannot wait to see more!

shesnomartha said...

Dumb question -- can you tell me how you got the top off of that Target bench? I was going to recover mine as well, but couldn't figure out how to get it off! Thanks!
Kacey

pam {simple details} said...

Hi Shes No Martha,

There were some screws on the underside, we just unscrewed them, super easy! :) Good luck!

Kacey @ www.shesnomartha.com said...

Thanks, Pam! (just turned it over and now I feel stupid). ONE more question -- did you add any foam on the existing tufting? I imagine you didn't need to with your new fluffy fabric. I am worried I might have divots when I lay the new fabric over it... THANK YOU!

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