Hello!  I hope you’ve had a great week so far!  I dropping in today to share some of the progress I’ve made on the two rooms I’m making over for the One Room Challenge!

First I wanted to share a lamp makeover I did.  I have had these matching lamps for years that I bought from Homegoods for my family room sofa table.


Sofa Table Christmas Decor

Although I’ve loved the shape of them they have always been a bit short for space.  After finding some better scaled ones (at Homegoods again) I decided to use these in my master bedroom makeover.

However, they were not the right color for my bedroom.  So this week I painted them.


Lamps Before

At first I thought I wanted the lamps to be gold so I took off the shades and taped the electrical parts and spray painted them gold with THIS spray paint (affiliate link).

Spray Paint Lamps Gold

I didn’t end up liking the gold color with the room so I decided to paint over them in gray.  I used some gray sample wall paint I had on hand.

This is what it look like right after I painted on the first coat of gray paint.

Paint Lamps Gray

When I came back a few minutes later some of the gray paint had crackled which I hadn’t expected to happen BUT…

Another Closeup of Lamps Painted

I liked it ALOT!  It think it gives a cool artistic look to the lamps!

Upclose of Lamps After Painted

Another project I worked on this week  was window treatments for my daughter’s bedroom makeover!  I bought these white roman shades on sale at jcp.com for $23 a piece (in real life they look white not the color below).

Roman Shades Plain White

I bought the white shades with the intentions of embellishing them in a similar fashion as the Pottery Barn Kids ones below (that sell for $200 a shade).

Pottery Barn Kids Roman Shades

via Pottery Barn Kids

To accomplish this I purchased  THIS 1.5 inch grosgrain ribbon from The Ribbon Retreat and adhered in the shade with fabric glue.

Putting Ribbon on Roman Shade

I decided to just do a single ribbon that comes down on each side and I love how it turned out!!  As you can see in the picture I also added wood trim around the windows which is a little detail that always makes a big impact and just costs about $15 a window to do (tutorial to come)!

Adding Ribbon to Roman Shade

On Monday a delivery truck brought the 2 Ikea Hemnes 8 drawer dressers I had ordered online.  I bought one for my daughter’s bedroom makeover and one for my son’s shared bedroom.

I was nervous about ordering two without really seeing them in person but I am happy to say they have even exceeded my exceptions!  I love this dresser!!  It is sturdy, super large and roomy, and beautiful!  If you are looking for a large dresser you won’t find a better one for the price ($250).

Ikea Hemnes Dresser

via IKEA

That being said they definitely take some time to put together (it took me 5+ hours to do the first one)!  I used THIS youtube video to guide me in putting them together which helped a lot!

I’m really excited about how things are coming along but I can’t believe I only have 2 weeks left!   I best be getting back at it!  Thanks for following along and as always let me know if you have any questions!!!:-)

You can check out the progress of the other ORC participants HERE!


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