Like everyone in this ORC Challenge, problems do arise.
For us it was with the room arrangement.
We originally had the bed on the back wall like this...
|ORIGINAL ROOM LAY OUT|
I originally wanted this lay out....
|REVISED LAY OUT|
But when we painted, and placed the bed on the same spot...
|Uh-oh?! I didn't like the way it's looking|
I didn't like how it looked because I realized the huge foot board
of the bed got in the way of 'seeing' the actual bed!
And of course, since the bed is usually the focal point in any room, I wanted it to be seen. Plus, originally, I wanted the bookshelves on both side of the bed, however, lighting was an issue. I wanted to use the lamps that were originally in the room so having the bookshelves on both side plus side tables didn't seem to look good to me.
So this bed made a move , can you guess where? I'll show it in the reveal.
Second problem - I THOUGHT WE HAD 2 MORE WEEKS BEFORE ORC REVEAL!!!!!!!! AAAAAAHHH!
And since I was gearing up for one more post before next week, your gonna be in for a longer post this week. So let's start.
Fist off, I got busy upgrading some furniture!
|My $5 Marshall Fields Mid-Century Dresser|
It did this upgrade....
|Yup, it's gone navy too|
|Love the grooves on the drawer|
|But too plain, so added this gold|
Since I'm a 'lazy' DIY-er, I spray painted this whole thing using 2 cans of Valspar Spray paint !
Love this spray paint and would recommend it if you plan to spray paint furniture since it DOESN'T DRIP! Really easy to use and I painted the gold using Martha Stewart Antique gold paint and brushes.
And here it is now...
I used 2 old IKEA LACK tables, one black and one brown, had hubs screw the top of one to the bottom of the other and then sparyed the same VALSPAR spray paint + multiple coats of polyurethane! Plan to add castors later on for easy moving. :-)
I think this Parson look-a-like is pretty awesome & easy!
Next, I've been doing a lot of shopping...
|Very Practical TARGET option|
|Pillows on clearance|
|Got lucky Globe shopping at the Thrift - $3 a piece|
.. and Decorating!
I hope you guys check out the reveal next week since I think looking back at all the progress made in everyone's space, this is gonna be one of the best ORC Yet!
Hooray! Now, go out and have some fun this Halloween after your check on the others progress!!
Linking back to...
|Calling it home|
If you want to see the evolution of this space click on the LINKS BELOW...
Also Linking back to these other Fabulous Parties...
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