Thursday, November 5, 2015

One Room Challenge - Week 5

Eek, I only have one week to finish my room for the One Room Challenge! I've made a lot of progress this week and feel pretty confident that I can get it done. The only thing that could hold me up is UPS. I ordered a few of the final touches for the room this weekend like this, these, these and a surprise for the floor.

In addition to shopping, I also finished painting the trim and the vanity cabinet.

Please ignore all of the crap on top of the vanity and painters tape
I used Annie Sloane chalk paint in a color called Emperor's Silk for the cabinet. Its a lovely deep and vibrant red. I selected chalk paint because:

  1. It doesn't require lots of prep and priming. I did remove the doors and hardware before painting, but I didn't have to heavily sand or prime them. 
  2. Its pretty durable. I've used chalk paint on several projects and I've found that it holds up really nicely. 
  3. The wax gives it a unique sheen and finish. I want the vanity to look custom, not just painted. The chalk paint helps achieve this. 

The only downside to the paint, is that its sold by a limited number of retailers. Fortunately, I live close to one - a little shop called On the Purple Couch. In addition to selling paint they offer classes and workshops. They are also always happy to give free advice. If you live in the DC area, you should check it out.

My pretty red paint needed some new hardware to make it really stand out. The old hardware is nice, but I want something that is sleek and shiny. (I did just put these in my Etsy shop if you are interested)



I really wanted these pulls:

Unfortunately, they were $40 pp. A bit more than I wanted to spend.

I found a few other good options online:

I wasn't familiar with Atlas Homewares but found quite a few options on their site. Ultimately, I ended up selecting the ring pulls from Look In the Attic. I liked the their finish the best and replacing the old rings with new ones means no holes to move, patch etc.

Ok, so lets revisit my to do list: 

  • Paint vanity cabinet with chalk paint
  • Order and install new cabinet pulls
  • Finish painting trim
  • Paint door
  • Install new TP holder
  • Refinish vanity countertop with a tub and tile refinishing product
  • Once refinished, caulk edge where countertop meets wall
  • Sew and hang roman shade
  • Find or make, and hang art
  • Find a brass hook on Etsy for hand towel

Yikes, I still have a lot to do! Wish me luck. 


1 comment:

Stacey said...

Absolutely love the red cabinet!! ;)

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