One Room Challenge: Week #4, Kas Colorful Room

Thursday, April 28, 2016

I can't believe we are already at week four! This is the part in the challenge where you see your vision truly come to life.  

I was THRILLED to partner with Tonic Living who agreed to make the Roman shade for our little girls space.  They are one of my favorite companies, and their fabric selection they offer is OUTSTANDING! My original plan was to do a valance in the Paint Palette Punch fabric, and a white roman shade with matching pink banding.  Last minute, I decided to simplify it with a white shade and a outside border of the floral pattern. The shades came in the mail yesterday, and I literally squealed in delight when I opened the package.  They. were. perfect!!!!


Within two hours I had them hung.  I will update a post on hanging them in another post, but lets just say anyone who owns a drill could do it! Here's a sneak peek: 

Amazing, right? 

My week was filled with painting projects.
It started with the dresser.  I had refinished this not so long ago, but it didn't match the color scheme.

I have heard rave reviews on this Amy Howard, Lacquer spray paint.  This eggplant color was a risk, but I thought it would tie in the magenta color beautifully





The first coat went on smoothly, but I panicked a bit with the color. I called a handful of people to talk me off the edge of backing down from this color, and decided the colors would play nice together.  See the fabric swatch laying next to it?  Looks great, right? 




Two coats of the eggplant color, and a couple of top coats later it was done.  I rolled the drawers a nice matte white, sealed them with a few top coats, and my dresser was done!  The spray paint went on really smooth,  but the sealant that you spray on was crazy blotchy.  I ended up rolling the top with a poly coat and a foam roller just to even it out.  Not sure where I went wrong with it, but in the end it turned out great.


Next onto the light fixture.  If you recall in the original board I put together, I planned on keeping her original light



But as the room evolved, I realized she needed something more bold, so I found this Ikea one







But the color was all wrong, and it wasn't anything a couple cans of spray paint couldn't fix!
  I went with a white matte finish for the outside.  This is my FAVORITE spray paint ever.  It literally bonds to anything and with an amazing finish.





After the white dried, I flipped it over and sprayed the inside with this bold magenta color.





There's that fun stencil again! 

SO much fun!


Remember that adorable artwork I shared last week?  I took it to Hobby Lobby and got it framed!  I splurged a little and got the museum glass put on there so there was no glare.  I think it looks pretty sweet! 


I'm working on adding some pizzaz to her bed this week, and show you her cute little bedding! I'm also adding some SUPER fun finishing touches, Including this cute little growth chart.. 

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I am grateful for the companies who trusted my vision for this space and partnered with me on this room!



Check out the other amazing designers over at Calling it Home, and follow along!
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12 comments:

  1. So many thoughtful details in this cute space!! The shade looks awesome and I freaking love that flamingo growth chart. Excited to check back next week!!

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    1. Thank you Molly!!! I am so excited to see it all come together, and that flamingo growth chart comes tomorrow!!! WHO HOO! Thanks for following along!

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  2. THAT ROMAN SHADE IS AMAZING. I love it.

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    1. Thank you Madeline!!!! I LOVE it too! Thanks for stopping by! <3

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  3. Oh my goodness, just too good already! That light is perfect!

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    1. Thanks Jennifer! The light is one of my favorite things in the room. I am LOVING what you're doing as well!!!

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  4. You are totally nailing this! The purple dresser looks gorgeous, but that lamp is just perfect. I saw the photo at calling it home and clicked in the link right away. Very nice.

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    1. Thank you!! I need to go check out your room. I just found your instagram account, and it looks like a super fun room!!! Thanks for stopping by!

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  5. That dresser turned out great! I used Amy Howard Lacquer spray paint in the past and didn't get great results. I was using white and I could always see uneven coverage or spray no matter how many coats I did. Totally intrigued by this lacquer chalk paint though! I bet your fingers are tired after all that spray painting!

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    1. Thanks Erin! I went back and read what I wrote, and no idea why I said chalk paint. I wrote this post super late last night, so I'm surprised anything I said makes sense. Ha! So, I did use the same as you.. I was pretty disappointed because the product is expensive. The paint for me went on with good coverage, but the top coat didn't at all. On top of that, it doesn't remotely resemble a lacquer finish!!! Oh well... It still turned out pretty great. I'm heading over to check your update now. Can't wait to see it!

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