Wednesday, July 25, 2012

One Room Challenge: Week Five

Laaaaawdddy lawd. Hello my sweetness.  You can guess what kind of update we will be discussing on this fifth week of the One Room Challenge. Hin. It illuminates a space and replaces fake track lighting. You guessed it. New lighting! So I was perusing one of my favorite stores in Richmond, Shades of Light, when I came across this fabulous Bamboo Lantern. My find was originally painted silver and while that is all fine and well, we really just cannot have that in this space. Enter black lacquer spray paint. Taaaa daaaaa. 
And in the dark so you can see her true beauty. 
She's a real beaut, Clark. I should have taken a picture of the hideous fake track lighting that once resided in this space. I try to forget that horror and hate documenting such appalling events. I mean really. It was offensive!
A peek into what is being tackled on the last and final week of the ORC next week. Season finale, loves. This mess of a mess. I have hated this Ikea cubby shelving unit since the day I bought it. Essentially. I mean the particle board is fabulous and all but I am just so over it. It is in good condition however, and I could use a little more storage. So here she stays. 
I will give you a hint as to what is going to jazz this monster up. Some of this action. I am going to totally make my shelving unit Greek too. Greek keys and all. 
My girls who are still going strong with me in this challenge. One more week. One more week. 
Beth - Chinoiserie Chic/Lauren - The Cottage Mix/Sherry - Design Indulgence/Lindsay - Everything LEB/Barbara - Hodge:Podge/Janet - House Four/Kim - Kim Macumber Interiors/Lisa - Lisa Mende Design/Tiffany - Living Savvy/Jessie - Mix & Chic/Linda - My Crafty Home Life /Alison - My Little Happy Place/Danylle - Nana Moon/Nicole - Nicole Scott Designs/Julia - Pawley's Island PoshJennifer - The Pink Pagoda/Bethany-Powell BrowerLindsay - The Pursuit of Style/Emily - Rue de Emily/Lisa - Trapped in North Jersey
Check back next week for the last, final and complete update on my space. Loves!

30 comments:

  1. That lantern is so gorgeous in black my friend! Your overlays are going to be bananas!

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  2. That bamboo light is fabulous. Love that you sprayed painted it black. Greek Key action will look amazing. You rock.

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  3. Love the lantern and your office. It is going to be great! Good luck with the final push!
    Nancy
    powellbrowerhome.com

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  4. Loving the latern and I am all about the black lacquer effect and can't wait to see what you do with the overlays...lookin' good!

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  5. ooo I love the gold greek overlays and the bookshelf with all the colorful pieces is great!

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  6. That bamboo goddess is stunning! Those bookshelves look fine, but you have me wanting more....can't wait to see the Greek key treatment you do.

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  7. I love the black! I can't wait to see what you do with the greek key!

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  8. Love that bamboo lantern and can't wait to see what the Greek key will look like!
    xx
    ks

    www.krystalschlegel.com

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  9. great addition! i had no IDEA there was a SoL in RIC?? Just ordered from the catalog!!!!

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  10. Oh that light is SO good! I can't wait to see that Greek key action!!!

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  11. Love the lantern! And with the greek key you are going to rock those babies out!

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  12. well I clicked over here to see how your progress was going on your amazing office (I've been following since week 1) and was surprised to see a photo of my office dresser on here! You are going to LOVE O'Verlays. That dresser is my favorite piece in the room.
    p.s. totally swooning over your brass lamp!

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  13. Loooooove what you have done so far! That lantern is great, and I love that you added black lacquer spray paint. Gorg!!

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  14. Black spray paint and Gold spray paint are my everyday musts!!! They do wonders. Love the lantern. Can't wait to see the reveal.

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  15. Love the lantern--and that you were brave enough to paint it. (Why do I have a problem painting something brand new??) Can't wait for your reveal.

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  16. It's looking amazing!! You quoted my fave movie in the universe BTW!!! "Thanks Lindsay (dad) you taught me everything I know about interior (exterior) illumination" :)
    I Cannot wait to see your office next week!

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  17. Oooh, can't wait to see how you greek key the cubbies! I have a few (by which I mean 7) Ikea expedits in our house and I'd love a way to change them up.

    Jessica
    stayathomeista.com

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  18. What a find the lantern is! I can't wait to see what you do with O'verlays -- I know it will be amazing!

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  19. YESSSSSSS LOVE the update!! What a great light fixture!!! xoox

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  20. Ta freaking da is right! Those cubbies look light a lot of work....I'm with ya though. Coming together babe!

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  21. That bamboo light fixture is beyond gorgeous! Looking forward to see the greek key makeover on your cubbies!

    Excited to see the big reveal next Wednesday! I am sure this room will look absolutely chic and pretty!

    Jessie
    www.mixandchic.com

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  22. I am jealous, I have hideous track lighting in my living room that I would LOVE to replace with a cool chandy or light! Wish I could stumble across a find like that!

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  23. That bamboo fixture is amaze balls!! I am loving that you painted it black...it looks fabulous!! The room is looking so chic and fabulous!!

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  24. yeay! love the lantern and can't wait to see it all completed next week. I love the overlays idea.

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  25. I LOVE the Clark reference, this will make me laugh all day!

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