Welcome back to the One Room Challenge. We are down to the wire with one week left!!! And now I just realized that my kids are off of school starting Wednesday next week for the teacher’s convention. I guess I will have helpers for my big reveal on Thursday.
Well I’ve been busy doing this:
The kids thoroughly enjoyed Halloween this year, especially after skipping it the past two years with big storms and no power.
Anyway, before Halloween I have been frantically trying to get some of the bigger pieces ready for Kevin’s (aka Superman’s) room.
I need to coat both with polyurethane tomorrow, but I will give you a sneak peak…
The first was this Craiglist dresser. It was in good shape except for the top so instead of finding the right stain I painted the top with some old blue paint I found in my stash. Once it is covered in polyeurthne and styled I think it will look fine. After consulting Linda, the expert in in all things “one room challenging”, I decided to paint in inset strip on the top and bottom of the dresser blue as well to help make the blue top look more intentional. I was also so excited at how well the old brass pulls shined up! I like their simple shape and was hoping to keep them!
The pulls went from this:
…with some Brasso. a rag and a lot of elbow grease.
Next up is my hope chest that I got for my 16th birthday. It became Kevin’s toy chest last year after a long history in my attic of holding all of my college pictures (of my roommates and I studying). It had never been finished before so I took a drawer from the dresser to the paint store and got a similar stain to match. I painted the three front panels the same blue from the dresser and outlined them in white. Then I stained the rest of the dresser. Again, once it has a coat of polyurethane I think it will look pretty good. It was muggy and damp out, so it wasn’t fully dry but I am dying to try and paint a white monogram in the middle panel tomorrow.
Okay, see you next week for the final reveal (fingers-crossed!). And in the meantime, check out all of these talented individuals.