It’s week 5 in the 6 week design challenge, otherwise known as One Room Challenge, hosted by Linda from Calling it Home.
If you’re just joining the fun you can get caught up on Week 1 || Week 2|| Week 3 || Week 4. In week 1 I introduced you to my current event design office known as Sarah Sofia Productions and laid out my plan for transforming it into a glam office fit to inspire all my event design and planning!
In week 3 I was successful in completing several DIY projects such as these fun marquee letters for SSP headquarters!
We are in now in the home stretch as we finish Week 5. A special thanks to Linda and all of my cheerleaders from Instagram, Facebook, and of course your wonderful comments!
Week 5 has been super challenge, productive and a short week! Some of you may be wondering why this post is happening today and not Thursday and have even reminded me that the big reveal isn’t until next Thursday. However, as I write this I still have to pack for The Southern Coterie Conference in Charleston that begins tomorrow and I won’t be returning until Sunday. This is the first time I’m getting professional photos taken, which means you need lead time to schedule the photographer, have them take the photos and then have the photographer send the photos back to you. The styled shoot was scheduled today and I had everything but my glam office ready to be photographed. More on this later.
Back to all the fun DIY progress! I literarily spent all weekend finishing my long list of DIY projects. I finished making my HomeGoods find more glam with some coral Sherwin Williams paint and anqtiue gold rub n’ buff on the inside trim and a some over the coral.
I found this great gold leaf accessory a few weeks ago at Hobby Lobby and simply painted the black base coral to match the coral campaign dresser and photo board.
Next up was finally tackling my Ikea silver chandelier with Rub n’ Buff Antique Gold!
You can see what a difference the Rub n’ Buff has made when you contrast it to the silver.
I also used the Rub n’ Buff to my white shelves to make it look luxe and carry the gold and white color.
Another Ikea Hack was using Rub n’ Buff on the white Kallax shelving units and adding marble contact paper. Seriously loving how these turned out!
I love how my Target Dollar Store plastic container now looks luxe and matches with the white and gold striped linen lamp shade. Here’s a before and after:
In keeping with the gold and white and added some white and brass spray paint to my metal file cabinet and the look is much more glam!
The last BIG DIY project is the gold leaf desk! I touched up the legs with brass metallic spray paint to match the filing cabinet. While I was nervous about the gold leafing processes it wasn’t as bad as I had anticipated. However, it does take time and patience. I had to run back to Michael’s for the 3 time that weekend to buy more gold leaf sheets.
Here’s my punch list for Operation Sarah Sofia Productions (SSP) Headquaters:
Buy Ikea glass shelves, spray paint gold and add marble contact paper -Leaning towards keeping my white shelves and adding gold leaf trim.Due to budget and style and decided to keep my current white bookshelf and used ruff n buff antique gold for trim. Buy desk or make current one more lux– Touched up legs with brass metallic spray paint and put gold leaf on the top. Buy coral office chair– Budget is tight and decided to pull chair from living room Finish coral campaign lacquered finish, replace brass hardware & convert into filing cabinet– Need to finish polishing hardware and I’ll be finally finished with this pieces after working on it for almost a year. Gallery wall above coral campaign Accent wall above coral campaign with either removable wallpaper or stencil– Buy curtains Buy rug Paint silver chandelier gold– Used ruff n’ buff antique gold Buy small seating for vignette– No longer in my budget and don’t wont the room to look too cluttered. Gold bar cart for happy hour!! (Don’t get me started on the faux bamboo glam bar cart I passed up at HomeGoods last fall or the great looking pieces from Target!)-No longer in my budget and I have too many other long table top pieces that the design just won’t work. Accents for coral campaign Nate Berkus gold dog tape dispenser
- DIY spray paint gold scissors to match gold tape dispenser
Hang curtains (I’ve done this twice and it’s fallen down) Move hanging wire basket to wall behind the door and hang wall décor Paint existing picture framesand get new matting Purchase SSP marquee metal light letters for gallery wall and get my DIY design on!– Finished cutting out gold sparkle letters and putting string of lights and bulbs in. Decide on sunburst mirror to hang on current wall mirror-Decided current framed wall décor and framed art work would look better and fits my budget.
- Style and photo shoot: Rescheduled for next week
If you’re just joining the ORC fun you can get caught up on ORC Spring 2014 Master Bed Room here:
ORC Fall 2014 Operation Big Girl Room here:
You may also be interested in my other design projects and design related posts such as my kitchen in progress here and here, family room in progress, front entryway, living room, and Backstage Pass to High Point Furniture Market, coffee talk with Charlotte designers and ORC participants, designPost Interiors and Simple Stylings, here and here.
I’m in the process of updating my younger daughter’s coral and robin’s egg blue bedroom, and hope to share the photographs from today’s styled shoot with you next week or right after ORC, so stay tuned!
Until next week friends! If you have checked out the other participants you must stop by Calling It Home and see what the buzz is all about in blogland!