One Room Challenge Week 3


So we are in week 3 for those of you following along on the Spring 2017 One Room Challenge. (Here is the link to check out all participants) Graciously hosted by House Beautiful and Linda @ Calling It Home

Weekly Recap:

Week 1      Week 2      Week 3     Week 4     Week 5   Week 6




 So….. we have now experienced the challenge part of the One Room Challenge.  I must eat my own words, on the prior proper planning prevents piss poor performance. You see I had found a great rug online from a company that will remain nameless…because I still love the company, even though they are out of my rug!!!! Which I found out when I went to order at the end of last week, the size I needed was sold out… not back in stock until July 4th…..YIKES!!! Well let’s just say I saw stars, stripes and fireworks!!!! Well, that was not going to work at all, so I busily started trying to locate a second choice for the indoor/outdoor rug. You know how it feels when you get your heart set on something, and you just can’t have it and that one thing is all you can focus on, and you think nothing else could possibly do!!! Yep, well there you have my week 3 challenge. Oh but on the plus side, I have ordered all of my soft goods, which includes the drapes, bedding and the new 2nd choice replacement rug ( not the one pictured below) . We shall see if it can live up to the ideal rug that I have built up in my own mind.  

“So, other than that Mrs. Lincoln how as the theater????” Despite the slight melt down I had over the rug debacle we are still moving forward I have also obtained most of the hard goods for staging the room for the reveal. I am however still looking for a full sized mattress, as the possible sponsor that contacted me, has not called back to confirm they can work within my timeline. So in order not to be behind, I am moving forward, with the thought that they can not accomadate my criteria or deadline requirements. 

A SURPRISE???  I  LOVE Surprises !!!

Oh and now it is time for the “good news” of the week. I have procured a “surprise antique item” which will be an add to my  DIY list, as a complete refinish to add to the space, not seen on the inspiration board. So be sure to check back in at the reveal to see our surprise antique, Hehehehe it makes me giggle a little when I think about it…… “that’s right” an antique that makes me giddy!!! Can’t wait 3 more weeks? You can catch a sneak peek of the mystery DIY as a subscriber at


As far as projects go this week, we purchase and applied the haint blue paint on the ceiling. Which is actually Sherwin William DCR075 Piazza Blue  from the Historic Architectural Collection. They actually had to look it up for me, so you may have to ask for it by name and number. I obtained this color from the SCAD historical design group for the historic preservation homes in Savannah, GA during a visit years ago I just squirreled away the information for a rainy day. Although haint blue comes in several shades of a pale blue/green I just think the historically accurate color was the way to go. Another project we decided to tackle this week is the ceiling fan. I currently had a very plane and basic outdoor ceiling fan in solid white. Which works, and was only about 6 months old, but it was boring. After looking for a rustic outdoor ceiling fan I was highly disenchanted with my options. Most of the styles that had aesthetics I liked either had fan blades that were too big for the space, or it hung too low from the ceiling and not rated for outdoor use. Which will result in those not so flattering, droopy blades you see out there all over the place. So I decided if I can’t find one to buy, I will make one instead….. yep another DIY. We removed the fan to paint the ceiling and while it was down I painted the blades with Amy Howard Selznick Grey  and the body of the fan with Rustoleum Galvanized Metal  spray paint.  I the result is amazing, just see for yourself. Here is a closer shot of the fan blades. I was going for a driftwood color. As you can see the wood grain texture is so real yet so fake. Just like a fake tan so is my fan!!! Obviously I am getting tired as the project is moving along,  as I am now making horrible puns.

This week we will be starting on the construction of the pallet day bed. The pallet boards are all prepped and ready to go. Below is a copy of the blueprints for the DIY build. We are thinking that due to size the bed will be constructed into the 4 pieces as shown below and stained separately. Then the pieces will be move up 3 floors to the master screen porch where the entire bed will be assembled as one piece. 



Don’t forget to check in next week, as we should be almost done building the day bed frame, refinishing that secret antique find, and hopefully hanging some outdoor curtains on a lovely iron plumbing pipe rod.

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EXTERIOR WALL PAINT- Dorian Gray Sherwin Williams TRIM PAINT- City Loft Sherwin Williams FLOORS- Thompson Water Sealer Acorn CEILING FAN-52″ White Ceiling Fan Home Depot CEILING PAINT-DCR075 Piazza Blue Sherwin William CURTAINS- Outdoor Weighted Panels White Ballard Designs MATTRESS- Hampton & Rhodes 6.5″ HR100 Firm Mattress Firm of Cumming (see Aaron) MEMORY FOAM MATTRESS- 4″ Gel Foam Mattress Wayfair  MATTRESS COVER- Waterproof/Bed Bug Blocker Hypoallergenic Wayfair  MATTERESS TOPPER- Waterproof Mattress Topper Wayfair EURO SHAMS WHITE & NAVY- Clairebella 200 Thread Count Wayfair BEDDING/QUILT- Cynthia Rowley Blue Green Medallion, HomeGoods HELLO HANDSOME/GORGEOUS PILLOW CASES- Wayfair  END TABLE BASKET- Jacquelyne Lidded Barrel Basket Pottery Barn  WALL MIRROR- Wall Mounted Votive Holder Pottery Barn LARGE GLASS URNS-HomeGoods DRIFTWOOD VASES-HomeGoods  CHEVRON THROW PILLOWS- Wayfair,  ROUND THROW PILLOW HomeGoods, TASSELED THROW- Anthropology (similar) EMBROIDERED THROW PILLOW- Pier 1 (similar), BLUE & WHITE TICKED THROW PILLOWS- HomeGoods AQUA THROW PILLOWS-Overstock. EURO SHAMS QUILTED TURQUOISE- Overstock RUG- Ross 





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  3. I have revisited this post to get the drawing for this pallet bed, I think I have talked the husband into building one now that he sees the expense of those bed swings, lol. Plus these can be bigger and will accommodate our 100 lb puppies that like to lounge with us.

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  22. Well I guess I don’t have to spend the weekend figuring this one out! Thanks for the blueprints.

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  26. Thank you the ceiling turned out great!!! Yeah the rug was a bummer but I really like the new replacement, and now I have forgotten all about the other rug 🙂

  27. Thank you, good luck with your project as well. For the fan I only used the Amy Howard Paint on existing white wood grain blades. I applied it in a faux brushing technique to allow some of the original white to show through. Good luck on your ORC!!!

  28. The fan looks amazing! You did such a great job on creating that driftwood feel. I love it!

    I’m going to be giving a driftwood finish to my dining room table this weekend, it is the last paint project of my ORC…yipee! What else did you use besides the Amy Howard paint?

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