My how time flies when you’re having fun or working against a deadline. Week 2 of the One Room Challenge link up is here already and all I have to show for it are mountains of dust and a scratched cornea. General ORC details here. Background on my master bedroom makeover and WK 1 info here.
So, back to my WK2 updates and Project Chinoisy Safari Chic which really should be renamed Paintmaggedon. On second thought, scratch that. It should be called Project Sandlot as in Smalls You’re Killing Me With All This Sanding and Prep Work Shit. As you will remember from WK 1, our bedroom walls are plaster board and covered with layers of dimply paint. In order to get the dark, shiny walls of my dreams, we have to sand the walls to a SMOOTH and level surface, which is no small task since we are doing everything ourselves. Armed with power sanders and tons of 40 grit sand paper, we have finished sanding 2 of the 4 walls. Next comes a skim coat to level the surface as there are so many high and low spots. And then more sanding. So, yeah, the Sandlot.
In other news, I picked up another little project for the room. My search for an affordable Imari style lamp was proving to be about as successful as the search for the Fountain of Youth. I stumbled upon this vase at a consignment shop and was immediately smitten. Nice curves. Check. Lovely design. Check. Affordable. Check. So I got a wild hair to turn this into a lamp. Ordering parts today. Fingers crossed I don’t electrocute myself.
Now go over and visit this week's link up page to see what everyone else is up to this week! 70+ participants!!!!
kisses, mrs. V