One Room Challenge Week 5 - Down To The Wire


Wow guys!  It is Week 5 of the One Room Challenge.  I feel pretty good about where I am and panicked at the same time.


Got a couple deliveries coming in hot. The shelf, light fixtures and headboard installed.

My DIY project this week was to makeover the little stool I got at the thrift store.  

This stool will always be the purchase that got me my first Senior Discount!  No really.

Little did I know that Tuesday’s you get a 20% discount if you’re over 55 at Community Hospice Hope Chest. The clerk was looking at me, trying to decide whether to take the risk and ask. Since I didn’t know there was a discount on Tuesdays, I thought she just really liked the lip color I had on as she studied me. But then she went there...very politely. I blurted out “yes” without thinking when she said, “you’re not 55 are you?” Yes. Yes I am! Loud and proud. So with my senior discount, my little stool cost a whopping $8! 😉 This is a high five when I’m trying to do this project on a budget.

All the discounts please.


To give this stool a makeover I sanded a million layers of paint down.  


I used a white spray paint with primer and gave it two coats.

Using a trash bag, I taped off the legs of this cutie and sprayed them gold to create that dip dyed look. 



I flipped it and touched up a couple spots but it was a really quick project. 


She’s feeling so much better about herself!

Next week is the big reveal for all the One Room Challenge participants. So its crunch time. The end game. Down to the wire. All the cliches. Agh… I want to show you so many things but all will be revealed for this little Guest Room makeover next Thursday.

Here we go…

Please follow the other exciting room reno projects here, check out the ORC blog for the featured designers and guests participants like me!

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My Secret to an Easy, Inexpensive Way to Change Your Decor

It’s officially Christmas decorating season. One of my favorite times to decorate my home and the homes of my clients. Before I get started and things get cray, I wanted to share one of my favorite ways to update your home.


We all know that pillows are an easy way to update your decor but an even easier option…pillow covers! Yep, that’s right. Maybe you have a pillow problem like me? But storage can be a problem…am I right?

For seasonal or holiday changes switching a few pillows out with new covers can give you a whole new look…for very little moola!

Bonus points because whenever the current season is over, you can zip them off, throw them in the washing machine and depending on the fabric, either hang to dry or toss in the dryer. Then fold and store them flat.

Below are some of the ones I’ll use for Christmas and keep the Winter ones on into January.


Some of my favorite online sites for pillow covers are…

Amazon… here

Etsy… here , here and here.

Ikea…one of my favorite places to shop for covers year round. If you can’t make it to one of their stores, shop online here.


No matter your style, there are pillow covers to help you change up your decor for the seasons in minutes!

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