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ORC – WEEK THREE – FURNITURE PAINTING DECISIONS

ONE ROOM CHALLENGE – LINKING EVENT – WEEK 3

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THESE WEEKS ARE GOING WAAAAAYYYYYY TOO FAST!

How is it THURSDAY ALREADY??? My head is spinning…this month has been a whirlwind! And here we are and it is time to give you an UPDATE ON COOPER”S BEDROOM!!!!

When we left off…Cooper’s bedroom was being painted Benjamin Moore’s HORIZON.

COOPER'S COLORS: BENJAMIN MOORE - CHANTILLY LACE, GRAPHITE, BLUE DENIM AND HORIZON
COOPER’S COLORS: BENJAMIN MOORE – CHANTILLY LACE, GRAPHITE, BLUE DENIM AND HORIZON

HORIZON is a very soft, very pale warm but not too “greige” gray. It is perfect if you think you could almost go white, but are just not ready to have NO COLOR…and this color is a PERFECT backdrop to other colors…and brightens the room dramatically!!!

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NOW WE SWITCH GEARS FROM WALL PAINTING TO FURNITURE PAINTING

COOPER is very involved in his room makeover and has final say on most decisions…when I say MOST…any “NO’s” I have to say usually have to do with BUDGET constraints…for example…I found my youngest looking at $13k dollar rugs one day…and he said …

“MOM! Wouldn’t this be great???”

to which I replied…”YES, when You can afford a 13K rug…by all means…go for it…but for now…let’s check out these ONE KINGS LANE! My Boy has very expensive taste!

……..another “battle”, not really a battle as much as a challenge of wills…and territory rights… has been over Painting the DRESSER….we got this dresser at the HABITAT store for $80. It has AWESOME lines…I absolutely LOVE this dresser, good large strong drawers for teenager sized clothing which in Cooper’s case is now grown-up sized clothing…I have some fantastic Bamboo inspired handles that I got on ETSY 3 years ago..just because I loved them too much and I can just PICTURE the transformation…paint this dresser A CREAMY WHITE OR BENJAMIN MOORE GRANITE—-ADD THE BAMBOO HANDLES —- BUT…Coops says “NOPE, I like it the way it is!” and so, it is going to stay the way it is….and I will just have to find another project for my ETSY Bamboo drawer-pulls!

COOPER'S $80 HABITAT STORE DRESSER
COOPER’S $80 HABITAT STORE DRESSER
COOPER LIKES HIS DRESSER "AS IS" SO THAT IS HOW IT WILL STAY....for now....
COOPER LIKES HIS DRESSER “AS IS” SO THAT IS HOW IT WILL STAY….for now….

NEXT UP – PAINTING THE BED

COOPER'S BED - PAINTED BENJAMIN MOORE "WHITE OPULENCE"
COOPER’S BED – PAINTED BENJAMIN MOORE “WHITE OPULENCE”

COOPER HAS a “HAND ME DOWN” bed …which was once Phoebe’s but is now 100% his. It is a 1960’S Beautiful VINTAGE-INSPIRED piece which came painted and which has since been re-painted OFF WHITE. I wanted it to be almost a tone off from the walls BUT DEFINATELY not soft or delicate…I remembered I had some of this great color which I had color-matched to the kids bathroom consoles…..

the Kids "Martha Stewart" bathroom consoles are very beautiful greige...which I had color-matched, initially to fix a scratch...but have gone on to paint other pieces in the house
the Kids “Martha Stewart” bathroom consoles are very beautiful greige…which I had color-matched, initially to fix a scratch…but have gone on to paint other pieces in the house

and then painted the living room sideboard with…

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…it looks AMAZING….HERE IS A SNEAK PEEK….

COOPER'S BED PAINTED MY CUSTOM MIX ---"LESLI'S CONSOLE GRAY" I AM HAPPY TO GIVE YOU THE FORMULA!
COOPER’S BED PAINTED MY CUSTOM MIX —“LESLI’S CONSOLE GRAY” I AM HAPPY TO GIVE YOU THE FORMULA! THE QUILT IS FROM CRATE AND BARREL – I GOT IT FOR TATE LAST SUMMER – BUT COOPER DECIDED HE LIKED IT!

NEXT WEEK WE WILL TACKLE ALL THINGS FABRIC INCLUDING PILLOWS AND RUGS AND BEDDING AND SEATING! THERE ARE ALL KINDS OF “RECYCLING” PROJECTS TAKING PLACE IN THIS CATEGORY!

PHOEBE'S BLUE CHAIR
REMEMBER PHOEBE’S BLUE CHAIR???? SEE IT’S NEW HOME NEXT WEEK!

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CHECK OUT THE 20 –  ONE ROOM CHALLENGE GUEST PARTICIPANTS AND TRACK THEIR PROGRESS TOO! THE challenges run the gamut, from color changes and swap outs to contractors and walls removed and gut renovations…you are likely to find many scenarios that are in your orbit right now and LOADS of INSPIRATION!

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I AM HAVING SO MUCH FUN FOLLOWING THE PROGRESS OF THIS TALENTED GROUP!
SEE YOU NEXT WEEK!
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6 thoughts on “ORC – WEEK THREE – FURNITURE PAINTING DECISIONS

    1. YES! IT is important to note that this should be mixed in Benjamin Moore paint, all bases are different and the outcome will NOT be the same if you use a different base/manufacturer
      BENJAMIN MOORE ADVANCE SATIN
      FOR A QUART – 7921X QUART
      Y3 0X 4.5
      S1 0X 3.8125
      S2 0X 11
      B1 0X 0.0625
      R3 0X 1.0625

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