week 5: one room challenge

this is week five of the one room challenge, with just one week left to finish.  the logo/link to the right will take you to the creator extraordinaire, linda's blog calling it home.   it will also take you to some of the other wonderful designers whose work and progress you can view...there are some really amazing designs so definitely visit.

if you are a new visitor, my weekly progress and design plan can be found at these links:

week 1
week 2
week 3
week 4

modern jungle funk update

this week, the alternate desk showed up on my doorstep!  it's from world market, as a lacquered campaign desk was not in the budget.  so, i took the liberty to paint and find a paint that would look like a shiny lacquer finish.  i used an oil-based, industrial-type paint from benjamin moore.  and, i would give the exact name/type of paint but label on the can is all covered up with paint!  i called the store and the paint is called super spec high performance metal paint.  i used less than a half a quart to do one coat.  this not so good diy project person is just proud to have painted a whole furniture piece.


as you can see, the paint is super glossy.


this is after one coat...and the only coat this desk will have.  i am thinking of adding hardware or at least a drawer pull.

my alternate pillow fabric is being sewn into throw pillows this week.  i've found lots of other pillows on my shopping trips for this room.  here are some of the colors and textures that may make into the final styling, or maybe not.



making progress here (despite my beloved laptop dying, and learning how to use a mac instead of a pc).  looking forward to next week and the reveal...styling is one of my favorite things to do!  xoxo, dana













15 comments:

  1. I'm digging the black glossy desk! I might have to do that to my white desk I just got from west elm. And it looks great with the fabrics you chose for the pillows! Great job!
    -Lauren

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    1. thank you lauren. my first time using oil-based paint to get a lacquer-like look! i used benjamin moore's super spec high performance metal paint (had to call the store for the name...i had so much drippy paint it covered the label). good luck with your desk, dana

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  2. Looks like you did a great job painting the desk :) I can never get gloss paint to look as smooth as yours. Good luck in the final week, can't wait to see the finished product!

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    1. hello kathleen. the paint is not super smooth, i like it this way though as it goes with my design...it shows a bit of the wood texture but is still shiny like a lacquer. another coat would smooth it out possibly. see the comment above if you'd like to try out the paint i used. dana

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  3. Great job painting the desk! It looks beautiful!! I love the pillows too. Can't wait to see how you style everything! XO

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    1. it was a task...i really admire those who enjoy painting furniture! here's to making it this far. xoxo dana

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  4. Love the high gloss black! So beautiful and classic. You can never go wrong with a campaign piece, in my little opinion! Those pillow combos are FAB! Can't wait to see your big reveal!

    XO,
    Krista
    www.goodwillglam.com

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    1. why thank you krista! lots of styling will be taking place over the next week. have a great weekend, dana

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  5. WOOOO. I love that sexy glossy black. I am very excited to see the final reveal. Good luck this week.

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    1. lol..."sexy glossy black"! good luck to you as well. still amazed at your penny work. dana

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  6. I am in love with the desk! May have to put that paint on my list ;) looking forward to next weeks reveal!

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    1. thank you darci! the desk has classic lines and styling at such a bargain price. dana

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  7. Love the high gloss paint!
    Shelia
    www.houseofhighlands.com

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    1. thank you shelia. happy monday, dana

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  8. Love what you've done thus far! I've been eyeing that desk from World Market for over a year now! Needless to say, we need a desk that kids will not get into, ha. Looking forward to your big reveal! A few more days, we got this!

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