ORC Progress Update: Week 4

ORC Progress Update Week 4-10

Well, the week I was most worried about – Week Four – has all but come to an end…and I survived….cue Cool and the Gang! Here’s a look at the progress we’ve made on Week Four of the One Room Challenge…

How to Stencil a Concrete Floor Like a Pro

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Of all of the projects related to the master bedroom makeover, stenciling the concrete floor was the task I was most excited and also the most nervous about. I’m happy to report we finished this project in plenty of time and it’s totally fabulous! Here’s a look at how we completely transformed the bedroom floor with the help of Royal Design Studio Stencils…

Prepping a Concrete Floor for Stenciling

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Thank you guys so much for all of your sweet words of support and encouragement from our post on the One Room Challenge Week Three Progress Update. They helped me to keep going when I had to spend the day ripping out the rest of the carpet in the bedroom. It was so much work but we finally made some headway and prepped the concrete floor for stenciling. Here’s a behind the scenes look at that part of the process…

ORC: Week Three Progress

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I was heading out to the store early Monday morning to stock up on supplies. I was on the phone with my mom when I heard myself say, “There’s a chance we’re not going to make it. I don’t know how we’re going to pull all of this off. “Here’s a look at the progress we’ve made for Week 3 of the One Room Challenge…

Painted Dresser in General Finishes Lamp Black

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When we first started planning the elements of the bedroom for the One Room Challenge, we were fairly certain we would be keeping all of the furniture. As soon as we decided to paint a few of the pieces, I immediately thought about Lamp Black for the dresser. I fully understand black can be a tough sell but I could not stop thinking about how amazing the rich color would look when given a chance for change. Here’s a look at how Lamp Black completely transformed the dresser…

Creating Faux Bronze Hardware in 3 Easy Steps

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I spent a good portion of last Thursday morning painting a ten drawer dresser for the One Room Challenge bedroom makeover. As soon as I finished painting, I knew immediately I would have to do something about the silver hardware. So, I headed to our local big box craft store and found some knobs that would work. The only problem was they weren’t exactly what I needed. Here’s a look at how we married new knobs with old back plates and created a faux rubbed bronze look in 3 easy steps…

A $30 Window Upgrade

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Before we started all of the festivities from the weekend we managed to accomplish a few things on our project list for the One Room Challenge including a $30 window upgrade. Here’s a peek at how this simple upgrade changed the look of the windows…

ORC Update: Week Two Progress

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This week…you guys…what a week! I don’t really even have the words to adequately convey what this week has been like because it’s been THAT all over the place. There have been so many changes to our original plan. Here’s a look at our One Room Challenge progress for week two…

Cleaning Wax Brushes with Ease

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Yesterday, I shared a post on weathering furniture with paint and part of that process is brushing dark furniture paste wax onto the piece of furniture with a wax brush. Well, it wasn’t until I had finished buffing and staging the nightstand I realized I had no idea how to clean out my wax brush. Thankfully, I discovered a quick way to clean them with ease. Here’s a look at how you can clean your wax brushes too…

How to Give Furniture a Weathered Look with Paint

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By now you may already know we’re currently participating in the One Room Challenge. I know it seems like 6 weeks is a long time to get a room completed from start to finish but we’re entering into week 2 and I swear it feels like our list is a mile long! We’ve been looking for a way to change the look of the existing bedroom furniture and found a way to give furniture a weathered look by layering paint. Here’s a peek at how you can create a similar look too…

A Step by Step Guide to Board and Batten Installation

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You guys, I swear it feels like forever since we talked about starting on the home office makeover! We spent a few weeks researching decorative wall treatments like wainscoting, shiplap, tile, and paneling. Ultimately, we chose to install board and batten in the office because we felt it best fit the style of the rest of the house. Here’s a look at our experience in case you’re thinking about installing board and batten in your home too…

Spring ORC: Master Bedroom Makeover

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About this time last year, we embarked on a diy and decorating adventure called the One Room Challenge. It was so much work and yet so much fun turning my office from an outdated space into the beautiful and functional office of my dreams. So it’s in this same spirit we’ve decided to participate in the One Room Challenge again this year by making over a space that is WAY overdue, the master bedroom. Here’s a peek at our plans…

The Easiest Way to DIY Robin Eggs

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I was looking to make a quick Easter centerpiece when I came across the egg basket in my inventory closet and decided to give the eggs a bit of an update.

Farmhouse Easter Basket Ideas

Farmhouse Easter Basket Ideas - The Crowned Goat

Did you guys see the season finale of Fixer Upper Season 4 last night? I swear every season just keeps getting better and better. In celebration of the season finale I thought it would be fun to put together some ideas for a Farmhouse Inspired Easter Basket. Here are a few things to consider for your favorite Fixer Upper fan…

Spring Front Porch Tour

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A couple of weeks ago my bestie S asked me to meet up at our local home improvement store. We needed to pick up a few supplies for the spring front porch and the office makeover. The terra cotta pots flanking each side of the front door are fairly large so we selected pretty flowers that were also budget friendly. Here’s a look at the plants we chose for the Spring Front Porch Tour…