One Room Challenge: Week Two

One Room Challenge from The Styled Soul Week Two

 

Last week when I decided to participate in the One Room Challenge, totally spur of the moment and at the very last minute, I had no plans for the guest room.  All I knew was that I wanted that room to double as my office and I wanted a cool bed. I absolutely love this headboard from World Market and that was the one photo that I shared as my inspiration.

 

World Market Wicker Headboard

 

And it still is. But sadly, this headboard isn’t going to work. Because of the height it won’t fit where I want to put it. So I decided to go with an upholstered headboard after all. But I’m still going to pull this element into the room with some ottomans I recently found at a thrift store.

One Room Challenge from The Styled Soul Week Two

At $8.00 each this was a pretty insane find. I found two of them and I am completely obsessed with them. I think they’ll work at the foot of the bed to give the room that vintage element. Speaking of the bed, I ordered the fabric for the DIY headboard from fabric.com.

 

 

One Room Challenge from The Styled Soul Week Two

You can never go wrong with black and white. Especially in such a fun print. Now I just have to decide on a shape. I’m really leaning towards a structured look with clean lines. So no tufting and minimal curves.

Now let’s talk about the desk I found at AT Home! I’m so excited about this desk. It turned out to be the color inspiration for the room.

One Room Challenge from The Styled Soul Week Two

I just needed a writing desk but I didn’t want it to be basic. I have this thing with pieces that mix materials. Metal and wood is always a winning combo and the indigo blue serves as the inspiration for some color in this space. But when I got it home and pulled it out of the box I knew the color of the base wouldn’t work. It was way too yellow.

One Room Challenge from The Styled Soul Week Two

So I removed the base and refinished it with my favorite gold duo. Metallic gold spray paint and gold leaf. I like to apply gold leaf randomly then go over it with the spray paint. This helps to seal the gold leaf while giving the metal a more aged and heavier look.

On Room Challenge from The Styled Soul Week Two

One Room Challenge from The Styled Soul Week Two

The base is looking so much better now, you’ll see. Follow along here, on Instagram or Facebook as my ORC plan comes along. It should be fun to watch as the panic sets in around week four.

stephanie