Is it really possible that it is already week 3?! If you ask my knees and fingers they will say, oh yes it is!
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The plywood planks are all down!! We will be staining and adding the varathane top coat over this Easter weekend. Will be having a sleep over at my sisters house while the floors cure.
Here is a little peak at the new plywood planks. (pretend you don’t see the wall behind!)
I have gained a huge appreciation for the air nailer. At first I was scared to make a mistake and was letting Tim do all the nailing, but after a while I wanted to give it a try! Had I known how easy it was, I would have taken over earlier! My new favorite power tool.
I also had a chance to make over an old brass lamp I will be using in the living room.
Here is the before…..a really sturdy two toned brass lamp base with a lovely ivory pleated shade! Functional, but not my style.
And the after……a couple of coats of antique bronze spray paint, the pleated shade switched out for a burlap shade from a broken lamp I had hanging around, which I painted with some $2 craft paint!
You might remember my inspiration from Pottery Barn, which would have cost well over $200! Total cost for my makeover. $8.00. Yeah me!
I also picked up a couple of things at Target on clearance. I love that we have Target here in Canada now. Their Threshold line is the best! I plan to hang some hooks on the wall behind the door, and thought the wicker basket will hang nicely there and hold incoming mail and such. The blue glass vase was too good to pass up for $4.00!!
I have picked the floor color, but you will have to wait until next week to see what color we went with…….or did we leave it au natural??!! Only one wall left to paint. Working on sketching out a floor plan.
So, there you have it. One Room Challenge – Week 3 in the history books!
Come back next week as I will have lots to share in week 4!
That lamp is fantastic! I love what you are doing and I can’t wait to see the reveal. Can’t believe we are already starting week 4!! Good luck this week.
Linda @ Calling it Home says
I love what you did with your lamp. The floors look good, and I can’t wait to see them completed. Good luck.
I can’t wait to see what color the floor will be! I love that lamp! Things are looking pretty good!
Beth (designPOST interiors) says
I love a good knock off! Nothing better than calculating how much you saved!
mrs. V - Chez V says
Floors are looking great! The poly we used on our floors had to cure for 24 hrs before walking on them with stocking feet and 72 hours before bringing any furniture back and 7 days before rugs etc. But, we have kept furniture off them for as long as possible and added the paper you saw in the pictures. We got it at Home Depot. High quality paper designed to protect newly finished floors etc during reno.
Thank you so much for the information. I literally am biting my nails about this big step!! I will have to find myself some of that paper to cover the floors, I have seen it many times on HGTV shows, but didn’t realize it was made specifically for flooring!
Great makeover on the lamp….what a savings:)
Can’t wait to see the floors! I’ve been following along with you since you started the ORC. We have similar floors on the first floor of my home that I’m debating covering. I had thought about new hardwoods but your plywood idea has me so intrigued.
Love the lamp and the target finds! And that wicker basket is amazing! Cant wait to see what you do next week.
The floor looks beautiful!
$8 lamp?!?! Wowzers. It looks fantastic. And the planks look awesome. Can’t wait to see them done!
Alana in Canada says
Great job on the lamp! Can\t wait to see those floors. Our Target’s here have a hard time keeping the shelves stocked. Two of three stores here are practically empty. So disappointing.
Alana, we went from having no Targets to 3 all within 10 minutes of our house. It is great to check them all out for their clearance stuff. Something different at every store 🙂
The lamp turned out great! Good finds at Target–I was just thinking about how to handle my own mail situation. Can’t wait to see what the floor color is!!
Angela, blue i style says
The lamp and lampshade look great!!
Brooke @ Putter Home says
Great lamp knockoff! You nailed it.
Thank you! I am pretty pleased 🙂
Love what you did to the lamp and shade!
Krista @ Goodwill Glam says
You’re getting so much done! Love your lamp redo!
Lookin’ good! Love the lamp transformation!! Those are great scores from Target too! Can’t wait to see the floors 🙂
The lampshade looks great! I can’t wait to see the color you choose for the floors!
I’m happy to see you finished laying your floors! They are going to look wonderful stained. Have a good time finishing them this weekend!
That lamp is awesome! I can’t wait to see the floors! Great job!
Oh my gosh! I can’t wait to see more of those gorgeous floors!! And love your lamp!!!