One Room Challenge - Week 5: Redesigned Finds

Only one week left in the One Room Challenge hosted by Calling it Home and House Beautiful and while everyone is sharing sneak peeks of photo shoots on Insta this weekend, I'm working around the clock refinishing furniture ... I can do this!

Twin Beds to Daybed

You may remember Lily's twin beds from Week 3. I found these at a yard sale for only $20 for the pair a few years ago. They were red velvet, dirty and faded but I loved them and could envision them with a little redesign. I had some leftover cream chenille from reupholstering our vintage couch a couple of years earlier and it was just enough for these.

I wanted to give Lily more space in her room and decided that a daybed using her tufted headboards would be the perfect solution. Knowing this little project was above my skill level I enlisted the help of my talented brother, Lily's Uncle Paul, from Brancon. In just a few hours he created the perfect base with some plywood and stock legs from Home Depot and voila!

DIY Dresser

Next up is Lily's dresser which needed to be "hot pink with drawers that would slide easily". While Art Deco furniture is more my style, Lily gravitated towards French Provincial so we picked up a $40 dresser on Kijiji that we both loved. After painting in Ralph Lauren's "Palm Beach Pink" it was as good as new!

Kate Spade Inspired Desk

In Week 4 I shared the mood board and design inspiration for Lily's redesign including a "spotted desk" from Kate Spade that she fell in love with. What can I say - she has expensive taste like her Mommy! Clearly this desk is not in the budget so we found a little hall console table on Kijiji with similar Queen Anne style legs like her dresser that was short enough and narrow enough to fit neatly in the window alcove in her room. 

 Lily's Desk - Before

Lily's Desk - Before

While I had every intention of painting the console table white and adding black spots, it was becoming extremely difficult to find a desk chair that would fit underneath. I pulled this spotted redesigned stool (also a Kijiji find) from my closet and it was the perfect fit! Now to finish painting her desk white and adding a few Kate Spade inspired touches ...

DIY Dyed Curtains

As you can see, Lily's bright yellow curtains turned out beautifully and they were so simple to make! Four plain white IKEA drapery panels turned bright canary yellow thanks to a little yellow dye and warm water in the bathtub. 

 DIY Dyed Curtains

DIY Dyed Curtains

Redesigned Bench

This bench is one of my all time favourite finds and was purchased for a few years ago at Goodwill. Thanks to a little splurge on Kelly Wearstler's "Channels" fabric, this bench plays well with everyone and has taken centre stage in several rooms of our home over the years. It's now going to be the perfect addition in Lily's new spacious room.

Vintage Lamps

Last but certainly not least, these Value Village and Habitat for Humanity ReStore lamps will now call Lily's room "home". I found the dog lamp at Value Village for $8 and it sat at home for a while with some other finds. I was working on a tween room for my friend's daughter and thought it would be so cute in her new room. However, when I was in the process of packing it into our car Lily burst into tears (full on tears) and professed her love for it. Needless to say, the lamp stayed. 

As for the gold ReStore lamp, I'm pretty sure it's a fire hazard it it's current state so it has to be rewired ...

So much to do and so little time but I'm excited to show you how everything will come together in Week 6 - the final week of the One Room Challenge!

- Carley