Is it really week 5?! Where has the time gone?! I feel like I have made so much progress on my One Room Challenge, yet still have so much to do. The time is ticking away. If you need to catch up, you can review week 1, week 2, week 3, and week 4.
I really want to show you everything, but I don’t want to ruin the reveal. So here is a quick discussion of what I have done this week.
The chair has been upholstered, correctly this time.
The night stands have been painted.
The board and batten is almost complete.
I still have to do the headboard.
I still have to put all the hardware on the nightstands.
I still have to touch up the paint.
I sprayed my IKEA Rast night stands in my fabulous orange paint. (Daring by Sherwin Williams). I am so glad I chose that pop of orange. It is so much fun and really punches up the space. So here is my little “how-to” discussion on that paint job.
First of all, the RAST furniture is raw wood. You must prime it before you paint, otherwise the paint will really get soaked up into the wood. That means it will take a ton of coats to get the desired color. What I do when I prime is I tint the primer with a little of the paint I’m using. That way the paint gets better coverage. It’s a little trick I use instead of paying for a dark or tinted primer at the paint store.
I wanted a smoother finish on these nightstands so I sprayed them using my Home Right Paint Sprayer. That thing is the BOMB! It’s not as strong as an industrial sprayer, but it’s a great price and covers as well as a can of spray paint. And I can use it with whatever paint I want.
In order to seal and really smooth out the finish, I ended it all with Amy Howard at Home Clear Lacquer spray. Awesome! It is very smelly, but gives a nice sheen to the painted product. Don’t you just love the color? It was a bold choice, but this room needs some pop!
As for the board and batten…. it’s been a learning curve. You all are in for a tutorial or two regarding that! But I really like it. And I really like my nail gun. I can’t wait to start painting it!