ORC: Week 5 - Dining room Makeover

Welcome to Week 5 of the One Room Challenge, and thanks for following along. I am in total disbelief we have only one week left before the grand reveal. I must say, it has been an exciting, yet intense four weeks, but I am super happy I did not rescind. Slow and steady wins the race, so 'hang in there' my fellow participants.

Take a look at my DIY brush stroke lamps. They are now done and ready to shine, (pun intended)...ha!

I cannot tell you the many times I shook my hands while holding the brush, to calm my nerves before painting. All fear took flight after I did my first test-run on a sheet of paper. 

As luck would have it, the lamps came out looking quite lovely. I love them so much I plan on using this same technique again. My next step now, is to find two shades that match them. 

The buffet drawers are stained, and the color is starting to set in. 

I am still on the hunt for artwork, after receiving two orders with the glass broken into pieces, ughh! But not to worry; challenges and successes work together for a great show. After today, the next post should reveal a finished and completed dining room space. Check out my weekly progress by clicking on each week's link; Week 1, Week 2, Week 3, and Week 4. Thanks for stopping by, and kindly pay Linda's blog a visit to see more than 100 rooms in progress. 
A big thank you to my sponsor Lamps Plus for helping to make this makeover possible!
Have an excellent day/weekend, and please remember to reset your clocks backward 1 hour this Sunday night!


  1. Those lamps are gorgeous! I love Jana Bek's brushstroke lamps, but not so much the hefty price tag - these are a perfect look-for-less. Can't wait to see the rest of your room - good luck!

  2. Delia, those lamps are amazing! You did such a great job on them, you can't even tell they are the same ones! Good luck for the last week, can't wait to see your dining room next Thursday!

  3. You did such a great job on the lamps, Delia!! I can't wait to your beautiful dining room next week!

    1. Thanks Emy :). I am quite anxious to see your bathroom reveal as well.