ORC Guest Room Makeover: Week 5

May 5, 2016


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Hi everyone! Can you believe we have one more week before the final reveal of our One Room Challenge? If you read my Makeover Madness Blog Hop on Tuesday, you saw this picture of our guest room. It’s come a long way from Week One right?


If you’re new to the blog, here are the links to Week Two, Three, and Four

It’s amazing what a little paint can do! I was sent Velvet Finishes to give my old furniture a makeover and now it looks completely different. You can update a room with a small budget just by using paint. 

This week, I also updated this black mirror with some paint. We’ve had this for over 13 years and it didn’t really fit in anywhere in the house so it was stored in the guest room along with the rest of the hodge podge furniture.


I gave it one coat of the Opulent (light gray) Velvet Finishes paint and then another coat of white chalk paint I had on hand. I finished it by distressing it with some gold rub-n-buff. I used the same method for the vintage table but left out the gold distressing.

IMG_1447-1I think Emmy approves!! I love the result and it’s now perfect for this room right above the desk I transformed last week. The gold really added some character and vintage charm. Here’s another example of what rub-n-buff does.


Those are the handles for the vintage desk. The new gold handles against the grayish/white desk look so fresh and chic!


Jimmy also helped me install the large acrylic frame from my sponsor, Highland Hardware. They were generous enough to send me the largest sized frame, 30X30 and I’m in love with the brass bolts along the corners. It’s modern, clean and really makes your art work pop. Next week, I’ll share the artwork I displayed in there for the final reveal. (You have to peel the sticker off the acrylic as it’s a clear frame)

IMG_1442-1I’m so happy with how this room is looking especially now that the furniture is all painted along with the lamps. It’s truly come a long way!


IMG_1436-1My sweet sister-in-law, Linda wanted to sponsor me for this challenge as a way of saying thanks for helping her decorate her new home. She generously provided the beautiful white bedding and pillows from Homegoods, chenille throw from Costco, Ikea pillows, and gold mirrors from Homegoods (not shown). Thank you, Linda! 


I can’t wait to show you the final reveal next week. Last night, Jimmy installed the beautiful chandelier from Lighting Design and it’s a show stopper. Thanks you so much for following along and a huge thanks goes out to my sponsors for helping me with this complete room makeover. 

Be sure to check out all of the other bloggers’ progress for the ORC here. Have a wonderful day!

*EDIT: Here are weeks OneTwo, ThreeFourFive and the Final Reveal.


Let all that you do be done in love. I Corinthians 16:14

This post is linked up with Poofing the Pillows, Decor to Adore, At Home with Jemma, White Spray Paint BlogPieced Pastimes, and the Inspiration Gallery

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  1. Reply

    Amanda @ Old House to New Home

    Those lamps are absolutely stunning! I am loving everything about the room and can’t wait to see the final reveal! And that is so nice of your sister-in-law!!

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      Yuni Min

      THank you so much, Amanda! Yes, my SIL is really amazing!

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    Sarah Sofia Knepp

    WOW, what a major transformation you’ve done already! This is a beautiful room and I love you’re little helper! Can’t wait to see it on reveal day; let’s do this!

    1. Reply

      Yuni Min

      Thank you so much ,Sarah! It’s definitely come a loooong way. So glad to have participated!

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    Nikki Gwin

    Oh. My. Goodness. AMAZING! I can’t wait to see the final results. How could it be any better? πŸ™‚

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      Yuni Min

      Thank you so much, Nikki!! That’s so kind of you!

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    This is beautiful and so serene. I love the way you are redoing things you already had. That’s such a great thing to do. Love, love the bedding! Emmy is a doll.

    Happy, happy Thoughts of Home. πŸ™‚

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      Yuni Min

      Thank you, Stacey!! Emmy is definitely my lil sidekick for all the projects around here. Thank you for the encouragement!

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    Beautiful room!!! Isn’t the One Room Challenge Awesome?! I can’t believe the reveals are next week!

    I love the newly painted furniture and the newly painted mirror (I’m a little obsessed with white lately)

    Lauren | Lovely Decor

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      Yuni Min

      Thank you, Lauren!! It really is!! I’m so glad I participated because the room is totally different now. Thanks so much again for stopping by!

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    Jenny @ Refresh Living

    The room is coming together! I love how light and bright it looks and I can’t wait to see the final reveal next week!

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      Yuni Min

      Thank you so much, Jenny!! It’s definitely a whole lot brighter!

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    Jen @ Fresh Crush

    Love the mix of gold and grey! Can’t wait to see the final reveal next week!

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      Yuni Min

      Thanks for stopping by, Jen! So glad you like the mix of the colors πŸ™‚

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    The bedroom is gorgeous, πŸ™‚ I love the soft and warm colors you choose for the challenge. Have a wonderful weekend and look forward to the reveal

    1. Reply

      Yuni Min

      Thank you so much, Maria! Hope you have a wonderful weekend too!

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    Vicki and Jennifer Fenton

    Yuni – your room is just gorgeous! We can’t believe you have anything left to do. Your space is so bright and cheerful! Can’t wait to see your reveal next week!

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      Yuni Min

      Thank you, Vicki and Jennifer!! One more week!! Good luck, friends!

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    It looks gorgeous!!!!! I can’t wait to see the reveal next week!

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      Yuni Min

      Thank you so much, Samantha!! I can’t wait either!

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    Your guest room is so pretty and so calm – the perfect place for company to relax and get a good night’s sleep! I got grey shades for my lamps, too. I’m really starting to like grey more. I used to think grey was too trendy (probably just 2 months ago!) I think the gold and grey look great together, too. I also really like your new bedding.

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      Yuni Min

      Hi Lucille, thank you so much for stopping by! Haha glad you’re liking grey more. I find it to be a great neutral and goes with so many other colors. Thanks for your sweet comment. Great call on the grey lampshades!

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    April R - Uncookie Cutter

    Yuni, I honestly can not even believe that is the same room!!! It looks amazing. Like, totally unreal good. Can’t wait to see the chandelier!

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      Yuni Min

      Thank you, sweet April! I appreciate that so much!! Can’t wait to reveal the chandelier πŸ™‚

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    I love the soft colors you are using in this room, very beautiful!

    1. Reply

      Yuni Min

      Thank you so much, Roxanne! I appreciate you stopping by! Hope you had a wonderful day!

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    Katy {ashadeofteal}

    Your room already looks great! I’ve never used rub-n-buff but I love how the hardware turned out.

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      Yuni Min

      Thank you, Katy!! I love that stuff and use it on everything! πŸ˜€

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    Carrie at Kenarry: Ideas for the Home

    Wow! This room is really coming along beautifully. I’m looking forward to seeing the big reveal this week.

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      Yuni Min

      Thank you so much, Carrie!!

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