It's week number five here in the One Room Challenge. Next week is reveal time baby, so we are in the final stretch. This week found me in a trifecta of fun.
First, I set out to restore this arch lamp that I found on the street. That's right, it was a street find. It isn't an original Arco lamp by Castiglioni, but I still think it's pretty rad. My guess is that it was left out on the street and that no one else grabbed it because the stone base was chipped, its shade was very badly damaged and this thing weighs a ton.
I repaired the base and hacked a dome that I bought at Ikea. You can read about that repair job in more detail here.
Next, I started working on this gaffers tape painting that is intended to bring a punch of color and fun to the room.
Ever since I started following Donald Drawbertson on Instagram, I have been in love with gaffers tape. It is just so friggin fun to work with. It's fast, it's fun, it's easy. For those of you who follow this blog with regularity, I am still working on the tape job in the closet under my stairs (it has gotten a lot brighter since then).
And third, I started to try to figure out my fabrics for this room. This might sound crazy to some, but I like to keep my textile choices relatively fluid. The top one is for the chairs that I profiled last week, so everything has to play off that. The pink plaid is going to be a throw for the white couch. The rest are for pillows that I still have to make. Not sure if I'll be able to incorporate that green plaid or not, but I liked it so much that I bought it anyway. Everything came from Mood (yes, the fabric store from Project Runway), except the exquisite red and purple lambswool, which came from Satin Moon here in the city (they have no web page but are an awesome source if you're local).
I made a bunch of piping. The color is very off here. The fabric, which is wool, is a dark turquoisy green.
And I started the cushion covers.