March 13, 2013

One Room Challenge – Finishing Touches

Is it really almost over? Yep, the most recent One Room Challenge Spring 2013 edition is almost complete.  What is it? The One Room Challenge is 20 rooms & 20 Design Bloggers kicking butt and taking names in 6 short weeks. This is week six so I’m showing you the final touches on the Girl Glam Apartment I’ve been working on in Downtown Victoria and next week is the big TA DA!  If you want to catch up with my project from the start it’s all here.

Here’s what I’ve been up to this week…

We ordered these awesome nesting tables from (who now deliver to Canada)…..LOVE!


And I scored an antique brass floor lamp for $69 at Home Sense / Home Goods…Score!

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My client purchased a couple new pieces of art via Etsy during this whole process and we re-used and re-purposed several items she already had (as I love to do) in order to create this gallery wall behind the couch…SUPER AWESOME!

gallery close - final

Another Home Sense / Home Goods purchase was this handsome hammered little buddy…SO CUTE!


A few more details… I made her a pillow in the same fabric as the dining room chairs, and found a mercury glass bowl at winners and a crystal polar bear at the Da Vinci Flea Market for a little bling bling…Polar Bear is My FAVE!

050 - finalAnother update was a new lampshade. Old style to drum style shade…but obviously the base was already cool 🙂


I also did a small DIY project using some vintage postcards and some grass-cloth wallpaper.  The budget has run out, but my client had a few more gold frames that were unused and I had a few vintage postcards and a remnant roll of grass-cloth. We put our stuff and our heads together and simply cut the grass-cloth to size and stuck the postcards on top, cleaned the old glass and voila! Free and Fabulous. The postcards depict the Empress CP Hotel and the BC Provincial Legislature…the two most iconic buildings in our beautiful city of Victoria BC.

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So that’s it. I was creative and used what she had and made thoughtful classic purchases within a very tight budget. Check back next week to see my final photographs!

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March 13, 2013


Nicole Scott