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Bedroom Refresh Week 2( One Room Challenge.)

one room challenge week two

Since I started the one room challenge, it’s resulted in me being more organized with my time management skills. I get as much done in the day so that I have time to design my post at night. I really love it! So here we are at week two, where I started with the vintage doors that I created into a lighting fixture.


one room challenge week two horchow sconce

  • Two Vintage doors (found them at an antique shop for $75.00 for the pair)
  • Paint Stripper
  • Sander machine
  • Lighting Fixture (Parisian Acanthus Sconce)

one room challenge week two door tutorial


You want to do this step fairly quickly because the fumes are not very pleasant, so make sure you wear a mask. Pour the paint stripper on a 6×6 square section at a time. Remove with a paint spatula. Once all the paint is removed, and the doors until smooth. Now you are ready to paint them with oil-based paint. This will give the doors a polished look. Later, sand down all the edges to create a distressed appearance.

one room challenge week two


This part you will need to either know a little about electrical wiring or hire an electrician to install the lighting fixture. The lighting fixture that I purchased from Horchow was a sconce style fixture. I needed to drill a hole big enough to fit a long electrical cord in the center of the door. That way I could plug the cord into the electrical outlets on each side of the bed. My electrician drilled a hole for me and installed the lighting fixture to the door. He was brilliant enough to attach the electrical cord to the end of the sconce because originally there was a wire coming out of the fixture.

one room challenge week two

Here are the doors positioned on each side of the bed. It’s a perfect fit! My biggest challenge right now is finding the right artwork or pictures above the bed. I don’t want to take away from the doors, but I also want color…any ideas?!

So what’s next? I think I am going to work on bedding, side tables and color for wall decor. Looking forward to seeing what other designers are doing for week two.



  1. WOW! This is so unique! I have never seen anything like it and I LOVE it. Excited to see where the rest of the room goes during the ORC!

    1. Yep, love it too! It is quite unique and not that hard to do except for the stripping of the old paint! thats a must to create that smooth texture

    1. April, Thanks for pinning this and you are more than welcome to make them for your home, let me know if you ever do..
      Hugs Maria

  2. These doors are amazing! I love how they bring pretty details to you space but will also be functional. Just gorgeous. Hope your day is a fun one, CoCo

    1. Its a pleasure!CoCo, Hopefully the room becomes functional, we shall see! Trying to see if I can find some colorful wall art this week.

  3. How gorgeous! I love how easy it is to actually do, but oh boy how expensive it looks! I can’t wait to see more!

    1. You made my night! That was the whole idea of doing this DIY, create something that looks expensive but easy to do. You can also use them in different part of the house.

  4. WOW! Such a stunning feature! I love these door/lights, they have so much character and charm! Can’t wait to see the bedroom come together!

    1. It was a good choice to use this for my redesign of the bedroom. Initially I was planning to use them in different part of the house. Glad I stuck to my plans. Thanks Maria

    1. Kristin, so excited that this project has 4 more weeks! Trying to search for colors for wall art..Hope you are getting tons done.. Maria

  5. I LOVE what you’ve done with those doors! I cannot wait to see this reveal-beautiful!

    1. I heard that this weekend was going to be pretty raining in my neighborhood, so I am thinking of working on my bedroom challenge, but if the sun shines ill be outside. Have a great weekend and thanks for all the love.

  6. I did this on a smaller scale in a recent guest bedroom. Your doors/sconces look totally fab.

    1. I would love to see your version! These doors are one of my most favorite projects yet! Maria

  7. Maria I adore the direction that your room is headed towards! You did SO much better than I did in my room this week.

    I would love for you to share this post at Thoughts of Home on Thursday. I think my readers would really enjoy it!

    Good luck in the upcoming week!

    1. Laura,its a pleasure to share my OCR on your party! Will head over sometime soon…Busy writing a post tonight! Hugs

  8. Whoa. Hold the phone, you are making all the rest of us look bad! Those doors and lighting fixtures are AMAZING!!!!!!! Super excited for this makeover.

    1. Erin,
      Thanks so much Erin, I hope you have a great weekend and enjoy your family.

    1. Kris, many thanks, its really nice to hear that. I almost changed my mind with these doors! ๐Ÿ™‚
      Have a grand weekend! Maria

    1. Carrie, thanks so much for stopping by on your busy schedule! today i am heading to see what i can find in the local stores for some colorful art work. Hope you have a fun and relaxing weekend! I strive for those ๐Ÿ™‚ Maria

  9. Wow…we are swooning over this beautiful bedside lighting. We heart your vintage doors and design style.If you can send some of your ORC organization our way we would greatly appreciate it LOL. Cheers to a great week!

    1. Thanks so much for the loving compliment!I shopped all weekend looking for ideas for the walls and accessories! Found a few items. Hope you are having a fabulous weekend. the weather has been so breezy and sunny. MARIA

    1. ๐Ÿ™‚ You are so sweet, I really happy I met you and everyone! Thanks Maria

  10. So creative! I love all the texture the doors bring to the room! Just beautiful.

  11. Hi Maria,

    Yesterday Thursday Favorite Things went live and when I woke this morning and looked through my reader I realized I had a complete oversight on including your blog post in this weeks highlights. It’s a theme of doors, barn doors, and pretty much every type of door project I found. Your DIY bedside lighting is incredibly beautiful! I’m so sorry for not having your beautiful post on there yesterday evening, but it is there today.

    Thank you so much for joining us at Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop.

    Reinvented Collection

  12. These are BRILLIANT, Maria! I don’t know that I’ve ever seen doors used as wall sconces. They are really beautiful! Also, you mentioned the paint stripping fumes, and wondered if you’re familiar with Citri-strip? It smells citrusy, and they say it’s safe enough to use indoors. (I don’t know if I would go that far, but it’s not bad at all!) Thanks so much for sharing, Cynthia

    1. Thanks for the tip, I could have used something like Citri strip. Glad you like the door sconces.Maria

    1. Have a fabulous weekend, hope to accomplish many of my last minutes details for the OCR.

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