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One Room Challenge Week 4: Greenery & Gold Accents

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Hello! Welcome to my fourth week of my first One Room Challenge!

This week we’re focusing on greenery, painted pots, and gold accents. But before we dive in, make sure you check out the week 3 progress from all of the other guest participants here and my last three weeks of progress posts here:

Week 1 | Week 2 | Week 3

Here’s what the room looked like as of last week, week 3:

dining room with white curtains and a rug

It’s really coming together. But it needs some plants. And I’ll be completely honest: I am accumulating too many plants. I suppose I could stop buying them, but they are the best way to decorate.

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So today I’m sharing a few paint makeovers that relate to plants. For the first one, I wanted to do something a little bit different: a plant stand! I decided to use the Ikea Satsumas plant stand, one of the new-ish Ikea pieces, in this room because I like its modern look. It’s an affordable option, and like most Ikea products, it’s kind of screaming to be given a personal touch.

I was compensated for this plant stand makeover through the DecoArt Blogger Outreach Program, a program I am honored to be a part of! I love DecoArt products, and I LOVE how this plant stand looks in my home! For the dipped legs, I used my absolute favorite DecoArt Americana Decor Metallics color, Antique Bronze.

Here is the plant stand in my mom’s dining room when I first finished it:

painted plant stand with plants

I decided to customize a few pots (different sizes here) to go with the metallic dipped leg plant stand as well. What do you think? The plants are from Ikea as well! The Ikea in College Park has really stepped up its plant game.

crispy wave fern in a white and gold planter

This makeover was really easy, too. To see the entire tutorial, head over to DecoArt project gallery!

So what else am I up to?

(Remember to wear an appropriate mask while working with paints, stains, and finishes. Follow the directions and warnings from your particular brand.)

Organizing and repotting my plants, that’s what. 🙂 And painting some new pots so they’ll look lovely in this space! Here is one I painted using DecoArt Americana Decor Satin Enamels in Classic Black.

gray clay pot
painting a clay pot black

I taped off the lip using Frogtape and painted it using Americana Decor Metallics in Antique Bronze (I told you I loved this color).

painting a clay pot black
painting a clay pot black and gold

While the black only needed one coat, the bronze needed two. Here’s the first coat dry before I re-taped it and painted the second coat.

painting a clay pot black and gold
painting a clay pot black and gold

And the final coat of bronze! How beautiful is this?! This is a fake plant in this one…I have a mixture of real and fake plants in this area. 🙂

clay pot painted black and gold

Here are a few more of the lovelies for the room:

cactus planted in a painted teacup
gorgeous snake plant in a gold pot
large palm in a gold pot

On last week’s post, I also had a reader, Laura, point out how ugly my floor vents were. And she was right. Their light tan color really stuck out like a sore thumb on our dark wood floors, and I couldn’t stop looking at them after she pointed it out! How could I miss that? She recommended these, but there are three in the room, so I opted to just spray paint them to save some cash. I used Rust-Oleum oil rubbed bronze. What do you think?


empty dining room with white curtains
plain brown floor vents


spray painted floor vents

Such a difference. Thanks, Laura! 🙂

Here’s a recap of the next few weeks:

  • Weeks 1 & 2: Select paint colors and paint walls; replace light figure
  • Week 3: Find and install blinds/shades; find & hang curtains; decide on rug (reuse or buy?)
  • Week 4: Order sliding glass door solar shade; paint plant pots; re-pot plants; plant stand
  • Week 5: DIY art piece and remainder of wall art; re-finish desk top; install solar shade
  • Week 6: Done!


Wednesday 8th of March 2017

What is the the circumference of the individual white dishes on the plant stand? I'm trying to figure out the biggest pot I can get on there.

Brittany Goldwyn

Thursday 9th of March 2017

Hey Grace! Sorry for my delayed response. I just measured and it's about 25 inches. The diameter is 8 inches.


Thursday 10th of November 2016

I have some antique bronze paint left over from a project. I need to pick up some black & make some planters. Thanks for sharing at the Inspiration Spotlight party. Shared

Brittany Goldwyn

Friday 11th of November 2016

Thank you, Theresa!

Cristina at Ava's Alphabet

Saturday 5th of November 2016

Your painted pots turned out awesome! I love how simple and elegant they are. Pinned and sharing. Thanks so much for linking up at Family Joy Blog Link-Up Party last week. I hope you will join us again starting Sunday at 12 EST.

Brittany Goldwyn

Sunday 6th of November 2016

Thank you Christina!

Carol, The Red Painted Cottage

Thursday 3rd of November 2016

How did I miss this last week? I love plants in a room and I really love how you transformed your pots! Totally awesome! I can't wait to see the final reveal, Brittany!

Brittany Goldwyn

Thursday 3rd of November 2016

It's hard to miss this many plants ;) Thank you!


Wednesday 2nd of November 2016

Those bronze and black pots are amazing!! I'm loving this room!

Brittany Goldwyn

Thursday 3rd of November 2016

Thank you Ruthie! I just love that Antique Bronze color.

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