One Room Challenge Week FIVE and Dip Dyed Decor

One week left!!!! Weeeeeeee! I’m so excited! Here’s a little preview of the room:

Dip dyed wooden animal bust

It’s not done. There is so much more to do but it’s getting to the really fun stuff. Crafting, hanging wall decor and styling. The. Best. Stuff.  If you want to go back through the previous weeks of my One Room Challenge guest participant journey. That’s here:

week 5 – Almost done! (Today)
Thursday, May 11th (week 6) – The Finale! Reveal the room!

I have things still on my to do list but they’ll all get done.  Today, I want to show you one of my favorite projects for the room. 
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I dip dyed a few pieces of decor and I’m in love. If you’ve been around House Homemade for a while you know that my love for dye runs deep.  On the design board for the room I had that cutie-tootie unicorn bust:
See it? Well, in my tendency to be really, extremely cheap, I just couldn’t fork over the $20. Plus I love a good DIY if I can swing it so, I set out to create my own…..head art?
My little Nickerbean and I were wandering the aisles of Target when I saw this on clearance. It was perfect. I loved that it was wood and loved that it was on clearance. Obviously.
First of all, it was pretty fun to assemble and would have looked great as is.
But I mixed a packet of this dye. Poured it in a bucket. And dipped the sculpture in.

Dip dyed wooden animal bust
Oh my love. 
Dip dyed wooden animal bust

The longer I left it in, the darker it got. I tipped the bucket to get different pieces of the wood wet. I flipped the sculpture over to get a little ear and antler dye-action.

It looks so cool if you ask me. My pumpkins could not understand why we didn’t cover it in pink glitter like the one in the picture on the box. Then they couldn’t understand why I only partially dyed it. SHAME ON ME.

Here it is in all it’s purple glory.

Dip dyed wooden animal bust

I also dyed the edges of a round piece of wood that will become a lazy susan.

I even used a medicine dropper to get some splashes of dye.

Once I got the layered look I was going for, I let it dry and sealed it with mod podge.

If you look in the mirror’s reflection, you can see the lazy susan with tons of tools and stuff I’m using the finish the room. I’ll show it to you again next week.

Dip dyed wooden animal bust

Let me just tell you, it was really hard to practice restraint and not dye everything in sight. This is all I did. I was so proud of myself. Things could have easily gotten out of hand. 

As for the check list I’ve been marking off? Let me show you that one final time.

patch holes and paint ceiling and walls and closet
build platforms for bookcases and bed
prime and paint built ins
wallpaper built in wall around window
build IKEA bookcases
trim built ins
make roman shades
paint art table
diy lazy susan for art supplies
paint bar stools
stain toy crates and desk top
create desk and desk wall
sew day bed pillows
diy large wall art
diy pendant light
install ceiling fan
organize toy storage/ donate all the toys ; )
hang artwork
stage the shelves with toys, books and plants
make the room look amazing with thrifted finds, etsy goodness and DIY’s galore

Check out other guest participants here.

I’d like to thank my One Room Challenge sponsors. They’re making this happen and I’m so grateful.

Please oh please come back next week to see the room reveal. It’s gonna be good!

Thanks for reading, friends.

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10 thoughts on “One Room Challenge Week FIVE and Dip Dyed Decor

  1. Jessica, this is the cutest idea! I can't wait to share it with the readers on The Creative Circle Link Party this week! Thanks for sharing!

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