One Room Challenge Week 3 – Painted Piano

Slow and steady is the name of the game over here for the One Room Challenge and my living room progress. Although it doesn’t seem like much has been completed, the painted piano feels like a huge accomplishment in itself. Keep reading to see what other little details are coming together!

painted piano living room makeover progress

After some deliberation, I decided to use Rustolem Milk Paint in Eclipse for our painted piano (which is the same paint I used for the vintage dresser makeover).

painted piano with Rustoleum Milk Paint in Eclipse

I’m really happy with the results – it’s a dark, true black with a colonial feel. After I seal it with the finishing cream, I’ll share all the details!

vintage captains chairs

I’m still debating some of the furniture pieces but did dust off these vintage captain’s chairs we discovered on craigslist a few years ago. My husband spent hours sanding them down to their warm, natural wood.

boho style rug

Also, I decided on this boho style rug which I think will work really well in this space. As I’m looking to add more functionality to our living room, a large soft rug seems like a great idea. Not only does it offer some texture to this square box, but I’m hoping we can use this space for more game nights and cozy reading times.

Check out all the other One Room Challenge entrants by visiting the ORC blog! Also, you can follow along my process on Instagram and all of my One Room Challenge posts.


  1. Hi Allisa. I saw a pin from you with a small chest and a horse picture over it. My name is Madeline I’m an Interior Designer putting together a mood board for a project. I found where the art is from but would you know the vendor for the chest? Please if you have a moment I’d appreciate it if you could help me out.
    Thank you

    1. Hi Madeline,
      Thank you for your message. The dresser is a vintage find that I sanded and refurbished. Sorry! I often include all sources on my Instagram account @allisajacobs – best, Allisa

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