Thursday, October 16, 2014

ONE ROOM CHALLENGE // WEEK 3


It's Week 3 of the One Room Challenge, a trademarked online room makeover event created by Linda of Calling it Home. Today, I'm linking in with all of my design crazy web-mates to reveal progress on the architectural paneling and trim work that now faces what was formerly a 22-foot blank state of a wall.  For months we kicked around ideas to transform this hard-to-work around wall and finally landed on a simple, classic paneled design that added the visual interest we were lacking. Being more of a minimalist, I was concerned about tricking it out too much. But I'm so very happy with the design we landed on.  

By the way - that's my pops up there, making my dreams a reality - again.
 So here's a look at 'er all gussied up in her first coat of white. In the end, three coats of Benjamin Moore 'White' Semi-Gloss brought us to a beautifully smooth finish. The counter to all this white is the now dark accent wall that will sit behind our bed's headboard. After a lot of samples and teasing by the paint guys at our local Ace Hardware (thanks a lot guys...), we went with 'Nightfall', also by Benjamin Moore. I gotta tell you... I am in love with this color. It photographed a little bluer here, but in reality, it's a charcoal gray with a just hint of brownish green. I especially love the way it darkens up at night and the way our recessed lighting plays off of it. Tres sexy... 
 The house has been a torn up mess for 3 weeks because, when I do a project, it typically turns into at least 3-4 other small projects. I'm taking a little heat from the dude on this, but so far he's been pretty patient with the state of things and has been pitching in to move things along. 

In other news... nobody blogs about the One Room Challenge uniform. Please tell me you have one? Mine typically involves the same pair of jean shorts I've worn for the last two weeks, a ball cap and layers of paint splattered t-shirts and sweatshirts. I aspire to be one of those bloggers hammering and drilling away with a perfect manicure, but alas... with this 6-week deadline, who really has time for that? Let's be honest. The day is a success when I wash my face.

So, in summary, the house is a mess, I'm a mess, but we've made quite a bit of progress on the modern, sophisticated master we've always wanted. 

Minus 3 weeks until much needed manicure. 

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11 comments

Summer Hogan said...

I'm dying over those walls and I can't wait to see how the rest comes together! Loving it!

Natasha at The Simply Luxe Life said...

Oh my goodness! What a difference all that architectural work makes! Beautiful!!!

sharon smith said...

Yes, I'm inspired and intrigued. I'm going to be doing this in my entry and staircase. Color choice is off the hook!!!
Sharon

kcinteriors said...

Those walls are perfect. I love the panel design that you chose. This is going to be so good.

mrs. V | Chez V said...

Head over heels in love with the new paneled wall. Head over, I tell ya.

celine@aquahaus said...

OMG. The walls are killer. Excited to see the light/ dark juxtaposition. And you're a genius for bringing up the ORC uniform, though I'm sad there was no pic. I will post one next week though. I look haggard!! usually wearing my 5th grade intramural basketball jersey. #sohot

Mary@ I Like it Lovely said...

Those walls! I'm jealous. So gorgeous. Love the accent one for sure.

kate@willowinteriors said...

Holy cow, that paneled goodness and nightfall wall!!! Amazing! And I know what you mean about the mess, my husband is always amazed how the ORC literally takes over the whole house and the black paint under my nails from this week is just going to have to stay till it's all done. At least it halloween season and people may think i did it on purpose. :)

Christine Dovey said...

Two of my absolute favourite things are black walls and panel moulding so you've hit my biggest loves on the head in this room- love, love, love!

Kim@The Green Room Interiors said...

Love where you're headed with this project!

The Pink Pagoda said...

What a wonderful idea you have for the walls, Erin! And the panel design! Can't wait to see it all come together!

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