So it’s week 3 of the One Room Challenge. We are half way there and I am feeling good about things. If you want to catch up on week one and see what my scheme looks like click here. Want week 2, click here. Thanks again to Linda at Calling it Home and House Beautiful magazine for this fun event. I really do love a challenge!
Guys we did it. We made progress. Major progress. The floors have been sanded and clear stained (is clear considered a “stain?”). Because my son’s surgery went really well, and he was comfortable (and very sleepy) we were able to get some stuff done in the room over the weekend. If you follow me on IG you’ve seen firsthand all the hard work Craig, my husband, put in.
One of the reasons I loved this house so much when we first saw it was because of the wide plank wood floors upstairs. Even though I had suspected, I never knew for sure if they were the original floors. Then the other day, I ran into the former homeowner and she confirmed that they were original and that when they bought the house, they were buried under linoleum floors. Yikes. The floors are gorgeous and even though they are dinged and there are caverns between planks, I love them for their character. They look so much better now that we put some love into them!
Also, the drawers got their finishing touches and second coat of blue paint. The color is insanely beautiful and such a pretty pop when you walk by the room. Happy happy.
The rug I had ordered will most like arrive just in time (fingers crossed that the lead time the company gave me is accurate).
I hemmed and hawed for 3 days about what color to paint the walls. I went from wanting a dark blue to thinking it was too dark for a kids room. So then I convinced myself to go light grey. And well friends, after having bought the gallon of light grey paint, I changed my mind at 3:30 last night. Yes, in the middle of the night. So I’m trusting my instincts on this one and going for dark. I’m gonna have Ace and Benjamin Moore color match Hague Blue by Farrow and Ball. Not that I don’t like Farrow and Ball. It’s just more economical because Mama is on a budget. I’m pretty excited to get that color up! Not to worry, I’ll be using the light grey color in the entryway of our house. It’ll compliment the Ellie Cashman floral paper that’s going up. More on that space at a later date.
Farrow and Ball Hague Blue (Via House Beautiful // Cochrane Design)
Wallpaper will go on the ceiling next week. And since I have the paper hanger coming, I’m having him do 2 other projects around the house. I’m thrilled because I’ve never had wallpaper and have always wanted it.
Liberty Hardware is sponsoring me with knobs for the drawers and light switch plates (see below). Thank you so much to them! I’m so appreciative of their partnership. It’s the details that make the room come alive, don’t you think?
I don’t think I’ll have a hanging fixture in the room. But I could change my mind on that… cuz I’m good like that.
So that’s that. I still have to paint the room and trim and closet doors. And of course style it up, my favorite part.
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Jessica Brigham says
Mary, you weren’t kidding!! I love that you’re wallpapering the ceiling, too. Such a great idea!
I want to see what that wallpaper will look like in your space…I’m so glad wallpaper is back in style for all of us who lived through the wallpaper borders of the 80s! 🙂 Best of luck for your ORC!
I’m happy it’s back too!