October 23, 2014

One Room Challenge - Week 4


Hey guys, well it's week 4 of The One Room Challenge and I have to say I'm having so much fun!  So far we've painted the walls a warm gray.  Added bamboo shades and simple white curtain panels.  The dark art before has been primed and repainted by yours truly - although I'm pretty sure it will be revamped again because it's looking a bit light.  Okay if your new here and missed the Before picture of this room go here.

So at this point the room is really a blank slate and is ready for new lighting, accessories and COLOR!

Here's the first Design Board I made for the room...

 I really love the soft silvery blue armoire and gray/yellow color combination in this board.  However it hit me a few weeks into this challenge - that our home's overall design is very neutral.  And this is my chance to have some fun with COLOR!

So here's the final design board below.  I was inspired by this navy blue armoire below from Emily A Clark, and will be painting our armoire this same color - Benjamin Moore's Hale Navy.  

Final Draft...

I found this pillow on the left on Etsy and was really drawn to the subtle ikat design and fun colors.  And you won't believe where I found this pillow on the right.  Hobby Lobby and it cost, are you ready for this, just $9.99!  Okay if you haven't seen their new pillow cover collection you have to check em' out!  They have so many great colors and pattern choices.

Finally I ordered this flush mount ceiling light from Room & Board and am soooo excited to take down our existing ceiling fan/light combo and replace it with this sleek and sophisticated light.  Yes, I won the ceiling fan battle!

Ahhh, our kids are going to be entertaining their friends in style ;)  Actually my goal is to make this space a comfortable and stylish bonus & media room we all can enjoy - kids and adults!

Okay, Friday and over the week-end the priming and painting of the armoire begins.  So check back next week for a sneak peek and I also hope to have the new light installed!

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  1. I love the addition of the blue cabinet and accessories!

  2. Thanks Christine, the room will have so much more color than before!

  3. Good luck painting your armoire this weekend! I really like the Etsy pillow you picked out. It would look great in my family room!

    1. Thanks Wendy, if you search "blue ikat" pillow on Etsy you'll find it!

  4. I saw the same ikat pillow on Etsy yesterday and almost bought a set for my living room. I'm still debating! I can't wait to see how it looks in your room!

  5. Love the new plan with navy, so pretty, Jane! I couldn't have been more thrilled the day our ceiling fan/light came out of our family room, enjoy!!

  6. Love the lighting and pillows Jane, can't wait to see you pull it all off together!

  7. Jane,
    It's coming together! I appreciate the honesty in showing both designs. Things change along the way. Your paint color on the armoire is fantastic!!!! I'm not sure how hard it is to keep up, but sitting here watching is really fun. See you next week!

  8. The pop of blue is perfect. It was nice to read that you are having fun. Usually, there are tears by now :)


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