Thursday, April 20, 2017

One Room Challenge: Home Office week 3

If you are just dropping in for the first time you can catch up on week 1 and week 2 by clicking on those links. And thank you for stopping in from Calling It Home! I've been so thankful for the response I got from last week's update concerning my desk dilemma.  It's kinda fun realizing that there are actually people out there on the internet who are reading about my little home office makeover, AND care enough to weigh in and help me out. So THANK YOU!!!  I definitely appreciated the feedback and we decided to just go for it and use the BIG desk. It's going to be more work, it needs some love, and its definitely NOT the easier option so hopefully we wont regret it.

So here's what we have been up too.

 We decided to buy the rug I had chosen on the mood board, which is from West Elm and was on sale, and we LOVE it!  Besides looking awesome in our space it is also so soft and pretty. I know I should roll it back up and wait until we put the room together so it can stay looking brand new and clean but because we love it so much we haven't put it back away.

Also  I love how it still keeps the floor light  in the room while adding much more interest and color than the last rug we had in there.
And the little bits of dark blue coordinate with the entry rug without competing with it, and it also compliments the rug that we have in our main living space which you can see from the front door. So we have harmony between all 3 and that's what I was hoping for. 

Next I went and bought a paint sample just make sure we still liked the color I chose and painted it on the wall.

And I knew right away that I wanted it so the next morning I went and got everything I needed to paint it and after prep, the whole wall was done in one hour. Thankfully the baby was asleep or else it would've been much longer. And great coverage on that paint!

The paint is called Blue Note by Benjamin Moore
 And I have never painted just one wall before so I was a little nervous about how I'd get that crisp line in between colors in the corners of the room but thanks to awesome painters tape, it was a cinch, I just took it off carefully right after I was finished, so the paint was still wet, and it totally worked, Frog Tape is awesome!
 See that crisp corner?!
 That chair has never looked so good :)

Now I feel like we are getting somewhere, And I cant wait to show you more, This week we are hoping to get the ceiling and shelves in, plus I think some things we have ordered will be here by then so please come back and check in. And if you want to catch any updates be sure to follow me on Instagram.

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  1. Ohmigosh, that rug is beautiful!!! I can't wait to see how you style that blue wall, I'm sure everything will pop!

  2. I am in love with that painted wall! And you're right, the chair looks amazing against it :)

  3. Love that paint color. Never would have guessed it was a blue. Can't wait to see the final product. Looks great so far.

  4. Wow! I love the color of the accent wall - it looks stunning! And it goes perfectly with the carpet.

  5. I love it! I can't wait for next week's update:)