This really feels like it’s happening now–with the red walls! The One Room Challenge linking participants are now at week three of the project. Check out all the fellow linkers at Linda’s place–we’re all working our booties off!
Since last ORC post, I painted the walls, and the trim painter starts tomorrow. I LOVE the deep burgundy walls. It really makes the space a destination on the top floor. You can see that the white trim paired with this paint color dates the room to 1990s-early-2000s dining room status. But painting the trim in the same color will modernize the color and look–I’ll show you next week!
In other news, the West Elm Parsons table came in…but I noticed it was damaged after my daughter and I put it together. Always inspect first, note to self. West Elm was great about issuing another table. The blinds arrived and will go in next week after the trim painters are done. Fabric is in for the window seat cushion–will get that to the upholsterer tomorrow. Chris starts on the built-ins today. Rug is in–just needs to be cut and bound. So, all in all, we’re trucking along, toot-toot!
The paint store told me that this color could only be mixed in semi-gloss–hence the sheen in the photos. They have told me this the last two times I purchased this color, once for the sleeping alcove and another for the computer nook. So I guess I believe them, ha. But, ugh, it’s like a bad lacquer job. Poor man’s lacquered walls. Every imperfection and my lack of painting skills show.
Are you following the featured designers in the ORC? I have some favorites I am really excited about. That is some good stuff right there!
Next week I hope to show you the ceiling on which I will paint lots of black lines. Wish me luck!