It’s been a productive week for my One Room Challenge! I painted the room, and we couldn’t be happier with it!
It’s Jet Black by Benjamin Moore, and it’s what moody dreams are made of! I’m so glad I made the decision to take the black paint from floor to ceiling. Meaning, I painted the baseboards and crown molding as well. I didn’t do that in here prior to this, and I think it really brings the eye all the way up and makes the room appear taller. Which I think is helpful when painting it such a dark color. Here’s the “before” where it was still white…
Frogtape® was a huge help with this! I don’t do a painting project without it! It never fails to leave crisp lines when it’s time to pull it off. It has a patended paintblock® technology that prevents the paint from seeping underneath. If you’re new here, you can see the reveal of my FrogTape® Paintover Challenge I won in 2018, by clicking HERE, and the YouTube video of my interview HERE.
My biggest tip for peeling off painter’s tape is to do it at a 45 degree angle and also do it while it’s still slightly wet. Makes the world of difference!
We just love the overall feeling of the room now. It’s rich and sophisticated and classic and moody. Certainly makes us want to come in here with a good book! Which is a good thing, because the new chairs arrived!
Aren’t they beautiful? I’m so happy with the color! Always a gamble to order online, but in person they really are a fabulous rust hue. And I love the brass legs!
So, the next step for me has been narrowing down rug options. I’ve struggled with this! I want to bring out the color of the chairs, but I don’t necessarily want too much of it in the rug, because then it becomes “the orange room.” I wanted something vintage inspired. Something that partially reminds me of my dad’s prayer rugs and partially reminds me of all the live shows I’ve been to – where my favorite musicians are always playing their guitars while standing on beautiful Persian rugs. You know what I’m talking about, right? 🙂 Sadly, the real deals are very expensive. So far, this is the rug I’ve settled on….
It’s on the way and I’ll be sure to show it in place, next week. I loved how warm it is. The gold color really drew me in with just a hint of rust mixed in. I wish the darker areas were black instead of navy, but I’m hoping once it’s in the room, it may read black? We shall see.
The main thing I struggled with was trying to figure out which size to order! Unfortunately, the sizes offered were just odd. An 8 x 10 would be perfect, but it was either 6 ft 7 in x 9 ft 4 in, or 7 ft 10 in x 11 ft 2 in. I needed more width than length. I mapped it out on the floor with my Frogtape® (funny how much it comes in handy for!) and realized that the smaller size just didn’t go under the furniture enough and that was going to drive me crazy. Lol. I know it may have seemed obvious from the get-go to order the bigger one, but I actually didn’t like the extra foot in the length. I was hoping the rug wouldn’t go under the cabinets going on the far wall, but so be it.
Here’s another one I considered. So inexpensive! …
What do you think? I love how it would tie in with the walls, but would it be too much orange? Here’s the mood board showing both…
I also totally got ahead of myself and ordered some goodies for accessorizing the room:) Couldn’t help myself- it’s my favorite part! But I won’t share those just yet. Stay tuned, friends! I gotta spread this content out! Lol. I’m simultaneously working on my master closet makeover. The new closet system arrived and it’s time to start putting it together. I shared the plans for that earlier this week. Busy, busy! And thank goodness, really. Staying busy is the only thing keeping me sane during this quarantine! If you’re new here, click HERE to read all about what I’m loving and what I’m missing while at home these days:)
Shop the room…
Stay tuned for next week! I’ve got tools on the way to start working on the arch trim going over the sofa. The walls could use one more coat of paint, but I figured I’d wait for the trim to go up before making it perfect;) We”ll also see what the rug looks like in here, and fingers crossed, the cabinets from Universal Furniture may arrive!
*This post was generously sponsored by Frogtape®. And Benjamin Moore provided the paint. All opinions are my own.