I can’t believe we’re already heading into week 4 for the One Room Challenge! The time is flying by! If you recall during week 2, I started off strong with lots of progress. The last couple weeks have not had as much progress…mainly because I’ve been so distracted with Flip 7 but also because of DIY hurdles. But now the DIY hurdles are over & Flip 7 is mostly finished (post coming soon!), so it’s time to knock out the last few projects for the One Room Challenge!
The sunroom at Flip 5 had really been neglected, but it had good bones. One of the things I wanted to change was to warm up the space. There was so much white in this room, and I knew that I needed some warmer colors to tone it down. My initial thought was that those warm colors would come in the form of wood stained ceilings, but you may remember that was a fail. So rather than that plan, I opted to paint the ceiling a warm charcoal gray. I think some people thought I had lost my mind when I told them I was painting a ceiling black!
Benjamin Moore’s Wrought Iron (in eggshell) was the perfect choice. With all of the white walls and white tile, it really balanced the room, and even draws your eye to the original shiplap ceiling!
It’s one of the boldest design things I’ve done, but I don’t regret it. I love when a ceiling is an accent and not just painted flat white. It’s a way to add character to a room. I typically despise painting ceilings myself, but I knocked this room out in less than an hour with a couple coats of paint.
My next project I tackled this week was creating a DIY light fixture. The white ceiling fan that’s in the sunroom now is so dated and ugly, and I wanted something more modern– and unique! I picked up a $20 metal basket at Target and a $15 light kit at Lowe’s, and I headed to Uncle Nuny’s workshop. He created a hole in the bottom of the basket to fit the light kit. All that is left on this little DIY project is to spray paint the light kit part black to match the basket. This was such an affordable alternative to some of the other birdcage and basket lights I was scoping out!
I had hoped to have the bead-board up by this week, but time just got away from me. I did, however, discover that I don’t think I’m going to use bead-board. While on a lumber run at Home Depot for Flip 7, I found these precut paneling pieces that have moulding accents. Since there is so much shiplap in this room, I decided to break up all of the lines (on the ceiling, on the floor, on the wall) and use this moulding paneling instead. The best part is that it’s already precut to the exact size I need, so all I have to do is nail it to the wall! For now, at least, I think I’ll just paint the panels white.
All along my plan has been to use decor accents to make the room feel cozy & warm. I knew I wanted a natural fiber looking rug, but one that was durable. Yesterday was Way Day at Wayfair, and I snagged the most perfect rug for a little over $100 and free shipping!
So I didn’t get as much accomplished this week as I hoped, but I have big plans for the last two weeks. Once I get the panels painted and installed and swap out the light fixture, I’ll be on the home stretch and will just have staging left! I’m so excited for this room to come together! This project was sponsored by Jeffrey Court, and they supplied the amazing floor tile that has been a huge hit!
What’s Happening In The Next Week [Hopefully]?
*Hang the new light fixture
*Stain window ledges
*Possibly paint windows
*Assemble all 6024 pieces of the patio furniture
*Create a DIY plant hanger
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