ONE ROOM CHALLENGE | WEEK FOUR: BLUSH PINK WALLS

If you’re visiting for the first time, welcome! Here are the links to catch up on Week OneWeek Two and Week Three.

This week, rather like last week, feels like not an awful lot has been accomplished. I have repainted the door into the living room, tackled a little re-upholstery project (in a totally amateur way!) and built a piece of furniture I’m actually super excited about – but looking at the room nothing seems any different. Last week I talked about my frustrations in feeling like a lot of the work needed to wait until the plasterer could come (bring on May 2nd!) and how much of that work could I actually accomplish in a little over a week once the plastering was done.

I decided that this week I was going to pick up a couple of paint samples and finalise my choice of wall colour, after deciding I should just bite the bullet and paint the walls and hope they didn’t get too marked or bashed up when the ceiling was being skimmed or the coving installed. That turned out not to be as simple as I thought. My living room is the trickiest room in the house for lighting. The half of the room near the window is light and bright pretty much all day while the areas near the bookcase wall are somewhat…cave like? It’s dramatically darker at that side of the room and the light never really reaches those spots. I picked up two sample pots – but I’m not sure either of them really work throughout the entirety of the room so it’s back to the drawing board. I’m going to be on a mission tomorrow to pick up a tester pot of each of the colours below to see if any of them would be suitable. Blush Pink Paint Options

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ONE ROOM CHALLENGE | WEEK THREE: PLASTERING PROBLEMS

If you’re visiting for the first time, welcome! Here are the links to catch up on Week One and Week Two.

This is one of those weeks where you feel like zero progress has been made. In reality, I know that I have done some things that will help towards getting a finished room by the 11th May (hopefully…still keeping my fingers crossed on that one!) but, truthfully, the room looks pretty much exactly the same as it did last week and that feels a little… deflating?

When we left off last week I’d completed the bookcase wall – which I adore – and had an electrician round changing the ceiling lighting from two oddly placed fixtures to one centered on the fireplace (also adding in some plug sockets on a wall that had none). I’m completely smitten with the light fitting I picked for the living room…Living Room Ceiling Lighting from Made.com

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ONE ROOM CHALLENGE | WEEK TWO: IKEA HACK-ING THE BOOKCASE WALL

It’s #OneRoomChallenge time! If you’re visiting for the first time then welcome! Here’s the link to catch up on Week One.

Bookcase wall. Done. 
bookcase wall before and progress

Although definitely not properly organised or remotely styled in any way yet! Apologies in advance for the terrifyingly poor quality of the pictures in the post but pretty much all of this work has been done at night, plus at super speed so I only really had chance to grab some quick snaps on my phone… #bloggerproblems. 

I’d gathered a lot of bookcase wall inspiration before starting out on this project and I knew that I wanted a full wall of bookcases that went from floor to ceiling. I considered having something bespoke made from scratch by a carpenter but quickly scrapped that idea, as even without getting any quotes I knew it would be wildly out of budget. Continue reading “ONE ROOM CHALLENGE | WEEK TWO: IKEA HACK-ING THE BOOKCASE WALL”

ONE ROOM CHALLENGE | WEEK ONE: THE LIVING ROOM BEFORES AND MOOD BOARD

This time last year I participated in the One Room Challenge for the first time, redesigning and decorating my dining room which, to my eternal shame, STILL remains the only room in my house that has been fully completed. Procrastination and I truly are the best of friends! So, this year I’m back to try and get my living room finished.

When we viewed the house the living room looked like this…living room before Continue reading “ONE ROOM CHALLENGE | WEEK ONE: THE LIVING ROOM BEFORES AND MOOD BOARD”