One Room Challenge: Week 2 - Congratulations, It's A Hardwood Floor!

Here we are, week 2.   I'm happy that there is progress, as in bye bye black carpet!  

 

 That's my willing victim...I mean husband, helping me tear up the carpet.

That's my willing victim...I mean husband, helping me tear up the carpet.

 Not the most flattering picture of our newly revealed hardwood floors, but, I'm beginning to get a little giddy at the prospect of the possibilities!

Not the most flattering picture of our newly revealed hardwood floors, but, I'm beginning to get a little giddy at the prospect of the possibilities!

After 3 hours of hard labor, we have hardwood floors!!   A little scratched, beaten and bruised, no fault of our own, it is now all ours.  I've assessed the situation...not too bad, and no time to refinish or desire to do so. 

So my options are to paint all or paint a little?   Below are ideas for the floor finish/style.

 

 Image via Pinterest

Image via Pinterest

 Image via Pinterest

Image via Pinterest

Go all in, or half way?  I'm still deciding and will reveal the outcome next week.  

     Next Decision:  Wall color and trim...

 

 And don't you say you don't see the difference in the white/off white colors!  Undertones, people...

And don't you say you don't see the difference in the white/off white colors!  Undertones, people...

I tried 4 white/off white colors in the space and monitored it in the light during the day they were from the top:

1)  Benjamin Moore-Decorator's White  OC-149

2)  Benjamin Moore-Chantilly Lace OC-65

3)  Benjamin Moore-Cloud Cover OC-25

4)  Benjamin Moore-Super White OC-152

I made my decision quickly and swiftly, I'm in love in with #3, Cloud Cover.  It's the right tone, day and night. The slight tan undertone keeps it warm and not stark.  I picked 2 blacks, both from Benjamin Moore, Black Beauty 2128-10 and Soot 2129-20.  I picked the Soot as it had some blue in it that made it more vibrant and paired nicely with Cloud Cover.  The wild card is the green, I have several to choose from....waiting on the pillow covers to determine the final call.  But, I'm really liking Seaweed from Benjamin Moore 2035-10.

 I'm feeling a little pumpkin vibe right now....the favored green is on the right next to the wall color and trim choice.

I'm feeling a little pumpkin vibe right now....the favored green is on the right next to the wall color and trim choice.

Lighting is up next, the space has no overhead lights and needs a creative solution that doesn't require hardwiring.  I found some pretty awesome arm wall sconces from Lampsplus .  As well as a cool industrial chic pendant and artwork lights. 

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Ok, so we are cooking!!  What's in store for next week?  Paint!!  I'm painting the walls, floors, ceiling, and anything that doesn't move (beware sleeping dog or husband).  

Be sure to check out the other participants and guest bloggers at One Room Challenge!

Until we meet again,

xoxo Jenn