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!
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.
Go all in, or half way? I'm still deciding and will reveal the outcome next week.
Next Decision: Wall color and trim...
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.
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.
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,