Ready for some sneak peeks of what is coming into my One Room Challenge? Wait, do you know the One Room Challenge is?
Do you know what Project Shut The Front Door is? Stop right now and go back to Week One! I’ll wait…
Okay, all caught up? NOW are you ready for some sneak peeks? I don’t know if I’m even ready yet. Week Three wasn’t as full of momentum as I was hoping for, but I am happy with some of the progress. Pray Week Four is at full speed. Pray some more. Thanks.
You saw in Week Two that we closed up the hole in the wall and you got to see the wallpaper options. I asked people to guess which one I chose. Here’s the verdict:
My apologies, no split screen video this week. Did you like that experiment? Should I make another one?
Also, sorry (not sorry), the one I chose was NOT the crowd favorite, and that is 100% fine by me. You want to know why? Because I’m not into doing what
the crowd wanted (remember what I said about the shiplap were it doesn’t belong?) I’m into doing what the crowd didn’t even know they wanted! The blue one got the most likes, and I do LOVE it. In the end, I chose the pewter one. The idea of keeping the permanent parts of the room (like the walls) a little more neutral allows it to work with the other rooms that branch off from it. It will allow the homeowner to change out things in the room on a whim, or will work with any new changes to the adjoining rooms. It is a little richer in tone, has a lot of depth and texture, but doesn’t overpower.
I could not wait to see it on the walls. Neither could these two.
ON TO THE SNEAK PEEKS
Just kidding. Before I show you a couple sneak peeks of what else is coming, let’s talk about the progress we’ve made. There is a little bit happening.
OMG that boobie light in that last picture. LOL. I can’t wait until that is officially gone.
If you look closely, you’ll see the ceiling is not white. Why are people still freaking out over this? Please let me help you let go of your fears.
I actually chose a color I’ve used before. Go ahead and have a look see. BTW what is up with that term, “look see”? Someone please explain that to me.
It’s the same color, but let me tell you, it’s going to look completely unique in this house.
This is why people should stop asking friends, family, and strangers on the internet what color they used and hire a professional to select colors that work perfectly for their own home. (I know someone.)
SPEAKING OF THOSE LIGHTS
I am replacing the light by the stairs with something different. Here are some of the ideas I had, so this counts as one of the sneak peeks, right? Which one do you think I picked?
You will have to wait until next week to see which one I chose. I will give you a hint, while it is one of the above, the color is not the same as the image shown.
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So which one do you think it is? Let me know in the comments! There is also a fun light coming into the main part of the room, but that will also have to wait until I can’t wait anymore. Trust me, this hurts me more than it hurts you. It arrived on Saturday, and I am giddy.
STEP ON IT
What I can show you are some ideas I had for the floor. I wanted something with a pattern. It IS in the foyer after all, a high traffic area. A pattern will help hide the unavoidable dirt that will come through here.
Instead of putting the color on the walls, I decided to put it on the floor. I selected something with a lot of variation.
Since there are two adults, two kids (with a lot of visiting friends) and two dogs, I figured I should just get two rugs! Yeah, BOTH of these are in the plan of this room.
I know, crazy, right? Not really. But you’ll have to wait to see how it all pans out. As I have said somewhere, oh yeah, on Insta, I am not really reinventing the wheel, but it’s like I’m just adding some shiny new rims. Or giving it a tune-up. Or… hold on while I think of another car analogy… nah, forget it. You get the idea.
Ok, I am going to give you another nugget, since I posted this on Instagram earlier today. First, if you scroll back up, you’ll see that the railings and door were gray. Well, in Week One they were stained wood! Now here’s a glimpse of the “new”.
I can’t give you too many sneak peeks because I’m also trying to surprise the homeowner and don’t want to give it all away. Now that the wallpaper is up and the lighting is going up by the end of the week, I can think about starting to bring in the furniture. After that, we are heading into the home stretch with hanging art and layering in the accessories. That sounds so EASY, right? (Eyes are rolling over here.) I’ve started gathering some things that I might use, and my dining room table is covered end to end!
I may try to address few extra things on the outside of #projectshutthefrontdoor, like the dining room side of the wonky window wall and adding a new chandelier in there. If you follow me on Instagram, you might get a few extra sneak peeks before Week Four’s official post. You should also check out the amazing progress of all the other One Room Challenge Participants. Those 20 Featured Designers are doing some amazing things. So are the Guest Participants, two of which will be chosen by Better Homes and Gardens to be one of the 20 Featured Participants. With hundreds to chose from, I wonder how (and who) they select just two!