ORC WEEK 4: Choosing Paint
Hey there! I can't believe that it is already Week 4 of the One Room Challenge and over here I am starting to really feel the crunch. I hope that you can help me make a few quick decisions!
For those of you just tuning in, here is a recap of what's happened over the past few weeks.
Week 1: I came across the challenge while searching for boy's room inspiration and working on my Children's Bedrooms board for my son.
Week 2: I decided to join in as a guest participant, to share ideas, along with posting updates every Thursday. I began with sharing Boys Room Inspiration boards.
Week 3: I shared Boy's Room Product boards, product links in and took the plunge with ordering some of the things, crossing my fingers that everything I ordered would arrive by Week 5 of the challenge!
Starting out 1 week behind, did not work in my favor, so now I have to really focus on how to make the biggest impact on the space, in a hurry! Fast forward to today, Week 4: walls: framing photography and choosing paint.
One way, I wanted to decorate the room was with the use of large scale art photography, paint color, and lighting. Those simple updates that can absolutely transform a space.
Our first piece of fine art photography arrived last week, printed by the amazing Swedish company, Photowall that offers free worldwide delivery. They do photographic prints on canvas as well as wall murals. I dream of having a wall mural of my own design printed by them someday. The photo print arrived on a roll, ready to be stretched onto the canvas. You may remember this magical wildlife photo from the Product Board post. It features Icelandic ponies. I love the lighting and the colors in this photo and can't wait to see them in the room.
This ORC post is made possible in part by Photowall~see links below!
It took me about 20 minutes to assemble the canvas frame, wrap and affix the artwork onto the stretcher bars. Once it's in place, the photo looks crisp, while the canvas looks painterly.
Ta-da! We love this print so much. We are also going to have additional photography in the room. I am having the prints made as we speak, while looking out for the perfect light wood frame or rustic frames for those photographs.
Meanwhile, I am pretending to have an actual project list and hoping that it all comes together in part this weekend, when we paint the walls (exciting!) and put together the bed (not exciting!).
For the walls, I had been thinking white or gray or green? Then, I heard from many of you, who also said gray or green. I narrowed it down to these 4 colors, clockwise from top-left:
Which color do you like the best in combination with the photography and door trim, and white shelving?
I hate to ask you to even consider this door trim, but we haven't decided if we should paint it yet, even though we hate it. We can be lazy. Thoughts?
Did I mention that the bed arrived? I hope to wrap up painting the walls and major furniture assembly this weekend, so that we can move onto lighting and bedding! It is getting exciting watching it all come together!
Icelandic Ponies by James McGill
Alaska by Amelia Tabullo
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