We’ve made it to the halfway point of the One Room Challenge, but in reality we are at about the 75% point of the project knowing we’ve got to shoot, style, and blog about this space to showcase its beauty to you. We made some major progress this week. Let’s recap here what happened and what we’ve still got to do!
Last week we covered flooring! I could not be more thrilled with how this came together. This really makes our basement feel like a continuation of our home. You can learn all about how we selected and installed our LVP flooring here!
This might be my favorite part of any job we do. I think because once drywall is up and done the space feels real! That and drywall is such a long, boring (in my opinion) process. But the pay off and art of the job is so worth the wait! In our basement we decided to drywall and frame in EVERYTHING! We wanted to truly create a space that felt like a continuation of the rest of our home. Yes, that meant we needed to create all kinds of soffits for our 1950s HVAC, as well as run all new electrical and plumbing into the floor joists to gain an extra 8 inches of headroom! At first I wasn’t so sure how this was going to look once we started to paint it. But you guys….it’s amazing!!!
When paint is on the walls and ceiling the space goes from an open space to a room. Yes, that’s a thing…I love how color, even white, makes such an impact. In our basement I am working with 2 paint colors so far. Most of the walls and ceilings are Chantilly Lace by Benjamin Moore while the two back walls in the living area are Iron Ore by Sherwin William. I wanted to create a more cozy vibe in the living room and the dark walls do just that. They help bring depth to the room while making the space warm and inviting. Trim color will be Iron Ore on the Iron Ore walls and Chantilly Lace on Chantilly Lace walls. But the fireplace wall is a whole other layer. Let’s get into that now!
Just kidding, I realized I needed to chat with you about the fact that we installed our televisions before we plastered. Any guesses why? Don’t worry, I’ll fill you in. Michael knew thatif we didn’t install the televisions before using a textured plaster we would never get our televisions to lay flat against the walls. Man is that guy smart…but he is a Builder, so I’m not surprised. You can also learn how to hang your tv flat here!
We are working with a new product to us, Limewash Plaster! While we’ve seen this all over the internet world our team has never worked with the product before. This is a whole new learning process for us. Our team has started to plaster the fireplace walls as well as the back wall in the laundry room. The fireplace wall is going to be Wabi by Color Atelier Paint & Plaster and the Laundry Room wall will be Pamplemousse by Color Atelier Paint & Plaster. More on this progress next week. I’ll work on the guys to see if they can give you a tutorial on what they’ve learned!
Just a few things…it’s fine you guys. Everythings fine. We’ve got this! Make sure to keep following along with us over on IG as we tackle this project and 3 other client projects all at the same time! Oh and don’t forget to check out all the other amazing guests participating in this fall’s ORC!
Till next week!