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I’M IN THE HOME STRETCH!

 

And OMG I have so much to do still for my Spring 2018 One Room Challenge ™ office makeover project!  So many decisions hinged on the wallpaper being here and I bow down to Murals Wallpaper for getting it to me so fast from the UK!  It literally is going in TOMORROW!  Oh Happy Day!  I can’t wait.  I’m so so excited!

Overall, this week was aaaalllll about painting with Sherwin Williams paint.  I got the room primed and mostly painted plus some other stuff. Take a look at this video:

 

PROGRESS UPDATE – Using Sherwin Williams new paint!

🎉 Walls are primed, and I'm about to get started painting with this new paint from Sherwin Williams! Watch this quick video for some tips on proper priming, my product of choice & ultimately….👉🏻 How to prep your walls for super dark paint!!👀 Also, get a sneak peek in to the color that I selected for the walls! Get the sneak peeks while you can because things are going on lock down until the reveal on May 10th! Mwahahahaaaaa 😈

Posted by Marilynn Taylor • The Taylored Home on Wednesday, May 2, 2018

TAKE A LOOK BEHIND THE SCENES OF MY MAKEOVER!

 

I LOVE, yes, {{ love spelled in all capitals}}, love this paint, and I’m not just saying that because it was sponsored.  This Sherwin Williams Emerald paint is so easy to work with and levels out so beautifully.  And a little really goes a long way!  My biggest challenge this week was in choosing paint colors.   BTW, if you are reading this in real time, Sherwin Williams is having a 30% off sale on their paints and stains until May 7, 2018!  Now is the time to grab your paint folks!

You may have seen the video last week where I began the process and then the wallpaper came in THE NEXT DAY!  So once I saw that in person, I started to second guess my color choices and thought I should maybe match the wall paint to the wallpaper and the make the teal on the doors a deeper shade of teal.  I moved forward with what I selected, but there is a possibility that everything will change!  I will know once the wallpaper goes up.  Stay tuned!

 

 

I taped up one of the wallpaper panels so that I could take a test run with the paint colors and the chair.  All together now…. “oooooooh,……ahhhhhhhh” 😍

 

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And here is a gratuitous photo of my hot hubs posing while I get the camera settings right, lol.

 

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NOTICE HOW I SAID I GOT SOME “OTHER STUFF” DONE TOO??

 

Whelp, lo and behold, after only about 3 years of my vintage brass sputnik light sitting around and waiting for a polish & lacquer makeover, I finally finished it and it’s up on my ceiling…wahoooo!!!  I’m sure this will be a whole other blog post at some point with the finer points of “how to”, but, this is what it looked like before I gave it a polish.  Brasso is the bomb, yo.  Makes it so easy to polish, but you gotta lacquer the bad boy right after if you want it to stay shiny and not patina like this one did.

 

 

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Here’s me balancing the light on a stack of paint rollers, 2 containers of nails & screws & a level.  Of course I’m fully rigged like a pro….right?  I mean, of course this is totally how the pros do it.  😂

 

 

dark & moody, office makeover, one room challenge, floral, mural, wallpaper, saturated, black walls, office, floral, sophisticated, Marilynn Taylor, Orange county, interior designer, consultant, Sherwin Williams, paint

 

 

Gotta test it….and there’s only one of me, soooo,…. I have to support it somehow, right?

 

 

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SUCCESS!!!

 

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This is what happens when you are using a remote and you try to time yourself jumping in the air……it’s my ghost leaping for joy!

 

 

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Look at Mr. Sputs now!  In all of it’s vintage sputnik glory, and I did it all mahself.  {Bonus}….it actually works too.  And I even used electrical tape.  {{I’m so fancy.}}  At least I know my house won’t burn down!

 

 

 

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT WEEK?

Honestly, I don’t even want to think about how much more I need to do, but tomorrow starts the sprint to the finish line.  Wallpaper goes up, then I will decide on final paint colors, if I’m sticking with what I have now or choose something else.

Once final paint is on the walls, the stencil goes up, then the window treatments.

After that is move in and accessorizing!!  I’m still on the hunt for the perfect office chair, but for now, my vintage Herman Miller will probably look pretty sweet in there.  We shall see!

Make sure you are following me in all the places {{psst, especially Instagram and facebook}} because that is the only place you will get the raw behind the scenes stuff {on instastories} and sneak peeks {insta and FB feeds}.

Once again, thank you to Linda from Calling it Home and House Beautiful for creating this challenge and be sure to check out the  featured designer’s and fellow guest participants for some fantastic inspiration, and you may just learn a thing or two for your own project!  I mean, that’s what we are all here for right?

 

SPONSORS

Sherwin Williams | The Stencil Library | Murals Wallpaper

 

DESIGNERS TO WATCH

Apartment 34 | Coco & Jack | Porch Day Dreamer | Amidst The Chaos

 

WHERE TO FOLLOW ME

  • Instagram is where I will be posting the in between photos & IG stories will have the behind the scenes.
  • Facebook is where you can interact with me, watch my videos & see my progress as well as be updated whenever a new blog post is up!
  • To get my blog posts straight to your inbox, sign up here and get my free DIY guide while you’re at it!

Keep your eye out for my progress report next Thursday!  Until then, wish me luck!  This is it folks!  The grand finale is next!

 

WEEK 1 | WEEK 2 | WEEK 3 | WEEK 4 | WEEK 6 THE REVEAL | SHOP THE ROOM (coming soon)

 

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P.S. If you are in the middle of your own project, and are stuck on a decision, or overwhelmed, let me help!  I’ve got a few slots open for my virtual consulting and all you have to do is CLICK HERE!

 

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