One Room Challenge Week #4 – Painted Trim Farrow & Ball’s Lichen
You guys!! After last week’s One Room Challenge office update went live several of you let me know I had the bench legs on wrong! Thank you! One sweet reader, Beth, emailed me privately so as not to embarrass me! Isn’t that nice?! But, it’s okay! I remember thinking when I put the legs on, ‘this looks funky, I need to check to see how they go’, but then forgot! Oh well, easy fix, another turn and the legs are all good!
And we have the pillow covers from Arianna Belle just waiting on their 20×20 down-filled inserts to give these babies a place to call home! They are gonna look so good once the lucite and gold drapery rod goes up and the new drapes are installed.
Since last week, my friend Ruben and his assistant came and painted all the trim in the room the most gorgeous shade of olive green, Farrow & Ball’s ‘Lichen’. I’ve never used Farrow & Ball paint before, but have admired it for years in other people’s homes. They are known for their high quality and luxe colors. We almost went with one of their new colors, Yeabridge Green, but ultimately decided on Lichen. It seemed softer and a better fit with the colors in the rug, art, and accessories in the office plan.
Since they were only painting the trim, including the baseboards, crown moldings, door and window trim, it didn’t take these professionals long. Please email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you want to get in touch with Ruben for a paint project in your house (in the Houston area). He also painted our nursery (walls, ceiling, and built-in cabinet) and I highly recommend him and his team.
We used a high gloss paint finish so that the trim would really pop and give that glamorous sheen. It’s so super shiny that even after it completely dried it still looks wet! It’s so, so pretty in person!!
I’m glad we chose this color, it’s so soothing in the room and really compliments the rug.
Having the trim painted that shade of green really pops against the crisp, white walls.
And now that all the trim is painted and I love it so very much, I’m wondering if we should’ve went ahead and painted the doors too. There are three doors in this room (closet, hallway, bathroom). Might have to make that call at the last minute once everything else is in place.
Not only is the chair super cute with the white weave back and gold frame, it’s on the petite side so it fits me better than my old chair. I also love the functionality of the swivel.
Funny story about assembling this chair: I’ve been intentionally seeking out ways to spend time with our 6-year old son now that we have a new baby at home. Not only do I not want him to feel left out, I was truly missing spending as much one-on-one time with him as I used to. With that in mind, when this chair arrived in the box, I knew assembling it together was a perfect mother-son project for us to do together. But he came up with the idea, “let’s pretend we’re Chip & Jo and I’ll be Chip and you be Jo and you tell me what to do because the woman always tells the man what to do!” Ha! Then, as we worked on it, he’d say, “please hand me the wrench, Jo” and I’d tell him, “great job, Chip!” Now, this chair will always be a reminder of that fun bonding time with James. Not to mention, he really did use his young skills to help assemble this chair!
Receive pillow for desk chair
Receive and install decorative wall objects
Source desk lamp (other option didn’t work out)
Receive/install small chest
Cross fingers that chairs for table arrive in time
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