Week 3 of the One Room Challenge, I can’t believe time is flying by my friends. I am having a fun time and a little nerve wracking all once since my wedding dinner party is coming up in two weeks. I know I;m crazy to even attempt to take on a challenge and plan our wedding. I hope that shows how passionate I am about interior design. But, lately, this whole blogging thing has me exhausted. I’m still trying to keep up and once the wedding passes I’ll get back to posting more during the week.
TILE or NOT to TILE?
As you know, I missed posting for week 2 (bummer) but I am back I will try to bring you up to speed on all that’s happened around here.
Okay, a good friend of mine is an artist/designer, and when we get together, it’s like magic. We seriously feed off each other immediately and know what the other is thinking. We don’t see each other as often as we like but our friendship will always remain tight. I asked Maritza if she would love to paint bricks on the wall where the sliding doors retract into, and she said: “of course.” I was super excited, and she came that following weekend and did half the wall (its a lot of work) stenciling and painting on the faux brick. Once she reached the halfway mark, we stepped back and thought “this is going to look fabulous.” After painting for a few hours, she called it a night and would return during the week.
The next day my wife and I took a trip to Home Depot to 0rder the flooring for The Diva Den. (this was during week 2, we knew the exact tile we wanted. I did my research and took all the measurements) And before I even get into the floor plan and size lets just say, the price tag was over $2k, yikes. I know it’s crazy, but we want the tile installed in a Herringbone Pattern, we want it to look fab and done right. After all, I don’t think this room will ever get another makeover, at least not while we are living in this home. LOL, paint maybe!.
Where was I, yes at Home Depot chatting and admiring the tile that I saw online (we placed four planks down to see if we like them), and there they were faux ceramic brick. I mean seriously that is what I wanted the entire time for this wall, but thought it’s going to be too expensive, and I would have to custom order blah blah blah. I immediately texted Maritza and asked for her opinion, and she said: “Girl, I think that will look gorgeous,” That was an easy decision; we purchase six boxes at $20.55 per box, 32 pieces. Okay, it’s a start, and there you have it, I’m in charge of tiling. :/
I think I just got myself into another DIY project.
Before: The mess and clutter came after. Before: The mess and clutter came after. I am glad this space in our home is finally cleared out.
The view from our bedroom.
We have three sets of sliders. They open into, what I call “pockets.”
We are tiling that portion of the wall with the faux brick.
Metal barstools, for wet bathing suits. That floor, I can’t wait for the new tile install.
My bedroom is to the right. We love our popcorn maker.
Making Progress: A lot of work, but I keep reminding myself it’s all worth the sweat and frustrations.
The ceiling is coming along, and I was happy my electrician had come before our not so close friend Hurricane Matthew decided to pass through during week 2 of ORC, but after all the hustle and bustle to board up our home, blogging was far from my mind. Thank God our we made it through and the hurricane and didn’t come our way directly. It could have been a disaster to many homes here in West Palm Beach FL. My electrician Charles (he’s the best) installed three pendant lights over the pool table and relocated our ceiling fan over the dining table. It’s looking gorgeous.
My electrician Charles (he’s the best) installed three pendant lights over the pool table and relocated our ceiling fan over the dining table. It’s looking gorgeous. I’m glad we decided to paint the ceiling Dark Gray and White for the walls.
Witching Hour by Benjamin Moore
I was instantly attracted to this gray color, and took a chance and painted the ceiling in the Diva Den.
I wanted to achieve the modern look, with a chic and edgy vibe.
I love my pendant lights; all three look fab together. I love the price, color, and style but the copper color inside does not give me the lighting effect I wanted to achieve.
I decided to change it up a bit and make it my own. More to come.
The ceiling is finally done (fast forward) and my electrician already installed the ceiling fan over the dining table.
Walls need another coat and trim needs detailing. You can’t tell from the pic, but the pendants are copper color inside.
We decided to purchase the Rustico Porcelain Faux Brick
Rustico Porcelain Brick by MS International $20.55 per case
Flooring; Montagna Portwood by Marazzi (we paid) $1.99 sq ft. Faux Wood Porcelain Floor Tile
The look we want.
Photo: Home Depot
At Home Depot, we did a test run, to see if we like it, and we love the look.
I love the look of our new ceiling fan. The modern look and city, chic vibe is happening here. Edison Bulb was a must.
Lindbeck, Hunter Ceiling Fan $219.00
I think it looks perfect in our Diva Den.
Be sure to follow along, so much more to come.
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