20 April 2016

One Room Challenge 3 "Master" Bedroom






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I painted the room Ralph Lauren "rock", but
we left off before applying the speciality finish paint.




It did not go well.
We abandoned it on the first wall after painting about a third of the wall.
Our plaster walls are textured and the tool does not get into the crevices.
We then tried rolling it to fill in the holes, but I decided I didn't like the color.




It was a sparkling gold instead, and it didn't look like the same color that was on the sample.
The sample shows the original color and one that has a bit of shimmer.
This might have been better on a flat wall, but it does not say that on the product.
The color made me nauseous. I'm sure it is a nice color, but the lighting was all wrong, and the textured wall made it uneven.

Here is a photo. The left has the treatment, and the right wall is untreated.



Plan B:




It is non returnable. We repainted the walls in the Ralph Lauren putty color on the right, because I really like that color. Here's a peek.






Decluttering continues.
In my armoire, I found some clearance Ikea lace panels that I purchased last season for 5 dollars a pair. Though I originally intended to use them as table-clothes,
I might use them on my canopy bed.


Drapes
I also picked up new drapes from Z gallery. The ones that I selected will blend with the wall color.  But there was another glitch. I tried them on the side of the room that does not repainting. Of four panels: two were dirty, and one was two inches longer than the pair to the one that was perfect.  We had to return them. Z Gallerie was very nice. We did find one curtain to match the other, but during this process of calling three stores, we decided we only needed one pair. There is a window behind my bed. I remembered, that the last time I hung curtains, I noticed that when the curtain color blends into the wall color they look part of the bed or when the curtain looks part of the bed the window disappears behind the canopy bed.
TBC


Next up...
furniture painting....
ORC
Week 1
Week 2

And for photos of my garden here

33 comments:

  1. You have inspired me with your progress particularly because it sounds familiar and real.
    Sometimes paint color just doesn't work out.
    It's going to be lovely and I can't wait to hear more about your decluttering too.
    I hope you will share this today at Thoughts of Home on Thursday.
    Just stop by my blog to join in.
    Enjoyed visiting,
    Laura
    White Spray Paint

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    1. Thank you, Laura. I will do that. Have a wonderful day. xoxo Su

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  2. Hi dear friend ,, muchas veces me ha pasado que compró una pintura y no funciona ,,,,, ya nos mostrará su dormitorio terminado,,espero que tenga un buen día
    Cariños

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    1. So true, Angelica. Have a wonderful weekend. xoxo Su

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  3. I' m sorry for the colour. I 'm very curious to see your wonderful progress
    Hugs
    Alessandra

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    1. Thank you, Alessandra. I know. It was just one of those things. xoxo Su

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  4. Hello dear, hope your designing days run a lot smoother from here on in. Yes I too have found that problem with ordering curtain panels, they always seam to differ in length. I have taken to making mine these days or ordering lengths that puddle on the floor so a bit difference in length is never noticed when you puddle the curtains.
    As for a putty tone paint it too is a favorite tone I like working with, yet all my walls in this home is white, but I do create with a putty colour and I will control the tone by washing over the paint with a ragging effect of a much lighter or paler tone to even white to tone down the depth in the paint colour giving it a well worn aged in a faded feel to the wall.
    Liking the lace runner effect already for you canopy bed.

    Looking forward to your reveal.
    Calmer days ahead of you.

    Xx
    Dore

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    1. Thank you, Dore. I like your wall colors, and I do like the effect you have created on your pieces. I usually let the curtains puddle, like in the living room. Yet, I'm not sure why I did not think of that. xoxo Su

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  5. Paint colors are among the hardest things to predict, I think. I can see why you changed your mind about the walls. I like the color you ended up using. Good luck with the rest of your ORC!!

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    1. Thank you, Julie. It almost never looks like the chip or when I paint it on a canvas. xoxo Su

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  6. Su I respect your honesty and admire your creativity. We just ran into a glitch on our downstairs remodeling, truth is there are always glitches, especially with paints. Love putty and stone color's - actually my favorites. I think your idea to use the IKEA lace panels on your canopy bed sounds romantic and old world European. It will be dreamy.
    xoxo,
    Vera

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    1. Thank you, Vera. That's so true about paints and finishes. I hope so. xoxo Su

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  7. Oh, I have been there! Those paint chips don't always translate, do they? The first red in my kitchen was rust colored, the second, too rockabilly...like Goldilocks, it took me three times to get it just right. Glad it didn't take you that long!! :)

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    1. Thank you, Kim. Three times! I think red is a difficult paint to choose to, and it might be as difficult as a white in my opinion. xoxo Su

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  8. So sorry that you are having difficulties with your paint. I think we all have had problems with remodeling and painting our walls. Hang in there everything will work out. I think once you get the paint color settled everything will fall into place.
    Good luck on your project and have a restful weekend.

    Mary

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    1. Thank you so much, Mary. You have a wonderful weekend. xoxo Su

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  9. I am Always grateful for plan B and C and D .... Looking forward to seeing the finished room! Blessings, Cindy xo

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  10. Frustrating about the paint colour, but I like the one you resorted to, its really soothing. Good luck on your continued work, I can't wait to see how it all looks when done.

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    1. Thank you, Sarah. Funny how it doesn't always look like the sample. :) xoxo Su

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  11. your choice is pleasure to eyes ,great job dear

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  12. It's so agravating when the colour doesn't come up as we thought it would be, but you were right to change your mind or you would have been disappointed every time you entered the room.

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    1. Thank you, Magali. Isn't that how it goes! :) Have a wonderful week. xoox Su

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  13. I have textured plaster walls too... I feel your pain.
    And about choosing colors, well, I'm trying to get the nerve up to start painting the laundry/mud room green.
    I painted the bathroom a turquoise blue which is HUGE for me!
    I I usual struggle between "White" and "Ultra White". LOL!
    Good luck, but I know it will be Marvelous!
    xoxo

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    1. I love turquoise, Cindi. And I think choosing a white is harder too. Have a beautiful day. xoox Su

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  14. Sending hugs...I know this is a huge project for you.
    Carla

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  15. So sorry / what a pain in the arse about the color and it should be returnable if it didn't match the sample...a can't win situation and nothing to do but move on which you did :)

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  16. So sorry / what a pain in the arse about the color and it should be returnable if it didn't match the sample...a can't win situation and nothing to do but move on which you did :)

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  17. I was sorry to hear of the color disappointment, but you are making progress! And I'm looking forward to following the rest of the make-over, knowing that it will be a fabulous room.
    Amalia
    xo

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  18. How frustrating when you buy paint thinking it will look like one thing and comes out completely different. Argh...I love the putty color. You're style is my favorite! xo Jen

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    1. Thank you, so much Jen, you are so sweet. It seems that I have had several paint mishaps lately, but in the end, it all came out fine. xoxo Su

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