We are calling our bonus room done! At least for the foreseeable future!
Thanks for helping us choose a paint color! We actually thought we’d go with the poll winner, Seaworthy, until I went to Sherwin Williams to actually purchase the paint. And then looking at the swatches in person I realized it was much more blue than we wanted. So I called an audible and chose Country Squire without Josh even seeing it. There was no way I was waiting until he had time to go with me, when I had already hauled the toddler to the store! I was determined to go home with some paint! Luckily, it worked out. We love it!
What do you think? Does it work better than the coral?? Yes. The answer is yes.
We also found these sconces and I thought they’d add a fun element to the wall. And we really wanted some lighting options apart from the ceiling can lights, so they have fulfilled that purpose! Having different levels of light and multiple options always makes a room feel more cozy.
I love the accordion feature! So fun that they move and can be angled in any direction to meet your every lighting need.
Ember’s favorite part is the switch on the cord – that she can reach. Every night she runs in and jumps up on the couch to turn on the lights 🙂
If we go back to this room before we painted at all, you’ll see the art we had on that left wall. I love it, Josh bought it for me when we were dating and it worked great in my old house. But in this room it was too much brown. So I wanted to find something to replace it with, for a lighter, brighter option. Toning down the brown in this room was my number one priority!
I mean, really. The curtains were brown. The couch. The carpet. The art. Bleh!
Well…the thing was, it was the perfect size. And replacing something that large was going to be expensive. So, I decided to at least attempt reusing the picture to make some new art. I used a couple coats of spray primer to cover up the original art and then painted the background with our home’s trim paint color. (Sherwin Williams, Shoji White) Then it was just a matter of working up the courage to try my hand at some abstract art. I used the Country Squire paint and just started moving the brush over the canvas. Literally. It was so spontaneous and quick.
After a couple of coats I was left with this.
For a free option, it turned out pretty well. There are definitely days that I second guess my choice, but for me, that is completely normal with anything I create. No matter how great it looks. Because I made it, there is always something that bothers me about it. With this piece I love the fluidity of it and the brushstrokes. And of course that its the exact color of the wall. You can’t beat custom!
Ember’s got her little easel set up in the corner. It’s a strange miracle (and kind of even sad) that the board was blank when I took these pictures.
We picked out this media cabinet and we love that the cabinets are big enough to contain Ember’s toys. It’s so nice that they’re easy for her to access but out of sight also. And they’re even soft close! Nicely done, Target.
The one thing I’d still like to find is some pillows. For the next 20 days these Christmas ones work okay, but I’d love to find some for the rest of the year! Anyone have any favorite places to shop for pillows?
Thanks for following along during our little room update!
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