Thursday, April 21, 2016

It's The Thought That Counts (One Room Challenge Post 3.0)

I've never been sure about that statement.
"It's the thought that counts."
Think about it.

I can honestly say I have thought about the ORC this week.
A lot, in fact!
But tangible progress??
Not so much :)
Painting things black has begun.
What, you ask, since the walls were already black??

Well, I decided if this was going to be a black library, then black it is!
( Using the best trick of all to get a crisp edge where black meets white in the door trim. Paint your taped edge with the base color - in this case white and then come back with black. Works every time! It's the way you get perfect painted stripes on walls, too.)

I have begun painting all of the glossy white trim and the walls below the chair rail that were white are now black.
 Glossy, glossy black.

( Yes, painting switch plates and dimmer knob soon. Don't worry!)

People talk about having walls lacquered.
 These are not truly lacquered in the true sense of the laborious process (many sprayed coats) but they are shiny.

 This is my personal opinion but.... It's fabulous!

I have used Sherwin Williams Exterior Gloss in Tricorn Black.
You can grab it straight off the shelf - nothing fancy and as I stated in my earlier ORC posts
I painted the walls with this over 10 years ago and they are still going strong! 

The bamboo mirror is getting a coat of paint right now as well. 
It's going to be gold.

I can't wait. I don't feel like the silver does this mirror justice!

And that's all folks!! :)
( For me anyway!! 
Check out the rest of the fantastic makeovers at 
Calling It Home blog )


  1. Replies
    1. Thank you Mila!! We are loving the black, too!! Whew!

  2. Love Tricorn black, too! The grab and go part is the best. Love how shiny the room is looking and can't wait to see the mirror with its gold paint!

    1. It is the best black!! Thank you! Finished the mirror last night and it's gorgeous in gold!! Maybe a sneak peek on IG today!

  3. The room is going to be dramatic and gorgeous!

    1. Thank you, I hope so. I want us to want to sit in there and read!!

  4. Ooooh, the black! So beautiful, and that mirror will look perfect in gold!

    1. Thank you! And that mirror is going up in about 15 minutes!! Can't wait!

  5. That's a lot of painting but it's gonna look fab!!!

    1. Thank you Sherry! It's soooo the opposite of my normal beloved white walls!!

  6. Oh my God this is going to amazing. Those walls!!! Go bold or go home! Cannot wait to see--we are almost there!!!